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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
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio for media-based attractions. [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
RMA Ltd

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
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Red Raion expands global presence with new Riyadh office
Red Raion, the CGI studio for media-based attractions, has announced the opening of its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2011 issue 3
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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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Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Use of cinematography techniques significantly increases engagement with VR
A study has found that the use of cinematic and video editing techniques can drastically increase the aesthetic appeal and user engagement of virtual reality environments.
Disneyland Paris renames theme park as part of $2 billion transformation
Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new name for Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the park’s US$2 billion transformation.
UK's Royal attractions had a bumper year in 2023
Numbers from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (ALVA) show that Royal attractions saw a huge increase in visitor numbers during 2023 – the coronation year of King Charles III.
Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
The Everyday Heritage initiative celebrates and preserves working class histories
Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
Universal announces long-awaited details of its Epic Universe, set to open in 2025
Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio for media-based attractions. [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
RMA Ltd

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Red Raion expands global presence with new Riyadh office
Red Raion, the CGI studio for media-based attractions, has announced the opening of its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [more...]
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National Attractions Marketing Conference

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06-07 Jun 2024

World Sauna Forum 2024

Sataman Viilu , Jyväskylä, Finland
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