Bobbejaanland: how to not run a theme park

We all love theme parks. Some parks are more loved than others, but in the end we all want all theme parks to do good.┬áSometimes it’s just personal taste which makes the difference. Sometimes, the directors of a theme park make it hard not to hate the park. A park in that situation is Bobbejaanland. The textbook example of how not to run a theme park.

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Bobbejaanland

Last weekend we visited Bobbejaanland, the child of artist Bobbejaan Schoepen who opened the park in 1961 as his new home to perform after years of touring. The park grew to a full size theme park, Bobbejaanland had his glory years in the eighties and nineties when it opened rides like the iconic Looping Star […]

5 reasons to dislike virtual reality at theme parks

You can’t ignore virtual reality anymore. It seems like the 3D hype went down, already outdated by the possibilities virtual reality promises to deliver. You can already buy VR glasses in your local electronics store and the technology companies also have brought smartphones who are VR ready, like the Samsung Galaxy S7. There are even VR porn movies! So no surprise the theme park industry is ready to jump on this trend… But is that a good idea?!

I say it’s not. And here are a few reasons why…

 

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