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Attractions Management 2019 issue 4
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7 Editor's letter

Planning for disaster

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 

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16 People profile

Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor underwater sculptures

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20 People profile

Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smits energy revolution

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22 People profile

David Walliams

David Walliams’ new theme park attraction

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26 Science Centres news

US$125m donation secures science institution

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 from his charitable fund

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27 Visitor Attractions news

IAAPA opens new global HQ in Orlando

One of the attractions industry's global associations, IAAPA, has officially opened its new headquarters building in Orlando, providing the organisation with a custom-built facility it says is designed to support its members

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28 Theme Park news

Universal reveals themed lands for Beijing park

Universal Studios' has revealed its under-construction Beijing theme park and resort will feature seven themed lands

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30 Waterparks news

Blackstone takes 65 per cent stake in Great Wolf

Great Wolf Resorts, which runs 18 familyoriented waterpark and entertainment resorts in the US and Canada, is targeting accelerated growth under a new joint ownership venture that sees hospitality and leisure investor Blackstone Real Estate Partners take a 65 per cent controlling interest in the company

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30 Industry Opinion

Waterparks news

Delivering the Guest Experience, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

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32 Technology news

Palace of Versailles tour welcomes VR visitors

Google has created a virtual reality tour of the Palace of Versailles, allowing people to explore the architecture, artworks and history of the former home of French royalty wherever they are in the world

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35 Museums & Galleries news

Architects chosen for Polish Army Museum project

Architecture firm NM Architekci has won an international competition to design a permanent exhibition space for the new Polish Army Museum in Warsaw

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36 Heritage news

Billions earmarked for India heritage project

A programme of authentic reconstruction of 11 historic sites in India and the setting up of 100 experiential museums are among ambitious plans under development by India's culture ministry

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38 Zoos & Aquariums news

Mississippi Aquarium sets April 2020 opening date

The Mississippi Aquarium has announced an opening date of 30 April 2020

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38 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums news

Making an urgent call to halt species decline, Gavrielle Kirk- Cohen, WAZA

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40 Interview

Yves Pépin

A man whose spectaculars have been witnessed by billions, Yves Pépin speaks about his trail-blazing career

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46 Rides

Supersonic

We take a look at some of the most significant ride openings around the world

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On the Cover: IAAPA chair for 2020 maps out year ahead for the organisation
52 Preview

Rulantica Rising

Germany’s top theme park is about to launch a €180m addition with the opening of its long-awaited second gate. Attractions Management looks at Rulantica and how the new waterpark addition is taking shape

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56 Theme Parks

Parisian Magic

Daniel Delcourt and David Wilson share more about Disney’s €2bn expansion of Disneyland Paris

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60 Show review

IAAPA Europe

Tom Anstey travelled to Paris for this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe

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62 Promotional feature

Simworx Ltd

CEO, Terry Monkton, takes us through the development of two unique projects, from conception to creation

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66 Waterparks

Water World

Debrecen in Hungary is gaining an iconic new addition – a US$30.1m waterpark

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70 Promotional feature

WhiteWater

WhiteWater’s Una deBoer tells us how the company maintains elite safety standards in waterparks and the steps operators can take to improve safety across the entire industry

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74 Operations

Disaster Management

What can be learned from the experiences of those unfortunate operators who have had to react when disaster strikes?

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78 Exhibitions

World Tour

Kath Hudson looks at the potential of the pop-up and touring exhibition market

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84 Profile

Amanda Thompson

IAAPA’s new chair for 2020 map out plans for the century ahead

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86 Profile

David Rosenberg

IAAPA’s outgoing chair looks back and what’s next for incoming chair, Amanda Thompson

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90 Show Preview

IAAPA Attractions Expo

What’s on offer at the show, plus news from some of the attending exhibitors

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96 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovations

Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches

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99 Promotional feature

QubicaAMF

QubicaAMF creates a new generation of pinspotter technology

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WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
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Red Raion - Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2019 issue 4
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor's letter

Planning for disaster

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 

View on turning pages
View online
16 People profile

Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor underwater sculptures

View on turning pages
View online
20 People profile

Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smits energy revolution

View on turning pages
View online
22 People profile

David Walliams

David Walliams’ new theme park attraction

View on turning pages
View online
26 Science Centres news

US$125m donation secures science institution

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 from his charitable fund

View on turning pages

27 Visitor Attractions news

IAAPA opens new global HQ in Orlando

One of the attractions industry's global associations, IAAPA, has officially opened its new headquarters building in Orlando, providing the organisation with a custom-built facility it says is designed to support its members

View on turning pages

28 Theme Park news

Universal reveals themed lands for Beijing park

Universal Studios' has revealed its under-construction Beijing theme park and resort will feature seven themed lands

View on turning pages

30 Waterparks news

Blackstone takes 65 per cent stake in Great Wolf

Great Wolf Resorts, which runs 18 familyoriented waterpark and entertainment resorts in the US and Canada, is targeting accelerated growth under a new joint ownership venture that sees hospitality and leisure investor Blackstone Real Estate Partners take a 65 per cent controlling interest in the company

View on turning pages

30 Industry Opinion

Waterparks news

Delivering the Guest Experience, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

View on turning pages
View online
32 Technology news

Palace of Versailles tour welcomes VR visitors

Google has created a virtual reality tour of the Palace of Versailles, allowing people to explore the architecture, artworks and history of the former home of French royalty wherever they are in the world

View on turning pages

35 Museums & Galleries news

Architects chosen for Polish Army Museum project

Architecture firm NM Architekci has won an international competition to design a permanent exhibition space for the new Polish Army Museum in Warsaw

View on turning pages

36 Heritage news

Billions earmarked for India heritage project

A programme of authentic reconstruction of 11 historic sites in India and the setting up of 100 experiential museums are among ambitious plans under development by India's culture ministry

View on turning pages

38 Zoos & Aquariums news

Mississippi Aquarium sets April 2020 opening date

The Mississippi Aquarium has announced an opening date of 30 April 2020

View on turning pages

38 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums news

Making an urgent call to halt species decline, Gavrielle Kirk- Cohen, WAZA

View on turning pages
View online
40 Interview

Yves Pépin

A man whose spectaculars have been witnessed by billions, Yves Pépin speaks about his trail-blazing career

View on turning pages
View online
46 Rides

Supersonic

We take a look at some of the most significant ride openings around the world

View on turning pages
View online
On the Cover: IAAPA chair for 2020 maps out year ahead for the organisation
52 Preview

Rulantica Rising

Germany’s top theme park is about to launch a €180m addition with the opening of its long-awaited second gate. Attractions Management looks at Rulantica and how the new waterpark addition is taking shape

View on turning pages
View online
56 Theme Parks

Parisian Magic

Daniel Delcourt and David Wilson share more about Disney’s €2bn expansion of Disneyland Paris

View on turning pages
View online
60 Show review

IAAPA Europe

Tom Anstey travelled to Paris for this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe

View on turning pages
View online
62 Promotional feature

Simworx Ltd

CEO, Terry Monkton, takes us through the development of two unique projects, from conception to creation

View on turning pages
View online
66 Waterparks

Water World

Debrecen in Hungary is gaining an iconic new addition – a US$30.1m waterpark

View on turning pages
View online
70 Promotional feature

WhiteWater

WhiteWater’s Una deBoer tells us how the company maintains elite safety standards in waterparks and the steps operators can take to improve safety across the entire industry

View on turning pages
View online
74 Operations

Disaster Management

What can be learned from the experiences of those unfortunate operators who have had to react when disaster strikes?

View on turning pages
View online
78 Exhibitions

World Tour

Kath Hudson looks at the potential of the pop-up and touring exhibition market

View on turning pages
View online
84 Profile

Amanda Thompson

IAAPA’s new chair for 2020 map out plans for the century ahead

View on turning pages
View online
86 Profile

David Rosenberg

IAAPA’s outgoing chair looks back and what’s next for incoming chair, Amanda Thompson

View on turning pages
View online
90 Show Preview

IAAPA Attractions Expo

What’s on offer at the show, plus news from some of the attending exhibitors

View on turning pages
View online
96 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovations

Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches

View on turning pages
View online
99 Promotional feature

QubicaAMF

QubicaAMF creates a new generation of pinspotter technology

View on turning pages
View online
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BIG creates spiral museum for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet
Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet will open a museum celebrating the company history next month (June 2020).
Israel's tourism industry begins gradual relaunch – some hotels given green light to open
Hotels and accommodations in Israel with ground floor rooms have been given permission to reopen for business – but only for domestic tourism.
Disney places 100,000 workers on unpaid leave – plans to save US$500m a month
Walt Disney is set to stop paying more than 100,000 of its theme park and hotel workers as the entertainment giant struggles with coronavirus closures.
Future of Canada's oldest aquarium 'under threat' due to coronavirus shutdown
Vancouver Aquarium is in danger of having to close its doors permanently, due to a collapse in revenues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tourism Society emergency meeting addresses impact of delayed lockdown on tourism industry
The Tourism Society scheduled an emergency meeting on Wednesday 15 April to discuss breaking news relating to lockdown timings.
Tourism industry must lead and inspire, says Ken Robinson
Coronavirus is devastating for the tourism and leisure sectors globally. For now, the focus is on business ‘discontinuity’, the impact of the pandemic on our employees and their families, whether and how companies will survive and when the viable resumption of activity will be possible.
National Geographic Museum creates virtual tour of Jane Goodall exhibition during lockdown
The National Geographic Museum in Washington DC, US, has developed its first ever virtual tour of an exhibition, offering the public the opportunity "visit" even while the institution remains shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CAVU Designwerks appoints Nathan Jones as chief operating officer
Nathan Jones has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief operating officer at CAVU Designwerks.
Longleat's Lord Bath dies from COVID-19
The attractions industry has lost one of its personalities with the passing of Lord Bath, the owner of Longleat Safari Park in the UK, who died on Saturday 4 April aged 87 after contracting the coronavirus.
London Transport Museum goes digital
London Transport Museum’s doors might be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the collection is now open to virtual visitors online.
Getty Museum challenges followers to recreate works of art at home
Staff at the Getty Museum have come up with a novel way to engage with their visitors during the ongoing pandemic – by asking them to recreate famous works of art at home.
Merlin postpones opening of Legoland New York to 2021
Merlin Entertainments has announced that its upcoming Legoland resort in New York, US, will now open in 2021.
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COMPANY PROFILES
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
+ More profiles  
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:
Red Raion Showreel 2019 – Red Raion
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Trailer Aladdin - The Bachelor Party VR – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

28 Jun - 01 Jul 2020

Arabian Travel Market

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
08 Oct 2020

VAC 2020 (The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions)

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
 


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