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Attractions Management 2015 issue 4
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7 Editor’s letter

Customer Engagement

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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12 People profiles

Brent Bushnell

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

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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

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16 People profiles

Carsten Höller

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

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18 People profiles

Steffen Kottkamp

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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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34 Interview

Jean de Rivières

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

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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?

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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

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48 Promotional feature

IdeAttack

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

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50 Immersive Design

Controversial Topics

Scott A Lukas delves into the world of dark and disturbing topics in themed and immersive spaces

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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

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60 Promotional feature

Visitor Attraction Expo

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

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62 Show Report

SATE 2015

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

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66 Planetariums

Planetariums: the Next 20 Years

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

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70 Mystery Shopper

Igniting Imagination

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

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74 Promotional feature

Simworx

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

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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

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84 Profile

Juliana Delaney

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

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90 Waterparks

Crystal Waters

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

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92 Promotional feature

Polin

Leading the way in Waterslide Design and Manufacturing

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94 Ticketing

Ahead of the Game

How advantageous is it to offer advance tickets online? We ask the industry experts

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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

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102 Rides

The Ride Makers

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

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108 Promotional feature

3M

Reinvent the visitor experience with multi-touch AV

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110 Show Preview

IAAPA Show

What’s new from suppliers on the show floor in Orlando

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COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [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

ProSlide appoints Chantal Theoret as director of global marketing
ProSlide Technology has appointed Chantal Theoret as its new director of global marketing. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Simworx - The power to move you…
Simworx is acknowledged as one of the world’s leaders in the supply of 4D Effects Cinemas and Motion Simulation Attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Aladdin - The Bachelor Party VR – Red Raion
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
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CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

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DIRECTORY
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DIARY

18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
14-16 Jan 2020

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2015 issue 4
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Customer Engagement

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

View on turning pages
View online
12 People profiles

Brent Bushnell

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

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages
View online
16 People profiles

Carsten Höller

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

View on turning pages
View online
18 People profiles

Steffen Kottkamp

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

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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)

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

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

View on turning pages

34 Interview

Jean de Rivières

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

View on turning pages
View online
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?

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages
View online
48 Promotional feature

IdeAttack

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

View on turning pages
View online
50 Immersive Design

Controversial Topics

Scott A Lukas delves into the world of dark and disturbing topics in themed and immersive spaces

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages
View online
60 Promotional feature

Visitor Attraction Expo

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

View on turning pages
View online
62 Show Report

SATE 2015

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

View on turning pages
View online
66 Planetariums

Planetariums: the Next 20 Years

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

View on turning pages
View online
70 Mystery Shopper

Igniting Imagination

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

View on turning pages
View online
74 Promotional feature

Simworx

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

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages
View online
84 Profile

Juliana Delaney

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

View on turning pages
View online
90 Waterparks

Crystal Waters

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

View on turning pages
View online
92 Promotional feature

Polin

Leading the way in Waterslide Design and Manufacturing

View on turning pages

94 Ticketing

Ahead of the Game

How advantageous is it to offer advance tickets online? We ask the industry experts

View on turning pages
View online
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

View on turning pages
View online
102 Rides

The Ride Makers

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

View on turning pages
View online
108 Promotional feature

3M

Reinvent the visitor experience with multi-touch AV

View on turning pages
View online
110 Show Preview

IAAPA Show

What’s new from suppliers on the show floor in Orlando

View on turning pages
View online
LATEST NEWS
New IAAPA chair Amanda Thompson targets progress on safety and sustainability
The development of a global safety standard for the attractions industry is high on the wish list of incoming IAAPA chair Amanda Thompson, whose tenure begins today (Tuesday 19 November).
IAAPA 2019: 40,0000 gather in Orlando for record-breaking attractions expo
More than 40,000 people from over 100 countries are descending on Orlando, Florida, ahead of the largest visitor attractions show of the year – the IAAPA Expo.
V&A appoints Gus Casely-Hayford as first director of V&A East
Gus Casely-Hayford, the British curator, cultural historian, broadcaster and lecturer, has been named as the inaugural director of V&A East – the museum's new expansion project scheduled to open in London in 2023.
Connecticut aquarium starts work on new seal display and 4D theatre
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is set to undergo expansion, with a large seal exhibit and 4D movie theatre to open at the attraction in 2020.
Immersive, sustainable and meeting evolving expectations – outgoing IAAPA chair David Rosenberg on the future of the attractions industry
It's been a busy, exciting and often inspiring year for David Rosenberg as IAAPA chair.
Six major art museums offer curatorial training to students from underrepresented backgrounds
Twelve new students have been enrolled in the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship programme, with the selected entrants to be given specialised training and mentoring from six high profile art museums in the US.
Rain-hit Q3 slows SeaWorld progress, but annual finances remain on track as new CEO is appointed
Unfavourable weather conditions, shifts in the calendar and an overspend on certain marketing activities, have all contributed to 'disappointing' Q3 financial results for SeaWorld.
Cedar Fair on course for 'best year' after Q3 results reflect 'strong' consumer demand
North American theme park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks and five water parks in the territory, has filed Q3 and year- to-date financial results that show increased revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, but reduced net income.
TEA award winner Railton partners with Scott Ault to create RED: Railton Entertainment Design
Entertainment Design Corporation, the design firm run by award-winning designer Jeremy Railton for 25 years, has changed its name to reflect his name and legacy, becoming known as RED (Railton Entertainment Design).
Merlin enters agreement to build a Legoland resort in Shanghai
Shanghai is to become a major theme park destination, with a proposed new Legoland park, expected to open after 2023, projected to be one of the largest Legoland Resorts in the world.
Triple Five eyes 'world's largest' shopping and entertainment complex in Saudi deal
Arabian Dream Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Triple Five Worldwide, which owns the three largest shopping and entertainment centres in North America, is to help develop what is being described as the world's largest such complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Puy du Fou signals further international expansion with China contract
French historical theme park Puy du Fou is continuing its international expansion, with the imminent signing of a contract to build a new attraction in China.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [more...]
Triotech

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

ProSlide appoints Chantal Theoret as director of global marketing
ProSlide Technology has appointed Chantal Theoret as its new director of global marketing. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Simworx - The power to move you…
Simworx is acknowledged as one of the world’s leaders in the supply of 4D Effects Cinemas and Motion Simulation Attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Aladdin - The Bachelor Party VR – Red Raion
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

18-22 Nov 2019

IAAPA Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
14-16 Jan 2020

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2019

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