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Attractions Management 2017 issue 4
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9 Editor’s letter

Science of attraction design

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
14 People profile

Sir David Attenborough

Making documentaries at the American Museum of Natural History
16 People profile

Tedi Asher

Bringing a neuroscience perspective to the visitor experience at PEM
18 People profile

Chester Osborn

Australia's d'Arenberg wine is opening a brand home and restaurant
20 Science Centres news

Science North to develop Guangzhou centre

Barack Obama’s former White House science and technology chief of staff, Cristin Dorgelo, has been named the new president and CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
21 Visitor Attractions news

Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020

Amanda Thompson OBE will become only the third woman to chair IAAPA in its 100- year history, after the global attractions body announced the Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director would take over in 2020
23 Theme Parks news

Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids

Merlin’s Legoland resort in Florida is donating 20,000 tickets to children in the state affected by Hurricane Irma, representing the largest ticket giveaway in the park’s history
24 Waterparks news

Launch nears for Omani waterpark

Oman’s first waterpark development is on course for its December launch, authorities have confirmed
27 Museums & Galleries news

Asian Art Museum to get $90m makeover

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum has unveiled a $90m (€77m, £67m) plan to transform the institution
29 Heritage news

Mexico police team to tackle looting

Mexico’s police force has created a new federal division dedicated to protecting the country’s cultural heritage, with the aim of tackling theft, the looting of historic artefacts and trafficking of such items
30 Zoos & Aquariums news

Cage-free zoo approved for Sydney

Plans to develop a second zoo in Sydney, Australia, have been given the go-ahead after local government officials granted planning permission to the AU$36m ($29m, €24m, £21m) “cage free” project in Bungarribee
32 Technology news

Interactive colour editing from Disney

Disney’s research and development arm has come up with a new way to interact with art – creating an augmented reality application that allows users to recolour paintings
36 Interview

Jane Cooper

We talked to Jane Cooper, COO and president of Herschend Family Entertainment, about the company portfolio and all things Dollywood
40 Ask an expert

Creating Your Own IP

With global IPs evermore present in parks, is there still room for original story worlds? We asked the experts
44 Promotional feature

Simworx

Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology
46 Mystery shopper

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Alice Davis took a trip to London’s newest attraction, the Postal Museum and Mail Rail
52 Analysis: Part 8

The Attractions Business

In the final part of the series, consultant David Camp weighs up the pros and cons of operating an attraction
On the cover: at the American Museum of Natural History
56 Promotional feature

Polin

Polin Waterparks presents new gaming technologies and products
58 New openings

Z is for Zeitz

The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first major modern art museum, has opened in Cape Town
64 Ride safety

Humanly Possible

Researcher Kathryn Woodcock on the role of guests in amusement ride safety and human factors in attractions design
68 Expos

Pure Energy

BRC’s Christian Lachel reflects on the recent expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, and shares his takeaways for Expo 2020 Dubai
74 Promotional feature

Alterface

Alterface launches the Erratic Ride, the first non-linear interactive mixed media ride on the market
76 Top team

Good Reef!

Meet the team behind Cairns Aquarium and reef research centre, dedicated to life of the adjoining Great Barrier Reef
82 Themed design

Making Sense

Industry experts Joel Beckerman, Gordon Grice and Scott A Lukas share their thoughts on effective multi-sensory design
88 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

Changing the game in China with the Evergrande Fairytale Theme Park
90 Galleries

MACAN Impression

Museum MACAN director Aaron Seeto on Jakarta’s first contemporary art museum
96 Planetariums

Ten out of Ten

A planetarium upgrade at Telus World of Science in Canada is set to become the first to offer a 10K resolution experience
100 Museums

Lights, Camera, Interaction!

Visitors demand evermore participatory attractions. In response, museums are evolving from passive experiences to immersive, interactive adventures
104 Show report

Beyond the Screen

Christine Kerr filed this report from the TEA’s SATE conference in Los Angeles
110 Show preview

IAAPA Attractions Expo

Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA in Orlando
114 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
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IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2017 issue 4
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
9 Editor’s letter

Science of attraction design

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
14 People profile

Sir David Attenborough

Making documentaries at the American Museum of Natural History
16 People profile

Tedi Asher

Bringing a neuroscience perspective to the visitor experience at PEM
18 People profile

Chester Osborn

Australia's d'Arenberg wine is opening a brand home and restaurant
20 Science Centres news

Science North to develop Guangzhou centre

Barack Obama’s former White House science and technology chief of staff, Cristin Dorgelo, has been named the new president and CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
21 Visitor Attractions news

Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020

Amanda Thompson OBE will become only the third woman to chair IAAPA in its 100- year history, after the global attractions body announced the Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director would take over in 2020
23 Theme Parks news

Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids

Merlin’s Legoland resort in Florida is donating 20,000 tickets to children in the state affected by Hurricane Irma, representing the largest ticket giveaway in the park’s history
24 Waterparks news

Launch nears for Omani waterpark

Oman’s first waterpark development is on course for its December launch, authorities have confirmed
27 Museums & Galleries news

Asian Art Museum to get $90m makeover

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum has unveiled a $90m (€77m, £67m) plan to transform the institution
29 Heritage news

Mexico police team to tackle looting

Mexico’s police force has created a new federal division dedicated to protecting the country’s cultural heritage, with the aim of tackling theft, the looting of historic artefacts and trafficking of such items
30 Zoos & Aquariums news

Cage-free zoo approved for Sydney

Plans to develop a second zoo in Sydney, Australia, have been given the go-ahead after local government officials granted planning permission to the AU$36m ($29m, €24m, £21m) “cage free” project in Bungarribee
32 Technology news

Interactive colour editing from Disney

Disney’s research and development arm has come up with a new way to interact with art – creating an augmented reality application that allows users to recolour paintings
36 Interview

Jane Cooper

We talked to Jane Cooper, COO and president of Herschend Family Entertainment, about the company portfolio and all things Dollywood
40 Ask an expert

Creating Your Own IP

With global IPs evermore present in parks, is there still room for original story worlds? We asked the experts
44 Promotional feature

Simworx

Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology
46 Mystery shopper

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Alice Davis took a trip to London’s newest attraction, the Postal Museum and Mail Rail
52 Analysis: Part 8

The Attractions Business

In the final part of the series, consultant David Camp weighs up the pros and cons of operating an attraction
On the cover: at the American Museum of Natural History
56 Promotional feature

Polin

Polin Waterparks presents new gaming technologies and products
58 New openings

Z is for Zeitz

The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first major modern art museum, has opened in Cape Town
64 Ride safety

Humanly Possible

Researcher Kathryn Woodcock on the role of guests in amusement ride safety and human factors in attractions design
68 Expos

Pure Energy

BRC’s Christian Lachel reflects on the recent expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, and shares his takeaways for Expo 2020 Dubai
74 Promotional feature

Alterface

Alterface launches the Erratic Ride, the first non-linear interactive mixed media ride on the market
76 Top team

Good Reef!

Meet the team behind Cairns Aquarium and reef research centre, dedicated to life of the adjoining Great Barrier Reef
82 Themed design

Making Sense

Industry experts Joel Beckerman, Gordon Grice and Scott A Lukas share their thoughts on effective multi-sensory design
88 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

Changing the game in China with the Evergrande Fairytale Theme Park
90 Galleries

MACAN Impression

Museum MACAN director Aaron Seeto on Jakarta’s first contemporary art museum
96 Planetariums

Ten out of Ten

A planetarium upgrade at Telus World of Science in Canada is set to become the first to offer a 10K resolution experience
100 Museums

Lights, Camera, Interaction!

Visitors demand evermore participatory attractions. In response, museums are evolving from passive experiences to immersive, interactive adventures
104 Show report

Beyond the Screen

Christine Kerr filed this report from the TEA’s SATE conference in Los Angeles
110 Show preview

IAAPA Attractions Expo

Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA in Orlando
114 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
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'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.
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.
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COMPANY PROFILE
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [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 - Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction – Red Raion
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
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

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

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