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01 Sep 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America
Company: Picsolve


Sales and Marketing Manager
Salary: c£25,000
Location: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Team Member / Senior Team Member
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Team Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Head of Marketing - Midway North America
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York-New York, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Supervisor – Ground Service
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Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Supervisor - Admission
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Front Office Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Water Park Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: California-Carlsbad, United States
Company: LEGOLAND California
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Trade Sales Manager
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Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Promotions Manager
Salary: expect a great benefits package including 401k
Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Sea Life




in this issue

• Industry leaders rail at 'irresponsible' exercise claims
• Nuffield eyes further gym buyouts
• Volkswagen: camper van pop-up


Property & tenders
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
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
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
OVA Studio prototype brings the oceans to life with 3D Swimarium  
OVA Studio prototype brings the oceans to life with 3D Swimarium

By Tom Anstey

A prototype design for an attraction, conceived by Hong Kong’s OVA Studio, could recreate the world’s oceans, using projected imagery on LED screens to bring the Bahamas, Maldives, Great Barrier Reef and more to a uniquely designed swimming pool. .... more>>
Birthplace of Hitler to be turned into 'House of Responsibility' museum  
Birthplace of Hitler to be turned into 'House of Responsibility' museum

By Tom Anstey

A long-running debate about what to do with the birthplace of Adolf Hitler looks to be settled, with Austrian authorities poised to turn the controversial property into a “House of Responsibility” museum, which will look at the Nazi leader’s crimes. The €2.2m (US$2.9m, £1.7m) town-house and former pub located .... more>>

Bulgarian zoo forced to close after unexplained deaths of animals  
By Tom Anstey

A zoo in Bulgaria’s capital has been forced to close after several of its animals died of unknown causes over the course of a weekend. Sofia’s ‘The Zoo’ has .... more>>
Canadian Science Museum ad pulled from TV for being 'too violent'  
By Tom Anstey

A new television advert for Vancouver, Canada’s, Science World Museum has been pulled from TV on the basis that the 30-second clip is “too violent”. The .... more>>
EAS set to inspire industry attendees  
By Alice Davis

Attractions industry insiders are gearing up for the biggest European event of the calendar, with the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) being held in Amsterdam, .... more>>
Free-to-use virtual reality gaming museum launches on Oculus Rift  
By Tom Anstey

A museum dedicated to video games has been made available in a fully immersive virtual world using the Oculus Rift headset .... more>>
Iraq's national museum reopens to the public for the first time since 2003  
By Tom Anstey

Troubled Iraq’s national museum has reopened two renovated halls for exhibition, more than a decade after they were subject to mass looting and destruction .... more>>
Cuba celebrates rail heritage by restoring 40 locomotives for grand exhibition  
By Tom Anstey

A large exhibition on Cuba’s rail heritage is set to open following an eight-year project to repair and restore 40 locomotives. The open air exhibition will take place at the country’s .... more>>
Six Flags reinvents Batman, Colossus rides for 2015  
By Alice Davis

Six Flags has announced a medley of new attractions opening across its parks in 2015. “Innovation is part of our DNA and we look forward to introducing .... more>>
Bernard Tschumi Architects ‘Carnal Hall’ set to open in Switzerland  
By Katie Buckley

The Le Rosey school in Switzerland is set to open its new concert hall and centre for art and culture – designed by Bernard .... more>>
Indian government approves plans for Mumbai's first theme park  
By Tom Anstey

Plans for a 20,500sq m (220,000sq ft) theme park called Majhe Jag (My World) to be built in Bhandupeshwar Kund, Mumbai, have been approved by India’s state government. The area, declared .... more>>
UK trainers lend expertise to UAE's Al Ain Zoo to run training scheme  
By Tom Anstey

Al Ain Zoo in Ail Ain, UAE, is hosting two UK trainers from Durrell Conservation Academy in Jersey, UK, to oversee a joint .... more>>
Kingsmen Creatives wins US$25.2m KidZania Singapore contract  
By Tom Anstey

Design and production group Kingsmen Creatives has landed a US$25.2m (€19m, £15.1m) contract to design and build the interiors for KidZania Singapore. .... more>>
Long-abandoned US theme park to undergo eco-renovation  
By Tom Anstey

An abandoned theme park in Marble Falls, Arkansas, US, is about to undergo a major renovation to become an eco-theme park. The former Dogpatch USA theme park – which originally opened in 1968 drawing upwards of 8,000 visitors a day – is still .... more>>
Cambridge, UK, to become 'living museum' for special event  
By Tom Anstey

The city of Cambridge, UK, is to be transformed into a ‘living museum’ for five weeks starting in October as part of a major event called Curating Cambridge. Funded by Arts .... more>>

Features
Rick Schwartz

Interview:
Rick Schwartz


San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives
Play to the Gallery

Gallery Design:
Play to the Gallery


A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms
Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Zoos & Aquariums News:
Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’


Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June
TEA/AECOM  Enduring Appeal

Analysis:
TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal


Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers
Inside Story

Storytelling:
Inside Story


Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach
Here comes China

Editor’s letter:
Here comes China


As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned
Grand Tours

Audioguides & Apps:
Grand Tours


The best in visitor guides
Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

Heritage News:
Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row


UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise
Light Fantastic

Light & Sound:
Light Fantastic


Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
Attractions product news

Justice League recruits Alterface for dark ride project

Justice League recruits Alterface for dark ride project

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Alterface Projects has been selected to provide interactivity for two dark rides set to open in Six Flags theme parks next year.
 
Innovative Leisure showcases product range

Innovative Leisure showcases product range

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A wide range of products will be displayed by UK-based adventure attractions company Innovative Leisure at this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS) and Leisure Industry Week (LIW) events.
 
Iplayco unveils fresh and functional website

Iplayco unveils fresh and functional website

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

International Play Company (Iplayco) – a designer, manufacturer and installer of children’s play structures – has launched an innovative new website.
Museum product news

Gateway provides ticketing solutions at newly-opened human rights centre

Gateway provides ticketing solutions at newly-opened human rights centre

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A strong reputation and the ability to scale up were cited as the reasons for Gateway Ticketing Systems’ contract win at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
 
Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight

Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford is hoping to cut the cost of heating its hangars after signing Vickers Energy Group to install its energy management system.
 
Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream

Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

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.
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