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5 Editor’s letter

Disney hospitals

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
10 People profile

Chris Hemsworth

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

Bear Grylls

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

Stephen Manion

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

David Pearl

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

Buddy Dyer

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

Science Centres

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

Waterparks

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

Bob White

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

Opening Doors

This year’s hottest global launches
58 Rides

Launching Coasters

Ride makers share some of their key coaster openings this year
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
68 Heritage

Lofty Ideals

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

Under the Weather

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

Andreas Andersen

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

Think Big

Liseberg CEO Andreas Andersen reveals details of the park’s €200m expansion
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
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!
96 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers on their latest product launches
COMPANY PROFILE
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [more...]
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EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
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Attractions Management 2018 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor’s letter

Disney hospitals

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
10 People profile

Chris Hemsworth

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

Bear Grylls

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

Stephen Manion

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

David Pearl

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

Buddy Dyer

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

Science Centres

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

Waterparks

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

Bob White

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

Opening Doors

This year’s hottest global launches
58 Rides

Launching Coasters

Ride makers share some of their key coaster openings this year
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
68 Heritage

Lofty Ideals

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

Under the Weather

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

Andreas Andersen

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

Think Big

Liseberg CEO Andreas Andersen reveals details of the park’s €200m expansion
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
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!
96 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers on 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
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [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

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:
Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2018 – Red Raion
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  
 


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