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Attractions Management 2018 issue 2
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7 Editor’s letter

A new Hotel Genre

Liz Terry shares her thoughts  

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12 People profile

Damien Hirst

Turner Prize-winning artist Damien Hirst exhibits a series of spot paintings and huge sculptures at a Norfolk stately home

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16 People profile

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Movie director Alejandro González Iñárritu uses virtual reality to immerse visitors in a modern, true narrative 

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18 People profile

Penka Kouneva

Movie and video game composer Penka Kouneva moves into the world of attractions with the Heroes and Legends exhibit and VR installations

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20 Science Centres news

Chinese science centres scrap admission

The Chinese government has announced it its allocating CN¥545m ($86m) in an effort to make some of the country’s top science museums free to visit

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20 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Pride in STEM day will encourage more LGBT people to work in science centre sector, says Andrea Bandelli

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21 Visitor Attractions news

Science centre in Portland to close

The city of Portland in Maine has lost its science centre after just three years, owing to poor ticket sales

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22 Theme Parks news

China clamps down on theme park boom

China’s central planning body has warned developers about the country’s ongoing theme park boom, raising concerns over unpayable debts and low grade or copycat developments

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24 Waterparks news

Laguna Waterpark opens in Dubai

Dubai’s new beachfront leisure destination, La Mer, has added to its offering, with the launch of a major new waterpark

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24 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

Doing good in the community raises the goodwill profile of waterparks, writes Aleatha Ezra

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27 Museums & Galleries news

Chicago Children’s Museum reimagined

Visitors to Chicago’s historic Navy Pier will soon be able to enjoy a new streamlined experience for its children’s museum, which is currently undergoing an extensive design overhaul

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28 Heritage news

Eiffel Tower plans to improve experience

Four design teams have been shortlisted for a project to reimagine the Eiffel Tower’s visitor experience

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31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Dubai Safari closes after six months

Despite only opening in December, the AED1bn ($272m) Dubai Safari has closed its doors for five months to undergo improvements, says its operator

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31 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

WAZA’s Sabrina Brando on providing animals with opportunities for choices, stimulating environments and enriching activities

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32 Technology news

Research transforms digital in museums

New research aimed at transforming the ways museums use digital technologies to share their collections and engage new audiences with their work has suggested that the key to success lies within improving digital literacy of staff across all levels

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34 Interview

Sultan Al Dhaheri

With the launch of Warner Bros World and the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Culture and Tourism’s Sultan Al Dhaheri explains how investing in attractions is helping the emirate meet its tourism goals

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40 Promotional feature

Polin

Polin announces new group structure, bringing its leading-edge brands under one roof

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42 Animal sanctuaries

Paws for Thought

The UK’s Big Cat Sanctuary is the subject of a recent BBC documentary. Managing director Giles Clark explains how the facility works – and introduces Maya the jaguar and Willow the cheetah

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On the cover: Multi-Oscar-winning director on the power of VR
48 Promotional feature

WhiteWater

WhiteWater launches two new products, FusionFortress all-in-one waterpark structure and the Raft Battle water ride

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50 Rides

Need for Speed

Five multi-million-dollar rollercoasters, including Wicker Man and Time Traveller

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56 Promotional feature

EAS

Registration is now open for IAAPA’s European trade show, which returns to the city of Amsterdam. And its set to be the biggest on record

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58 Tourism

Tourism Red Hot, Ice Cold

Kath Hudson finds out how Iceland’s tourism and attractions industries are growing up side by side

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64 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

Working on a multi-park collaboration with China’s Evergrande Group, IDEATTACK shares details of three brand new attractions in the pipeline

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66 Museums

Doing the Honours

A look at the projects that featured on the Museum + Heritage Awards shortlist

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72 Promotional feature

Holovis

Holovis’s Ride and Realm technology allows guests to build and follow their own unique park-wide adventures

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74 Science Centres

Getting Engaged

Researchers Dr Amy Seakins and Dr Heather King explain how science capital empowers science centres to engage wider audiences in STEM, plus European initiatives in action

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80 Digital art

Light Fantastic

Tokyo-based digital art collective teamLab is on a mission to change the way we interact with and experience art. Magali Robathan reports on the group’s installation work and their upcoming museum launch

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86 Sponsored briefing

Professionalising Your Security Team

In part two of a three-part series, NW Security Group’s Nigel Peers looks at training and managing an effective team

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90 Promotional feature

7thSense Design

7thSense Design, maker of the Delta Media Server range, strengthens presence in China with partner Wincomn Technology

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92 Show preview

Asian Attractions Expo

The Asian edition of IAAPA’s trade show returns to Hong Kong. Here’s what to expect

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96 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers on their latest product launches

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97 Promotional feature

Picsolve

Picsolve offers an immersive experience beyond the traditional green screen

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Painting With Light

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Attractions Management 2018 issue 2
Download PDF
View digital edition
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

A new Hotel Genre

Liz Terry shares her thoughts  

View in digital edition
View online
12 People profile

Damien Hirst

Turner Prize-winning artist Damien Hirst exhibits a series of spot paintings and huge sculptures at a Norfolk stately home

View in digital edition
View online
16 People profile

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Movie director Alejandro González Iñárritu uses virtual reality to immerse visitors in a modern, true narrative 

View in digital edition
View online
18 People profile

Penka Kouneva

Movie and video game composer Penka Kouneva moves into the world of attractions with the Heroes and Legends exhibit and VR installations

View in digital edition
View online
20 Science Centres news

Chinese science centres scrap admission

The Chinese government has announced it its allocating CN¥545m ($86m) in an effort to make some of the country’s top science museums free to visit

View in digital edition

20 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Pride in STEM day will encourage more LGBT people to work in science centre sector, says Andrea Bandelli

View in digital edition
View online
21 Visitor Attractions news

Science centre in Portland to close

The city of Portland in Maine has lost its science centre after just three years, owing to poor ticket sales

View in digital edition

22 Theme Parks news

China clamps down on theme park boom

China’s central planning body has warned developers about the country’s ongoing theme park boom, raising concerns over unpayable debts and low grade or copycat developments

View in digital edition

24 Waterparks news

Laguna Waterpark opens in Dubai

Dubai’s new beachfront leisure destination, La Mer, has added to its offering, with the launch of a major new waterpark

View in digital edition

24 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

Doing good in the community raises the goodwill profile of waterparks, writes Aleatha Ezra

View in digital edition
View online
27 Museums & Galleries news

Chicago Children’s Museum reimagined

Visitors to Chicago’s historic Navy Pier will soon be able to enjoy a new streamlined experience for its children’s museum, which is currently undergoing an extensive design overhaul

View in digital edition

28 Heritage news

Eiffel Tower plans to improve experience

Four design teams have been shortlisted for a project to reimagine the Eiffel Tower’s visitor experience

View in digital edition

31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Dubai Safari closes after six months

Despite only opening in December, the AED1bn ($272m) Dubai Safari has closed its doors for five months to undergo improvements, says its operator

View in digital edition

31 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

WAZA’s Sabrina Brando on providing animals with opportunities for choices, stimulating environments and enriching activities

View in digital edition
View online
32 Technology news

Research transforms digital in museums

New research aimed at transforming the ways museums use digital technologies to share their collections and engage new audiences with their work has suggested that the key to success lies within improving digital literacy of staff across all levels

View in digital edition

34 Interview

Sultan Al Dhaheri

With the launch of Warner Bros World and the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Culture and Tourism’s Sultan Al Dhaheri explains how investing in attractions is helping the emirate meet its tourism goals

View in digital edition
View online
40 Promotional feature

Polin

Polin announces new group structure, bringing its leading-edge brands under one roof

View in digital edition
View online
42 Animal sanctuaries

Paws for Thought

The UK’s Big Cat Sanctuary is the subject of a recent BBC documentary. Managing director Giles Clark explains how the facility works – and introduces Maya the jaguar and Willow the cheetah

View in digital edition
View online
On the cover: Multi-Oscar-winning director on the power of VR
48 Promotional feature

WhiteWater

WhiteWater launches two new products, FusionFortress all-in-one waterpark structure and the Raft Battle water ride

View in digital edition
View online
50 Rides

Need for Speed

Five multi-million-dollar rollercoasters, including Wicker Man and Time Traveller

View in digital edition
View online
56 Promotional feature

EAS

Registration is now open for IAAPA’s European trade show, which returns to the city of Amsterdam. And its set to be the biggest on record

View in digital edition
View online
58 Tourism

Tourism Red Hot, Ice Cold

Kath Hudson finds out how Iceland’s tourism and attractions industries are growing up side by side

View in digital edition
View online
64 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

Working on a multi-park collaboration with China’s Evergrande Group, IDEATTACK shares details of three brand new attractions in the pipeline

View in digital edition
View online
66 Museums

Doing the Honours

A look at the projects that featured on the Museum + Heritage Awards shortlist

View in digital edition
View online
72 Promotional feature

Holovis

Holovis’s Ride and Realm technology allows guests to build and follow their own unique park-wide adventures

View in digital edition
View online
74 Science Centres

Getting Engaged

Researchers Dr Amy Seakins and Dr Heather King explain how science capital empowers science centres to engage wider audiences in STEM, plus European initiatives in action

View in digital edition
View online
80 Digital art

Light Fantastic

Tokyo-based digital art collective teamLab is on a mission to change the way we interact with and experience art. Magali Robathan reports on the group’s installation work and their upcoming museum launch

View in digital edition
View online
86 Sponsored briefing

Professionalising Your Security Team

In part two of a three-part series, NW Security Group’s Nigel Peers looks at training and managing an effective team

View in digital edition
View online
90 Promotional feature

7thSense Design

7thSense Design, maker of the Delta Media Server range, strengthens presence in China with partner Wincomn Technology

View in digital edition
View online
92 Show preview

Asian Attractions Expo

The Asian edition of IAAPA’s trade show returns to Hong Kong. Here’s what to expect

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

Product Innovation

Suppliers on their latest product launches

View in digital edition
View online
97 Promotional feature

Picsolve

Picsolve offers an immersive experience beyond the traditional green screen

View in digital edition
View online
LATEST NEWS
Universal Beijing Resort reveals expansion plans for second phase
Universal Beijing Resort in China is preparing to embark on the second phase of its construction programme.
Museum operators using AR to take their exhibits global
Two leading museum operators in the UK have partnered with an augmented reality specialist to present holographic exhibits and experiences for students around the world.
John McAslan + Partners-designed M7 cultural hub and museum opens in Doha
A new creative hub in Doha looks to position itself as the new heart of Qatar’s fashion and design industry – as well as a public showcase for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.
North American and Japanese attractions dominate 2021 Thea Awards
North America and Japan-based visitor attractions and businesses picked up 14 of the 19 Thea Awards this year.
IAAPA news: VRstudios and Creative Works launch 'Fury' VR attraction
VRstudios and Creative Works have launched a new VR-based multiplayer attraction.
Herzog and de Meuron’s M+ museum of visual culture distils essence of Hong Kong
M+, described as Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, has opened in Hong Kong.
JRA becomes part of the RWS Entertainment Group
Experience design firm JRA has been acquired by live entertainment specialist RWS Entertainment Group. The news was revealed in a press conference today (16 November) at the IAAPA trade show in Orlando Florida.
Therme Group to submit planning permission for £100m wellbeing facility in Glasgow
Global developer and operator of wellbeing destinations Therme Group has inked a deal with Peel L&P for a new location in Glasgow called Therme Scotland.
Katapult, Simworx and Lagotronics partner for new trackless dark ride concept
Three themed attraction design and creation companies have collaborated to create a new dark ride described as 'like no other'.
Belfast's W5 Science Centre re-opens following £4.5m redevelopment
W5 Science Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has re-opened to the public following a £4.5m redevelopment project which has added a number of new exhibits and galleries.
Eden Project partners with Grimshaw to create pavilion and drone show at COP26
The Eden Project has partnered with architectural practice Grimshaw to create a special pavilion at the COP 26 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
Ad Gefrin attraction will celebrate '20th century’s most remarkable archaeological finds'
A new £10.4m cultural visitor experience, bringing to life what has been dubbed as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable archaeological finds, will open to the public in late 2022.
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COMPANY PROFILES
QubicaAMF UK

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

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
Painting With Light

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

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
+ More profiles  
VIDEO GALLERY

Proslide Tech Inc - ProSlide | Atlantis Dubai
More videos:
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CATALOGUE GALLERY
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DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

01-07 Dec 2022

World Leisure Congress 2022

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