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Visitor Experience and Site Support Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Woburn, United Kingdom
Company: Woburn Safari Park



Experienced Head Animal Keeper
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Company: Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort



Heritage Capital Project Manager
Salary: £45,994 - £48,645 per annum
Location: Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Company: Tees Valley Combined Authority



Centre Assistants - Lee Valley VeloPark
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate
Location: Olympic Park, London
Company: Vibrant Partnerships


Commercial Director- Midway North America
Salary: Competitive
Location: Orlando, FL, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Concord, NC, United States
Company: Sea Life
Trade Sales Coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Minnesota, United States
Company: Sea Life
Front Office Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Senior Profit Protection Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
Head of Operations
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Retail Operations Manager
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Company: Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
Casual Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure




in this issue

• Pure Gym sold to US investors LGP
• 1Rebel secures £6.6m for expansion
• Admiralty Arch set for hotel conversion


Property & tenders
East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking expressions of interest for Mepal Outdoor Centre.
Location: Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Early Market Engagement for sport, leisure and golf facilities operators
Location: Company: Taunton Deane Borough 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
IAAPA 2017: AECOM to oversee China's US$1.85bn Nickelodeon project  
IAAPA 2017: AECOM to oversee China's US$1.85bn Nickelodeon project

By Tom Anstey

The US$1.85bn (€1.56bn, £1.39bn) Nickelodeon-branded cultural resort coming to Foshan, Southern China, will be project managed by AECOM after a deal was signed at this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo. Part of the Foshan Cultural and Ecological Coastal Project – an initiative to enhance the culture, tourism, .... more>>
Engines ready! Triumph Motorcycle launches visitor experience  
Engines ready! Triumph Motorcycle launches visitor experience

By Alice Davis

With admirers from Steve McQueen to Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood to George Clooney, Pink to David Beckham – the iconic Triumph motorbike will be celebrated by all thanks to a new attraction opened in Hinckley, Leicester. The Triumph Factory Visitor Experience is laid out across eight themed zones, aimed at .... more>>

Association of Independent Museums names Emma Chaplin new director  
By Tom Anstey

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has named Emma Chaplin as its new director – starting February 2018. An AIM Council member from 2003 to 2014, Chaplin has worked as a museum .... more>>
Canada’s Méga Parc prepares for CA$52m steampunk redevelopment  
By Tom Anstey

Canada’s Méga Parc is to undergo a major steampunk-themed makeover, with a record-breaking gravity coaster travelling through a spokeless Ferris wheel at the heart of the CA$52m (US$41m, .... more>>
Michael Jackson's estate files trademark for possible museum venture  
By Tom Anstey

The estate for Michael Jackson has filed a trademark application indicating future plans to open a museum attraction dedicated to the pop icon. Covering a number of entertainment .... more>>
IAAPA 2017: Universal's Thierry Coup on taking immersive design to the next level  
By Tom Anstey

The man behind Universal Studios’ most successful visitor attractions says operators looking to stay ahead of the curve must go above and beyond to deliver new levels of immersive .... more>>
Continuum teams up with The Void to immerse guests in world of Star Wars  
By Alice Davis

UK attractions operator Continuum and free-roam VR company The Void are launching a Star Wars experience in London. By donning head-mounted displays, visitors will enter a Star Wars story .... more>>
Ardent's Dreamworld operating at profit one year on from horror accident  
By Tom Anstey

Ardent Leisure, which has struggled since a tragedy at its Dreamworld park claimed four lives last year, says it has stemmed financial losses. Geoff Richardson – who became acting chief .... more>>
SeaWorld's Brian Morrow reveals design theory behind 'Experiences That Matter'  
By Tom Anstey

SeaWorld creative designer Brian Morrow has lifted the lid on “Experiences That Matter”, detailing how the company’s new message affects design. Morrow, who is vice president of theme .... more>>
British monarchy to generate £1.77bn for economy in 2017  
By Tom Anstey

The British monarchy will contribute £1.77bn (US$2.34bn, €2bn) to Britain’s economy in 2017, with tourism the biggest winner as millions visit the UK to get a glimpse at the Royal Family and .... more>>
IAAPA 17: Disney legend Joe Rohde reveals secrets to storytelling with IPs  
By Tom Anstey

Veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde has revealed his secret to storytelling in theme parks, saying that to successfully utilise an IP, attractions creators must put visitors at the .... more>>
IAAPA 2017: Expo breaks records as 39,000 descend on Orlando  
By Tom Anstey

This year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, has proved to be the organisation’s most successful show ever, with a record 39,000 people attending the landmark event. Taking .... more>>
National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows  
By Alice Davis

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, is the catalyst for US$455m (€386m, £345m) in economic activity across the state every year, a new study has shown. The research, carried out .... more>>
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced  
By Tom Anstey

IAAPA has announced its winners for this year’s Brass Ring Awards, recognising a number of companies at the annual IAAPA expo for their achievements in excellence across different parts of .... more>>
Shaun the Sheep gets foothold in Japan's attractions market  
By Alice Davis

Aardman has opened two Shaun the Sheep Family Farms in Japan, with one in Osaka and one in the east coast city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The FECs include physical activities, play .... more>>

Features
Interactive colour editing from Disney

Technology news:
Interactive colour editing from Disney


Disney’s research and development arm has come up with a new way to interact with art – creating an augmented reality application that allows users to recolour paintings
Mexico police team to tackle looting

Heritage news:
Mexico police team to tackle looting


Mexico’s police force has created a new federal division dedicated to protecting the country’s cultural heritage, with the aim of tackling theft, the looting of historic artefacts and trafficking of such items
IAAPA Attractions Expo

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


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Launch nears for Omani waterpark

Waterparks news:
Launch nears for Omani waterpark


Oman’s first waterpark development is on course for its December launch, authorities have confirmed
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
Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids

Theme Parks news:
Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids


Merlin’s Legoland resort in Florida is donating 20,000 tickets to children in the state affected by Hurricane Irma, representing the largest ticket giveaway in the park’s history
Sir David Attenboroug

People profile:
Sir David Attenboroug


Making documentaries at the American Museum of Natural History
Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020

Visitor Attractions news:
Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020


Amanda Thompson OBE will become only the third woman to chair IAAPA in its 100- year history, after the global attractions body announced the Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director would take over in 2020
Beyond the Screen

Show report:
Beyond the Screen


Christine Kerr filed this report from the TEA’s SATE conference in Los Angeles
Attractions product news

Holovis creates Hunger Games aerial tour at MotiongateDubai

Holovis creates Hunger Games aerial tour at MotiongateDubai

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Holovis has created the Panem Aerial Tour, a new attraction for The World of the Hunger Games, in the Lionsgate zone at Motiongate Dubai.
 
DJ Willrich carries out tech overhaul at the British Music Experience

DJ Willrich carries out tech overhaul at the British Music Experience

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Integration firm DJ Willrich has installed Digital Projection’s HIGHlite Laser II projector at the British Music Experience (BME) in Liverpool, UK.
 
IAAPA 2017: Alterface launches new Wander system

IAAPA 2017: Alterface launches new Wander system

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Belgian interactive and media-based attraction design firm Alterface has launched Wander, a scalable, interactive solution, designed to give visitors a ‘truly personalised’ experience.
Museum product news

Visitors feel history in new VR experience at Russia's Hermitage Museum

Visitors feel history in new VR experience at Russia's Hermitage Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Russia’s Hermitage Museum has partnered with Russian video production company Videofabrika to create a brand new VR experience for visitors.
 
Penny Press Factory completes installation at Dubai's Etihad Museum

Penny Press Factory completes installation at Dubai's Etihad Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Dubai’s Etihad Museum has become the latest in a string of Dubai’s attractions to install Penny Press Factory’s GEM Penny Press in its gift shop.
 
Immersive experiences and digital safety among key trends at EAS 2017

Immersive experiences and digital safety among key trends at EAS 2017

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Flying theatres, dark ride systems, interactive solutions and immersive 3D cinemas – these are the cutting edge products that dominated the agenda at this year's Euro Attraction Show (EAS).
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27 Nov 2017

Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition

Drayton Manor Hotel, Tamworth, United Kingdom



11-14 Dec 2017

WTM International Golf Travel Market

tbc, Cannes, France



16-18 Jan 2018

Visitor Attraction Expo

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London, United Kingdom



17-18 Jan 2018

Museum Connections

Porte de Versailles, Paris, France



01-04 Feb 2018

CONFEC Red 2018

Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco



12-13 Mar 2018

Total Security Summit

Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted,



19-21 Mar 2018

MuseumNext Australia

tbc, Brisbane, Australia



03-05 Apr 2018

AAA 2018 (Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo)

China Import & Export Fair Complex (Area A), Guangzhou, China



09-11 Apr 2018

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



20 Apr 2018

Universal Tourism Exhibition (UTE) Beijing

Beijing Landmark Towers, Beijing, China



06-09 May 2018

American Alliance of Museums: Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Phoenix Convention Center and Venues, Phoenix, United States



16-17 May 2018

The Museums + Heritage Show

West Hall, Olympia, London, United Kingdom



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IAAPA 2017: AECOM to oversee China's US$1.85bn Nickelodeon project
BY Tom Anstey
The US$1.85bn (€1.56bn, £1.39bn) Nickelodeon-branded cultural resort coming to Foshan, Southern China, will be project managed by AECOM after a deal was signed at this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo.
Engines ready! Triumph Motorcycle launches visitor experience
BY Alice Davis
With admirers from Steve McQueen to Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood to George Clooney, Pink to David Beckham – the iconic Triumph motorbike will be celebrated by all thanks to a new attraction opened in Hinckley, Leicester.
Association of Independent Museums names Emma Chaplin new director
BY Tom Anstey
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has named Emma Chaplin as its new director – starting February 2018.
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Themed design: Making Sense
Industry experts Joel Beckerman, Gordon Grice and Scott A Lukas share their thoughts on effective multi-sensory design
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
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Visitors feel history in new VR experience at Russia's Hermitage Museum
Russia’s Hermitage Museum has partnered with Russian video production company Videofabrika to create a brand new VR experience for visitors.
Holovis creates Hunger Games aerial tour at MotiongateDubai
Holovis has created the Panem Aerial Tour, a new attraction for The World of the Hunger Games, in the Lionsgate zone at Motiongate Dubai.
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Visitor Experience and Site Support Manager
Woburn Safari Park
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Woburn, United Kingdom
Centre Assistants - Lee Valley VeloPark
Vibrant Partnerships
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate
Job location: Olympic Park, London
Heritage Capital Project Manager
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Salary: £45,994 - £48,645 per annum
Job location: Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Experienced Head Animal Keeper
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Job location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Countryside Senior Ranger
Warwickshire County Council
Salary: £27,668 - £30,153 pa
Job location: Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
General Managers
Successful UK-wide leisure business
Salary: Up to £40,000 (OTE £60,000) plus lots of great benefits
Job location: South West, United Kingdom
Commercial Director- Midway North America
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Orlando, FL, United States
General Manager
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Concord, NC, United States
Trade Sales Coordinator
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Minnesota, United States
Front Office Manager
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Senior Profit Protection Manager
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Job location: New York, NY, United States
Head of Operations
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: New York, NY, United States
Duty Manager
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Chief Executive
Bristol Zoological Society
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Visitor Experience and Site Support Manager
Woburn Safari Park
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Woburn, United Kingdom
Centre Assistants - Lee Valley VeloPark
Vibrant Partnerships
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate
Job location: Olympic Park, London
Heritage Capital Project Manager
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Salary: £45,994 - £48,645 per annum
Job location: Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Retail Operations Manager
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Job location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Experienced Head Animal Keeper
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Job location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Casual Duty Manager
Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Countryside Senior Ranger
Warwickshire County Council
Salary: £27,668 - £30,153 pa
Job location: Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
General Managers
Successful UK-wide leisure business
Salary: Up to £40,000 (OTE £60,000) plus lots of great benefits
Job location: South West, United Kingdom
Experienced Head Animal Keeper
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Job location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Countryside Senior Ranger
Warwickshire County Council
Salary: £27,668 - £30,153 pa
Job location: Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
General Managers
Successful UK-wide leisure business
Salary: Up to £40,000 (OTE £60,000) plus lots of great benefits
Job location: South West, United Kingdom
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