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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
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Mather & Co

We lead the world in incredible museum, exhibition, and attraction design. We work across the herita [more...]
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Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

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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
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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
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
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Mather & Co

We lead the world in incredible museum, exhibition, and attraction design. We work across the herita [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [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:
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment – 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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