search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
SUMMER 2020


4 Park Hoppin’ The latest from Paul Ruben


5 Big Question


6-20 Park News Your monthly round-up


22 News Highlight Park World Excellence Awards


24-25 Ride Profile Orion


26-28 Cover Story Lagotronics Projects


30-40 Special Feature Dark Rides


46-47 Ride Profile Mystic River Falls


48-49 Guest Article Bill Coan, CEO and president, ITEC Enteratinment


50-53 Asia Pacific Warner Bros World, Tokyo and Universal CityWalk Beijing


54 New Products Your monthly round-up


52 New Products 58 Web Guide Online Resources


P46 P30


P24


Park Word


in association


in association with


Welcome to the latest issue of Park World. While the industry is still recov- ering from the effects of Covid-19, we have been inundated with stories of parks adjusting to a whole host of dif- ferent changes, opening the rides they had planned safely and effectively while


continuing to offer guests a range of nail biting and immersive experience.


On the front cover this month is Kunibert’s


Abenteuer at Germany’s Wild & Freizeitpark Klotten. Created by Lagotronics Projects, on pages 26-29 I speak to CEO Mark Bauer about what makes this dark ride experience so exciting and get the lowdown on what’s up next from the company. In this month’s Special Feature, we continue our


focus on dark rides from pages 29 – 40, looking at rides that have just opened and others that are still under construction, with additional comments on trends and the future of dark rides from leading players in the industry. It’s great to see new parks opening too. Roma


World, located next to Cinecittà World, Rome’s #1 theme park has just opened its doors and while not an amusement park in the traditional sense of the word, it offers guests the chance to live, eat and sleep like a Roman for a day. I speak to CEO Stefano Cigarini to find out why it is proud to be offering a different kind of experi- ence on pages 34-45. Also, Bill Coan, CEO and president, ITEC


Entertainment looks at how parks can re-open - and stay open – in these difficult times


(pp48-49), while


in our Asia-Pacific section, we report on some excit- ing developments in Tokyo and Beijing (pp53-54). All this and more inside……


Enjoy the issue Becci


PS: The deadline for the Park World Excellence Awards is Wednesday 30 September. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your park or project considered – visit www.parkworldexcel- lenceawards.com today to apply.


P22 Editor: Becci Knowles Contibutors: Bryony Andrews, Bill Coan


North American Editor: Paul Ruben (+1 585 381 1012) parkw@rochester.rr.com


SUMMER PART 2 2020


Sales Manager: Mark Burgess (+44 1622 699124) mburgess@datateam.co.uk


Sales & Events Manager: Julian Davies (+44 1622 699106) jdavies@datateam.co.uk


Publishing Director:


‘A (K)night at the Castle’


Lagotronics Projects presents new interactive dark ride! Page 26


Dark Rides Roma World


Orion + more


Paul Ryder pryder@datateam.co.uk


Managing Director: Parvez Kayani pkayani@datateam.co.uk


Publication Secretary: Tracey Ballard (+44 1622 699109) parkworld@datateam.co.uk


THIS MONTH’S COVER SHOT:


Germany’s Wild & Freizeitpark Klotten is home to an exciting new dark ride, Kunibert’s Aben- teuer. Created by Lagotronics Projects, only the bravest adventurers dare enter the castle of knight Kunibert and his ancestors. Park World editor, Becci Knowles has the story on pages 26-29.


SUMMER 2020 • ISSN 1462-4796


© Copyright 2020. All materials in this publication remain the copyright of Datateam Business Media Ltd and no part of it may be reproduced without the written permission of the proprietors. A request to insert an advertisement is deemed to be an acceptance of Datateam Business Media Ltd’s conditions of trading, copies of which are available on request.


Annual subscription (11 issues): UK £67, overseas £161 +44 1825 765 250 datateam@c-cms.com


Head Office: Datateam Business Media Ltd London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY, UK Tel: +44 1622 687031


Member of:


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60