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Attractions Management 2016 issue 2
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7 Editor’s letter

The Mouse goes East

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profiles

KAWS

Brooklyn-based artist KAWS has taken over Yorkshire Sculpture Park with statues on a staggering scale
16 People profiles

Chris Perry

Attractions expert and TV host Chris Perry on his new role at WhiteWater West
18 People profiles

Keith James

Winning a Thea award has Keith James, CEO at Jack Rouse Associates, looking back on 45 years in the industry
20 Science Centres news

Energy exhibit comes to NEMO rooftop

Amsterdam’s NEMO science centre has debuted its Energetica exhibition, turning its rooftop into an interactive, innovative experience to show visitors how to use the power of the elements to generate energy
21 Visitor Attraction news

Disney dominates while museums stutter

The world’s top theme parks recorded tremendous growth in 2015, while visitor numbers to museums entered overall decline
22 Waterparks news

Red Bull turns waterpark into skatepark

Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm drained its Aquaventure Waterpark in a marketing stunt that saw three pro skateboarders given an all access pass
24 Theme Park news

Merlin pleads guilty over Alton Towers crash

Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments pleaded guilty in court to breaking health and safety laws in relation to the Smiler rollercoaster crash that seriously injured five people
26 Museums & Galleries news

SFMoMA’s $610m extension opens

Snøhetta’s new building for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has opened its doors
28 Heritage news

Work finally starts on Nepal’s heritage sites

After significant delays Nepal’s prime minister has said work is finally set to start on key heritage sites destroyed by last year’s devastating earthquake
30 Zoos & Aquariums news

SeaWorld ends orca captivity programme

SeaWorld has announced that it is ending orca captivity at its parks
32 Technolgy news

HoloLens goes on sale to developers

Microsoft has made its Hololens developer kit available at a price of $3,000 (€2,750, £2,150) ahead of the technology’s public release
34 Interview

John Duffey

As Six Flags plans parks in China and Dubai, CEO John Duffey explains why his sights are set on expansion overseas
38 Talking Point

How Can Attractions Harness the Power of VR?

VR technology offers seemingly endless possibilities, but is it worth investing in a VR experience – and where do you start?
44 First Person

The Broad: Inviting a New Conversation

Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have opened a sensational modern art museum in LA. BRC Imagination Arts’ Matthew Solari and Carmel Lewis pay a visit
50 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK’s new project in Hainan, China, introduces the storytelling elements of a theme park to the oceanarium concept
52 Science Museums

Shaping Tomorrow

Brazil’s Museum of Tomorrow uses constantly updating, real-time digital collection to communicate with visitors. We met members of the team
On the cover: On Disney’s first park in a decade
58 Promotional feature

EAS

This year, the Euro Attractions Show is coming to the Spanish city of Barcelona
60 Disney Special

Shanghai Disney: The Best Yet?

As Disney opens its first resort in mainland China, our special feature examines its business model, its potential impact and the modernisation of the Disney castle park
64 Disney Special

Expert Views: Pioneering Pricing

Chris Yoshii from AECOM shares his views
66 Disney Special

Expert Views: The next-generation castle park

Themed design expert David Younger shares his views
70 Disney Special

Expert Views: The impact?

ECA’s Christian Aaen and Janice Li share their views
72 New Openings

Space Inversion

A new contemporary museum district in the Netherlands – Museumplein Limburg – features a science centre, a design museum and an inverted planetarium. We take a closer look
78 Promotional feature

Polin

Polin’s patented technologies, extensive R&D and creative flair have made it one of the world’s leading waterpark design and manufacturing companies
80 Waterparks

Taking the Plunge

Waterpark suppliers constantly develop their product offers. We dive into the world of waterpark R&D to find out more
84 Analysis

Part 2 - How are you perceived?

Consultant David Camp discusses different categories of attractions in part two of our exclusive eight-part series
88 Zoos & Aquariums

The Long Game

UK safari park Longleat is undertaking a decade-long upgrade that starts by going back to its roots. As the attraction turns 50, CEO Bob Montgomery explains how he’s bridging the past and the future
92 TEA SATE Academy

Arctic Extremes and Themed Entertainment

Brave TEA members attended a SATE Academy event in Lapland, Finland, earlier this year. They filed this report
96 Show Report

Next Steps

The MuseumNext European conference in Dublin, Ireland, was one of the most successful yet. We round up the top trends
98 Attractions-kit.net

Asia Attractions Expo

We preview product news from the upcoming Asia Attractions Expo
COMPANY PROFILE
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
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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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Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
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Attractions Management 2016 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

The Mouse goes East

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profiles

KAWS

Brooklyn-based artist KAWS has taken over Yorkshire Sculpture Park with statues on a staggering scale
16 People profiles

Chris Perry

Attractions expert and TV host Chris Perry on his new role at WhiteWater West
18 People profiles

Keith James

Winning a Thea award has Keith James, CEO at Jack Rouse Associates, looking back on 45 years in the industry
20 Science Centres news

Energy exhibit comes to NEMO rooftop

Amsterdam’s NEMO science centre has debuted its Energetica exhibition, turning its rooftop into an interactive, innovative experience to show visitors how to use the power of the elements to generate energy
21 Visitor Attraction news

Disney dominates while museums stutter

The world’s top theme parks recorded tremendous growth in 2015, while visitor numbers to museums entered overall decline
22 Waterparks news

Red Bull turns waterpark into skatepark

Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm drained its Aquaventure Waterpark in a marketing stunt that saw three pro skateboarders given an all access pass
24 Theme Park news

Merlin pleads guilty over Alton Towers crash

Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments pleaded guilty in court to breaking health and safety laws in relation to the Smiler rollercoaster crash that seriously injured five people
26 Museums & Galleries news

SFMoMA’s $610m extension opens

Snøhetta’s new building for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has opened its doors
28 Heritage news

Work finally starts on Nepal’s heritage sites

After significant delays Nepal’s prime minister has said work is finally set to start on key heritage sites destroyed by last year’s devastating earthquake
30 Zoos & Aquariums news

SeaWorld ends orca captivity programme

SeaWorld has announced that it is ending orca captivity at its parks
32 Technolgy news

HoloLens goes on sale to developers

Microsoft has made its Hololens developer kit available at a price of $3,000 (€2,750, £2,150) ahead of the technology’s public release
34 Interview

John Duffey

As Six Flags plans parks in China and Dubai, CEO John Duffey explains why his sights are set on expansion overseas
38 Talking Point

How Can Attractions Harness the Power of VR?

VR technology offers seemingly endless possibilities, but is it worth investing in a VR experience – and where do you start?
44 First Person

The Broad: Inviting a New Conversation

Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have opened a sensational modern art museum in LA. BRC Imagination Arts’ Matthew Solari and Carmel Lewis pay a visit
50 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK’s new project in Hainan, China, introduces the storytelling elements of a theme park to the oceanarium concept
52 Science Museums

Shaping Tomorrow

Brazil’s Museum of Tomorrow uses constantly updating, real-time digital collection to communicate with visitors. We met members of the team
On the cover: On Disney’s first park in a decade
58 Promotional feature

EAS

This year, the Euro Attractions Show is coming to the Spanish city of Barcelona
60 Disney Special

Shanghai Disney: The Best Yet?

As Disney opens its first resort in mainland China, our special feature examines its business model, its potential impact and the modernisation of the Disney castle park
64 Disney Special

Expert Views: Pioneering Pricing

Chris Yoshii from AECOM shares his views
66 Disney Special

Expert Views: The next-generation castle park

Themed design expert David Younger shares his views
70 Disney Special

Expert Views: The impact?

ECA’s Christian Aaen and Janice Li share their views
72 New Openings

Space Inversion

A new contemporary museum district in the Netherlands – Museumplein Limburg – features a science centre, a design museum and an inverted planetarium. We take a closer look
78 Promotional feature

Polin

Polin’s patented technologies, extensive R&D and creative flair have made it one of the world’s leading waterpark design and manufacturing companies
80 Waterparks

Taking the Plunge

Waterpark suppliers constantly develop their product offers. We dive into the world of waterpark R&D to find out more
84 Analysis

Part 2 - How are you perceived?

Consultant David Camp discusses different categories of attractions in part two of our exclusive eight-part series
88 Zoos & Aquariums

The Long Game

UK safari park Longleat is undertaking a decade-long upgrade that starts by going back to its roots. As the attraction turns 50, CEO Bob Montgomery explains how he’s bridging the past and the future
92 TEA SATE Academy

Arctic Extremes and Themed Entertainment

Brave TEA members attended a SATE Academy event in Lapland, Finland, earlier this year. They filed this report
96 Show Report

Next Steps

The MuseumNext European conference in Dublin, Ireland, was one of the most successful yet. We round up the top trends
98 Attractions-kit.net

Asia Attractions Expo

We preview product news from the upcoming Asia Attractions Expo
LATEST NEWS
Experiential pirate experience to launch in 2020
A visitor attraction offering guests the opportunity to "live as pirates" is set to launch in the Dutch capital city Amsterdam in 2020.
Universal Beijing gets 2021 opening date
Universal has announced that its multi-billion dollar theme park development in Beijing, China, will open in 2021.
Four new theme parks open in two months as Fantawild revels in retelling Chinese history
Fantawild has opened its fourth Chinese theme park in a little over two months, with Jingzhou Fantawild Oriental Heritage in Hubei Province being the latest.
British Museum's Samsung Digital Discovery Centre upgraded with new tech
The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre (SDDC), a technological hub for children and young people at the British Museum, has been reopened following a major refit. The partnership between the two organisations has also been extended by another five years, to 2024.
Interactive scorekeeping wristbands planned for Super Nintendo World
Interactive wristbands that interface back to a user's Nintendo game console look to be part of plans for Super Nintendo World, which is due to open at Universal Studios Japan theme park in Q2 2020.
Antorcha leaves SeaWorld after seven months, interim CEO in place
SeaWorld CEO Gus Antorcha has resigned from his position after just seven months in the role, with chief financial officer Marc Swanson stepping up as interim chief executive officer.
India earmarks billions towards five-year heritage and culture project
A programme of "authentic reconstruction" of 11 historic sites in India, and the setting up of 100 experiential museums, are among ambitious plans reportedly under development by India's culture ministry.
Scape aims for city-wide AR through data gathering initiative
UK technology company Scape Technologies has gathered street-level data for 100 cities around the world, that it says can be used to create a "new baseline for 3D mapping" and enable city-wide augmented reality applications.
IEE 2019: IAAPA Expo Europe kicks off in Paris
Europe's premium event for the visitor attraction sector - IAAPA Expo Europe - is officially underway in Paris, France, for its 2019 edition.
San Antonio's McNay Art Museum embarks on first phase of campus improvements
The first phase of a multi-million dollar landscape transformation plan for San Antonio's McNay Art Museum has been unveiled, with outdoor works of art, increased accessibility and aesthetic fencing to replace the existing tall boundary hedges planned for the Texas attraction.
Angela Merkel on-hand for opening of €28m Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has cut the ribbon to open the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau – a building designed to hold the 49,000 exhibits in the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation collection.
Cincinnati fun park to focus on water experiences at the expense of amusement rides
Providing guests with more of what they want – this is the rationale behind Coney Island's decision to remove its amusement park rides and replace them with additional water park experiences.
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COMPANY PROFILE
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [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

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
23-24 Sep 2019

Tourism Symposium 2019

Winter Gardens, Blackpool, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
 


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Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

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