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5 Editor's letter

Celebrating the UK

While Britain’s world cities can compete with the best when it comes to hotels, restaurants and entertainment, one of the UK’s competitive edges – arguably unrivalled – is its strong heritage

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8 Science centre news

Mind Museum opens in Manila

Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAF) has unveiled the Mind Museum in Taguig, a city located in the Metro Manila region of the Philippines

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10 Museum news

Guggenheim Helsinki plans rejected

Plans to build a new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland have been rejected by the Helsinki City Council despite strong support for the scheme from Helsinki mayor Jussi Pajunen

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12 Zoo news

Chester Zoo unveils £30m Islands plans

Chester Zoo has unveiled plans to bring the islands of Sumatra, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines to Cheshire, UK, as part of a £30m scheme showcasing its conservation work

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14 Waterpark news

Palace Entertainment acquires Noah’s Ark

Palace Entertainment has completed the acquisition of Noah’s Ark waterpark in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, US for an undisclosed price

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16 Theme park news

Parques Reunidos acquires Slagharen

Spain-based visitor attractions operator Parques Reunidos has acquired the Slagharen fami ly theme park in Slagharen, The Netherlands

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18 Heritage news

MCA reopens following expansion

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney has reopened following the completion of a “significant” AU$53m (£34.3m, €41.2m, US$55m) redevelopment

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19 Gallery news

Work begins on ‘Ring of Harmony’

Construction work has begun on the Ring of Harmony wheel attraction at Shenfu New Town near Fushun, China. The 505ft (153m)- tall attraction will form the centrepiece of Shenfu, an entirely new town being built in the Liaoning province close to the city of Shenyang

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20 Profile

Bart de Boer

The Netherland's oldest theme park, Efteling, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. CEO Bart de Boer talks about why the park is so successful and how it's even caught the attention of Disney

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24 Industry opinion

Changing times

In the second part of our series marking our 15th anniversary, industry experts talk about their experiences and predictions

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30 Top Team

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

London - The Making of Harry Potter Two global brands unite to form a visitor attractions for the UK, which will delight Harry Potter and fi lm fans. The top team explain how they made it happen

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36 Museum design

Ship shape

The teams behind Amsterdam Maritime Museum and Chocolate - York's Sweet Story describe the inspiration behind their designs for two new attractions

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38 Project profile

Titanic Belfast

A new attraction details the splendour of the Titanic, while honouring its victims

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44 Project profile

Bright Spark

Innovation and expression are key to the exhibits at Telus Spark, Canada's first purpose-built science centre for decades

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48 Show preview

ECSITE 2012

Space and time, unlimited is the theme of this year's conference in Toulouse

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52 Multimedia and AV

Multi tasking

A look at some of the latest multimedia and AV projects in the attractions sector

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56 Mystery shopper

Role Model

We visit Kidzania Kuala Lumpur where children get to act our adult profession

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60 New opening

Cutty Sark

The world's oldest tea clipper opened in April after a £50m development project, which included unexpected fire damage

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64 Waterparks

In depth

Waterparks continue to grow in popularity, as these case studies testify

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70 Jubilee

Diamond opportunity

Advice for operators on how to make the most of the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee

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72 Olympics

Lasting legacies

The events of 2012 will be beamed around the world. We look at ways that UK operators can capitalise on this opportunity and some of the attractions that have been built in preparation

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76 Ticketing

Tailor made

Operators can now request bespoke ticketing solutions from suppliers, as their systems become even more sophisticated

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82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest product

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84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services

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COMPANY PROFILES
Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has been supplying the Attractions, Holiday Park, Zoos and Theme Park mark [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

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

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
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5 Editor's letter

Celebrating the UK

While Britain’s world cities can compete with the best when it comes to hotels, restaurants and entertainment, one of the UK’s competitive edges – arguably unrivalled – is its strong heritage

Download PDF magazine

8 Science centre news

Mind Museum opens in Manila

Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAF) has unveiled the Mind Museum in Taguig, a city located in the Metro Manila region of the Philippines

Download PDF magazine

10 Museum news

Guggenheim Helsinki plans rejected

Plans to build a new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland have been rejected by the Helsinki City Council despite strong support for the scheme from Helsinki mayor Jussi Pajunen

Download PDF magazine

12 Zoo news

Chester Zoo unveils £30m Islands plans

Chester Zoo has unveiled plans to bring the islands of Sumatra, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines to Cheshire, UK, as part of a £30m scheme showcasing its conservation work

Download PDF magazine

14 Waterpark news

Palace Entertainment acquires Noah’s Ark

Palace Entertainment has completed the acquisition of Noah’s Ark waterpark in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, US for an undisclosed price

Download PDF magazine

16 Theme park news

Parques Reunidos acquires Slagharen

Spain-based visitor attractions operator Parques Reunidos has acquired the Slagharen fami ly theme park in Slagharen, The Netherlands

Download PDF magazine

18 Heritage news

MCA reopens following expansion

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney has reopened following the completion of a “significant” AU$53m (£34.3m, €41.2m, US$55m) redevelopment

Download PDF magazine

19 Gallery news

Work begins on ‘Ring of Harmony’

Construction work has begun on the Ring of Harmony wheel attraction at Shenfu New Town near Fushun, China. The 505ft (153m)- tall attraction will form the centrepiece of Shenfu, an entirely new town being built in the Liaoning province close to the city of Shenyang

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Bart de Boer

The Netherland's oldest theme park, Efteling, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. CEO Bart de Boer talks about why the park is so successful and how it's even caught the attention of Disney

Download PDF magazine

24 Industry opinion

Changing times

In the second part of our series marking our 15th anniversary, industry experts talk about their experiences and predictions

Download PDF magazine

30 Top Team

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

London - The Making of Harry Potter Two global brands unite to form a visitor attractions for the UK, which will delight Harry Potter and fi lm fans. The top team explain how they made it happen

Download PDF magazine

36 Museum design

Ship shape

The teams behind Amsterdam Maritime Museum and Chocolate - York's Sweet Story describe the inspiration behind their designs for two new attractions

Download PDF magazine

38 Project profile

Titanic Belfast

A new attraction details the splendour of the Titanic, while honouring its victims

Download PDF magazine

44 Project profile

Bright Spark

Innovation and expression are key to the exhibits at Telus Spark, Canada's first purpose-built science centre for decades

Download PDF magazine

48 Show preview

ECSITE 2012

Space and time, unlimited is the theme of this year's conference in Toulouse

Download PDF magazine

52 Multimedia and AV

Multi tasking

A look at some of the latest multimedia and AV projects in the attractions sector

Download PDF magazine

56 Mystery shopper

Role Model

We visit Kidzania Kuala Lumpur where children get to act our adult profession

Download PDF magazine

60 New opening

Cutty Sark

The world's oldest tea clipper opened in April after a £50m development project, which included unexpected fire damage

Download PDF magazine

64 Waterparks

In depth

Waterparks continue to grow in popularity, as these case studies testify

Download PDF magazine

70 Jubilee

Diamond opportunity

Advice for operators on how to make the most of the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee

Download PDF magazine

72 Olympics

Lasting legacies

The events of 2012 will be beamed around the world. We look at ways that UK operators can capitalise on this opportunity and some of the attractions that have been built in preparation

Download PDF magazine

76 Ticketing

Tailor made

Operators can now request bespoke ticketing solutions from suppliers, as their systems become even more sophisticated

Download PDF magazine

82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest product

Download PDF magazine

84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services

Download PDF magazine

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Virtual reality creators Excurio has teamed up with experts from The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle to create Life Chronicles London, a free-roaming VR experience.
The Park Playground opens first immersive VR franchise in Porto
The Park Playground, has opened its first Immersive VR franchise in Porto, Portugal.
Bridgerton Season three – most Instagrammed locations
Following the release of season three Of Bridgerton, a study reveals its ten most Instagrammable filming locations.
Getty Museum refuses to surrender prized Greek bronze to Italy
The European Court of Human Rights has recognised Italy’s claim to a prized Greek antiquity.
Merlin unveils record-breaking Hyperia coaster at Thorpe Park
Merlin Entertainments has launched its new Hyperia rollercoaster at Thorpe Park to celebrate its 45th year.
Second Chaos Karts launches in Dubai
Live action video game experience Chaos Karts has launched in a 15,000sq ft arena in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Use of cinematography techniques significantly increases engagement with VR
A study has found that the use of cinematic and video editing techniques can drastically increase the aesthetic appeal and user engagement of virtual reality environments.
Disneyland Paris renames theme park as part of $2 billion transformation
Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new name for Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the park’s US$2 billion transformation.
UK's Royal attractions had a bumper year in 2023
Numbers from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (ALVA) show that Royal attractions saw a huge increase in visitor numbers during 2023 – the coronation year of King Charles III.
Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
The Everyday Heritage initiative celebrates and preserves working class histories
Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has been supplying the Attractions, Holiday Park, Zoos and Theme Park mark [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

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

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
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CATALOGUE GALLERY
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DIRECTORY
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03-05 Sep 2024

ASEAN Patio Pool Spa Expo

IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
03-08 Sep 2024

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Cruise London, Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, United States
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