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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.
8 Museum news

Beatles museum opens in Hamburg

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

IAAPA 2009

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

More dash, less cash

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

Double bill

We speak to the creators of two museums dedicated to movies.
40 New opening

Social sciences

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

Better city, better life

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

Adventures in audio

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

The Ashmolean

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

Sneak preview

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

The big blue

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

Surf's up

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

AZA

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

Class act

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

Ticketing

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

Pressing job

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

Beatles museum opens in Hamburg

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

IAAPA 2009

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

More dash, less cash

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

Double bill

We speak to the creators of two museums dedicated to movies.
40 New opening

Social sciences

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

Better city, better life

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

Adventures in audio

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

The Ashmolean

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

Sneak preview

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

The big blue

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

Surf's up

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

AZA

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

Class act

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

Ticketing

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

Pressing job

Grooming Hoover's wax figure is just one of the unusual jobs at Newseum.
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Experiential pirate experience to launch in 2020
A visitor attraction offering guests the opportunity to "live as pirates" is set to launch in the Dutch capital city Amsterdam in 2020.
Universal Beijing gets 2021 opening date
Universal has announced that its multi-billion dollar theme park development in Beijing, China, will open in 2021.
Four new theme parks open in two months as Fantawild revels in retelling Chinese history
Fantawild has opened its fourth Chinese theme park in a little over two months, with Jingzhou Fantawild Oriental Heritage in Hubei Province being the latest.
British Museum's Samsung Digital Discovery Centre upgraded with new tech
The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre (SDDC), a technological hub for children and young people at the British Museum, has been reopened following a major refit. The partnership between the two organisations has also been extended by another five years, to 2024.
Interactive scorekeeping wristbands planned for Super Nintendo World
Interactive wristbands that interface back to a user's Nintendo game console look to be part of plans for Super Nintendo World, which is due to open at Universal Studios Japan theme park in Q2 2020.
Antorcha leaves SeaWorld after seven months, interim CEO in place
SeaWorld CEO Gus Antorcha has resigned from his position after just seven months in the role, with chief financial officer Marc Swanson stepping up as interim chief executive officer.
India earmarks billions towards five-year heritage and culture project
A programme of "authentic reconstruction" of 11 historic sites in India, and the setting up of 100 experiential museums, are among ambitious plans reportedly under development by India's culture ministry.
Scape aims for city-wide AR through data gathering initiative
UK technology company Scape Technologies has gathered street-level data for 100 cities around the world, that it says can be used to create a "new baseline for 3D mapping" and enable city-wide augmented reality applications.
IEE 2019: IAAPA Expo Europe kicks off in Paris
Europe's premium event for the visitor attraction sector - IAAPA Expo Europe - is officially underway in Paris, France, for its 2019 edition.
San Antonio's McNay Art Museum embarks on first phase of campus improvements
The first phase of a multi-million dollar landscape transformation plan for San Antonio's McNay Art Museum has been unveiled, with outdoor works of art, increased accessibility and aesthetic fencing to replace the existing tall boundary hedges planned for the Texas attraction.
Angela Merkel on-hand for opening of €28m Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has cut the ribbon to open the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau – a building designed to hold the 49,000 exhibits in the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation collection.
Cincinnati fun park to focus on water experiences at the expense of amusement rides
Providing guests with more of what they want – this is the rationale behind Coney Island's decision to remove its amusement park rides and replace them with additional water park experiences.
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COMPANY PROFILE
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Rebranded EAG International Expo set to become leading trade show for the international entertainment and attractions industry
The newly rebranded Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo (EAG) is set to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
23-24 Sep 2019

Tourism Symposium 2019

Winter Gardens, Blackpool, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
 


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Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

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