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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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COMPANY PROFILES
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
Sally Corporation

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

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

Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
Last July 7th, Red Raion took part in the opening event of FICO Eataly World, the Italian theme park dedicated to food - the only one worldwide! Find out more...
More videos:
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
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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

LATEST NEWS
Carowinds expands to year-round opening, confirms Aeronautica opening for 2023
Carowinds theme park in North Carolina, US, has launched year-round operations this month (January 2023).
Disney hints at new gate for Walt Disney World as part of Lake Nona campus development
Disney has filed a planning application that kickstarts the group's plans to create a future regional campus and HQ in Florida, US.
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon Web Services on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK.
Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public
A new landmark maritime centre has opened to the public in Esbjerg, Denmark.
SEVEN to open world’s first indoor Discovery Adventures centres in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring purpose-built indoor adventures centres to the Kingdom.
Eden Project Morecambe secures £50m Levelling Up investment
Plans to create a new Eden Project North attraction in Morecambe, UK, have been given a major boost after the central government pledged to support the scheme with £50m worth of funding.
David Willrich takes the baton from Terry Monkton as chair of Experience UK
David Willrich has been appointed chair of Experience UK, replacing the outgoing Terry Monkton, who has steered the organisation over the past two years.
Universal to launch two new attraction concepts – one in Texas and another in Las Vegas
Universal Parks & Resorts has revealed plans to launch two entirely new visitor attractions concepts – a family-focused theme park and resort in Texas and a year-round horror experience in Las Vegas.
SeaWorld's Arctic Coaster to raise awareness of devastation of climate change
SeaWorld will open a new Arctic Rescue coaster at its San Diego theme park in early 2023.
Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023
The highly-anticipated Super Nintendo World will open to visitors at Universal Studios Hollywood on 17 February 2023.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
Sally Corporation

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

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

Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
Last July 7th, Red Raion took part in the opening event of FICO Eataly World, the Italian theme park dedicated to food - the only one worldwide! Find out more...
More videos:
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-06 Mar 2023

CryoCON 2023

Renaissance at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Dallas, United States
10-12 May 2023

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
+ More diary  
 


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©Cybertrek 2023

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