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Head of Food and Beverage
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Location: Paultons Park, United Kingdom
Company: Paultons Park



Duty Manager
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Location: Luton, United Kingdom
Company: Jump Arena


Beach Retreat Front Office Team Leader
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Location: Florida, United States
Company: Legoland
Head of Park Operations (maternity cover)
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Location: Chessington, United Kingdom
Company: Chessington World of Adventures
Operations Resort Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida, United States
Company: Legoland
Operations Manager
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Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Guest Experience Host - Operations
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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Studio Artist
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Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Maintenance Training Supervisor
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Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Operations Manager
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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Commercial Director- Midway North America
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Location: Orlando, FL, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
Front Office Manager
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Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
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in this issue

• £100m pilot to get more Brits active
• Workout for Water raises £630,000
• Entrepreneur plans boutique spa hotel


Property & tenders
Tender for the provision and operation of an Observation Wheel on the Council’s Recreation Ground in Stratford upon Avon
Location: Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking expressions of interest for Mepal Outdoor Centre.
Location: Company: East Cambridgeshire District 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
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Serpentine Pavilion finds new home in Malaysia  
Serpentine Pavilion finds new home in Malaysia

By Kim Megson

Diébédo Francis Kéré’s acclaimed 2017 Serpentine Pavilion – one of London’s architectural highlights this year – has found a new home in Malaysia. The ILHAM Gallery in Kuala Lumpur has announced it has been able to acquire the popular pavilion “due to the generous donations by our philanthropic friends and .... more>>
Swiss wartime bunker to be converted into world-class concert hall for Andermatt ski resort  
Swiss wartime bunker to be converted into world-class concert hall for Andermatt ski resort

By Kim Megson

Construction will begin next month on a new concert hall in Andermatt, Switzerland, which will be built into an underground war bunker hidden in one of the country’s largest Alpine resorts. The project has been designed by London practice Studio Seilern Architects, who have just received planning permission to .... more>>

World's steepest railway opens as tourist attraction in Switzerland  
By Tom Anstey

The world’s steepest funicular railway has opened in Schwyz, Switzerland, doubling as a new tourist attraction and a way for locals to reach the car-free Alpine village of Stoos. Using .... more>>
Cambodian developer plans Europe-inspired theme park  
By Alice Davis

Cambodian property developer Borey Peng Huoth is set to build a theme park in Phnom Penh. The firm, which was established in 2005 and mainly builds condominiums and gated residential .... more>>
Shortlist revealed for European Museum of the Year Award  
By Tom Anstey

A selection of nominees are in contention for the European Museum of the Year Award 2018, with the judging panel revealing its shortlist of 40 for the prestigious prize. Run by the .... more>>
Dubai Safari welcomes guests on soft launch ahead of January opening  
By Alice Davis

A safari park in the Middle East is finally complete and set to open its doors to the public from January. To celebrate its launch, Dubai Safari is also offering free admission for the .... more>>
RIBA International Prize longlist revealed, but which leisure buildings are in contention?  
By Kim Megson

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (14 December) announced the RIBA International List 2018, a new biennial selection of the world’s best new buildings. A number of .... more>>
Arts Index sees sharp rise in individual giving to arts and culture in England  
By Tom Anstey

New research covering the condition of arts and culture provision has recorded a 68 per cent rise in individual giving in England since 2015. Published by the National Campaign for the .... more>>
Bob Iger extends contract to 2021 as Disney acquires Fox in US$52.4bn mega-deal  
By Tom Anstey

Disney has confirmed a US$52.4bn (€44.27bn, £39bn) mega-deal with Fox, acquiring Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with Fox's cable and international TV businesses. .... more>>
Mather and Co to design Twickenham's World Rugby Museum  
By Tom Anstey

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has named Manchester-based firm Mather and Co to design its new World Rugby Museum at the spiritual home of the sport – Twickenham Stadium. Scheduled to .... more>>
Snohetta, KoningEizenberg and TEN face public vote on El Paso kids’ museum  
By Alice Davis

Three international architecture firms invited to submit designs for a new children’s museum in the Mexico-US border city of El Paso, Texas, will soon learn the outcome of a public vote. .... more>>
Starry shortlist announced for Adelaide art museum  
By Kim Megson

A starry shortlist has been announced in the international competition to find a design team to create a new art museum in Adelaide, Australia. The Adelaide Contemporary – conceived as a .... more>>
DCMS and Wolfson Foundation partner for £4m museum and gallery improvement fund  
By Tom Anstey

A £4m (US$5.3m, €4.5m) fund has been launched to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access to museums and galleries in the UK. The DCMS (the .... more>>
Work begins on Merlin's £20m Bear Grylls attraction  
By Tom Anstey

Construction is underway for Birmingham’s Bear Grylls Adventure – with Merlin Entertainments already planning a global rollout after the UK launch. Opening in 2018, the first Bear Grylls .... more>>
Exclusive: Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer on tourism and the city becoming its own brand  
By Tom Anstey

Orlando’s mayor has spoken about the importance of tourism to the theme park capital’s economy, making the city its own brand with attractions feeding back into its economy. In an .... more>>

Features
Product Innovation

Attractions-kit.net:
Product Innovation


Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids

Theme Parks news:
Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids


Merlin’s Legoland resort in Florida is donating 20,000 tickets to children in the state affected by Hurricane Irma, representing the largest ticket giveaway in the park’s history
Alterface

Promotional feature:
Alterface


Alterface launches the Erratic Ride, the first non-linear interactive mixed media ride on the market
Good Reef!

Top team:
Good Reef!


Meet the team behind Cairns Aquarium and reef research centre, dedicated to life of the adjoining Great Barrier Reef
Pure Energy

Expos:
Pure Energy


BRC’s Christian Lachel reflects on the recent expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, and shares his takeaways for Expo 2020 Dubai
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
Ten out of Ten

Planetariums:
Ten out of Ten


A planetarium upgrade at Telus World of Science in Canada is set to become the first to offer a 10K resolution experience
Jane Cooper

Interview:
Jane Cooper


We talked to Jane Cooper, COO and president of Herschend Family Entertainment, about the company portfolio and all things Dollywood
Sir David Attenboroug

People profile:
Sir David Attenboroug


Making documentaries at the American Museum of Natural History
Attractions product news

BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible

BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Experience design firm BRC has taken the concept of a theme park attraction and placed it inside a museum setting at the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
 
Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe

Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Russian virtual reality company Anvio VR has announced plans for a global expansion, starting in London this February, before rolling out its free-roam VR experience across Europe and North America.
 
Digital Projection names new business development manager for Middle East

Digital Projection names new business development manager for Middle East

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Digital Projection has appointed Abdulrahman Aladawi as its new business development manager Middle East.

The new appointment forms part of a strategic plan to meet increasing demands, as well as encourage the company’s growth, in the region.

Museum product news

NorthernLight creates VR experience at Amsterdam's National Maritime Museum

NorthernLight creates VR experience at Amsterdam's National Maritime Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Creative design firm NorthernLight has created Dare to Discover: A VR Journey, a brand new virtual reality experience, for the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.
 
Sysco completes AV installation at Brooklands Museum

Sysco completes AV installation at Brooklands Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Experience design firm Sysco has completed a major audio-visual integration at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK.
 
7thSense scores double win at the Made in South-East awards

7thSense scores double win at the Made in South-East awards

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Media specialists 7thSense Design was honoured with two separate awards at the 2017 Made in the South-East awards.
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Since its foundation in 1980, Technical Park has been a family-owned company located in the north-east of Italy.

Technical Park is 100% Made in Italy. Manufacturers of ferris wheels, major rides, family rides, children’s rides, flume and roller coaster rides. Among our wide range of rides, Loop Fighter, Typhoon and Street Fighters are extreme major rides and our new themed Apollo Sidecar is a family ride.
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15 Jan 2018

BALPPA's Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner 2018

Park Plaza Hotel, London Waterloo, London, United Kingdom



16-18 Jan 2018

Visitor Attraction Expo

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London, United Kingdom



17-18 Jan 2018

Museum Connections

Porte de Versailles, Paris, France



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Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco



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19-21 Mar 2018

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tbc, Brisbane, Australia



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AAA 2018 (Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo)

China Import & Export Fair Complex (Area A), Guangzhou, China



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World Travel Market Latin America

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil



09-11 Apr 2018

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



20 Apr 2018

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Serpentine Pavilion finds new home in Malaysia
BY Kim Megson
Diébédo Francis Kéré’s acclaimed 2017 Serpentine Pavilion – one of London’s architectural highlights this year – has found a new home in Malaysia.
Swiss wartime bunker to be converted into world-class concert hall for Andermatt ski resort
BY Kim Megson
Construction will begin next month on a new concert hall in Andermatt, Switzerland, which will be built into an underground war bunker hidden in one of the country’s largest Alpine resorts.
World's steepest railway opens as tourist attraction in Switzerland
BY Tom Anstey
The world’s steepest funicular railway has opened in Schwyz, Switzerland, doubling as a new tourist attraction and a way for locals to reach the car-free Alpine village of Stoos.
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Museum MACAN director Aaron Seeto on Jakarta’s first contemporary art museum
Mystery shopper: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Alice Davis took a trip to London’s newest attraction, the Postal Museum and Mail Rail
People profile: Sir David Attenboroug
Making documentaries at the American Museum of Natural History
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SUPPLIER NEWS
NorthernLight creates VR experience at Amsterdam's National Maritime Museum
Creative design firm NorthernLight has created Dare to Discover: A VR Journey, a brand new virtual reality experience, for the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.
Sysco completes AV installation at Brooklands Museum
Experience design firm Sysco has completed a major audio-visual integration at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK.
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