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03 Mar 2015 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
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Visitor Operations Manager
Salary: £24,000 - £28,000
Location: Liskeard
Company: South West Lakes Trust
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
SeaQuarium Attraction Manager
Salary: £25,000 dependant on experience
Location: Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom
Company: SeaQuarium
Marketing Coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: Bewilderwood
Hylands House Manager
Salary: Grade 10 - £39,741 - £42,399 pa
Location: Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Company: Chelmsford City Council
Entertainment Supervisor
Salary: -
Location: California-Carlsbad, United States
Company: LEGOLAND California
Salary: Competitive
Location: Minnesota-Bloomington, United States
Company: Sea Life
Guest Experience Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nevada-Las Vegas, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Hotel Resident Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
Company: Gardaland Resort
Aquarist Sea Life Jesolo
Salary: -
Location: Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
Company: Gardaland Resort
Visitor Experience Supervisor
Salary: £14,650.00 per annum
Location: Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust

in this issue

• Green light for £400m Tottenham stadium
• Agassi nets DLL supply contract
• Man Utd legends unveil Hotel Football

Property & tenders
Outsourcing of Food and Beverage operation
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: MW Estates
Leisure Management Opportunity
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Soft Market Testing Opportunity
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Inverclyde Leisure IT Provision Partner
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
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
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
Looted Iraq museum responds to IS heritage attacks by reopening after 12-year closure  
Looted Iraq museum responds to IS heritage attacks by reopening after 12-year closure

By Tom Anstey

The Iraqi national museum – closed since 2003 following the Iraq War – has officially reopened earlier than scheduled in Baghdad in response to ISIS footage showing the terrorist group destroying priceless artefacts in Mosul. The state-run museum, which reopened fully to the public after more than 12 years, .... more>>
Hong Kong government in talks to double the size of Disneyland  
Hong Kong government in talks to double the size of Disneyland

By Tom Anstey

The Hong Kong government is planning to hold talks with Disney on further expanding Hong Kong Disneyland in a bid to boost tourism in the area and propel economic growth. In his budget speech, Hong Kong’s financial secretary, John Tsang, said the .... more>>

MVRDV puts ‘the human scale’ back into Paris  
By Katie Buckley

Dutch architectural firm MVRDV has been granted approval for the restructuring of a mixed-use 1970’s complex in Paris, .... more>>
1950s Polish cinema soon to open as planetarium  
By Alice Davis

The Venus Cinema in Zielona Gora, in western Poland, is being renovated and transformed into a science centre and digital .... more>>
SeaWorld loses one million visitors in 2014  
By Tom Anstey

SeaWorld continues to flounder as its year-end report showed a net loss of US$24.5m (€22.6m, £16.5m) for the last quarter of 2014 and visitor numbers down by .... more>>
20 Legoland developments in the pipeline, says Merlin  
By Tom Anstey

Following the release of its annual report, Merlin Entertainments has said there is potential for up to 20 new Legoland developments to be announced in the not-too-distant future. With .... more>>
US$600bn natural heritage sector badly under-funded, says new study  
By Tom Anstey

The world’s national parks and nature reserves are thought to be worth US$600bn (€535bn, £389bn) a year, with around eight billion tourism visits annually. That .... more>>
Feasibility study next big step for proposed US$120m Jacksonville Aquarium  
By Tom Anstey

Jacksonville Florida's chances of getting a world-class aquarium in a downtown location have taken a step forward with the news that a feasibility study is .... more>>
South Africa's largest waterpark to anchor Scottburgh development  
By Tom Anstey

Work on a major development, centred around what will be South Africa’s largest waterpark, will start in January 2016 according to the company behind the multi-million dollar project. To .... more>>
Kris Yao | Artech wins contest for New Taipei City Museum of Art  
By Tom Anstey

Kris Yao | Artech has been selected to design the New Taipei City Museum of Art after winning an architectural contest with .... more>>
Work to start on US$19m California planetarium development  
By Tom Anstey

Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, will start work this year on a US$19m (€16.8m, £12.3m) planetarium .... more>>
Merlin posts strong end of year results after successful 2014  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments has posted strong end of year results, recording a compounded annual growth rate from 2010 to 2014 of 12.6 per cent. Over the year, Merlin generated £1.25bn (US$1.9bn, €1.7bn) in revenue, posting a .... more>>
Bob Chapek to head up Disney's theme park division  
By Tom Anstey

The Walt Disney Company has named company veteran Bob Chapek as its new chair of Parks and Resorts, succeeding Thomas Staggs, who this month was appointed chief operating officer for Disney. Chapek, who has been with .... more>>
Zoos SA outlines 20-year masterplan for major zoos  
By Tom Anstey

Zoos South Australia (ZSA) has unveiled a 20-year masterplan for the proposed transformation of both its Adelaide and Monarto Zoos. The plans, drawn up by .... more>>
4D film based on Lego Movie coming to Lego theme parks and Discovery Centres  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments has announced it will be bringing a new 4D animated film based on the popular Lego Movie franchise to come exclusively to all of its Legoland theme parks and .... more>>

Revealing the Reveal

Experience Design:
Revealing the Reveal

An attraction’s more than a big reveal – how you get there is just as important, says experience economist B. Joe Pine II
Universal makes $3.3bn leap into China

Theme Parks News:
Universal makes $3.3bn leap into China

Universal Studios has confirmed plans to open a $3.3bn (£2bn, €2.6bn) theme park in China after more than a decade of trying to enter the market
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
How can attractions be more inclusive?

Talking Point:
How can attractions be more inclusive?

We ask our experts what attractions can do to cater for people with disabilities
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
Visitor Attraction EXPO

Promotional Feature:
Visitor Attraction EXPO

An event for the UK Attractions Industry by the UK Attractions Industry

Promotional feature:

Barco offers state-of-the-art visualisation technology and a holistic solution uniquely tailored to suit any attraction
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
Attractions product news

The Juice-distributed 4D film wins US award

The Juice-distributed 4D film wins US award


A new ride film from The Juice has won a Silver Telly Award in a US ceremony. ‘Aerobatic Challenge’ from Crazybridge Studios was selected as a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards.
Symetrix sounded out for Madame Tussauds audio job

Symetrix sounded out for Madame Tussauds audio job


Madame Tussauds’ Singapore site is now using a Symetrix ‘SymNet Radius’ 12x8-centric audio processing and distribution infrastructure.
Avoid the attacking zombies in Niceberg’s fear-inducing film

Avoid the attacking zombies in Niceberg’s fear-inducing film


A scary ride through an endless zombie forest, ‘Lost in Fear’ is a new 4D film from Niceberg Studios.
Museum product news

Complexity of integration helps tell Dutch museum’s story

Complexity of integration helps tell Dutch museum’s story


Rapenburg Plaza has developed a fully integrated lighting design, multimedia, audio and show control system at the recently-opened National Military Museum in the Netherlands.
Protective solution helps preserve museum textile collections

Protective solution helps preserve museum textile collections


Art galleries and museums may be able to share their textile treasures with a wider audience if a new protective solution is used.
London museum selects Syx leisure management software

London museum selects Syx leisure management software


An anthropological museum in London has selected software from Syx Automations to manage its ticketing, membership and events.
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International Play Company was established in 1999. Iplayco Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder.

Commercial play structures; playground equipment; custom theming; FEC development; soft toddler play; climbing walls; sport courts; air trek; ballistic ball shooters; tuff stuff; soft sculpted foam play; toddler rinks; jungle gyms; and playframes.
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