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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...]
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

How two water rides are creating refreshing adventures in Vietnam’s biggest theme park
Aiming to become a top entertainment destination in southern Vietnam for both domestic and international tourists, VinWonders Phú Quốc opened in 2021 as the biggest theme park in the country. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
Last July 7th, Red Raion took part in the opening event of FICO Eataly World, the Italian theme park dedicated to food - the only one worldwide! Find out more...
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Attractions Management 2015 issue 4
Download PDF
View digital edition
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Customer Engagement

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

View in digital edition
View online
12 People profiles

Brent Bushnell

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
View online
60 Promotional feature

Visitor Attraction Expo

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

View in digital edition
View online
62 Show Report

SATE 2015

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

View in digital edition
View online
66 Planetariums

Planetariums: the Next 20 Years

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

View in digital edition
View online
70 Mystery Shopper

Igniting Imagination

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

View in digital edition
View online
74 Promotional feature

Simworx

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition
View online
84 Profile

Juliana Delaney

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

View in digital edition
View online
90 Waterparks

Crystal Waters

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

View in digital edition
View online
92 Promotional feature

Polin

Leading the way in Waterslide Design and Manufacturing

View in digital edition

94 Ticketing

Ahead of the Game

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
View online
108 Promotional feature

3M

Reinvent the visitor experience with multi-touch AV

View in digital edition
View online
110 Show Preview

IAAPA Show

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

View in digital edition
View online
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“We finally have a space worthy of our collection”: V&A launches huge new Photography Centre
Coronation Street experience gets investment ahead of reopening
The popular Coronation Street Tour in Manchester, UK, has been expanded into a brand new visitor attraction that will open to the public next month.
NWTO: Mountain tourism now accounts for up to 16 per cent of international tourist arrivals
Mountain tourism represents between nine and 16 per cent of all international tourist arrivals worldwide as people head for sport, health and wellbeing travel.
Vikings gather for TEA’s SATE Europe conference at Europa-Park
Therme Group planning flagship US facility in Washington DC
Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group US and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser have signed a deal to work together toward identifying a site for a new Therme facility.
RWS reveals new name, creates a 'powerhouse team' with JRA, Ted and ARC
RWS Entertainment Group, based in New York City, has relaunched as RWS Global to create one 'powerhouse team'.
Ukrainian war museum among winners of Museums + Heritage Awards
The winners of this year's Museums + Heritage Awards have been revealed, with the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War receiving a Judges’ Special Recognition Award for "documenting history in real- time".
Ecorecreo reveals more details about Aquarium de Montréal
A 'world-class' aquarium, offering visitors 'spectacular habitats' and unique, immersive exhibits will open in Canada in 2024.
Countdown begins for the opening of the world's largest multi-species aquarium in Abu Dhabi
Set to launch on 23 May, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will feature eight different realms offering immersive experiences – as well as dynamic habitats housing different species together, as they are in their natural habitat.
Bjarke Ingels among finalists chosen in design competition for National Museum of the United States Navy
Five prominent architectural practices have revealed their designs for the planned new National Museum of the United States Navy.
Young V&A, designed with and for young people, to open in July
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Universal Parks & Resorts rebrands as Universal Destinations & Experiences
Universal Parks & Resorts has undergone a rebrand to "better reflect" the changing nature of its offerings.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

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

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

How two water rides are creating refreshing adventures in Vietnam’s biggest theme park
Aiming to become a top entertainment destination in southern Vietnam for both domestic and international tourists, VinWonders Phú Quốc opened in 2021 as the biggest theme park in the country. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
Last July 7th, Red Raion took part in the opening event of FICO Eataly World, the Italian theme park dedicated to food - the only one worldwide! Find out more...
More videos:
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

24-26 Oct 2023

ASEAN Pool & Spa Expo

IMPACT Exhibition Centre, Thailand
24-27 Oct 2023

Synergy - The Retreat Show

Palmaïa, The House of Aia, Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+ More diary  
 


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©Cybertrek 2023

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