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Attractions Management 2014 issue 2
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7 Editor's letter

The New Philanthropists

Tech is hot and as the growing number of tech millionaires turn their thoughts to philanthropy, tech-related attactions will prosper

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12 Theme park news

Puy du Fou-style park for Auckland Castle

French theme park Puy du Fou has announced it will partner with Auckland Castle in the UK to create its first international location

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13 Museum and gallery news

Bill Shankly museum in pipeline

Following the opening of the Titanic hotel in Liverpool, UK, the company behind it has proposed plans to redevelop the council-owned Millennium House to become a Bill Shankly-themed aparthotel and museum

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14 Waterpark news

US$89m waterpark for Toronto

A CAD$60m (US$88.8m, €64m, £53.7m) waterpark expected to operate 365 days a year is planned for the Greater Toronto Area, with hopes construction will start in 2015 for a 2016 curtain raiser

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16 Attractions news

Record investment in EU attractions

European attraction parks have made a record investment in new rides and attractions for 2014, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

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18 Science centre news

Boston MoS plans 4D cinema

The Museum of Science in Boston is to open a new 98-seat 4D cinema in August

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20 Zoo news

Largest aquarium debuts in China

A new US$806.5m (€587m,£486m) aquatic theme park in China has broken five Guinness World Records on opening and is now officially recognised as the largest aquarium on the planet

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22 Heritage news

Notts Castle eyes £24m revamp

A Trust has been established to help push forward £24m (US$40.4m, €29.1m) plans for the regeneration of Nottingham Castle in the UK

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24 Profile

Mario Mamon

The current chair of IAAPA talks about his role with the organisation, doubling the size of family theme park Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines and the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan

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28 Show preview

Asian Attractions Expo

Beijing will be host to the largest Asian Attractions Event to date, with 3,500 visitors expected

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30 Museums

MOHAI

MOHAI's executive director, Leonard Garfield, talks about the Seattle museum's new Bezos Center for Innovation, named after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

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34 Science centres

Appliance of science

Andreas Waschk and Mike Boris explain how they made Blueprint Entertainment into Europe's largest private science centre operator

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40 Museums

Olympic Movement

Director Francis Gabet describes how The Olympic Museum's extensive refurbishment reflects the excitement and diveristy of the modern Games

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44 Planetariums

Starry skies

The newly upgraded Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado now boasts the highest specification full dome theatre in the US. Director Douglas Duncan tells us more

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on the cover...: Mario Mamon IAAPA’s chair on his theme park in the Philippines
48 Museums

Beautiful minds

The founders of MoMath, the New York Museum of Mathematics, tell us how they're on a mission to get ordinary people to fall in love with maths

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54 World expos

Brave new world

Christian Lachel considers how world expos can raise global awareness about what matters for the planet

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58 3D/4D/5D

IMERSA

A review of the fifth annual IMERSA conference held in Denver, Colorado

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62 Advertisement feature

The Placemakers

What’s the secret to turning an attraction into a place?

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64 Show preview

Ecsite 2014

A look ahead to this year's conference for science centres

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66 Multimedia and AV

Multi story

A round up of some of the latest multimedia and AV projects

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71 A Mapic promotion

Leisure – a vital part of today's shopping mall

Q&A with Nathalie Depetro, director of Mapic

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72 Advertisement feature

EAS 2014

The exhibitors reveal what they’ll be showcasing at EAS in September and what the hot topics of conversation will be

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74 Waterparks

Wet'n'Wild

Wet'n'Wild Sydney has welcomed a million visitors through its gates since opening in December. Managing director Chris Warhurst tells us why

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78 Ticketing

Convenience store

Gateway's Liesel Tarquini explains how mobile web stores can help generate additional revenue for attractions operators

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82 Attractions-kit

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The latest products for the industry

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Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
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...]
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor's letter

The New Philanthropists

Tech is hot and as the growing number of tech millionaires turn their thoughts to philanthropy, tech-related attactions will prosper

View on turning pages
View online
12 Theme park news

Puy du Fou-style park for Auckland Castle

French theme park Puy du Fou has announced it will partner with Auckland Castle in the UK to create its first international location

View on turning pages

13 Museum and gallery news

Bill Shankly museum in pipeline

Following the opening of the Titanic hotel in Liverpool, UK, the company behind it has proposed plans to redevelop the council-owned Millennium House to become a Bill Shankly-themed aparthotel and museum

View on turning pages

14 Waterpark news

US$89m waterpark for Toronto

A CAD$60m (US$88.8m, €64m, £53.7m) waterpark expected to operate 365 days a year is planned for the Greater Toronto Area, with hopes construction will start in 2015 for a 2016 curtain raiser

View on turning pages

16 Attractions news

Record investment in EU attractions

European attraction parks have made a record investment in new rides and attractions for 2014, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

View on turning pages

18 Science centre news

Boston MoS plans 4D cinema

The Museum of Science in Boston is to open a new 98-seat 4D cinema in August

View on turning pages

20 Zoo news

Largest aquarium debuts in China

A new US$806.5m (€587m,£486m) aquatic theme park in China has broken five Guinness World Records on opening and is now officially recognised as the largest aquarium on the planet

View on turning pages

22 Heritage news

Notts Castle eyes £24m revamp

A Trust has been established to help push forward £24m (US$40.4m, €29.1m) plans for the regeneration of Nottingham Castle in the UK

View on turning pages

24 Profile

Mario Mamon

The current chair of IAAPA talks about his role with the organisation, doubling the size of family theme park Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines and the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan

View on turning pages
View online
28 Show preview

Asian Attractions Expo

Beijing will be host to the largest Asian Attractions Event to date, with 3,500 visitors expected

View on turning pages
View online
30 Museums

MOHAI

MOHAI's executive director, Leonard Garfield, talks about the Seattle museum's new Bezos Center for Innovation, named after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

View on turning pages
View online
34 Science centres

Appliance of science

Andreas Waschk and Mike Boris explain how they made Blueprint Entertainment into Europe's largest private science centre operator

View on turning pages
View online
40 Museums

Olympic Movement

Director Francis Gabet describes how The Olympic Museum's extensive refurbishment reflects the excitement and diveristy of the modern Games

View on turning pages
View online
44 Planetariums

Starry skies

The newly upgraded Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado now boasts the highest specification full dome theatre in the US. Director Douglas Duncan tells us more

View on turning pages
View online
on the cover...: Mario Mamon IAAPA’s chair on his theme park in the Philippines
48 Museums

Beautiful minds

The founders of MoMath, the New York Museum of Mathematics, tell us how they're on a mission to get ordinary people to fall in love with maths

View on turning pages
View online
54 World expos

Brave new world

Christian Lachel considers how world expos can raise global awareness about what matters for the planet

View on turning pages
View online
58 3D/4D/5D

IMERSA

A review of the fifth annual IMERSA conference held in Denver, Colorado

View on turning pages
View online
62 Advertisement feature

The Placemakers

What’s the secret to turning an attraction into a place?

View on turning pages
View online
64 Show preview

Ecsite 2014

A look ahead to this year's conference for science centres

View on turning pages
View online
66 Multimedia and AV

Multi story

A round up of some of the latest multimedia and AV projects

View on turning pages
View online
71 A Mapic promotion

Leisure – a vital part of today's shopping mall

Q&A with Nathalie Depetro, director of Mapic

View on turning pages
View online
72 Advertisement feature

EAS 2014

The exhibitors reveal what they’ll be showcasing at EAS in September and what the hot topics of conversation will be

View on turning pages
View online
74 Waterparks

Wet'n'Wild

Wet'n'Wild Sydney has welcomed a million visitors through its gates since opening in December. Managing director Chris Warhurst tells us why

View on turning pages
View online
78 Ticketing

Convenience store

Gateway's Liesel Tarquini explains how mobile web stores can help generate additional revenue for attractions operators

View on turning pages
View online
82 Attractions-kit

Product focus

The latest products for the industry

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COVID-19 stimulus package – VAT cut for hospitality, companies to get apprenticeship funding
The hospitality and attractions sectors will benefit from a temporary cut to VAT as part of stimulus measures announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Eureka! reveals new designs for Eureka! Mersey – construction to begin in 2021
New concept designs and visuals have been released for the Eureka! Mersey project – a £11.75m children's visitor attraction being developed in Liverpool, UK.
Thermal project set to ‘redefine city wellbeing’ on track for 2023 opening
Global wellbeing organisation, Therme Group, has confirmed its 28-acre wellbeing project in the UK is on track to begin construction.
BIG creates spiral museum for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet
Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet will open a museum celebrating the company history next month (June 2020).
Israel's tourism industry begins gradual relaunch – some hotels given green light to open
Hotels and accommodations in Israel with ground floor rooms have been given permission to reopen for business – but only for domestic tourism.
Disney places 100,000 workers on unpaid leave – plans to save US$500m a month
Walt Disney is set to stop paying more than 100,000 of its theme park and hotel workers as the entertainment giant struggles with coronavirus closures.
Future of Canada's oldest aquarium 'under threat' due to coronavirus shutdown
Vancouver Aquarium is in danger of having to close its doors permanently, due to a collapse in revenues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tourism Society emergency meeting addresses impact of delayed lockdown on tourism industry
The Tourism Society scheduled an emergency meeting on Wednesday 15 April to discuss breaking news relating to lockdown timings.
Tourism industry must lead and inspire, says Ken Robinson
Coronavirus is devastating for the tourism and leisure sectors globally. For now, the focus is on business ‘discontinuity’, the impact of the pandemic on our employees and their families, whether and how companies will survive and when the viable resumption of activity will be possible.
National Geographic Museum creates virtual tour of Jane Goodall exhibition during lockdown
The National Geographic Museum in Washington DC, US, has developed its first ever virtual tour of an exhibition, offering the public the opportunity "visit" even while the institution remains shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CAVU Designwerks appoints Nathan Jones as chief operating officer
Nathan Jones has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief operating officer at CAVU Designwerks.
Longleat's Lord Bath dies from COVID-19
The attractions industry has lost one of its personalities with the passing of Lord Bath, the owner of Longleat Safari Park in the UK, who died on Saturday 4 April aged 87 after contracting the coronavirus.
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COMPANY PROFILES
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

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

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

08 Oct 2020

VAC 2020 (The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions)

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
17-23 Oct 2020

World Leisure Congress 2020

Pinggu, Beijing, China
+ More diary  
 


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Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020

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