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Attractions Management 2020 issue 1
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5 Editor's letter

Fighting for our future

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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10 People profile

Michael Blau

The new TEA president lays out his plans for the organisation

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12 People profile

Brian Morrow

Creating new worlds and immersing people in them

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16 People profile

Scott Ault

Scott Ault on his new partnership with Jeremy Railton

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18 Science Centres news

Works starts on Jodrell Bank development

Construction has begun on a Hassell-designed grasscovered dome pavilion at Jodrell Bank to help celebrate the site’s heritage and the beginnings of radio astronomy when it opens in 2021

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19 Visitor Attractions news

NASA plans International Space Station hotel

NASA has chosen a team led by Axiom Space, with design by Philippe Starck, to create a commercial space station that will host professional astronauts and private explorers

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20 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

The power of storytelling, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

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20 Waterparks news

Gardaland announces Legoland Water Park

Europe's first Legoland Water Park is set to open at Gardaland later this year, with the new attraction set to become the first Legoland waterpark to open in a non-Legoland destination

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22 Theme Park news

Disney predicts US$280m coronavirus hit

Disney has predicted that the coronavirus outbreak will cost its parks division an estimated US$280m after the operator shut down both its Shanghai and Hong Kong resorts as a result of the quickly-spreading virus

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25 Museums & Galleries news

Academy Museum to open doors in December

Hollywood icon Tom Hanks has announced the long-awaited opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, with the iconic addition to Hollywood set to open on 14 December 2020

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27 Heritage news

AR brings Jerusalem's history to life

The Tower of David – Museum of the History of Jerusalem has started offering "mixed and augmented reality" tours that allow visitors to experience key moments from Jerusalem's history via digital technology

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28 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

Zoos respond to Australian bushfires, Gavrielle Kirk-Cohen, WAZA director of communications

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28 Zoos & Aquariums news

SeaWorld plan to end dolphin 'surfing' shows

Following on from its 2017 decision to end its orca stunt shows in favour of an educational alternative, SeaWorld has announced it will cease the practice of trainers riding on dolphins in its shows

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30 Technology news

Disney reveals Spider-Man stunt robot

Disney's new Spider-Man attraction, coming to Disney's California Adventure later this year, will feature a world-first, with an animatronic version of the web-slinger set to perform live-action stunts in the new Avengers Campus

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32 Interview

Antoni Alarcon

New legislation is turning Barcelona Zoo ‘animalist’. Kath Hudson speaks to its director, Antoni Alarcon about these changes

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On the Cover: Climate change activist inspires the world to look at their carbon footprints but what steps are attractions taking?
38 New Opening

World builders

Rounding the biggest openings of 2020 across the visitor attractions sector

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46 Rides

Riding the wave

Innovative and exciting rides are set to open this year. We round them up

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52 Theme Parks

By Toutatis!

Tom Anstey speaks to Park Astérix’s deputy director, Guy Vassel

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56 IAAPA Legends

Shooting for the stars

The Imagineers who created Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reveal its secrets

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60 Mystery shop

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Does Disney’s highly-anticipated addition live up to the hype? Tom Anstey paid a visit

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64 Museums

Sing Sing Prison

Sing Sing is opening a museum dedicated to reforming criminal justice system

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70 Sustainability

The carbon crisis

Are the tourism and attractions industries doing enough to tackle climate change?

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76 Awards

Awards season

Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Thea Awards

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78 IAAPA

Brass Ring Awards

Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Brass Ring Awards

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82 Show review

IAAPA Attractions Expo

All the news coming out of the biggest attractions show of 2019

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85 Museums

Back to square one

The team behind Brazil’s fire damaged Museu Nacional are creating a new model for museums across the continent

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88 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovation

Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches

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COMPANY PROFILES
RMA Ltd

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

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

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

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2020 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Fighting for our future

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

View in digital edition
View online
10 People profile

Michael Blau

The new TEA president lays out his plans for the organisation

View in digital edition
View online
12 People profile

Brian Morrow

Creating new worlds and immersing people in them

View in digital edition
View online
16 People profile

Scott Ault

Scott Ault on his new partnership with Jeremy Railton

View in digital edition
View online
18 Science Centres news

Works starts on Jodrell Bank development

Construction has begun on a Hassell-designed grasscovered dome pavilion at Jodrell Bank to help celebrate the site’s heritage and the beginnings of radio astronomy when it opens in 2021

View in digital edition

19 Visitor Attractions news

NASA plans International Space Station hotel

NASA has chosen a team led by Axiom Space, with design by Philippe Starck, to create a commercial space station that will host professional astronauts and private explorers

View in digital edition

20 Industry Opinion

Waterparks

The power of storytelling, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

View in digital edition

20 Waterparks news

Gardaland announces Legoland Water Park

Europe's first Legoland Water Park is set to open at Gardaland later this year, with the new attraction set to become the first Legoland waterpark to open in a non-Legoland destination

View in digital edition

22 Theme Park news

Disney predicts US$280m coronavirus hit

Disney has predicted that the coronavirus outbreak will cost its parks division an estimated US$280m after the operator shut down both its Shanghai and Hong Kong resorts as a result of the quickly-spreading virus

View in digital edition

25 Museums & Galleries news

Academy Museum to open doors in December

Hollywood icon Tom Hanks has announced the long-awaited opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, with the iconic addition to Hollywood set to open on 14 December 2020

View in digital edition

27 Heritage news

AR brings Jerusalem's history to life

The Tower of David – Museum of the History of Jerusalem has started offering "mixed and augmented reality" tours that allow visitors to experience key moments from Jerusalem's history via digital technology

View in digital edition

28 Industry Opinion

Zoos & Aquariums

Zoos respond to Australian bushfires, Gavrielle Kirk-Cohen, WAZA director of communications

View in digital edition

28 Zoos & Aquariums news

SeaWorld plan to end dolphin 'surfing' shows

Following on from its 2017 decision to end its orca stunt shows in favour of an educational alternative, SeaWorld has announced it will cease the practice of trainers riding on dolphins in its shows

View in digital edition

30 Technology news

Disney reveals Spider-Man stunt robot

Disney's new Spider-Man attraction, coming to Disney's California Adventure later this year, will feature a world-first, with an animatronic version of the web-slinger set to perform live-action stunts in the new Avengers Campus

View in digital edition

32 Interview

Antoni Alarcon

New legislation is turning Barcelona Zoo ‘animalist’. Kath Hudson speaks to its director, Antoni Alarcon about these changes

View in digital edition
View online
On the Cover: Climate change activist inspires the world to look at their carbon footprints but what steps are attractions taking?
38 New Opening

World builders

Rounding the biggest openings of 2020 across the visitor attractions sector

View in digital edition
View online
46 Rides

Riding the wave

Innovative and exciting rides are set to open this year. We round them up

View in digital edition
View online
52 Theme Parks

By Toutatis!

Tom Anstey speaks to Park Astérix’s deputy director, Guy Vassel

View in digital edition
View online
56 IAAPA Legends

Shooting for the stars

The Imagineers who created Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reveal its secrets

View in digital edition
View online
60 Mystery shop

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Does Disney’s highly-anticipated addition live up to the hype? Tom Anstey paid a visit

View in digital edition
View online
64 Museums

Sing Sing Prison

Sing Sing is opening a museum dedicated to reforming criminal justice system

View in digital edition
View online
70 Sustainability

The carbon crisis

Are the tourism and attractions industries doing enough to tackle climate change?

View in digital edition
View online
76 Awards

Awards season

Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Thea Awards

View in digital edition
View online
78 IAAPA

Brass Ring Awards

Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Brass Ring Awards

View in digital edition
View online
82 Show review

IAAPA Attractions Expo

All the news coming out of the biggest attractions show of 2019

View in digital edition
View online
85 Museums

Back to square one

The team behind Brazil’s fire damaged Museu Nacional are creating a new model for museums across the continent

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

Product innovation

Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches

View in digital edition
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
RMA Ltd

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

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

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

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [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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