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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
8 Letters

Attracting opinions

Money talks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
34 Mystery shopper

Universal appeal

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

Eastern promise

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

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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

Culture club

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

Guidelines

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

Colin Dawson and Martin Barratt

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

Reach for the stars

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

Refresh and renew

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

Shining examples

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

PLASA

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

Creature comforts

Creating an authentic environment for animals and wet creatures is essential. We look at projects achieving this
70 3D/4D

Screen vision

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

LIW

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

Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life

How attractions are getting involved with the International Year of Biodiversity.
81 Fun-kit special

Waterparks

A round up of activity in this sector
82 Product focus

Fun-Kit

Some of the latest products available
84 Buyers guide

Book your space

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COMPANY PROFILE
JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)

Every dream is unique and should be brought to life without style limitations. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2010 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
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
8 Letters

Attracting opinions

Money talks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
34 Mystery shopper

Universal appeal

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

Eastern promise

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

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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

Culture club

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

Guidelines

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

Colin Dawson and Martin Barratt

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

Reach for the stars

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

Refresh and renew

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

Shining examples

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

PLASA

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

Creature comforts

Creating an authentic environment for animals and wet creatures is essential. We look at projects achieving this
70 3D/4D

Screen vision

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

LIW

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

Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life

How attractions are getting involved with the International Year of Biodiversity.
81 Fun-kit special

Waterparks

A round up of activity in this sector
82 Product focus

Fun-Kit

Some of the latest products available
84 Buyers guide

Book your space

A source of attractions services
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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
JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)

Every dream is unique and should be brought to life without style limitations. [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 Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
+ 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  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2019

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