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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
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
IDEATTACK

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

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
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CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2012 issue 1
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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
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
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
IDEATTACK

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

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design. [more...]
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06-06 Jun 2024

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06-07 Jun 2024

World Sauna Forum 2024

Sataman Viilu , Jyväskylä, Finland
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