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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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iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
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Red Raion expands global presence with new Riyadh office
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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

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

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View online
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Second Chaos Karts launches in Dubai
Live action video game experience Chaos Karts has launched in a 15,000sq ft arena in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Use of cinematography techniques significantly increases engagement with VR
A study has found that the use of cinematic and video editing techniques can drastically increase the aesthetic appeal and user engagement of virtual reality environments.
Disneyland Paris renames theme park as part of $2 billion transformation
Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new name for Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the park’s US$2 billion transformation.
UK's Royal attractions had a bumper year in 2023
Numbers from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (ALVA) show that Royal attractions saw a huge increase in visitor numbers during 2023 – the coronation year of King Charles III.
Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
The Everyday Heritage initiative celebrates and preserves working class histories
Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
Universal announces long-awaited details of its Epic Universe, set to open in 2025
Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
Raby Castle, known as one of the finest medieval fortifications in England, is nearing the end of an ambitious two-year renovation project.
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COMPANY PROFILES
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Red Raion expands global presence with new Riyadh office
Red Raion, the CGI studio for media-based attractions, has announced the opening of its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [more...]
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
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DIARY

 

18-22 May 2024

Eco Resort Network

The Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Mauritius
23-24 May 2024

European Health Prevention Day

Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
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