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
The network of children’s parks “Kidburg” started to use the funds invested by the Fund CapMan. It extends the network of regional projects.
Russian network of children’s educational and entertainment parks Kidburg, which last year raised funds of CapMan investment Fund to accelerate the development, announced plans to begin work at once in several Russian regions. By the end of 2015 “Kidburg” is planning to open in St. Petersburg and Moscow Zelenograd. In 2015-2016, projects educational activities (the”city of professions”) should appear in Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl and Voronezh, in the last two – together with the franchise, the report said Ceremony.
A year ago in “Kidburg” invested investment Fund CapMan Russia II, which is managed by CapMan. It has acquired for an undisclosed sum a 40% stake in LLC “Kidburg”, funded by “further expand the company’s activities in Russia.” Then partner CapMan Russia Alberto Morandi told “Vedomosti” that the investor plans to develop theme parks “Kidburg” in most Russian cities with a population of over 1 million people. Only in 2016 “Kidburg” plans to launch 6-7 projects – children’s “occupations” and interactive Museum-theater “Skazkin house.” Continue reading