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Attractions Management 2020 issue 1
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5 Editor's letter

Fighting for our future

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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10 People profile

Michael Blau

The new TEA president lays out his plans for the organisation

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12 People profile

Brian Morrow

Creating new worlds and immersing people in them

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16 People profile

Scott Ault

Scott Ault on his new partnership with Jeremy Railton

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18 Science Centres news

Works starts on Jodrell Bank development

Construction has begun on a Hassell-designed grasscovered dome pavilion at Jodrell Bank to help celebrate the site’s heritage and the beginnings of radio astronomy when it opens in 2021

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19 Visitor Attractions news

NASA plans International Space Station hotel

NASA has chosen a team led by Axiom Space, with design by Philippe Starck, to create a commercial space station that will host professional astronauts and private explorers

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20 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

The power of storytelling, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

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20 Waterparks news

Gardaland announces Legoland Water Park

Europe's first Legoland Water Park is set to open at Gardaland later this year, with the new attraction set to become the first Legoland waterpark to open in a non-Legoland destination

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22 Theme Park news

Disney predicts US$280m coronavirus hit

Disney has predicted that the coronavirus outbreak will cost its parks division an estimated US$280m after the operator shut down both its Shanghai and Hong Kong resorts as a result of the quickly-spreading virus

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25 Museums & Galleries news

Academy Museum to open doors in December

Hollywood icon Tom Hanks has announced the long-awaited opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, with the iconic addition to Hollywood set to open on 14 December 2020

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27 Heritage news

AR brings Jerusalem's history to life

The Tower of David – Museum of the History of Jerusalem has started offering "mixed and augmented reality" tours that allow visitors to experience key moments from Jerusalem's history via digital technology

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28 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

Zoos respond to Australian bushfires, Gavrielle Kirk-Cohen, WAZA director of communications

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28 Zoos & Aquariums news

SeaWorld plan to end dolphin 'surfing' shows

Following on from its 2017 decision to end its orca stunt shows in favour of an educational alternative, SeaWorld has announced it will cease the practice of trainers riding on dolphins in its shows

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30 Technology news

Disney reveals Spider-Man stunt robot

Disney's new Spider-Man attraction, coming to Disney's California Adventure later this year, will feature a world-first, with an animatronic version of the web-slinger set to perform live-action stunts in the new Avengers Campus

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32 Interview

Antoni Alarcon

New legislation is turning Barcelona Zoo ‘animalist’. Kath Hudson speaks to its director, Antoni Alarcon about these changes

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On the Cover: Climate change activist inspires the world to look at their carbon footprints but what steps are attractions taking?
38 New Opening

World builders

Rounding the biggest openings of 2020 across the visitor attractions sector

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46 Rides

Riding the wave

Innovative and exciting rides are set to open this year. We round them up

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52 Theme Parks

By Toutatis!

Tom Anstey speaks to Park Astérix’s deputy director, Guy Vassel

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56 IAAPA Legends

Shooting for the stars

The Imagineers who created Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reveal its secrets

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60 Mystery shop

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Does Disney’s highly-anticipated addition live up to the hype? Tom Anstey paid a visit

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64 Museums

Sing Sing Prison

Sing Sing is opening a museum dedicated to reforming criminal justice system

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70 Sustainability

The carbon crisis

Are the tourism and attractions industries doing enough to tackle climate change?

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76 Awards

Awards season

Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Thea Awards

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78 IAAPA

Brass Ring Awards

Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Brass Ring Awards

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82 Show review

IAAPA Attractions Expo

All the news coming out of the biggest attractions show of 2019

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85 Museums

Back to square one

The team behind Brazil’s fire damaged Museu Nacional are creating a new model for museums across the continent

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88 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovation

Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches

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COMPANY PROFILES
WhiteWater

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

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe is owned and produced by IAAPA, The Global Association for the Attractions Industr [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

Healthy appetite for investment at EAG International 2020
A buoyant EAG International has welcomed in the new decade as a well-rounded event with high levels of optimism and positivity on the show floor. [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...
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19-22 Apr 2020

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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2020 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Fighting for our future

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

View on turning pages
View online
10 People profile

Michael Blau

The new TEA president lays out his plans for the organisation

View on turning pages
View online
12 People profile

Brian Morrow

Creating new worlds and immersing people in them

View on turning pages
View online
16 People profile

Scott Ault

Scott Ault on his new partnership with Jeremy Railton

View on turning pages
View online
18 Science Centres news

Works starts on Jodrell Bank development

Construction has begun on a Hassell-designed grasscovered dome pavilion at Jodrell Bank to help celebrate the site’s heritage and the beginnings of radio astronomy when it opens in 2021

View on turning pages

19 Visitor Attractions news

NASA plans International Space Station hotel

NASA has chosen a team led by Axiom Space, with design by Philippe Starck, to create a commercial space station that will host professional astronauts and private explorers

View on turning pages

20 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

The power of storytelling, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

View on turning pages

20 Waterparks news

Gardaland announces Legoland Water Park

Europe's first Legoland Water Park is set to open at Gardaland later this year, with the new attraction set to become the first Legoland waterpark to open in a non-Legoland destination

View on turning pages

22 Theme Park news

Disney predicts US$280m coronavirus hit

Disney has predicted that the coronavirus outbreak will cost its parks division an estimated US$280m after the operator shut down both its Shanghai and Hong Kong resorts as a result of the quickly-spreading virus

View on turning pages

25 Museums & Galleries news

Academy Museum to open doors in December

Hollywood icon Tom Hanks has announced the long-awaited opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, with the iconic addition to Hollywood set to open on 14 December 2020

View on turning pages

27 Heritage news

AR brings Jerusalem's history to life

The Tower of David – Museum of the History of Jerusalem has started offering "mixed and augmented reality" tours that allow visitors to experience key moments from Jerusalem's history via digital technology

View on turning pages

28 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

Zoos respond to Australian bushfires, Gavrielle Kirk-Cohen, WAZA director of communications

View on turning pages

28 Zoos & Aquariums news

SeaWorld plan to end dolphin 'surfing' shows

Following on from its 2017 decision to end its orca stunt shows in favour of an educational alternative, SeaWorld has announced it will cease the practice of trainers riding on dolphins in its shows

View on turning pages

30 Technology news

Disney reveals Spider-Man stunt robot

Disney's new Spider-Man attraction, coming to Disney's California Adventure later this year, will feature a world-first, with an animatronic version of the web-slinger set to perform live-action stunts in the new Avengers Campus

View on turning pages

32 Interview

Antoni Alarcon

New legislation is turning Barcelona Zoo ‘animalist’. Kath Hudson speaks to its director, Antoni Alarcon about these changes

View on turning pages
View online
On the Cover: Climate change activist inspires the world to look at their carbon footprints but what steps are attractions taking?
38 New Opening

World builders

Rounding the biggest openings of 2020 across the visitor attractions sector

View on turning pages
View online
46 Rides

Riding the wave

Innovative and exciting rides are set to open this year. We round them up

View on turning pages
View online
52 Theme Parks

By Toutatis!

Tom Anstey speaks to Park Astérix’s deputy director, Guy Vassel

View on turning pages
View online
56 IAAPA Legends

Shooting for the stars

The Imagineers who created Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reveal its secrets

View on turning pages
View online
60 Mystery shop

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Does Disney’s highly-anticipated addition live up to the hype? Tom Anstey paid a visit

View on turning pages
View online
64 Museums

Sing Sing Prison

Sing Sing is opening a museum dedicated to reforming criminal justice system

View on turning pages
View online
70 Sustainability

The carbon crisis

Are the tourism and attractions industries doing enough to tackle climate change?

View on turning pages
View online
76 Awards

Awards season

Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Thea Awards

View on turning pages
View online
78 IAAPA

Brass Ring Awards

Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Brass Ring Awards

View on turning pages
View online
82 Show review

IAAPA Attractions Expo

All the news coming out of the biggest attractions show of 2019

View on turning pages
View online
85 Museums

Back to square one

The team behind Brazil’s fire damaged Museu Nacional are creating a new model for museums across the continent

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

Product innovation

Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches

View on turning pages
View online
LATEST NEWS
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.
Mary Rose Museum faces £2.2m funding shortfall as chief calls for increased independent museum support during COVID-19 crisis
Helen Bonser-Wilton, CEO of Portsmouth's Mary Rose Museum, says the attraction, along with the rest of Britain's independent museums are in "mortal peril" unless the government and heritage organisations act soon.
Expo 2020 Dubai likely to postpone until 2021 due to COVID-19 outbreak
Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that it will likely postpone the event by a year in the wake of the COVD-19 outbreak.
U-turn in Shanghai as reopened attractions close again
After reopening a number of indoor attractions in Shanghai, China, after new coronavirus cases in the city dropped to zero, officials have ordered those attractions to close again, following a surge of new cases coming from overseas.
Iger forgoes salary and Chapek takes pay cut as Disney wrestles with COVID-19
Disney's executive chair Bob Iger will forgo his salary for the year, with the company's new CEO Bob Chapek also taking a 50 per cent pay cut.
British Museum appoints Mary Beard to as trustee following government veto
The British Museum has named Mary Beard as its a new trustee, a move which comes less than a year on from the British government blocking her nomination because of her pro-European views.
TEA launches TEA Digital to keep attractions industry connected throughout COVID-19 outbreak
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), has launched TEA Digital – a new online initiative designed to provide education, professional development, discussion and digital networking opportunities for TEA members, as well as keep them connected during the current climate.
UK's DCMS Committee to hear from charities over impact of COVID-19 outbreak
The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee is expected to meet this week to hear from charities from these sectors over the level of Government support needed to ensure their survival in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COMPANY PROFILES
WhiteWater

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

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe is owned and produced by IAAPA, The Global Association for the Attractions Industr [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Healthy appetite for investment at EAG International 2020
A buoyant EAG International has welcomed in the new decade as a well-rounded event with high levels of optimism and positivity on the show floor. [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:
Trailer Aladdin - The Bachelor Party VR – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

19-22 Apr 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  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2020

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