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Attractions Management 2010 issue 3
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5 Editor's letter

Potter envy

While we were busy giving the Harry Potter books a Safeway supermarket award for its contribution to tourism, Universal was busy negotiating and planning the theme park in Florida

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8 Letters

Attracting opinions

Money talks

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10 Gallery news

Frick Collection to create new gallery

New York's Frick Collection is revisiting an idea first mooted almost 100 years ago to create a permanent gallery dedicated to sculpture and the decorative arts.

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11 Museum news

V & A Dundee design shortlist revealed

Six companies have been shortlisted to draw up plans for a landmark new building to house the proposed V&A museum at Dundee, Scotland.

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12 BALPPA news

Weston Pier rides nearing completion

The design and build of the eight rides that will be installed at the redeveloped Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare are nearing completion.

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13 Heritage news

New York's High Line gets award

New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has presented the 2010 Doris C. Freedman Award to the Friends of the High Line, for the latter's work in preserving a piece of New York's industrial history and transforming it into an innovative public space and heritage attraction.

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14 Theme park news

CDA in Futuroscope merger talks

Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) is in discussions with the Conseil Général de la Vienne with a view to merging the CDA group with the Futuroscope theme park near Poitiers in west central France.

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16 Science centre

£3m funding for Jodrell Bank scheme

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the Northwest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are to provide funding of £3.1m (US$4.6m, €3.8m) to kick-start the creation of a new Science Discovery Centre at Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory.

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17 Zoo and aquarium news

National Aquarium to build park

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, US, is to build a US$5.4m (£3.5m, €4.4m) waterfront park.

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18 Waterpark news

Aldar to build waterpark on Yas Island

Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties is to open a 16.4-hectare waterpark on Yas Island, the company's major leisure and entertainment destination.

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20 Profile

Guy Drouin

Canada's largest waterpark, Calypso, opened this June and expects to attract three million visitors a year. Its CEO talks about the launch of his second park

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24 Research

The TEA/AECOM Global Parks Report

Despite the economic climate, some operators reported an increase in profits and record visitor numbers in 2009, as AECOM and TEA's research reveals

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28 Top team

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

AZA's management team describes its rigorous accreditation process and how its Species Survival Plan aims to protect creatures for the next 100 years

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32 Conference review

Ecsite

The theme of this year's conference was risk as a source of creativity. BRC's Mark Hayward and event organiser Aliki Giannakopoulou describe the event

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34 Mystery shopper

Universal appeal

Does the newly opened Universal Studios Singapore live up to the hype?

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38 Feasibility study

Eastern promise

Christian Aaen explains how AECOM's feasibility study helped with the planning of Universal Studios Singapore

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42 Occupational hazard

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The curator describes how one of the exhibit sharks was recently killed

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44 Museums

Culture club

The Capital Cultural Manifesto aims to share British artwork with the world

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47 Audioguides

Guidelines

A look at some of the new ways audioguides are being used in attractions

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50 Profile

Colin Dawson and Martin Barratt

BALPPA's retiring and incoming CE talk about the association's work

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54 Planetariums

Reach for the stars

Industry experts offer advice on what you need to know to build a planetarium

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58 Exhibition design

Refresh and renew

Revamping an existing exhibition results in a fresh offer for visitors, as these recent launches demonstrate

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62 Lighting

Shining examples

Case studies of attractions that have used clever lighting to create a truly immersive experience for their visitors

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64 Show preview

PLASA

The annual show for the audio, light and video industry is going green

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66 Zoos and Aquariums

Creature comforts

Creating an authentic environment for animals and wet creatures is essential. We look at projects achieving this

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70 3D/4D

Screen vision

We investigate how the advent of 3D film in cinemas and consumer's homes will affect the attractions industry

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76 Show preview

LIW

A look ahead to September's Leisure Industry Week in the UK

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78 Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life

How attractions are getting involved with the International Year of Biodiversity.

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81 Fun-kit special

Waterparks

A round up of activity in this sector

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82 Product focus

Fun-Kit

Some of the latest products available

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84 Buyers guide

Book your space

A source of attractions services

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COMPANY PROFILES
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Painting With Light

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Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
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Attractions Management 2010 issue 3
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Potter envy

While we were busy giving the Harry Potter books a Safeway supermarket award for its contribution to tourism, Universal was busy negotiating and planning the theme park in Florida

Download PDF magazine

8 Letters

Attracting opinions

Money talks

Download PDF magazine

10 Gallery news

Frick Collection to create new gallery

New York's Frick Collection is revisiting an idea first mooted almost 100 years ago to create a permanent gallery dedicated to sculpture and the decorative arts.

Download PDF magazine

11 Museum news

V & A Dundee design shortlist revealed

Six companies have been shortlisted to draw up plans for a landmark new building to house the proposed V&A museum at Dundee, Scotland.

Download PDF magazine

12 BALPPA news

Weston Pier rides nearing completion

The design and build of the eight rides that will be installed at the redeveloped Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare are nearing completion.

Download PDF magazine

13 Heritage news

New York's High Line gets award

New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has presented the 2010 Doris C. Freedman Award to the Friends of the High Line, for the latter's work in preserving a piece of New York's industrial history and transforming it into an innovative public space and heritage attraction.

Download PDF magazine

14 Theme park news

CDA in Futuroscope merger talks

Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) is in discussions with the Conseil Général de la Vienne with a view to merging the CDA group with the Futuroscope theme park near Poitiers in west central France.

Download PDF magazine

16 Science centre

£3m funding for Jodrell Bank scheme

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the Northwest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are to provide funding of £3.1m (US$4.6m, €3.8m) to kick-start the creation of a new Science Discovery Centre at Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Download PDF magazine

17 Zoo and aquarium news

National Aquarium to build park

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, US, is to build a US$5.4m (£3.5m, €4.4m) waterfront park.

Download PDF magazine

18 Waterpark news

Aldar to build waterpark on Yas Island

Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties is to open a 16.4-hectare waterpark on Yas Island, the company's major leisure and entertainment destination.

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Guy Drouin

Canada's largest waterpark, Calypso, opened this June and expects to attract three million visitors a year. Its CEO talks about the launch of his second park

Download PDF magazine

24 Research

The TEA/AECOM Global Parks Report

Despite the economic climate, some operators reported an increase in profits and record visitor numbers in 2009, as AECOM and TEA's research reveals

Download PDF magazine

28 Top team

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

AZA's management team describes its rigorous accreditation process and how its Species Survival Plan aims to protect creatures for the next 100 years

Download PDF magazine

32 Conference review

Ecsite

The theme of this year's conference was risk as a source of creativity. BRC's Mark Hayward and event organiser Aliki Giannakopoulou describe the event

Download PDF magazine

34 Mystery shopper

Universal appeal

Does the newly opened Universal Studios Singapore live up to the hype?

Download PDF magazine

38 Feasibility study

Eastern promise

Christian Aaen explains how AECOM's feasibility study helped with the planning of Universal Studios Singapore

Download PDF magazine

42 Occupational hazard

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The curator describes how one of the exhibit sharks was recently killed

Download PDF magazine

44 Museums

Culture club

The Capital Cultural Manifesto aims to share British artwork with the world

Download PDF magazine

47 Audioguides

Guidelines

A look at some of the new ways audioguides are being used in attractions

Download PDF magazine

50 Profile

Colin Dawson and Martin Barratt

BALPPA's retiring and incoming CE talk about the association's work

Download PDF magazine

54 Planetariums

Reach for the stars

Industry experts offer advice on what you need to know to build a planetarium

Download PDF magazine

58 Exhibition design

Refresh and renew

Revamping an existing exhibition results in a fresh offer for visitors, as these recent launches demonstrate

Download PDF magazine

62 Lighting

Shining examples

Case studies of attractions that have used clever lighting to create a truly immersive experience for their visitors

Download PDF magazine

64 Show preview

PLASA

The annual show for the audio, light and video industry is going green

Download PDF magazine

66 Zoos and Aquariums

Creature comforts

Creating an authentic environment for animals and wet creatures is essential. We look at projects achieving this

Download PDF magazine

70 3D/4D

Screen vision

We investigate how the advent of 3D film in cinemas and consumer's homes will affect the attractions industry

Download PDF magazine

76 Show preview

LIW

A look ahead to September's Leisure Industry Week in the UK

Download PDF magazine

78 Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life

How attractions are getting involved with the International Year of Biodiversity.

Download PDF magazine

81 Fun-kit special

Waterparks

A round up of activity in this sector

Download PDF magazine

82 Product focus

Fun-Kit

Some of the latest products available

Download PDF magazine

84 Buyers guide

Book your space

A source of attractions services

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
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
IDEATTACK

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

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [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:
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
IAAPA Expo Europe Promo – International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
+ 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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©Cybertrek 2022

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