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PW-MAR20-03-Contents.qxp_Contents 30/03/2020 18:15 Page 3


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AUTUMN PART 2 2020 6 Park Hoppin’


MARCH 2020


6-22 Park News Your monthly round-up


TThheelatest from Paul Ruben 6-620 Park News Your monthly round-up 22-23 Cover Story PolinWaterparks


Your monthly round-up 22-23 Cover Story PolinWaterparks


28-29 Ride Profile 28-29 Ride Profile


5 Big Question Park operators share their views


latest from Paul Ruben -20 Park News


MARCH 2020 6 Park Hoppin’


4 Park Hoppin’ The latest from Paul Ruben


MARCH 2020 P18


P30 P18


24-26 Industry Event Park World Excellence Awards


28-29 Cover Story Simtec Systems


MiMckey andMinnie’s Runaway Railway 30-33 Industry Influencer


30-31 Park Profile Animal Adventure


33-34 Guest Article Debbie Evans


FFrank Stanek and The Producers Group 35-42 Special Feature


44-45 Attraction Profile Kalahari Resorts


44-45 A traction Profile Kalahari Resorts


37-43 Waterparks & Resorts Part 1 Experts share their views


46-47 Company Profile Aquatic Development Group 48 Guest Article


46-47 Company Profile Aquatic Development Group 48 Guest Article


49 Guest Article 49 Guest Article


44-48 Media Based Experiences What’s new and what’s next


55-57 Park Update Ferrari World Abu Dhabi


SSccoott Sherrod: Stay in the Game 50-51 FEC Profile


50-51 FEC Profile LLaannggeer’rs’s


58-59 Ride Profile F.L.Y


52-54 Park Profile CiCnecittàWorld


52-54 Park Profile ineci tàWorld


56-57 Asia Pacific Daan Dujim, SunWorld 58-61 Latin America


56-57 Asia Pacific Daan Dujim, SunWorld 58-61 Latin America


62 NewProducts Your monthly round-up 70Web Guide Online Resourses


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62 New Products Your monthly round-up


TThheeregion’s response to the pandemic 62 NewProducts Your monthly round-up 70Web Guide Online Resourses


69 Web Guide Online Resources


region’s response to the pandemic t She rod: Stay in the Game


Debbie Evans:Manging your brand through ialmedia


Debbie Evans:Manging your brand through ssooccialmedia


ickey andMinnie’s Runaway Railway 30-33 Industry Influencer


rank Stanek and The Producers Group 35-42 Special Feature TThheemimnging


25-26 ParkWorld Excellence Awards Make some noise!


25-26 ParkWorld Exce lence Awards Make some noise!


6 Park Hoppin’ The latest from Paul Ruben 6-20 Park News Your monthly round-up 22-23 Cover Story PolinWaterparks 25-26 ParkWorld Excellence Awards Make some noise! 28-29 Ride Profile Mickey andMinnie’s Runaway Railway 30-33 Industry Influencer Frank Stanek and The Producers Group 35-42 Special Feature Theming 44-45 Attraction Profile Kalahari Resorts 46-47 Company Profile Aquatic Development Group 48 Guest Article Debbie Evans:Manging your brand through social media


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49 Guest Article Scott Sherrod: Stay in the Game 50-51 FEC Profile Langer’s 52-54 Park Profile CinecittàWorld 56-57 Asia Pacific Daan Dujim, SunWorld 58-61 Latin America The region’s response to the pandemic 62 NewProducts Your monthly round-up 70Web Guide Online Resourses


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WiWtih parks beginning to re-open in China and Japan a number of industry voices have said they can see a light a the end of the tu nel and that’s very much wha this i sue is all about – continuing to work on future projects as best we can, while


China and Japan a number of industry voices have said they can see a light at the end of the tunnel and that’s very much what this issue is all about – continuing to work on future projects as best we can, while


While putting together this latest issue, a number of European countries had entered in to a second national lockdown and as you read this no matter where you are in the world, the chances are you will either be dealing with the impacts of another temporary closure or operating at a significantly lower capacity.


Welcome to theMarch i sue. I hope you are all safe and keeping well.


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Welcome to theMarch issue. I hope you are all safe and


Welcome to theMarch issue. I hope you are all safe and


keeping well. With parks beginning to re-open in


China and Japan a number of industry voices have said they can see a light at the end of the tunnel and that’s very much what this issue is all about – continuing to work on future projects as best we can, while prioritising the health and safety of guests and staff by keeping gates shut until our respective governments advise it is safe to do otherwise. In this month’s extended ‘Industry Influencer’ (pp30 -


ppriroritising the health and safety of guests and staff by keeping gates shut until our respective governments advise it is safe to do otherwise.


ior tising the health and safety of guests and staff by keeping gates shut until our respective governments advise it is safe to do otherwise.


In this month’s extended ‘Industry Influencer’ (pp30 - 33), Frank Stanek, looks back on his life in the industry and addresses the current economic climate for the plpanning and development of attractions and new entertainment real estate developments.


The word ‘resilient’ has been used just as often, but there is still no better way to describe the industry’s response to the pandemic.


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In ‘StayWin the Game’ (p49) Scott Sherod CEO of Intercard, picks up on the theme of keeping calm and ca rying on by exploring the ways which operators, manufacturers and suppliers can support each other through the crisis.


Intercardam, puiscekmens up on the theme of keeping calm and carrying oVn by exploring the ways which operators, manufactuGorenzrsáand suppliers can support each other through the crisis.


In ‘Stayoirn the Game’ (p49) Scott Sherod CEO of operations and set-up for SunWorld, a series of leading


In this month’s Big Question (p5) we find out how DDreamworld,WhiteWaterWorld, SkyPoint, Efteling, i nanmäcki Amusement Park, Toverland and Ripley Entertainment are managing to keep guests entertained while gatfents are shut.


reamworld,WhiteWaterWorld, SkyPoint, Efteling, LiLnnanmäkoi Amusement Park, Toverland and Ripley Entertainment are managing to keep guests entertained while gateas are shut.


In this month’s Big Question (p5) we find out how coming weeks and months – let’s continue to talk about


Throughout the issue we also highlight projects that went live before the crisi or were due to go live in the


We albaso hear from Stefano Cigarini, CEO of Cinecittà World in Rome (52-54) and Daan Duijim, director of operations and set-up for SunWorld, a series of leading amusement parks and entertainment complexes in in VVietnam, (pp56-77), while regular contributor Astrid González Nariño gives us an update on the situation in Latin America (pp60-62).


We also hear from Stefano Cigarini, CEO of Cinecittà World in Rome (52-54) and Daan Du jim, director of operations and set-up for SunWorld, a series of leading amusement parks and entertainment complexes in in ietnam, (pp56-77), while regular contributor Astrid González Nariño gives us an update on the situation in Latin America (pp60-62).


them, as when gates re-open, they will undoubtedly be (or ntinue to be) a success. This includes SuntagoWater World in Poland, where PolinWaterparks has installed 15 of its signature slides (pp22-23), and all of the other astic theme parks, water parks, FEC’s and location- sed entertainment mentioned throughout the issue.


Becci Knowles, editor Editor:


Becci Knowles (+44 1622 699140) bknowless@datateam.co.uk


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


MARCH 2020 Sliding


into action!


Polin Waterparks supplies Europe’s largest covered water park with 15 of its signature slides


P56 P58 P56 Frank Stanek and


The Producers Group Park World


Excellence Awards


Stefano Cigarini, Cinecittà World Theming + more


Throughou the i sue we also highlight projects that went live before the crisis or were due to go live in the coming weeks and months – let’s continue to talk about them, as when gates re-open, they will undoubtedly be (or continue to be) a success. This includes SuntagoWater World in Poland, where PolinWaterparks has installed 15 oof its signature slides (pp22-23), and all of the other fantastic theme parks, water parks, FEC’s and location- based entertainment mentioned throughout the issue.


Throughout the issue we also highlight projects that went live before the crisis or were due to go live in the coming weeks and months – let’s continue to talk about them, as when gates re-open, they will undoubtedly be (or continue to be) a su ce s. This includes SuntagoWater World in Poland, where PolinWaterparks has installed 15 f its signature slides (pp22-23), and all of the other fantastic theme parks, water parks, FEC’s and location- based entertainment mentioned throughou the i sue.


Contributors this issue:


Bryony Andrews, Scott Sherrod, Debbie Evans


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


Julian Davies (+44 1622 699106) jdavies@datateam.co.uk


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Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the issue! Becci


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


Publication Secretary: THIS MONTH’S COVER SHOT:


SuntagoWaterWorld, which claims to be the largest covered waterpark in Europe, opened its doors to the public in February. Featuring 15 of PolinWaterpark’s signature water slides, it’s a tropical paradise for guests of all ages. Takes a look on pages 22&23.


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Contributors this issue: AUTUMN PART 2 2020 MARCH 2020 MARCH 2020 Contributors this issue:


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The great escape


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Simtec Systems delivers next generation experiences for guests worldwide


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into action!


Polin Waterparks supplies Europe’s largest covered water park with 15 of its signature slides


Polin Waterparks supplies Europe’s largest covered water park with 15 of its signature slides


Sliding Frank Stanek and


The Producers Group Park World


Waterparks & Resorts Media Based Experiences Park World Excellence Awards + more


Excellence Awards


Stefano Cigarini, Cinecittà World Theming + more


Excellence Awards


Stefano Cigarini, Cinecittà World Theming + more


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THIS MONTH’S COVER SHOT: SuntagoWaterWorld, which claims to be the


THIS MONTH’S COVER SHOT: SuntagoWaterWorld, which claims to be the


largest covered waterpark in Europe, opened itis doors to the public in February. Featuring 15 of PolinWaterpark’s signature water slides, iti’ts a tropical paradise for guests of all ages. Takes a look on pages 22&23.


largest covered waterpark in Europe, opened ts doors to the public in February. Featuring 15 of PolinWaterpark’s signature water slides, ’s a tropical paradise for guests of a l ages. Takes a look on pages 22&23.


On the cover this month,…. is Simtec Systems and its breathtaking upgrade of the already popular HEXaFLITE, HEXaFLITE 2.0. More on this and the new FUNRIDE family member: FUNRIDE 21 on pages 28&29.


THIS MONTH’S COVER SHOT: MARCH EDITION • ISSN 1462-4796


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As a team we felt this very acutely when we counted over 250 entries and nominations for the Park World Excellence Awards. Despite the obvious challenges the industry is facing, so many of you found time to put forward your park, project or people, which is fantastic. Our expert judging panel of course was faced with the difficult task of whittling them all down into this year’s finalists, turn to pages 24-26 to find out who made it onto the list – and “thank you” to everyone who took part. Huge thanks too, to our judges for their continued hard work and commitment and to our sponsors, who have supported us in turning the traditional format of the event into a digital extravaganza. Put Tuesday 8 December in your diaries now. From 11am (GMT) on Tuesday 8 December, we will be celebrating the very best operators in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), together with the outstanding manufacturers, suppliers and entertainment specialists that worked with them to bring 2020’s top experiences to life. Watch it live at www.parkworldexcellenceawards.com.


In this month’s extended ‘Industry Influencer’ (pp30 - 33), Frank Stanek, looks back on his life in the industry and addre ses the cu rent economic climate for the la ning and development of attractions and new entertainment real estate developments.


Intercard, picks up on the theme of keeping calm and carrying on by exploring the ways which operators, manufacturers and suppliers can support each other through the crisis. In this month’s Big Question (p5) we find out how


Dreamworld,WhiteWaterWorld, SkyPoint, Efteling, Linnanmäki Amusement Park, Toverland and Ripley Entertainment are managing to keep guests entertained while gates are shut. We also hear from Stefano Cigarini, CEO of Cinecittà ld in Rome (52-54) and Daan Duijim, di ector of


t parks and entertainment complexes in in


ietnam, (pp56-77), while regular contributor Astrid lez Nariño gives us an update on the situation in


Latin America (pp60-62).


The word ‘unprecedented’ has been used repeatedly since March, but still, there is no better word to describe the effects of Covid-19 on our personal and professional lives.


33), Frank Stanek, looks back on his life in the industry and addresses the current economic climate for the planning and development of attractions and new entertainment real estate developments. In ‘Stay in the Game’ (p49) Scott Sherod CEO of


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