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Attractions Management
2011 issue 3

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Attractions Management 2011 issue 3
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5   Editor's letter: Great Leadership
Building international-scale attractions is a complex business and we've seen repeatedly that when things go wrong, they can go very wrong
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8   BALPPA news: Drayton Manor Hotel opens to guests
Drayton Manor Hotel - a new 150-bedroom hotel at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire, UK - has opened its doors to guests
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10   Zoo & Aquarium news: Zoos and Aquariums as Economic Engines
In a tough economic climate, it's important to remember that attractions aren't stand-alone entities, but are closely linked with, and supported by, local and national suppliers
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12   Theme park news: d'strict unveils Live Park concept
South Korea-based creative design company d'strict has previewed its Live Park concept at the IAAPA Asia Expo event held in Singapore
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14   Waterpark news: Six Flags park opens Riptide Bay
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, US, has announced the launch of its new 4-acre (1.6-hectare) water park expansion - Riptide Bay at Hurricane Harbor
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16   Museum news: Museum of Liverpool opens
Museum of Liverpool - one of the largest new-build museum developments in the UK for more than a century
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18   Science centre: News New-look planetarium for TAM
Taiwain's Taipei Astronomical Museum has opened its newlook planetarium, featuring a new Fidelity Black fulldome system supplied by UK-based Global Immersion
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20   Gallery news: Serpentine Sackler plans backed
Proposals for the extension of the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens, UK, have been approved
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21   Heritage news: Heritage status for 25 new sites
Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan; Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison in Barbados; and Fort Jesus in Kenya have been named among 25 new World Heritage Sites
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22   Profile: Jim Reid-Anderson
After declaring bankruptcy in 2009, theme park operator Six Flags had a $4m increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2011. The chair, president and CEO describes how he achieved this
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26   Analysis: The performance rollercoaster
How did theme park and waterpark attendances fare in 2010? We look at the results of the TEA/AECOM Theme Index
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32   Project preview: Cave paintings
Technology is taking people into the Mogao Caves in China virtually
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36   New opening: A roaring trade
Visitors are taken back in time at the NHM's Age of the Dinosaur exhibition
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40   Show review: Ecsite
We learn why freedom was the theme of the annual science centre conference
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44   Show preview: EAS
A selection of the products that companies will be exhibiting at the European Attraction Show in September
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52   Show preview: Leisure Industry Week
A look at what's on offer at the show where innovation meets inspiration
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On the Cover...: Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments
54   Show review: World Waterpark Association
Some of the suppliers describe what they'll be showcasing at WWA this year
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56   3D/4D/5D: Different dimensions
We find out about some of the more unusual criteria in the latest 3D projects
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62   Audiovisual: Passage of time
How AV has recreated the historical events which took place during WWII
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66   Lighting: See the light
Industry experts detail the pros and cons of using LED lighting in attractions
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70   Design project profile: Travel guide
Exhibits at Glasgow's new Riverside Museum include a 30m train and the recreation of a 1900s street
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74   Smartphone technology: Street smart
Mark Hayward reviews some of the apps that use the landscape as the attraction
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76   Show review: Bringing SATE to Europe
Lesley Morisetti reports on Europe's first Storytelling, Architecture, Technology and Experience conference
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78   Galleries: Turner round
We visit the new Turner Contemporary and hear about the 10 years of controversy leading up to the opening and why it won't be focusing on Turner himself
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82 Focus on zoos
A selection of new products on the market aimed at the zoo sector
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84   Buyers guide: Suppliers of attractions products
Suppliers of attractions products
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