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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.


IAAPA Expo Orlando is just around the corner, and as ever we’ll be there! To meet up with the team click the links below...

Let’s make theme park queuing not suck!

Heading into a theme park is a thrilling experience, the anticipation of the adventures that lay ahead can be almost tangible with guests. However, it can often be countered by the realisation that the park is packed and most of the best attractions are shielded by an endless wall of like-minded guests waiting to ride.

Lunching and Learning in Paris [IAAPA Expo Europe 2019]

Now the hubbub of IAAPA Expo Europe has subsided we can look back on the key themes and learnings from the show. Kelly attended a couple of the Lunch & Learn events, one discussing the future for the French market and one exploring EMEA. Both were fascinating and showed opportunities for real development in their regions. Here’s what she took out of the seminars:

Who’s shaping the future of the theme park industry?

Nominations are still open for The Blooloop 50 until the Friday 20th September, and anyone in the industry can participate. The final top 50 will be announced in November after a shortlisting has been completed by the judging panel. Who will you nominate?

Katapult to premiere Woodland of Wow at IAAPA Expo Europe

Katapult will be premiering their Woodland of Wow, a Virtual Reality (VR) portfolio tour exclusively for delegates at IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris.

[The Fury of Odin & Chatty Ravens] Designing for Tayto Park

It’s not every day you get approached to have a second attempt at a failed school history exam. But, after we were appointed to redesign a queue line experience at Tayto Park, Ireland I had the chance to redeem myself...


Katapult design themed attractions and experience that amaze and engage visitors globally. Here we take a look at some of the ways we have increased revenue in themed food & beverage and retail.

Katapult launch immersive queue line experience at Ireland’s top theme park

Katapult has redesigned a new, interactive queue line experience at Ireland’s top theme park, Tayto Park, for their water-flume ride, Viking Voyage At The Park.

10 examples of eco-friendly practices at themed attractions

Here are ten global attractions that are making 'eco-friendly' a priority and leading the way towards a greener and more ethically sustainable attractions industry.

What next for Gaming IPs in the leisure and attractions industry?

Gaming IPs have both flourished and failed in a theme park. So what next for an industry with over 600 million active console gamers worldwide?