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28 Jul 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America, United States
Company: Picsolve

Membership Manager
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Location: Catford, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Casino Manager
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Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Head Receptionist
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Location: Bolton, United Kingdom
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Hospitality Host - Casino
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Technical Manager
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Location: Ontario-Vaughan Mills, Canada
Company: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto
Studios Manager
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Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Entertainments Supervisor
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Location: Arizona-Tempe, United States
Company: Sea Life
Digital Marketing and eCommerce Specialist
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Head of Operations
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Company: EDF Energy London Eye
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in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel

Property & tenders
Expression of interest for golf service
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales Company: Denbighshire County Council
Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London Company: London Borough of Havering
Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes Company: The Parks Trust
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Request for Quotations
Location: Company: Bridgend County Borough Council
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Diverse Leisure Portfolio in the Mendip District of Somerset
Location: Company: GVA
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
Inverclyde Leisure is inviting Fitness Equipment supplier to tender for the supply and Delivery of our Fitness and resistance equipment
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
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News headlines
George Lucas museum reveals architects for legacy project  
George Lucas museum reveals architects for legacy project

By Tom Anstey

George Lucas’ legacy project – the US$300m (€220m, £179m) Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) – has revealed that Beijing-based MAD Architects has been selected as principal designer for the project, while Chicago-based Studio Gang will work on the landscape. In addition, VOA Associates, based in Chicago, will .... more>>
India plans new government body to manage country's heritage sites  
India plans new government body to manage country's heritage sites

By Tom Anstey

India’s government is looking into establishing a Heritage Development Authority (HDA) to enhance tourism numbers and boost visitor attraction quality at heritage sites across the country. Chandana Khan, special chief secretary for tourism to the Indian government, said at a press conference that development .... more>>

Ireland’s Tayto Park eyes Europe’s big boys with massive new roller coaster  
By Alice Davis

Tayto Park – one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions – has had a planning application for a €25m (£19.8m, $33.6m) expansion and world-class roller .... more>>
Brighton's i360 plans finally underway as London Eye team reunites to build iconic structure  
By Tom Anstey

Construction of Brighton, UK’s, i360 tower is set to kick off tomorrow (29 July) after the project secured £40m (US$68m, €50.4m) in funding eight years after .... more>>
Damien Hirst's personal collection to go on display at new gallery in 2015  
By Tom Anstey

The personal art collection of British artist Damien Hirst is set to go on display in May 2015, when a new gallery opens in Vauxhall, south London. The collection – which contains 2,000 .... more>>
Images revealed for Disney Springs regeneration at Disney World Florida  
By Tom Anstey

New concept images have been released for Disney Springs – the multi-year transformation of Disney World Florida’s Downtown .... more>>
Smithsonian and Penn Museum team up to protect battling Syria's heritage  
By Tom Anstey

In an effort to help stem the significant loss of cultural artefacts and landmarks in Syria, Penn Museum in Philadelphia, US and the Smithsonian Institution in .... more>>
Turkey's museums see more than 420 per cent attendance increase over the last decade  
By Tom Anstey

Turkey’s cultural heritage has received a huge boost over the past decade, with visitors to museums and historic sites increasing by more than 420 per cent. Between 2000 and 2013, the .... more>>
Hong Kong's first 3D museum offers optical illusions  
By Tom Anstey

Hong Kong’s first 3D museum – inspired by similar attractions in South Korea and Malaysia – has opened its doors to the public in Tsim Sha Tsui. The .... more>>
Aberdeen City Council seeks firm for £30m gallery renovations  
By Tom Anstey

Aberdeen City Council is looking for construction firms to carry out a £30m (US$50.9m, €37.8m) revamp of the Scottish city’s art gallery. The local .... more>>
UK's first black heritage centre opens in Brixton, London  
By Tom Anstey

A new £7m (US$11.9m, €8.8m) development in Brixton, south London – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – has opened today (24 July) in the form of the .... more>>
Italy's over 65s lose free access to cultural attractions  
By Tom Anstey

Italy has abolished a long-standing practice to allow people aged 65 or over free access to the country’s 225 state-owned museums, galleries and archeological .... more>>
Freefall drop used to simulate near-death experiences is newest attraction at Tivoli Friheden  
By Tom Anstey

A new theme park ride for daredevils has opened at Tivoli Friheden theme park in Denmark – a ride which is a 100ft (30m) .... more>>
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy  
By Helen Andrews

Two projects in and around the Grand Canyon – the famous US landmark that welcomed nearly 4.6 million visitors in 2013 – are raising concerns about how much .... more>>
Merlin builds on Lego's popularity in Japan with announcement of Osaka Discovery Centre  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Japan have announced plans today (23 July) to open a new Legoland Discovery Centre in Tempozan Market Place .... more>>



MOHAI's executive director, Leonard Garfield, talks about the Seattle museum's new Bezos Center for Innovation, named after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
Largest aquarium debuts in China

Zoo news:
Largest aquarium debuts in China

A new US$806.5m (€587m,£486m) aquatic theme park in China has broken five Guinness World Records on opening and is now officially recognised as the largest aquarium on the planet
EAS 2014

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The exhibitors reveal what they’ll be showcasing at EAS in September and what the hot topics of conversation will be
The Placemakers

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What’s the secret to turning an attraction into a place?
Ecsite 2014

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A look ahead to this year's conference for science centres
Starry skies

Starry skies

The newly upgraded Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado now boasts the highest specification full dome theatre in the US. Director Douglas Duncan tells us more


A review of the fifth annual IMERSA conference held in Denver, Colorado
Multi story

Multimedia and AV:
Multi story

A round up of some of the latest multimedia and AV projects
Appliance of science

Science centres:
Appliance of science

Andreas Waschk and Mike Boris explain how they made Blueprint Entertainment into Europe's largest private science centre operator
Attractions product news

Jora Entertainment announces two new productions

Jora Entertainment announces two new productions


A cowboys and Indians show with a twist and an animal adventure are the themes for Jora Entertainment’s two latest productions.
Defender system saves California water park

Defender system saves California water park


California’s City of Antioch Waterpark has reported a saving of more than 250,000 gallons of water in one month after using Neptune Benson’s Defender filtration system.
4D theatre is launchpad for Angry Birds Land’s success

4D theatre is launchpad for Angry Birds Land’s success


Simworx has created the world’s first Angry Birds 4D experience theatre as part of the new themed area based on the popular game at Thorpe Park Resort.
Museum product news

Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream

Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream


A South African design consortium led by Formula D Interactive has won a contract to design and build an interactive audiovisual environment at a Miami science museum.
Attractions software specialist Gamma Dataware acquired by Access Group

Attractions software specialist Gamma Dataware acquired by Access Group


Business management software company Access Group has acquired leisure solutions specialist Gamma Dataware.
Three new contracts for Syx Automations

Three new contracts for Syx Automations


Syx Automations has been selected by Royal Museums Greenwich to become its software partner, among a number of recent contract wins for the company.
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Triotech was established in 1999. It is privately owned by Ernest Yale, founder, president and CEO, and Jacques Drouin, chair.

Integrated designer and manufacturer of media-based immersive (6D) and interactive (7D) attractions, such as the flagship XD Theatre and XD Dark Ride.
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07-12 Sep 2014

2014 World Leisure Congress

Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center and the University of South Alabama, Mobile Bay, United States

20-23 Sep 2014

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Ontario Science Centre, Ontario, Canada

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