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3 Editor's letter

Saving and creating energy

“The power needs of a wide range of attractions are being scrutinised by buyers, while specifiers are becoming aware of the need to both save and create energy”

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8 Museum news

Darwin Centre opens at NHM

The long-awaited £78m (US$125m, €85m) Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in South Kensington, London, UK has opened its doors to the public on schedule.

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10 Heritage news

Evolution museum for Athens Zoo

UK-based Lazenby Design has been appointed to design the new Evolution Museum in Athens, Greece.

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12 BALPPA news

A third of children ‘never been to a theme park’

A children’s charity has called on theme park operators to lower their prices after a study claimed that more than a third of children in the UK have never visited a park.

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14 Theme park news

Ecofun theme park plans for Penang

The Penang Government in Malaysia is to hold an open tender seeking designs for a new ‘Ecofun Theme Park Resort’.

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16 Science centre news

MNM complex to be redeveloped

All four attractions within the Muséums Nature Montréal (MNM), the largest science museum complex in Canada, are set to benefit from a CA$189m (£107m, €120m, US$177m) redevelopment, funded largely by the city government.

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17 Zoo and aquarium news

Merlin to open Sea Life in Phoenix

Visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments will open a US$15m (£9m, €11m) Sea Life aquarium in Phoenix, Arizona early next year.

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18 Waterpark news

Roadshow drops Aussie World plans

Australian theme park operator Village Roadshow has abandoned plans to acquire Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast and develop the site into a Wet‘n’Wild water park at the site.

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19 Gallery news

Interactive gallery opens at The Public

The interactive art gallery at The Public in West Bromwich, UK, has fi nally opened. A £3m (€3.3m, $4.8m) one-off grant from Arts Council England (ACE) has funded completion of the arts complex.

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20 Profile

Chip Cleary

The new chair of IAAPA talks about dealing with the recession, the climate and swine flu. Rather than getting him down though, he’s excited about the rapidly evolving industry and what’s next

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24 Talking point

How can awareness of free admission be increased?

Almost half of Brits don’t know entry to the Natural History Museum is free. The experts explain how to resolve this

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26 New opening

Hero worship

The 99 Village Theme Park opened in Kuwait earlier this year. Based on The 99 comic book superheroes, the park is the first of six which are being planned

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30 Mystery shopper

Insects appeal

Want to get close to creepy crawlies? We visit the new BugWorld Experience in Liverpool to find out if it has legs

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34 Occupational hazard

The crypto factor

We learn how Fairmont Aquatic Center managed when an outbreak of crypto meant under-fives were banned

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36 Museums

Mythical status

Salzburg Museum’s archivist, Erich Marx reveals how they won the European Museum of the Year Award 2009

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40 Entrepreneurs

Lynton v Harris

From launching a Halloween show in 1996 to running a global business. Harris is out to entertain and scare the world!

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43 Show preview

Ecsite 09

Ecsite’s 20th conference took place 4 – 6 June at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.

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44 Galleries

Drawing on experience

Kate Brindley tells us about setting up the controversial Banksy exhibition and her new role as director at mima

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48 Planetariums

New directions

A look at some of the latest openings and innovators in the industry

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50 Attractions design

Jones and Jones

We hear about the firm’s zoo design philosophies and work at Miami Metrozoo

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54 Museum design

Variety show

We look at the way three design firms tackle very different design projects

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56 Multimedia & av

Reality show

The latest applications for multimedia and audiovisual are used to bring subjects to life. Examples include talking wasps and a flight over London

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60 Waterparks

Pooling resources

Multi-slider rides and interactive toys are big news at waterparks, providing fun for the whole family, while the Virginia Graeme Baker Act makes pools safer

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64 Exhibition design

Pioneering portrayals

New exhibitions inject life into the stories of Shakespeare and Darwin, while another challenges the stereotypical image of Chinese Americans

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68 Interactives

Staying in touch

Augmented reality, mimicking motion and real-time reactions are among the latest interactive experiences

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74 Audioguides

The storytellers

The second part of our look at recent, exciting audioguide projects

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78 Fun-kit special

Ticketing systems

A fun-kit/museum-kit focus on ticketing systems available for attractions

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82 Odd job

A fishy tail

Marcy Terry describes her life as a mermaid at Wacki Wachee Springs

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Holovis

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DJW

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3 Editor's letter

Saving and creating energy

“The power needs of a wide range of attractions are being scrutinised by buyers, while specifiers are becoming aware of the need to both save and create energy”

Download PDF magazine

8 Museum news

Darwin Centre opens at NHM

The long-awaited £78m (US$125m, €85m) Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in South Kensington, London, UK has opened its doors to the public on schedule.

Download PDF magazine

10 Heritage news

Evolution museum for Athens Zoo

UK-based Lazenby Design has been appointed to design the new Evolution Museum in Athens, Greece.

Download PDF magazine

12 BALPPA news

A third of children ‘never been to a theme park’

A children’s charity has called on theme park operators to lower their prices after a study claimed that more than a third of children in the UK have never visited a park.

Download PDF magazine

14 Theme park news

Ecofun theme park plans for Penang

The Penang Government in Malaysia is to hold an open tender seeking designs for a new ‘Ecofun Theme Park Resort’.

Download PDF magazine

16 Science centre news

MNM complex to be redeveloped

All four attractions within the Muséums Nature Montréal (MNM), the largest science museum complex in Canada, are set to benefit from a CA$189m (£107m, €120m, US$177m) redevelopment, funded largely by the city government.

Download PDF magazine

17 Zoo and aquarium news

Merlin to open Sea Life in Phoenix

Visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments will open a US$15m (£9m, €11m) Sea Life aquarium in Phoenix, Arizona early next year.

Download PDF magazine

18 Waterpark news

Roadshow drops Aussie World plans

Australian theme park operator Village Roadshow has abandoned plans to acquire Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast and develop the site into a Wet‘n’Wild water park at the site.

Download PDF magazine

19 Gallery news

Interactive gallery opens at The Public

The interactive art gallery at The Public in West Bromwich, UK, has fi nally opened. A £3m (€3.3m, $4.8m) one-off grant from Arts Council England (ACE) has funded completion of the arts complex.

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Chip Cleary

The new chair of IAAPA talks about dealing with the recession, the climate and swine flu. Rather than getting him down though, he’s excited about the rapidly evolving industry and what’s next

Download PDF magazine

24 Talking point

How can awareness of free admission be increased?

Almost half of Brits don’t know entry to the Natural History Museum is free. The experts explain how to resolve this

Download PDF magazine

26 New opening

Hero worship

The 99 Village Theme Park opened in Kuwait earlier this year. Based on The 99 comic book superheroes, the park is the first of six which are being planned

Download PDF magazine

30 Mystery shopper

Insects appeal

Want to get close to creepy crawlies? We visit the new BugWorld Experience in Liverpool to find out if it has legs

Download PDF magazine

34 Occupational hazard

The crypto factor

We learn how Fairmont Aquatic Center managed when an outbreak of crypto meant under-fives were banned

Download PDF magazine

36 Museums

Mythical status

Salzburg Museum’s archivist, Erich Marx reveals how they won the European Museum of the Year Award 2009

Download PDF magazine

40 Entrepreneurs

Lynton v Harris

From launching a Halloween show in 1996 to running a global business. Harris is out to entertain and scare the world!

Download PDF magazine

43 Show preview

Ecsite 09

Ecsite’s 20th conference took place 4 – 6 June at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.

Download PDF magazine

44 Galleries

Drawing on experience

Kate Brindley tells us about setting up the controversial Banksy exhibition and her new role as director at mima

Download PDF magazine

48 Planetariums

New directions

A look at some of the latest openings and innovators in the industry

Download PDF magazine

50 Attractions design

Jones and Jones

We hear about the firm’s zoo design philosophies and work at Miami Metrozoo

Download PDF magazine

54 Museum design

Variety show

We look at the way three design firms tackle very different design projects

Download PDF magazine

56 Multimedia & av

Reality show

The latest applications for multimedia and audiovisual are used to bring subjects to life. Examples include talking wasps and a flight over London

Download PDF magazine

60 Waterparks

Pooling resources

Multi-slider rides and interactive toys are big news at waterparks, providing fun for the whole family, while the Virginia Graeme Baker Act makes pools safer

Download PDF magazine

64 Exhibition design

Pioneering portrayals

New exhibitions inject life into the stories of Shakespeare and Darwin, while another challenges the stereotypical image of Chinese Americans

Download PDF magazine

68 Interactives

Staying in touch

Augmented reality, mimicking motion and real-time reactions are among the latest interactive experiences

Download PDF magazine

74 Audioguides

The storytellers

The second part of our look at recent, exciting audioguide projects

Download PDF magazine

78 Fun-kit special

Ticketing systems

A fun-kit/museum-kit focus on ticketing systems available for attractions

Download PDF magazine

82 Odd job

A fishy tail

Marcy Terry describes her life as a mermaid at Wacki Wachee Springs

Download PDF magazine

LATEST NEWS
Merlin unveils record-breaking Hyperia coaster at Thorpe Park
Merlin Entertainments has launched its new Hyperia rollercoaster at Thorpe Park to celebrate its 45th year.
Second Chaos Karts launches in Dubai
Live action video game experience Chaos Karts has launched in a 15,000sq ft arena in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Use of cinematography techniques significantly increases engagement with VR
A study has found that the use of cinematic and video editing techniques can drastically increase the aesthetic appeal and user engagement of virtual reality environments.
Disneyland Paris renames theme park as part of $2 billion transformation
Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new name for Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the park’s US$2 billion transformation.
UK's Royal attractions had a bumper year in 2023
Numbers from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (ALVA) show that Royal attractions saw a huge increase in visitor numbers during 2023 – the coronation year of King Charles III.
Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
The Everyday Heritage initiative celebrates and preserves working class histories
Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
Universal announces long-awaited details of its Epic Universe, set to open in 2025
Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
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COMPANY PROFILES
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
RMA Ltd

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

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

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

National Attractions Marketing Conference – an injection of adrenaline for UK attractions
The National Attractions Marketing Conference will see speakers representing some of the UK’s top visitor attractions and best-in-class marketing agencies gather on 6 June at Drayton Manor Theme Park & Resort in Staffordshire. [more...]
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