SPREE Interactive Enters the AR Market in Partnership with Deutsche Telekom Tech Incubator – hubraum and Qualcomm’s SPACES programme. Qualcomm is investing $100 million into Metaverse Technologies incl. AR

Among hundreds of companies worldwide, SPREE Interactive has been one of 17 to be selected for the joint Deutsche Telekom and Qualcomm Augmented Reality Program “Snapdragon Spaces” in efforts to drive metaverse growth with leading XR companies. The Snapdragon Spaces program, accredited in the millions, supply’s access to futuristic technology including high-quality AR glasses, exclusive business networks, and funding opportunities for the most innovative ideas. 

As the only location-based entertainment supplier chosen in the Snapdragon Spaces program, SPREE Interactive, German-based developers of proprietary patented sensor fusion XR technology, will utilise hubraums proven trust to develop a range of new products featuring AR technology and plans to commercialise AR into future product offerings & attractions. 

Premier Parks Acquires Canadian Resorts and Water Parks

Premier Parks, LLC, North America’s largest independent operator of visitor attractions and experiences, led by former Six Flags Chairman and CEO Kieran Burke, today announced the acquisition of operations of Valcartier-Calypso Group. The acquisition includes an all-inclusive four-star resort hotel with upscale spa and indoor water park, two premium outdoor water parks, a large destination campground, a unique ice hotel, and the largest winter games center in North America. These latest acquisitions increase Premier Park’s profile to fifteen properties.

RWS Entertainment Group Acquires “ted”

RWS Entertainment Group Acquires “The Experience Department” – Europe’s Largest Entertainment, Audio Visual, Fitness, and Custom Merchandise Company, Becomes World’s Largest Leisure and Attraction Experience Provider ted’s award-winning team will leverage their creative expertise and global network to deliver new immersive experiences for Halloween, holiday, and seasonal event New York, NY – April 21, 2022…

IDEAS AND YORTH GROUP EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF TRANSFORMATIVE DESIGN AT GREENLOOP 2022

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, April 11 – IDEAS, an Orlando-based brand and experience design firm, will join respected circular economy consultancy Yorth Group to present Circular Economy and Net-Positive Development in Themed Entertainment at the greenloop attractions conference on April 19 at 11am EDT. The presentation will feature IDEAS Chief Storytelling Officer Bob Allen and Yorth Group…

Crayola Experience Debuts Crayola’s First Fully Animated Theater Show Attraction; Introduces New-To-The-World Crayola Characters

“Chaos & Creativity” peels back the wrapper to show kids the colorful chaos of running the most creative place on earth—Crayola Experience. The new 2022 attraction at Crayola’s premier family entertainment venue captures the antics of Periwinkle and Cat—two new Crayola characters. Join them for a little bit of chaos and a lot of creativity behind the scenes at the Crayola Experience Command Center in Crayola’s first fully animated theater show featuring the brand’s iconic crayon characters.

IDEAS to Revitalize Miami’s Historic Jungle Island Park

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, November 9 –IDEAS, an Orlando-based brand and experience design firm, has been selected to redesign the historic Jungle Island animal park in Miami, Florida. The firm is guiding the overhaul of the iconic, 84-year-old destination with a dynamic new guest experience that includes adventurous family attractions, showstopping entertainment, and WILD animal encounters. Originally…

Gerstlauer to Build One-Of-A-Kind Infinity Roller Coaster in the United States

STEVENSVILLE, MD (October 20, 2021) – Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, GmbH, a proud partner of Ride Entertainment, has signed an agreement to manufacture a one-of-a-kind Infinity roller coaster for a soon-to-be-named customer in the United States. The attraction, which is scheduled to open in late 2022, will be formally announced in the Gerstlauer booth (#4831) at…

IDEAS Brings Experience Design Expertise to Regional Workforce Systems with New Engagement Tools

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, October 25 – For more than 10 years Orlando based IDEAS, a brand and experience design firm has created highly effective brands and workforce system solutions. Their new innovative slate of workforce development tools provides a new level of inspiration and development in a simple subscription-based offering for workforce regions. CareerVerse is an…

JRA and Cortina Productions Team Up on Design of TheZone

Located within the Northwest Arena in Jamestown, New York, TheZone will be an interactive play space for children ages 2 through 12 that builds upon the Arena’s 20 years of successful stewardship of youth recreation and athletics.

Designed by Jack Rouse Associates and Cortina Productions, both world-renowned firms who design displays for museum, sport, and entertainment venues including the National Comedy Center, TheZone will be colorful, fun, and inviting, from the LED marquee that welcomes you in, to the five zones of diverse, dynamic activities inside.

TheZone features a fully ADA-compliant design! All kids can expect to experience play in a way meaningful to them, from designing a sports uniform to testing their speed against real and simulated rivals, climbing, throwing balls, jumping, and simply having fun creating their own play in an enriching, age-appropriate space.

With support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public resources, TheZone expects to be welcoming guests during summer 2022. For more information, visit https://funatthezone.org

Steampunk Western Storypark Finds Home in Northern Arizona

Acorn Entertainment Group is excited to announce that we have made an offer to build Jackalope Junction™, the world’s first Steampunk Western Storypark™, in the heart of Historic Williams, Arizona, the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon” on a prime 77 acre parcel, part of a future planned community development by Kansas Development LLC. Teaming up with Acorn Entertainment Group…

Madame Tussauds Blackpool Commissions Custom Aroma For New Figure

Madame Tussauds Blackpool has launched a new wax figure of YouTube gamer DanTDM—with a brand new sensory dimension! For the first time ever at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, a specially bespoke scent has been designed to accompany a celebrity figure. AromaPrime was commissioned to concoct the essence, designed to enhance immersion for fans meeting their idol.…

Storyland Studios Welcomes Veteran Imagineer Jim Clark As Newest Executive Director

Storyland Studios is proud to welcome veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Jim Clark as their newest Executive Director. Clark’s 27-year tenure with the Walt Disney Company included work at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland, with two decades at Walt Disney Imagineering. Most recently, he served as Senior Creative Producer for the Tokyo Disneyland Expansion,…

Storyland Studios to design four new location-based entertainment concepts for leading Latin American tourism operator Grupo Cataratas

Lake Elsinore, CA, April 27, 2021 – Storyland Studios has been appointed to design a series of new location-based entertainment concepts for Grupo Cataratas, the largest tourism operator in South America. Grupo Cataratas currently operates six sites in Brazil, with more in development. In 2019 alone, the group welcomed nearly six million guests. The group champions conservation,…

Storyland Studios Launches $20K Int’l Design Challenge to Themed Entertainment Freelancers

Lake Elsinore, Calif. – Experience design and themed entertainment firm Storyland Studios is excited to announce its inaugural Storyland Design Challenge, an all-new, international concept design competition for freelance designers working in the themed entertainment industry. Freelance designers seeking to make their name in themed entertainment are invited to pitch their design concepts for immersive,…

Announcement of selection of Executive Search Firm for TEA’s Executive Director position

February 25, 2021 BURBANK – The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is looking to hire a visionary Executive Director to lead the organization through this period of opportunity, innovation, and strategic growth. In order to find the best person to fill this crucial role, TEA has selected an executive search firm, Vetted Solutions, to lead the…