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Attractions Management 2011 issue 4
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5 Editor's letter

Scaling up

Merlin has become master of branding and scale - fitting each business to the opportunity to create a company that's thriving at local, regional, national and international levels

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8 Theme park news

Paramount signs deal for Spain

Details of the new Paramount park were revealed at a launch event

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10 Science centre news

4D attraction for Science North

Science North in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, has added a new 4D experience to its range of attractions

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12 Zoo news

Singapore aquarium opens

The Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA), the first ever maritime-themed attraction for Singapore, has been unveiled at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) waterfront.

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14 Museum news

Dresden's new-look military

The Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany, has been reopened to the public after an extensive redesign, which was led by US-based architect Daniel Libeskind.

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16 Waterpark news

Two new waterparks for China

Two new waterparks - featuring attractions and slides supplied by US-based company WhiteWater West - have opened in China.

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18 Heritage news

Facelift for Statue of Liberty

Renovation work on the statue and visitor facilities will begin November

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21 Gallery news

New gallery for Descanso site

The new gallery space will double the arts space at the visitor attraction

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22 Profile

Nick Varney

The CEO of Merlin Entertainments talks about the opening of Legoland Florida in October, the company's involvement in the regeneration of Blackpool and his plans for Merlin's continued expansion

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26 Top team

Adler Planetarium

Hailed as the most technologically advanced in the world, Grainger Sky Theater opened in July as part of Deep Sea Adventure. Members of the team behind the project describe their work

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32 Mystery shopper

A force to be reckoned with?

Disney's Star Tours attraction relaunched in May as a 3D experience. We find out if the force is still strong

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36 Project preview

Pure magic

Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter opens next March. We get a sneak preview of the incredible film sets and props on show

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42 Occupational hazard

Mythological mystery

How Zeugma Mosaic Museum's 2,000-year-old artefacts survived flooding only to be vandalised and stolen

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44 New opening

Edging forward

The CN Tower in Canada's new 1,200fthigh EdgeWalk is a must for thrill seekers

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48 Interview

Chip Cleary

IAAPA's new president explains how the organisation is embracing change

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52 Show preview

IAAPA 2011

Some of this year's exhibitors detail the products they'll be showcasing

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58 Interview

Jeremy Reed

BALPPA's new chief executive on how he'll continue lobbying for the industry

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60 Multimedia

Time after time

Experiences continue to be brought to life thanks to multimedia's developments

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64 Waterparks

Wet solutions

A round-up of some of the latest waterpark solutions launched this year

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70 3D/4D/5D

At a cinema near you

The latest technology is being taken up by the industry, ensuring cutting-edge experiences are available for everyone

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78 Ticketing

Data driven

Advice for operators on how to use the customer data obtained by point of sale systems to generate additional revenue

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80 Mystery shopper

A grave issue

Glasnevin Cemetery's new museum recently received Thea and M&H awards. We fi nd out how the attraction has brought new life to this corner of Dublin

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82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest products available to for the attractions industry

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84 Buyers' guide

Web Gallery

A source of attractions services

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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...]
Polin Waterparks

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

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

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
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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 TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
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Attractions Management 2011 issue 4
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Scaling up

Merlin has become master of branding and scale - fitting each business to the opportunity to create a company that's thriving at local, regional, national and international levels

Download PDF magazine

8 Theme park news

Paramount signs deal for Spain

Details of the new Paramount park were revealed at a launch event

Download PDF magazine

10 Science centre news

4D attraction for Science North

Science North in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, has added a new 4D experience to its range of attractions

Download PDF magazine

12 Zoo news

Singapore aquarium opens

The Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA), the first ever maritime-themed attraction for Singapore, has been unveiled at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) waterfront.

Download PDF magazine

14 Museum news

Dresden's new-look military

The Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany, has been reopened to the public after an extensive redesign, which was led by US-based architect Daniel Libeskind.

Download PDF magazine

16 Waterpark news

Two new waterparks for China

Two new waterparks - featuring attractions and slides supplied by US-based company WhiteWater West - have opened in China.

Download PDF magazine

18 Heritage news

Facelift for Statue of Liberty

Renovation work on the statue and visitor facilities will begin November

Download PDF magazine

21 Gallery news

New gallery for Descanso site

The new gallery space will double the arts space at the visitor attraction

Download PDF magazine

22 Profile

Nick Varney

The CEO of Merlin Entertainments talks about the opening of Legoland Florida in October, the company's involvement in the regeneration of Blackpool and his plans for Merlin's continued expansion

Download PDF magazine

26 Top team

Adler Planetarium

Hailed as the most technologically advanced in the world, Grainger Sky Theater opened in July as part of Deep Sea Adventure. Members of the team behind the project describe their work

Download PDF magazine

32 Mystery shopper

A force to be reckoned with?

Disney's Star Tours attraction relaunched in May as a 3D experience. We find out if the force is still strong

Download PDF magazine

36 Project preview

Pure magic

Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter opens next March. We get a sneak preview of the incredible film sets and props on show

Download PDF magazine

42 Occupational hazard

Mythological mystery

How Zeugma Mosaic Museum's 2,000-year-old artefacts survived flooding only to be vandalised and stolen

Download PDF magazine

44 New opening

Edging forward

The CN Tower in Canada's new 1,200fthigh EdgeWalk is a must for thrill seekers

Download PDF magazine

48 Interview

Chip Cleary

IAAPA's new president explains how the organisation is embracing change

Download PDF magazine

52 Show preview

IAAPA 2011

Some of this year's exhibitors detail the products they'll be showcasing

Download PDF magazine

58 Interview

Jeremy Reed

BALPPA's new chief executive on how he'll continue lobbying for the industry

Download PDF magazine

60 Multimedia

Time after time

Experiences continue to be brought to life thanks to multimedia's developments

Download PDF magazine

64 Waterparks

Wet solutions

A round-up of some of the latest waterpark solutions launched this year

Download PDF magazine

70 3D/4D/5D

At a cinema near you

The latest technology is being taken up by the industry, ensuring cutting-edge experiences are available for everyone

Download PDF magazine

78 Ticketing

Data driven

Advice for operators on how to use the customer data obtained by point of sale systems to generate additional revenue

Download PDF magazine

80 Mystery shopper

A grave issue

Glasnevin Cemetery's new museum recently received Thea and M&H awards. We fi nd out how the attraction has brought new life to this corner of Dublin

Download PDF magazine

82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest products available to for the attractions industry

Download PDF magazine

84 Buyers' guide

Web Gallery

A source of attractions services

Download PDF magazine

LATEST NEWS
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...]
Polin Waterparks

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

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

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [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 TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. 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
+ More diary  
 


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