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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
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
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 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
34 Interview

Sergio Feder

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

Go wild

Global projects that help visitors understand the importance of conservation
42 Interview

Dan Snow

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

Floriade 2012

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

Sightseeing

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

Illuminating projects

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

Euro Amusement Show 2012

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

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest products
84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services
COMPANY PROFILE
IAAPA EMEA

We are pleased to announce that Euro Attractions Show is now IAAPA Expo Europe. [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

Rebranded EAG International Expo set to become leading trade show for the international entertainment and attractions industry
The newly rebranded Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo (EAG) is set to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Simworx - The power to move you…
Simworx is acknowledged as one of the world’s leaders in the supply of 4D Effects Cinemas and Motion Simulation Attractions. Find out more...
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Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
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21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

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23-24 Sep 2019

Tourism Symposium 2019

Winter Gardens, Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Attractions Management 2012 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
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
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
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 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
34 Interview

Sergio Feder

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

Go wild

Global projects that help visitors understand the importance of conservation
42 Interview

Dan Snow

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

Floriade 2012

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

Sightseeing

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

Illuminating projects

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

Euro Amusement Show 2012

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

FUN-KIT

A selection of the latest products
84 Buyers' guide


A source of attractions services
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Interactive scorekeeping wristbands planned for Super Nintendo World
Interactive wristbands that interface back to a user's Nintendo game console look to be part of plans for Super Nintendo World, which is due to open at Universal Studios Japan theme park in Q2 2020.
Antorcha leaves SeaWorld after seven months, interim CEO in place
SeaWorld CEO Gus Antorcha has resigned from his position after just seven months in the role, with chief financial officer Marc Swanson stepping up as interim chief executive officer.
India earmarks billions towards five-year heritage and culture project
A programme of "authentic reconstruction" of 11 historic sites in India, and the setting up of 100 experiential museums, are among ambitious plans reportedly under development by India's culture ministry.
Scape aims for city-wide AR through data gathering initiative
UK technology company Scape Technologies has gathered street-level data for 100 cities around the world, that it says can be used to create a "new baseline for 3D mapping" and enable city-wide augmented reality applications.
IEE 2019: IAAPA Expo Europe kicks off in Paris
Europe's premium event for the visitor attraction sector - IAAPA Expo Europe - is officially underway in Paris, France, for its 2019 edition.
San Antonio's McNay Art Museum embarks on first phase of campus improvements
The first phase of a multi-million dollar landscape transformation plan for San Antonio's McNay Art Museum has been unveiled, with outdoor works of art, increased accessibility and aesthetic fencing to replace the existing tall boundary hedges planned for the Texas attraction.
Angela Merkel on-hand for opening of €28m Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has cut the ribbon to open the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau – a building designed to hold the 49,000 exhibits in the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation collection.
Cincinnati fun park to focus on water experiences at the expense of amusement rides
Providing guests with more of what they want – this is the rationale behind Coney Island's decision to remove its amusement park rides and replace them with additional water park experiences.
Tottenham to debut first standalone NFL attraction outside the US
Tottenham Hotspur is introducing the first stand-alone NFL visitor attraction outside of the US, with the football club adding an American Football tour to its stadium experience.
Kengo Kuma-designed Odunpazari museum opens in Turkey
Kengo Kuma's latest creation – the Odunpazari Modern Museum in Eskisehir, Turkey – has opened, with the architect striving to create a sense of intimacy and warmth through its wood-clad buildings.
Cruise lines come to the Bahamas aid in wake of Hurricane Dorian
Cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Norweigan and Bahamas Paradise are using their vessels and finances to help the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
Permanent mirror installation offers new perspective for San Francisco waterfront
Seeing Spheres, a new and permanent artwork by Olafur Eliasson featuring five reflective silver orbs has been opened on San Francisco's waterfront.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILE
IAAPA EMEA

We are pleased to announce that Euro Attractions Show is now IAAPA Expo Europe. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Rebranded EAG International Expo set to become leading trade show for the international entertainment and attractions industry
The newly rebranded Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo (EAG) is set to become the entertainment industry’s leading and most comprehensive trade event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Simworx - The power to move you…
Simworx is acknowledged as one of the world’s leaders in the supply of 4D Effects Cinemas and Motion Simulation Attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
23-24 Sep 2019

Tourism Symposium 2019

Winter Gardens, Blackpool, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
 


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Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

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