Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), which manages several popular channels, including the children’s channel Nickelodeon, and the company Parques Reunidos will work together to develop children’s theme parks in Europe: the first such Park will open in Spain in 2017. The parties have successfully cooperated for several years already: one Park they opened in Madrid, and the second, NickLand in Movie Park in Germany.
According to Gerald Raines, Vice President of VIMN, the company’s goal is to “Nickelodeon was everywhere where there are children. We are pleased to diversify our portfolio and move brands and Nickelodeon characters in real life by means of new family entertainment centers,” – said a top Manager.
In the framework of the expansion strategy of Parques Reunidos owns 55 theme and family amusement parks in the world, whose number of visitors is 22.2 million in 12 countries of Europe and South America. According to Pedro Cortes, General Manager of the company, soon the company will announce about the conclusion of an agreement on the development of entertainment centers in leading malls in several European countries: UK, France, Italy and Portugal. Continue reading
Port Aventura is the largest amusement Park in Spain and part of a popular resort. Located in the heart of Tarragona, a 10-minute drive from Salou. The sixth most visited amusement Park in Europe, for a year it receives more than three million tourists.
PortAventura opened in 1995. Today is a theme Park with many rides, a water Park, several Golf courses and a huge lake in General, more than one million square meters. The Park continues to evolve and expand. In 2014, the opening of the family attraction “Angkor: adventure in the lost Kingdom”, which is a rafting on an artificial river with a length of 300 meters, full of dangers and wonders of the jungle. In addition, the Spanish Park Port Aventura was honored to be the first European resort to host of the famous Cirque du Soleil.
According to the organizers, PortAventura is divided into 6 areas. Each of them is dedicated to a civilization left a significant mark in history. Continue reading
If we decide to still do mass amusements, it is unlikely that we will go around the roller coaster.
Moreover — “all is already stolen to us” (that is, invented to popdance) and the exact date when slides cannot be specified. I mean — you can only track the birth of a classical slides, with carriages on rollers and steep trajectories. Did the Americans in 1927, an attraction called “Cyclone” and was built in new York at Coney island. It’s interesting that it works still, what got in the national Register of historic places of America…
“Cyclone” built of wood that popdance very reasonable. However, from the standpoint of modern man it has a peculiarity — he never extreme. Well, that is so-so, well slide some. People go there as a historical celebrity. On the other hand, at the time of construction it was just extreme. Extremely popular. 25 cents for the trip — it was a lot, but the queues were long.
But “Cyclone” were built in the place of another — “Switchback Railway,” which was just a simple slope irregularities, was built in 1884, cost of tripper 5 cents and was also popular.Trailers, it went just under the force of gravity and just the rails, there were no modern clips that hold the under side slopes. In fact, the extremum it was no more than the carousel. Continue reading