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Attractions Management 2015 issue 4
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7 Editor’s letter

Customer Engagement

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profiles

Brent Bushnell

Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus reveals how it's full steam ahead for STEAM Carnival
14 People profiles

Sir Tim Smit

A Chinese Eden moves closer to becoming a reality as Sir Tim Smit partners with the city of Qingdao
16 People profiles

Carsten Höller

The artist Carsten Holler creates art that can move you - from roaming robot beds to full-length twisting slides
18 People profiles

Steffen Kottkamp

MackMedia's Steffen Kottkamp on the first ever VR coaster and the future of VR-centred rides
20 Science Centres news

Children’s science museum opens in Sofia

Muzeiko – the first children’s museum to be built in post- Soviet Eastern Europe – has opened its doors to the public in Sofia, Bulgaria
21 Visitor Attractions news

UK’s Eleven Arches names 2016 show

Eleven Arches – the £31m ($47.4m, €42.9m) live-action show which is coming to the UK in July 2016 – will be known as ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’, Attractions Management can reveal
22 Waterparks news

Shrek to star at DreamWorks waterpark

Canadian water ride specialist ProSlide is working with the Triple Five real estate company on the multi-million-dollar waterpark section of the upcoming American Dream project in New Jersey
24 Theme Parks news

Comcast to buy Universal Japan

Comcast is set to make its largest purchase outside of the US when the entertainment conglomerate buys a majority stake in Universal Studios Japan for $1.5bn (€1.3bn, £988m)
26 Museums & Galleries news

Egypt plans world-first underwater museum

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has said it is reviving ambitious $150m (€136m, £97.8m) plans to develop the world’s first underwater museum, which will showcase the submerged ancient ruins of Alexandria
28 Heritage news

Large investment to transform the Alamo

The Alamo – one of the US’s most historic landmarks – is to undergo a $48m (€42.1m, £31.3m) renovation to turn the attraction into a prime heritage destination
30 Zoos & Aquariums news

SeaWorld mulls breeding ban lawsuit

SeaWorld Entertainment has announced its intention to challenge the decision of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) to allow the company’s San Diego park to expand its orca habitats only on the basis that it no longer breeds the captive cetaceans
32 Technology news

Interactive Lego ride uses hand gestures

Legoland California and Legoland Billund will introduce a revolutionary new dark ride in 2016 with the debut of Ninjago - The Ride, which for the first time will offer interactivity through nothing but hand gestures
34 Interview

Jean de Rivières

Jean de Rivières, who leads the theme park division at Ubisoft, on the videogame developer’s futuristic theme park
38 Talking Point

Are We Doing Enough for Older Visitors?

The 65-plus market is growing, and older family members often make the decisions and hold the purse strings. Is your attraction welcoming them?
42 Attractions

Gone, Not Forgotten

We find out what people thought of Dismaland, Banksy’s twisted theme park and contemporary art attraction – and talk to one of the Dismal Stewards
48 Promotional feature

IdeAttack

Mysteries of China’s rich culture are at the heart of IDEATTACK’s new mixed-used tourism destination
50 Immersive Design

Controversial Topics

Scott A Lukas delves into the world of dark and disturbing topics in themed and immersive spaces
On the cover: Anthony Daniels at SATE on the legacy of Star Wars
56 Analysis

People Power

Gerri Morris, director at Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, presents a new way of defining cultural consumers
60 Promotional feature

Visitor Attraction Expo

A unique show for the leisure park, piers, zoos, FECs and adventure play sectors
62 Show Report

SATE 2015

Star Wars hero Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) gets this year’s SATE conference buzzing
66 Planetariums

Planetariums: the Next 20 Years

Staffan Klashed of Sciss asks how planetariums can find success in the future
70 Mystery Shopper

Igniting Imagination

We visit The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and enjoy a host of interactive experiences
74 Promotional feature

Simworx

With high-profile installations and the acquisition of RoboCoaster, the Simworx story unfolds
80 Theme Parks

Best of the Lotte

With 7 million visitors a year, Lotte World is one of Asia’s biggest hitters. We find out more about the concept
84 Profile

Juliana Delaney

Continuum’s CEO on the magic of pop culture and the cultural attraction
90 Waterparks

Crystal Waters

We look at plans for a hybrid waterparktheme park in Sharjah in the UAE
92 Promotional feature

Polin

Leading the way in Waterslide Design and Manufacturing
94 Ticketing

Ahead of the Game

How advantageous is it to offer advance tickets online? We ask the industry experts
100 Zoos & Aquariums

Turn over a New Reef

The Florida Aquarium is teaming up with the National Aquarium of Cuba in a bid to save and restore the region’s precious coral reefs
102 Rides

The Ride Makers

Our ride makers series returns to the fast-moving and evolving world of cutting-edge dark rides
108 Promotional feature

3M

Reinvent the visitor experience with multi-touch AV
110 Show Preview

IAAPA Show

What’s new from suppliers on the show floor in Orlando
COMPANY PROFILE
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

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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Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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Attractions Management 2015 issue 4
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Customer Engagement

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profiles

Brent Bushnell

Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus reveals how it's full steam ahead for STEAM Carnival
14 People profiles

Sir Tim Smit

A Chinese Eden moves closer to becoming a reality as Sir Tim Smit partners with the city of Qingdao
16 People profiles

Carsten Höller

The artist Carsten Holler creates art that can move you - from roaming robot beds to full-length twisting slides
18 People profiles

Steffen Kottkamp

MackMedia's Steffen Kottkamp on the first ever VR coaster and the future of VR-centred rides
20 Science Centres news

Children’s science museum opens in Sofia

Muzeiko – the first children’s museum to be built in post- Soviet Eastern Europe – has opened its doors to the public in Sofia, Bulgaria
21 Visitor Attractions news

UK’s Eleven Arches names 2016 show

Eleven Arches – the £31m ($47.4m, €42.9m) live-action show which is coming to the UK in July 2016 – will be known as ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’, Attractions Management can reveal
22 Waterparks news

Shrek to star at DreamWorks waterpark

Canadian water ride specialist ProSlide is working with the Triple Five real estate company on the multi-million-dollar waterpark section of the upcoming American Dream project in New Jersey
24 Theme Parks news

Comcast to buy Universal Japan

Comcast is set to make its largest purchase outside of the US when the entertainment conglomerate buys a majority stake in Universal Studios Japan for $1.5bn (€1.3bn, £988m)
26 Museums & Galleries news

Egypt plans world-first underwater museum

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has said it is reviving ambitious $150m (€136m, £97.8m) plans to develop the world’s first underwater museum, which will showcase the submerged ancient ruins of Alexandria
28 Heritage news

Large investment to transform the Alamo

The Alamo – one of the US’s most historic landmarks – is to undergo a $48m (€42.1m, £31.3m) renovation to turn the attraction into a prime heritage destination
30 Zoos & Aquariums news

SeaWorld mulls breeding ban lawsuit

SeaWorld Entertainment has announced its intention to challenge the decision of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) to allow the company’s San Diego park to expand its orca habitats only on the basis that it no longer breeds the captive cetaceans
32 Technology news

Interactive Lego ride uses hand gestures

Legoland California and Legoland Billund will introduce a revolutionary new dark ride in 2016 with the debut of Ninjago - The Ride, which for the first time will offer interactivity through nothing but hand gestures
34 Interview

Jean de Rivières

Jean de Rivières, who leads the theme park division at Ubisoft, on the videogame developer’s futuristic theme park
38 Talking Point

Are We Doing Enough for Older Visitors?

The 65-plus market is growing, and older family members often make the decisions and hold the purse strings. Is your attraction welcoming them?
42 Attractions

Gone, Not Forgotten

We find out what people thought of Dismaland, Banksy’s twisted theme park and contemporary art attraction – and talk to one of the Dismal Stewards
48 Promotional feature

IdeAttack

Mysteries of China’s rich culture are at the heart of IDEATTACK’s new mixed-used tourism destination
50 Immersive Design

Controversial Topics

Scott A Lukas delves into the world of dark and disturbing topics in themed and immersive spaces
On the cover: Anthony Daniels at SATE on the legacy of Star Wars
56 Analysis

People Power

Gerri Morris, director at Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, presents a new way of defining cultural consumers
60 Promotional feature

Visitor Attraction Expo

A unique show for the leisure park, piers, zoos, FECs and adventure play sectors
62 Show Report

SATE 2015

Star Wars hero Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) gets this year’s SATE conference buzzing
66 Planetariums

Planetariums: the Next 20 Years

Staffan Klashed of Sciss asks how planetariums can find success in the future
70 Mystery Shopper

Igniting Imagination

We visit The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and enjoy a host of interactive experiences
74 Promotional feature

Simworx

With high-profile installations and the acquisition of RoboCoaster, the Simworx story unfolds
80 Theme Parks

Best of the Lotte

With 7 million visitors a year, Lotte World is one of Asia’s biggest hitters. We find out more about the concept
84 Profile

Juliana Delaney

Continuum’s CEO on the magic of pop culture and the cultural attraction
90 Waterparks

Crystal Waters

We look at plans for a hybrid waterparktheme park in Sharjah in the UAE
92 Promotional feature

Polin

Leading the way in Waterslide Design and Manufacturing
94 Ticketing

Ahead of the Game

How advantageous is it to offer advance tickets online? We ask the industry experts
100 Zoos & Aquariums

Turn over a New Reef

The Florida Aquarium is teaming up with the National Aquarium of Cuba in a bid to save and restore the region’s precious coral reefs
102 Rides

The Ride Makers

Our ride makers series returns to the fast-moving and evolving world of cutting-edge dark rides
108 Promotional feature

3M

Reinvent the visitor experience with multi-touch AV
110 Show Preview

IAAPA Show

What’s new from suppliers on the show floor in Orlando
LATEST NEWS
World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019.
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020.
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium.
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences.
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation.
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999.
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
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.
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COMPANY PROFILE
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

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...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion Showreel 2018
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
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
+ 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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