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Attractions Management 2010 issue 3
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5 Editor's letter

Potter envy

While we were busy giving the Harry Potter books a Safeway supermarket award for its contribution to tourism, Universal was busy negotiating and planning the theme park in Florida

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8 Letters

Attracting opinions

Money talks

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10 Gallery news

Frick Collection to create new gallery

New York's Frick Collection is revisiting an idea first mooted almost 100 years ago to create a permanent gallery dedicated to sculpture and the decorative arts.

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11 Museum news

V & A Dundee design shortlist revealed

Six companies have been shortlisted to draw up plans for a landmark new building to house the proposed V&A museum at Dundee, Scotland.

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12 BALPPA news

Weston Pier rides nearing completion

The design and build of the eight rides that will be installed at the redeveloped Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare are nearing completion.

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13 Heritage news

New York's High Line gets award

New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has presented the 2010 Doris C. Freedman Award to the Friends of the High Line, for the latter's work in preserving a piece of New York's industrial history and transforming it into an innovative public space and heritage attraction.

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14 Theme park news

CDA in Futuroscope merger talks

Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) is in discussions with the Conseil Général de la Vienne with a view to merging the CDA group with the Futuroscope theme park near Poitiers in west central France.

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16 Science centre

£3m funding for Jodrell Bank scheme

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the Northwest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are to provide funding of £3.1m (US$4.6m, €3.8m) to kick-start the creation of a new Science Discovery Centre at Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory.

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17 Zoo and aquarium news

National Aquarium to build park

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, US, is to build a US$5.4m (£3.5m, €4.4m) waterfront park.

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18 Waterpark news

Aldar to build waterpark on Yas Island

Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties is to open a 16.4-hectare waterpark on Yas Island, the company's major leisure and entertainment destination.

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20 Profile

Guy Drouin

Canada's largest waterpark, Calypso, opened this June and expects to attract three million visitors a year. Its CEO talks about the launch of his second park

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24 Research

The TEA/AECOM Global Parks Report

Despite the economic climate, some operators reported an increase in profits and record visitor numbers in 2009, as AECOM and TEA's research reveals

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28 Top team

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

AZA's management team describes its rigorous accreditation process and how its Species Survival Plan aims to protect creatures for the next 100 years

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32 Conference review

Ecsite

The theme of this year's conference was risk as a source of creativity. BRC's Mark Hayward and event organiser Aliki Giannakopoulou describe the event

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34 Mystery shopper

Universal appeal

Does the newly opened Universal Studios Singapore live up to the hype?

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38 Feasibility study

Eastern promise

Christian Aaen explains how AECOM's feasibility study helped with the planning of Universal Studios Singapore

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42 Occupational hazard

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The curator describes how one of the exhibit sharks was recently killed

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44 Museums

Culture club

The Capital Cultural Manifesto aims to share British artwork with the world

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47 Audioguides

Guidelines

A look at some of the new ways audioguides are being used in attractions

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50 Profile

Colin Dawson and Martin Barratt

BALPPA's retiring and incoming CE talk about the association's work

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54 Planetariums

Reach for the stars

Industry experts offer advice on what you need to know to build a planetarium

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58 Exhibition design

Refresh and renew

Revamping an existing exhibition results in a fresh offer for visitors, as these recent launches demonstrate

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62 Lighting

Shining examples

Case studies of attractions that have used clever lighting to create a truly immersive experience for their visitors

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64 Show preview

PLASA

The annual show for the audio, light and video industry is going green

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66 Zoos and Aquariums

Creature comforts

Creating an authentic environment for animals and wet creatures is essential. We look at projects achieving this

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70 3D/4D

Screen vision

We investigate how the advent of 3D film in cinemas and consumer's homes will affect the attractions industry

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76 Show preview

LIW

A look ahead to September's Leisure Industry Week in the UK

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78 Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life

How attractions are getting involved with the International Year of Biodiversity.

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81 Fun-kit special

Waterparks

A round up of activity in this sector

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82 Product focus

Fun-Kit

Some of the latest products available

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84 Buyers guide

Book your space

A source of attractions services

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COMPANY PROFILES
Mather & Co

We lead the world in incredible museum, exhibition, and attraction design. We work across the herita [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
DJW

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

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
Last July 7th, Red Raion took part in the opening event of FICO Eataly World, the Italian theme park dedicated to food - the only one worldwide! Find out more...
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Attractions Management 2010 issue 3
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Potter envy

While we were busy giving the Harry Potter books a Safeway supermarket award for its contribution to tourism, Universal was busy negotiating and planning the theme park in Florida

Download PDF magazine

8 Letters

Attracting opinions

Money talks

Download PDF magazine

10 Gallery news

Frick Collection to create new gallery

New York's Frick Collection is revisiting an idea first mooted almost 100 years ago to create a permanent gallery dedicated to sculpture and the decorative arts.

Download PDF magazine

11 Museum news

V & A Dundee design shortlist revealed

Six companies have been shortlisted to draw up plans for a landmark new building to house the proposed V&A museum at Dundee, Scotland.

Download PDF magazine

12 BALPPA news

Weston Pier rides nearing completion

The design and build of the eight rides that will be installed at the redeveloped Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare are nearing completion.

Download PDF magazine

13 Heritage news

New York's High Line gets award

New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has presented the 2010 Doris C. Freedman Award to the Friends of the High Line, for the latter's work in preserving a piece of New York's industrial history and transforming it into an innovative public space and heritage attraction.

Download PDF magazine

14 Theme park news

CDA in Futuroscope merger talks

Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) is in discussions with the Conseil Général de la Vienne with a view to merging the CDA group with the Futuroscope theme park near Poitiers in west central France.

Download PDF magazine

16 Science centre

£3m funding for Jodrell Bank scheme

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the Northwest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are to provide funding of £3.1m (US$4.6m, €3.8m) to kick-start the creation of a new Science Discovery Centre at Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Download PDF magazine

17 Zoo and aquarium news

National Aquarium to build park

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, US, is to build a US$5.4m (£3.5m, €4.4m) waterfront park.

Download PDF magazine

18 Waterpark news

Aldar to build waterpark on Yas Island

Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties is to open a 16.4-hectare waterpark on Yas Island, the company's major leisure and entertainment destination.

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Guy Drouin

Canada's largest waterpark, Calypso, opened this June and expects to attract three million visitors a year. Its CEO talks about the launch of his second park

Download PDF magazine

24 Research

The TEA/AECOM Global Parks Report

Despite the economic climate, some operators reported an increase in profits and record visitor numbers in 2009, as AECOM and TEA's research reveals

Download PDF magazine

28 Top team

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

AZA's management team describes its rigorous accreditation process and how its Species Survival Plan aims to protect creatures for the next 100 years

Download PDF magazine

32 Conference review

Ecsite

The theme of this year's conference was risk as a source of creativity. BRC's Mark Hayward and event organiser Aliki Giannakopoulou describe the event

Download PDF magazine

34 Mystery shopper

Universal appeal

Does the newly opened Universal Studios Singapore live up to the hype?

Download PDF magazine

38 Feasibility study

Eastern promise

Christian Aaen explains how AECOM's feasibility study helped with the planning of Universal Studios Singapore

Download PDF magazine

42 Occupational hazard

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The curator describes how one of the exhibit sharks was recently killed

Download PDF magazine

44 Museums

Culture club

The Capital Cultural Manifesto aims to share British artwork with the world

Download PDF magazine

47 Audioguides

Guidelines

A look at some of the new ways audioguides are being used in attractions

Download PDF magazine

50 Profile

Colin Dawson and Martin Barratt

BALPPA's retiring and incoming CE talk about the association's work

Download PDF magazine

54 Planetariums

Reach for the stars

Industry experts offer advice on what you need to know to build a planetarium

Download PDF magazine

58 Exhibition design

Refresh and renew

Revamping an existing exhibition results in a fresh offer for visitors, as these recent launches demonstrate

Download PDF magazine

62 Lighting

Shining examples

Case studies of attractions that have used clever lighting to create a truly immersive experience for their visitors

Download PDF magazine

64 Show preview

PLASA

The annual show for the audio, light and video industry is going green

Download PDF magazine

66 Zoos and Aquariums

Creature comforts

Creating an authentic environment for animals and wet creatures is essential. We look at projects achieving this

Download PDF magazine

70 3D/4D

Screen vision

We investigate how the advent of 3D film in cinemas and consumer's homes will affect the attractions industry

Download PDF magazine

76 Show preview

LIW

A look ahead to September's Leisure Industry Week in the UK

Download PDF magazine

78 Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life

How attractions are getting involved with the International Year of Biodiversity.

Download PDF magazine

81 Fun-kit special

Waterparks

A round up of activity in this sector

Download PDF magazine

82 Product focus

Fun-Kit

Some of the latest products available

Download PDF magazine

84 Buyers guide

Book your space

A source of attractions services

Download PDF magazine

LATEST NEWS
Carowinds expands to year-round opening, confirms Aeronautica opening for 2023
Carowinds theme park in North Carolina, US, has launched year-round operations this month (January 2023).
Disney hints at new gate for Walt Disney World as part of Lake Nona campus development
Disney has filed a planning application that kickstarts the group's plans to create a future regional campus and HQ in Florida, US.
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon Web Services on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK.
Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public
A new landmark maritime centre has opened to the public in Esbjerg, Denmark.
SEVEN to open world’s first indoor Discovery Adventures centres in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring purpose-built indoor adventures centres to the Kingdom.
Eden Project Morecambe secures £50m Levelling Up investment
Plans to create a new Eden Project North attraction in Morecambe, UK, have been given a major boost after the central government pledged to support the scheme with £50m worth of funding.
David Willrich takes the baton from Terry Monkton as chair of Experience UK
David Willrich has been appointed chair of Experience UK, replacing the outgoing Terry Monkton, who has steered the organisation over the past two years.
Universal to launch two new attraction concepts – one in Texas and another in Las Vegas
Universal Parks & Resorts has revealed plans to launch two entirely new visitor attractions concepts – a family-focused theme park and resort in Texas and a year-round horror experience in Las Vegas.
SeaWorld's Arctic Coaster to raise awareness of devastation of climate change
SeaWorld will open a new Arctic Rescue coaster at its San Diego theme park in early 2023.
Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023
The highly-anticipated Super Nintendo World will open to visitors at Universal Studios Hollywood on 17 February 2023.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Mather & Co

We lead the world in incredible museum, exhibition, and attraction design. We work across the herita [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
DJW

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

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
Last July 7th, Red Raion took part in the opening event of FICO Eataly World, the Italian theme park dedicated to food - the only one worldwide! Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion Showreel 2022 – Red Raion
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-06 Mar 2023

CryoCON 2023

Renaissance at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Dallas, United States
10-12 May 2023

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
+ More diary  
 


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©Cybertrek 2023

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