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22 Feb 2018 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Tour Operations Executive
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Company: The Football Association



Tour Operations Manager
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General Manager
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Location: Sunderland, United Kingdom
Company: ADIPS



Pool Manager
Salary: £21,000 - £26,000 per annum
Location: Somerset, UK
Company: Brean Splash


Educational Ranger
Salary: £8.82 Per Hour
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Activity Instructor
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Location: London, UK
Company: Girlguiding UK
Head Lifeguard/ Duty Officer
Salary: Hourly rate up to £8.50 per hour - 44 hours per week
Location: Somerset, UK
Company: Brean Splash
Duty Manager
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Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Company: Madame Tussauds
Entertainments Team Leader
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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
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Company: Legoland
Hotel Assistant Leisure Manager
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Customer Insights and Analytics Manager
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Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
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Company: Legoland
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in this issue

• Franchise deals heat up fitness market
• JD Gyms acquires Ben Dunne Gyms UK
• Pullman launches new sleep programme


Property & tenders
Exploring interest from specialist organisations in the operation, management and development of Belfast Zoo
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland Company: Belfast Zoo
Provision and operation of a Public Cycle Hire Scheme
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Major UK Visitor Attraction for sale
Location: Company: GVA
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Six Flags targets new waterpark acquisitions in 2018 following record year  
Six Flags targets new waterpark acquisitions in 2018 following record year

By Tom Anstey

Six Flags is planning to increase its attractions portfolio in 2018, with the operator revealing discussions with a number of potential new partners as its waterpark acquisition strategy starts to pick up steam. In April last year, Six Flags announced its ambition to make a bigger splash in the waterparks .... more>>
Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier up for sale  
Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier up for sale

By Kim Megson

The RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier, designed by architecture studio dRMM, has been put up for sale. Property agent GVA has been instructed to offer the iconic structure to the market after the Hastings Pier Charity, which runs the asset, entered administration in November 2017. The 280m-long .... more>>

Angry Birds World set to land in Qatar mall  
By Alice Davis

Location-based entertainment company Trimoo is bringing an Angry Birds World theme park to a shopping mall in Qatar. The popular Rovio IP has been translated into a 17,000sq m (183,000sq .... more>>
Rem Koolhaas and OMA reveal renovation plans for Russia's largest museum  
By Kim Megson

Rem Koolhaas and OMA’s plans to renovate the largest museum building in Russia have been unveiled. The New Tretyakov Gallery houses an extensive and important collection of Russian art, .... more>>
Thorpe Park announces plans for world first Walking Dead rollercoaster  
By Tom Anstey

After bringing global IP The Walking Dead to its popular Fright Night events last October, Thorpe Park has upped the ante yet again, utilising the popular brand as part of a .... more>>
Wisconsin Historical Museum plans US$120m expansion  
By Alice Davis

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is eyeing a US$120m (€97m, £86m) expansion of its existing premises, after launching a US$50m (€41m, £36m) fundraising campaign to realise its vision. .... more>>
Ecsite: How shopping malls can drive attendance in science centres  
By Tom Anstey

Ecsite – the European Network of Science Centers and Museums – has looked at how shopping centres and retail areas can be used to drive attendance at science centres, specifically through .... more>>
UK's longest treetop walkway wins planning permission  
By Kim Megson

Architects Cullinan Studio and multidisciplinary firm Arup have received planning permission for the UK’s longest aerial walkway: a 400m-long (1,312ft) ribbon “floating through the treetops” .... more>>
Esme Ward becomes first female director of Manchester Museum  
By Alice Davis

Manchester Museum has announced the appointment of a new director, marking the first woman to hold the position in the institution’s 125-year history. Esme Ward, who will take over from .... more>>
Government ruling allows expanded tourism funding for Florida attractions  
By Tom Anstey

Florida’s government has approved changes to its tourism laws, green-lighting changes to its bed tax rules to expand use of the fund for enhancing “tourist-related business activity” beyond .... more>>
Paul Noland resigns after five years at helm of IAAPA  
By Alice Davis

Paul Noland, president and CEO of global attractions association IAAPA, is stepping down from the role – a position he has held since January 2013. IAAPA will now start the process of .... more>>
Revealed: Paris's historic Grand Palais set for major transformation  
By Kim Megson

The French government has unveiled an ambitious plan to renovate Paris’s landmark Grand Palais and create a cultural boulevard linking the historic site with the Champs Elysees and the River .... more>>
'Lates' events generate £10m a year for British museums and galleries  
By Tom Anstey

A new study looking at the effects of “Lates” events in the UK and overseas has discovered significant benefits, with the after-hours events generating nearly £10m (US$14m, €11.2m) in ticket .... more>>
Cloak and dagger in New York as David Adjaye's spy museum prepares for public launch  
By Kim Megson

An interactive museum dedicated to the art of spycraft, designed by the studio of David Adjaye, opens in New York tomorrow (16 February) – “empowering visitors to seek the truth, form their .... more>>
Record attendance for Cedar Fair as operator increases revenues in 2017  
By Tom Anstey

Cedar Fair has enjoyed a successful 2017, with revenue and income rising over the last 12 months, while the operator achieved record attendances across its attractions portfolio. Revenue .... more>>

Features
Alterface

Promotional feature:
Alterface


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

Promotional feature:
Simworx


Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology
Z is for Zeitz

New openings:
Z is for Zeitz


The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first major modern art museum, has opened in Cape Town
Creating Your Own IP

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
Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Mystery shopper:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered


Alice Davis took a trip to London’s newest attraction, the Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Lights, Camera, Interaction!

Museums:
Lights, Camera, Interaction!


Visitors demand evermore participatory attractions. In response, museums are evolving from passive experiences to immersive, interactive adventures
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
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
Asian Art Museum to get $90m makeover

Museums & Galleries news:
Asian Art Museum to get $90m makeover


San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum has unveiled a $90m (€77m, £67m) plan to transform the institution
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
Attractions product news

Picsolve signs five-year deal with Caesars Entertainment

Picsolve signs five-year deal with Caesars Entertainment

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Digital content solutions specialist Picsolve has announced a new and exclusive partnership with casino and resorts giant Caesars Entertainment.
 
Frontgrid shortlisted for 'Innovative Business' award

Frontgrid shortlisted for 'Innovative Business' award

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

VR attractions company Frontgrid, has been named as a finalist in this years North Wales Business Leader awards.
 
DreamWorks Theatre to open at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer

DreamWorks Theatre to open at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Developed by the Universal Creative team in partnership with DreamWorks’ Artists, The DreamWorks Theatre will replace the Shrek 4-D attraction, and will play host to a number of media- based attractions based on movie-franchises from the Dreamworks Animation universe.
Museum product news

The Field Museum partners with Atlantic Productions for new digital dinosaur exhibit

The Field Museum partners with Atlantic Productions for new digital dinosaur exhibit

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

The Field Museum in Chicago, US, has partnered with Emmy and BAFTA award-winning media production company, Atlantic Productions, to develop a new digital exhibit.
 
FAÇADE2017 winners

FAÇADE2017 winners "diverse and remarkable", says SFE board member

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A trio of British leisure facilities have been honoured in the Façade2017 awards.
 
Alcorn McBride names new COO

Alcorn McBride names new COO

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Audio-visual equipment manufacturer Alcorn McBride has appointed Loren Barrows as its new COO.
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The company was founded in 2000 and is owned by the National Space Centre, UK.

NSC Creative is an award-winning UK studio with over 15 years of experience in immersive media and storytelling. We offer a full creative service for attractions specialising in high-end media for VR, domes, media coasters, projection-mapping, immersive tunnels, flying theatres, 4D and dark rides.
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TOP STORIES
Six Flags targets new waterpark acquisitions in 2018 following record year
BY Tom Anstey
Six Flags is planning to increase its attractions portfolio in 2018, with the operator revealing discussions with a number of potential new partners as its waterpark acquisition strategy starts to build steam.
Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier up for sale
BY Kim Megson
The RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier, designed by architecture studio dRMM, has been put up for sale.
Angry Birds World set to land in Qatar mall
BY Alice Davis
Location-based entertainment company Trimoo is bringing an Angry Birds World theme park to a shopping mall in Qatar.
+ More news
FEATURES
Promotional feature: Alterface
Alterface launches the Erratic Ride, the first non-linear interactive mixed media ride on the market
Mystery shopper: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Alice Davis took a trip to London’s newest attraction, the Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Themed design: Making Sense
Industry experts Joel Beckerman, Gordon Grice and Scott A Lukas share their thoughts on effective multi-sensory design
+ More features
SUPPLIER NEWS
Picsolve signs five-year deal with Caesars Entertainment
Digital content solutions specialist Picsolve has announced a new and exclusive partnership with casino and resorts giant Caesars Entertainment.
Frontgrid shortlisted for 'Innovative Business' award
VR attractions company Frontgrid, has been named as a finalist in this years North Wales Business Leader awards.
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Job location: Dallas, TX, USA
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Tour Operations Executive
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