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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
QubicaAMF UK

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

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has been supplying the Attractions, Holiday Park, Zoos and Theme Park mark [more...]
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Attractions Management 2011 issue 4
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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
Merlin unveils record-breaking Hyperia coaster at Thorpe Park
Merlin Entertainments has launched its new Hyperia rollercoaster at Thorpe Park to celebrate its 45th year.
Second Chaos Karts launches in Dubai
Live action video game experience Chaos Karts has launched in a 15,000sq ft arena in Al Quoz, Dubai.
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
QubicaAMF UK

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

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has been supplying the Attractions, Holiday Park, Zoos and Theme Park mark [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

National Attractions Marketing Conference – an injection of adrenaline for UK attractions
The National Attractions Marketing Conference will see speakers representing some of the UK’s top visitor attractions and best-in-class marketing agencies gather on 6 June at Drayton Manor Theme Park & Resort in Staffordshire. [more...]
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