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7 Editor's letter

Help save the planet

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Michael Mercadante

New TEA president reveals his plans to take the organisation to the "next level" in the themed entertainment sector
14 People profile

Tyra Banks

Supermodel and entrepreneur announces plans for "first of its kind experiential attraction"
16 People profile

Anthony Geffen

Documentary maker on using immersive technologies to create "life-changing experiences"
20 Science Centres news

Europe’s largest science centre

Ground has been broken in Turkey on what is expected to become the largest science centre in Europe, attracting upward of 30 million visitors per year
20 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Keep calm, turn 30, and keep pushing boundaries
21 Visitor Attractions news

Antorcha to help SeaWorld reach 'full potential’

SeaWorld's new CEO Gus Antorcha has said he plans to help the organisation reach its "full potential", following several years of turmoil
22 Waterparks news

New attractions planned for US parks

Three US theme parks acquired from EPR Properties last year are undergoing extensive enhancements and rebranding by new owners Six Flags Entertainment
22 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

A new age of expectation
24 Theme Park news

K-Pop theme park at heart of US$4bn plans

A huge new development in Korea is set to go ahead after stalling twice since 2007, with the new attraction boasting a gargantuan K-pop and natural history theme park as its centrepiece
27 Museums & Galleries news

Self-constructing robot museum in the works

Turkish design bureau Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) have been selected to build a museum of robotics with components that "construct themselves”
28 Heritage news

First ever Machu Picchu wheelchair tours offered

At 8,000ft (2,438m) above sea level, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is a stiff climb even for the able-bodied, and has been completely inaccessible for those in a wheelchair
31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Oklahoma City Zoo planning US$70m renovation

Oklahoma City Zoo has plans for a new African enclosure that would see a dedicated area for giraffes, penguins and African wild dogs, with other renovations also planned
31 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

The importance of accreditation
32 Technology news

Google launches human discovery platform

Google Arts and Culture has launched a massive online science museum platform with a number of museums, curators and archivists in 23 countries around the world
34 Interview

Miguel Quintana Pali

The founder of Mexico’s eco-friendly cultural heritage attraction Xcaret speaks to Attractions Management
On the Cover: Supermodel and entrepreneur eyes attractions market with new venture
42 Openings

The road ahead

A preview of the biggest developments opening across the world in 2019
50 Rides

Hot Wheels

We look at the exciting and innovative rides opening this year
54 Show report

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018

Attractions Management was in attendance in Orlando at the biggest show of the year
56 Show report

Awards Season

Revealing the winners of a number of prestigious awards handed out in November
58 Show report

Women of Disney

Some of Disney’s most talented female leaders share their stories about how they got to be where they are today
62 Show report

Charming the world

Tom Mehrmann and Roland Mack discuss how to become an ambassador for culture rather than a stereotype
64 Interview

Changing faces

We speak to the three men charged with leading IAAPA into its next century
68 Mystery shopper

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

A new Ocean Park has opened near Shanghai. Alice Davis paid a visit
72 Promotional feature

Parkex

Why a good parking experience adds to the attraction
74 Animal care

Sea change

Merlin is preparing to launch the world’s first cetacean open water sanctuary
80 Museums

Climate Museum

Cultural consultant Bridget McKenzie is taking action against climate change
84 Waterparks

Splashing the cash

David Camp looks at the waterparks sector and how it can benefit the rest of the industry
88 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches
COMPANY PROFILE
iPlayCo

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BALPPA Summer Conference 2019

The Balmer Lawn Hotel and Carey’s Manor Hotel, New Forest, United Kingdom
04 Jul 2019

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Attractions Management 2019 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
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Magazine archive
7 Editor's letter

Help save the planet

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Michael Mercadante

New TEA president reveals his plans to take the organisation to the "next level" in the themed entertainment sector
14 People profile

Tyra Banks

Supermodel and entrepreneur announces plans for "first of its kind experiential attraction"
16 People profile

Anthony Geffen

Documentary maker on using immersive technologies to create "life-changing experiences"
20 Science Centres news

Europe’s largest science centre

Ground has been broken in Turkey on what is expected to become the largest science centre in Europe, attracting upward of 30 million visitors per year
20 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Keep calm, turn 30, and keep pushing boundaries
21 Visitor Attractions news

Antorcha to help SeaWorld reach 'full potential’

SeaWorld's new CEO Gus Antorcha has said he plans to help the organisation reach its "full potential", following several years of turmoil
22 Waterparks news

New attractions planned for US parks

Three US theme parks acquired from EPR Properties last year are undergoing extensive enhancements and rebranding by new owners Six Flags Entertainment
22 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

A new age of expectation
24 Theme Park news

K-Pop theme park at heart of US$4bn plans

A huge new development in Korea is set to go ahead after stalling twice since 2007, with the new attraction boasting a gargantuan K-pop and natural history theme park as its centrepiece
27 Museums & Galleries news

Self-constructing robot museum in the works

Turkish design bureau Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) have been selected to build a museum of robotics with components that "construct themselves”
28 Heritage news

First ever Machu Picchu wheelchair tours offered

At 8,000ft (2,438m) above sea level, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is a stiff climb even for the able-bodied, and has been completely inaccessible for those in a wheelchair
31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Oklahoma City Zoo planning US$70m renovation

Oklahoma City Zoo has plans for a new African enclosure that would see a dedicated area for giraffes, penguins and African wild dogs, with other renovations also planned
31 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

The importance of accreditation
32 Technology news

Google launches human discovery platform

Google Arts and Culture has launched a massive online science museum platform with a number of museums, curators and archivists in 23 countries around the world
34 Interview

Miguel Quintana Pali

The founder of Mexico’s eco-friendly cultural heritage attraction Xcaret speaks to Attractions Management
On the Cover: Supermodel and entrepreneur eyes attractions market with new venture
42 Openings

The road ahead

A preview of the biggest developments opening across the world in 2019
50 Rides

Hot Wheels

We look at the exciting and innovative rides opening this year
54 Show report

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018

Attractions Management was in attendance in Orlando at the biggest show of the year
56 Show report

Awards Season

Revealing the winners of a number of prestigious awards handed out in November
58 Show report

Women of Disney

Some of Disney’s most talented female leaders share their stories about how they got to be where they are today
62 Show report

Charming the world

Tom Mehrmann and Roland Mack discuss how to become an ambassador for culture rather than a stereotype
64 Interview

Changing faces

We speak to the three men charged with leading IAAPA into its next century
68 Mystery shopper

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

A new Ocean Park has opened near Shanghai. Alice Davis paid a visit
72 Promotional feature

Parkex

Why a good parking experience adds to the attraction
74 Animal care

Sea change

Merlin is preparing to launch the world’s first cetacean open water sanctuary
80 Museums

Climate Museum

Cultural consultant Bridget McKenzie is taking action against climate change
84 Waterparks

Splashing the cash

David Camp looks at the waterparks sector and how it can benefit the rest of the industry
88 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches
 


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