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Attractions Management 2019 issue 2
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9 Editor's letter

Sustainable travel

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
14 People profile

Dan Ashe

The president and CEO for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the organisation's plans for the future
18 People profile

Prince Harry

The Duke of Sussex on his role as president of the African Parks Network
20 People profile

Vitali Klitschko

With the help of Europa Park, the multi-time boxing champion turned politician dreams up theme park plan for Kyiv, Ukraine
22 Science Centres news

Techniquest’s expansion

Welsh science discovery centre Techniquest is building a £5.7m (US$7.4m) expansion that will more than double its exhibition space and use a remarkable power source – fish
22 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Celebrate, reflect, act, Herbert Münder, Ecsite president
23 Visitor Attractions news

George RR Martin joins collective Meow Wolf

George RR Martin has taken up a position at Meow Wolf, with the immersive art collective naming the Game of Thrones author as its chief world builder
24 Waterparks news

Expansion for Dubai's Atlantis Aquaventure

Dubai's Atlantis Aquaventure waterpark has a major expansion on the cards, with plans to open a dozen new rides in the middle of 2020
24 Industry Opinion

Waterparks news

Addressing GDPR one year on, Aleatha Ezra, WWA
26 Theme Parks news

Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland

The hotly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has opened its doors at the Disneyland resort in California, following a threeyear construction project
29 Museums & Galleries news

Overcrowding forced temporary Louvre closure

The Louvre in Paris was forced to close recently due to overcrowding
31 Heritage news

Notorious prison soon to reopen as museum

Portugal’s new National Museum of Resistance and Freedom opened to the public on 27 April – the 45th anniversary of the closure of the building where it is situated: the notorious Peniche political prison
32 Zoos & Aquariums news

Expansion for St Louis Zoo's primate habitats

The St Louis Zoo in Missouri, US, has announced plans for a major US$11.5m expansion of its Primate House, with the 35,000sq ft (10,668sq m) addition set to be completed in 2021
32 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

Providing missing data to fight extinction, Dalia A Conde, director of science, Species360
34 Technology news

Disney-backed Tyff on plans US expansion

Immersive entertainment company Tyffon has successfully raised US$7.8m (€7m, £6.17m) in new funding to help it expand its Tyffonium free-roam virtual reality location-based experiences outside of Japan
36 Interview

Alvaro Silberstein

Wheel the World is opening new doors for disability tourism. Its co-founder speaks to Tom Anstey
On the Cover: Committed to saving African wildlife with African Parks Network , p18
40 Trends report

Welcome to the future

We break down the American Alliance of Museums’ TrendsWatch report
44 Rides

Art Attack

We look at major ride openings at visitor attractions across the globe
48 Top team

Made in China

The birthplace of William Shakespeare will be recreated at the home of China’s most famous playwright. We speak to the team behind the ambitious project
54 Promotional feature

Animalive

Animalive is a premier manufacturer of interactive animation products. Its founder, Ali Kord, explains how its recent joint venture will take the company’s award-winning products to the next level
58 Museums

Day out at the museum

The Network of European Museum Organisations has launched a Political Internships scheme. We speak to the programme’s creator about what this could mean for museums
62 Promotional feature

Red Raion

Red Raion, the CGI studio specialised in media based attractions, has collaborated with Unlimited Leisure Holdings to create a new 4D movie, which will be presented at Unlimited Snow’s newest park
64 Show report

Global Appeal

TEA Summit and SATE Europe Christine Kerr reports from the TEA’s Summit, Thea Awards and SATE Europe
68 Interview

Pure Imagication

Adlabs Imagica is India’s largest theme park destination. Its joint CEO speaks to Kath Hudson
72 Science Centres

Science for the senses

We speak to Wolfgang Hansch about Germany’s premier science institution
78 Social media

Look at this absolute unit

How the Museum of English Rural Life cultivated a Twitter following of more than 134,000 people using memes
82 Show review

IAAPA Expo Asia

What was on offer at the show, plus news from some of the attending exhibitors
88 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovations

Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches
COMPANY PROFILE
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

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

Red Raion - Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
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DIRECTORY
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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
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Attractions Management 2019 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
9 Editor's letter

Sustainable travel

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
14 People profile

Dan Ashe

The president and CEO for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the organisation's plans for the future
18 People profile

Prince Harry

The Duke of Sussex on his role as president of the African Parks Network
20 People profile

Vitali Klitschko

With the help of Europa Park, the multi-time boxing champion turned politician dreams up theme park plan for Kyiv, Ukraine
22 Science Centres news

Techniquest’s expansion

Welsh science discovery centre Techniquest is building a £5.7m (US$7.4m) expansion that will more than double its exhibition space and use a remarkable power source – fish
22 Industry Opinion

Science Centres

Celebrate, reflect, act, Herbert Münder, Ecsite president
23 Visitor Attractions news

George RR Martin joins collective Meow Wolf

George RR Martin has taken up a position at Meow Wolf, with the immersive art collective naming the Game of Thrones author as its chief world builder
24 Waterparks news

Expansion for Dubai's Atlantis Aquaventure

Dubai's Atlantis Aquaventure waterpark has a major expansion on the cards, with plans to open a dozen new rides in the middle of 2020
24 Industry Opinion

Waterparks news

Addressing GDPR one year on, Aleatha Ezra, WWA
26 Theme Parks news

Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland

The hotly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has opened its doors at the Disneyland resort in California, following a threeyear construction project
29 Museums & Galleries news

Overcrowding forced temporary Louvre closure

The Louvre in Paris was forced to close recently due to overcrowding
31 Heritage news

Notorious prison soon to reopen as museum

Portugal’s new National Museum of Resistance and Freedom opened to the public on 27 April – the 45th anniversary of the closure of the building where it is situated: the notorious Peniche political prison
32 Zoos & Aquariums news

Expansion for St Louis Zoo's primate habitats

The St Louis Zoo in Missouri, US, has announced plans for a major US$11.5m expansion of its Primate House, with the 35,000sq ft (10,668sq m) addition set to be completed in 2021
32 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

Providing missing data to fight extinction, Dalia A Conde, director of science, Species360
34 Technology news

Disney-backed Tyff on plans US expansion

Immersive entertainment company Tyffon has successfully raised US$7.8m (€7m, £6.17m) in new funding to help it expand its Tyffonium free-roam virtual reality location-based experiences outside of Japan
36 Interview

Alvaro Silberstein

Wheel the World is opening new doors for disability tourism. Its co-founder speaks to Tom Anstey
On the Cover: Committed to saving African wildlife with African Parks Network , p18
40 Trends report

Welcome to the future

We break down the American Alliance of Museums’ TrendsWatch report
44 Rides

Art Attack

We look at major ride openings at visitor attractions across the globe
48 Top team

Made in China

The birthplace of William Shakespeare will be recreated at the home of China’s most famous playwright. We speak to the team behind the ambitious project
54 Promotional feature

Animalive

Animalive is a premier manufacturer of interactive animation products. Its founder, Ali Kord, explains how its recent joint venture will take the company’s award-winning products to the next level
58 Museums

Day out at the museum

The Network of European Museum Organisations has launched a Political Internships scheme. We speak to the programme’s creator about what this could mean for museums
62 Promotional feature

Red Raion

Red Raion, the CGI studio specialised in media based attractions, has collaborated with Unlimited Leisure Holdings to create a new 4D movie, which will be presented at Unlimited Snow’s newest park
64 Show report

Global Appeal

TEA Summit and SATE Europe Christine Kerr reports from the TEA’s Summit, Thea Awards and SATE Europe
68 Interview

Pure Imagication

Adlabs Imagica is India’s largest theme park destination. Its joint CEO speaks to Kath Hudson
72 Science Centres

Science for the senses

We speak to Wolfgang Hansch about Germany’s premier science institution
78 Social media

Look at this absolute unit

How the Museum of English Rural Life cultivated a Twitter following of more than 134,000 people using memes
82 Show review

IAAPA Expo Asia

What was on offer at the show, plus news from some of the attending exhibitors
88 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovations

Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches
LATEST NEWS
World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019.
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020.
'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.
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COMPANY PROFILE
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

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

Red Raion - Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
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  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

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