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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
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...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [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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Jobs    News   Products   Magazine
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
LATEST NEWS
Carowinds expands to year-round opening, confirms Aeronautica opening for 2023
Carowinds theme park in North Carolina, US, has launched year-round operations this month (January 2023).
Disney hints at new gate for Walt Disney World as part of Lake Nona campus development
Disney has filed a planning application that kickstarts the group's plans to create a future regional campus and HQ in Florida, US.
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon Web Services on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK.
Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public
A new landmark maritime centre has opened to the public in Esbjerg, Denmark.
SEVEN to open world’s first indoor Discovery Adventures centres in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring purpose-built indoor adventures centres to the Kingdom.
Eden Project Morecambe secures £50m Levelling Up investment
Plans to create a new Eden Project North attraction in Morecambe, UK, have been given a major boost after the central government pledged to support the scheme with £50m worth of funding.
David Willrich takes the baton from Terry Monkton as chair of Experience UK
David Willrich has been appointed chair of Experience UK, replacing the outgoing Terry Monkton, who has steered the organisation over the past two years.
Universal to launch two new attraction concepts – one in Texas and another in Las Vegas
Universal Parks & Resorts has revealed plans to launch two entirely new visitor attractions concepts – a family-focused theme park and resort in Texas and a year-round horror experience in Las Vegas.
SeaWorld's Arctic Coaster to raise awareness of devastation of climate change
SeaWorld will open a new Arctic Rescue coaster at its San Diego theme park in early 2023.
Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023
The highly-anticipated Super Nintendo World will open to visitors at Universal Studios Hollywood on 17 February 2023.
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COMPANY PROFILES
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...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [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:
Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-06 Mar 2023

CryoCON 2023

Renaissance at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Dallas, United States
10-12 May 2023

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
+ More diary  
 


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