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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
24 Industry opinion

Changing times

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

Titanic Belfast

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

ECSITE 2012

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

Multi tasking

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

Role Model

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

Cutty Sark

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

In depth

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

Diamond opportunity

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

Tailor made

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

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest product
84 Buyers' guide


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Attractions Management 2012 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
24 Industry opinion

Changing times

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

Titanic Belfast

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

ECSITE 2012

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

Multi tasking

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

Role Model

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

Cutty Sark

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

In depth

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

Diamond opportunity

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

Tailor made

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

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest product
84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services
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World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019.
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020.
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium.
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences.
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation.
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999.
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
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COMPANY PROFILE
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
 


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