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Attractions Management 2010 issue 1
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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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Sally Corporation

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Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
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VIDEO GALLERY

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Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
Attractions Management 2010 issue 1
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
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.

View on turning pages

8 Museum news

Beatles museum opens in Hamburg

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

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

26 Show review

IAAPA 2009

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

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

32 Theme park design

More dash, less cash

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

View on turning pages

36 Movies

Double bill

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

View on turning pages

40 New opening

Social sciences

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

View on turning pages

44 Expo

Better city, better life

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

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

52 Audioguides

Adventures in audio

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

View on turning pages

56 Top team

The Ashmolean

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

View on turning pages

60 Show previews

Sneak preview

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

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

64 Aquariums

The big blue

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

View on turning pages

68 Water rides

Surf's up

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

View on turning pages

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.

View on turning pages

75 Conference report

AZA

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

View on turning pages

76 Simulation

Class act

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

View on turning pages

80 Fun-kit special

Ticketing

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

View on turning pages

84 Odd job

Pressing job

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

View on turning pages

LATEST NEWS
Coronavirus forces closure of all of Disney's Asian parks
The coronavirus has now forced the closure of all of Disney's theme parks in Asia, after the operator announced plans to close its Tokyo resort as a result of the outbreak.
Smithsonian makes image banks rights free in the largest cultural open access programme in history
Smithsonian Open Access, an initiative to provide copyright-free access to millions of digital collection images and data, has been launched, with anyone now able to download, transform and share content for free and for any purpose.
Plans for Great Wolf's first European site rejected by local authority
Oxfordshire County Council has objected to plans for a multi-million-pound waterpark resort in Chesterton, UK, following concerns from local residents.
Duke of Sussex launches sustainable tourism initiative at Travel Tourism Summit in Edinburgh
Prince Harry, HRH Duke of Sussex has returned to the UK for his first public appearance, one of his final as a 'senior royal', since he and his wife, Meghan Markle, renounced their HRH titles earlier this year.
SeaWorld monitoring coronavirus as disease continues to spread
SeaWorld has seen "no discernible impact" stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, according to company CEO Sergio Rivera, who revealed that it's monitoring the situation as the disease spreads.
SeaWorld in buoyant mood despite inclement weather after strong Q4
SeaWorld Entertainment says it has bounced back from a disappointing Q3 in 2019, with strong Q4 and overall year figures.
North America's first whale sanctuary coming to Canada
Plans have been announced to establish the first sanctuary in North America for captive whales retired from parks and aquariums.
Bob Chapek named new Disney CEO as Iger steps aside
Disney CEO Bob Iger has stepped down from the role to concentrate on directing the company's creative output, with Disney veteran Bob Chapek taking the reins at the head of the organisation.
Catherine Toolan to replace departing Paul Carty at Guinness Storehouse
Ireland's top attraction, the Guinness Storehouse, is to come under new leadership from April, with Catherine Toolan replacing Paul Carty as managing director.
Texas Kalahari Water Park scheduled for November 2020 opening
A new US$550m (€509m, £426m) African-themed water park and resort from Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is due to open in Round Rock, Texas, in November 2020.
Northern Ireland's The Gobbins in line for £11m development
Plans for an £11m (US$14.2m, €13m) extension to The Gobbins, a famous cliff-face path at Islandmagee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, have made significant progress, according to the local borough council.
London's V&A Museum of Childhood to close for two-year redevelopment
Creating an "unforgettable first museum experience for children" is the aim of the V&A Museum of Childhood in London, which has announced it will close in May 2020 to undergo a two-year, £13m (US$16.9m, €15.7m) transformation.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Global Solutions for Clothing creates award-winning costumes
Global Solutions for Clothing (GSC) is a multi-award winning costume specialist that has been creating high quality costume for more than 60 years. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

instantprint - Online Print Made Easy!
We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

23-25 Mar 2020

MuseumNext Europe

Edinburgh Festival Hub, Edinburgh,
23-25 Mar 2020

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Exhibition (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2020

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