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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
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7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned

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12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris

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13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions

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15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray

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16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science

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18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June

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20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco

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22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

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24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration

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30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities

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36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers

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42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?

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46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK

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50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry

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On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times

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60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach

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66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives

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70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner

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72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam

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76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis

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78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms

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82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success

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84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides

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87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound

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90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry

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COMPANY PROFILES
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 with one clear purpose, to create places where families unite and make j [more...]
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [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...]
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...
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Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned

Download PDF magazine
View online
12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris

Download PDF magazine

13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions

Download PDF magazine

15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray

Download PDF magazine

16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science

Download PDF magazine

18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June

Download PDF magazine

20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco

Download PDF magazine

22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

Download PDF magazine

24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration

Download PDF magazine
View online
30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities

Download PDF magazine
View online
36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers

Download PDF magazine
View online
42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?

Download PDF magazine
View online
46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK

Download PDF magazine
View online
50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry

Download PDF magazine
View online
On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times

Download PDF magazine
View online
60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach

Download PDF magazine
View online
66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives

Download PDF magazine
View online
70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner

Download PDF magazine
View online
72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam

Download PDF magazine
View online
76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis

Download PDF magazine
View online
78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms

Download PDF magazine
View online
82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success

Download PDF magazine
View online
84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides

Download PDF magazine
View online
87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound

Download PDF magazine
View online
90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry

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
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 with one clear purpose, to create places where families unite and make j [more...]
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [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 Showreel 2021 – 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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