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16 Sep 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Director of Visitor Experience
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leavesden, Hertfordshire
Company: Warner Bros


Theme Park Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: warrington, United Kingdom
Company: Gullivers Theme Park
Theme Park Guest Services Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warrington, United Kingdom
Company: Gullivers Theme Park
Theme Park Line Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warrington, United Kingdom
Company: Gullivers Theme Park
General Manager
Salary: Circa £47,000 per annum
Location: Barnes
Company: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)
Splash Team Member
Salary: -
Location: Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Company: Butlins
Team Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stevenage, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Team Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: Unit specific , United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Commercial Mger: Retail, Catering, Visitor Reception
Salary: £23,732 - £24,500 pa (dependent on experience)
Location: Leominster, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust
Head of Marketing - Midway North America
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York-New York, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Supervisor – Ground Service
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Supervisor - Admission
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia




in this issue

• Martin Long scotches LA fitness sell-off speculation
• Gym Group eyes 'Europe & beyond'
• Hotel union criticises Starwood robot plans


Property & tenders
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
Location: Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
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News headlines
Coca-Cola sponsors more than 6 out of 10 water and theme parks  
Coca-Cola sponsors more than 6 out of 10 water and theme parks

By Tom Anstey

Coca-Cola is the most active sponsor of theme and water parks worldwide, with the soft-drink giant sponsoring more than six out of every 10 parks, according to new research. 62 per cent of theme parks and water parks surveyed by IEG research reported that the beverage producer was a sponsor, with Panama Jack .... more>>
Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham in the UK hits record numbers  
Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham in the UK hits record numbers

By Katie Buckley

Borrowing and visitor numbers to the UK's new £189m (US$307m, €237m) Library of Birmingham – designed as both a library and a visitor attraction – by Mecanoo Architects, have doubled in comparison to its predecessor, the old Central Library. The Library of Birmingham, which opened on to the public on 3 .... more>>

Legoland, Hollywood and Bollywood theme parks all coming to Dubai as part of AED10bn mega resort plans  
By Tom Anstey

Meraas Holding – a Dubai-based property company – has announced it will open three major theme parks in the first phase blueprint of its mega-leisure .... more>>
£60m Science Museum transformation underway  
By Katie Buckley

The evolution of London’s Science Museum is now well underway, with several ‘starchitects’ being named to design its new galleries, while a new exhibition space .... more>>
Harry Potter studios to unveil dark arts section  
By Alice Davis

Harry Potter’s loyal army of fans has an insatiable appetite for all things related to the boy wizard. Attractions themed .... more>>
Orcas to be centrepoint of new aquarium at VDNKh in Moscow  
By Tom Anstey

A new aquarium is being set up at Moscow’s VDNKh exhibition centre as part of a large-scale redevelopment and will include orcas, despite ongoing controversy .... more>>
Designs revealed for Washington D.C's first elevated park  
By Katie Buckley

Following a six month nationwide competition, four multidisciplinary architecture and design teams have been chosen to reveal their design concepts for .... more>>
Canada's Playland set to get major makeover  
By Alice Davis

Playland in Hastings Park, Vancouver, Canada, has announced major renovation and expansion plans, with work commencing in autumn 2015. The 13-year project is .... more>>
Staff from Trinidad zoo head to Orlando for training  
By Tom Anstey

Staff from the Emperor Valley Zoo in Trinidad along with a contingent from the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ZSTT), have travelled to Orlando, .... more>>
Controversy surrounds planned San Antonio Aquarium  
By Alice Davis

The last thing anybody wants around an aquarium is murky waters. But recent reports of a new aquatic attraction opening in San Antonio, Texas, are mired in controversy. Concerns have .... more>>
Orlando Science Centre plans US$4.5m KidsTown expansion  
By Tom Anstey

Orlando Science Centre has revealed plans to move and significantly expand its KidsTown area, hoping to draw in a larger, more lucrative under-8s audience to .... more>>
White House visitor centre reopens after US$12.6m refurb  
By Tom Anstey

The visitor centre at the White House in Washington DC, is set to reopen on 13 September following a US$12.6m (€9.7m, £7.8m) renovation. Part-funded by a .... more>>
UNWTO International Congress on Tourism & Pilgrimages kicks off in Spain next week  
By Tom Anstey

The first ever International Congress on Tourism & Pilgrimages – co-organised by the World Tourism Organisation, Ministry of Industry Energy and Tourism of .... more>>
Spain returns €5m of stolen art to Colombia after more than a decade  
By Tom Anstey

More than a decade after recovering €5m (US$6.5m, £4m) worth of stolen art from a Colombian drug bust, Spanish authorities are set to return the bounty of more .... more>>
Indian theme park plan gets into salty situation over political allegations  
By Tom Anstey

Work has started on a controversial theme park development in Mumbai, India, which has come under political scrutiny from .... more>>

Features
TEA/AECOM  Enduring Appeal

Analysis:
TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal


Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers
Rick Schwartz

Interview:
Rick Schwartz


San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives
Virtual Visits

Museums:
Virtual Visits


Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK
Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Zoos & Aquariums News:
Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’


Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June
Product Focus

Attractions-kit:
Product Focus


The latest from the waterpark industry
Obama pushes US

Visitor Attractions News:
Obama pushes US


US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions
Face Reality

Technology:
Face Reality


As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry
Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

Heritage News:
Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row


UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise


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Attractions product news

The Juice to distribute epic battle of the sexes 4D film

The Juice to distribute epic battle of the sexes 4D film

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A new 4D attraction film that offers a unique take on the battle of the sexes will be distributed by The Juice.
 
Cruden to unveil powerboat simulator at IAAPA show

Cruden to unveil powerboat simulator at IAAPA show

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A new powerboat simulator will be unveiled by Cruden at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando in November.
 
Adding a waterpark for expansion a growing trend, says Polin

Adding a waterpark for expansion a growing trend, says Polin

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

The $6.5m (€5m, £4m) addition of a new waterpark at Isla Magica theme park is the latest example of a growing trend in Europe, according to Polin.
Museum product news

Norwich Castle installs Syx Automations software

Norwich Castle installs Syx Automations software

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Syx Automations’ ‘ReCreateX’ software has been installed at Norwich Castle in the UK.
 
Gateway provides ticketing solutions at newly-opened human rights centre

Gateway provides ticketing solutions at newly-opened human rights centre

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A strong reputation and the ability to scale up were cited as the reasons for Gateway Ticketing Systems’ contract win at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
 
Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight

Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford is hoping to cut the cost of heating its hangars after signing Vickers Energy Group to install its energy management system.
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WhiteWater West Industries Ltd was founded in 1980. Geoff Chutter, president and CEO, is the founder and majority owner.

WhiteWater is the ORIGINAL waterpark company specialising in design, engineering, manufacturing and installation.
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20-23 Sep 2014

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Ontario Science Centre, Ontario, Canada



23-25 Sep 2014

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NEC (Hall 8), Birmingham, United Kingdom



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