Tema: Interviews

Enrique Perlado Campos, from the Aqualandia-Mundomar Foundation

Enrique Perlado Campos is the head of the Mundomar Foundation, a private non-profit foundation, with headquarters in the animal park of the same name, in Benidorm (Spain). The ultimate goal of this entity is to promote the care, conservation and preservation of nature and the environment, especially in the area of marine biology. We talked with him and this is what he told us: Amusement Logic: Let’s look back first; when and how did the Foundation begin? How has it evolved throughout the years? Enrique Perlado Campos: The Mundomar Foundation began in 2001, to develop free dolphin-therapy programs for kids [...]

Pedro Codina, expat expert in park management.

Amusement Logic: You’re a veteran in park management, how did you start in the sector? Pedro Codina: I started around 95/96 and it was a complete coincidence. I was in another sector and I had an acquaintance who was the sales director at Aqualand Torremolinos. There was a vacancy for a sales manager and he suggested I go. I grew with the company until I became the park director. A.L.: What did your studies contribute? P.C.: Spain is a country that is highly focused on tourism. I studied Tourism in Malaga and evolved within the tourist sector. Obviously, the sector [...]

Nikos Vangalatis, director of Aqualand Corfu.

Aqualand Corfu is located in the town of Agios Ioannis, in the centre of the tourist island of Corfu, and currently has 36 different slides, 15 adventure pools, plus a bubbling Jacuzzi and other exciting games and attractions. As its director Nikos Vangalatis tells us, the park also has “different catering services, such as fast food, grill, 'fritland', ice cream parlour and a bar, as well as lockers, a souvenir shop, another store for photography and one for massages and spa”. If to this we add the intermediate areas, landscaped with grass and mature maples, sunbeds and umbrellas, changing rooms [...]

Interview with Yann Marlic, Director of Camping Le Brasilia

This month we’re chatting with Yann Marlic, Director of Camping Le Brasilia, located in Canet Plage, France, which opened its doors in 1964. A campsite that enjoys a 5-star classification and is considered as one of the best in Europe. Le Brasilia campsite began with a terrain of 1.5 hectares, reaching its current size of 17 hectares in 1973. It has capacity for 705 lodgings divided into plots for tents and caravans (416), and mobile homes, chalets and bungalows (289). 2.5 hectares are dedicated to leisure, distributed amongst sports fields, a water park, playgrounds and clubs for children. Brasilia’s clients [...]

Interview with the director of Shankus Waterpark en Guyarat, India

Whilst Amusement Logic works on the expansion project for Shankus Waterpark, its director tells us how a park is planned and managed in India. “The waterpark opened its doors in 1993, together with an annexed hotel and back then it had around 3 hectares. After years of operation and due to the great demand that we have, we decided to increase its area to 12 hectares. So, we increased our capacity from nearly 6,000 to 10,000 people and we hope to be at full capacity for almost a third of our operating days. Not only are we undertaking expansion works, [...]

Interview with Lionel Caro, Director of AkOatys waterpark on Reunion Island

This month, continuing our journey to water parks around the world, we meet Lionel Caro, the person responsible for the management of AkOatys waterpark, on the wonderful island of Reunion, who shares details about the park and its management. “The park started as the aquatic leisure area of a small resort hotel and only had 3 slides and some basic amenities. After 12 years and 4.5 million Euros in investments, the park has an area of 3 hectares and an assortment of attractions for all kind of visitors. The park opens from October through March, as do many parks in [...]

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