Fire at PortAventura’s Ferrari Land

Salou, Tarragona, Spain

A raging fire broke out overnight at Farrari Land, PortAventura Park’s 807,300 square feet (75,000 sq/m) sister park scheduled to open on April 7, 2017. No injuries were reported and the full extent of the damage caused by the fire is not immediately known, but there was extensive damage to several structures including the Venetian Campanile and Ferrari Experience buildings as well as one of the two S&S combo drop towers. Click the headline for more information


Dollywood escapes wildfire damage

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

High winds and extreme drought conditions sparked wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains surrounding Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but Dollywood theme park, its Splash Country water park and DreamMore Resort were spared any damage.
Overnight staff evacuated families staying in 50 of the resort’s rooms and 19 of the park’s Smoky Mountain Cabins, some of which were damaged or destroyed by the fires.