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Harry Potter studio tour opens largest-ever expansion – Gringotts Bank
The Harry Potter studio tour outside London, UK has opened its biggest expansion to date, with the launch of the iconic Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 2 April 2019
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
£36m fund created by UK government for British coastal museums and heritage
The UK government has come up with a £36m (US$47.2m, € 42m) fund to help develop and improve tourist attractions, create jobs and promote socio-economic growth around the British coast. Find out more...
Ambitious plans for London's largest music venue unveiled
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has submitted plans to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for the MSG Sphere – a multi-use entertainment complex slated to become the city's largest music venue. Find out more...
Over 13,000 years of history to go on display at proposed Montana Heritage Centre
A new proposed heritage centre in Montana, US, has received a boost after the state government passed a bill financing the project. Find out more...
Moomins attraction opens in Japan
The first phase Japan’s new Moomins attraction, Moominvalley Park, has now officially opened its doors. Find out more...
US$434m museum opens in Qatar with more than 1,500m of gallery space
Cultural space developments in the Gulf region continue apace with the opening of a new US$434m (€383m, £328.7m) museum in Doha, Qatar. Find out more...
Compagnie des Alpes acquires Austrian theme park Familypark
French theme park and ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) has acquired Austria's Familypark in a deal worth €72.5m (US$82m, £62.3m). Find out more...
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open earlier than expected at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland in California on 31 May 2019 and then at Walt Disney World in Florida on 29 August 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. Find out more...
Disney shows off next-generation audio-animatronics for new Star Wars display
Walt Disney Imagineering has revealed its A1000 advanced robotics, developed for the operators upcomingg Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida. Find out more...
Upbeat 2018 results for Merlin Entertainments provide impetus for further growth
European attractions operator Merlin Entertainments has reported growth in a number of areas of its business in 2018, including record visitor numbers. Find out more...
London’s National Gallery aims for US retail expansion
London's National Gallery is attempting to crack the US market, appointing a licensing agency to develop a multi-tiered retail strategy for the institution. Find out more...
New dinosaur-themed water park to open in Croatia
A new water park is set to open in Istria, Croatia, at the end of Q2 2019. Find out more...
Super Nintendo World project remains on course, according to Nintendo’s Miyamoto
The joint ¥60bn (US$540m, €480m, £420m) Nintendo and Universal Super Nintendo World project remains on track for a 2020 launch, according to Nintendo representative director Shigeru Miyamoto, who has released some comments on the proposed Japanese and US theme parks. Find out more...
Six Flags reports record results for ninth consecutive year
Thirty-two million guests passed through the gates of a Six Flags theme park in 2018, helping to give the company record revenue figures for the ninth consecutive year. Find out more...
Former Disney CEO Ron Miller dies at 85
Ron Miller, former Disney chief executive officer, and son-in-law of Walt Disney, passed away in California, US, on 9 February, aged 85. Find out more...
National Museum of Scotland completes 15-year £80m regeneration
The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has completed the final phase of an £80m (US$103.5m, €91.3m) transformation, leading to what it says is the “creation of a world-class museum”. Find out more...
LGBTQ community invited for first official Disney event in Paris
Disneyland Paris is to host the first ever official LGBTQ event held at a Disney theme park when it privatises the Walt Disney Studios Park for a Magical Pride Party on 1 June 2019. Find out more...
Martin Luther King Jr's family home to become visitor attraction
The family home of assassinated civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr in Atlanta, US, is to be opened to the public. Find out more...
China’s second Museum of Natural History site to open later this year
Construction on the main structure of the second outlet of the Chinese Museum of Natural History is complete. Find out more...
National Portrait Gallery announces £35.5m facelift details
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London has released details of its redevelopment plans, which entail a new entrance, new public galleries in the building’s East Wing and a new learning space. Find out more...
First look at Foster + Partners' classic car museum
British architecture firm Foster + Partners have unveiled plans to design Mullin Automotive Park in the heart of England's picturesque Cotswolds region. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 11 January 2019
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Monopoly attraction to open in Hong Kong Q3 2019
A new Hong Kong attraction will bring the Monopoly board game to life through an immersive, interactive 4D experience featuring augmented reality and holograph technology. Find out more...
Scottish National Gallery’s £22m upgrade work begins
Work has begun on a £22m (US$28.1m, €24.4m) revamp of Edinburgh’s National Galleries of Scotland, which will include a new access path, landscaping and wider steps in East Princes Street Gardens. Find out more...
PAW Patrol-themed area to open at Movie Park Germany
Movie Park Germany has announced an extension of its partnership with Nickelodeon, which will see the opening of a new themed area dedicated to children’s the entertainment brand's PAW Patrol TV series later this quarter. Find out more...
Smithsonian sites remain closed as government shutdown goes on
The Smithsonian museum organisation’s collection of museums and galleries remain closed to the public as the US federal government partial shutdown enters its 17th day on Monday 7 January. Find out more...
US$200m Great Wolf waterpark and resort planned for Maryland
A proposed $200m (€174.6m, £157.8m) project to build Maryland’s first Great Wolf Lodge water park would deliver up to 600 new full and part-time jobs and could attract more than half a million visitors annually, according to administrators of the town of Perryville, US. Find out more...
Puy du Fou breaks ground on first Spanish park
Historical theme park Puy du Fou’s first Spanish outlet has begun construction in Toledo, ahead of its scheduled opening date of 30 August 2019. Find out more...
Lionsgate Entertainment World to open in China next year
The Lionsgate-themed immersive experience planned for China, Lionsgate Entertainment World, is to open next year, its developer has announced. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 December 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Parques Reunidos acquires Tropical Islands for €226m
Spanish operator Parques Reunidos has acquired the world’s largest indoor water park, Germany’s Tropical Islands, from Malaysian firm Tanjong for €226m (US$257.3m, £203.3m). Find out more...
Destroyed Rio National Museum to be rebuilt with help of Mexican experts
Experts from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) will work alongside Brazilian colleagues at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro to help rebuild Brazil's 200-year-old Museu Nacional, which was destroyed earlier this year in a huge blaze. Find out more...
US$90m Soundwaves waterpark opens at Gaylord Opryland Resort
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centre opened a water attraction on Saturday featuring year-round water activities, including indoor surfing, a multi-slide tower and rapid and lazy rivers. Find out more...
Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges former V&A director
Sir Roy Strong, the former director of London's V&A Museum, has said that national galleries and museums across Britain should introduce lower entrance fees across the board and with greater concessions for younger visitors. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 3 December 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
War of the Worlds to be reimagined as high-tech immersive experience for London
A new experience combining state-of-the-art technologies and immersive theatre is set to debut in London next year, with H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds to be completely reimagined with the mixed reality show. Find out more...
Exclusive: Joanna Lumley aims to open up a 'world of stories' as patron of Peter Pan literary attraction in Scotland
With work well underway to develop a Peter Pan-themed literary visitor attraction in Scotland, its patron, Joanna Lumley, has spoken to Attractions Management about the scheme and what it will mean for a 'forgotten corner of Scotland'. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 November 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Disney working on AR costumes for theme parks
The research and development (R&D) team at Disney are working on a concept that could see visitors wearing augmented reality (AR) costumes of their favourite IPs in souvenir photographs at Disney theme parks. Find out more...
Meghan and Harry’s wedding outfits go on display in Windsor
The outfits which Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wore on their wedding day earlier this year have gone on display at Windsor Castle. Find out more...
Sydney tunnels to become a visitor attraction
Abandoned tunnels that were previously used during World War 2 as air raid shelters in Sydney, Australia are to become a visitor attraction under plans outlined by the New South Wales (NSW) government. Find out more...
Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum reopens following refurbishment
Larger exhibition areas across three floors will showcase more than 5,000 artworks including paintings, sculpture, and photography at the reopened Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden following a revamp. Find out more...
Hersheypark expansion to include brand new area with park's ‘fastest ever’ coaster
Hersheypark, the 121-acre Hersheys chocolate brand theme park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has confirmed details of its expansion, which was mooted last year. Find out more...
Six Flags Entertainment to operate Magic Waters Waterpark
Six Flags Entertainment will operate Magic Waters Waterpark, starting in the spring of 2019, following a lease agreement with the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners. Find out more...
PortAventura pledges to be plastic-free by 2020
Spanish theme park PortAventura has pledged to rid all three of its attractions of disposable plastics by 2020. Find out more...
Almost half of Northern Ireland visited a museum in 2017-18
Nearly 50 per cent of the population of Northern Ireland visited a museum in the last year, according to the latest figures from the Continuous Household Survey. Find out more...
Syrian conflict tunnels turned into an art gallery
A liberated town in war-torn Syria has seen underground tunnels, which were dug out by militant insurgents, turned into an art gallery. Find out more...
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Attractions News Videos

Harry Potter studio tour opens largest-ever expansion – Gringotts Bank
The Harry Potter studio tour outside London, UK has opened its biggest expansion to date, with the launch of the iconic Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 2 April 2019
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
£36m fund created by UK government for British coastal museums and heritage
The UK government has come up with a £36m (US$47.2m, € 42m) fund to help develop and improve tourist attractions, create jobs and promote socio-economic growth around the British coast. Find out more...
Ambitious plans for London's largest music venue unveiled
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has submitted plans to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for the MSG Sphere – a multi-use entertainment complex slated to become the city's largest music venue. Find out more...
Over 13,000 years of history to go on display at proposed Montana Heritage Centre
A new proposed heritage centre in Montana, US, has received a boost after the state government passed a bill financing the project. Find out more...
Moomins attraction opens in Japan
The first phase Japan’s new Moomins attraction, Moominvalley Park, has now officially opened its doors. Find out more...
US$434m museum opens in Qatar with more than 1,500m of gallery space
Cultural space developments in the Gulf region continue apace with the opening of a new US$434m (€383m, £328.7m) museum in Doha, Qatar. Find out more...
Compagnie des Alpes acquires Austrian theme park Familypark
French theme park and ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) has acquired Austria's Familypark in a deal worth €72.5m (US$82m, £62.3m). Find out more...
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open earlier than expected at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland in California on 31 May 2019 and then at Walt Disney World in Florida on 29 August 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. Find out more...
Disney shows off next-generation audio-animatronics for new Star Wars display
Walt Disney Imagineering has revealed its A1000 advanced robotics, developed for the operators upcomingg Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida. Find out more...
Upbeat 2018 results for Merlin Entertainments provide impetus for further growth
European attractions operator Merlin Entertainments has reported growth in a number of areas of its business in 2018, including record visitor numbers. Find out more...
London’s National Gallery aims for US retail expansion
London's National Gallery is attempting to crack the US market, appointing a licensing agency to develop a multi-tiered retail strategy for the institution. Find out more...
New dinosaur-themed water park to open in Croatia
A new water park is set to open in Istria, Croatia, at the end of Q2 2019. Find out more...
Super Nintendo World project remains on course, according to Nintendo’s Miyamoto
The joint ¥60bn (US$540m, €480m, £420m) Nintendo and Universal Super Nintendo World project remains on track for a 2020 launch, according to Nintendo representative director Shigeru Miyamoto, who has released some comments on the proposed Japanese and US theme parks. Find out more...
Six Flags reports record results for ninth consecutive year
Thirty-two million guests passed through the gates of a Six Flags theme park in 2018, helping to give the company record revenue figures for the ninth consecutive year. Find out more...
Former Disney CEO Ron Miller dies at 85
Ron Miller, former Disney chief executive officer, and son-in-law of Walt Disney, passed away in California, US, on 9 February, aged 85. Find out more...
National Museum of Scotland completes 15-year £80m regeneration
The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has completed the final phase of an £80m (US$103.5m, €91.3m) transformation, leading to what it says is the “creation of a world-class museum”. Find out more...
LGBTQ community invited for first official Disney event in Paris
Disneyland Paris is to host the first ever official LGBTQ event held at a Disney theme park when it privatises the Walt Disney Studios Park for a Magical Pride Party on 1 June 2019. Find out more...
Martin Luther King Jr's family home to become visitor attraction
The family home of assassinated civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr in Atlanta, US, is to be opened to the public. Find out more...
China’s second Museum of Natural History site to open later this year
Construction on the main structure of the second outlet of the Chinese Museum of Natural History is complete. Find out more...
National Portrait Gallery announces £35.5m facelift details
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London has released details of its redevelopment plans, which entail a new entrance, new public galleries in the building’s East Wing and a new learning space. Find out more...
First look at Foster + Partners' classic car museum
British architecture firm Foster + Partners have unveiled plans to design Mullin Automotive Park in the heart of England's picturesque Cotswolds region. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 11 January 2019
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Monopoly attraction to open in Hong Kong Q3 2019
A new Hong Kong attraction will bring the Monopoly board game to life through an immersive, interactive 4D experience featuring augmented reality and holograph technology. Find out more...
Scottish National Gallery’s £22m upgrade work begins
Work has begun on a £22m (US$28.1m, €24.4m) revamp of Edinburgh’s National Galleries of Scotland, which will include a new access path, landscaping and wider steps in East Princes Street Gardens. Find out more...
PAW Patrol-themed area to open at Movie Park Germany
Movie Park Germany has announced an extension of its partnership with Nickelodeon, which will see the opening of a new themed area dedicated to children’s the entertainment brand's PAW Patrol TV series later this quarter. Find out more...
Smithsonian sites remain closed as government shutdown goes on
The Smithsonian museum organisation’s collection of museums and galleries remain closed to the public as the US federal government partial shutdown enters its 17th day on Monday 7 January. Find out more...
US$200m Great Wolf waterpark and resort planned for Maryland
A proposed $200m (€174.6m, £157.8m) project to build Maryland’s first Great Wolf Lodge water park would deliver up to 600 new full and part-time jobs and could attract more than half a million visitors annually, according to administrators of the town of Perryville, US. Find out more...
Puy du Fou breaks ground on first Spanish park
Historical theme park Puy du Fou’s first Spanish outlet has begun construction in Toledo, ahead of its scheduled opening date of 30 August 2019. Find out more...
Lionsgate Entertainment World to open in China next year
The Lionsgate-themed immersive experience planned for China, Lionsgate Entertainment World, is to open next year, its developer has announced. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 December 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Parques Reunidos acquires Tropical Islands for €226m
Spanish operator Parques Reunidos has acquired the world’s largest indoor water park, Germany’s Tropical Islands, from Malaysian firm Tanjong for €226m (US$257.3m, £203.3m). Find out more...
Destroyed Rio National Museum to be rebuilt with help of Mexican experts
Experts from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) will work alongside Brazilian colleagues at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro to help rebuild Brazil's 200-year-old Museu Nacional, which was destroyed earlier this year in a huge blaze. Find out more...
US$90m Soundwaves waterpark opens at Gaylord Opryland Resort
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centre opened a water attraction on Saturday featuring year-round water activities, including indoor surfing, a multi-slide tower and rapid and lazy rivers. Find out more...
Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges former V&A director
Sir Roy Strong, the former director of London's V&A Museum, has said that national galleries and museums across Britain should introduce lower entrance fees across the board and with greater concessions for younger visitors. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 3 December 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
War of the Worlds to be reimagined as high-tech immersive experience for London
A new experience combining state-of-the-art technologies and immersive theatre is set to debut in London next year, with H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds to be completely reimagined with the mixed reality show. Find out more...
Exclusive: Joanna Lumley aims to open up a 'world of stories' as patron of Peter Pan literary attraction in Scotland
With work well underway to develop a Peter Pan-themed literary visitor attraction in Scotland, its patron, Joanna Lumley, has spoken to Attractions Management about the scheme and what it will mean for a 'forgotten corner of Scotland'. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 November 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Disney working on AR costumes for theme parks
The research and development (R&D) team at Disney are working on a concept that could see visitors wearing augmented reality (AR) costumes of their favourite IPs in souvenir photographs at Disney theme parks. Find out more...
Meghan and Harry’s wedding outfits go on display in Windsor
The outfits which Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wore on their wedding day earlier this year have gone on display at Windsor Castle. Find out more...
Sydney tunnels to become a visitor attraction
Abandoned tunnels that were previously used during World War 2 as air raid shelters in Sydney, Australia are to become a visitor attraction under plans outlined by the New South Wales (NSW) government. Find out more...
Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum reopens following refurbishment
Larger exhibition areas across three floors will showcase more than 5,000 artworks including paintings, sculpture, and photography at the reopened Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden following a revamp. Find out more...
Hersheypark expansion to include brand new area with park's ‘fastest ever’ coaster
Hersheypark, the 121-acre Hersheys chocolate brand theme park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has confirmed details of its expansion, which was mooted last year. Find out more...
Six Flags Entertainment to operate Magic Waters Waterpark
Six Flags Entertainment will operate Magic Waters Waterpark, starting in the spring of 2019, following a lease agreement with the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners. Find out more...
PortAventura pledges to be plastic-free by 2020
Spanish theme park PortAventura has pledged to rid all three of its attractions of disposable plastics by 2020. Find out more...
Almost half of Northern Ireland visited a museum in 2017-18
Nearly 50 per cent of the population of Northern Ireland visited a museum in the last year, according to the latest figures from the Continuous Household Survey. Find out more...
Syrian conflict tunnels turned into an art gallery
A liberated town in war-torn Syria has seen underground tunnels, which were dug out by militant insurgents, turned into an art gallery. Find out more...
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