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What the vegan trend can teach us about attractions

This blog, written by Kelly Herrick, originally featured on Blooloop. Veganism, or plant-based living, is on the rise. In fact, the vegan trend has grown sevenfold between 2014-2019 according to Google trends and a successful Veganuary has just finished.

The joy of bringing heritage interpretation into a theme park

The worlds of both theme parks and museums rarely cross, but so often they compete for the same time and money of guests. As a result we were delighted to work on this special project in Ireland.

The beauty of JOMO: Stop entertaining me, I’m trying to have fun

This blog, written by Kelly Herrick, originally featured on Blooloop. Being over entertained, overstimulated and forced to take part is turning our guests off in their thousands. But we know best right? Wrong. The consumer we’re used to is changing, and it’s happening fast.

See you at SEA

The first overseas expo of the year for Katapult is the Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo (SEA). Phil Higgins and Jonathan Bonner will be heading to Riyadh to be part of the leading trade expo in Saudi Arabia, dedicated to the entertainment and amusement industry.

The biggest challenge facing the attractions industry is a lack of operators

This blog, written by Kelly Herrick, originally featured on Blooloop. During 2019 I have spoken to numerous IPs, brand owners, retailers, estate owners, property developers and investors. They all want to develop their location based entertainment offers. In fact, some of these people are crying out for more leisure attractions and yet the lack of operators is putting a stop to this growth.

The changing face of theme park guests in 2020

The theme park and attraction industry has made a step-change in 2019. Exciting expansions to existing parks, new park investments in new countries and the ever-closing relationship of attractions within retail spaces has had a huge impact.

A tale of transformation at blooloopLIVE

Katapult were honoured to both sponsor and grace blooloopLIVE with our presence. A stellar line-up of speakers from the likes of Disney, Universal, Meow Wolf, The London Resort and Bompas & Parr took to the stage in London to deliver a key theme - transformation.

Creating a food future for everyone with the National Food Museum [Helping Hands Project 2019]

Earlier this year, the Museum of East Anglian Life was named the winner of our competition to find our ‘Helping Hands Project Partner’ for 2019. We were so intrigued by the ambition and foresight of the museum team that we couldn’t wait to work with them and help realise their vision of expanding into the ‘National Food Museum’.

Katapult serve up concepts for UK’s first National Food Museum

Derby-based themed attraction and experience design agency, Katapult, have partnered with the Museum of East Anglian Life to begin the museum’s transformation into a national visitor centre dedicated to food.

[IAAPA Expo 2019] Katapult at the biggest IAAPA Expo ever

IAAPA Expo 2019 was a blast! In a whirlwind week Katapult joined the 42,600 Attendees at the Global Attractions Industry’s Premier Event. From being part of the record-breaking Expo, to sparking conversations about new projects, let’s take a look at Katapult’s IAAPA Expo highlights...

A new day is dawning for retail and leisure [Katapult at MAPIC 2019]

For 2019 MAPIC introduced a Leisure Day for the first time. Katapult were there to learn the latest in retailtainment.

Top talking points from Family Attractions Expo 2019

We were once again part of the 18,000 strong crowd that attended the Family Attractions Expo in Birmingham, UK, this year. I had the privilege of attending numerous seminars given by industry leaders. Here’s the top talking points from Thursday’s speakers.

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