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24 SPECIAL FEATURE AMUSEMENT PARKS Go like a tiger with Tigris Florida’s tallest coaster heading for Tampa Talinn’s Skypark set to offer all-weather fun Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced Tigris, a new triple-launch steel coaster – and Florida’s tallest – due to be delivered in the next few weeks. Tigris will catapult riders through looping twists with forward and backward motion, breath-taking drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, all at over 60mph. Tigris will race riders along more than 1,800 feet of steel track, mimicking the agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat, the tiger. Meanwhile American Humane, the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being, announced that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has earned the Humane Certified seal through the American Humane Conservation programme, demonstrating the good welfare and treatment given to the creatures in its care. The park passed rigorous, expert third-party audits to join just 20 institutions in the US in earning the certification. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers 300 acres of attractions based on exotic explorations around the world Hall 3.1 / Stand 305 This year sees the arrival of what is being billed as the largest indoor activity centre in Europe as the Skypark Family Fun Centre opens in Tallinn, Estonia’s historic capital on the Baltic Sea. The brand new attraction will offer countless ways to keep young and old alike busy and entertained especially during the region’s long winter months. Highlights will include the largest trampoline park in Europe, while would-be mountaineers can enjoy dynamic climbing areas, some of them up to 10 metres high. Movie fans will find a stunning panoramic state-of-the-art 4D cinema offering an extraordinary immersive cinematic experience. There will also be an educational interactive science centre. One of the centrepieces of the fun centre will be the first roofmounted ferris wheel in Europe which will offer a magnificent view of Tallinn from 120 metres above sea level Hall 18 / Stand 127 Europa-Park introduces new water park and themed hotel Tidal Twister headlines Seaworld innovations Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park, is set in 95 ha on the border triangle between the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains, offering over 100 attractions. A new water park, Rulantica, with 25 attractions including 13 roller-coasters, is under construction until the end of the year, and the park’s sixth themed hotel, Krønasår, opens its doors on 31 May. The water park centres on the mythical island of Rulantica and features 25 water attractions; the resort extension, with a 32,600 sq m indoor area as well as outdoor attractions, is the biggest project and largest single investment in the history of Europa-Park. Europa-Park also offers 23 hours a day of entertainment where more than 300 international artists present their skills on the park’s numerous stages. Krønasår – The Museum-Hotel, is Scandinavian in style and modeled on a natural history museum. The addition of Krønasår extends the number of beds at Europa-Park to 5,800 Hall 6.2b / Stand 201 SeaWorld San Diego guests will soon feel the power of the ocean, with the launch of the park’s Tidal Twister roller coaster scheduled for May 2019. This duelling coaster is a unique and horizontal ride that is an exhilarating experience for visitors. Accelerating to 30 miles per hour, riders will twist and bank as if riding the tide along a tight, figure-8 track. Also coming in Spring 2019 is Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando, a new attraction that brings the famous street to park guests, connecting them to the fun, laugher and learning of Sesame Street. In other news, Discovery Cove, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, has completed staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park and guest experience. Located in Orlando, Discovery Cove is SeaWorld Entertainment’s day resort park where guests can swim with dolphins and fish Hall 3.1 / Stand 305 ITB BERLIN NEWS • Friday 8 th March 2019 www.itb-berlin-news.com

ADVERTORIAL SPECIAL FEATURE 25 AMUSEMENT PARKS © Nola POITIERS – FUTUROSCOPE: COME AND JOIN THE FUN! Futuroscope is one of France’s most loved theme parks. You won’t find roller-coasters or carrousels but dynamic cinemas, gigantic screens, dancing with robots... there are so many unusual attractions for visitors of all ages! Terra Aventura Family Holidays Martin Solveig and Luc Besson are just a few of the celebrities who brought their talent to the park, for rides such as “Arthur’s 4D Adventure”, “Ice Age” or “Raving-Rabbids” – “The Time Machine” attraction that was awarded a THEA Award in 2014 for “Outstanding achievement” and a European Star Award 2015 that honours “Europe’s Best Dark Rides”. From 2018, some great attractions joined Futuroscope! Ride, with the power of 4K IMAX laser technology and 3D audio, on a journey into space, with the European Space Agency’s youngest astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, and enjoy the highlights of his six-month space mission 400 km above the Earth. And set off on an extraordinary 3D adventure with Planet Power. All aboard for the spectacular and epic flight of Solar Impulse, the first solar-powered aircraft to journey around the globe. Hall 1.1 / Stands 201, 201a Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a life-size amusement park. You will find all kinds of activities, from wildlife parks to sites offering fun or cultural activities through treasure hunts. THE WOLVES OF CHABRIÈRES The animal park of the Guéret mountains allows one to observe its secret animals in their natural environment and to understand the special relations between the human and the wolf. Walk in woodlands, in preserved nature, with a breath-taking view of the mountains. VALLEE DES SINGES Go for a walk in the wilderness and let yourself be amazed by the calm, the beauty of the landscapes and the species you will come to observe. Gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, lemurs or gibbons, discover the richness of the world of primates. WALIBI SOUTHWEST AND AQUALAND AGEN The Walibi South-West Park offers 25 attractions and shows while the nearby water park, Aqualand Agen, offers, during the summer a veritable oasis of freshness thanks to a wave pool, a huge shady beach and 18 slides. HOOKED-MAST (ACCRO- MÂTS) IN ROCHEFORT Unique in Europe, this first urban adventure park built in dry dock Louis XV, which was the place of rebuilding the Hermione Rochefort, offers climbing ropes, twirl of mast and cableways up to 30 metres high! Not to mention the Futuroscope of Poitiers, the second biggest French amusement park, offering many captivating experiences and magical moments (see below). TERRA AVENTURA: AN INCREDIBLE TREASURE HUNT! 100% Nouvelle-Aquitaine themebased rambles, Terra Aventura draws its inspiration from Geocaching, the worldwide recreational activity. It’s a treasure hunt which takes place outdoors, using GPS or a free mobile app (free roaming) available in English, German, Spanish and Dutch: set off on an adventure to discover one of Nouvelle- Aquitaine’s 400 treasure hunt trails! Get ready to be surprised! A myriad of riddles to solve, clues to uncover, treasures to discover...These step-based quests, each covering several kilometres, are an invitation to explore the region’s heritage treasures whilst having fun. A perfect tourist activity for families or friends, accessible seven days a week, 365 days a year, offering different levels of treks, promoting Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s treasures and know-how (tales and legends, art, gastronomy, etc.), and adventure-game with anecdotes bubbling over with humour Hall 1.1 / Stands 201, 201a THE NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE SMARTguide Cleverdis, the publisher of ITB Berlin News, has published a new SMARTguide to promote the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. This SMARTguide will enable travel professionals to learn valuable and pertinent facts about the region, which will elevate Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the highest rakes of the French and European tourism scene. Pick up a copy of the SMARTguide on the Tourist Board Nouvelle- Aquitaine stand, Hall 1.1 Stands 201, 201a ITB BERLIN NEWS • Friday 8 th March 2019

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