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26 Jan 2015 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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General Site Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom
Company: Burnbake Campsite
Active Forests Coordinator
Salary: £22,338 pro rata
Location: Havering, Thurrock, Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom
Company: Forestry Commission
Operations Manager
Salary: Very Competitive
Location: Margate, United Kingdom
Company: The Dreamland Trust
Visitor Experience Manager
Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust
Commercial Manager
Salary: £16,500
Location: RHYL, North Wales, United Kingdom
Company: SeaQuarium
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: North Carolina-Charlotte, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
E-Commerce Executive
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Sales Coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida-Winter Haven, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ontario-Vaughan Mills, Canada
Company: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto
Entertainment Coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: California-Carlsbad, United States
Company: LEGOLAND California




in this issue

• We want to be the Audi A4 of gyms: Cosslett
• Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms
• Luxury art hotel plans for Edinburgh school


Property & tenders
Purbeck Sports Centre Refurbishment of Hockey, Football Pitches and Tennis Courts
Location: Company: Purbeck District Council
Consultancy Services
Location: Company: Three Rivers District Council
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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News headlines
Casablanca plans aquarium development to entice tourists  
Casablanca plans aquarium development to entice tourists

By Tom Anstey

A massive aquarium is at the centre of plans for Casablanca, Morocco, to lure in tourists and locals with a new MAD300m (US$34.8m, €30m, £23m) facility. To feature a variety of aquatic life – including dolphins, sea lions, penguins and sharks – the 15,000sq m (161,500sq ft) aquarium would be built at the .... more>>
New Jersey's Liberty Science Center to build US$230m sci-tech campus  
New Jersey's Liberty Science Center to build US$230m sci-tech campus

By Tom Anstey

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City has announced plans for a US$230m (€204.6m, £153.5m) expansion of its campus to include a new science and technology facility adjacent to the existing building. Dubbed SciTech Scity, the 16-acre (64,700sq m) addition to the science centre will include a technology .... more>>

One Piece theme park developer finally unveils plans for new attraction  
By Tom Anstey

After keeping tight-lipped about its upcoming anime theme park project in Tokyo, developer Amusequest has finally revealed .... more>>
Cineworld to launch UK's first 4D cinema later this month  
By Tom Anstey

One of the UK’s largest cinema chains – Cineworld – has announced the opening of Britain’s first ever 4D cinema. Using 4DX technology, the new cinema will .... more>>
KidZania launches third location in the Middle East  
By Tom Anstey

The ever-growing KidZania brand has launched its latest franchise at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Launched .... more>>
California issues health warning after measles outbreak at Disney parks  
By Tom Anstey

An outbreak of measles in California – traced back to the state’s Disney parks – has prompted state health officials to warn local residents about exposure to .... more>>
Dorset's £80m Jurassica attraction 'worth £20m' to local economy annually  
By Tom Anstey

The £80m (US$121m, €104.4m) Jurassica dinosaur attraction proposed inside a limestone quarry in Dorset, UK, could generate .... more>>
Saudi Arabia to train 10,000 in architectural heritage  
By Tom Anstey

Saudi Arabia’s Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) – in collaboration with colleges of excellence at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) – will train 10,000 .... more>>
Italy's Culture Ministry seeks 20 new directors as part of museum sector shakeup  
By Tom Anstey

Italy is on the hunt for 20 new directors to be installed in the country’s leading museums including Rome’s Galleria Borghese, Florence’s Gallerie degli Uffizi .... more>>
Disney's popular Stitch Encounter coming to Tokyo  
By Tom Anstey

Tokyo Disneyland has announced that a new ¥2bn (US$16.8m, €14.5m, £11.1m) attraction based on Lilo and Stitch is to .... more>>
AU$450m Sydney Modern revamp narrowed down to final five architects  
By Tom Anstey

The field of architects competing to design the revamp of the Sydney Modern art gallery in New South Wales, Australia, has been narrowed down to five architects for stage two of the .... more>>
Minnesota Children’s Museum unveils US$28m expansion plans  
By Tom Anstey

Minnesota Children’s Museum has revealed new renderings for its US$28m (€24.1m, £18.4m) expansion, designed to reimagine .... more>>
Toledo Zoo's US$25m aquarium renovation nearly complete  
By Tom Anstey

Toledo Zoo in Ohio is entering the final stages of a three-year, US$25m (€21.5m, £16.4m) renovation of its aquarium, which has seen the interior of the historic .... more>>
California wild animal rescue zoo to get newly designed complex  
By Alice Davis

Global design firm PGAV Destinations, which won accolades for Chimelong Ocean Kingdom last year, has announced a completely different type of project. Following on from the blockbuster .... more>>
Bankrupt casino to be transformed into waterpark mega resort  
By Tom Anstey

A former casino and hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will be transformed into a mega resort centred around a waterpark and gambling facilities, with a .... more>>

Features
Access for all

Editor’s letter:
Access for all


We ask whether enough is being done to ensure access for all to attractions and what practical steps can be taken to improve things


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Kerry leads call to protect heritage from IS

Heritage News:
Kerry leads call to protect heritage from IS


US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken out to highlight the destruction of Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage by violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq (IS) and the Syrian regime
Actions Speak Louder

Heritage:
Actions Speak Louder


The National Trust’s Ben Cowell describes how landscaping can build up to a reveal, and ways the organisation is using actors to bring history to life
WhiteWater strikes record deal

Waterparks News:
WhiteWater strikes record deal


Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China, has made a $25.7m (£16m, €20.2m) order for WhiteWater products – the largest ever single order for the global waterpark sector
Halloween fright nights prove big business

Visitor Attractions News:
Halloween fright nights prove big business


Attractions worldwide took advantage of Halloween 2014, with a selection of seasonal shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a funfilled fright in October
The Ride Makers

Rides:
The Ride Makers


In the first of a new series, industry-leading manufacturers tell us about the latest trends and innovations in thrill coasters
Tom Falvey

Planetariums:
Tom Falvey


A new planetarium, capable of live streaming to 14,000 schools, opens as a new addition to the South Carolina State Museum in the US
Attractions product news

Dark ride attraction comes to life in Turkey

Dark ride attraction comes to life in Turkey

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

With an undead theme, Triotech has installed an interactive dark ride attraction at a family entertainment centre in Turkey.
 
Booking system from TOR will reach for the Sky

Booking system from TOR will reach for the Sky

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

TOR Systems has been awarded a contract to implement its booking system at the new Sky Garden attraction at the top of London’s newest skyscraper, 20 Fenchurch Street.
 
“Ultimate” vending machine seeks sweet success

“Ultimate” vending machine seeks sweet success

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

The result of a five-year mission, Sweet Amanda’s hopes to deliver an enjoyable and entertaining automated shopping experience.
Museum product news

Mather & Co designs WW1 exhibition for National Football Museum

Mather & Co designs WW1 exhibition for National Football Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A new exhibition exploring the truth behind the Christmas Truce matches of the First World War, as well as the role played by a number of footballers in the conflict, has been designed by Mather & Co.
 
Syx software selected at new military museum

Syx software selected at new military museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A newly-opened museum in the Netherlands is using Syx Automations software for ticketing software and access control.
 
US cultural venues sign on for Accesso solutions

US cultural venues sign on for Accesso solutions

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Four cultural venues in the US have recently signed agreements to use Accesso Technology Group’s ‘Siriusware Salespoint’ solutions.
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From whimsical to abstract and traditional to contemporary, each JRA project has its own design aesthetic.

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Spatex 2015

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11-13 Feb 2015

IAAPI Amusement Expo

Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India



16-20 Mar 2015

TED 2015

TBC, Vancouver, Canada



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