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Feature: A post-pandemic LBE landscape

Just like catastrophes such as World War I, World War II and the Great Depression, the coronavirus crisis is acting as a catalyst, accelerating trends that were already underway and changing how we live, work and play. Once the…

Amusement Expo Education Day – Preview

As part of their participation at the 2020 Amusement Expo International (AEI) in New Orleans, several hundred executives from the out-of-home entertainment marketplace will go back to school during the one-day AEI conference program on 9…

A soaring success!

Big Bounce Presents is one company looking to capture that feeling – but rejuvenated with a modern twist and a fresh, rotating concept. And it’s one that’s already taking America by storm. Hannah Hart reports.

EAG 2019 Review

Global Amusements and Play took a trip to the capital during this year’s EAG Show (15th – 17th January), where a wealth of exhibitors and enthusiasts had gathered to check out what’s on the cutting edge of the amusements industry.

The Crystal Maze’s live action craze

From a TV show that took the UK by storm in the 90s (and again more recently) to an all-out interactive experience – The Crystal Maze has proved that it is totally possible to transform an onscreen franchise into a modern day-out for all…

Light the way!

Sparky’s is a Saudi Arabian indoor play experience with a dare to be different. Since its founding the chain has refuted the view that the days of the shopping mall FEC are numbered, prioritising a pioneering approach to traditional family…

Make believe made real

Every child dreams of being someone important and doing big things. Xavier López Ancona opened the first KidZania facility in Santa Fe, Mexico City in September 1999 as ‘La Ciudad de los Niños’ (City of the Children), with the idea of…

An Amazon adventure… in Manchester!

Manchester’s Printworks has become the new home of Treetop Adventure Golf, an indoor, Amazon themed, 18-hole mini-golf experience. Golfers of all ages are welcome to the attraction located on the second floor of the Printworks above…

On the bounce!

In the 15 years since Mark, Phil, and Kerry joined forces to become company leaders, Airquee has gone from strength to strength, expanding into Europe with an ever-growing range of bespoke inflatables, bouncy castles, inflatable buildings,…

Bowled over

Bowling and entertainment centre Pinstack won FEC of the Year at the Amusement Expo International in Las Vegas in March. Kathy Archer reports