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23 Apr 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Assistant Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Basildon, Essex
Company: The Original Bowling Company
People Engagement Officer
Salary: £14,500 - £16,000 pa
Location: Sidlesham West Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: RSPB
Wales Outdoor Enterprises Manager
Salary: £33,135 per annum
Location: Wales (Location flexible across the region), United Kingdom
Company: National Trust Wales
Visitor Experience Manager X 2
Salary: £Circa 30,000 per annum
Location: Kent & Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, W12, United Kingdom
Company: KidZania
Operations / Visitor Service Manager
Salary: £26,000 - £29,000 + bonus and other benefits
Location: Blackpool, United Kingdom
Company: Blackpool Zoo
Head of Commercial Development
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 + benefits package
Location: Based London, United Kingdom
Company: Science Museum
Attraction Duty Manager
Salary: £20k - £22k
Location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Company: The Bournemouth Pier / Rock Reef Ltd
General Manager Designate
Salary: Competitive
Location: North West Region, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
General Manager Designate
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Location: South West Region, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
General Manager Designate
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Location: UK wide, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos




in this issue

• Olympic Park opens to public after £300m investment
• Disregard 'feelings' over obesity
• Bill Shankly hotel plans revealed


Property & tenders
Maximise Your Property Asset Potential With Natural Retreats
Location: Company: Natural Retreats
Commercial Development Opportunities At Brockholes Visitor Centre And Nature Reserve
Location: Company: Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Invitation to provide a quotation to conduct an Options Appraisal for the future management of Chichester District Council's Sport and Leisure facilities
Location: Chichester Company: Chichester District Council
Edinburgh Leisure Fitness Equipment Tender
Location: Edinburgh Company: Edinburgh Leisure
Leisure Opportunity To Lease
Location: Isle of Wight Company: Scotcher and Co
Seasonal Coastal Visitor - Transport Operator
Location: North Tyneside Company: North Tyneside Council
Commercial development of multiple buildings
Location: Redbridge Company: Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
Former Ten Pin Bowling Centre - Offers Invited Leasehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Prime Seafront Development Opportunity
Location: Company: Jones Lang Lasalle
Promenade Park Concessions
Location: Company: Maldon District Council
Outdoor Leisure Centres for Sale
Location: Company: GVA
Invitation to let by formal tender for the Operation and maintenance of a nine hole, Par 3, golf course in oakwood park
Location: Company: Enfield Council
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News headlines
Europe’s first triple-launch coaster debuts in Germany  
Europe’s first triple-launch coaster debuts in Germany

By Jason Holland

Germany’s Holiday Park has opened a new themed area based on vampires and zombies – with Europe’s first triple-launch rollercoaster at its undead heart. Baltimore, US-based Premier Rides designed and manufactured the new €8m ($11m, £6.57m) attraction, Sky Scream, which features three magnetic launches. “There are no moving parts except for the train. We use .... more>>
July opening for Universal Japan’s Harry Potter world  
July opening for Universal Japan’s Harry Potter world

By Jason Holland

Universal Studios Japan has announced a 15 July opening date for its $500m (€362m, £297m) Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction. The theme park is hoping to build on the 10.5 million visitors it received in fiscal 2013, an improvement of 7.7 per cent from the previous year and the second-highest figure since .... more>>

Mystery delay means Musée Picasso won’t reopen until year-end  
By Jason Holland

The reopening of Paris’ Musée Picasso – scheduled for June – has been delayed again. The museum, home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of Pablo Picasso’s artwork, has been .... more>>
Samsung museum showcases electrical innovation through the ages
 
By Jason Holland

Technology firm Samsung has opened its own museum charting the history – and future – of electronics innovation. The 10,950sq m (117,865sq ft) Samsung .... more>>
Haynes motor museum hopes expansion drives further success  
By Jason Holland

Haynes International Motor Museum in the UK has officially re-opened after a three-year, £5m ($8.4m, €6.1m) transformation, offering a tour through time of some .... more>>
Speculation soars around IPO of Merlin landlord Nick Leslau  
By Jak Phillips

Property investor Nick Leslau – whose company Prestbury Investments own a large chunk of Merlin Entertainments' real estate portfolio – is set to make a return to the London stock exchange with an IPO likely to be worth .... more>>
$200m Orlando hub gets new name, opening date  
By Jason Holland

The opening of a new $200m (€144m, £119m) entertainment hub in Orlando has been pushed back to spring 2015 – but finally has a confirmed name. I-Drive 360 is .... more>>
Aquarium fined over illegal wildlife trafficking  
By Jason Holland

Idaho Aquarium in the US has been sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiring to harvest, transport and sell illegal wildlife. Under a plea agreement, the non-profit aquarium in Boise, .... more>>
Wright & Wright Architects to design Geffrye Museum development  
By Katie Buckley

The Geffrye Museum has named Wright & Wright Architects to lead the design of its £14m (€17m, US$23m) development scheme. The project will create new spaces for the museum’s collections .... more>>
Hitler museum launches design contest  
By Jason Holland

A museum charting the history of National Socialism in Germany has launched an open design contest for its £14m ($23.5m, €17m) expansion project. The .... more>>
Record investment in new European attractions  
By Jason Holland

European theme parks have made a record investment in new rides and attractions for 2014, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and .... more>>
Gruppe wins Museum of London's architecture competition  
By Katie Buckley

Zurich-based architects Gruppe, have been announced as the winners of a competition organised by the Architecture Foundation and the Museum of London (MOL). .... more>>
Zaha Hadid completes Dongdaemun Design Plaza  
By Katie Buckley

Work has been completed on the US$425m (€307m, £254m) Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) in South Korea. ZHA won an international .... more>>
Sweden's proposed Nobel Centre comes up against opposition from local group 
 
By Tom Anstey

A heritage row has erupted over plans to build a permanent home and museum for the Nobel prize – the first in the award’s 114-year history. The new headquarters threaten two historic .... more>>
Aquarium plan tanks at community meeting  
By Jason Holland

Plans for a US$3m (€2.17m, £1.8m), 8,000ft (2,438m) aquarium in St. Augustine, Florida have been put on ice after local residents opposed the project. The .... more>>

Features
Merlin and the money men

Profile:
Merlin and the money men


Analyst Nigel Bland looks at how Merlin financed its way to the top
The history channel

Museums:
The history channel


ICOM's president Hans-Martin Hinz talks about the museum council's focus for the future
Science in the sky

Planetariums:
Science in the sky


We talk to Techmania's CEO Vlastimil Volak and designer Glenn Smith about the opening of the first 3D Planetarium in the Czech Republic
Plans revealed for New Doha Zoo

Zoo news:
Plans revealed for New Doha Zoo


A masterplan design has been revealed for the New Doha Zoo in Qatar, with the 75-hectare attraction planned to provide visitors with a sustainable focus on the natural and climatic features of three different continents


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Science centre seeks new home

Science centre news:
Science centre seeks new home


An educational group looking to acquire an art museum in Aspen, Colorado, US, wants to transform it into a new not-for- profit science centre
Nick Varney

Interview:
Nick Varney


Merlin's CEO Nick Varney on the future as a plc
The next wave

Waterparks:
The next wave


Franceen Gonzales on the latest trends in waterpark entertainment
Third Splash Kingdom for Texas

Waterpark news:
Third Splash Kingdom for Texas


Splash Kingdom Waterparks will be adding to its portfolio of Texas, US venues after Greenville City Council voted to allow the creation of a park off Interstate 30
Attractions product news

Tornado water slide blasts into Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas

Tornado water slide blasts into Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Thrill-seekers visiting Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas will be able to experience the Tornado – an extreme funnel water slide that simulates a natural storm – when the park opens for its second season on 12 April.
 
DJW installs new AV system at historic Dorset hotspot

DJW installs new AV system at historic Dorset hotspot

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

AV specialist DJ Willrich (DJW) is helping visitors get closer to nature at one of the South Coast's most historic hotspots.
 
Neptune-Benson to supply its Defender filtration system to Chinese waterpark

Neptune-Benson to supply its Defender filtration system to Chinese waterpark

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Water systems company Neptune-Benson is to supply its award-winning Defender® aquatic filtration system to the La Viva Waterpark in north east China.
Museum product news

Imagineear sends in the cavalry with interactive audioguide

Imagineear sends in the cavalry with interactive audioguide

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Imagineear has developed an interactive audioguide for the Household Cavalry museum, set to re-open in April 2014 following redevelopment.
 
App tracks Pompeii's devastation

App tracks Pompeii's devastation

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Apadmi has created an app for The British Museum's Life and Death Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition.
 
Acoustiguide creates a Dickensian Christmas

Acoustiguide creates a Dickensian Christmas

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Acoustiguide has launched its new Acoustiguide Mobile application at the Charles Dickens Museum, London, UK.
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14-15 May 2014

The Museums + Heritage Show

West Hall, Olympia, London, United Kingdom



19-20 May 2014

Total Supply Chain Summit

Heythrop Park Resort, Chipping Norton, United Kingdom



21-24 May 2014

Global Event Educators Symposium

Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis , United States



09-12 Jun 2014

10th Annual International Conference on Tourism

TBA, Athens, Greece



17-20 Jun 2014

IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo 2013

China National Convention Center, Beijing, China



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