John Collins

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John Collins OBE has been a leisure industry operator for more than 45 years. John is the third generation of the Collins family to operate visitor attractions.

John operated his own amusement park and other attractions and FECs. He spent many years as a member of a small team advising the Tussauds Group on all aspects of the development and operation of their theme park business. John has also been instrumental in the creation and operation of FECs linked with major retail schemes.

John’s practical hands on experience is in building and operating both large theme parks and traditional amusement parks together with experience in family entertainment centres in both retail and stand alone situations.

Offices served:

  • Chairman of IAAPA (The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) and remains an Advisory Board member.
  • President of Europarks which is the Federation of European Theme Park and Attractions Association
  • President and past Chairman of BALPPA (The British Association of Leisure Parks Piers and Attractions).

In serving the leisure industry worldwide John has developed a network of industry experts and suppliers with proven track records and with products which have enabled him to deliver the many parks and attractions with which he has been involved on budget and on time. John’s hands on experience offers invaluable insight to many of LDP’s projects.