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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.
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.
COMPANY PROFILE
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
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EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
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Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
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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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World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019.
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020.
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium.
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences.
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation.
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999.
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
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COMPANY PROFILE
Triotech

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

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
 


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