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Attractions Management
2017 issue 3

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7   Editor’s letter: 100 per cent accessible
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
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12   People profile: Angelo Seminara
An award-winning hair stylist and master wigmaker creates unique ‘hair installations’ for exhibitions
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16   People profile: Yayoi Kusama
Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama is opening her eponymous gallery in Tokyo
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18   People profile: Herbert Münder
Ecsite’s new president on the role of science centres in the modern public realm
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22   Science Centres news: Design complete for Sochi Science Park
Dutch design agency NorthernLight has completed the design phase for the redevelopment of the Sochi Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia
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23   Visitor Attractions news: Eden Project planning new projects globally
Cornwall’s iconic Eden Project is set to be replicated in China, Australia and New Zealand, with further developments being planned in the Middle East, North America and the UK
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25   Theme Parks news: Paramount leaves £3.2bn UK project
London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – the developer behind the Paramount theme park in Kent – has split from the film studio, which was to act as the attraction’s masthead
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26   Waterparks news: Six Flags eyeing waterpark acquisitions
Six Flags is continuing with its waterpark acquisition strategy after success with parks in Mexico and California
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29   Museums & Galleries news: AMNH interns create
unique visitor tours New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is hosting 30 students for a summer of training, with the interns acting as tour guides for the 500 camp groups that visit throughout the summer
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31   Heritage news: Hadrian’s Wall visitor centre opens
The long-awaited Landscape Discovery Centre at Hadrian’s Wall – known as The Sill – has opened after more than three years of development for the British heritage attraction
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32   Zoos & Aquariums news: Chester Zoo details £100m redevelopment
Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sqm) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a new £100m ($130m, €113m) development masterplan
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34   Technology news: VR startup bringing Norse mythology to life
Plans are underway in Denmark to develop a travelling VR fantasy exhibition based on Norse mythology, which – if successful – will eventually be turned into a fullyfledged theme park unique to Scandinavia
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35   Promotional feature: Simworx
France’s Parc Spirou to feature three key rides from Simworx
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36   Interview: Wolfgang Kiessling
We talked to Wolfgang Kiessling, who set up a small parrot park on Tenerife in the 1970s. Today, Loro Parque and Siam Park are some of Europe’s top attractions
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42   Obituary: The Man Who Walked With Walt
We look back at the life of Disney Legend and well-loved Imagineer, Marty Sklar
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44   Theme parks: Living, Breathing, Being Star Wars
Could the Star Wars hotel and themed zone be Disney’s ‘most experiential concept ever’? Plus, news from the D23 fan expo
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48   Mystery shopper: Blue Planet
We went undercover at Disney’s newly launched $500m World of Avatar attraction
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54   Analysis: Be Our Guest
Dive into the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index
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58   Analysis: TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2016
Effective marketing campaigns, smart reinvestment and facility upgrades drive growth in Asia-Pacific, but it’s not all plain sailing
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60   Technology: Russian Evolution
Meet the tech startup bringing free-roam, multiplayer VR to Moscow’s millennials
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On the Cover: Japanese artist builds her own Museum
 
64   Museums: Bunkering Down
How a WWII shelter became a museum
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68   Touring exhibitions: Downton to Business
Downton Abbey has gone from the small screen to the global exhibition stage. Take a look behind the scenes
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72   Touring exhibitions: What Goes on Tour
Ten of the best exhibitions inspired by film and TV, plus GES’s Eddie Newquist on the growing sector
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74   Touring Exhibitions: Eddie Newquist
Eddie Newquist, executive vice president of exhibitions and events creator GES, talks about the growing sector
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76   Top team: Water Wonderland
Morgan’s Inspiration Island founder Gordon Hartman on his journey to open an “ultra accessible” waterpark
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82   Promotional feature: EAS 2017
Preparations for the European attractions event of the year are well under way – so what can attendees expect?
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84   Zoos & aquariums: Sea Change
World aquariums join with the European Commission in the fight against marine litter
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86   Analysis: Part 7 - Is it worth it?
In part of seven of this eightpart series, consultant David Camp has some tips on assessing whether a venture will make any money
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90   Show report: Rising Tide
A look at the inaugural TIDE conference, which promotes the role of AV in the delivery of a compelling story
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92   Show report: Facts of Life
We filed this report from the Ecsite Annual Conference in Porto
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96   Promotional feature: Sysco Productions
Sysco Productions is a world-class experience delivery company, working for global clients in the museum and heritage, exhibition, and sports and leisure industries
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98   Show preview: Euro Attractions Expo
Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to EAS in Berlin
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104   Attractions-kit.net: Product Innovation
Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
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107   Promotional feature: Simworx
Simworx partners with Frontgrid to bring new ‘world-first’ attraction to market
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108   Web gallery:
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