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Attractions Management 2018 issue 3
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7 Editor’s letter

Rewilding

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan archives have finally found a home
14 People profile

Dolly Parton

Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton announces the expansion of Dollywood theme park
16 People profile

Anton Vidal

Anton Vidal is director general of Poble Espanyol which has completed a 10-year, €10m improvement plan
20 Science Centres news

China and Unesco to promote science

Unesco has reached an agreement with science museums in China to promote the exchange and sharing of science resources between them and other institutions across the world
21 Visitor Attractions news

Thai cave to become museum following rescue

The cave in which 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach were trapped for 18 days is to be turned into a museum highlighting the bold rescue operation that saw them escape unharmed
22 Theme Parks news

Parques Reunidos acquires Wet ‘n’ Wild

village roadshow has announced the sale of its Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark in Sydney, Australia, with Spanish operator Parques reunidos buying the property for AU$40m (US$29.6m)
24 Waterparks news

Universal considering Fantastic Worlds park

Comcast executive vice president Stephen Burke has confirmed that Universal is looking at building a fourth gate in Orlando, with the theme park set to be the latest to join the market’s lucrative attractions sector
27 Museums & Galleries news

London Cartoon Museum plans relocation

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum “greater flexibility” in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home
28 Heritage news

Queen’s art to be moved during palace refurb

More than 10,000 works of art from the British royal family’s private collection will be relocated during the $489.6m refurb of Buckingham Palace
31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Merlin opening first whale sanctuary

Merlin chief executive Nick Varney has reiterated the company’s stance on cetacean captivity, as it embarks on its first steps to create an ocean sanctuary for a pair of captive beluga whales
34 Interview

Coen Bertens

Fairytale theme park Efteling has gone from strength to strength during its 65-year history, enchanting more visitors last year than ever before. We talk to COO Coen Bertens about its success
40 Promotional feature

EAS

This year’s Euro Attractions Show promises to be the biggest in the history of the event, with a brand new schedule of seminars to match
42 Aquariums

High Waters

We visited the brand new Aquatis Aquarium-Vivarium in Switzerland for a journey through our planet’s freshwater environments
48 Promotional feature

nWave

With more than two decades of experience creating high quality original content, nWave looks ahead as it continues to produce its own industry-leading creations
52 Rides

Riding the rails

Four multi-million-dollar rollercoasters, including Valkyria and Hyperion
On the cover: Iconic artist 's music archive opening to the public
58 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2017

The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 shows major theme park operators had an outstanding year, while stabilised global economies and strong investment planning bodes well for the global attractions industry going forward
63 Analysis

EMEA Focus

Margreet Papamichael, founder of CLEAR Associates about what The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 means for the EMEA region
66 Visitor attractions

Petal Power

Mary Pat Matheson, CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden, speaks to Kath Hudson
72 Sponsored briefing

Professionalising your attractions security team

NW Security Group looks at network video and audio
76 Review

MuseumNext

Intellectuals from across the museums sector gathered recently for the European edition of MuseumNext
78 Theme parks

Playing the Looney Tune

As new and exciting leisure opportunities increase in the Middle East, Yas Island welcomes the US$1bn Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. We speak to the two key members of the team behind the landmark project
84 Museums

License to Thrill

A brand new James Bond visitor attraction, nestled snugly inside a mountain peak in Sölden, Austria, opened this July. We talked to the operator and architect
90 Promotional feature

RMA

RMA Ltd is a design and build company that specialises in themed attractions, theme parks, auditorium and 4D theatre shows, and dark rides
94 Tourism

Aloha Hainan

This year, two global waterpark brands came to the island province of Hainan in China. We look at what’s going on
100 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

The European edition of IAAPA’s trade show comes to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September. Here’s what to expect
105 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches
106 Promotional feature

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation offers a fun, new underwater dark ride perfect for parks large and small
COMPANY PROFILE
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
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Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
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21-24 Sep 2019

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Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
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Attractions Management 2018 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Rewilding

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan archives have finally found a home
14 People profile

Dolly Parton

Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton announces the expansion of Dollywood theme park
16 People profile

Anton Vidal

Anton Vidal is director general of Poble Espanyol which has completed a 10-year, €10m improvement plan
20 Science Centres news

China and Unesco to promote science

Unesco has reached an agreement with science museums in China to promote the exchange and sharing of science resources between them and other institutions across the world
21 Visitor Attractions news

Thai cave to become museum following rescue

The cave in which 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach were trapped for 18 days is to be turned into a museum highlighting the bold rescue operation that saw them escape unharmed
22 Theme Parks news

Parques Reunidos acquires Wet ‘n’ Wild

village roadshow has announced the sale of its Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark in Sydney, Australia, with Spanish operator Parques reunidos buying the property for AU$40m (US$29.6m)
24 Waterparks news

Universal considering Fantastic Worlds park

Comcast executive vice president Stephen Burke has confirmed that Universal is looking at building a fourth gate in Orlando, with the theme park set to be the latest to join the market’s lucrative attractions sector
27 Museums & Galleries news

London Cartoon Museum plans relocation

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum “greater flexibility” in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home
28 Heritage news

Queen’s art to be moved during palace refurb

More than 10,000 works of art from the British royal family’s private collection will be relocated during the $489.6m refurb of Buckingham Palace
31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Merlin opening first whale sanctuary

Merlin chief executive Nick Varney has reiterated the company’s stance on cetacean captivity, as it embarks on its first steps to create an ocean sanctuary for a pair of captive beluga whales
34 Interview

Coen Bertens

Fairytale theme park Efteling has gone from strength to strength during its 65-year history, enchanting more visitors last year than ever before. We talk to COO Coen Bertens about its success
40 Promotional feature

EAS

This year’s Euro Attractions Show promises to be the biggest in the history of the event, with a brand new schedule of seminars to match
42 Aquariums

High Waters

We visited the brand new Aquatis Aquarium-Vivarium in Switzerland for a journey through our planet’s freshwater environments
48 Promotional feature

nWave

With more than two decades of experience creating high quality original content, nWave looks ahead as it continues to produce its own industry-leading creations
52 Rides

Riding the rails

Four multi-million-dollar rollercoasters, including Valkyria and Hyperion
On the cover: Iconic artist 's music archive opening to the public
58 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2017

The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 shows major theme park operators had an outstanding year, while stabilised global economies and strong investment planning bodes well for the global attractions industry going forward
63 Analysis

EMEA Focus

Margreet Papamichael, founder of CLEAR Associates about what The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 means for the EMEA region
66 Visitor attractions

Petal Power

Mary Pat Matheson, CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden, speaks to Kath Hudson
72 Sponsored briefing

Professionalising your attractions security team

NW Security Group looks at network video and audio
76 Review

MuseumNext

Intellectuals from across the museums sector gathered recently for the European edition of MuseumNext
78 Theme parks

Playing the Looney Tune

As new and exciting leisure opportunities increase in the Middle East, Yas Island welcomes the US$1bn Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. We speak to the two key members of the team behind the landmark project
84 Museums

License to Thrill

A brand new James Bond visitor attraction, nestled snugly inside a mountain peak in Sölden, Austria, opened this July. We talked to the operator and architect
90 Promotional feature

RMA

RMA Ltd is a design and build company that specialises in themed attractions, theme parks, auditorium and 4D theatre shows, and dark rides
94 Tourism

Aloha Hainan

This year, two global waterpark brands came to the island province of Hainan in China. We look at what’s going on
100 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

The European edition of IAAPA’s trade show comes to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September. Here’s what to expect
105 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches
106 Promotional feature

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation offers a fun, new underwater dark ride perfect for parks large and small
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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
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [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

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
+ 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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Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

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