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  1. DeeJee is offline Curious Chap
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    Jan 2024
    The "Parc Spirou Provence" theme park acquires the "Wave Island" water park

    Parc Spirou Provence is expanding its offering in the regional theme park market in the South-East of France.

    Wave Island: 150,000 visitors every summer
    Located just a few metres from Parc Spirou, Wave Island attracts an average of 150,000 visitors every summer (open from June to September). each summer (open from June to September).
    Wave Island offers the widest range of water attractions for all ages over 5 hectares of adventure and sliding, including slides that are unique in the world.
    It is one of the largest and most recent of the leading family water parks in France.
    Wave Island also offers: 2 artificial waves for surfing, bodyboarding and flowboarding from age 7, services and accommodation, the Wave Village...

    Double the number of visitors to nearly 600,000 a year.
    By integrating Wave Island, Parc Spirou aims to diversify its offer.
    Visitors will now be able to enjoy a unique experience, with a varied itinerary ranging from theme park to water park, featuring all the comic strip characters that have made Parc Spirou such a success.

    Immersive themed accommodation.
    In the medium term, the aim is also to develop a family holiday offering with themed and immersive accommodation.
    Wave Island will undergo significant changes over the next few years as part of Parc Spirou's offering. This transformation will respect the values and expertise of Parc Spirou, which are strongly committed to visitors: quality of welcome, environmental commitment, safety, access to culture and family adventure in the world of comic strips.
    The acquisition was made possible thanks to the collaboration of partner banks, shareholders, Média Participations, Editions Dupuis, LPS, Wikipark, the Sorgues du Comtat community of municipalities and the town halls of Monteux, Alérion and Ollyns.

    "This acquisition is an important milestone for the two theme and water parks, which, by joining forces, will eventually create a genuine leisure destination in the south of France", says Hervé Lux, Managing Director of Parc Spirou Provence.

    About Parc Spirou Provence (Média-Participations group)
    Parc Spirou Provence is a family theme park located in the South-East of France near Avignon, in Monteux in the Vaucluse department which welcomes 320,000 visitors a year.
    Parc Spirou is dedicated to the characters that appeared in the "Journal de Spirou" newspaper. It features famous heroes such as Spirou, the Marsupilamis, the Smurfs, Lucky Luke, Boule & Bill and Kid Paddle.
    Since its opening in 2018, Parc Spirou Provence has become a major entertainment destination in the region and has already welcomed more than a million visitors.

  2. ragerunner is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Jul 2018

    We got to see the new Mega Movie Parade yesterday. It was in technical rehearsal so it was still ‘rough around the edges’. Some of the music wasn’t working, at least 2 floats were still missing (total of 13) and LED screens/special effects were not working.

  3. Here's your first look at the Hot Wheels Go-Karts track supports now installed at the Mattel Adventure Park!

    Stay tuned for more Mattel Adventure Park updates!

  4. ragerunner is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Jul 2018
    SeaWorld Orlando’s new multi launch family coaster by B&M is in final test mode. They are now testing with all 3 trains. Rumors are they may try and soft open early in July.

  5. ragerunner is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Jul 2018
    Universal Orlando launched 2 new nighttime shows last night.
    Cinesational A Symphonic Spectacular at Universal Studios (best nighttime show they have done).

    The other is Hogwarts Always at Islands of Adventure.

  6. ragerunner is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Jul 2018
    NEW Tiana’s Bayou Adventure full POV.

  7. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    Mar 2016

    New attraction enhances a classic ride by adding a new immersive element

    Huss Park Attractions, the German ride manufacturer, has launched the Sky Tower Multimedia. This combines the highly successful HUSS® Sky Tower observation experience with the latest HUSS® film-based attraction, the Explorer. It is a world-first and provides a one-of-a-kind experience.

    The Sky Tower Multimedia's ring-shaped passenger cabin lifts and rotates, making it a striking landmark at any site. The attraction moves gently and offers a unique viewing experience. It is a completely inclusive family ride with broad appeal for all ages. Visible from afar, the Sky Tower fulfills a fundamental human yearning to be among the clouds with a 'bird's-eye view'.

    The Sky Tower Multimedia enhances the trip and experience by immersing passengers in a virtual reality world or presenting customized movie content on an additional level, separated from the actual world by an iris. The custom content could be anything from a deep-sea dive to a voyage to outer space.

    Following the movie experience, guests rise to a height of up to 80 meters, enjoying a 360- degree unrestricted view through the full double-curved glass windows as they glide smoothly up and down the structure.

    An accessible ride

    The Sky Tower Multimedia measures 20 meters in diameter and can hold 70 passengers per cycle for a maximum capacity of 1400 people per hour. There are no restrictions, meaning people of all abilities can enjoy the ride.

    The passenger capsule has a full double-curved laminated safety glass window front, and guests enter and exit simultaneously through two automatic doors. The innovative capsule design offers passengers unobstructed vistas and a new level of freedom - on arrival, they naturally split into two directions, strolling along the row of seats on both sides of the cabin on a walkway that is broad enough for comfortable access but narrow enough for a steep viewing angle.

    Guests sit around the cabin on outward-facing seats with a panoramic view. For ultimate comfort, the interior has air conditioning and direct and indirect LED lighting.

    Available cabin upgrades include 20 LED head-up displays angled at the front window to present additional content/information during the ride cycle, a high-quality, full-powered audio system with subwoofers under the seats, and show effects to enhance the experience. The multimedia upgrade also includes a CCTV camera system.

    The guest experience

    The adventure begins with a themed pre-show as customers wait at the launch platform to watch the cabin soar upwards or descend into the theatre below.

    The cabin is smoothly accelerated upwards to a pre-set velocity when all doors are closed. The cabin gently rotates after clearing the entryway, allowing passengers to enjoy the full tower panorama with unrestricted views at increasing heights. Once at the maximum height, the cabin makes at least one complete circle, giving passengers a stunning 360° view of the surrounding environment. It then slowly descends while revolving, but the journey is far from over.

    Guests are surprised as the capsule floor splits open and the cabin submerges into the multimedia theatre. After the drop, the floor separation element covers the movie scenery, adding to guests' excitement, and the closing iris above cocoons passengers from the outside world. As the cabin revolves, a seamless 360° screen creates immersive, high- definition content unique to each installation. At the same time, the totally enclosed 360° movie scene ensures an identical ride experience for each guest.

    Guests are provided with a completely immersive experience through the combination of an individual movie, audiovisual effects, and sensory elements. Content can be produced in live-action, CGI (computer-generated imagery), or a combination of both types.

    Once below the surface, passengers can travel to any location, from the macro to the micro and everything in between, including beneath the sea, through a storm's eye, into space, back in time to a Jurassic forest, forward in time to a futuristic city, and through some of the most breathtaking scenery on Earth.

    A visual impact

    Various lighting effects and distinctive surface decorative elements can enhance the Sky Tower's visual impact. The almost 85-meter cylindrical tower can be illuminated from the base, top, and cabin with colored spotlights, creating a dynamic spectacle. Multifunctional lighting can make the top spire's machine room and flagpole stand out.

    The cabin's outside circumference below the windows has many independently controllable light spots, enhancing its daylight appearance. The cabin's exterior circumference above the windows can also be highlighted if needed. Additional lighting can be added to the cabin's inner back wall and ceiling, which can be white or other vibrant colors.

    The machine room's exterior surface and cabin bottom provide better projection surfaces visible from a distance. These can be lit with rotating, static, white, or colored effects. For instance, the cabin can rotate while the lighting parts remain stationary or move opposite the mast. As another alternative, the Sky Tower's machine room can be lit to display videos in high definition, even in daylight, enabling theming or sponsorship options, which can produce significant additional revenue.

    Apart from being a huge hit as a theme park or amusement park attraction, the Sky Tower has also demonstrated its popularity and viability as a standalone building. Corporate sponsorship is just one of the many additional revenue-generating options that Sky Tower Multimedia can provide operators.

    The first Sky Tower Multimedia project has already been delivered to the Golden Bay Resort in Shenzhen, China, and the equipment is ready for installation.

  8. Just a quick update on Mattel Adventure Park!

    The tunnel has now been covered with wood panels!

    Stay tuned for more Mattel Adventure Park Updates!

  9. ragerunner is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Jul 2018
    Here it is, the full Disney Dreams That Soar musical drone show at Disney Springs. This is going to drive a lot of visitors to Disney Springs this summer and it’s FREE.

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