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5 Editor's letter

Refresh and rejuvenate

The best advice is to re-energise your people. Staff with a great attitude can transform a visitor's experience and after a year of recession, some may be finding it harder to raise a smile.

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8 Museum news

Beatles museum opens in Hamburg

A museum dedicated to The Beatles has opened in Hamburg, Germany.

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9 Heritage news

Cricket heritage centre for Grenada

A new cricket heritage centre – a private venture developed by West Indies cricket fanatic and entrepreneur Philip Daniels – has opened its doors to the public at the National Stadium in Grenada.

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10 Science centre news

Sacramento science museum still on

Officials at the Discovery Museum of Sacramento (DMS) are still looking for investors to get the Powerhouse Science Center project off the ground.

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12 Theme park news

Cedar Fair to be acquired by Apollo

Theme park operator Cedar Fair, in Ohio, US, is to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.

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14 BALPPA news

£3.7m grant for historic Margate ride

The future of one of Britain's oldest surviving rollercoasters, a scenic railway ride in Margate, Kent, has been safeguarded after the Dreamland Trust was given a £3.7m (US$5.8m, €4.2m) grant by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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15 Zoo and aquarium news

US$25m exhibit for Virginia Aquarium

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Centre has recently opened its new US$25m (£14.9m, €18.3m) exhibit.

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16 Waterpark news

Adventure Waters park approved

Plans for a AUD$35m (£19.2m, US$31.4m, €21.4m) water park have approved by councillors in Cairns, northern Queensland, Australia. The park will be built at Smithfield, 12km north of the city.

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17 Gallery news

MoMA'ss new tower gets the go-ahead

New York City Council has approved the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) proposal for a new 82-storey tower.

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18 Profile

Christian Perdrier

For the first time, a joint CEO for Alnwick Castle and Garden has been appointed. Christian Perdrier talks about his plans in his new role and how he intends to turn the attraction into a destination.

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22 Mystery shopper

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

We go undercover to find out if the latest wax figures attraction possesses that star quality or if it's more C-list than A-list.

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26 Show review

IAAPA 2009

Industry experts give us their verdict on the expo and conference, which was held in Las Vegas in November.

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30 Talking point

Is now the right time for planetariums to invest?

With new technology being launched all the time, how do planetarium operators know whether to invest now or wait for the next product? We ask the experts.

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32 Theme park design

More dash, less cash

Find out how theme park operators can update their offer on a budget.

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36 Movies

Double bill

We speak to the creators of two museums dedicated to movies.

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40 New opening

Social sciences

The new Darwin Centre displays the Natural History Museum's archives which were previously in storage.

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44 Expo

Better city, better life

A look at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai featuring 200 countries!

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48 Museums

Sharjah Maritime Museum

Keith Gray of Haley Sharpe Design explains how they worked with the Ruler of Sharjah to detail the region's heritage.

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52 Audioguides

Adventures in audio

A look at the latest features and technologies available for audioguides.

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56 Top team

The Ashmolean

The museum's top team tells us about it's £61m transformation.

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60 Show previews

Sneak preview

A round up of the conferences and expos happening in the next six months.

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63 Product special

Fun-kit

The latest products for the industry – find the right products and services 24/7 by logging on to Attractions Management's free search engine, www.fun-kit.net.

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64 Aquariums

The big blue

Blue Reef Aquarium has opened on the former site of Millennium project Wildwalk in Bristol. We take a look.

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68 Water rides

Surf's up

A summary of the latest wave and surf products available to the industry.

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72 Eco

Fuglsang Art Museum

This award-winning gallery uses the landscape as part of its artwork and protects the environment by having natural light.

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75 Conference report

AZA

A report of the 85th conference for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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76 Simulation

Class act

We explore some of the simulation projects aimed at educating children with a hands-on approach.

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80 Fun-kit special

Ticketing

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

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84 Odd job

Pressing job

Grooming Hoover's wax figure is just one of the unusual jobs at Newseum.

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COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
DJW

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

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
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For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2010 issue 1
Download PDF
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Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Refresh and rejuvenate

The best advice is to re-energise your people. Staff with a great attitude can transform a visitor's experience and after a year of recession, some may be finding it harder to raise a smile.

Download PDF magazine

8 Museum news

Beatles museum opens in Hamburg

A museum dedicated to The Beatles has opened in Hamburg, Germany.

Download PDF magazine

9 Heritage news

Cricket heritage centre for Grenada

A new cricket heritage centre – a private venture developed by West Indies cricket fanatic and entrepreneur Philip Daniels – has opened its doors to the public at the National Stadium in Grenada.

Download PDF magazine

10 Science centre news

Sacramento science museum still on

Officials at the Discovery Museum of Sacramento (DMS) are still looking for investors to get the Powerhouse Science Center project off the ground.

Download PDF magazine

12 Theme park news

Cedar Fair to be acquired by Apollo

Theme park operator Cedar Fair, in Ohio, US, is to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.

Download PDF magazine

14 BALPPA news

£3.7m grant for historic Margate ride

The future of one of Britain's oldest surviving rollercoasters, a scenic railway ride in Margate, Kent, has been safeguarded after the Dreamland Trust was given a £3.7m (US$5.8m, €4.2m) grant by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Download PDF magazine

15 Zoo and aquarium news

US$25m exhibit for Virginia Aquarium

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Centre has recently opened its new US$25m (£14.9m, €18.3m) exhibit.

Download PDF magazine

16 Waterpark news

Adventure Waters park approved

Plans for a AUD$35m (£19.2m, US$31.4m, €21.4m) water park have approved by councillors in Cairns, northern Queensland, Australia. The park will be built at Smithfield, 12km north of the city.

Download PDF magazine

17 Gallery news

MoMA'ss new tower gets the go-ahead

New York City Council has approved the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) proposal for a new 82-storey tower.

Download PDF magazine

18 Profile

Christian Perdrier

For the first time, a joint CEO for Alnwick Castle and Garden has been appointed. Christian Perdrier talks about his plans in his new role and how he intends to turn the attraction into a destination.

Download PDF magazine

22 Mystery shopper

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

We go undercover to find out if the latest wax figures attraction possesses that star quality or if it's more C-list than A-list.

Download PDF magazine

26 Show review

IAAPA 2009

Industry experts give us their verdict on the expo and conference, which was held in Las Vegas in November.

Download PDF magazine

30 Talking point

Is now the right time for planetariums to invest?

With new technology being launched all the time, how do planetarium operators know whether to invest now or wait for the next product? We ask the experts.

Download PDF magazine

32 Theme park design

More dash, less cash

Find out how theme park operators can update their offer on a budget.

Download PDF magazine

36 Movies

Double bill

We speak to the creators of two museums dedicated to movies.

Download PDF magazine

40 New opening

Social sciences

The new Darwin Centre displays the Natural History Museum's archives which were previously in storage.

Download PDF magazine

44 Expo

Better city, better life

A look at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai featuring 200 countries!

Download PDF magazine

48 Museums

Sharjah Maritime Museum

Keith Gray of Haley Sharpe Design explains how they worked with the Ruler of Sharjah to detail the region's heritage.

Download PDF magazine

52 Audioguides

Adventures in audio

A look at the latest features and technologies available for audioguides.

Download PDF magazine

56 Top team

The Ashmolean

The museum's top team tells us about it's £61m transformation.

Download PDF magazine

60 Show previews

Sneak preview

A round up of the conferences and expos happening in the next six months.

Download PDF magazine

63 Product special

Fun-kit

The latest products for the industry – find the right products and services 24/7 by logging on to Attractions Management's free search engine, www.fun-kit.net.

Download PDF magazine

64 Aquariums

The big blue

Blue Reef Aquarium has opened on the former site of Millennium project Wildwalk in Bristol. We take a look.

Download PDF magazine

68 Water rides

Surf's up

A summary of the latest wave and surf products available to the industry.

Download PDF magazine

72 Eco

Fuglsang Art Museum

This award-winning gallery uses the landscape as part of its artwork and protects the environment by having natural light.

Download PDF magazine

75 Conference report

AZA

A report of the 85th conference for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Download PDF magazine

76 Simulation

Class act

We explore some of the simulation projects aimed at educating children with a hands-on approach.

Download PDF magazine

80 Fun-kit special

Ticketing

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

Download PDF magazine

84 Odd job

Pressing job

Grooming Hoover's wax figure is just one of the unusual jobs at Newseum.

Download PDF magazine

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Dave & Buster's to enter Middle East with Al Hokair partnership
US-based amusement franchise Dave & Buster’s has revealed plans to launch sites across the Middle East.
Scientists develop video game that adjusts difficulty based on player emotions – has applications for attractions and fitness
Korean scientists have developed a dynamic way of adjusting the difficulty of video games – by estimating the players' emotions based on in-game data.
VAC 2022 conference programme and 25 speakers announced
VAC 2022 has announced the final line-up of 25 top attractions sector speakers set to appear at the conference on Thursday 13 October.
Foster and Partners reveal design for sustainable marine life centre on the Red Sea
Live-streaming 'digital tour' enters the attractions sector
Live-streaming platform Heygo has ventured into the cultural visitor attractions sector by partnering with a number of museums in the UK and US.
Brad Pitt makes debut as sculptor at Finnish art museum
Hollywood superstar, Brad Pitt, has made his debut as a sculptor as part of British artist Thomas Houseago’s first ever exhibition in the Nordic countries.
World's longest and 'technologically advanced' zipline planned for Iceland
A 1km-long zipline offering riders speeds of 120km/h is set to open in Iceland later this year.
Triotech secures deal to supply rides for Puy Du Fou Asia's first Chinese attraction
Triotech has secured a deal to supply its interactive ride technology for the SAGA Experience, an immersive attraction being developed in the heart of Shanghai, China, by Puy du Fou Asia.
Tangled attraction among new additions revealed for Disneyland Paris Resort
A Tangled-themed family ride is among a range of new attractions revealed for the Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Resort, France.
Merlin takes over operations at UK's largest indoor waterpark
Merlin Entertainments has secured a contract to operate Blackpool Sandcastle, the UK's largest indoor waterpark.
HBG Design behind Michigan’s six-storey Aquadome inspired by the sun’s path across the sky
Hospitality and entertainment design firm HBG Design is helming the design of Michigan's new Gun Lake Casino Resort Aquadome – a glass-roofed, climate-controlled, indoor landscaped pool and event centre atrium environment.
IAAPA recognition for Blackpool Pleasure Beach to mark century-old relationship
Blackpool Pleasure Beach will be honoured at the IAAPA Expo Europe, being held in London later this month.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
DJW

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

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue!
It’s extremely important for us to show you the process behind every content we produce. Each of our titles stems from deep research, focused on giving you the kinds of content that best fit your venues and target audience. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

13 Oct 2022

VAC 2022

The ICC Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
25-28 Oct 2022

Synergy - The Retreat Show

Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
+ More diary  
 


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