On Friday, the 18th of October 2019, at Leolandia Park (Capriate San Gervasio, Bergamo - Italy), the Parksmania Awards 2019 have been delivered. It was the 18th edition of the illustrious award, that every year the online magazine Parksmania.it delivers to European and Italian amusement parks which distinguished themselves during the season with specific initiative in the amusement sector.
This award is internationally recognised as one of the most important event of the sector and every year it registers the participation of the best European and Italian parks representatives and leader companies operating in the amusement sector.
The award ceremony at 6.30 pm on Friday, the 18th of October – open free also to spectators – has been enhanced by the performances of the artistic casts of Leolandia and Movieland Park.
During the day of Thursday and Friday there were reserved events for Italian parks managers with Round Tables. An interesting appointment for more than 250 people operating in the sector, where they had the possibility to meet, exchange views and discuss about the issues of the always more difficult amusement structures management.
More than 45 amusement parks took part at this edition of Parksmania Awards, which has been the most successful in terms of participation during the two days in program.
On Saturday, the 19th October, Leolandia Park was open to public so all the participants of the event had the possibility to enjoy the park in the Halloween version.
European Park of the Year
The incessant passion and commitment of the Mack family brought also in 2019 new and various projects in one of the most representative Resort in the world. Starting from the amazing new Hotel Krønasår, to the rebuilding of the Scandinavian area with the new family dark ride Snorri Touren, up to the new indoor Waterpark Rulantica, that is going to be opened in November, Europa Park reinforces even more its already notable amusement and welcoming offer
European Top New Attraction
Manufactured by the Swiss industry Intamin, Taiga represents the current most important investment for the Finnish park Linnanmäki: the new rollercoaster features two thrilling launches LSM, a top hat and four inversions. The layout and design were elaborate and complex due to the particular form of the ground and the presence of many surrounding buildings and attractions
Umpteenth invention from the American industry Rocky Mountain Construction, the hybrid rollercoaster Untamed turns out to be the transformation of an old attraction and it features the classic and original elements typical of this kind of rollercoaster: 5 unique inversions, which challenge every physics laws, and 14 air-time moments along an over 1000 mt ride with a top speed of 92 km/h
Le Premier Royaume - Puy du Fou
Inspired by a crucial period of France’s history this immersive walk-through features magnificent settings and unique special effects, invented and created by the Puy du Fou team. During 20 minutes guests can experience all the adventures and military achievements of Clovis, king of the Franks, through 14 different and suggestive settings
Street Mission is an interactive dark ride produced in collaboration with Sally Corporation and its theme – first in Europe – features the characters from the cartoon “Sesame Street”. This park’s first dark ride involved an investment of 15 million Euros and it is situated in the “SésamoAventura” region. This attraction is meant to be for families thanks to its 3D world with funny gag and coloured animatronics
The new and colourful “The Lion King and Jungle Festival” gives a unique occasion to celebrate in a joyful way two unforgettable classics of Disney animation: the unmissable features of this new event are the two great and original shows, excellent in quality, both for technical aspects and for artistic and emotional point of view. from the beginning they have been extremely involving and appreciated by the audience
Popcorn Revenge is an interactive dark ride, realized together with Alterface, that is in the new themed area of Indian inspiration, Karma World. The Belgian Park is facing a great renovation project that includes this new area which fits in with its sense of humour: the protagonists are popcorn characters, that create chaos in different scenes inspired to famous films