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Attractions Management 2014 issue 4
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7 Editor’s letter

Access for all

We ask whether enough is being done to ensure access for all to attractions and what practical steps can be taken to improve things

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12 Science Centres News

Queen launches Science Museum gallery

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were in attendance 25 October for the landmark launch of the London Science Museum’s new £16m ($26m, €20m) Communications Gallery

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13 Visitor Attractions News

Halloween fright nights prove big business

Attractions worldwide took advantage of Halloween 2014, with a selection of seasonal shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a funfilled fright in October

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15 Waterparks News

WhiteWater strikes record deal

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China, has made a $25.7m (£16m, €20.2m) order for WhiteWater products – the largest ever single order for the global waterpark sector

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16 Theme Parks News

Universal makes $3.3bn leap into China

Universal Studios has confirmed plans to open a $3.3bn (£2bn, €2.6bn) theme park in China after more than a decade of trying to enter the market

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18 Zoos & Aquariums News

BBC show boosts Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo’s managing director Jamie Christon has said the hit BBC show, Our Zoo, has provided the equivalent of around £30m ($48.1m, €38m) in free PR for the visitor attraction in the north of England

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20 Museums & Galleries News

Helsinki Guggenheim concepts unveiled

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased

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22 Heritage News

Kerry leads call to protect heritage from IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken out to highlight the destruction of Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage by violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq (IS) and the Syrian regime

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24 Interview

Tim Smit

The Eden Project was groundbreaking when it opened in 2001. Now the attraction’s founder Tim Smit is taking the concept to a global audience, and he’s starting with China

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28 Talking Point

How can attractions be more inclusive?

We ask our experts what attractions can do to cater for people with disabilities

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34 Interview

Jonathan Gottschall

Literary scholar and author of The Storytelling Animal explains why we’re all addicted to story, and how attractions can capitalise on our love of narrative

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38 Experience Design

Revealing the Reveal

An attraction’s more than a big reveal – how you get there is just as important, says experience economist B. Joe Pine II

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46 Heritage

Actions Speak Louder

The National Trust’s Ben Cowell describes how landscaping can build up to a reveal, and ways the organisation is using actors to bring history to life

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48 Conference Report

SATE 2014

TEA president Christine Kerr presents the hot topics from the annual design conference devoted to Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience

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On the cover: Katie Price, Celebrity mum puts disabled access in the spotlight
54 Story Centres

Tell Me A Story

The popularity of story centres shows the youngest generation – dubbed digital natives – are thirsty for children’s literature and illustration

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62 Promotional Feature

Visitor Attraction EXPO

An event for the UK Attractions Industry by the UK Attractions Industry

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64 Technology

Reinventing the Nerd

Meet carnival-inspired Two Bit Circus, created from its founders’ passion for engineering, video games and the newest technologies

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68 Promotional feature

BARCO

Barco offers state-of-the-art visualisation technology and a holistic solution uniquely tailored to suit any attraction

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70 Rides

The Ride Makers

In the first of a new series, industry-leading manufacturers tell us about the latest trends and innovations in thrill coasters

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76 Theme Parks

Kooza Came to Town

PortAventura’s general manager on the Spanish park’s partnership with celebrated circus troupe Cirque du Soleil and its Kooza show

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82 Planetariums

Tom Falvey

A new planetarium, capable of live streaming to 14,000 schools, opens as a new addition to the South Carolina State Museum in the US

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86 Show Preview

IAAPA EXPO

IAAPA returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from 18-21 November, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and an expected 27,000 attendees

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90 Multimedia

Art Project

State-of-the-art projectors and world-class artists combine to create inspiring installations

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96 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry, plus product innovations

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COMPANY PROFILES
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [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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RideHOUSE is an iconic waterplay complex purposefully designed for young kids and families to enjoy. Find out more...
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 4
Download PDF
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Access for all

We ask whether enough is being done to ensure access for all to attractions and what practical steps can be taken to improve things

Download PDF magazine
View online
12 Science Centres News

Queen launches Science Museum gallery

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were in attendance 25 October for the landmark launch of the London Science Museum’s new £16m ($26m, €20m) Communications Gallery

Download PDF magazine

13 Visitor Attractions News

Halloween fright nights prove big business

Attractions worldwide took advantage of Halloween 2014, with a selection of seasonal shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a funfilled fright in October

Download PDF magazine

15 Waterparks News

WhiteWater strikes record deal

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China, has made a $25.7m (£16m, €20.2m) order for WhiteWater products – the largest ever single order for the global waterpark sector

Download PDF magazine

16 Theme Parks News

Universal makes $3.3bn leap into China

Universal Studios has confirmed plans to open a $3.3bn (£2bn, €2.6bn) theme park in China after more than a decade of trying to enter the market

Download PDF magazine

18 Zoos & Aquariums News

BBC show boosts Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo’s managing director Jamie Christon has said the hit BBC show, Our Zoo, has provided the equivalent of around £30m ($48.1m, €38m) in free PR for the visitor attraction in the north of England

Download PDF magazine

20 Museums & Galleries News

Helsinki Guggenheim concepts unveiled

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased

Download PDF magazine

22 Heritage News

Kerry leads call to protect heritage from IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken out to highlight the destruction of Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage by violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq (IS) and the Syrian regime

Download PDF magazine

24 Interview

Tim Smit

The Eden Project was groundbreaking when it opened in 2001. Now the attraction’s founder Tim Smit is taking the concept to a global audience, and he’s starting with China

Download PDF magazine
View online
28 Talking Point

How can attractions be more inclusive?

We ask our experts what attractions can do to cater for people with disabilities

Download PDF magazine
View online
34 Interview

Jonathan Gottschall

Literary scholar and author of The Storytelling Animal explains why we’re all addicted to story, and how attractions can capitalise on our love of narrative

Download PDF magazine
View online
38 Experience Design

Revealing the Reveal

An attraction’s more than a big reveal – how you get there is just as important, says experience economist B. Joe Pine II

Download PDF magazine
View online
46 Heritage

Actions Speak Louder

The National Trust’s Ben Cowell describes how landscaping can build up to a reveal, and ways the organisation is using actors to bring history to life

Download PDF magazine
View online
48 Conference Report

SATE 2014

TEA president Christine Kerr presents the hot topics from the annual design conference devoted to Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience

Download PDF magazine
View online
On the cover: Katie Price, Celebrity mum puts disabled access in the spotlight
54 Story Centres

Tell Me A Story

The popularity of story centres shows the youngest generation – dubbed digital natives – are thirsty for children’s literature and illustration

Download PDF magazine
View online
62 Promotional Feature

Visitor Attraction EXPO

An event for the UK Attractions Industry by the UK Attractions Industry

Download PDF magazine
View online
64 Technology

Reinventing the Nerd

Meet carnival-inspired Two Bit Circus, created from its founders’ passion for engineering, video games and the newest technologies

Download PDF magazine
View online
68 Promotional feature

BARCO

Barco offers state-of-the-art visualisation technology and a holistic solution uniquely tailored to suit any attraction

Download PDF magazine
View online
70 Rides

The Ride Makers

In the first of a new series, industry-leading manufacturers tell us about the latest trends and innovations in thrill coasters

Download PDF magazine
View online
76 Theme Parks

Kooza Came to Town

PortAventura’s general manager on the Spanish park’s partnership with celebrated circus troupe Cirque du Soleil and its Kooza show

Download PDF magazine
View online
82 Planetariums

Tom Falvey

A new planetarium, capable of live streaming to 14,000 schools, opens as a new addition to the South Carolina State Museum in the US

Download PDF magazine
View online
86 Show Preview

IAAPA EXPO

IAAPA returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from 18-21 November, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and an expected 27,000 attendees

Download PDF magazine
View online
90 Multimedia

Art Project

State-of-the-art projectors and world-class artists combine to create inspiring installations

Download PDF magazine
View online
96 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry, plus product innovations

Download PDF magazine
View online
LATEST NEWS
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
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [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:
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – 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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