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Attractions Management 2016 issue 3
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7 Editor’s Letter

Place-Shifting

Technology is giving us the power to Place-Shift experiences to create on-demand, immersive attractions in any location
12 People profiles

Björk musician

The Icelandic singer is using VR to connect with her audience
14 People profiles

Mark Godfrey

Senior curator at the Tate Modern on the museum's new extension
18 People profiles

Jean-François Clervoy

ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy on the important role of science centres
21 People profiles

Reinhold Messner

Mountaineer Reinhold Messner has opened a series of six museums in northern Italy
24 People profiles

Ollie Dabbous

Michelin starred chef, Ollie Dabbous, is getting his teeth into a charity-led project at London Zoo
26 Science Centres news

Work starts on Orange Coast planetarium

Ground has been broken on a $16.4m (£12.6m, €14.8m) planetarium development for the Orange Coast College (OCC) in Costa Mesa, California
27 Visitor Attractions news

David Willrich named new president of TEA

David Willrich is to succeed Steve Birket as president of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) following a unanimous decision by the body’s board for him to lead the organisation
28 Waterparks news

Schlitterbahn death shocks industry

The waterpark industry was left reeling after the death of a 10-year-old boy on 7 August
30 Theme Parks news

London Paramount director quits project

One of London Paramount’s prominent figureheads has walked away from the project, giving no reason for his departure
32 Museums & Galleries news

Michael Jordan gives $5m to US museum

Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan has shown his philanthropic side, donating $5m (£3.8m, €4.5m) to the Smithsonian’s upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC
34 Heritage news

English Heritage lobbies for jousting

English Heritage has launched a campaign to turn one of its most popular summertime events into a fully-fledged Olympic sport, with the cultural body lobbying to get jousting recognised
36 Zoos & Aquariums news

Fresno Zoo expansion boosts numbers

Since opening its $57m (£43.7m, €51.5m) African Adventure, California’s Fresno Chaffee Zoo has experienced a 40 per cent upturn in attendance – and that’s only the start according to the zoo’s CEO and director, Scott Barton
38 Technology news

Lotte develops VR for South Korea gov’t

Lotte World – South Korea’s largest indoor theme park – is set to lead a consortium of 12 companies tasked with developing a virtual reality (VR) theme park programme
On the cover: Bringing VR to the masses
40 Interview

Joel Manby

It’s been an eventful ride for SeaWorld. Will CEO Joel Manby’s honesty and radical decisions be enough to save the company?
46 Science Centres

Diversify + Unify

At the Ecsite Annual Conference, we learned how science centres must do more to promote and facilitate inclusive societies
50 Analysis

TEA/AECOM 2015 Theme Index

Interpreting industry attendance data
56 Promotional Feature

EAS

The attractions industry is set to descend upon one of Europe’s most inspiring cities – Barcelona. And if it’s inspiration you’re looking for, the Euro Attractions Show is the place
58 Theme Parks

Desert Operations

On the brink of an entertainment revolution, Dubai looks forward to three major theme park openings. Attractions Management caught up with key decision- makers from the upcoming attractions
66 Mystery Shopper

Disney Delights

Disneyland Shanghai is the company’s first new theme park resort since 2005 and its biggest investment to date. TEA president-elect David Willrich went undercover to find out what Disney’s doing differently
72 Analysis

Part 3 - Benchmarking

Consultant David Camp asks how we measure success as he focuses on benchmarking and market penetration rates in part three of the series
76 Opinion

Media Frenzy

Is it time for media-based rides to raise their game? Gavin and Jason Fox, creative directors from Oscar-winning special effects studio Framestore, believe Hollywood-standard content is the next step for the industry
80 AV & Multimedia

Image Conscious

The latest AV projects, from the Flying Aces rollercoaster to a Rolling Stones exhibition
86 Attractions-kit.net

Let the Good Times Roll

Waterpark news ahead of the WWA Show
88 Attractions-kit.net

Euro Attractions Show

News from the EAS trade show floor
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Attractions Management 2016 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s Letter

Place-Shifting

Technology is giving us the power to Place-Shift experiences to create on-demand, immersive attractions in any location
12 People profiles

Björk musician

The Icelandic singer is using VR to connect with her audience
14 People profiles

Mark Godfrey

Senior curator at the Tate Modern on the museum's new extension
18 People profiles

Jean-François Clervoy

ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy on the important role of science centres
21 People profiles

Reinhold Messner

Mountaineer Reinhold Messner has opened a series of six museums in northern Italy
24 People profiles

Ollie Dabbous

Michelin starred chef, Ollie Dabbous, is getting his teeth into a charity-led project at London Zoo
26 Science Centres news

Work starts on Orange Coast planetarium

Ground has been broken on a $16.4m (£12.6m, €14.8m) planetarium development for the Orange Coast College (OCC) in Costa Mesa, California
27 Visitor Attractions news

David Willrich named new president of TEA

David Willrich is to succeed Steve Birket as president of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) following a unanimous decision by the body’s board for him to lead the organisation
28 Waterparks news

Schlitterbahn death shocks industry

The waterpark industry was left reeling after the death of a 10-year-old boy on 7 August
30 Theme Parks news

London Paramount director quits project

One of London Paramount’s prominent figureheads has walked away from the project, giving no reason for his departure
32 Museums & Galleries news

Michael Jordan gives $5m to US museum

Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan has shown his philanthropic side, donating $5m (£3.8m, €4.5m) to the Smithsonian’s upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC
34 Heritage news

English Heritage lobbies for jousting

English Heritage has launched a campaign to turn one of its most popular summertime events into a fully-fledged Olympic sport, with the cultural body lobbying to get jousting recognised
36 Zoos & Aquariums news

Fresno Zoo expansion boosts numbers

Since opening its $57m (£43.7m, €51.5m) African Adventure, California’s Fresno Chaffee Zoo has experienced a 40 per cent upturn in attendance – and that’s only the start according to the zoo’s CEO and director, Scott Barton
38 Technology news

Lotte develops VR for South Korea gov’t

Lotte World – South Korea’s largest indoor theme park – is set to lead a consortium of 12 companies tasked with developing a virtual reality (VR) theme park programme
On the cover: Bringing VR to the masses
40 Interview

Joel Manby

It’s been an eventful ride for SeaWorld. Will CEO Joel Manby’s honesty and radical decisions be enough to save the company?
46 Science Centres

Diversify + Unify

At the Ecsite Annual Conference, we learned how science centres must do more to promote and facilitate inclusive societies
50 Analysis

TEA/AECOM 2015 Theme Index

Interpreting industry attendance data
56 Promotional Feature

EAS

The attractions industry is set to descend upon one of Europe’s most inspiring cities – Barcelona. And if it’s inspiration you’re looking for, the Euro Attractions Show is the place
58 Theme Parks

Desert Operations

On the brink of an entertainment revolution, Dubai looks forward to three major theme park openings. Attractions Management caught up with key decision- makers from the upcoming attractions
66 Mystery Shopper

Disney Delights

Disneyland Shanghai is the company’s first new theme park resort since 2005 and its biggest investment to date. TEA president-elect David Willrich went undercover to find out what Disney’s doing differently
72 Analysis

Part 3 - Benchmarking

Consultant David Camp asks how we measure success as he focuses on benchmarking and market penetration rates in part three of the series
76 Opinion

Media Frenzy

Is it time for media-based rides to raise their game? Gavin and Jason Fox, creative directors from Oscar-winning special effects studio Framestore, believe Hollywood-standard content is the next step for the industry
80 AV & Multimedia

Image Conscious

The latest AV projects, from the Flying Aces rollercoaster to a Rolling Stones exhibition
86 Attractions-kit.net

Let the Good Times Roll

Waterpark news ahead of the WWA Show
88 Attractions-kit.net

Euro Attractions Show

News from the EAS trade show floor
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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.
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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
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [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:
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
+ 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  
 


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