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Attractions Management 2012 issue 2
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5 Editor's letter

Celebrating the UK

While Britain’s world cities can compete with the best when it comes to hotels, restaurants and entertainment, one of the UK’s competitive edges – arguably unrivalled – is its strong heritage

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8 Science centre news

Mind Museum opens in Manila

Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAF) has unveiled the Mind Museum in Taguig, a city located in the Metro Manila region of the Philippines

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10 Museum news

Guggenheim Helsinki plans rejected

Plans to build a new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland have been rejected by the Helsinki City Council despite strong support for the scheme from Helsinki mayor Jussi Pajunen

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12 Zoo news

Chester Zoo unveils £30m Islands plans

Chester Zoo has unveiled plans to bring the islands of Sumatra, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines to Cheshire, UK, as part of a £30m scheme showcasing its conservation work

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14 Waterpark news

Palace Entertainment acquires Noah’s Ark

Palace Entertainment has completed the acquisition of Noah’s Ark waterpark in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, US for an undisclosed price

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16 Theme park news

Parques Reunidos acquires Slagharen

Spain-based visitor attractions operator Parques Reunidos has acquired the Slagharen fami ly theme park in Slagharen, The Netherlands

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18 Heritage news

MCA reopens following expansion

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney has reopened following the completion of a “significant” AU$53m (£34.3m, €41.2m, US$55m) redevelopment

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19 Gallery news

Work begins on ‘Ring of Harmony’

Construction work has begun on the Ring of Harmony wheel attraction at Shenfu New Town near Fushun, China. The 505ft (153m)- tall attraction will form the centrepiece of Shenfu, an entirely new town being built in the Liaoning province close to the city of Shenyang

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20 Profile

Bart de Boer

The Netherland's oldest theme park, Efteling, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. CEO Bart de Boer talks about why the park is so successful and how it's even caught the attention of Disney

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24 Industry opinion

Changing times

In the second part of our series marking our 15th anniversary, industry experts talk about their experiences and predictions

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30 Top Team

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

London - The Making of Harry Potter Two global brands unite to form a visitor attractions for the UK, which will delight Harry Potter and fi lm fans. The top team explain how they made it happen

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36 Museum design

Ship shape

The teams behind Amsterdam Maritime Museum and Chocolate - York's Sweet Story describe the inspiration behind their designs for two new attractions

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38 Project profile

Titanic Belfast

A new attraction details the splendour of the Titanic, while honouring its victims

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44 Project profile

Bright Spark

Innovation and expression are key to the exhibits at Telus Spark, Canada's first purpose-built science centre for decades

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48 Show preview

ECSITE 2012

Space and time, unlimited is the theme of this year's conference in Toulouse

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52 Multimedia and AV

Multi tasking

A look at some of the latest multimedia and AV projects in the attractions sector

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56 Mystery shopper

Role Model

We visit Kidzania Kuala Lumpur where children get to act our adult profession

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60 New opening

Cutty Sark

The world's oldest tea clipper opened in April after a £50m development project, which included unexpected fire damage

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64 Waterparks

In depth

Waterparks continue to grow in popularity, as these case studies testify

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70 Jubilee

Diamond opportunity

Advice for operators on how to make the most of the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee

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72 Olympics

Lasting legacies

The events of 2012 will be beamed around the world. We look at ways that UK operators can capitalise on this opportunity and some of the attractions that have been built in preparation

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76 Ticketing

Tailor made

Operators can now request bespoke ticketing solutions from suppliers, as their systems become even more sophisticated

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82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest product

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84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services

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Attractions Management 2012 issue 2
Download PDF
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Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Celebrating the UK

While Britain’s world cities can compete with the best when it comes to hotels, restaurants and entertainment, one of the UK’s competitive edges – arguably unrivalled – is its strong heritage

Download PDF magazine

8 Science centre news

Mind Museum opens in Manila

Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAF) has unveiled the Mind Museum in Taguig, a city located in the Metro Manila region of the Philippines

Download PDF magazine

10 Museum news

Guggenheim Helsinki plans rejected

Plans to build a new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland have been rejected by the Helsinki City Council despite strong support for the scheme from Helsinki mayor Jussi Pajunen

Download PDF magazine

12 Zoo news

Chester Zoo unveils £30m Islands plans

Chester Zoo has unveiled plans to bring the islands of Sumatra, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines to Cheshire, UK, as part of a £30m scheme showcasing its conservation work

Download PDF magazine

14 Waterpark news

Palace Entertainment acquires Noah’s Ark

Palace Entertainment has completed the acquisition of Noah’s Ark waterpark in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, US for an undisclosed price

Download PDF magazine

16 Theme park news

Parques Reunidos acquires Slagharen

Spain-based visitor attractions operator Parques Reunidos has acquired the Slagharen fami ly theme park in Slagharen, The Netherlands

Download PDF magazine

18 Heritage news

MCA reopens following expansion

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney has reopened following the completion of a “significant” AU$53m (£34.3m, €41.2m, US$55m) redevelopment

Download PDF magazine

19 Gallery news

Work begins on ‘Ring of Harmony’

Construction work has begun on the Ring of Harmony wheel attraction at Shenfu New Town near Fushun, China. The 505ft (153m)- tall attraction will form the centrepiece of Shenfu, an entirely new town being built in the Liaoning province close to the city of Shenyang

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Bart de Boer

The Netherland's oldest theme park, Efteling, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. CEO Bart de Boer talks about why the park is so successful and how it's even caught the attention of Disney

Download PDF magazine

24 Industry opinion

Changing times

In the second part of our series marking our 15th anniversary, industry experts talk about their experiences and predictions

Download PDF magazine

30 Top Team

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

London - The Making of Harry Potter Two global brands unite to form a visitor attractions for the UK, which will delight Harry Potter and fi lm fans. The top team explain how they made it happen

Download PDF magazine

36 Museum design

Ship shape

The teams behind Amsterdam Maritime Museum and Chocolate - York's Sweet Story describe the inspiration behind their designs for two new attractions

Download PDF magazine

38 Project profile

Titanic Belfast

A new attraction details the splendour of the Titanic, while honouring its victims

Download PDF magazine

44 Project profile

Bright Spark

Innovation and expression are key to the exhibits at Telus Spark, Canada's first purpose-built science centre for decades

Download PDF magazine

48 Show preview

ECSITE 2012

Space and time, unlimited is the theme of this year's conference in Toulouse

Download PDF magazine

52 Multimedia and AV

Multi tasking

A look at some of the latest multimedia and AV projects in the attractions sector

Download PDF magazine

56 Mystery shopper

Role Model

We visit Kidzania Kuala Lumpur where children get to act our adult profession

Download PDF magazine

60 New opening

Cutty Sark

The world's oldest tea clipper opened in April after a £50m development project, which included unexpected fire damage

Download PDF magazine

64 Waterparks

In depth

Waterparks continue to grow in popularity, as these case studies testify

Download PDF magazine

70 Jubilee

Diamond opportunity

Advice for operators on how to make the most of the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee

Download PDF magazine

72 Olympics

Lasting legacies

The events of 2012 will be beamed around the world. We look at ways that UK operators can capitalise on this opportunity and some of the attractions that have been built in preparation

Download PDF magazine

76 Ticketing

Tailor made

Operators can now request bespoke ticketing solutions from suppliers, as their systems become even more sophisticated

Download PDF magazine

82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest product

Download PDF magazine

84 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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TechnoAlpin

TechnoAlpin is the world leader for snowmaking systems. Our product portfolio includes all different [more...]
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...]
+ 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
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
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05-06 Mar 2023

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