Attractions news, jobs and magazine | attractionsmanagement.com
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
Attractions Management 2011 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
+ Magazine Archive
5 Editor's letter

Finding new models

The industry is entering a new phase where operators can play with scale, location and the business model to extend their reach
8 Museum news

Architect named for V&A works

Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) has been appointed to lead the Exhibition Road scheme at London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, following an international contest
10 BALPPA news

New tourism strategy revealed

England and Wales' May Day bank holiday could be moved to another time of year as part of the government's new strategy to increase tourism
12 Heritage news

US$5m wing for Florida museum

A new US$5m (£3.1m, €3.4m) wing has been unveiled at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, US
14 Theme park news

2012 launch for Harry Potter tour

Warner Bros has announced plans to launch its new Harry Potter studio tour attraction at Leavesden Studios, Hertfordshire, in spring 2012
16 Zoo & Aquarium news

Georgia Aquarium expands

Georgia Aquarium's newest and biggest addition - its sixth permanent gallery - opened to the public on 2 April
18 Waterpark news

Evergreen Waterpark to open

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, US is to open a non-profit, educational waterpark on 6 June
19 Gallery news

Greenland gallery plans unveiled

A team comprising Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), TNT Nuuk, Ramboll Nuuk and Arkitekti has been chosen to design a new national gallery in Greenland
20 Science centre news

Saint Louis expansion to open

The Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC) in St. Louis, Missouri, US, will open a new expanded exhibition hall in July 2011
22 Profile

Robert Firmhofer

The director of Poland's first science centre, Copernicus, talks about the venue's plans as host of Ecsite in May and how the site has become a symbol
26 Planetariums

Copernicus Science Centre

The science centre's 16m domed planetarium opens in May. Sky-Skan's Glenn Smith describes the company's work in designing a cutting-edge system
28 Project preview

Museum of Liverpool

The world's first national city museum opens in July. Director Janet Dugdale explains its aim and how it's using the people's stories to convey its significance globally throughout history
32 Interview

Andrew Lee

IAAPA Asia Pacific's executive director describes his plans for the association and its expo in June in Sentosa
36 Design project profile

Doctor Who Experience

The cult sci-fi tv show has been brought to life in this interactive show experience and exhibition. Creators Sarner reveal how they used theatrical tricks to transport visitors into the Doctor's universe
40 Analysis

Integrated Resorts

Imaginvest's Emmanuel Mongon investigates how Singapore's two new integrated resorts aim to transform the country into a leisure destination
44 New opening

Peppa Pig World

Paulton Park in the UK's new theme park offer targets children under six with its lively recreation of the hit cartoon
46 India

Bollywood bonanza or slumdog millionaire?

Advice from industry experts in light of India's growing attractions industry
50 Multimedia and AV

Technology time line

Kevin Murphy looks at the history of multimedia and AV and where it's heading
54 fun-kit.net

Multimedia and AV focus

A round up of some of the latest products available for the industry
56 Occupational hazard

Politics on the menu

Advice on how to operate your venue when the president and first lady drop in
58 Project Preview

Thrill seeker

Visitors wanting an adrenalin-fuelled experience in Orlando rather than a family day out, may soon get what they’re looking for at Orlando Thrill Park. Co-founders, Doug Rutledge and Joyce Arbucias, tell Kathleen Whyman about their white-knuckle offer
60 3D/4D/5D

Fulldome versus flat screen

Can a flat screen compete with the impact of a dome or is content suffering? We ask the experts for their thoughts
68 Ticketing

At the touch of a button

Operators can control much more than just ticketing with the latest technological offers available for attractions
72 Waterparks

New wave

Waterpark suppliers are increasingly inventive as visitors seek more adrenalinfueled rides and thrilling surf offers
76 Buyers' guide

Suppliers of attractions products

A source of attractions services
COMPANY PROFILE
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [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

instantprint - Online Print Made Easy!
We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion Showreel 2018 – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
+ 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  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2019 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

07 Aug 2019 issue 136


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2019
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
Attractions Management 2011 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Finding new models

The industry is entering a new phase where operators can play with scale, location and the business model to extend their reach
8 Museum news

Architect named for V&A works

Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) has been appointed to lead the Exhibition Road scheme at London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, following an international contest
10 BALPPA news

New tourism strategy revealed

England and Wales' May Day bank holiday could be moved to another time of year as part of the government's new strategy to increase tourism
12 Heritage news

US$5m wing for Florida museum

A new US$5m (£3.1m, €3.4m) wing has been unveiled at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, US
14 Theme park news

2012 launch for Harry Potter tour

Warner Bros has announced plans to launch its new Harry Potter studio tour attraction at Leavesden Studios, Hertfordshire, in spring 2012
16 Zoo & Aquarium news

Georgia Aquarium expands

Georgia Aquarium's newest and biggest addition - its sixth permanent gallery - opened to the public on 2 April
18 Waterpark news

Evergreen Waterpark to open

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, US is to open a non-profit, educational waterpark on 6 June
19 Gallery news

Greenland gallery plans unveiled

A team comprising Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), TNT Nuuk, Ramboll Nuuk and Arkitekti has been chosen to design a new national gallery in Greenland
20 Science centre news

Saint Louis expansion to open

The Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC) in St. Louis, Missouri, US, will open a new expanded exhibition hall in July 2011
22 Profile

Robert Firmhofer

The director of Poland's first science centre, Copernicus, talks about the venue's plans as host of Ecsite in May and how the site has become a symbol
26 Planetariums

Copernicus Science Centre

The science centre's 16m domed planetarium opens in May. Sky-Skan's Glenn Smith describes the company's work in designing a cutting-edge system
28 Project preview

Museum of Liverpool

The world's first national city museum opens in July. Director Janet Dugdale explains its aim and how it's using the people's stories to convey its significance globally throughout history
32 Interview

Andrew Lee

IAAPA Asia Pacific's executive director describes his plans for the association and its expo in June in Sentosa
36 Design project profile

Doctor Who Experience

The cult sci-fi tv show has been brought to life in this interactive show experience and exhibition. Creators Sarner reveal how they used theatrical tricks to transport visitors into the Doctor's universe
40 Analysis

Integrated Resorts

Imaginvest's Emmanuel Mongon investigates how Singapore's two new integrated resorts aim to transform the country into a leisure destination
44 New opening

Peppa Pig World

Paulton Park in the UK's new theme park offer targets children under six with its lively recreation of the hit cartoon
46 India

Bollywood bonanza or slumdog millionaire?

Advice from industry experts in light of India's growing attractions industry
50 Multimedia and AV

Technology time line

Kevin Murphy looks at the history of multimedia and AV and where it's heading
54 fun-kit.net

Multimedia and AV focus

A round up of some of the latest products available for the industry
56 Occupational hazard

Politics on the menu

Advice on how to operate your venue when the president and first lady drop in
58 Project Preview

Thrill seeker

Visitors wanting an adrenalin-fuelled experience in Orlando rather than a family day out, may soon get what they’re looking for at Orlando Thrill Park. Co-founders, Doug Rutledge and Joyce Arbucias, tell Kathleen Whyman about their white-knuckle offer
60 3D/4D/5D

Fulldome versus flat screen

Can a flat screen compete with the impact of a dome or is content suffering? We ask the experts for their thoughts
68 Ticketing

At the touch of a button

Operators can control much more than just ticketing with the latest technological offers available for attractions
72 Waterparks

New wave

Waterpark suppliers are increasingly inventive as visitors seek more adrenalinfueled rides and thrilling surf offers
76 Buyers' guide

Suppliers of attractions products

A source of attractions services
LATEST NEWS
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.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILE
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [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

instantprint - Online Print Made Easy!
We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion Showreel 2018 – Red Raion
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
+ 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

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS