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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
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

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Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
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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 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

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View online
LATEST NEWS
Disney to open Avengers Campus at Disneyland California on 4 June
Disney has confirmed that it will open its long-awaited Avengers Campus at the Disneyland California resort in Anaheim on 4 June 2021.
World's top 100 museums and galleries suffer 77 per cent fall in visits during pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in visits to the world's top 100 museums and galleries falling by three quarters.
Chinese attractions industry entering 'growth phase'
The Chinese visitor attractions market is set to bounce back from the pandemic with significant growth over the coming years.
BRC founder Bob Rogers: '2021 will see a surge in our industry'
Bob Rogers, the founder of BRC Imagination Arts, has predicted that the visitor attraction industry will see a "surge in interest" during 2021, as the global tourism industry begins its slow journey to recovery.
REVEALED: IMG to operate 'glass elevator' chimney lift experience at Battersea in 2022
Global entertainments and events firm IMG has signed a contract to operate the Chimney Lift Experience at the Battersea Power Station.
Visits to leading UK attractions fell by 70 per cent in 2020
The UK's major visitor attractions recorded just 45.4 million visits during 2020 – a 70 per cent fall from the 151.3 million visits they received in 2019.
Warner Bros will tap into Japan's 'intense fandom' when Harry Potter tour opens in 2023
In August 2020, Warner Bros announced plans to open a Harry Potter Studio Tour in Japan – the second such attraction following the hugely popular studio experience in London, UK.
Christian Lachel appointed chief creative officer at BRC Imagination Arts
Global design and production agency BRC Imagination Arts has appointed Christian Lachel as chief creative officer, taking over the role from BRC founder Bob Rogers.
Work completed on iconic M+ museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron’s in Hong Kong
Construction work has been completed on the M+ museum building in Hong Kong, ahead of its grand opening later this year.
First images revealed of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers
Merlin Entertainments has revealed images of the new Gangsta Granny: The Ride at its Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, UK.
International design challenge offers US$20k prize
A new international design challenge has been launched this month, inviting freelance designers in the themed entertainment to pitch their concepts for the next immersive, story-based experience.
'Oscars Museum' to host programme of virtual events ahead of September 2021 opening
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles has announced a busy programme of virtual events ahead of its grand opening later this year.
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COMPANY PROFILES
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
09 Jun 2021

IAAPA Expo Asia 2021

The Venetian Macao, Macao, China
+ More diary  
 


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