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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...
Immersive theatre experience goes inside Michelangelo’s masterpieces
Marco Balich, who has previously orchestrated opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics, has created a new immersive theatre show that lets the audience step inside the works of Michelangelo. Find out more...
Sands of Speed museum set for Wales
Sands of Speed – a new museum set to open in Pendine, Wales – has received planning approval from Carmarthenshire County Council. Find out more...
Bowdoin College Museum of Art turns wall drawings into musical instruments
US gallery the Bowdoin College Museum of Art has a unique new installation where visitors can use their smartphones to hover above wall drawings to make music. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 26 September 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Chief of European Economic and Social Committee to take up museum internship programme
The president of the European Union's European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Luca Jahier, is set to enrol on the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) internship programme for politicians. Find out more...
UK project to connect young people with museums and collections
UK funding body the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has given close to £1m ($1.3m, €1.1m) to a new project that will let young people aged 16-25 curate their own museum exhibitions. Find out more...
Joanna Lumley-backed Peter Pan centre to open late 2018 in Scotland
The inspiration behind the Peter Pan story, Moat Brae House, is being fully restored and turned into the National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling in Dumfries, Scotland. Find out more...
Merlin Entertainments opens first Bear Grylls attraction in Birmingham
Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls’s new £20m ($26.3m, €22.5m) adventure attraction in Birmingham, England has opened its doors to the public with a promise from Grylls to bring the “spirit of endeavour” to one destination. Find out more...
China's government plans US$19.5bn investment into Beihai tourism
In a bid to boost tourism in the region, China's government has announced plans to invest CN¥134bn (US$19.5bn, €16.7bn, £14.8bn) across 17 major entertainment and culture projects on the South China coast. Find out more...
Eye of the Tigris: tallest launch coaster in Florida coming to Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens has announced plans to open Florida's tallest launch coaster, with Tigris – a ride designed to mimic the agility of a tiger – set to open at the start of next year. Find out more...
Museum of Ice Cream to become permanent attraction following successful debut year
San Francisco's popular Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) doesn't look like it's going to start melting anytime soon, after the visitor attraction announced its permanent residence in the city following a successful debut year. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 7 September 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
The art of pain relief: study shows benefits of museum visits for chronic pain sufferers
A new study has suggested that touring a museum can have an analgesic effect on helping to alleviate the symptoms of people suffering from chronic pain. Find out more...
Euro Attractions Show reveals education programme
This year's Euro Attractions Show (EAS) will feature more than 100 hours of educational sessions, making it one of the largest learning programmes in the event's history. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 24 August 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Learn new skills at the British Motor Museum this autumn
The British Motor Museum is inviting people to learn new skills with its series of motoring related workshops this autumn. Find out more...
Leolandia to open themed area based on Russian cartoon
Italian children’s theme park Leolandia is set to open the largest area it has ever created exclusively for a character, covering over 10,000sq m (107,639sq ft). Find out more...
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Attractions News Videos

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...
Immersive theatre experience goes inside Michelangelo’s masterpieces
Marco Balich, who has previously orchestrated opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics, has created a new immersive theatre show that lets the audience step inside the works of Michelangelo. Find out more...
Sands of Speed museum set for Wales
Sands of Speed – a new museum set to open in Pendine, Wales – has received planning approval from Carmarthenshire County Council. Find out more...
Bowdoin College Museum of Art turns wall drawings into musical instruments
US gallery the Bowdoin College Museum of Art has a unique new installation where visitors can use their smartphones to hover above wall drawings to make music. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 26 September 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Chief of European Economic and Social Committee to take up museum internship programme
The president of the European Union's European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Luca Jahier, is set to enrol on the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) internship programme for politicians. Find out more...
UK project to connect young people with museums and collections
UK funding body the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has given close to £1m ($1.3m, €1.1m) to a new project that will let young people aged 16-25 curate their own museum exhibitions. Find out more...
Joanna Lumley-backed Peter Pan centre to open late 2018 in Scotland
The inspiration behind the Peter Pan story, Moat Brae House, is being fully restored and turned into the National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling in Dumfries, Scotland. Find out more...
Merlin Entertainments opens first Bear Grylls attraction in Birmingham
Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls’s new £20m ($26.3m, €22.5m) adventure attraction in Birmingham, England has opened its doors to the public with a promise from Grylls to bring the “spirit of endeavour” to one destination. Find out more...
China's government plans US$19.5bn investment into Beihai tourism
In a bid to boost tourism in the region, China's government has announced plans to invest CN¥134bn (US$19.5bn, €16.7bn, £14.8bn) across 17 major entertainment and culture projects on the South China coast. Find out more...
Eye of the Tigris: tallest launch coaster in Florida coming to Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens has announced plans to open Florida's tallest launch coaster, with Tigris – a ride designed to mimic the agility of a tiger – set to open at the start of next year. Find out more...
Museum of Ice Cream to become permanent attraction following successful debut year
San Francisco's popular Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) doesn't look like it's going to start melting anytime soon, after the visitor attraction announced its permanent residence in the city following a successful debut year. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 7 September 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
The art of pain relief: study shows benefits of museum visits for chronic pain sufferers
A new study has suggested that touring a museum can have an analgesic effect on helping to alleviate the symptoms of people suffering from chronic pain. Find out more...
Euro Attractions Show reveals education programme
This year's Euro Attractions Show (EAS) will feature more than 100 hours of educational sessions, making it one of the largest learning programmes in the event's history. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 24 August 2018
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Learn new skills at the British Motor Museum this autumn
The British Motor Museum is inviting people to learn new skills with its series of motoring related workshops this autumn. Find out more...
Leolandia to open themed area based on Russian cartoon
Italian children’s theme park Leolandia is set to open the largest area it has ever created exclusively for a character, covering over 10,000sq m (107,639sq ft). Find out more...
Want to see your company's video here? Call Display Sales on +44 (0)1462 431385
 


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