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19 Nov 2017 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
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Location: Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Company: Tees Valley Combined Authority



Countryside Senior Ranger
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Retail Operations Manager
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Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Company: Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
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Company: Parkwood Leisure
Head of Product Excellence
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Company: Legoland
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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
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News headlines
National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows  
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 by Sage Policy Group, reveals the wide-ranging economic impact of the attraction, which draws thousands of visitors to .... more>>
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced  
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 the industry. Among the winners, Disney’s new Avatar attraction won the Judges Choice award, for its Banshee Rookery. For .... 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>>
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project  
By Tom Anstey

Scott Trowbridge, the Disney Imagineer leading the creative vision for its Star Wars-themed projects, has revealed details of the operator’s planned Galaxy’s Edge lands, coming to California .... more>>
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

Frontgrid has announced the launch of two new products based on its world-first Paradrop VR attraction at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. .... more>>
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

High-performance media specialist 7thSense Design has announced that it will open a new office based in Orlando, Florida, in addition to its current offices in Sussex, UK, and Michigan, US. .... more>>
Duo of biomes planned at centre of Oman Botanic Garden  
By Alice Davis

Plans for a botanic garden sheltered beneath two biomes in the Omani desert have been unveiled by Arup, Grimshaw Architects and Haley Sharpe Design (hsd). The Oman Botanic Garden spans 420 .... more>>
Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm  
By Alice Davis

Timbalaya, the British-based story-led adventure play IP, has announced its first project will be in Kuwait. .... more>>
IAAPA 2017: Triotech and Ubisoft announce plans for Assassin's Creed VR maze  
By Tom Anstey

Triotech has announced a major partnership with Ubisoft, with plans to create a virtual reality maze based on the Assassin’s Creed IP. Announced by Deborah Papiernik, senior vice .... more>>
IAAPA 2017: David Willrich announces THEA Award winners  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has announced the winners of the THEA Awards during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. The awards, which recognise achievement and .... more>>
Evergrande Group firms up shift to attractions sector with more fairytale theme parks in China  
By Alice Davis

Chinese real-estate investment group Evergrande has announced it is working on a Fairytale Theme Park in Xixian New District, Shaanxi province. The news comes hot on the heels of a .... more>>
Gove seeks ‘evidence-based advice’ on zoo licensing reforms in wake of Cumbria tragedy  
By Alice Davis

A review of the zoo licensing system is underway in the UK following the Cumbria zoo scandal which saw the death of nearly 500 animals in just four years. A report by the government .... more>>
IAAPA 2017: Four join prestigious Hall of Fame at Opening Ceremony  
By Tom Anstey

IAAPA has welcomed four new members into its prestigious Hall of Fame, with Puy du Fou’s Phillipe De Villiers, Give Kids the World Village’s Pamela and Henry Landwirth, and music composer .... more>>
Mendoza Review calls for development plan to nurture England’s ‘wonderfully different’ museums  
By Alice Davis

A major review of England’s museums sector has called for an action plan to show how government and funding bodies will continue to provide support – currently worth £850m (€947m, US$1.1bn) .... more>>
Drayton Manor’s Colin Bryan receives honour at Buckingham Palace  
By Alice Davis

The head of Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth, Staffordshire, has collected an OBE for his lifetime services to leisure tourism, his philanthropy, and charity work. Colin Bryan, whose .... more>>

Features
MACAN Impression

Galleries:
MACAN Impression


Museum MACAN director Aaron Seeto on Jakarta’s first contemporary art museum
Science of attraction design

Editor’s letter:
Science of attraction design


Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
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
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
Tedi Asher

People profile:
Tedi Asher


Bringing a neuroscience perspective to the visitor experience at PEM
Lights, Camera, Interaction!

Museums:
Lights, Camera, Interaction!


Visitors demand evermore participatory attractions. In response, museums are evolving from passive experiences to immersive, interactive adventures
Making Sense

Themed design:
Making Sense


Industry experts Joel Beckerman, Gordon Grice and Scott A Lukas share their thoughts on effective multi-sensory design
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
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
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
Attractions product news

IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches

IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Frontgrid has announced the launch of two new products based on its world-first Paradrop VR attraction at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.
 
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office

IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

High-performance media specialist 7thSense Design has announced that it will open a new office based in Orlando, Florida, in addition to its current offices in Sussex, UK, and Michigan, US.
 
Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm

Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Timbalaya, the story-led adventure play IP, has announced its first project will be in Kuwait.
Museum product news

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).
 
HEX Digital designs new AR app for England’s Historic Cities

HEX Digital designs new AR app for England’s Historic Cities

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

HEX Digital has created a new heritage app, England’s Historic Cities (EHC), in collaboration with twelve of the UK’s most historic cities.
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Holovis creates scalable, interactive and media-based attractions, customisable to every guest using real-time media, 360° immersive visuals, spatial audio, synched motion and SFX.
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China Import & Export Fair Complex (Area A), Guangzhou, China



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20 Apr 2018

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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.
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 the industry.
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.
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FEATURES
Galleries: MACAN Impression
Museum MACAN director Aaron Seeto on Jakarta’s first contemporary art museum
Ask an expert: Creating Your Own IP
With global IPs evermore present in parks, is there still room for original story worlds? We asked the experts
Top team: Good Reef!
Meet the team behind Cairns Aquarium and reef research centre, dedicated to life of the adjoining Great Barrier Reef
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SUPPLIER NEWS
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches
Frontgrid has announced the launch of two new products based on its world-first Paradrop VR attraction at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office
High-performance media specialist 7thSense Design has announced that it will open a new office based in Orlando, Florida, in addition to its current offices in Sussex, UK, and Michigan, US.
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Retail Operations Manager
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Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Job location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Experienced Head Animal Keeper
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
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Job location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Casual Duty Manager
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Job location: Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Countryside Senior Ranger
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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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Legoland
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Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
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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