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Attractions Management 2015 issue 2
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7 Editor’s letter

Preservation

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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12 Science Centres News

Italy’s MUSE gears up for Ecsite forum

The European network of science centres and museums is set to descend on the Renzo Piano-designed MUSE (Museo delle Scienze) in Trento, Italy, for its annual conference

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13 Visitor Attractions News

Shrek’s Adventure steps up midway format

Eddie Saul, creative lead for Merlin Entertainment’s upcoming Shrek’s Adventure, has said the experience will push the company’s linear attraction model to new heights

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14 Waterparks News

Slagharen expands with Aqua Mexicana

Slagharen theme park and resort in the Netherlands has expanded its public offering following the opening of its new €6m ($6.7m, £4.3m) Mexican-themed waterpark

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16 Theme Parks News

Moscow Hamleys debuts theme park concept

Global toy retailer Hamleys has taken the first step to becoming an experience brand after opening a mini theme park in its new Moscow store – also the largest toy shop in Europe

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18 Museums & Galleries News

Museum gets art haul in wake of oil scandal

A museum in Brazil has been donated 139 works of art, all seized from individuals involved in a high-level corruption scandal relating to oil giant Petrobas

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20 Heritage News

More natural heritage funding needed: study

The world’s national parks and nature reserves are thought to be worth $600bn (£389bn, €535bn) a year, with around 8 billion tourism visits annually

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22 Zoos & Aquariums News

Safari park planned for Egypt resort

Plans for a leisure development in Egypt, which were derailed by the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, are back on track, according to one of the key players behind the $1.1bn (€1bn, £738m) safari, theme park, hotel and housing scheme

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24 Interview

Marty Sklar

Retired Disney Legend Marty Sklar reveals the secrets of Imagineering, the legacy of the 1964 World’s Fair and the lessons he learned as Walt Disney’s “keeper of the keys”

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30 Talking Point

The $100 Barrier

As a Walt Disney World day ticket enters three-digit territory for the first time, we ask what this means for pricing in the sector

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34 Museums

Biomuseo

Panama has opened the world’s first museum of biodiversity, an ambitious building by architect Frank Gehry. We meet the team behind the project

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40 Promotional feature

EAS

Euro Attractions Show 2015

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42 Expos

Food for Thought

Expo Milano 2015 launches in Italy, aiming to bring the planet’s most pressing problems to the fore, not least how to provide food for everybody

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46 Zoos & Aquariums

On the SAFE Side

AZA chair Dennis Pate explains a new initiative designed to help endangered animals, and offers some tips from his world-class Henry Doorly zoo

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On the cover: Harry Potter star Warwick Davis at the Platform 93/4 launch
52 Waterparks

Summer Sensations

Hot new parks from Mallorca to Jakarta

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56 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a creative maverick with a new perspective, bringing custom-made one-of-a-kind attractions typologies to a world that needs something different

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60 Rides

The Ride Makers

In the third part of our series, we look at the enduring appeal of wooden coasters

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64 Profile

Nicolas de Villiers

Puy du Fou’s president on exporting his park’s concept to the world

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68 Museums

Wellcome Change

London’s Wellcome Collection has been redeveloped. Head of Operations Donne Robertson tells the story

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74 Heritage

Savers of the Lost Ark

How is CyArk using technology to protect our world heritage?

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80 Mystery Shopper

Wizardry and Wonder

Hogwarts Express has arrived at the Warner Bros tour. How does it rate?

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82 Planetariums

Shanghai Nights

Architect unveils groundbreaking designs for Shanghai Planetarium

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84 Planetariums

Resolution Revolution

Industry leaders reveal how powerful visualisations and higher resolution displays are changing dome projection

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90 Ticketing

Dream Tickets

Ticketing systems are advancing to improve the guest’s experience and the operator’s profit. We investigate the sector’s current and upcoming trends

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96 Attractions-kit.net

Asian Attractions Expo

We preview product news from the upcoming Asian Attractions Expo

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COMPANY PROFILES
Simworx Ltd

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

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

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
instantprint

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

Healthy appetite for investment at EAG International 2020
A buoyant EAG International has welcomed in the new decade as a well-rounded event with high levels of optimism and positivity on the show floor. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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Attractions Management 2015 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Preservation

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

View on turning pages
View online
12 Science Centres News

Italy’s MUSE gears up for Ecsite forum

The European network of science centres and museums is set to descend on the Renzo Piano-designed MUSE (Museo delle Scienze) in Trento, Italy, for its annual conference

View on turning pages

13 Visitor Attractions News

Shrek’s Adventure steps up midway format

Eddie Saul, creative lead for Merlin Entertainment’s upcoming Shrek’s Adventure, has said the experience will push the company’s linear attraction model to new heights

View on turning pages

14 Waterparks News

Slagharen expands with Aqua Mexicana

Slagharen theme park and resort in the Netherlands has expanded its public offering following the opening of its new €6m ($6.7m, £4.3m) Mexican-themed waterpark

View on turning pages

16 Theme Parks News

Moscow Hamleys debuts theme park concept

Global toy retailer Hamleys has taken the first step to becoming an experience brand after opening a mini theme park in its new Moscow store – also the largest toy shop in Europe

View on turning pages

18 Museums & Galleries News

Museum gets art haul in wake of oil scandal

A museum in Brazil has been donated 139 works of art, all seized from individuals involved in a high-level corruption scandal relating to oil giant Petrobas

View on turning pages

20 Heritage News

More natural heritage funding needed: study

The world’s national parks and nature reserves are thought to be worth $600bn (£389bn, €535bn) a year, with around 8 billion tourism visits annually

View on turning pages

22 Zoos & Aquariums News

Safari park planned for Egypt resort

Plans for a leisure development in Egypt, which were derailed by the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, are back on track, according to one of the key players behind the $1.1bn (€1bn, £738m) safari, theme park, hotel and housing scheme

View on turning pages

24 Interview

Marty Sklar

Retired Disney Legend Marty Sklar reveals the secrets of Imagineering, the legacy of the 1964 World’s Fair and the lessons he learned as Walt Disney’s “keeper of the keys”

View on turning pages
View online
30 Talking Point

The $100 Barrier

As a Walt Disney World day ticket enters three-digit territory for the first time, we ask what this means for pricing in the sector

View on turning pages
View online
34 Museums

Biomuseo

Panama has opened the world’s first museum of biodiversity, an ambitious building by architect Frank Gehry. We meet the team behind the project

View on turning pages
View online
40 Promotional feature

EAS

Euro Attractions Show 2015

View on turning pages
View online
42 Expos

Food for Thought

Expo Milano 2015 launches in Italy, aiming to bring the planet’s most pressing problems to the fore, not least how to provide food for everybody

View on turning pages
View online
46 Zoos & Aquariums

On the SAFE Side

AZA chair Dennis Pate explains a new initiative designed to help endangered animals, and offers some tips from his world-class Henry Doorly zoo

View on turning pages
View online
On the cover: Harry Potter star Warwick Davis at the Platform 93/4 launch
52 Waterparks

Summer Sensations

Hot new parks from Mallorca to Jakarta

View on turning pages
View online
56 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a creative maverick with a new perspective, bringing custom-made one-of-a-kind attractions typologies to a world that needs something different

View on turning pages
View online
60 Rides

The Ride Makers

In the third part of our series, we look at the enduring appeal of wooden coasters

View on turning pages
View online
64 Profile

Nicolas de Villiers

Puy du Fou’s president on exporting his park’s concept to the world

View on turning pages
View online
68 Museums

Wellcome Change

London’s Wellcome Collection has been redeveloped. Head of Operations Donne Robertson tells the story

View on turning pages
View online
74 Heritage

Savers of the Lost Ark

How is CyArk using technology to protect our world heritage?

View on turning pages
View online
80 Mystery Shopper

Wizardry and Wonder

Hogwarts Express has arrived at the Warner Bros tour. How does it rate?

View on turning pages
View online
82 Planetariums

Shanghai Nights

Architect unveils groundbreaking designs for Shanghai Planetarium

View on turning pages
View online
84 Planetariums

Resolution Revolution

Industry leaders reveal how powerful visualisations and higher resolution displays are changing dome projection

View on turning pages
View online
90 Ticketing

Dream Tickets

Ticketing systems are advancing to improve the guest’s experience and the operator’s profit. We investigate the sector’s current and upcoming trends

View on turning pages
View online
96 Attractions-kit.net

Asian Attractions Expo

We preview product news from the upcoming Asian Attractions Expo

View on turning pages
View online
LATEST NEWS
Coronavirus forces closure of all of Disney's Asian parks
The coronavirus has now forced the closure of all of Disney's theme parks in Asia, after the operator announced plans to close its Tokyo resort as a result of the outbreak.
Smithsonian makes image banks rights free in the largest cultural open access programme in history
Smithsonian Open Access, an initiative to provide copyright-free access to millions of digital collection images and data, has been launched, with anyone now able to download, transform and share content for free and for any purpose.
Plans for Great Wolf's first European site rejected by local authority
Oxfordshire County Council has objected to plans for a multi-million-pound waterpark resort in Chesterton, UK, following concerns from local residents.
Duke of Sussex launches sustainable tourism initiative at Travel Tourism Summit in Edinburgh
Prince Harry, HRH Duke of Sussex has returned to the UK for his first public appearance, one of his final as a 'senior royal', since he and his wife, Meghan Markle, renounced their HRH titles earlier this year.
SeaWorld monitoring coronavirus as disease continues to spread
SeaWorld has seen "no discernible impact" stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, according to company CEO Sergio Rivera, who revealed that it's monitoring the situation as the disease spreads.
SeaWorld in buoyant mood despite inclement weather after strong Q4
SeaWorld Entertainment says it has bounced back from a disappointing Q3 in 2019, with strong Q4 and overall year figures.
North America's first whale sanctuary coming to Canada
Plans have been announced to establish the first sanctuary in North America for captive whales retired from parks and aquariums.
Bob Chapek named new Disney CEO as Iger steps aside
Disney CEO Bob Iger has stepped down from the role to concentrate on directing the company's creative output, with Disney veteran Bob Chapek taking the reins at the head of the organisation.
Catherine Toolan to replace departing Paul Carty at Guinness Storehouse
Ireland's top attraction, the Guinness Storehouse, is to come under new leadership from April, with Catherine Toolan replacing Paul Carty as managing director.
Texas Kalahari Water Park scheduled for November 2020 opening
A new US$550m (€509m, £426m) African-themed water park and resort from Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is due to open in Round Rock, Texas, in November 2020.
Northern Ireland's The Gobbins in line for £11m development
Plans for an £11m (US$14.2m, €13m) extension to The Gobbins, a famous cliff-face path at Islandmagee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, have made significant progress, according to the local borough council.
London's V&A Museum of Childhood to close for two-year redevelopment
Creating an "unforgettable first museum experience for children" is the aim of the V&A Museum of Childhood in London, which has announced it will close in May 2020 to undergo a two-year, £13m (US$16.9m, €15.7m) transformation.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Simworx Ltd

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

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

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Healthy appetite for investment at EAG International 2020
A buoyant EAG International has welcomed in the new decade as a well-rounded event with high levels of optimism and positivity on the show floor. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

23-25 Mar 2020

MuseumNext Europe

Edinburgh Festival Hub, Edinburgh,
23-25 Mar 2020

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Exhibition (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2020

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