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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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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

LATEST NEWS
Carowinds expands to year-round opening, confirms Aeronautica opening for 2023
Carowinds theme park in North Carolina, US, has launched year-round operations this month (January 2023).
Disney hints at new gate for Walt Disney World as part of Lake Nona campus development
Disney has filed a planning application that kickstarts the group's plans to create a future regional campus and HQ in Florida, US.
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon Web Services on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK.
Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public
A new landmark maritime centre has opened to the public in Esbjerg, Denmark.
SEVEN to open world’s first indoor Discovery Adventures centres in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring purpose-built indoor adventures centres to the Kingdom.
Eden Project Morecambe secures £50m Levelling Up investment
Plans to create a new Eden Project North attraction in Morecambe, UK, have been given a major boost after the central government pledged to support the scheme with £50m worth of funding.
David Willrich takes the baton from Terry Monkton as chair of Experience UK
David Willrich has been appointed chair of Experience UK, replacing the outgoing Terry Monkton, who has steered the organisation over the past two years.
Universal to launch two new attraction concepts – one in Texas and another in Las Vegas
Universal Parks & Resorts has revealed plans to launch two entirely new visitor attractions concepts – a family-focused theme park and resort in Texas and a year-round horror experience in Las Vegas.
SeaWorld's Arctic Coaster to raise awareness of devastation of climate change
SeaWorld will open a new Arctic Rescue coaster at its San Diego theme park in early 2023.
Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023
The highly-anticipated Super Nintendo World will open to visitors at Universal Studios Hollywood on 17 February 2023.
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COMPANY PROFILES
QubicaAMF UK

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

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
Polin Waterparks

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

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [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:
Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2022 – Red Raion
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-06 Mar 2023

CryoCON 2023

Renaissance at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Dallas, United States
10-12 May 2023

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
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