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Attractions Management 2014 issue 1
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7 Editor's letter

Creating Wealth

Great companies like Merlin Entertainments generate whole ecosystems around themselves, with employees and their families, shareholders, investors, suppliers, stakeholders and customers benefiting from the wealth, energy and opportunity they create

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12 Theme park news

Texas Theme Park gets opening date

Plans to bring a massive entertainment complex and theme park in Houston, Texas, US have taken a step forward after an opening date of Q1 2015 was set

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14 Waterpark news

Third Splash Kingdom for Texas

Splash Kingdom Waterparks will be adding to its portfolio of Texas, US venues after Greenville City Council voted to allow the creation of a park off Interstate 30

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16 Attractions news

Merlin reports steady growth in 2013

Merlin Entertainments plc enjoyed a positive year in 2013, with the attractions company reporting like-for-like revenue growth of 6.7 per cent

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18 Science centre news

Science centre seeks new home

An educational group looking to acquire an art museum in Aspen, Colorado, US, wants to transform it into a new not-for- profit science centre

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20 Zoo news

Plans revealed for New Doha Zoo

A masterplan design has been revealed for the New Doha Zoo in Qatar, with the 75-hectare attraction planned to provide visitors with a sustainable focus on the natural and climatic features of three different continents

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22 Museum and gallery news

Ronaldo opens Ronaldo museum

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he is opening a museum devoted to himself

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24 Heritage news

Stonehenge opens visitor centre

Global icon Stonehenge, UK has a new exhibition and visitor centre, aimed to transform the site from a quick stop off and photo opportunity into an immersive visitor experience, giving a sense of what it was like to live back in the Bronze Age

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26 Profile

Alberto Zamperla

The Italian ride entrepreneur is attracting international attention for his ambitious plans to build a new cultural attraction in the heart of Venice. Liz Terry finds out more

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30 Interview

Nick Varney

Merlin's CEO Nick Varney on the future as a plc

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32 Profile

Merlin and the money men

Analyst Nigel Bland looks at how Merlin financed its way to the top

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36 Merlin

Secrets of success

Liz Terry on Merlin company's road to success and its key strategies along the way

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38 Planetariums

Science in the sky

We talk to Techmania's CEO Vlastimil Volak and designer Glenn Smith about the opening of the first 3D Planetarium in the Czech Republic

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42 Museums

Sea Views

Exploring underwater museums with eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor

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48 Heritage

Completing the circle

A new £27m visitor scheme for Stonehenge opens to the public

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On the Cover...: Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments
54 Museums

The history channel

ICOM's president Hans-Martin Hinz talks about the museum council's focus for the future

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58 Eco development

Green paradise

We look at the early plans for an eco

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60 Mystery Shopper

River tales

Jennifer Harbottle explore's Asia's first river-themed wildlife park with her family

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64 Show review

IAAPA 2013

News, products and industry views from the IAAPA exhibition and conference which took place in Orlando, Florida

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70 IAAPA 2013 show report

Industry Viewpoints

What were the hot topics and trends being discussed at the show?

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72 IAAPA 2013 show report

Show time

Lesley Morisetti reports on key messages from the IAAPA conference

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74 Conservation

Panda Power

Jak Phillips investigates the lucrative world of panda leasing

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78 Waterparks

The next wave

Franceen Gonzales on the latest trends in waterpark entertainment

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82 Apps and audio guides

Mobile communications

A look at the latest technology helping to make attractions a multi-media affair

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86 Technology

3D printing

The new wave of 3D printers can offer the attractions world exciting possibilities

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90 Kitbag

Special effects

The latest technology designed to excite the senses at today's attractions

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92 Show preview

DEAL 2014

A look ahead to this year's show in Dubai

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COMPANY PROFILES
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
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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...]
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 1
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor's letter

Creating Wealth

Great companies like Merlin Entertainments generate whole ecosystems around themselves, with employees and their families, shareholders, investors, suppliers, stakeholders and customers benefiting from the wealth, energy and opportunity they create

Download PDF magazine
View online
12 Theme park news

Texas Theme Park gets opening date

Plans to bring a massive entertainment complex and theme park in Houston, Texas, US have taken a step forward after an opening date of Q1 2015 was set

Download PDF magazine

14 Waterpark news

Third Splash Kingdom for Texas

Splash Kingdom Waterparks will be adding to its portfolio of Texas, US venues after Greenville City Council voted to allow the creation of a park off Interstate 30

Download PDF magazine

16 Attractions news

Merlin reports steady growth in 2013

Merlin Entertainments plc enjoyed a positive year in 2013, with the attractions company reporting like-for-like revenue growth of 6.7 per cent

Download PDF magazine

18 Science centre news

Science centre seeks new home

An educational group looking to acquire an art museum in Aspen, Colorado, US, wants to transform it into a new not-for- profit science centre

Download PDF magazine

20 Zoo news

Plans revealed for New Doha Zoo

A masterplan design has been revealed for the New Doha Zoo in Qatar, with the 75-hectare attraction planned to provide visitors with a sustainable focus on the natural and climatic features of three different continents

Download PDF magazine

22 Museum and gallery news

Ronaldo opens Ronaldo museum

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he is opening a museum devoted to himself

Download PDF magazine

24 Heritage news

Stonehenge opens visitor centre

Global icon Stonehenge, UK has a new exhibition and visitor centre, aimed to transform the site from a quick stop off and photo opportunity into an immersive visitor experience, giving a sense of what it was like to live back in the Bronze Age

Download PDF magazine

26 Profile

Alberto Zamperla

The Italian ride entrepreneur is attracting international attention for his ambitious plans to build a new cultural attraction in the heart of Venice. Liz Terry finds out more

Download PDF magazine
View online
30 Interview

Nick Varney

Merlin's CEO Nick Varney on the future as a plc

Download PDF magazine
View online
32 Profile

Merlin and the money men

Analyst Nigel Bland looks at how Merlin financed its way to the top

Download PDF magazine
View online
36 Merlin

Secrets of success

Liz Terry on Merlin company's road to success and its key strategies along the way

Download PDF magazine
View online
38 Planetariums

Science in the sky

We talk to Techmania's CEO Vlastimil Volak and designer Glenn Smith about the opening of the first 3D Planetarium in the Czech Republic

Download PDF magazine
View online
42 Museums

Sea Views

Exploring underwater museums with eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor

Download PDF magazine
View online
48 Heritage

Completing the circle

A new £27m visitor scheme for Stonehenge opens to the public

Download PDF magazine
View online
On the Cover...: Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments
54 Museums

The history channel

ICOM's president Hans-Martin Hinz talks about the museum council's focus for the future

Download PDF magazine
View online
58 Eco development

Green paradise

We look at the early plans for an eco

Download PDF magazine
View online
60 Mystery Shopper

River tales

Jennifer Harbottle explore's Asia's first river-themed wildlife park with her family

Download PDF magazine
View online
64 Show review

IAAPA 2013

News, products and industry views from the IAAPA exhibition and conference which took place in Orlando, Florida

Download PDF magazine
View online
70 IAAPA 2013 show report

Industry Viewpoints

What were the hot topics and trends being discussed at the show?

Download PDF magazine
View online
72 IAAPA 2013 show report

Show time

Lesley Morisetti reports on key messages from the IAAPA conference

Download PDF magazine
View online
74 Conservation

Panda Power

Jak Phillips investigates the lucrative world of panda leasing

Download PDF magazine
View online
78 Waterparks

The next wave

Franceen Gonzales on the latest trends in waterpark entertainment

Download PDF magazine
View online
82 Apps and audio guides

Mobile communications

A look at the latest technology helping to make attractions a multi-media affair

Download PDF magazine
View online
86 Technology

3D printing

The new wave of 3D printers can offer the attractions world exciting possibilities

Download PDF magazine
View online
90 Kitbag

Special effects

The latest technology designed to excite the senses at today's attractions

Download PDF magazine
View online
92 Show preview

DEAL 2014

A look ahead to this year's show in Dubai

Download PDF magazine
View online
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Dave & Buster's to enter Middle East with Al Hokair partnership
US-based amusement franchise Dave & Buster’s has revealed plans to launch sites across the Middle East.
Scientists develop video game that adjusts difficulty based on player emotions – has applications for attractions and fitness
Korean scientists have developed a dynamic way of adjusting the difficulty of video games – by estimating the players' emotions based on in-game data.
VAC 2022 conference programme and 25 speakers announced
VAC 2022 has announced the final line-up of 25 top attractions sector speakers set to appear at the conference on Thursday 13 October.
Foster and Partners reveal design for sustainable marine life centre on the Red Sea
Live-streaming 'digital tour' enters the attractions sector
Live-streaming platform Heygo has ventured into the cultural visitor attractions sector by partnering with a number of museums in the UK and US.
Brad Pitt makes debut as sculptor at Finnish art museum
Hollywood superstar, Brad Pitt, has made his debut as a sculptor as part of British artist Thomas Houseago’s first ever exhibition in the Nordic countries.
World's longest and 'technologically advanced' zipline planned for Iceland
A 1km-long zipline offering riders speeds of 120km/h is set to open in Iceland later this year.
Triotech secures deal to supply rides for Puy Du Fou Asia's first Chinese attraction
Triotech has secured a deal to supply its interactive ride technology for the SAGA Experience, an immersive attraction being developed in the heart of Shanghai, China, by Puy du Fou Asia.
Tangled attraction among new additions revealed for Disneyland Paris Resort
A Tangled-themed family ride is among a range of new attractions revealed for the Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris Resort, France.
Merlin takes over operations at UK's largest indoor waterpark
Merlin Entertainments has secured a contract to operate Blackpool Sandcastle, the UK's largest indoor waterpark.
HBG Design behind Michigan’s six-storey Aquadome inspired by the sun’s path across the sky
Hospitality and entertainment design firm HBG Design is helming the design of Michigan's new Gun Lake Casino Resort Aquadome – a glass-roofed, climate-controlled, indoor landscaped pool and event centre atrium environment.
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
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [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

Red Raion Showreel 2021
Another year has passed, and we’re definitely happy with what we have accomplished in 2021! Find out more...
More videos:
IAAPA Expo Europe Promo – International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World – 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
+ More diary  
 


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