General Manager of Futura Form, Ali Cuneyt Sayin; Technical Units Manager of Futura Form, Erman Pakman; and Business Development Manager Polin Group Italy & Futuraform Gardaland/Jumanji Project Manager, Gabriele Geraci, recently flew from Turkey to Italy to meet with Aldo Maria Vigevani, CEO of Gardaland SpA, and formalize the contract.
Gardaland has been steadily expanding in both size and attendance over the years. Now, in its most recent expansion, it will include Futura Form. The project joins some of the largest names in theme park entertainment.
Futura Form is a composite manufacturing company under Polin Group that was founded in 2012. The company provides production, design and project-management services in addition to developing and producing a wide range of custom composite products. The firm is recognized for the sizeable number of composite signage products that it has designed and produced, in addition to tactile-surface products and pop-up displays for various industries, such as entertainment, tourism, landscape, architectural and industrial product manufacturing.
Polin Group is a global family of brands dedicated to providing industry-leading amusement products and services. As a single-source supplier, the firm differentiates itself by providing an extensive array of products and services, from wildlife and rides to full design and management packages.
Gardaland SpA is widely recognized for its amusement park, Gardaland Resort. The resort opened in 1975 and now includes Gardaland Park, Gardaland Sea-Life and the Gardaland Hotel. The entire complex covers an area of 445,000 square meters (4,789,940 square feet); the theme park sits on 200,000 square meters (2,152,782 square feet). Since October 2006, the park has been owned by the British company Merlin Entertainments Ltd.
Recently, Gardaland announced that it would open the world’s first “Jumanji”- themed ride in partnership with Sony Entertainment. Opening for the 2022 season, the family-friendly dark ride will take guests on a journey through the jungle, encountering a variety of pitfalls, surprises and dangers. “Jumanji” the movie was originally released in theaters in 1995 and starred Robin Williams, eventually spawning two successful sequels that have proven popular worldwide. Gardaland’s CEO Vigevani described the licensing agreement with Sony was proof of the company’s winning path to partnering with global brands. “Synonymous with adventure, fantasy, fun, action, play and imagination, ‘Jumanji’ blends seamlessly with Gardaland’s founding values,” he said.
Ali Cuneyt Sayin, Futura Form’s General Manager, said that partnering with Gardaland and, subsequently, Merlin, underscores both Futura Form and Polin Group’s dedication to honesty, quality, constant innovation, differentiation and dynamism.
“By joining with such prestigious companies as Gardaland and Merlin, we can offer advancements in technology and other offerings that will help push all of our businesses to higher standards,” Sayin added. “At Polin Group, we believe in the power of the amusement experience and the value it adds to communities around the world.”