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7 Editor’s letter

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Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 Science Centres News

Museum of Science Fiction gathers speed

The world’s first Museum of Science Fiction is coming to Washington, DC, with a preview facility currently in the works before a full-scale museum opens in 2018
13 Visitor Attractions News

Iceland’s IceCave attraction nears debut

A new visitor attraction is set to launch later this year in Iceland in the shape of IceCave – a network of manmade tunnels and glaciers running inside the Langjökull Glacier
14 Waterparks News

Melbourne mulls surf park plans

Architecture firm Damian Rogers, in partnership with Arup, has unveiled a concept for a beach and surf park for Melbourne’s Central Pier in Australia
16 Theme Parks News

Indonesia soon to unveil eco-theme park

Work is progressing on what’s being billed as “the world’s largest eco-theme park” – a $240m (£158.5m, €202.2m) development on Indonesia’s Riau Islands
18 Museums & Galleries News

Sir Ian McKellen supports Hobbit museum

With the final installment of The Hobbit hitting cinema screens, fans are visiting the franchise’s home of New Zealand in record numbers, leading to calls for a “Middle Earth” museum
19 Heritage News

Jurassica attraction to put Dorset on the map

The £80m ($121m, €104.4m) Jurassica dinosaur attraction proposed for a limestone quarry in Dorset, UK, could generate £20m ($30.3m, €26.1m) for the local economy every year, according to the charity behind the planned attraction
20 Zoos & Aquariums News

Singapore plans wild nature zone

Temasek Holdings, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, is to reinvent the country’s Mandai precinct to turn the area into an integrated wildlife and nature heritage precinct
22 Interview

Dominique Cocquet

Euro Disney’s Villages Nature is a next-generation approach to park accommodation with leading eco credentials. Resort manager Dominque Cocquet tells all
28 Ask an Expert

Can Data Analytics Benefit Your Attraction?

Our experts reveal how data analytics can help operators boost profits and improve customer experience
32 Attractions Foresight ™

Attractions Foresight 2015

Attractions Management’s annual forecasts – a look at the trends and innovations coming down the track for the global attractions industry
40 Heritage

Dream Big

With Wayne Hemingway leading the design, it’s a new twist on the seaside attraction for a reinvented Dreamland. We meet the team
48 Waterparks

Thailand Makes a Splash

As waterparks take off in Asia, Thailand finds its feet with major new openings
On the Cover: Behind the scenes of the 9/11 museum
54 Profile

Steve Birket

We catch up with the TEA’s new president
56 Rides

The Ride Makers

In the second part of our series, industry-leading manufacturers tell us about the latest trends in family-friendly coasters and child-friendly rides
60 Analysis

Developing IP Experiences

Considering an IP deal? Lesley Morisetti exclusively shares what she’s learned
64 Museums

A Living Museum

Behind the scenes of New York’s 9/11 Memorial Museum – a place of collective memory, learning and inclusion
72 Technology

The Secret Lives of Animals

CT scanning offers zoo visitors new ways of understanding animals
76 Mystery Shopper

Ocean Odyssey

Does China’s big-budget Chimelong Ocean Kingdom live up to the hype?
80 Visitor Attractions

Spirit Maker

A tour of Bombay Sapphire’s new visitor centre, designed by Heatherwick Studio
86 Workplace Apps

Work Mates

Apps that manage an attraction’s workforce make life easier for operators. Could this software help you?
90 3D/4D/5D

New Dimensions

From zombie-themed dark rides to 3D films about supersonic cars, its the latest news, products and launches from the world of 3D/4D/5D
96 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

The latest product and supplier news from across the industry
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Attractions Management 2015 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

9/11

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 Science Centres News

Museum of Science Fiction gathers speed

The world’s first Museum of Science Fiction is coming to Washington, DC, with a preview facility currently in the works before a full-scale museum opens in 2018
13 Visitor Attractions News

Iceland’s IceCave attraction nears debut

A new visitor attraction is set to launch later this year in Iceland in the shape of IceCave – a network of manmade tunnels and glaciers running inside the Langjökull Glacier
14 Waterparks News

Melbourne mulls surf park plans

Architecture firm Damian Rogers, in partnership with Arup, has unveiled a concept for a beach and surf park for Melbourne’s Central Pier in Australia
16 Theme Parks News

Indonesia soon to unveil eco-theme park

Work is progressing on what’s being billed as “the world’s largest eco-theme park” – a $240m (£158.5m, €202.2m) development on Indonesia’s Riau Islands
18 Museums & Galleries News

Sir Ian McKellen supports Hobbit museum

With the final installment of The Hobbit hitting cinema screens, fans are visiting the franchise’s home of New Zealand in record numbers, leading to calls for a “Middle Earth” museum
19 Heritage News

Jurassica attraction to put Dorset on the map

The £80m ($121m, €104.4m) Jurassica dinosaur attraction proposed for a limestone quarry in Dorset, UK, could generate £20m ($30.3m, €26.1m) for the local economy every year, according to the charity behind the planned attraction
20 Zoos & Aquariums News

Singapore plans wild nature zone

Temasek Holdings, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, is to reinvent the country’s Mandai precinct to turn the area into an integrated wildlife and nature heritage precinct
22 Interview

Dominique Cocquet

Euro Disney’s Villages Nature is a next-generation approach to park accommodation with leading eco credentials. Resort manager Dominque Cocquet tells all
28 Ask an Expert

Can Data Analytics Benefit Your Attraction?

Our experts reveal how data analytics can help operators boost profits and improve customer experience
32 Attractions Foresight ™

Attractions Foresight 2015

Attractions Management’s annual forecasts – a look at the trends and innovations coming down the track for the global attractions industry
40 Heritage

Dream Big

With Wayne Hemingway leading the design, it’s a new twist on the seaside attraction for a reinvented Dreamland. We meet the team
48 Waterparks

Thailand Makes a Splash

As waterparks take off in Asia, Thailand finds its feet with major new openings
On the Cover: Behind the scenes of the 9/11 museum
54 Profile

Steve Birket

We catch up with the TEA’s new president
56 Rides

The Ride Makers

In the second part of our series, industry-leading manufacturers tell us about the latest trends in family-friendly coasters and child-friendly rides
60 Analysis

Developing IP Experiences

Considering an IP deal? Lesley Morisetti exclusively shares what she’s learned
64 Museums

A Living Museum

Behind the scenes of New York’s 9/11 Memorial Museum – a place of collective memory, learning and inclusion
72 Technology

The Secret Lives of Animals

CT scanning offers zoo visitors new ways of understanding animals
76 Mystery Shopper

Ocean Odyssey

Does China’s big-budget Chimelong Ocean Kingdom live up to the hype?
80 Visitor Attractions

Spirit Maker

A tour of Bombay Sapphire’s new visitor centre, designed by Heatherwick Studio
86 Workplace Apps

Work Mates

Apps that manage an attraction’s workforce make life easier for operators. Could this software help you?
90 3D/4D/5D

New Dimensions

From zombie-themed dark rides to 3D films about supersonic cars, its the latest news, products and launches from the world of 3D/4D/5D
96 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

The latest product and supplier news from across the industry
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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
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
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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...]
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Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
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CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

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DIRECTORY
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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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