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Attractions Management 2018 issue 4
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7 Editor’s letter

The power of IP’s

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
12 People profile

Joanna Lumley

Iconic British actress Joanna Lumley has given her patronage to a Peter Pan-themed literary visitor attraction
16 People profile

Marco Balich

Marco Balich on creating a stunning immersive experience allowing visitors to step inside the works of Michelangelo
18 People profile

Hal McEvoy

Hal McEvoy named as IAAPA president and CEO
20 Science Centres news

Qatar planetarium to open in December

Qatar’s first planetarium is scheduled to open its doors in late 2018 as part of a larger expansion of the country’s Katara Cultural Village
20 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Gamification meets citizen dialogues writes Herbert MÜnder
21 Visitor Attractions news

Mountain gallery completed in China

A dramatic mountain-top arts centre has been built in the Hebei Province of China’s Yanshan Mountains
22 Waterparks news

Six Flags acquires Illinois’ Magic Waters

Six Flags is taking ownership of another attraction, adding the Magic Waters Waterpark in Cherry Valley, Illinois, to its growing portfolio
22 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

Necessity driving new ideas in the waterparks sector writes Aleatha Ezra 
24 Theme Parks news

Moomins attraction completes construction

Japan’s first Moominsthemed amusement park, located in Hanno near Tokyo, has completed construction and will begin a phased opening next month
27 Museums & Galleries news

Ice art gallery to open in Reykjavik

Norwegian entrepreneur Kirsten- Marie Holmen is to open an ice-themed art gallery in Iceland
29 Heritage news

Norwich Castle Museum granted £9.2m

The historic Keep at Norwich Castle in Britain is to be restored to resemble its Norman heyday following the injection of £9.2m (US$11.8m) financing from UK grants body the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
30 Zoos & Aquariums news

Brevard Zoo given boost for aquarium

Florida’s Brevard Zoo’s plans for a lagoon-themed aquarium has received a significant boost from a US$10m tax funding scheme from Brevard County
32 Technology news

Gallery launches AR puzzle game

US art museum the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) has launched a new augmented reality app that is able to transform spaces into giant puzzles
34 Interview

Ken Bretschneider and Josh Shipley

Evermore is one of the US’s newest theme parks. We speak to CEO Ken Bretschneider and chief creative officer Josh Shipley
44 Promotional feature

Clip ‘n Climb

A market leader conquering the highest peaks
46 Mystery shopper

A walk in the shark

Tom Anstey visited the New York Aquarium to find out more about its major expansion
52 Promotional feature

Polin

Integrating technology into waterparks
54 News report

Mammoth implications

There are efforts being made to open a park with living woolly mammoths in Siberia
56 Rides

Themed dreams

We take a look at some of the major openings at visitor attractions worldwide
On the cover: The legendary George Carlin is among those honoured in the new National Comedy Center
62 Theme Parks

Fan power

Jordan Middleton explains how operators can best work with their audiences
66 Tourism

The Tourist Trap

What role could attractions play to keep tourism beneficial for residents and visitors alike? Kath Hudson reports
70 Conference

Creativity Cocktail

This year’s SATE conference came to the global epicentre for themed entertainment – Orlando – as the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) searched for the secrets to “The Experience Recipe”.
74 Promotional feature

Whitewater

WhiteWater is branching out of the waterpark business as it introduces two new attractions products and its brand new Vantage guest engagement and management software
77 Show report

Enabling fun

Tom Anstey was on-hand to see what was on offer at this year’s Euro Attractions Show
80 Promotional feature

Alterface

Mixed Reality & Interactivity
82 Museums

The perfect punchline

The team behind the US’s new National Comedy Center share their experiences
88 Museums

Frozen delights

San Francisco’s Museum of Ice Cream is making its stay permanent following a hugely successful first year
92 Promotional feature

IdeAttack

IdeAttack specialises in the planning and design of high-end tourism destinations. Dan Thomas, explains more about the company and its work overseas in China
96 Heritage and museums

Kicking the dust

The Heritage Lottery Fund has created a scheme to engage young people in heritage
100 Openings

Dundee design

The V&A has opened a new home in Dundee, Scotland
106 Promotional feature

Simtec

Simtec is a flying theatre and simulator ride supplier for the attractions industry, as well as a manufacturer of driving and flight simulation applications
110 Show preview

IAAPA Attractions Expo

The 2018 IAAPA Attractions Expo kicks off on 12 November. Here’s what to expect from the show and its exhibitors
114 Promotional feature

Picsolve

Capturing your visitors and destination in one shareable moment
115 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches 
117 Promotional feature

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation partners with Aardman to create a Shaun the Sheep dark ride
118 Promotional feature

Simworx

Simworx CEO, Terry Monkton, takes us through the life of a ride, from conception to creation
COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
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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 - Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
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29-31 Oct 2019

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Hilton Athens, Athens, Greece
18-22 Nov 2019

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Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2018 issue 4
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

The power of IP’s

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
12 People profile

Joanna Lumley

Iconic British actress Joanna Lumley has given her patronage to a Peter Pan-themed literary visitor attraction
16 People profile

Marco Balich

Marco Balich on creating a stunning immersive experience allowing visitors to step inside the works of Michelangelo
18 People profile

Hal McEvoy

Hal McEvoy named as IAAPA president and CEO
20 Science Centres news

Qatar planetarium to open in December

Qatar’s first planetarium is scheduled to open its doors in late 2018 as part of a larger expansion of the country’s Katara Cultural Village
20 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Gamification meets citizen dialogues writes Herbert MÜnder
21 Visitor Attractions news

Mountain gallery completed in China

A dramatic mountain-top arts centre has been built in the Hebei Province of China’s Yanshan Mountains
22 Waterparks news

Six Flags acquires Illinois’ Magic Waters

Six Flags is taking ownership of another attraction, adding the Magic Waters Waterpark in Cherry Valley, Illinois, to its growing portfolio
22 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

Necessity driving new ideas in the waterparks sector writes Aleatha Ezra 
24 Theme Parks news

Moomins attraction completes construction

Japan’s first Moominsthemed amusement park, located in Hanno near Tokyo, has completed construction and will begin a phased opening next month
27 Museums & Galleries news

Ice art gallery to open in Reykjavik

Norwegian entrepreneur Kirsten- Marie Holmen is to open an ice-themed art gallery in Iceland
29 Heritage news

Norwich Castle Museum granted £9.2m

The historic Keep at Norwich Castle in Britain is to be restored to resemble its Norman heyday following the injection of £9.2m (US$11.8m) financing from UK grants body the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
30 Zoos & Aquariums news

Brevard Zoo given boost for aquarium

Florida’s Brevard Zoo’s plans for a lagoon-themed aquarium has received a significant boost from a US$10m tax funding scheme from Brevard County
32 Technology news

Gallery launches AR puzzle game

US art museum the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) has launched a new augmented reality app that is able to transform spaces into giant puzzles
34 Interview

Ken Bretschneider and Josh Shipley

Evermore is one of the US’s newest theme parks. We speak to CEO Ken Bretschneider and chief creative officer Josh Shipley
44 Promotional feature

Clip ‘n Climb

A market leader conquering the highest peaks
46 Mystery shopper

A walk in the shark

Tom Anstey visited the New York Aquarium to find out more about its major expansion
52 Promotional feature

Polin

Integrating technology into waterparks
54 News report

Mammoth implications

There are efforts being made to open a park with living woolly mammoths in Siberia
56 Rides

Themed dreams

We take a look at some of the major openings at visitor attractions worldwide
On the cover: The legendary George Carlin is among those honoured in the new National Comedy Center
62 Theme Parks

Fan power

Jordan Middleton explains how operators can best work with their audiences
66 Tourism

The Tourist Trap

What role could attractions play to keep tourism beneficial for residents and visitors alike? Kath Hudson reports
70 Conference

Creativity Cocktail

This year’s SATE conference came to the global epicentre for themed entertainment – Orlando – as the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) searched for the secrets to “The Experience Recipe”.
74 Promotional feature

Whitewater

WhiteWater is branching out of the waterpark business as it introduces two new attractions products and its brand new Vantage guest engagement and management software
77 Show report

Enabling fun

Tom Anstey was on-hand to see what was on offer at this year’s Euro Attractions Show
80 Promotional feature

Alterface

Mixed Reality & Interactivity
82 Museums

The perfect punchline

The team behind the US’s new National Comedy Center share their experiences
88 Museums

Frozen delights

San Francisco’s Museum of Ice Cream is making its stay permanent following a hugely successful first year
92 Promotional feature

IdeAttack

IdeAttack specialises in the planning and design of high-end tourism destinations. Dan Thomas, explains more about the company and its work overseas in China
96 Heritage and museums

Kicking the dust

The Heritage Lottery Fund has created a scheme to engage young people in heritage
100 Openings

Dundee design

The V&A has opened a new home in Dundee, Scotland
106 Promotional feature

Simtec

Simtec is a flying theatre and simulator ride supplier for the attractions industry, as well as a manufacturer of driving and flight simulation applications
110 Show preview

IAAPA Attractions Expo

The 2018 IAAPA Attractions Expo kicks off on 12 November. Here’s what to expect from the show and its exhibitors
114 Promotional feature

Picsolve

Capturing your visitors and destination in one shareable moment
115 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches 
117 Promotional feature

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation partners with Aardman to create a Shaun the Sheep dark ride
118 Promotional feature

Simworx

Simworx CEO, Terry Monkton, takes us through the life of a ride, from conception to creation
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Sesame Street theme park coming to San Diego in 2021
Sesame Place, the second theme park to result from a collaboration between the makers of Sesame Street and SeaWorld Entertainment, is to open in San Diego in 2021.
Waterpark industry heads to Disney World as World Waterpark Association hosts annual show in Orlando
Almost 2,000 delegates from 23 countries had the chance to take part in a comprehensive educational programme at the 2019 World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show, held this year at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, with awards, keynote speeches and a trade show also built into the event.
Huge nature and recreation development planned for Brisbane wetlands
Plans have been revealed for a 150ha (16 million sq ft) wetlands development in Brisbane that will include a community hub, walking routes, events spaces and canoe and kayak facilities.
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.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [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 - Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – 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

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
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