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AUGMENTED REALITY: HOW COULD IT ENHANCE THEME PARKS?

For true consumer-facing innovation, theme park designers are considering how using AR can create unmatched visitor experiences.

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GO-APE: NEW HIGH WIRE ADVENTURE COURSE APPROVED TO SWING INTO GEAR

Go Ape have had plans approved for a high-rope adventure course aimed primarily at younger children.

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TWO INFLATABLE THEME PARKS TO OPEN IN THE UK THIS MONTH

Two permeant inflatable theme parks are set to open in the UK this month. One in Wales, and the other in Gloucester.

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WHY TRAMPOLINE PARKS HAVE JUMPED ONTO THE UK LEISURE SCENE

Since 2014, the UK has seen the number of Trampoline Parks increase by 3000% and has become a firm family favourite for days-out in the UK.

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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR THE LAUNCH OF BIRMINGHAM’S FIRST EVER LEGOLAND!

Excitement is building for the opening of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham, a £7M attraction launching on July 5th this year.

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UNIQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL SET TO BRING THOUSANDS TO SURF SNOWDONIA

This July, Surf Snowdonia is holding the Electric Wave Festival, a unique music festival. It will be held on the shores of their inland surf lagoon, with a backdrop of the stunning Conwy Valley mountains and forests.

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Drusillas Park wins best family attraction

Drusillas Park has taken away the prize for 'Best Family Attraction' at the Sussex Muddy Stilettos awards.

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Tree To Tree Idaho opens in Farragut State Park

Farragut State Park welcomes a new adventure park just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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Could Disney's force jacket be the future for theme park VR ?

Disney Research has unveiled a prototype wearable device it calls the "Force Jacket".

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The National Memorial Arboretum voted best UK large visitor attraction

The Arboretum near Lichfield took home gold at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

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£10M plans approved for artificial surf park outside Edinburgh

Scotland's first artificial surf park will include surfing, zip lining, water tubing, snow-sports, luxury lodges, glamping and restaurant.

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Japan’s Arai Ski Resort is new 'IT' destination

Arai Ski Resort features the largest Aerial Tree Adventure in Japan, with a total number of 102 obstacle elements covering an area of 33,000㎡.

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The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort welcomes the latest Royal baby

The pitter patter of tiny (LEGO®) feet comes to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort as fun new Miniland installation celebrates the birth of the Prince

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UK'S VISITOR ATTRACTION SECTOR GETS £50M BOOST

The steep surge in staycations and inbound tourism this past year has clearly been reflected in the visitor attraction sector.

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£1BN PEACE THEME PARK PLANNED FOR EAST LONDON

If the plans go ahead, the complex would be complete with museums, a theatre, restaurants, retail outlets, a botanical garden and a luxury hotel.

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ALTON TOWERS ANNOUNCE NEW GLAMPING VILLAGE

The popular theme park's accommodation expansion hopes to encourage visitors to elongate their stay.

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Legoland Windsor Resort announce new attraction

The Haunted House Monster Party will open its doors in Spring 2019.

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DUTCH ADVENTURE PARK REOPENS WITH THE HELP FROM KANOPEO

Klimrijk Brabant attracts over 300 adventurers climbing at the grand re-opening of their treetop adventure.

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LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORTS’ BRAND NEW MINILAND EXPANSION

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort releases exclusive drone’s eye view of new additions to its Miniland attraction.

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ROARR! DINOSAUR ADVENTURE EXPANDS FOLLOWING MULTI-MILLION INVESTMENT

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure is undergoing a multi-million pound revamp including new attractions.

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NEW DESIGN PLANNED FOR UPCOMING £8.5M EDEN PROJECT HOTEL

A newly revised plan has been put forward for a 109 bedroom, £8.5m Eden Project hotel - with work predicted to start in November 2018.

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Next generation portable outdoor cooking stove

Aquaforno to introduce its next generation portable outdoor cooking stove this Feb.

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Aardman and Land’s End to open new family experience

A new, interactive family attraction is coming to Cornwall, England this February, featuring characters from Aardman.

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Walt Disney World Resort adding new attractions

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, multiple new attractions are coming.

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Georgetown-Penang to witness grand opening of the world’s highest aerial adventure

The Gravityz, at 239 metres, is located on the 65th Floor of Komtar Penang at The Top@Komtar restaurant and viewing deck.

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MANCHESTER MUSEUM ANNOUNCE MULTIMILLION EXPANSION PLANS

Manchester Museum have submitted plans to expand and upgrade their venue by adding two new galleries and a new main entrance.

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£1M MARVEL SUPER HEROES ATTRACTION COMING TO MADAME TUSSAUDS

Merlin Entertainments set to develop a £1m Marvel-inspired attraction at Madame Tussauds Blackpool.

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HAULFRYN'S £8M FINLAKE WATER PARK OPENS THIS MONTH

The new addition to the resort, which will boast a variety of slides, splash zones, and two pools, will open its doors to the public on the 15th of February.

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NFAN'S Farm Attraction Winners Revealed

The winners of this year’s best farm and rural attractions were announced at the National Farm Attractions Network's (NFAN) annual conference and awards ceremony last week.

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£7.5M SAFARI PARK PLANNED FOR WEST NORFOLK

Norfolk landowner releases plans for £7.5m safari park. Plans for the scheme also include an education centre, cafe & function facilities alongside holiday log cabins only accessible by electric buggies to preserve the peaceful surroundings.

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Dinosaurs are coming to South Yorkshire

Dinosaurs will be at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, in North Anston

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Proposed merger to create new voice for hospitality

The BHA and ALMR to join forces in new trade body

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LEGO® MINIFIGURES TAKE OVER AT THE LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORT

Junior Builder Week returns to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort’s Hotels this February half term (9-17 February 2018)

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£10M Mountain Bike Park Plans For Scotland Revealed

Aberdeenshire Council says the park has the potential to put this part of Scotland on the map!

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Alpha Rail metal railings installed in Lake District

The Glebe is a large recreational area located within a Lake District National Park

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What's next for virtual reality in theme parks?

Virtual reality has added a new dimension to theme park rides — so what's next for thrill-seekers?

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