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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
28 Talking Point

How can attractions be more inclusive?

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

SATE 2014

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

Visitor Attraction EXPO

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

Reinventing the Nerd

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

BARCO

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

Art Project

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

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry, plus product innovations
COMPANY PROFILES
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
Polin Waterparks

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

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

Rebranded EAG International Expo set to become leading trade show for the international entertainment and attractions industry
The newly rebranded Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo (EAG) is set to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

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Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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29-31 Oct 2019

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Hilton Athens, Athens, Greece
18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 4
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
28 Talking Point

How can attractions be more inclusive?

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

SATE 2014

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

Visitor Attraction EXPO

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

Reinventing the Nerd

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

BARCO

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

Art Project

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

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry, plus product innovations
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State-of-the-art aquarium to open in Vietnam in early 2020
A new high-tech aquarium that developers claim will be a model for future aquarium projects is to open on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, in early 2020.
Universal reveals new details for Beijing resort, announces seven themed lands
Universal Studios' under-construction Beijing theme park and resort will feature seven immersive, themed lands, it has announced.
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry has long-term future secured after US$125m donation
Billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin is to have the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago named after him, following a donation of US$125m (€113.5m, £98.9m) from his charitable fund.
MoMA's $450m Diller Scofidio + Renfro renovation is unveiled
After a five-year, $450m (€409m, £356m) renovation project split over two phases, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) reopens next week with 102,000sq ft (9,500sq m) of new gallery and public space.
Oregon Coast Aquarium to build marine rehabilitation centre in $18m renovation
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Swiss National Museum debuts exhibition in renovated west wing
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David Adjaye's Ruby City art gallery has opened in Texas
The Ruby City contemporary art centre, designed by British architect Sir David Adjaye, has opened in San Antonio, Texas.
Sculptural shipwreck tower with observation deck planned for Prague
Sculptor David Černý and architect Tomáš Císař from the studio Black n' Arch have designed a 135m ( 450ft)-tall tower for Prague that is shaped like an upended shipwreck and has an observation deck at the top.
Silverstone Experience to open later this month following construction delays
The Silverstone Experience, a National Lottery Heritage Fund-backed project that will put the archive of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) on display to the public, will open in Northamptonshire, UK, on 25 October.
PortAventura announces plans to build Europe's largest solar park
PortAventura, the theme park and resort near Barcelona, Spain, is planning to install what will be the largest self-consumption solar plant in a European resort, enabling it to derive a third of its energy needs from the sun.
Brooks + Scarpa and KMF Architects design revealed for Mennello Museum expansion
Newly unveiled designs Brooks + Scarpa and KMF Architects for a $20m (€18m, £16m), 40,000sq ft (3,700sq m) expansion of Florida's Mennello Museum of American Art show a mixture and merging of indoor and outdoor spaces.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
Polin Waterparks

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

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Rebranded EAG International Expo set to become leading trade show for the international entertainment and attractions industry
The newly rebranded Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo (EAG) is set to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

29-31 Oct 2019

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)

Hilton Athens, Athens, Greece
18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
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