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7 Editor's letter

Advance ticketing

Attractions are the last bastion of the 'pay on the gate' approach and it's time For this to change

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12 Theme park news

Jackie Chan theme park planned for Beijing

A theme park dedicated to Chinese superstar Jackie Chan is to be built in Beijing, China, according to reports by Chinese state media

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13 SATE report

Conference Report

'What's next?' was this year's theme, with a look at the future of developments and creative professionals

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14 Waterpark news

Legoland waterpark in Malaysia

Legoland has opened its first waterpark in Asia, with the Malaysian attraction becoming the largest Legoland Waterpark in the world

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16 Attractions news

Merlin confirms IPO for London

Merlin Entertainments, the second largest visitor attraction operator in the world, has announced that it will float 20 per cent of the company on the London Stock Exchange

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18 Science Centre news

India to build 18 science centres

India's National Council for Science Museums (NCSM) has announced plans for 18 more science centres, taking the total in the country to 66

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20 Zoo news

AZA announces award winners

The Zoos and Aquariums Association (AZA) has announced its honours and award winners for conservation, innovation and design feats, at its yearly conference in Kansas City, US

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22 Museum and gallery news

Ellis Island museum reopens

Ellis Island Immigration Museum reopened its doors to the public on 28 October 2013 for the first time since Hurricane Sandy submerged the island last year

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24 Heritage news

World MonumentsWatch 2014

Venice, Italy and the entire country of Syria are among the cultural heritage sites at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change

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26 Profile

Joe Schott

The COO of Disneyland Paris talks about the park's new immersive Ratatouille dark ride, which is slated to open in 2014, and how the park has evolved from an American theme park to a European one

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30 Museums

World class collections

We celebrate the diversity of museums that have opened globally this year

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34 Zoos and aquariums

A roaring trade

Stephen Fuller explains the economic benefits that zoos and aquariums provide

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36 Science centres

New dynamic

Julie Moskalyk, Dynamic Earth's newly appointed director, reveals her plans for the Canadian earth sciences centre

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40 Occupational hazard

Weathering the storm

A year after Hurricane Sandy: How Liberty and Ellis Island were restored

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44 Augmented reality

Reality check

Blair Parkin debates if Google Glass and similar augmented reality devices are a technology fad or here to stay

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48 Interactivity

Heads up

Thinkwell's Craig Hanna ponders the issues of incorporating visitors' smart devices into your attraction

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52 Theme parks

Up and coming

We look at the eagerly anticipated theme parks and rides planned for next year

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56 Social media

Face value

Expand your social reach with technology

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60 Show preview

IAAPA 2013

The suppliers reveal the products and projects they'll be showcasing in Orlando

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66 Waterparks

Sliding scale

The world's largest slide is among the new waterpark offers on the market

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72 3D/4D/5D

Shared vision

Dinosaurs and dragons are being brought to life with 4D

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76 Intellectual property

The name game

BRC's Christian Lachel discusses the pros and cons of originality versus branding when theming new products

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80 Multimedia and AV

Simulate to stimulate

A round-up of inspirational projects that range from romance to outer space

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87 Ticketing

Entry points

How the latest systems can help increase visitor spend and encourage repeat visits

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90 Show preview

EAG 2014

A look at next year's entertainment show

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92 Show review

European Attractions Show

Lesley Morisetti sums up the show

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COMPANY PROFILES
DJW

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

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [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...]
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Red Raion expands global presence with new Riyadh office
Red Raion, the CGI studio for media-based attractions, has announced the opening of its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2013 issue 4
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Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor's letter

Advance ticketing

Attractions are the last bastion of the 'pay on the gate' approach and it's time For this to change

Download PDF magazine
View online
12 Theme park news

Jackie Chan theme park planned for Beijing

A theme park dedicated to Chinese superstar Jackie Chan is to be built in Beijing, China, according to reports by Chinese state media

Download PDF magazine

13 SATE report

Conference Report

'What's next?' was this year's theme, with a look at the future of developments and creative professionals

Download PDF magazine

14 Waterpark news

Legoland waterpark in Malaysia

Legoland has opened its first waterpark in Asia, with the Malaysian attraction becoming the largest Legoland Waterpark in the world

Download PDF magazine

16 Attractions news

Merlin confirms IPO for London

Merlin Entertainments, the second largest visitor attraction operator in the world, has announced that it will float 20 per cent of the company on the London Stock Exchange

Download PDF magazine

18 Science Centre news

India to build 18 science centres

India's National Council for Science Museums (NCSM) has announced plans for 18 more science centres, taking the total in the country to 66

Download PDF magazine

20 Zoo news

AZA announces award winners

The Zoos and Aquariums Association (AZA) has announced its honours and award winners for conservation, innovation and design feats, at its yearly conference in Kansas City, US

Download PDF magazine

22 Museum and gallery news

Ellis Island museum reopens

Ellis Island Immigration Museum reopened its doors to the public on 28 October 2013 for the first time since Hurricane Sandy submerged the island last year

Download PDF magazine

24 Heritage news

World MonumentsWatch 2014

Venice, Italy and the entire country of Syria are among the cultural heritage sites at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change

Download PDF magazine

26 Profile

Joe Schott

The COO of Disneyland Paris talks about the park's new immersive Ratatouille dark ride, which is slated to open in 2014, and how the park has evolved from an American theme park to a European one

Download PDF magazine
View online
30 Museums

World class collections

We celebrate the diversity of museums that have opened globally this year

Download PDF magazine
View online
34 Zoos and aquariums

A roaring trade

Stephen Fuller explains the economic benefits that zoos and aquariums provide

Download PDF magazine
View online
36 Science centres

New dynamic

Julie Moskalyk, Dynamic Earth's newly appointed director, reveals her plans for the Canadian earth sciences centre

Download PDF magazine
View online
40 Occupational hazard

Weathering the storm

A year after Hurricane Sandy: How Liberty and Ellis Island were restored

Download PDF magazine
View online
44 Augmented reality

Reality check

Blair Parkin debates if Google Glass and similar augmented reality devices are a technology fad or here to stay

Download PDF magazine
View online
48 Interactivity

Heads up

Thinkwell's Craig Hanna ponders the issues of incorporating visitors' smart devices into your attraction

Download PDF magazine
View online
52 Theme parks

Up and coming

We look at the eagerly anticipated theme parks and rides planned for next year

Download PDF magazine
View online
56 Social media

Face value

Expand your social reach with technology

Download PDF magazine
View online
60 Show preview

IAAPA 2013

The suppliers reveal the products and projects they'll be showcasing in Orlando

Download PDF magazine
View online
66 Waterparks

Sliding scale

The world's largest slide is among the new waterpark offers on the market

Download PDF magazine
View online
72 3D/4D/5D

Shared vision

Dinosaurs and dragons are being brought to life with 4D

Download PDF magazine
View online
76 Intellectual property

The name game

BRC's Christian Lachel discusses the pros and cons of originality versus branding when theming new products

Download PDF magazine
View online
80 Multimedia and AV

Simulate to stimulate

A round-up of inspirational projects that range from romance to outer space

Download PDF magazine
View online
87 Ticketing

Entry points

How the latest systems can help increase visitor spend and encourage repeat visits

Download PDF magazine
View online
90 Show preview

EAG 2014

A look at next year's entertainment show

Download PDF magazine
View online
92 Show review

European Attractions Show

Lesley Morisetti sums up the show

Download PDF magazine
View online
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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.
Universal announces long-awaited details of its Epic Universe, set to open in 2025
Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
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COMPANY PROFILES
DJW

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

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [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...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Red Raion expands global presence with new Riyadh office
Red Raion, the CGI studio for media-based attractions, has announced the opening of its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [more...]
CATALOGUE GALLERY
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06-06 Jun 2024

National Attractions Marketing Conference

Drayton Manor Theme Park & Resort, Tamworth, United Kingdom
06-07 Jun 2024

World Sauna Forum 2024

Sataman Viilu , Jyväskylä, Finland
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