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7 Editor's letter

Creating Wealth

Great companies like Merlin Entertainments generate whole ecosystems around themselves, with employees and their families, shareholders, investors, suppliers, stakeholders and customers benefiting from the wealth, energy and opportunity they create
12 Theme park news

Texas Theme Park gets opening date

Plans to bring a massive entertainment complex and theme park in Houston, Texas, US have taken a step forward after an opening date of Q1 2015 was set
14 Waterpark news

Third Splash Kingdom for Texas

Splash Kingdom Waterparks will be adding to its portfolio of Texas, US venues after Greenville City Council voted to allow the creation of a park off Interstate 30
16 Attractions news

Merlin reports steady growth in 2013

Merlin Entertainments plc enjoyed a positive year in 2013, with the attractions company reporting like-for-like revenue growth of 6.7 per cent
18 Science centre news

Science centre seeks new home

An educational group looking to acquire an art museum in Aspen, Colorado, US, wants to transform it into a new not-for- profit science centre
20 Zoo news

Plans revealed for New Doha Zoo

A masterplan design has been revealed for the New Doha Zoo in Qatar, with the 75-hectare attraction planned to provide visitors with a sustainable focus on the natural and climatic features of three different continents
22 Museum and gallery news

Ronaldo opens Ronaldo museum

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he is opening a museum devoted to himself
24 Heritage news

Stonehenge opens visitor centre

Global icon Stonehenge, UK has a new exhibition and visitor centre, aimed to transform the site from a quick stop off and photo opportunity into an immersive visitor experience, giving a sense of what it was like to live back in the Bronze Age
26 Profile

Alberto Zamperla

The Italian ride entrepreneur is attracting international attention for his ambitious plans to build a new cultural attraction in the heart of Venice. Liz Terry finds out more
30 Interview

Nick Varney

Merlin's CEO Nick Varney on the future as a plc
32 Profile

Merlin and the money men

Analyst Nigel Bland looks at how Merlin financed its way to the top
36 Merlin

Secrets of success

Liz Terry on Merlin company's road to success and its key strategies along the way
38 Planetariums

Science in the sky

We talk to Techmania's CEO Vlastimil Volak and designer Glenn Smith about the opening of the first 3D Planetarium in the Czech Republic
42 Museums

Sea Views

Exploring underwater museums with eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor
48 Heritage

Completing the circle

A new £27m visitor scheme for Stonehenge opens to the public
On the Cover...: Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments
54 Museums

The history channel

ICOM's president Hans-Martin Hinz talks about the museum council's focus for the future
58 Eco development

Green paradise

We look at the early plans for an eco
60 Mystery Shopper

River tales

Jennifer Harbottle explore's Asia's first river-themed wildlife park with her family
64 Show review

IAAPA 2013

News, products and industry views from the IAAPA exhibition and conference which took place in Orlando, Florida
70 IAAPA 2013 show report

Industry Viewpoints

What were the hot topics and trends being discussed at the show?
72 IAAPA 2013 show report

Show time

Lesley Morisetti reports on key messages from the IAAPA conference
74 Conservation

Panda Power

Jak Phillips investigates the lucrative world of panda leasing
78 Waterparks

The next wave

Franceen Gonzales on the latest trends in waterpark entertainment
82 Apps and audio guides

Mobile communications

A look at the latest technology helping to make attractions a multi-media affair
86 Technology

3D printing

The new wave of 3D printers can offer the attractions world exciting possibilities
90 Kitbag

Special effects

The latest technology designed to excite the senses at today's attractions
92 Show preview

DEAL 2014

A look ahead to this year's show in Dubai
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IAAPA EMEA

We are pleased to announce that Euro Attractions Show is now IAAPA Expo Europe. [more...]
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EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor's letter

Creating Wealth

Great companies like Merlin Entertainments generate whole ecosystems around themselves, with employees and their families, shareholders, investors, suppliers, stakeholders and customers benefiting from the wealth, energy and opportunity they create
12 Theme park news

Texas Theme Park gets opening date

Plans to bring a massive entertainment complex and theme park in Houston, Texas, US have taken a step forward after an opening date of Q1 2015 was set
14 Waterpark news

Third Splash Kingdom for Texas

Splash Kingdom Waterparks will be adding to its portfolio of Texas, US venues after Greenville City Council voted to allow the creation of a park off Interstate 30
16 Attractions news

Merlin reports steady growth in 2013

Merlin Entertainments plc enjoyed a positive year in 2013, with the attractions company reporting like-for-like revenue growth of 6.7 per cent
18 Science centre news

Science centre seeks new home

An educational group looking to acquire an art museum in Aspen, Colorado, US, wants to transform it into a new not-for- profit science centre
20 Zoo news

Plans revealed for New Doha Zoo

A masterplan design has been revealed for the New Doha Zoo in Qatar, with the 75-hectare attraction planned to provide visitors with a sustainable focus on the natural and climatic features of three different continents
22 Museum and gallery news

Ronaldo opens Ronaldo museum

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he is opening a museum devoted to himself
24 Heritage news

Stonehenge opens visitor centre

Global icon Stonehenge, UK has a new exhibition and visitor centre, aimed to transform the site from a quick stop off and photo opportunity into an immersive visitor experience, giving a sense of what it was like to live back in the Bronze Age
26 Profile

Alberto Zamperla

The Italian ride entrepreneur is attracting international attention for his ambitious plans to build a new cultural attraction in the heart of Venice. Liz Terry finds out more
30 Interview

Nick Varney

Merlin's CEO Nick Varney on the future as a plc
32 Profile

Merlin and the money men

Analyst Nigel Bland looks at how Merlin financed its way to the top
36 Merlin

Secrets of success

Liz Terry on Merlin company's road to success and its key strategies along the way
38 Planetariums

Science in the sky

We talk to Techmania's CEO Vlastimil Volak and designer Glenn Smith about the opening of the first 3D Planetarium in the Czech Republic
42 Museums

Sea Views

Exploring underwater museums with eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor
48 Heritage

Completing the circle

A new £27m visitor scheme for Stonehenge opens to the public
On the Cover...: Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments
54 Museums

The history channel

ICOM's president Hans-Martin Hinz talks about the museum council's focus for the future
58 Eco development

Green paradise

We look at the early plans for an eco
60 Mystery Shopper

River tales

Jennifer Harbottle explore's Asia's first river-themed wildlife park with her family
64 Show review

IAAPA 2013

News, products and industry views from the IAAPA exhibition and conference which took place in Orlando, Florida
70 IAAPA 2013 show report

Industry Viewpoints

What were the hot topics and trends being discussed at the show?
72 IAAPA 2013 show report

Show time

Lesley Morisetti reports on key messages from the IAAPA conference
74 Conservation

Panda Power

Jak Phillips investigates the lucrative world of panda leasing
78 Waterparks

The next wave

Franceen Gonzales on the latest trends in waterpark entertainment
82 Apps and audio guides

Mobile communications

A look at the latest technology helping to make attractions a multi-media affair
86 Technology

3D printing

The new wave of 3D printers can offer the attractions world exciting possibilities
90 Kitbag

Special effects

The latest technology designed to excite the senses at today's attractions
92 Show preview

DEAL 2014

A look ahead to this year's show in Dubai
LATEST NEWS
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
NBA Experience opens doors at Disney Springs
The NBA Experience, an immersive and interactive new attraction at Disney Springs in Florida, has celebrated its grand opening, with Disney CEO Bob Iger and NBA commissioner Adam Silver unveiling the new venture.
Toyota opens branded experience centre in Texas
Car manufacturer Toyota has opened its first visitor attraction in North America – the 44,000sq ft (13,400sq m) Toyota Experience Center (TEC) at its headquarters in Plano, Texas.
Waterway above Notre Dame among 'People's Design Competition' for new cathedral roof
A competition to find alternative designs to replace the destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral roof has attracted a number of innovative "solutions" – including a rooftop waterway over the medieval cathedral.
Rising curatorial talents win Art Fund financing to build museum collections
The UK's Art Fund has announced the latest winners of its New Collecting Awards, chosen to help rising star curators to build collections for their museums.
Helter-skelter ride installed inside Norwich Cathedral
A 55-ft (16.8m) helter-skelter ride set up in the nave of Norwich Cathedral in England, will give visitors a new perspective on the historic building, say cathedral bosses.
Matthias Li to step down as Ocean Park CEO in 2020
Following 25 years of service, Matthias Li, chief executive of Hong Kong attraction Ocean Park, has announced that he will retire at the start of July 2020, with the operator starting a global search to identify his successor.
New Euromonitor report envisions entertainment venue of the future
Entertainment venues need to undergo technological and design upgrades to prepare them for the experience-seeking consumer of 2040, according to research by Euromonitor International.
Tintagel Castle bridge restores 500-year-old connection as £5m heritage project opens to the public
A £5m (US$6m, €5.4m) programme of improvements by English Heritage at Cornish tourist attraction Tintagel Castle has reached a milestone, with the opening of a footbridge that joins the two halves of the castle for the first time in more than 500 years.
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COMPANY PROFILE
IAAPA EMEA

We are pleased to announce that Euro Attractions Show is now IAAPA Expo Europe. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

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We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
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Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
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CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
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