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Attractions Management 2012 issue 1
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5 Editor's letter

Asian Orlando

One thing all our forecasters agree on is the growing importance of the Asian market in terms of the opportunities it offers for development

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8 Science centre news

March opening for Taguig's Mind Museum

The Mind Museum, the Philippines' first "world-class" science-based attraction which is being developed in Taguig, is scheduled to open its doors to the public in March 2012

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10 Waterpark news

Waterpark planned for Legoland Florida

Legoland Florida, the Merlin Entertainments-operated attraction which opened its doors for the first time in October

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12 Zoo news

Merlin plans LLA takeover

UK-based attractions operator Merlin Entertainments Group has submitted a recommended takeover offer for its Asia-Pacic counterpart, Living and Leisure Australia Group (LLA)

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14 Theme park news

$250m share buyback for Six Flags

US-based theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has announced a stock repurchase plan that allows the company to reacquire US$250m (€195m, £161m) worth of its stock by 2015

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17 Museum news

Helsinki Guggenheim a step closer

A new concept and development study into the development of a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland, has identified a site along the South Harbour waterfront for the project

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18 Heritage news

Wine attraction for Bordeaux

Casson Mann has revealed that it is working in partnership with Paris-based architects X-Tu on the development of a new international cultural wine centre for Bordeaux, France

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19 Gallery news

NY Met reopens American Wing

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, US has reopened its American Wing after completing a four-year renovation of the museum's galleries of American art

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20 Profile

Steve Peet

The new COO of Themed Attractions explains how he'll be using his experience to help the attractions industry in Malaysia become a sector worthy of international attention

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24 Industry opinion

Changing times

Nick Varney, Roland Mack, Al Weber Jr, Darrell Metzger and Michael Jolly tell us what's changed in the past 15 years and what they predict for the next 15

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28 Top Team

National Museum of Scotland

Returning to its original decor and the Victorian ideal of showcasing the whole world under one roof is the result of this £70m, 15-year development project

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34 Project review

French revolution

BRC's Bart Dohmen takes delight in the spectacular shows performed at theme park Puy du Fou, which will receive the Thea Classic Award in March

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38 Mystery shopper

Legoland Florida

We look at Merlin Entertainment's fifth Legoland Park which opened in October on the former Cypress Gardens site

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42 Project review

War heroes

Nick Farmer indulges his love of aeroplanes at Flight of Fantasy in Florida

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44 Science centre design

Exact science

We find out what operators need to consider when designing a science centre

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50 Analysis

Time is money

Alan Love analyses the impact of extending visits on increasing revenue

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52 Project preview

Adventure World Warsaw

Work begins on Poland's first destination theme park this spring

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54 Awards

Winning stories

The winners of the Thea Awards, which celebrate excellence in story telling

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57 3D/4D

New year resolutions

Conservation, history and pure entertainment are among the content of this year's newest 3D/4D offers

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60 Expo

Plant Life

Sky-Skan's Glenn Smith describes the work he's doing for Floriade 2012

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63 Waterparks

Culture Club

Stephen Galbraith advises on waterpark culture in Asia and the Middle East

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66 Audioguides

Apply here

A round-up of some of the latest audioguides and apps available to the industry

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72 fun-kit.net

Focus on special effects

New special effects on the market

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74 Product focus

ATTRACTIONS-KIT

A selection of the latest products

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76 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services

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COMPANY PROFILES
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
IDEATTACK

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

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

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Attractions Management 2012 issue 1
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Asian Orlando

One thing all our forecasters agree on is the growing importance of the Asian market in terms of the opportunities it offers for development

Download PDF magazine

8 Science centre news

March opening for Taguig's Mind Museum

The Mind Museum, the Philippines' first "world-class" science-based attraction which is being developed in Taguig, is scheduled to open its doors to the public in March 2012

Download PDF magazine

10 Waterpark news

Waterpark planned for Legoland Florida

Legoland Florida, the Merlin Entertainments-operated attraction which opened its doors for the first time in October

Download PDF magazine

12 Zoo news

Merlin plans LLA takeover

UK-based attractions operator Merlin Entertainments Group has submitted a recommended takeover offer for its Asia-Pacic counterpart, Living and Leisure Australia Group (LLA)

Download PDF magazine

14 Theme park news

$250m share buyback for Six Flags

US-based theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has announced a stock repurchase plan that allows the company to reacquire US$250m (€195m, £161m) worth of its stock by 2015

Download PDF magazine

17 Museum news

Helsinki Guggenheim a step closer

A new concept and development study into the development of a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland, has identified a site along the South Harbour waterfront for the project

Download PDF magazine

18 Heritage news

Wine attraction for Bordeaux

Casson Mann has revealed that it is working in partnership with Paris-based architects X-Tu on the development of a new international cultural wine centre for Bordeaux, France

Download PDF magazine

19 Gallery news

NY Met reopens American Wing

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, US has reopened its American Wing after completing a four-year renovation of the museum's galleries of American art

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Steve Peet

The new COO of Themed Attractions explains how he'll be using his experience to help the attractions industry in Malaysia become a sector worthy of international attention

Download PDF magazine

24 Industry opinion

Changing times

Nick Varney, Roland Mack, Al Weber Jr, Darrell Metzger and Michael Jolly tell us what's changed in the past 15 years and what they predict for the next 15

Download PDF magazine

28 Top Team

National Museum of Scotland

Returning to its original decor and the Victorian ideal of showcasing the whole world under one roof is the result of this £70m, 15-year development project

Download PDF magazine

34 Project review

French revolution

BRC's Bart Dohmen takes delight in the spectacular shows performed at theme park Puy du Fou, which will receive the Thea Classic Award in March

Download PDF magazine

38 Mystery shopper

Legoland Florida

We look at Merlin Entertainment's fifth Legoland Park which opened in October on the former Cypress Gardens site

Download PDF magazine

42 Project review

War heroes

Nick Farmer indulges his love of aeroplanes at Flight of Fantasy in Florida

Download PDF magazine

44 Science centre design

Exact science

We find out what operators need to consider when designing a science centre

Download PDF magazine

50 Analysis

Time is money

Alan Love analyses the impact of extending visits on increasing revenue

Download PDF magazine

52 Project preview

Adventure World Warsaw

Work begins on Poland's first destination theme park this spring

Download PDF magazine

54 Awards

Winning stories

The winners of the Thea Awards, which celebrate excellence in story telling

Download PDF magazine

57 3D/4D

New year resolutions

Conservation, history and pure entertainment are among the content of this year's newest 3D/4D offers

Download PDF magazine

60 Expo

Plant Life

Sky-Skan's Glenn Smith describes the work he's doing for Floriade 2012

Download PDF magazine

63 Waterparks

Culture Club

Stephen Galbraith advises on waterpark culture in Asia and the Middle East

Download PDF magazine

66 Audioguides

Apply here

A round-up of some of the latest audioguides and apps available to the industry

Download PDF magazine

72 fun-kit.net

Focus on special effects

New special effects on the market

Download PDF magazine

74 Product focus

ATTRACTIONS-KIT

A selection of the latest products

Download PDF magazine

76 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services

Download PDF magazine

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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
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
IDEATTACK

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

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

TechnoAlpin is the world leader for snowmaking systems. Our product portfolio includes all different [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:
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
IAAPA Expo Europe Promo – International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World – Red Raion
+ 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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