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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
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting [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: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
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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
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.
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
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [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: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
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

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

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