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Attractions Management 2011 issue 3
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5 Editor's letter

Great Leadership

Building international-scale attractions is a complex business and we've seen repeatedly that when things go wrong, they can go very wrong

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8 BALPPA news

Drayton Manor Hotel opens to guests

Drayton Manor Hotel - a new 150-bedroom hotel at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire, UK - has opened its doors to guests

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10 Zoo & Aquarium news

Zoos and Aquariums as Economic Engines

In a tough economic climate, it's important to remember that attractions aren't stand-alone entities, but are closely linked with, and supported by, local and national suppliers

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12 Theme park news

d'strict unveils Live Park concept

South Korea-based creative design company d'strict has previewed its Live Park concept at the IAAPA Asia Expo event held in Singapore

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14 Waterpark news

Six Flags park opens Riptide Bay

Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, US, has announced the launch of its new 4-acre (1.6-hectare) water park expansion - Riptide Bay at Hurricane Harbor

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16 Museum news

Museum of Liverpool opens

Museum of Liverpool - one of the largest new-build museum developments in the UK for more than a century

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18 Science centre

News New-look planetarium for TAM

Taiwain's Taipei Astronomical Museum has opened its newlook planetarium, featuring a new Fidelity Black fulldome system supplied by UK-based Global Immersion

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20 Gallery news

Serpentine Sackler plans backed

Proposals for the extension of the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens, UK, have been approved

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21 Heritage news

Heritage status for 25 new sites

Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan; Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison in Barbados; and Fort Jesus in Kenya have been named among 25 new World Heritage Sites

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22 Profile

Jim Reid-Anderson

After declaring bankruptcy in 2009, theme park operator Six Flags had a $4m increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2011. The chair, president and CEO describes how he achieved this

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26 Analysis

The performance rollercoaster

How did theme park and waterpark attendances fare in 2010? We look at the results of the TEA/AECOM Theme Index

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32 Project preview

Cave paintings

Technology is taking people into the Mogao Caves in China virtually

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36 New opening

A roaring trade

Visitors are taken back in time at the NHM's Age of the Dinosaur exhibition

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40 Show review

Ecsite

We learn why freedom was the theme of the annual science centre conference

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44 Show preview

EAS

A selection of the products that companies will be exhibiting at the European Attraction Show in September

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52 Show preview

Leisure Industry Week

A look at what's on offer at the show where innovation meets inspiration

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54 Show review

World Waterpark Association

Some of the suppliers describe what they'll be showcasing at WWA this year

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56 3D/4D/5D

Different dimensions

We find out about some of the more unusual criteria in the latest 3D projects

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62 Audiovisual

Passage of time

How AV has recreated the historical events which took place during WWII

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66 Lighting

See the light

Industry experts detail the pros and cons of using LED lighting in attractions

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70 Design project profile

Travel guide

Exhibits at Glasgow's new Riverside Museum include a 30m train and the recreation of a 1900s street

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74 Smartphone technology

Street smart

Mark Hayward reviews some of the apps that use the landscape as the attraction

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76 Show review

Bringing SATE to Europe

Lesley Morisetti reports on Europe's first Storytelling, Architecture, Technology and Experience conference

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78 Galleries

Turner round

We visit the new Turner Contemporary and hear about the 10 years of controversy leading up to the opening and why it won't be focusing on Turner himself

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82 fun-kit.net

Focus on zoos

A selection of new products on the market aimed at the zoo sector

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84 Buyers guide

Suppliers of attractions products

Suppliers of attractions products

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COMPANY PROFILES
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
Simworx Ltd

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Triotech

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DJW

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Attractions Management 2011 issue 3
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Great Leadership

Building international-scale attractions is a complex business and we've seen repeatedly that when things go wrong, they can go very wrong

Download PDF magazine

8 BALPPA news

Drayton Manor Hotel opens to guests

Drayton Manor Hotel - a new 150-bedroom hotel at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire, UK - has opened its doors to guests

Download PDF magazine

10 Zoo & Aquarium news

Zoos and Aquariums as Economic Engines

In a tough economic climate, it's important to remember that attractions aren't stand-alone entities, but are closely linked with, and supported by, local and national suppliers

Download PDF magazine

12 Theme park news

d'strict unveils Live Park concept

South Korea-based creative design company d'strict has previewed its Live Park concept at the IAAPA Asia Expo event held in Singapore

Download PDF magazine

14 Waterpark news

Six Flags park opens Riptide Bay

Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, US, has announced the launch of its new 4-acre (1.6-hectare) water park expansion - Riptide Bay at Hurricane Harbor

Download PDF magazine

16 Museum news

Museum of Liverpool opens

Museum of Liverpool - one of the largest new-build museum developments in the UK for more than a century

Download PDF magazine

18 Science centre

News New-look planetarium for TAM

Taiwain's Taipei Astronomical Museum has opened its newlook planetarium, featuring a new Fidelity Black fulldome system supplied by UK-based Global Immersion

Download PDF magazine

20 Gallery news

Serpentine Sackler plans backed

Proposals for the extension of the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens, UK, have been approved

Download PDF magazine

21 Heritage news

Heritage status for 25 new sites

Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan; Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison in Barbados; and Fort Jesus in Kenya have been named among 25 new World Heritage Sites

Download PDF magazine

22 Profile

Jim Reid-Anderson

After declaring bankruptcy in 2009, theme park operator Six Flags had a $4m increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2011. The chair, president and CEO describes how he achieved this

Download PDF magazine

26 Analysis

The performance rollercoaster

How did theme park and waterpark attendances fare in 2010? We look at the results of the TEA/AECOM Theme Index

Download PDF magazine

32 Project preview

Cave paintings

Technology is taking people into the Mogao Caves in China virtually

Download PDF magazine

36 New opening

A roaring trade

Visitors are taken back in time at the NHM's Age of the Dinosaur exhibition

Download PDF magazine

40 Show review

Ecsite

We learn why freedom was the theme of the annual science centre conference

Download PDF magazine

44 Show preview

EAS

A selection of the products that companies will be exhibiting at the European Attraction Show in September

Download PDF magazine

52 Show preview

Leisure Industry Week

A look at what's on offer at the show where innovation meets inspiration

Download PDF magazine

54 Show review

World Waterpark Association

Some of the suppliers describe what they'll be showcasing at WWA this year

Download PDF magazine

56 3D/4D/5D

Different dimensions

We find out about some of the more unusual criteria in the latest 3D projects

Download PDF magazine

62 Audiovisual

Passage of time

How AV has recreated the historical events which took place during WWII

Download PDF magazine

66 Lighting

See the light

Industry experts detail the pros and cons of using LED lighting in attractions

Download PDF magazine

70 Design project profile

Travel guide

Exhibits at Glasgow's new Riverside Museum include a 30m train and the recreation of a 1900s street

Download PDF magazine

74 Smartphone technology

Street smart

Mark Hayward reviews some of the apps that use the landscape as the attraction

Download PDF magazine

76 Show review

Bringing SATE to Europe

Lesley Morisetti reports on Europe's first Storytelling, Architecture, Technology and Experience conference

Download PDF magazine

78 Galleries

Turner round

We visit the new Turner Contemporary and hear about the 10 years of controversy leading up to the opening and why it won't be focusing on Turner himself

Download PDF magazine

82 fun-kit.net

Focus on zoos

A selection of new products on the market aimed at the zoo sector

Download PDF magazine

84 Buyers guide

Suppliers of attractions products

Suppliers of attractions products

Download PDF magazine

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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
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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
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [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 Showreel 2021
Another year has passed, and we’re definitely happy with what we have accomplished in 2021! Find out more...
More videos:
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
+ 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
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