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Attractions Management 2018 issue 3
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7 Editor’s letter

Rewilding

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan archives have finally found a home
14 People profile

Dolly Parton

Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton announces the expansion of Dollywood theme park
16 People profile

Anton Vidal

Anton Vidal is director general of Poble Espanyol which has completed a 10-year, €10m improvement plan
20 Science Centres news

China and Unesco to promote science

Unesco has reached an agreement with science museums in China to promote the exchange and sharing of science resources between them and other institutions across the world
21 Visitor Attractions news

Thai cave to become museum following rescue

The cave in which 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach were trapped for 18 days is to be turned into a museum highlighting the bold rescue operation that saw them escape unharmed
22 Theme Parks news

Parques Reunidos acquires Wet ‘n’ Wild

village roadshow has announced the sale of its Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark in Sydney, Australia, with Spanish operator Parques reunidos buying the property for AU$40m (US$29.6m)
24 Waterparks news

Universal considering Fantastic Worlds park

Comcast executive vice president Stephen Burke has confirmed that Universal is looking at building a fourth gate in Orlando, with the theme park set to be the latest to join the market’s lucrative attractions sector
27 Museums & Galleries news

London Cartoon Museum plans relocation

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum “greater flexibility” in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home
28 Heritage news

Queen’s art to be moved during palace refurb

More than 10,000 works of art from the British royal family’s private collection will be relocated during the $489.6m refurb of Buckingham Palace
31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Merlin opening first whale sanctuary

Merlin chief executive Nick Varney has reiterated the company’s stance on cetacean captivity, as it embarks on its first steps to create an ocean sanctuary for a pair of captive beluga whales
34 Interview

Coen Bertens

Fairytale theme park Efteling has gone from strength to strength during its 65-year history, enchanting more visitors last year than ever before. We talk to COO Coen Bertens about its success
40 Promotional feature

EAS

This year’s Euro Attractions Show promises to be the biggest in the history of the event, with a brand new schedule of seminars to match
42 Aquariums

High Waters

We visited the brand new Aquatis Aquarium-Vivarium in Switzerland for a journey through our planet’s freshwater environments
48 Promotional feature

nWave

With more than two decades of experience creating high quality original content, nWave looks ahead as it continues to produce its own industry-leading creations
52 Rides

Riding the rails

Four multi-million-dollar rollercoasters, including Valkyria and Hyperion
On the cover: Iconic artist 's music archive opening to the public
58 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2017

The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 shows major theme park operators had an outstanding year, while stabilised global economies and strong investment planning bodes well for the global attractions industry going forward
63 Analysis

EMEA Focus

Margreet Papamichael, founder of CLEAR Associates about what The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 means for the EMEA region
66 Visitor attractions

Petal Power

Mary Pat Matheson, CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden, speaks to Kath Hudson
72 Sponsored briefing

Professionalising your attractions security team

NW Security Group looks at network video and audio
76 Review

MuseumNext

Intellectuals from across the museums sector gathered recently for the European edition of MuseumNext
78 Theme parks

Playing the Looney Tune

As new and exciting leisure opportunities increase in the Middle East, Yas Island welcomes the US$1bn Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. We speak to the two key members of the team behind the landmark project
84 Museums

License to Thrill

A brand new James Bond visitor attraction, nestled snugly inside a mountain peak in Sölden, Austria, opened this July. We talked to the operator and architect
90 Promotional feature

RMA

RMA Ltd is a design and build company that specialises in themed attractions, theme parks, auditorium and 4D theatre shows, and dark rides
94 Tourism

Aloha Hainan

This year, two global waterpark brands came to the island province of Hainan in China. We look at what’s going on
100 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

The European edition of IAAPA’s trade show comes to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September. Here’s what to expect
105 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches
106 Promotional feature

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation offers a fun, new underwater dark ride perfect for parks large and small
COMPANY PROFILES
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [more...]
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2018 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Rewilding

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan archives have finally found a home
14 People profile

Dolly Parton

Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton announces the expansion of Dollywood theme park
16 People profile

Anton Vidal

Anton Vidal is director general of Poble Espanyol which has completed a 10-year, €10m improvement plan
20 Science Centres news

China and Unesco to promote science

Unesco has reached an agreement with science museums in China to promote the exchange and sharing of science resources between them and other institutions across the world
21 Visitor Attractions news

Thai cave to become museum following rescue

The cave in which 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach were trapped for 18 days is to be turned into a museum highlighting the bold rescue operation that saw them escape unharmed
22 Theme Parks news

Parques Reunidos acquires Wet ‘n’ Wild

village roadshow has announced the sale of its Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark in Sydney, Australia, with Spanish operator Parques reunidos buying the property for AU$40m (US$29.6m)
24 Waterparks news

Universal considering Fantastic Worlds park

Comcast executive vice president Stephen Burke has confirmed that Universal is looking at building a fourth gate in Orlando, with the theme park set to be the latest to join the market’s lucrative attractions sector
27 Museums & Galleries news

London Cartoon Museum plans relocation

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum “greater flexibility” in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home
28 Heritage news

Queen’s art to be moved during palace refurb

More than 10,000 works of art from the British royal family’s private collection will be relocated during the $489.6m refurb of Buckingham Palace
31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Merlin opening first whale sanctuary

Merlin chief executive Nick Varney has reiterated the company’s stance on cetacean captivity, as it embarks on its first steps to create an ocean sanctuary for a pair of captive beluga whales
34 Interview

Coen Bertens

Fairytale theme park Efteling has gone from strength to strength during its 65-year history, enchanting more visitors last year than ever before. We talk to COO Coen Bertens about its success
40 Promotional feature

EAS

This year’s Euro Attractions Show promises to be the biggest in the history of the event, with a brand new schedule of seminars to match
42 Aquariums

High Waters

We visited the brand new Aquatis Aquarium-Vivarium in Switzerland for a journey through our planet’s freshwater environments
48 Promotional feature

nWave

With more than two decades of experience creating high quality original content, nWave looks ahead as it continues to produce its own industry-leading creations
52 Rides

Riding the rails

Four multi-million-dollar rollercoasters, including Valkyria and Hyperion
On the cover: Iconic artist 's music archive opening to the public
58 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2017

The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 shows major theme park operators had an outstanding year, while stabilised global economies and strong investment planning bodes well for the global attractions industry going forward
63 Analysis

EMEA Focus

Margreet Papamichael, founder of CLEAR Associates about what The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 means for the EMEA region
66 Visitor attractions

Petal Power

Mary Pat Matheson, CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden, speaks to Kath Hudson
72 Sponsored briefing

Professionalising your attractions security team

NW Security Group looks at network video and audio
76 Review

MuseumNext

Intellectuals from across the museums sector gathered recently for the European edition of MuseumNext
78 Theme parks

Playing the Looney Tune

As new and exciting leisure opportunities increase in the Middle East, Yas Island welcomes the US$1bn Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. We speak to the two key members of the team behind the landmark project
84 Museums

License to Thrill

A brand new James Bond visitor attraction, nestled snugly inside a mountain peak in Sölden, Austria, opened this July. We talked to the operator and architect
90 Promotional feature

RMA

RMA Ltd is a design and build company that specialises in themed attractions, theme parks, auditorium and 4D theatre shows, and dark rides
94 Tourism

Aloha Hainan

This year, two global waterpark brands came to the island province of Hainan in China. We look at what’s going on
100 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

The European edition of IAAPA’s trade show comes to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September. Here’s what to expect
105 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches
106 Promotional feature

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation offers a fun, new underwater dark ride perfect for parks large and small
LATEST NEWS
Eden Project targets 2020 start on geothermal energy project
A long-planned project to drill for geothermal heat to power the Eden Project site in Cornwall will finally go ahead, after EU and Cornwall Council funding was approved.
Alton Towers announces new attraction based on David Walliams' books
David Walliams, the comedian, actor and best-selling author, is partnering with the UK's Alton Towers Resort to bring characters from his children's books to life at the park in a new attraction: The World of David Walliams.
UK government invests £250m into cultural and creative infrastructure projects
Funding support for York's National Railway Museum, Coventry's 2021 UK City of Culture programme and infrastructure and maintenance work at local and regional museums across the country are all included in the UK Government's proposed new Culture Investment Fund.
Blackpool Museum to evoke lively spirit of UK's seaside entertainment heritage
A £13m (US$16.8m, €15.1m) project to create a museum that celebrates Blackpool's role in the development of British popular culture is moving forward, following the award of a £4m (US$5.2m, €4.7m) grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
New Dream Cruises ship to have world's longest seaborne coaster
The world's longest rollercoaster at sea will be included in an on board theme park on Dream Cruises' new Global Dream ship, due to launch in early 2021.
Scott Carver Architects to renovate oldest theatre in New South Wales, Australia
The Victoria Theatre, the oldest in the Australian state of New South Wales, is to undergo a renovation led by Scott Carver Architects aimed at conserving its heritage features and reviving it as a venue for live performances.
State-of-the-art aquarium to open in Vietnam in early 2020
A new high-tech aquarium that developers claim will be a model for future aquarium projects is to open on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, in early 2020.
Universal reveals new details for Beijing resort, announces seven themed lands
Universal Studios' under-construction Beijing theme park and resort will feature seven immersive, themed lands, it has announced.
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry has long-term future secured after US$125m donation
Billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin is to have the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago named after him, following a donation of US$125m (€113.5m, £98.9m) from his charitable fund.
MoMA's $450m Diller Scofidio + Renfro renovation is unveiled
After a five-year, $450m (€409m, £356m) renovation project split over two phases, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) reopens next week with 102,000sq ft (9,500sq m) of new gallery and public space.
Oregon Coast Aquarium to build marine rehabilitation centre in $18m renovation
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is raising a targeted $18.2m (€16.5m, £14.4m) to remodel its facilities, improve its learning experience and build a marine rehabilitation centre, with design work by Dangermond Keane Architecture and Walker Macy.
Swiss National Museum debuts exhibition in renovated west wing
An overview of Swiss craftsmanship dating back a thousand years of history has gone on display at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, with the opening of a new exhibition in the building's newly renovated west wing.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Rebranded EAG International Expo set to become leading trade show for the international entertainment and attractions industry
The newly rebranded Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo (EAG) is set to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Red Raion Showreel 2018 – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

29-31 Oct 2019

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)

Hilton Athens, Athens, Greece
18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

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