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Attractions Management 2014 issue 4
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7 Editor’s letter

Access for all

We ask whether enough is being done to ensure access for all to attractions and what practical steps can be taken to improve things

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12 Science Centres News

Queen launches Science Museum gallery

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were in attendance 25 October for the landmark launch of the London Science Museum’s new £16m ($26m, €20m) Communications Gallery

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13 Visitor Attractions News

Halloween fright nights prove big business

Attractions worldwide took advantage of Halloween 2014, with a selection of seasonal shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a funfilled fright in October

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15 Waterparks News

WhiteWater strikes record deal

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China, has made a $25.7m (£16m, €20.2m) order for WhiteWater products – the largest ever single order for the global waterpark sector

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16 Theme Parks News

Universal makes $3.3bn leap into China

Universal Studios has confirmed plans to open a $3.3bn (£2bn, €2.6bn) theme park in China after more than a decade of trying to enter the market

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18 Zoos & Aquariums News

BBC show boosts Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo’s managing director Jamie Christon has said the hit BBC show, Our Zoo, has provided the equivalent of around £30m ($48.1m, €38m) in free PR for the visitor attraction in the north of England

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20 Museums & Galleries News

Helsinki Guggenheim concepts unveiled

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased

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22 Heritage News

Kerry leads call to protect heritage from IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken out to highlight the destruction of Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage by violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq (IS) and the Syrian regime

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24 Interview

Tim Smit

The Eden Project was groundbreaking when it opened in 2001. Now the attraction’s founder Tim Smit is taking the concept to a global audience, and he’s starting with China

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28 Talking Point

How can attractions be more inclusive?

We ask our experts what attractions can do to cater for people with disabilities

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34 Interview

Jonathan Gottschall

Literary scholar and author of The Storytelling Animal explains why we’re all addicted to story, and how attractions can capitalise on our love of narrative

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38 Experience Design

Revealing the Reveal

An attraction’s more than a big reveal – how you get there is just as important, says experience economist B. Joe Pine II

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46 Heritage

Actions Speak Louder

The National Trust’s Ben Cowell describes how landscaping can build up to a reveal, and ways the organisation is using actors to bring history to life

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48 Conference Report

SATE 2014

TEA president Christine Kerr presents the hot topics from the annual design conference devoted to Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience

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On the cover: Katie Price, Celebrity mum puts disabled access in the spotlight
54 Story Centres

Tell Me A Story

The popularity of story centres shows the youngest generation – dubbed digital natives – are thirsty for children’s literature and illustration

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62 Promotional Feature

Visitor Attraction EXPO

An event for the UK Attractions Industry by the UK Attractions Industry

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64 Technology

Reinventing the Nerd

Meet carnival-inspired Two Bit Circus, created from its founders’ passion for engineering, video games and the newest technologies

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68 Promotional feature

BARCO

Barco offers state-of-the-art visualisation technology and a holistic solution uniquely tailored to suit any attraction

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70 Rides

The Ride Makers

In the first of a new series, industry-leading manufacturers tell us about the latest trends and innovations in thrill coasters

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76 Theme Parks

Kooza Came to Town

PortAventura’s general manager on the Spanish park’s partnership with celebrated circus troupe Cirque du Soleil and its Kooza show

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82 Planetariums

Tom Falvey

A new planetarium, capable of live streaming to 14,000 schools, opens as a new addition to the South Carolina State Museum in the US

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86 Show Preview

IAAPA EXPO

IAAPA returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from 18-21 November, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and an expected 27,000 attendees

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90 Multimedia

Art Project

State-of-the-art projectors and world-class artists combine to create inspiring installations

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96 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry, plus product innovations

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COMPANY PROFILES
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
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Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
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iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 4
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Access for all

We ask whether enough is being done to ensure access for all to attractions and what practical steps can be taken to improve things

Download PDF magazine
View online
12 Science Centres News

Queen launches Science Museum gallery

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were in attendance 25 October for the landmark launch of the London Science Museum’s new £16m ($26m, €20m) Communications Gallery

Download PDF magazine

13 Visitor Attractions News

Halloween fright nights prove big business

Attractions worldwide took advantage of Halloween 2014, with a selection of seasonal shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a funfilled fright in October

Download PDF magazine

15 Waterparks News

WhiteWater strikes record deal

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China, has made a $25.7m (£16m, €20.2m) order for WhiteWater products – the largest ever single order for the global waterpark sector

Download PDF magazine

16 Theme Parks News

Universal makes $3.3bn leap into China

Universal Studios has confirmed plans to open a $3.3bn (£2bn, €2.6bn) theme park in China after more than a decade of trying to enter the market

Download PDF magazine

18 Zoos & Aquariums News

BBC show boosts Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo’s managing director Jamie Christon has said the hit BBC show, Our Zoo, has provided the equivalent of around £30m ($48.1m, €38m) in free PR for the visitor attraction in the north of England

Download PDF magazine

20 Museums & Galleries News

Helsinki Guggenheim concepts unveiled

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased

Download PDF magazine

22 Heritage News

Kerry leads call to protect heritage from IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken out to highlight the destruction of Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage by violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq (IS) and the Syrian regime

Download PDF magazine

24 Interview

Tim Smit

The Eden Project was groundbreaking when it opened in 2001. Now the attraction’s founder Tim Smit is taking the concept to a global audience, and he’s starting with China

Download PDF magazine
View online
28 Talking Point

How can attractions be more inclusive?

We ask our experts what attractions can do to cater for people with disabilities

Download PDF magazine
View online
34 Interview

Jonathan Gottschall

Literary scholar and author of The Storytelling Animal explains why we’re all addicted to story, and how attractions can capitalise on our love of narrative

Download PDF magazine
View online
38 Experience Design

Revealing the Reveal

An attraction’s more than a big reveal – how you get there is just as important, says experience economist B. Joe Pine II

Download PDF magazine
View online
46 Heritage

Actions Speak Louder

The National Trust’s Ben Cowell describes how landscaping can build up to a reveal, and ways the organisation is using actors to bring history to life

Download PDF magazine
View online
48 Conference Report

SATE 2014

TEA president Christine Kerr presents the hot topics from the annual design conference devoted to Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience

Download PDF magazine
View online
On the cover: Katie Price, Celebrity mum puts disabled access in the spotlight
54 Story Centres

Tell Me A Story

The popularity of story centres shows the youngest generation – dubbed digital natives – are thirsty for children’s literature and illustration

Download PDF magazine
View online
62 Promotional Feature

Visitor Attraction EXPO

An event for the UK Attractions Industry by the UK Attractions Industry

Download PDF magazine
View online
64 Technology

Reinventing the Nerd

Meet carnival-inspired Two Bit Circus, created from its founders’ passion for engineering, video games and the newest technologies

Download PDF magazine
View online
68 Promotional feature

BARCO

Barco offers state-of-the-art visualisation technology and a holistic solution uniquely tailored to suit any attraction

Download PDF magazine
View online
70 Rides

The Ride Makers

In the first of a new series, industry-leading manufacturers tell us about the latest trends and innovations in thrill coasters

Download PDF magazine
View online
76 Theme Parks

Kooza Came to Town

PortAventura’s general manager on the Spanish park’s partnership with celebrated circus troupe Cirque du Soleil and its Kooza show

Download PDF magazine
View online
82 Planetariums

Tom Falvey

A new planetarium, capable of live streaming to 14,000 schools, opens as a new addition to the South Carolina State Museum in the US

Download PDF magazine
View online
86 Show Preview

IAAPA EXPO

IAAPA returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from 18-21 November, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and an expected 27,000 attendees

Download PDF magazine
View online
90 Multimedia

Art Project

State-of-the-art projectors and world-class artists combine to create inspiring installations

Download PDF magazine
View online
96 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry, plus product innovations

Download PDF magazine
View online
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Liseberg's Grand Curiosa Hotel to open in 2023
Liseberg theme park in Sweden has confirmed the opening date for its new Grand Curiosa hotel.
London's Harry Potter studio tour to open Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will launch a new area on 1 July, further expanding the popular Harry Potter-themed visitor attraction in Leavesden.
Juneteenth Museum by Bjarke Ingels Group has been designed to inspire spiritual uplift
Detailed plans have been revealed for the National Juneteenth Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, US.
Jorvik's digital strategy described as 'leading light' after gaining international audience
The Jorvik Group has been named a ‘leading light’ for its digital strategy, which helped it gain an international audience of more than 3 million people during the pandemic.
Chester Zoo and Nothe Fort among Visit England Awards winners
Chester Zoo, Nothe Fort and Black Country Living Museum are among the 19 winners of this year's Visit England Awards for Excellence.
ALVA's Bernard Donoghue awarded OBE for his extraordinary work supporting the attractions sector
Bernard Donoghue, director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
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
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
+ More profiles  
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion Showreel 2021
Another year has passed, and we’re definitely happy with what we have accomplished in 2021! Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World – 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
+ More diary  
 


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