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Attractions Management 2012 issue 3
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5 Editor's letter

Defying the Downturn

Global franchises such as Harry Potter and Hello Kitty are giving the operators the opportunity to scale their businesses quickly, with almost a guarantee of success and we can expect to see more of them

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8 Theme park news

Work starts on Warsaw project

A groundbreaking event has taken place in order to mark the start of construction work at Adventure World Warsaw – a new theme park at Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland

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10 Zoo news

Sydney Aquarium to rebrand

Sydney Aquarium is to relaunch as a Sea Life-branded attraction in September following a six-month overhaul – its first major redevelopment since opening in 

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12 Science centre news

HMNS opens palaeontology hall

A US$85m (€69.4.m, £54.1.m) Hall of Palaeontology – housing more than dinosaurs – has now opened at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) in Texas, US

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14 Heritage news

Work starts at UK's Stonehenge

English Heritage has revealed that Vinci Construction UK has moved on site to start work on a £27m (US$42.4m, €34.6m) overhaul of visitor facilities at Stonehenge, UK

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16 Waterpark news

Splash Country to open coaster

Dollywood’s Splash Country, the waterpark adjacent to the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, US, has unveiled plans to open the state’s first water coaster in May

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17 Gallery news

The Tanks open at Tate Modern

London, UK’s Tate Modern has announced the launch of one of the world’s first permanent exhibition spaces for live art, installation and performance works in the former power station’s oil tanks

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19 Museum news

New-look Ypres museum opens

In Flanders Field Museum, the heritage attraction examining the events of World War One (WWI), has reopened its doors in Ypres, Belgium, following an extensive renovation and expansion

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20 Profile

Martin Roth

The V&A's first non-British director talks about how he plans to maintain the museum’s heritage and world-class status while bringing it into a digital world and overseeing its FuturePlan project

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26 Design project profile

Light touch

AL_A's Amanda Levete describes what inspired the V&A's new Exhibition Road scheme, which will include galleries, a new courtyard and a dramatic entrance

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30 Analysis

Record results

Dave Camp analyses the latest TEA/ AECOM Theme Index report, which reveals that admissions to the top theme parks rose to a record volume in 2011

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34 Interview

Sergio Feder

Europe's tallest, fastest rollercoaster opened in PortAventura this year. CEO Sergio Feder tells Tom Walker

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38 Zoo design

Go wild

Global projects that help visitors understand the importance of conservation

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42 Interview

Dan Snow

The tv presenter and historian reveals the aims behind his keynote speech for VAC

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44 Expo

Floriade 2012

BRC's Bart Dohmen discusses the challenges of designing the Dutch expo

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46 Industry opinion

Changing times

In the third of our series marking our 15th anniversary, experts talk about what's changed and what they look forward to

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52 Audioguides

Sightseeing

Visiting landmarks is even more enjoyable thanks to these apps and guides

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56 3D/4D/5D

The power of film

The latest film offers combine technology with powerful stories to inspire and educate, as well as entertain guests

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64 Lighting

Illuminating projects

The Empire State Building is just one of the world-famous attractions being lit up

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68 Exhibitors showcase

Euro Amusement Show 2012

The exhibitors talk about trends, challenges and developments in the industry

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74 Waterparks

Whetting your appetite

To mark the World Waterpark Association Show, waterpark suppliers give advice on how to market new rides and save water during droughts, plus describe their dream installations

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80 Show preview

Leisure Industry Week 2012

The annual UK trade show will be offering 150 hours of free educational sessions and features for visitors to the exhibition

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82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest products

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84 Buyers' guide


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Attractions Management 2012 issue 3
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Defying the Downturn

Global franchises such as Harry Potter and Hello Kitty are giving the operators the opportunity to scale their businesses quickly, with almost a guarantee of success and we can expect to see more of them

Download PDF magazine

8 Theme park news

Work starts on Warsaw project

A groundbreaking event has taken place in order to mark the start of construction work at Adventure World Warsaw – a new theme park at Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland

Download PDF magazine

10 Zoo news

Sydney Aquarium to rebrand

Sydney Aquarium is to relaunch as a Sea Life-branded attraction in September following a six-month overhaul – its first major redevelopment since opening in 

Download PDF magazine

12 Science centre news

HMNS opens palaeontology hall

A US$85m (€69.4.m, £54.1.m) Hall of Palaeontology – housing more than dinosaurs – has now opened at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) in Texas, US

Download PDF magazine

14 Heritage news

Work starts at UK's Stonehenge

English Heritage has revealed that Vinci Construction UK has moved on site to start work on a £27m (US$42.4m, €34.6m) overhaul of visitor facilities at Stonehenge, UK

Download PDF magazine

16 Waterpark news

Splash Country to open coaster

Dollywood’s Splash Country, the waterpark adjacent to the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, US, has unveiled plans to open the state’s first water coaster in May

Download PDF magazine

17 Gallery news

The Tanks open at Tate Modern

London, UK’s Tate Modern has announced the launch of one of the world’s first permanent exhibition spaces for live art, installation and performance works in the former power station’s oil tanks

Download PDF magazine

19 Museum news

New-look Ypres museum opens

In Flanders Field Museum, the heritage attraction examining the events of World War One (WWI), has reopened its doors in Ypres, Belgium, following an extensive renovation and expansion

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Martin Roth

The V&A's first non-British director talks about how he plans to maintain the museum’s heritage and world-class status while bringing it into a digital world and overseeing its FuturePlan project

Download PDF magazine

26 Design project profile

Light touch

AL_A's Amanda Levete describes what inspired the V&A's new Exhibition Road scheme, which will include galleries, a new courtyard and a dramatic entrance

Download PDF magazine

30 Analysis

Record results

Dave Camp analyses the latest TEA/ AECOM Theme Index report, which reveals that admissions to the top theme parks rose to a record volume in 2011

Download PDF magazine

34 Interview

Sergio Feder

Europe's tallest, fastest rollercoaster opened in PortAventura this year. CEO Sergio Feder tells Tom Walker

Download PDF magazine

38 Zoo design

Go wild

Global projects that help visitors understand the importance of conservation

Download PDF magazine

42 Interview

Dan Snow

The tv presenter and historian reveals the aims behind his keynote speech for VAC

Download PDF magazine

44 Expo

Floriade 2012

BRC's Bart Dohmen discusses the challenges of designing the Dutch expo

Download PDF magazine

46 Industry opinion

Changing times

In the third of our series marking our 15th anniversary, experts talk about what's changed and what they look forward to

Download PDF magazine

52 Audioguides

Sightseeing

Visiting landmarks is even more enjoyable thanks to these apps and guides

Download PDF magazine

56 3D/4D/5D

The power of film

The latest film offers combine technology with powerful stories to inspire and educate, as well as entertain guests

Download PDF magazine

64 Lighting

Illuminating projects

The Empire State Building is just one of the world-famous attractions being lit up

Download PDF magazine

68 Exhibitors showcase

Euro Amusement Show 2012

The exhibitors talk about trends, challenges and developments in the industry

Download PDF magazine

74 Waterparks

Whetting your appetite

To mark the World Waterpark Association Show, waterpark suppliers give advice on how to market new rides and save water during droughts, plus describe their dream installations

Download PDF magazine

80 Show preview

Leisure Industry Week 2012

The annual UK trade show will be offering 150 hours of free educational sessions and features for visitors to the exhibition

Download PDF magazine

82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest products

Download PDF magazine

84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services

Download PDF magazine

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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
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
RMA Ltd

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [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 Showreel 2022
Last year was a blast! Find out more...
More videos:
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
+ 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
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