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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


A source of attractions services

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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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Juneteenth Museum by Bjarke Ingels Group has been designed to inspire spiritual uplift
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Jorvik's digital strategy described as 'leading light' after gaining international audience
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ALVA's Bernard Donoghue awarded OBE for his extraordinary work supporting the attractions sector
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Countdown begins on Museum of London's epic move to Smithfield Market
Museum of London in the UK will move to its new home in Smithfield in the heart of the capital at the beginning of 2023.
Industrial Light & Magic creates groundbreaking virtual ABBA concert
ABBA, the 70s icons behind hits such as Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia, has returned to live concerts after a 40-year break – in digital form.
Science Museum's major exhibition on cancer opens to the public
A major free exhibition on the treatment and understanding of cancer has opened at the Science Museum in London, UK.
Scruffy Dog and Simtec launch Fisher-Price themed trackless ride
Scruffy Dog Creative Group and Simtec Systems have partnered to launch a new immersive trackless dark ride featuring the popular Mattel IP, Fisher-Price.
Dohmen and Bertens join forces to launch Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants
Former Efteling COO, Coen Bertens, and former BRC Imagination Arts exec, Bart Dohmen, have partnered to set up a consultancy for the tourism and visitor attraction sectors.
Puy du Fou to create first US attraction
Puy du Fou is set to enter the US attractions market with its iconic, immersive themed visitor experience, after securing a partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian (ECBI).
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COMPANY PROFILES
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
+ More profiles  
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World
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:
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

03-04 Sep 2022

HEALING SUMMIT 2022 - The Healing of Everything

Pine Cliff Resort, Portugal
27-29 Sep 2022

International Congress on Thermal Tourism

Ourense, Ourense, Spain
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