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7 Editor's letter

Help save the planet

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Michael Mercadante

New TEA president reveals his plans to take the organisation to the "next level" in the themed entertainment sector
14 People profile

Tyra Banks

Supermodel and entrepreneur announces plans for "first of its kind experiential attraction"
16 People profile

Anthony Geffen

Documentary maker on using immersive technologies to create "life-changing experiences"
20 Science Centres news

Europe’s largest science centre

Ground has been broken in Turkey on what is expected to become the largest science centre in Europe, attracting upward of 30 million visitors per year
20 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Keep calm, turn 30, and keep pushing boundaries
21 Visitor Attractions news

Antorcha to help SeaWorld reach 'full potential’

SeaWorld's new CEO Gus Antorcha has said he plans to help the organisation reach its "full potential", following several years of turmoil
22 Waterparks news

New attractions planned for US parks

Three US theme parks acquired from EPR Properties last year are undergoing extensive enhancements and rebranding by new owners Six Flags Entertainment
22 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

A new age of expectation
24 Theme Park news

K-Pop theme park at heart of US$4bn plans

A huge new development in Korea is set to go ahead after stalling twice since 2007, with the new attraction boasting a gargantuan K-pop and natural history theme park as its centrepiece
27 Museums & Galleries news

Self-constructing robot museum in the works

Turkish design bureau Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) have been selected to build a museum of robotics with components that "construct themselves”
28 Heritage news

First ever Machu Picchu wheelchair tours offered

At 8,000ft (2,438m) above sea level, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is a stiff climb even for the able-bodied, and has been completely inaccessible for those in a wheelchair
31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Oklahoma City Zoo planning US$70m renovation

Oklahoma City Zoo has plans for a new African enclosure that would see a dedicated area for giraffes, penguins and African wild dogs, with other renovations also planned
31 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

The importance of accreditation
32 Technology news

Google launches human discovery platform

Google Arts and Culture has launched a massive online science museum platform with a number of museums, curators and archivists in 23 countries around the world
34 Interview

Miguel Quintana Pali

The founder of Mexico’s eco-friendly cultural heritage attraction Xcaret speaks to Attractions Management
On the Cover: Supermodel and entrepreneur eyes attractions market with new venture
42 Openings

The road ahead

A preview of the biggest developments opening across the world in 2019
50 Rides

Hot Wheels

We look at the exciting and innovative rides opening this year
54 Show report

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018

Attractions Management was in attendance in Orlando at the biggest show of the year
56 Show report

Awards Season

Revealing the winners of a number of prestigious awards handed out in November
58 Show report

Women of Disney

Some of Disney’s most talented female leaders share their stories about how they got to be where they are today
62 Show report

Charming the world

Tom Mehrmann and Roland Mack discuss how to become an ambassador for culture rather than a stereotype
64 Interview

Changing faces

We speak to the three men charged with leading IAAPA into its next century
68 Mystery shopper

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

A new Ocean Park has opened near Shanghai. Alice Davis paid a visit
72 Promotional feature

Parkex

Why a good parking experience adds to the attraction
74 Animal care

Sea change

Merlin is preparing to launch the world’s first cetacean open water sanctuary
80 Museums

Climate Museum

Cultural consultant Bridget McKenzie is taking action against climate change
84 Waterparks

Splashing the cash

David Camp looks at the waterparks sector and how it can benefit the rest of the industry
88 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches
COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
iPlayCo

iPlayCo was established in 1999. iPlayCo Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder. [more...]
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [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: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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29-31 Oct 2019

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Hilton Athens, Athens, Greece
18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2019 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor's letter

Help save the planet

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Michael Mercadante

New TEA president reveals his plans to take the organisation to the "next level" in the themed entertainment sector
14 People profile

Tyra Banks

Supermodel and entrepreneur announces plans for "first of its kind experiential attraction"
16 People profile

Anthony Geffen

Documentary maker on using immersive technologies to create "life-changing experiences"
20 Science Centres news

Europe’s largest science centre

Ground has been broken in Turkey on what is expected to become the largest science centre in Europe, attracting upward of 30 million visitors per year
20 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Keep calm, turn 30, and keep pushing boundaries
21 Visitor Attractions news

Antorcha to help SeaWorld reach 'full potential’

SeaWorld's new CEO Gus Antorcha has said he plans to help the organisation reach its "full potential", following several years of turmoil
22 Waterparks news

New attractions planned for US parks

Three US theme parks acquired from EPR Properties last year are undergoing extensive enhancements and rebranding by new owners Six Flags Entertainment
22 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

A new age of expectation
24 Theme Park news

K-Pop theme park at heart of US$4bn plans

A huge new development in Korea is set to go ahead after stalling twice since 2007, with the new attraction boasting a gargantuan K-pop and natural history theme park as its centrepiece
27 Museums & Galleries news

Self-constructing robot museum in the works

Turkish design bureau Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) have been selected to build a museum of robotics with components that "construct themselves”
28 Heritage news

First ever Machu Picchu wheelchair tours offered

At 8,000ft (2,438m) above sea level, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is a stiff climb even for the able-bodied, and has been completely inaccessible for those in a wheelchair
31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Oklahoma City Zoo planning US$70m renovation

Oklahoma City Zoo has plans for a new African enclosure that would see a dedicated area for giraffes, penguins and African wild dogs, with other renovations also planned
31 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

The importance of accreditation
32 Technology news

Google launches human discovery platform

Google Arts and Culture has launched a massive online science museum platform with a number of museums, curators and archivists in 23 countries around the world
34 Interview

Miguel Quintana Pali

The founder of Mexico’s eco-friendly cultural heritage attraction Xcaret speaks to Attractions Management
On the Cover: Supermodel and entrepreneur eyes attractions market with new venture
42 Openings

The road ahead

A preview of the biggest developments opening across the world in 2019
50 Rides

Hot Wheels

We look at the exciting and innovative rides opening this year
54 Show report

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018

Attractions Management was in attendance in Orlando at the biggest show of the year
56 Show report

Awards Season

Revealing the winners of a number of prestigious awards handed out in November
58 Show report

Women of Disney

Some of Disney’s most talented female leaders share their stories about how they got to be where they are today
62 Show report

Charming the world

Tom Mehrmann and Roland Mack discuss how to become an ambassador for culture rather than a stereotype
64 Interview

Changing faces

We speak to the three men charged with leading IAAPA into its next century
68 Mystery shopper

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

A new Ocean Park has opened near Shanghai. Alice Davis paid a visit
72 Promotional feature

Parkex

Why a good parking experience adds to the attraction
74 Animal care

Sea change

Merlin is preparing to launch the world’s first cetacean open water sanctuary
80 Museums

Climate Museum

Cultural consultant Bridget McKenzie is taking action against climate change
84 Waterparks

Splashing the cash

David Camp looks at the waterparks sector and how it can benefit the rest of the industry
88 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches
LATEST NEWS
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...]
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
iPlayCo

iPlayCo was established in 1999. iPlayCo Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder. [more...]
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [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: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – 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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