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PW-MAR20-16-News.qxp_News 30/03/2020 17:09 Page 16


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Movie Park Germany plans more adventures


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parents and children can make their rounds over Adventure Bay with the new PAWPatrol attraction ‘Skye’s High-Flyer’ During the course of the year, the suspended looping coaster ‘MPXpress’ will be re- themed and turned into ‘Lucky Luke – The Ride: The Daltons Break Out’. In addition,Movie Park Germany will create a new interactive laser walkthrough under the tribune of Studio 7. Germany’s largest movie and amusement park is also continuing its quality strategy and investing extensively in infrastructure and new catering facilities. Hollywood in Germany will also return. “The response to the new PAWPatrol area has


onstruction workers spent the holidays unboxing one of the final touches of LEGOLAND New York Resort as it nears completion for this year’s grand opening. Preparing to welcome families later this year, the iconic entrance archway has officially been installed, solidifying LEGOLAND New York’s presence as the first major theme park to grace the Northeast in over four decades after a postponed 2020 grand opening due to the pandemic.


ovie Park Germany has invested heavily in 2020, with new attractions and enhancements to the park. This spring,


As the first major theme park to grace the Northeast in over four decades, LEGOLAND New


been very positive so far.We were able to attract numerous families with children last year and thus addressed our target group perfectly. Due to the continuing demand for PAWPatrol, we have decided to expand the area with another attraction this year,” said managing director, Thorsten Backhaus. ‘Skye’s High Flyer’, will take parents and children can go on an exciting flight mission in Adventure Bay.With this,Movie Park Germany offers a total of three family attractions revolving around the successful children’s TV series PAW Patrol. In order to grant fans faster access to the PAW Patrol attractions, a new Speedy Pass will also be available. A special Nickpass will be available for visitors up to 14 years of age and include the three PAWPatrol attractions as well as numerous other attractions located at Nickland.


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LEGOLAND NY prepares to welcome guests in 2021 with entrance installation


York is located just outside NYC in New York’s Hudson Valley. A multi-day destination for families with children ages two through 12, the theme park features 7 different themed lands and over 50 rides, shows and attractions. The new theme park will also offer never-before-seen rides and experiences, including the global debut of the LEGO Factory Adventure Ride. Construction is also underway for the LEGOLAND Hotel, the first and only LEGO themed hotel in the Northeast, making LEGOLAND New York Resort the area’s most family-friendly getaway destination.


Another strong license The OldWest area of the park will also be significantly reinforced by a notable character. The man who shoots faster than his shadow is setting up his new home in Germany’s largest movie and amusement park! “With ‘Lucky Luke – The Ride: The Daltons Break Out’ we have won a strong family license and will redesign the ‘MPXpress’ with a new storyline around the famous comic and movie character Lucky Luke and give it a fresh coat of paint,” said marketing directorManuel


finally free the city and the saloon of St. Elmo from its evil powers after 140 years, and get to the bottom of the mysterious history of the place. The attraction will be housed in the former premises of ‘TheWalking Dead Breakout’ and is slated to open later this year. Movie ParkGermany is also rolling out numerous


innovations as part of its long-term quality strategy. This year, the park is investing in the park’s internal infrastructure in order to further expand its family friendliness. The toilet facilities will be renovated and thematically redesigned in the course of the year. To ensure that families can find a suitable place to take a break, more seating facilities will be available in the park. Furthermore, to offer more protection from the sun on hot days, some queuing areas will be shaded. The top priority will be theNickland area. Numerous facades will also be given a new colour scheme to lend the park a “fresh shine”.


Creative Works announces call for speakers for


Amusement 360 Events


Prossotowicz. “With this, we can not only bring our Western section further together, but at the same time add an extremely popular character who is known across all generations throughout Europe.” Movie Park Germany is also aiming for the opening


of its new interactive laser walkthrough in Studio 7, a new attraction created for a broad target group. In a


total of six different scenes, the guests, equipped with laser weapons, slip into the role of ghost hunters to


Catering for everyone The park is expanding its food and beverage offering with new stores and products as well as elaborate redesigns. It’s understood thatMovie ParkGermany will be the first amusement park in Europe to offer a Dunkin’ Donuts Shop. The popular cult brand will move into the formerNew York Coffee. Due to the great popularity on Halloween, a completely new churros stand will be permanently built in the western area, the Spirello stand will also be redesigned and have a design adapted to the indoor coaster Van Helsing’s Factory. There will also be innovations in merchandising: The Candyshop will be given a lavish redesign and shine in American Diner style in the new season. A newly designed US Army Store will also expand the shop portfolio and will be based thematically on the water attraction “Area 51 – Top Secret”. Movie Park Germany has also continued the several


Creative Works is accepting speaker and topic submissions for the 2021 Amusement 360Events. Amusement 360 is a multi-faceted education program that empowers operators to improve their businesses and their lives. In 2021, there will be two Amusement 360 Events. February 23-25 will be hosted virtually, and August 24-26 will be hosted in-person in Indianapolis, IN.


Last year alone, Amusement 360 had more than 800 registrations, the majority of which were existing operators. Attendees came to these events to learn from experts, network, and gain the tools to survive the pandemic.


In 2021, these events will focus on how to set the foundation for future success and thrive in a post-Covid world. Industry experts, consultants, and operators are welcome to submit topics they feel would bring value to attendees.


yearlong re-tracking of Germany’s first wooden coaster “The Bandit”. This year, another 150 meters of the track were renewed, so that now three quarters of the total length have been re-worked. Meanwhile, those who are watching out for even


more cinematic action in the new season can look forward to selected events. The Cosplay Day will be held for the third time, turning the park into a colourful event full of movie and gaming heroes. Furthermore, visitors can look forward to the Pyro Games or events such as the Cheerleading Championship. A highlight at the end of the year will be in October and November with the 22nd Halloween Horror Festival. “As Germany’s largest movie and amusement park,


“These events have continued to grow because we bring together a wide variety of speakers from across the industry,” commented Danny Gruening, the VP of Marketing at Creative Works. “This is your chance to reach hundreds of startups and operators. If you have new and innovative ideas to push the industry forward, please submit those topics.”


Creative Works is looking for submissions that either impact operators right now or help them navigate the future. Some of the suggested topic areas include cash flow and accounting best practices, remarketing to existing customers, the evolution of food & beverage, leadership for managers and owners, building a positive company culture, and much more.


we have set ourselves the goal of further expanding the family offer and providing fresh impetus through new attractions and infrastructural improvements this year. In 2020, the whole family will be able to experience a movie-like day atMovie Park Germany with over 40 attractions and numerous events,” said managing director Thorsten Backhaus.


The deadline to submit is January 22, 2021. Speakers who are selected for the February event will be notified by Creative Works no later than January 29, 2021.


To learn more about the process and submit a topic, visit https://amusement360.com/call-for- speakers-2021/.


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