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04 Mar 2015 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
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Location: Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Visitor Operations Manager
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Company: South West Lakes Trust
SeaQuarium Attraction Manager
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Location: Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom
Company: SeaQuarium
Marketing Coordinator
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Company: Bewilderwood
Hylands House Manager
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Company: Chelmsford City Council
Entertainment Supervisor
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Company: LEGOLAND California
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Company: Sea Life
Guest Experience Manager
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in this issue

• Green light for £400m Tottenham stadium
• Agassi nets DLL supply contract
• Man Utd legends unveil Hotel Football

Property & tenders
Outsourcing of Food and Beverage operation
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: MW Estates
Leisure Management Opportunity
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Soft Market Testing Opportunity
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Inverclyde Leisure IT Provision Partner
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Consultancy Services
Location: Company: Three Rivers District Council
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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News headlines
Walking Dead town used as visitor attraction listed on eBay  
Walking Dead town used as visitor attraction listed on eBay

By Tom Anstey

A development that has been drawing tourists from all over the world due to its connection with The Walking Dead has been listed for US$680,000 (€608,000, £442,000) on eBay, amid hopes a commercial buyer could capitalise and breathe new life .... more>>
Dutch Windwheel concept combines clean, silent energy with visitor attraction  
Dutch Windwheel concept combines clean, silent energy with visitor attraction

By Tom Anstey

Famous for harnessing its wind power, the Netherlands is looking to move on from the traditional windmill, with a new concept that encompasses a wind turbine, housing, a hotel and a tourist attraction all in one. Designed to be part energy .... more>>

CVC and Blackstone launch US$1bn sale of Merlin shares  
By Tom Anstey

Private equity firms CVC and Blackstone have launched the sale of their remaining shares in Merlin Entertainments. 156,541,347 shares are being sold through .... more>>
Looted Iraq museum responds to IS heritage attacks by reopening after 12-year closure  
By Tom Anstey

The Iraqi national museum – closed since 2003 following the Iraq War – has officially reopened earlier than scheduled in Baghdad in response to ISIS footage showing the terrorist group .... more>>
Hong Kong government in talks to double the size of Disneyland  
By Tom Anstey

The Hong Kong government is planning to hold talks with Disney on further expanding Hong Kong Disneyland in a bid to boost tourism in the area and propel .... more>>
MVRDV puts ‘the human scale’ back into Paris  
By Katie Buckley

Dutch architectural firm MVRDV has been granted approval for the restructuring of a mixed-use 1970’s complex in Paris, .... more>>
1950s Polish cinema soon to open as planetarium  
By Alice Davis

The Venus Cinema in Zielona Gora, in western Poland, is being renovated and transformed into a science centre and digital .... more>>
SeaWorld loses one million visitors in 2014  
By Tom Anstey

SeaWorld continues to flounder as its year-end report showed a net loss of US$24.5m (€22.6m, £16.5m) for the last quarter of 2014 and visitor numbers down by .... more>>
20 Legoland developments in the pipeline, says Merlin  
By Tom Anstey

Following the release of its annual report, Merlin Entertainments has said there is potential for up to 20 new Legoland developments to be announced in the not-too-distant future. With .... more>>
US$600bn natural heritage sector badly under-funded, says new study  
By Tom Anstey

The world’s national parks and nature reserves are thought to be worth US$600bn (€535bn, £389bn) a year, with around eight billion tourism visits annually. That .... more>>
Feasibility study next big step for proposed US$120m Jacksonville Aquarium  
By Tom Anstey

Jacksonville Florida's chances of getting a world-class aquarium in a downtown location have taken a step forward with the news that a feasibility study is .... more>>
South Africa's largest waterpark to anchor Scottburgh development  
By Tom Anstey

Work on a major development, centred around what will be South Africa’s largest waterpark, will start in January 2016 according to the company behind the multi-million dollar project. To .... more>>
Kris Yao | Artech wins contest for New Taipei City Museum of Art  
By Tom Anstey

Kris Yao | Artech has been selected to design the New Taipei City Museum of Art after winning an architectural contest with .... more>>
Work to start on US$19m California planetarium development  
By Tom Anstey

Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, will start work this year on a US$19m (€16.8m, £12.3m) planetarium .... more>>
Merlin posts strong end of year results after successful 2014  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments has posted strong end of year results, recording a compounded annual growth rate from 2010 to 2014 of 12.6 per cent. Over the year, Merlin generated £1.25bn (US$1.9bn, €1.7bn) in revenue, posting a .... more>>

SATE 2014

Conference Report:
SATE 2014

TEA president Christine Kerr presents the hot topics from the annual design conference devoted to Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience
Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gottschall

Literary scholar and author of The Storytelling Animal explains why we’re all addicted to story, and how attractions can capitalise on our love of narrative
Art Project

Art Project

State-of-the-art projectors and world-class artists combine to create inspiring installations
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Halloween fright nights prove big business

Visitor Attractions News:
Halloween fright nights prove big business

Attractions worldwide took advantage of Halloween 2014, with a selection of seasonal shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a funfilled fright in October
Queen launches Science Museum gallery

Science Centres News:
Queen launches Science Museum gallery

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were in attendance 25 October for the landmark launch of the London Science Museum’s new £16m ($26m, €20m) Communications Gallery
Helsinki Guggenheim concepts unveiled

Museums & Galleries News:
Helsinki Guggenheim concepts unveiled

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased
Attractions product news

The Juice-distributed 4D film wins US award

The Juice-distributed 4D film wins US award


A new ride film from The Juice has won a Silver Telly Award in a US ceremony. ‘Aerobatic Challenge’ from Crazybridge Studios was selected as a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards.
Symetrix sounded out for Madame Tussauds audio job

Symetrix sounded out for Madame Tussauds audio job


Madame Tussauds’ Singapore site is now using a Symetrix ‘SymNet Radius’ 12x8-centric audio processing and distribution infrastructure.
Avoid the attacking zombies in Niceberg’s fear-inducing film

Avoid the attacking zombies in Niceberg’s fear-inducing film


A scary ride through an endless zombie forest, ‘Lost in Fear’ is a new 4D film from Niceberg Studios.
Museum product news

Complexity of integration helps tell Dutch museum’s story

Complexity of integration helps tell Dutch museum’s story


Rapenburg Plaza has developed a fully integrated lighting design, multimedia, audio and show control system at the recently-opened National Military Museum in the Netherlands.
Protective solution helps preserve museum textile collections

Protective solution helps preserve museum textile collections


Art galleries and museums may be able to share their textile treasures with a wider audience if a new protective solution is used.
London museum selects Syx leisure management software

London museum selects Syx leisure management software


An anthropological museum in London has selected software from Syx Automations to manage its ticketing, membership and events.
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