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Attractions Management 2012 issue 3
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5 Editor's letter

Defying the Downturn

Global franchises such as Harry Potter and Hello Kitty are giving the operators the opportunity to scale their businesses quickly, with almost a guarantee of success and we can expect to see more of them

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8 Theme park news

Work starts on Warsaw project

A groundbreaking event has taken place in order to mark the start of construction work at Adventure World Warsaw – a new theme park at Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland

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10 Zoo news

Sydney Aquarium to rebrand

Sydney Aquarium is to relaunch as a Sea Life-branded attraction in September following a six-month overhaul – its first major redevelopment since opening in 

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12 Science centre news

HMNS opens palaeontology hall

A US$85m (€69.4.m, £54.1.m) Hall of Palaeontology – housing more than dinosaurs – has now opened at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) in Texas, US

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14 Heritage news

Work starts at UK's Stonehenge

English Heritage has revealed that Vinci Construction UK has moved on site to start work on a £27m (US$42.4m, €34.6m) overhaul of visitor facilities at Stonehenge, UK

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16 Waterpark news

Splash Country to open coaster

Dollywood’s Splash Country, the waterpark adjacent to the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, US, has unveiled plans to open the state’s first water coaster in May

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17 Gallery news

The Tanks open at Tate Modern

London, UK’s Tate Modern has announced the launch of one of the world’s first permanent exhibition spaces for live art, installation and performance works in the former power station’s oil tanks

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19 Museum news

New-look Ypres museum opens

In Flanders Field Museum, the heritage attraction examining the events of World War One (WWI), has reopened its doors in Ypres, Belgium, following an extensive renovation and expansion

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20 Profile

Martin Roth

The V&A's first non-British director talks about how he plans to maintain the museum’s heritage and world-class status while bringing it into a digital world and overseeing its FuturePlan project

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26 Design project profile

Light touch

AL_A's Amanda Levete describes what inspired the V&A's new Exhibition Road scheme, which will include galleries, a new courtyard and a dramatic entrance

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30 Analysis

Record results

Dave Camp analyses the latest TEA/ AECOM Theme Index report, which reveals that admissions to the top theme parks rose to a record volume in 2011

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34 Interview

Sergio Feder

Europe's tallest, fastest rollercoaster opened in PortAventura this year. CEO Sergio Feder tells Tom Walker

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38 Zoo design

Go wild

Global projects that help visitors understand the importance of conservation

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42 Interview

Dan Snow

The tv presenter and historian reveals the aims behind his keynote speech for VAC

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44 Expo

Floriade 2012

BRC's Bart Dohmen discusses the challenges of designing the Dutch expo

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46 Industry opinion

Changing times

In the third of our series marking our 15th anniversary, experts talk about what's changed and what they look forward to

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52 Audioguides

Sightseeing

Visiting landmarks is even more enjoyable thanks to these apps and guides

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56 3D/4D/5D

The power of film

The latest film offers combine technology with powerful stories to inspire and educate, as well as entertain guests

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64 Lighting

Illuminating projects

The Empire State Building is just one of the world-famous attractions being lit up

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68 Exhibitors showcase

Euro Amusement Show 2012

The exhibitors talk about trends, challenges and developments in the industry

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74 Waterparks

Whetting your appetite

To mark the World Waterpark Association Show, waterpark suppliers give advice on how to market new rides and save water during droughts, plus describe their dream installations

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80 Show preview

Leisure Industry Week 2012

The annual UK trade show will be offering 150 hours of free educational sessions and features for visitors to the exhibition

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82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest products

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84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services

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Attractions Management 2012 issue 3
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Defying the Downturn

Global franchises such as Harry Potter and Hello Kitty are giving the operators the opportunity to scale their businesses quickly, with almost a guarantee of success and we can expect to see more of them

Download PDF magazine

8 Theme park news

Work starts on Warsaw project

A groundbreaking event has taken place in order to mark the start of construction work at Adventure World Warsaw – a new theme park at Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland

Download PDF magazine

10 Zoo news

Sydney Aquarium to rebrand

Sydney Aquarium is to relaunch as a Sea Life-branded attraction in September following a six-month overhaul – its first major redevelopment since opening in 

Download PDF magazine

12 Science centre news

HMNS opens palaeontology hall

A US$85m (€69.4.m, £54.1.m) Hall of Palaeontology – housing more than dinosaurs – has now opened at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) in Texas, US

Download PDF magazine

14 Heritage news

Work starts at UK's Stonehenge

English Heritage has revealed that Vinci Construction UK has moved on site to start work on a £27m (US$42.4m, €34.6m) overhaul of visitor facilities at Stonehenge, UK

Download PDF magazine

16 Waterpark news

Splash Country to open coaster

Dollywood’s Splash Country, the waterpark adjacent to the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, US, has unveiled plans to open the state’s first water coaster in May

Download PDF magazine

17 Gallery news

The Tanks open at Tate Modern

London, UK’s Tate Modern has announced the launch of one of the world’s first permanent exhibition spaces for live art, installation and performance works in the former power station’s oil tanks

Download PDF magazine

19 Museum news

New-look Ypres museum opens

In Flanders Field Museum, the heritage attraction examining the events of World War One (WWI), has reopened its doors in Ypres, Belgium, following an extensive renovation and expansion

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Martin Roth

The V&A's first non-British director talks about how he plans to maintain the museum’s heritage and world-class status while bringing it into a digital world and overseeing its FuturePlan project

Download PDF magazine

26 Design project profile

Light touch

AL_A's Amanda Levete describes what inspired the V&A's new Exhibition Road scheme, which will include galleries, a new courtyard and a dramatic entrance

Download PDF magazine

30 Analysis

Record results

Dave Camp analyses the latest TEA/ AECOM Theme Index report, which reveals that admissions to the top theme parks rose to a record volume in 2011

Download PDF magazine

34 Interview

Sergio Feder

Europe's tallest, fastest rollercoaster opened in PortAventura this year. CEO Sergio Feder tells Tom Walker

Download PDF magazine

38 Zoo design

Go wild

Global projects that help visitors understand the importance of conservation

Download PDF magazine

42 Interview

Dan Snow

The tv presenter and historian reveals the aims behind his keynote speech for VAC

Download PDF magazine

44 Expo

Floriade 2012

BRC's Bart Dohmen discusses the challenges of designing the Dutch expo

Download PDF magazine

46 Industry opinion

Changing times

In the third of our series marking our 15th anniversary, experts talk about what's changed and what they look forward to

Download PDF magazine

52 Audioguides

Sightseeing

Visiting landmarks is even more enjoyable thanks to these apps and guides

Download PDF magazine

56 3D/4D/5D

The power of film

The latest film offers combine technology with powerful stories to inspire and educate, as well as entertain guests

Download PDF magazine

64 Lighting

Illuminating projects

The Empire State Building is just one of the world-famous attractions being lit up

Download PDF magazine

68 Exhibitors showcase

Euro Amusement Show 2012

The exhibitors talk about trends, challenges and developments in the industry

Download PDF magazine

74 Waterparks

Whetting your appetite

To mark the World Waterpark Association Show, waterpark suppliers give advice on how to market new rides and save water during droughts, plus describe their dream installations

Download PDF magazine

80 Show preview

Leisure Industry Week 2012

The annual UK trade show will be offering 150 hours of free educational sessions and features for visitors to the exhibition

Download PDF magazine

82 Product focus

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest products

Download PDF magazine

84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services

Download PDF magazine

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Triotech secures deal to supply rides for Puy Du Fou Asia's first Chinese attraction
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Tangled attraction among new additions revealed for Disneyland Paris Resort
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Merlin takes over operations at UK's largest indoor waterpark
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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
IAAPA EMEA

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

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
Painting With Light

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

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [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

Proslide Tech Inc - ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center
RideHOUSE is an iconic waterplay complex purposefully designed for young kids and families to enjoy. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – 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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