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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
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [more...]
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IAAPA helps move leisure and attractions industry forward with IAAPA Expo Europe
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2018 issue 1
Download PDF
View digital edition
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor’s letter

Disney hospitals

Liz Terry shares her thoughts 

View in digital edition
View online
10 People profile

Chris Hemsworth

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition
View online
14 People profile

Stephen Manion

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

View in digital edition
View online
18 People profile

David Pearl

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition

22 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

26 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition

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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
View online
46 New opening

Opening Doors

This year’s hottest global launches

View in digital edition
View online
58 Rides

Launching Coasters

Ride makers share some of their key coaster openings this year

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition
View online
68 Heritage

Lofty Ideals

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
View online
84 Theme Parks

Think Big

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

View in digital edition
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 in digital edition
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 in digital edition
View online
96 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers on their latest product launches

View in digital edition
View online
LATEST NEWS
Therme Group to expand global footprint with waterfront wellbeing resort in Toronto
Global wellbeing organisation, Therme Group, has today announced plans for a CAN$350m (€236.3m, £201.8m, US$280.8m) wellbeing resort in Toronto, Canada, at Ontario Place.
Jorvik's global art project will connect 14 cities
The Jorvik Group has launched a major global art project which will connect 14 cities around the world.
Disney World show goes gender-neutral
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida has changed some of its messaging as part of a strategy to become more inclusive to all guests.
IAAPA launches 'digital pass' to encourage delegates to take part virtually
IAAPA is offering visitor attractions, museums and theme park industry professionals the opportunity to take part in its annual events – even if they can't make it to the shows in person.
IAAPA joins calls to ease border entry restrictions in the US and to revive tourism sector
IAAPA has joined a range of US travel and tourism trade organisations in calling for the lifting of border entry restrictions and to help revive the visitor flow into the country.
Merlin hits the market with surge of new openings
Merlin Entertainments has been busy with a raft of new openings and future project announcements, as the global visitor attractions industry begins to emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
Saudi Arabia offers US$133m in loans to create 50 new attractions
Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has pledged to provide SAR500m (US$133m, €112m, £96m) worth of loans to companies, in order to create new attractions and entertainment projects in the country.
Hong Kong's Ocean Park opens Water World with 27 new outdoor and indoor attractions
Ocean Park has launched a wide range of new water attractions – including Hong Kong's first ever indoor wave pool.
Kengo Kuma-designed Hans Christian Andersen House opens in city of Odense
The new H.C. Andersen House, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has opened its doors to visitors in the Danish city of Odense.
Secret Cinema does Bridgerton tie-up with Netflix
Attractions Management understands that immersive entertainment specialist, Secret Cinema, has partnered with streaming giant Netflix to host a Bridgerton ball at a location later this year.
First full-scale franchised Madame Tussauds to open in Budapest during 2022
Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to open a new Madame Tussauds in the heart of Hungarian capital city Budapest in early 2022.
Merlin to take Legoland Discovery Centres to Belgium with deal for Brussels site
Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to open a Legoland Discovery Centre in the Belgian capital city Brussels.
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COMPANY PROFILES
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

IAAPA helps move leisure and attractions industry forward with IAAPA Expo Europe
As the leisure and attractions industry continues to recover and look to the future, IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, is moving forward with plans to host IAAPA Expo Europe this September. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

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28-30 Sep 2021

International Wellness Tourism Conference

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami, United States
01-07 Dec 2022

World Leisure Congress 2022

tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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