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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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22 Museum and gallery news

Ronaldo opens Ronaldo museum

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

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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

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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

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30 Interview

Nick Varney

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

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32 Profile

Merlin and the money men

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

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36 Merlin

Secrets of success

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

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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

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42 Museums

Sea Views

Exploring underwater museums with eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor

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48 Heritage

Completing the circle

A new £27m visitor scheme for Stonehenge opens to the public

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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

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58 Eco development

Green paradise

We look at the early plans for an eco

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60 Mystery Shopper

River tales

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

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64 Show review

IAAPA 2013

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

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70 IAAPA 2013 show report

Industry Viewpoints

What were the hot topics and trends being discussed at the show?

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72 IAAPA 2013 show report

Show time

Lesley Morisetti reports on key messages from the IAAPA conference

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74 Conservation

Panda Power

Jak Phillips investigates the lucrative world of panda leasing

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78 Waterparks

The next wave

Franceen Gonzales on the latest trends in waterpark entertainment

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82 Apps and audio guides

Mobile communications

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

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86 Technology

3D printing

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

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90 Kitbag

Special effects

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

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92 Show preview

DEAL 2014

A look ahead to this year's show in Dubai

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COMPANY PROFILES
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
Simworx Ltd

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

ProSlide appoints Chantal Theoret as director of global marketing
ProSlide Technology has appointed Chantal Theoret as its new director of global marketing. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion Showreel 2019
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
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18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
14-16 Jan 2020

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
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

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

22 Museum and gallery news

Ronaldo opens Ronaldo museum

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages
View online
30 Interview

Nick Varney

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

View on turning pages
View online
32 Profile

Merlin and the money men

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

View on turning pages
View online
36 Merlin

Secrets of success

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

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages
View online
42 Museums

Sea Views

Exploring underwater museums with eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor

View on turning pages
View online
48 Heritage

Completing the circle

A new £27m visitor scheme for Stonehenge opens to the public

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages
View online
58 Eco development

Green paradise

We look at the early plans for an eco

View on turning pages
View online
60 Mystery Shopper

River tales

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

View on turning pages
View online
64 Show review

IAAPA 2013

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

View on turning pages
View online
70 IAAPA 2013 show report

Industry Viewpoints

What were the hot topics and trends being discussed at the show?

View on turning pages
View online
72 IAAPA 2013 show report

Show time

Lesley Morisetti reports on key messages from the IAAPA conference

View on turning pages
View online
74 Conservation

Panda Power

Jak Phillips investigates the lucrative world of panda leasing

View on turning pages
View online
78 Waterparks

The next wave

Franceen Gonzales on the latest trends in waterpark entertainment

View on turning pages
View online
82 Apps and audio guides

Mobile communications

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

View on turning pages
View online
86 Technology

3D printing

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

View on turning pages
View online
90 Kitbag

Special effects

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

View on turning pages
View online
92 Show preview

DEAL 2014

A look ahead to this year's show in Dubai

View on turning pages
View online
LATEST NEWS
New IAAPA chair Amanda Thompson targets progress on safety and sustainability
The development of a global safety standard for the attractions industry is high on the wish list of incoming IAAPA chair Amanda Thompson, whose tenure begins today (Tuesday 19 November).
IAAPA 2019: 40,0000 gather in Orlando for record-breaking attractions expo
More than 40,000 people from over 100 countries are descending on Orlando, Florida, ahead of the largest visitor attractions show of the year – the IAAPA Expo.
V&A appoints Gus Casely-Hayford as first director of V&A East
Gus Casely-Hayford, the British curator, cultural historian, broadcaster and lecturer, has been named as the inaugural director of V&A East – the museum's new expansion project scheduled to open in London in 2023.
Connecticut aquarium starts work on new seal display and 4D theatre
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is set to undergo expansion, with a large seal exhibit and 4D movie theatre to open at the attraction in 2020.
Immersive, sustainable and meeting evolving expectations – outgoing IAAPA chair David Rosenberg on the future of the attractions industry
It's been a busy, exciting and often inspiring year for David Rosenberg as IAAPA chair.
Six major art museums offer curatorial training to students from underrepresented backgrounds
Twelve new students have been enrolled in the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship programme, with the selected entrants to be given specialised training and mentoring from six high profile art museums in the US.
Rain-hit Q3 slows SeaWorld progress, but annual finances remain on track as new CEO is appointed
Unfavourable weather conditions, shifts in the calendar and an overspend on certain marketing activities, have all contributed to 'disappointing' Q3 financial results for SeaWorld.
Cedar Fair on course for 'best year' after Q3 results reflect 'strong' consumer demand
North American theme park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks and five water parks in the territory, has filed Q3 and year- to-date financial results that show increased revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, but reduced net income.
TEA award winner Railton partners with Scott Ault to create RED: Railton Entertainment Design
Entertainment Design Corporation, the design firm run by award-winning designer Jeremy Railton for 25 years, has changed its name to reflect his name and legacy, becoming known as RED (Railton Entertainment Design).
Merlin enters agreement to build a Legoland resort in Shanghai
Shanghai is to become a major theme park destination, with a proposed new Legoland park, expected to open after 2023, projected to be one of the largest Legoland Resorts in the world.
Triple Five eyes 'world's largest' shopping and entertainment complex in Saudi deal
Arabian Dream Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Triple Five Worldwide, which owns the three largest shopping and entertainment centres in North America, is to help develop what is being described as the world's largest such complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Puy du Fou signals further international expansion with China contract
French historical theme park Puy du Fou is continuing its international expansion, with the imminent signing of a contract to build a new attraction in China.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

ProSlide appoints Chantal Theoret as director of global marketing
ProSlide Technology has appointed Chantal Theoret as its new director of global marketing. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion Showreel 2019
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
14-16 Jan 2020

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

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