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Casino Manager
Salary: £30,000
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Landers Recruitment


Director of Operations
Salary: £78,000 p.a.
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Company: WWT
Head of Product Excellence
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winter Haven, FL, United States
Company: Legoland
Customer Insights and Analytics Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Concord, NC, United States
Company: Sea Life
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Facilities Technician
Salary: Competitive
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Arizona, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Health and Safety Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Water Park Admissions Team Lead
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Stonehenge Site Manager
Salary: Circa £23,000 per annum
Location: Amesbury, United Kingdom
Company: English Heritage
Water Park Supervisor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Company: Legoland




in this issue

• English clubs dominate football index
• Fiit to disrupt with £2.4m seed funding
• Mandarin Oriental plans Mayfair hotel


Property & tenders
Tender for the provision and operation of an Observation Wheel on the Council’s Recreation Ground in Stratford upon Avon
Location: Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking expressions of interest for Mepal Outdoor Centre.
Location: Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Major UK Visitor Attraction for sale
Location: Company: GVA
Opportunity To Develop and Operate Outdoor Leisure Facilities at Castle Park
Location: Company: Colchester Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
World's highest Ferris wheel to sit atop RM2.2bn FA Porsche building  
World's highest Ferris wheel to sit atop RM2.2bn FA Porsche building

By Tom Anstey

A Ferris wheel in Malaysia will become the world’s highest when it opens as part of the under-construction 78-storey M101 Skywheel in Kuala Lumpur. The mixed-use building will be the first integrated development to be designed by Studio FA Porsche – known famously for its sports car design – and will, at 200m .... more>>
Perkins+Will create science hub to anchor Suzhou culture district  
Perkins+Will create science hub to anchor Suzhou culture district

By Tom Anstey

A science museum in Suzhou, China, is to act as the centrepiece of a new cultural district in the city, with the design celebrating nature while highlighting the role of industrial development. Taking inspiration from its surroundings, the 600,000sq ft (56,000sq m) Suzhou Science & Technology Museum is .... more>>

Welcome to the Gucci Garden: Alessandro Michele celebrates luxury brand with restaurant and museum in Florentine palace  
By Kim Megson

The creative director of Gucci has opened a restaurant, museum and gift shop dedicated to the luxury fashion house – in a 14th-century Florentine palace. Alessandro Michele decided to .... more>>
Michael Ellis to oversee arts, heritage and tourism in new DCMS role  
By Tom Anstey

Former House of Commons deputy leader Michael Ellis has been named parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism. Ellis – who was deputy leader of the House of Commons from .... more>>
US$88m Epic Waters waterpark comes to Texas  
By Tom Anstey

A major new waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, opens its doors to the public today (12 January), with the US$88m (€72.5m, £64.6m) project featuring a retractable roof to offer year-round use .... more>>
Oman's first waterpark signifies first step in national tourism plan  
By Tom Anstey

Oman’s first waterpark has opened to the public, kicking off a series of tourist-focused developments in the country as its rulers strive to diversify the national economy. Called Hawana .... more>>
City of Bath plans tourist levy to support heritage, arts and culture  
By Tom Anstey

Councillors in Bath are looking to cash in on the 5.8 million tourists that visit the historic city each year, with plans to introduce a bed tax that could raise millions of pounds for the .... more>>
'A transition in time, in space and memory': Architect behind Cyprus' national archaeology museum reveals design concept  
By Kim Megson

Architect Theoni Xanthi has told CLADglobal how her team's vision for the national archaeology museum in Cyprus was inspired by “the materials that gave birth to Cypriot and .... more>>
Barack Obama reveals revised plans for Presidential Center  
By Tom Anstey

Former US president Barack Obama has provided an update on his Presidential Center, promising to “create a campus for active citizenship in the heart of Chicago’s South Side”. The design, .... more>>
Stadium for Bath appoints Grimshaw as lead architect  
By Rob Gibson

Bath Rugby moved a step closer to its new home as the Stadium for Bath project confirmed Grimshaw as lead architect. The project brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and Arena .... more>>
Yorkshire Wildlife Park gets green light for £50m expansion  
By Tom Anstey

The £50m (US$67.6m, €56.4m) expansion of Yorkshire Wildlife Park has been approved, with 150 acres (61 hectares) of new land set to transform the attraction and provide an economic boost to .... more>>
VR headset with brain sensors catches the eye at CES  
By Tom Anstey

A new technology utilising eye tracking and brain sensors has been named most innovative virtual reality product at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). .... more>>
York's National Railway Museum finalising £50m development masterplan  
By Tom Anstey

The National Railway Museum in York has said its £50m (US$67.6m, €56.7m) masterplan still is still being finalised, following local reports revealing new details about the institution’s .... more>>
Avani to make Laotian debut at World Heritage Site  
By Jane Kitchen

Avani Hotels & Resorts will open a location in the ancient city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Laos, in March. The 53-bedroom hotel will be located on a narrow .... more>>
Shigeru Ban completes dramatic Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in shadow of famed volcano  
By Kim Megson

The Pritzker-winning architect Shigeru Ban has completed the dramatic Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture, with a design that mimics the famous dormant volcano. .... more>>

Features
Z is for Zeitz

New openings:
Z is for Zeitz


The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first major modern art museum, has opened in Cape Town
IAAPA Attractions Expo

Show preview:
IAAPA Attractions Expo


Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA in Orlando
Product Innovation

Attractions-kit.net:
Product Innovation


Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
Cage-free zoo approved for Sydney

Zoos & Aquariums news:
Cage-free zoo approved for Sydney


Plans to develop a second zoo in Sydney, Australia, have been given the go-ahead after local government officials granted planning permission to the AU$36m ($29m, €24m, £21m) “cage free” project in Bungarribee
Science of attraction design

Editor’s letter:
Science of attraction design


Liz Terry shares her thoughts 


Web gallery:

A source of attractions services
Pure Energy

Expos:
Pure Energy


BRC’s Christian Lachel reflects on the recent expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, and shares his takeaways for Expo 2020 Dubai
Ten out of Ten

Planetariums:
Ten out of Ten


A planetarium upgrade at Telus World of Science in Canada is set to become the first to offer a 10K resolution experience
The Attractions Business

Analysis: Part 8:
The Attractions Business


In the final part of the series, consultant David Camp weighs up the pros and cons of operating an attraction
Sir David Attenboroug

People profile:
Sir David Attenboroug


Making documentaries at the American Museum of Natural History
Attractions product news

US$88m Epic Waters waterpark comes to Texas

US$88m Epic Waters waterpark comes to Texas

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A major new waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, opens its doors to the public today (12 January), with the US$88m (€72.5m, £64.6m) project featuring a retractable roof to offer year-round use for the US state.
 
VR headset with brain sensors catches the eye at CES

VR headset with brain sensors catches the eye at CES

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A new technology utilising eye tracking and brain sensors has been named most innovative virtual reality product at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
 
Simworx to open Immersive Tunnel  attraction at Amikoo Resort

Simworx to open Immersive Tunnel attraction at Amikoo Resort

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Simworx has announced that it will supply an updated version of its Immersive Tunnel ride for the highly-anticipated Amikoo Resort Park in Mexico.
Museum product news

New Jora Vision exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the 'Golden Age of Travel'

New Jora Vision exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the 'Golden Age of Travel'

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Dutch design firm Jora Vision has partnered with Nordic Exhibitions & Events to create Legendary Trunks, a new travelling immersive experience.
 
Oskoui + Oskoui announces partnership with Vertuoso

Oskoui + Oskoui announces partnership with Vertuoso

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Digital creative agency Oskoui + Oskoui (O&O) has signed a partnership deal with ‘vertical storytelling’ specialist, Vertuoso.
 
NorthernLight creates VR experience at Amsterdam's National Maritime Museum

NorthernLight creates VR experience at Amsterdam's National Maritime Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Creative design firm NorthernLight has created Dare to Discover: A VR Journey, a brand new virtual reality experience, for the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.
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This year DJW celebrates 30 years in the industry, with David and Lynn Willrich having started the company from the AV department of the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

DJW offers a way to interpret your story through the use of technology. We can provide audio visual consultancy to assist in the planning stage, follow up with AV system design, supply and installation and provide a bespoke control system to suit your operational needs.
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World's highest Ferris wheel to sit atop RM2.2bn FA Porsche building
BY Tom Anstey
A Ferris wheel in Malaysia will become the world’s highest when it opens as part of the under-construction 78-storey M101 Skywheel in Kuala Lumpur.
Perkins+Will create science hub to anchor Suzhou culture district
BY Tom Anstey
A science museum in Suzhou, China, is to act as the centrepiece of a new cultural district in the city, with the design celebrating nature while highlighting the role of industrial development.
Welcome to the Gucci Garden: Alessandro Michele celebrates luxury brand with restaurant and museum in Florentine palace
BY Kim Megson
The creative director of Gucci has opened a restaurant, museum and gift shop dedicated to the luxury fashion house – in a 14th-century Florentine palace.
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FEATURES
Promotional feature: Simworx
Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology
New openings: Z is for Zeitz
The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first major modern art museum, has opened in Cape Town
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Museum MACAN director Aaron Seeto on Jakarta’s first contemporary art museum
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SUPPLIER NEWS
US$88m Epic Waters waterpark comes to Texas
A major new waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, opens its doors to the public today (12 January), with the US$88m (€72.5m, £64.6m) project featuring a retractable roof to offer year-round use for the US state.
VR headset with brain sensors catches the eye at CES
A new technology utilising eye tracking and brain sensors has been named most innovative virtual reality product at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
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Casino Manager
Landers Recruitment
Salary: £30,000
Job location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Casino Manager
Landers Recruitment
Salary: £30,000
Job location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Director of Operations
WWT
Salary: £78,000 p.a.
Job location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Head of Product Excellence
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Winter Haven, FL, United States
Customer Insights and Analytics Manager
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Job location: New York, NY, United States
General Manager
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Concord, NC, United States
Duty Manager
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Washington, DC, United States
Facilities Technician
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Marketing Manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Arizona, United States
Health and Safety Manager
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Water Park Admissions Team Lead
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Stonehenge Site Manager
English Heritage
Salary: Circa £23,000 per annum
Job location: Amesbury, United Kingdom
Water Park Supervisor
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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