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Bjarke Ingels' twisting museum bridge in Norway readies for September opening
The Bjarke Ingels-designed "Twist" in Hønefoss, Norway, is set to make its debut on 18 September. Find out more...
Revealed: Daniel Libeskind's vision for a 'museum of humankind' in Kenya
Polish architect Daniel Libeskind has released images of his breathtaking designs for "Ngaren" – a world history museum commissioned by famed paleoanthropologist, Professor Richard Leakey. Find out more...
EAS gets rebranded as IAAPA Expo Europe - event heads to Paris this September
Registration is now open for the newly-renamed IAAPA Expo Europe (IEE), with this year's European showcase for visitor attractions coming to Paris, France, in September. Find out more...
Mattel unveils global plans for interactive FECs
Mattel has announced plans to open a string of interactive family entertainment centres around the world that combine physical and digital play experiences around some of its most famous brands. Find out more...
'Huge opportunity for Marvel' at Shanghai Disney, says Iger
Disney chair and CEO Bob Iger, has hinted at an expanded Marvel presence for its Shanghai theme park in China, with the brand currently booming as its latest blockbuster – Avengers: Endgame – continues to surge at the box office. Find out more...
UK arts and culture is a thriving industry, says report
A new report conducted by the UK’s Centre for Economic and Business Research has found that the country’s arts and culture industry contributes £10.8bn to its economy. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 29 April 2019
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles creates new heritage centre for vintage Italian cars
Car manufacturing group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new heritage centre in its famous Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, showcasing vintage models from its leading brands. Find out more...
Stephen Hawking VR tour of the universe will launch in 2020 and go worldwide
An immersive experience for museums which takes people on a 20-minute virtual reality tour of the universe, and is narrated by the late Professor Stephen Hawking, is due to launch next year. Find out more...
Disney makes US$5m donation to Notre-Dame rebuild following blaze
Disney has donated US$5m (€4.4m, £3.8m) toward the restoration efforts of Notre-Dame Cathedral, following the huge fire that destroyed much of the iconic landmark in Paris. Find out more...
Washington’s National Children’s Museum to open in November
After a nearly five year closure, the National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC, has announced that it will re-open on 1 November 2019. Find out more...
Experimenta: Germany’s largest science centre opens in Heilbronn
The largest science centre in Germany has opened in Heilbronn, with four permanent exhibition galleries set across 3,200sq m (34,445sq ft). Find out more...
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...
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Bjarke Ingels' twisting museum bridge in Norway readies for September opening
The Bjarke Ingels-designed "Twist" in Hønefoss, Norway, is set to make its debut on 18 September. Find out more...
Revealed: Daniel Libeskind's vision for a 'museum of humankind' in Kenya
Polish architect Daniel Libeskind has released images of his breathtaking designs for "Ngaren" – a world history museum commissioned by famed paleoanthropologist, Professor Richard Leakey. Find out more...
EAS gets rebranded as IAAPA Expo Europe - event heads to Paris this September
Registration is now open for the newly-renamed IAAPA Expo Europe (IEE), with this year's European showcase for visitor attractions coming to Paris, France, in September. Find out more...
Mattel unveils global plans for interactive FECs
Mattel has announced plans to open a string of interactive family entertainment centres around the world that combine physical and digital play experiences around some of its most famous brands. Find out more...
'Huge opportunity for Marvel' at Shanghai Disney, says Iger
Disney chair and CEO Bob Iger, has hinted at an expanded Marvel presence for its Shanghai theme park in China, with the brand currently booming as its latest blockbuster – Avengers: Endgame – continues to surge at the box office. Find out more...
UK arts and culture is a thriving industry, says report
A new report conducted by the UK’s Centre for Economic and Business Research has found that the country’s arts and culture industry contributes £10.8bn to its economy. Find out more...
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 29 April 2019
The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Find out more...
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles creates new heritage centre for vintage Italian cars
Car manufacturing group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new heritage centre in its famous Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, showcasing vintage models from its leading brands. Find out more...
Stephen Hawking VR tour of the universe will launch in 2020 and go worldwide
An immersive experience for museums which takes people on a 20-minute virtual reality tour of the universe, and is narrated by the late Professor Stephen Hawking, is due to launch next year. Find out more...
Disney makes US$5m donation to Notre-Dame rebuild following blaze
Disney has donated US$5m (€4.4m, £3.8m) toward the restoration efforts of Notre-Dame Cathedral, following the huge fire that destroyed much of the iconic landmark in Paris. Find out more...
Washington’s National Children’s Museum to open in November
After a nearly five year closure, the National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC, has announced that it will re-open on 1 November 2019. Find out more...
Experimenta: Germany’s largest science centre opens in Heilbronn
The largest science centre in Germany has opened in Heilbronn, with four permanent exhibition galleries set across 3,200sq m (34,445sq ft). Find out more...
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...
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