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Attractions Management 2018 issue 1
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5 Editor’s letter

Disney hospitals

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 

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10 People profile

Chris Hemsworth

The movie star is working with the Australian tourism board to promote his home nation

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12 People profile

Bear Grylls

The high-adrenaline adventure attraction is imminent, brought to you by the survival expert and Merlin Entertainments

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14 People profile

Stephen Manion

Behind the scenes of the historic Arundel Castle on its 950th birthday

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18 People profile

David Pearl

What happens when you combine opera, improv and a museum late?

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20 People profile

Buddy Dyer

We caught up with the mayor of Orlando to discuss the city and its booming tourism market

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22 Science Centres news

World’s largest planetarium opens doors

A 150-year-old gas storage facility on St Petersburg’s Obvodny Canal, Russia, has recently been transformed into a record-breaking new planetarium facility

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22 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Heureka's Mikko Myllykoski calls on the science engagement community to 'collide creatively' at Ecsite 

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23 Visitor Attractions news

Ski and storytelling create unique experience

One of Finland’s most popular ski resorts is combining winter sport with storytelling experiences, creating a unique escape room-style game as it seeks to attract new audiences to the snowy destination

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24 Theme Parks news

DXB plans $1.15bn finance restructure

DXB Entertainments – the operator of Dubai Parks and Resorts – is planning to restructure a debt of $1.15bn as the attraction continues to struggle after to meet forecast attendance on visitor numbers

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26 Waterparks news

Six Flags targets waterpark acquisitions

Six Flags is planning to increase its attractions portfolio in 2018, after revealing discussions with a number of potential new partners as its waterpark acquisition strategy starts to pick up steam

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26 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

More water leisure operators are investing in becoming more accessible, writes WWA's Aleatha Ezra

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29 Museums & Galleries news

‘Lates’ worth £10m a year to UK museums

A new study which investigates the effects of “museum lates” has revealed that after-hours events generate nearly £10m in ticket revenue for British museums and galleries each year

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30 Heritage news

Plan for Liverpool as heritage status challenged

In a bid to protect its World Heritage status, the City of Liverpool and Historic England have drawn up a heritage action plan, created to navigate the threat posed by a proposed development of the city’s waterfront, which could see it struck from the UNESCO register

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33 Zoos & Aquariums news

Sarasota aquarium project seeks funds

A fundraising campaign has been launched following the announcement of proposals for a $130m redevelopment of an existing aquarium in Sarasota, Florida

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33 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

Species survival expert Bill Robichaud shares the trials of the saola and what zoos are doing to save this near-extinct creature

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On the cover: Survivalist launches new Merlin midway
34 Technology news

Samsung patents flying screen device

Samsung has patented a display that flies around and responds to and can be controlled by eye movements and voices

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36 Interview

Bob White

Bob White, COO of Village Roadshow, on weathering a dip in attendance and keeping his eyes on investment and expansion

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42 Talking point

Can Attractions Eliminate Single-Use Plastic?

With the issue of plastic pollution more pressing than ever, we ask whether attractions could ban single-use plastics

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46 New opening

Opening Doors

This year’s hottest global launches

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58 Rides

Launching Coasters

Ride makers share some of their key coaster openings this year

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62 Inclusivity

Open to All

Kath Hudson reports on some inspiring initiatives to help include people who face physical, social or economic obstacles to visiting attractions

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68 Heritage

Lofty Ideals

Westminster Abbey is getting an attic conversion of sorts. We found out more

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72 Waterparks

Under the Weather

Meet the team who helped bring Epic Waters to fruition – an undercover Texas waterpark on an epic scale

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80 Profile

Andreas Andersen

IAAPA’s new chair Andreas Andersen sat down with Tom Anstey to talk about industry growth, sustainability – and queueing

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84 Theme Parks

Think Big

Liseberg CEO Andreas Andersen reveals details of the park’s €200m expansion

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86 Sponsored briefing

Protecting Your Visitor Attraction

In part one of a three-part series, NW Security Group’s Nigel Peers looks at UK government guidance on crowded places

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90 Themed design

The Story Builders

Disney’s Joe Rohde and Scott Trowbridge and Universal’s Thierry Coup reveal the secrets of their trade – well, some of them!

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96 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers on their latest product launches

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COMPANY PROFILES
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe is owned and produced by IAAPA, The Global Association for the Attractions Industr [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
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VIDEO GALLERY

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems - Experience the experience
Have you ever wondered how the fun is created? Polin Waterparks is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks and water play attractions. Find out more...
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08 Oct 2020

VAC 2020 (The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions)

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Pinggu, Beijing, China
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2018 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor’s letter

Disney hospitals

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 

View on turning pages
View online
10 People profile

Chris Hemsworth

The movie star is working with the Australian tourism board to promote his home nation

View on turning pages
View online
12 People profile

Bear Grylls

The high-adrenaline adventure attraction is imminent, brought to you by the survival expert and Merlin Entertainments

View on turning pages
View online
14 People profile

Stephen Manion

Behind the scenes of the historic Arundel Castle on its 950th birthday

View on turning pages
View online
18 People profile

David Pearl

What happens when you combine opera, improv and a museum late?

View on turning pages
View online
20 People profile

Buddy Dyer

We caught up with the mayor of Orlando to discuss the city and its booming tourism market

View on turning pages
View online
22 Science Centres news

World’s largest planetarium opens doors

A 150-year-old gas storage facility on St Petersburg’s Obvodny Canal, Russia, has recently been transformed into a record-breaking new planetarium facility

View on turning pages

22 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Heureka's Mikko Myllykoski calls on the science engagement community to 'collide creatively' at Ecsite 

View on turning pages
View online
23 Visitor Attractions news

Ski and storytelling create unique experience

One of Finland’s most popular ski resorts is combining winter sport with storytelling experiences, creating a unique escape room-style game as it seeks to attract new audiences to the snowy destination

View on turning pages

24 Theme Parks news

DXB plans $1.15bn finance restructure

DXB Entertainments – the operator of Dubai Parks and Resorts – is planning to restructure a debt of $1.15bn as the attraction continues to struggle after to meet forecast attendance on visitor numbers

View on turning pages

26 Waterparks news

Six Flags targets waterpark acquisitions

Six Flags is planning to increase its attractions portfolio in 2018, after revealing discussions with a number of potential new partners as its waterpark acquisition strategy starts to pick up steam

View on turning pages

26 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

More water leisure operators are investing in becoming more accessible, writes WWA's Aleatha Ezra

View on turning pages
View online
29 Museums & Galleries news

‘Lates’ worth £10m a year to UK museums

A new study which investigates the effects of “museum lates” has revealed that after-hours events generate nearly £10m in ticket revenue for British museums and galleries each year

View on turning pages

30 Heritage news

Plan for Liverpool as heritage status challenged

In a bid to protect its World Heritage status, the City of Liverpool and Historic England have drawn up a heritage action plan, created to navigate the threat posed by a proposed development of the city’s waterfront, which could see it struck from the UNESCO register

View on turning pages

33 Zoos & Aquariums news

Sarasota aquarium project seeks funds

A fundraising campaign has been launched following the announcement of proposals for a $130m redevelopment of an existing aquarium in Sarasota, Florida

View on turning pages

33 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

Species survival expert Bill Robichaud shares the trials of the saola and what zoos are doing to save this near-extinct creature

View on turning pages
View online
On the cover: Survivalist launches new Merlin midway
34 Technology news

Samsung patents flying screen device

Samsung has patented a display that flies around and responds to and can be controlled by eye movements and voices

View on turning pages

36 Interview

Bob White

Bob White, COO of Village Roadshow, on weathering a dip in attendance and keeping his eyes on investment and expansion

View on turning pages
View online
42 Talking point

Can Attractions Eliminate Single-Use Plastic?

With the issue of plastic pollution more pressing than ever, we ask whether attractions could ban single-use plastics

View on turning pages
View online
46 New opening

Opening Doors

This year’s hottest global launches

View on turning pages
View online
58 Rides

Launching Coasters

Ride makers share some of their key coaster openings this year

View on turning pages
View online
62 Inclusivity

Open to All

Kath Hudson reports on some inspiring initiatives to help include people who face physical, social or economic obstacles to visiting attractions

View on turning pages
View online
68 Heritage

Lofty Ideals

Westminster Abbey is getting an attic conversion of sorts. We found out more

View on turning pages
View online
72 Waterparks

Under the Weather

Meet the team who helped bring Epic Waters to fruition – an undercover Texas waterpark on an epic scale

View on turning pages
View online
80 Profile

Andreas Andersen

IAAPA’s new chair Andreas Andersen sat down with Tom Anstey to talk about industry growth, sustainability – and queueing

View on turning pages
View online
84 Theme Parks

Think Big

Liseberg CEO Andreas Andersen reveals details of the park’s €200m expansion

View on turning pages
View online
86 Sponsored briefing

Protecting Your Visitor Attraction

In part one of a three-part series, NW Security Group’s Nigel Peers looks at UK government guidance on crowded places

View on turning pages
View online
90 Themed design

The Story Builders

Disney’s Joe Rohde and Scott Trowbridge and Universal’s Thierry Coup reveal the secrets of their trade – well, some of them!

View on turning pages
View online
96 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers on their latest product launches

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View online
LATEST NEWS
COVID-19 stimulus package – VAT cut for hospitality, companies to get apprenticeship funding
The hospitality and attractions sectors will benefit from a temporary cut to VAT as part of stimulus measures announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Eureka! reveals new designs for Eureka! Mersey – construction to begin in 2021
New concept designs and visuals have been released for the Eureka! Mersey project – a £11.75m children's visitor attraction being developed in Liverpool, UK.
Thermal project set to ‘redefine city wellbeing’ on track for 2023 opening
Global wellbeing organisation, Therme Group, has confirmed its 28-acre wellbeing project in the UK is on track to begin construction.
BIG creates spiral museum for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet
Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet will open a museum celebrating the company history next month (June 2020).
Israel's tourism industry begins gradual relaunch – some hotels given green light to open
Hotels and accommodations in Israel with ground floor rooms have been given permission to reopen for business – but only for domestic tourism.
Disney places 100,000 workers on unpaid leave – plans to save US$500m a month
Walt Disney is set to stop paying more than 100,000 of its theme park and hotel workers as the entertainment giant struggles with coronavirus closures.
Future of Canada's oldest aquarium 'under threat' due to coronavirus shutdown
Vancouver Aquarium is in danger of having to close its doors permanently, due to a collapse in revenues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tourism Society emergency meeting addresses impact of delayed lockdown on tourism industry
The Tourism Society scheduled an emergency meeting on Wednesday 15 April to discuss breaking news relating to lockdown timings.
Tourism industry must lead and inspire, says Ken Robinson
Coronavirus is devastating for the tourism and leisure sectors globally. For now, the focus is on business ‘discontinuity’, the impact of the pandemic on our employees and their families, whether and how companies will survive and when the viable resumption of activity will be possible.
National Geographic Museum creates virtual tour of Jane Goodall exhibition during lockdown
The National Geographic Museum in Washington DC, US, has developed its first ever virtual tour of an exhibition, offering the public the opportunity "visit" even while the institution remains shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CAVU Designwerks appoints Nathan Jones as chief operating officer
Nathan Jones has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief operating officer at CAVU Designwerks.
Longleat's Lord Bath dies from COVID-19
The attractions industry has lost one of its personalities with the passing of Lord Bath, the owner of Longleat Safari Park in the UK, who died on Saturday 4 April aged 87 after contracting the coronavirus.
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COMPANY PROFILES
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe is owned and produced by IAAPA, The Global Association for the Attractions Industr [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
+ More profiles  
VIDEO GALLERY

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems - Experience the experience
Have you ever wondered how the fun is created? Polin Waterparks is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks and water play attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

08 Oct 2020

VAC 2020 (The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions)

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
17-23 Oct 2020

World Leisure Congress 2020

Pinggu, Beijing, China
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2020

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
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