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7 Editor's letter

The New Philanthropists

Tech is hot and as the growing number of tech millionaires turn their thoughts to philanthropy, tech-related attactions will prosper
12 Theme park news

Puy du Fou-style park for Auckland Castle

French theme park Puy du Fou has announced it will partner with Auckland Castle in the UK to create its first international location
13 Museum and gallery news

Bill Shankly museum in pipeline

Following the opening of the Titanic hotel in Liverpool, UK, the company behind it has proposed plans to redevelop the council-owned Millennium House to become a Bill Shankly-themed aparthotel and museum
14 Waterpark news

US$89m waterpark for Toronto

A CAD$60m (US$88.8m, €64m, £53.7m) waterpark expected to operate 365 days a year is planned for the Greater Toronto Area, with hopes construction will start in 2015 for a 2016 curtain raiser
16 Attractions news

Record investment in EU attractions

European attraction parks have made a record investment in new rides and attractions for 2014, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
18 Science centre news

Boston MoS plans 4D cinema

The Museum of Science in Boston is to open a new 98-seat 4D cinema in August
20 Zoo news

Largest aquarium debuts in China

A new US$806.5m (€587m,£486m) aquatic theme park in China has broken five Guinness World Records on opening and is now officially recognised as the largest aquarium on the planet
22 Heritage news

Notts Castle eyes £24m revamp

A Trust has been established to help push forward £24m (US$40.4m, €29.1m) plans for the regeneration of Nottingham Castle in the UK
24 Profile

Mario Mamon

The current chair of IAAPA talks about his role with the organisation, doubling the size of family theme park Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines and the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan
28 Show preview

Asian Attractions Expo

Beijing will be host to the largest Asian Attractions Event to date, with 3,500 visitors expected
30 Museums

MOHAI

MOHAI's executive director, Leonard Garfield, talks about the Seattle museum's new Bezos Center for Innovation, named after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
34 Science centres

Appliance of science

Andreas Waschk and Mike Boris explain how they made Blueprint Entertainment into Europe's largest private science centre operator
40 Museums

Olympic Movement

Director Francis Gabet describes how The Olympic Museum's extensive refurbishment reflects the excitement and diveristy of the modern Games
44 Planetariums

Starry skies

The newly upgraded Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado now boasts the highest specification full dome theatre in the US. Director Douglas Duncan tells us more
on the cover...: Mario Mamon IAAPA’s chair on his theme park in the Philippines
48 Museums

Beautiful minds

The founders of MoMath, the New York Museum of Mathematics, tell us how they're on a mission to get ordinary people to fall in love with maths
54 World expos

Brave new world

Christian Lachel considers how world expos can raise global awareness about what matters for the planet
58 3D/4D/5D

IMERSA

A review of the fifth annual IMERSA conference held in Denver, Colorado
62 Advertisement feature

The Placemakers

What’s the secret to turning an attraction into a place?
64 Show preview

Ecsite 2014

A look ahead to this year's conference for science centres
66 Multimedia and AV

Multi story

A round up of some of the latest multimedia and AV projects
71 A Mapic promotion

Leisure – a vital part of today's shopping mall

Q&A with Nathalie Depetro, director of Mapic
72 Advertisement feature

EAS 2014

The exhibitors reveal what they’ll be showcasing at EAS in September and what the hot topics of conversation will be
74 Waterparks

Wet'n'Wild

Wet'n'Wild Sydney has welcomed a million visitors through its gates since opening in December. Managing director Chris Warhurst tells us why
78 Ticketing

Convenience store

Gateway's Liesel Tarquini explains how mobile web stores can help generate additional revenue for attractions operators
82 Attractions-kit

Product focus

The latest products for the industry
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

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
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16-19 Sep 2019

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21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor's letter

The New Philanthropists

Tech is hot and as the growing number of tech millionaires turn their thoughts to philanthropy, tech-related attactions will prosper
12 Theme park news

Puy du Fou-style park for Auckland Castle

French theme park Puy du Fou has announced it will partner with Auckland Castle in the UK to create its first international location
13 Museum and gallery news

Bill Shankly museum in pipeline

Following the opening of the Titanic hotel in Liverpool, UK, the company behind it has proposed plans to redevelop the council-owned Millennium House to become a Bill Shankly-themed aparthotel and museum
14 Waterpark news

US$89m waterpark for Toronto

A CAD$60m (US$88.8m, €64m, £53.7m) waterpark expected to operate 365 days a year is planned for the Greater Toronto Area, with hopes construction will start in 2015 for a 2016 curtain raiser
16 Attractions news

Record investment in EU attractions

European attraction parks have made a record investment in new rides and attractions for 2014, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
18 Science centre news

Boston MoS plans 4D cinema

The Museum of Science in Boston is to open a new 98-seat 4D cinema in August
20 Zoo news

Largest aquarium debuts in China

A new US$806.5m (€587m,£486m) aquatic theme park in China has broken five Guinness World Records on opening and is now officially recognised as the largest aquarium on the planet
22 Heritage news

Notts Castle eyes £24m revamp

A Trust has been established to help push forward £24m (US$40.4m, €29.1m) plans for the regeneration of Nottingham Castle in the UK
24 Profile

Mario Mamon

The current chair of IAAPA talks about his role with the organisation, doubling the size of family theme park Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines and the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan
28 Show preview

Asian Attractions Expo

Beijing will be host to the largest Asian Attractions Event to date, with 3,500 visitors expected
30 Museums

MOHAI

MOHAI's executive director, Leonard Garfield, talks about the Seattle museum's new Bezos Center for Innovation, named after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
34 Science centres

Appliance of science

Andreas Waschk and Mike Boris explain how they made Blueprint Entertainment into Europe's largest private science centre operator
40 Museums

Olympic Movement

Director Francis Gabet describes how The Olympic Museum's extensive refurbishment reflects the excitement and diveristy of the modern Games
44 Planetariums

Starry skies

The newly upgraded Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado now boasts the highest specification full dome theatre in the US. Director Douglas Duncan tells us more
on the cover...: Mario Mamon IAAPA’s chair on his theme park in the Philippines
48 Museums

Beautiful minds

The founders of MoMath, the New York Museum of Mathematics, tell us how they're on a mission to get ordinary people to fall in love with maths
54 World expos

Brave new world

Christian Lachel considers how world expos can raise global awareness about what matters for the planet
58 3D/4D/5D

IMERSA

A review of the fifth annual IMERSA conference held in Denver, Colorado
62 Advertisement feature

The Placemakers

What’s the secret to turning an attraction into a place?
64 Show preview

Ecsite 2014

A look ahead to this year's conference for science centres
66 Multimedia and AV

Multi story

A round up of some of the latest multimedia and AV projects
71 A Mapic promotion

Leisure – a vital part of today's shopping mall

Q&A with Nathalie Depetro, director of Mapic
72 Advertisement feature

EAS 2014

The exhibitors reveal what they’ll be showcasing at EAS in September and what the hot topics of conversation will be
74 Waterparks

Wet'n'Wild

Wet'n'Wild Sydney has welcomed a million visitors through its gates since opening in December. Managing director Chris Warhurst tells us why
78 Ticketing

Convenience store

Gateway's Liesel Tarquini explains how mobile web stores can help generate additional revenue for attractions operators
82 Attractions-kit

Product focus

The latest products for the industry
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Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019.
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020.
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium.
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences.
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation.
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999.
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
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COMPANY PROFILE
IAAPA EMEA

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

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems - Experience the experience
Have you ever wondered how the fun is created? Polin Waterparks is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks and water play attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
 


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