Attractions Management - Merlin to open two new attractions in Oberhausen, Germany...
30 Aug 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
BLOG
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

17 May 2012

Merlin to open two new attractions in Oberhausen, Germany
BY Tom Walker



Image: Merlin already operates a Sea Life at the site

Visitor attractions operator Merlin Entertainments will invest 15m euro (US$19m, £12m) in developing two new attractions at the CentrO mixed-used complex in Oberhausen, Germany.

Merlin already operates a Sea Life centre at the complex - Germany's largest shopping centre - but is now planning to open its first ever Ocean Adventure Park at the site, as well as a new Legoland Discovery Centre.

Both attractions are scheduled to open by April 2013 and Ocean Adventure Park will be built on the site of the old CentrO.Park amusement park, which closed in 2010. Merlin secured the management of the site in March 2011.

The new attraction will operate as an extension to Merlin's existing Sea Life aquarium, and according to Glenn Earlam, managing director of Merlin's Midway Attractions, will "take the marine experience to the next stage".

"This is a major investment for Merlin but one in which we have enormous confidence," Earlam said.

"Our creative colleagues in Merlin Magic Making have come up with some exceptional ideas for the new Ocean Adventure Park, which cannot fail to please."

He added that the location was perfect for Merlin to operate all three attractions.

"Our experience has shown that bringing together an exciting mix of retail, dining, and quality leisure attractions like these, creates a whole new element to a family day out, delivering significant incremental business to both the shopping centre, and to the area as a whole.

"We are particularly delighted to be so closely associated with CentrO Mall, which has all these elements. Such projects also play an important part in Merlin's future growth strategy for our 'midway' or indoor city centre attractions."

The Legoland Discovery Centre in Oberhausen - Merlin's eighth worldwide and second in Germany - will replace the one currently operating in Duisburg.

According to the Earlam, the move to Oberhausen offers many significant benefits - such as the ability to offer joint ticket offers and other special activities to encourage visitors to visit all three attractions.

For more details on Merlin and its brands, click here to visit the company website



Connect with
Attractions Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
EAS set to inspire industry attendees
EAS set to inspire industry attendees   29 Aug 2014

Attractions industry insiders are gearing up for the biggest European event of the calendar, with the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) .... more>>
Free-to-use virtual reality gaming museum launches on Oculus Rift
Free-to-use virtual reality gaming museum launches on Oculus Rift   29 Aug 2014

A museum dedicated to video games has been made available in a fully immersive virtual world using .... more>>
Iraq's national museum reopens to the public for the first time since 2003
Iraq's national museum reopens to the public for the first time since 2003   29 Aug 2014

Troubled Iraq’s national museum has reopened two renovated halls for exhibition, more than a decade after they were subject to .... more>>
Cuba celebrates rail heritage by restoring 40 locomotives for grand exhibition
Cuba celebrates rail heritage by restoring 40 locomotives for grand exhibition   29 Aug 2014

A large exhibition on Cuba’s rail heritage is set to open following an eight-year project to repair and restore 40 locomotives. The open air .... more>>
Company profile


Mack Rides GmbH & Co KG

As a family business MACK Rides is proud to look back on a 230-year-old history, and is today one of the market leaders for the development and construction of amusement park attractions.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Wibit’s new range brings pools of all depths and sizes to life

Wibit’s new range brings pools of all depths and sizes to life

Wibit Sports, the market leader in inflatable water sports products, has recently introduced some great new products to cater for leisure pools of all different sizes and depths. More>>




in this issue

• Industry leaders rail at 'irresponsible' exercise claims
• Nuffield eyes further gym buyouts
• Volkswagen: camper van pop-up



Latest jobs




Casino Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Head of Marketing - Midway North America
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York-New York, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Supervisor – Ground Service
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Supervisor - Admission
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




28-30 Aug 2014

15th Annual IHRSA / Fitness Brasil Latin American Conference & Trade Show

Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil


30-31 Aug 2014

SFN Expo

SECC Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom



Attractions Management magazine 2014 issue 3
Attractions Management
2014 issue 3

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Museums: Virtual Visits
Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK More>>
  Interview: Rick Schwartz
San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives More>>


Attractions Management magazine 2014 issue 2

Attractions Management
2014 issue 2

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Museums: Olympic Movement
Director Francis Gabet describes how The Olympic Museum's extensive refurbishment reflects the excitement and diveristy of the modern Games More>>
  Planetariums: Starry skies
The newly upgraded Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado now boasts the highest specification full dome theatre in the US. Director Douglas Duncan tells us more More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd