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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 | Bear Grylls: 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
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio for media-based attractions. [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
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CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2018 issue 1
Download PDF
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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 | Bear Grylls: 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

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View online
LATEST NEWS
Merlin unveils record-breaking Hyperia coaster at Thorpe Park
Merlin Entertainments has launched its new Hyperia rollercoaster at Thorpe Park to celebrate its 45th year.
Second Chaos Karts launches in Dubai
Live action video game experience Chaos Karts has launched in a 15,000sq ft arena in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Use of cinematography techniques significantly increases engagement with VR
A study has found that the use of cinematic and video editing techniques can drastically increase the aesthetic appeal and user engagement of virtual reality environments.
Disneyland Paris renames theme park as part of $2 billion transformation
Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new name for Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the park’s US$2 billion transformation.
UK's Royal attractions had a bumper year in 2023
Numbers from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (ALVA) show that Royal attractions saw a huge increase in visitor numbers during 2023 – the coronation year of King Charles III.
Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
The Everyday Heritage initiative celebrates and preserves working class histories
Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
Universal announces long-awaited details of its Epic Universe, set to open in 2025
Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio for media-based attractions. [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design. [more...]
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06-06 Jun 2024

National Attractions Marketing Conference

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06-07 Jun 2024

World Sauna Forum 2024

Sataman Viilu , Jyväskylä, Finland
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