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Attractions Management 2017 issue 2
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7 Editor’s letter

The Era of Zero risk

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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12 People profile

Brian Cox

The famous physicist and the BBC's Tomorrow's World science engagement campaign

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14 People profile

James Cameron

The legendary director on Disney's new Avatar land

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16 People Profile

Caroline Keppel-Palmer

The social entrepreneur Caroline Keppel-Palmer on Museum Freecycle

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18 Science Centres news

Frost Museum finally opens in Miami

The museum which sits in a prominent location on Miami’s waterfront in the city’s Museum Park has navigated through difficult circumstances to reach this point

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19 Visitor Attractions news

HollandWorld finds developer, expands scope

The Delta Development Group has signed an initial agreement to drive forward plans for a Dutchinspired theme park and leisure destination near Amsterdam in the Netherlands

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20 Waterparks news

Six Flags reacquires Waterworld California

Six Flags has acquired its 20th property, entering an agreement with Waterworld California owner EPR properties to operate the attraction in Concord

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22 Theme Parks news

Universal theme parks continue to impress

Universal’s theme parks continue to act as a growth driver for parent company Comcast, after the company recorded revenue increases of 9 per cent to $1.1bn (€1bn, £853m) in the first quarter of 2017

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24 Museums & Galleries news

Obama presidential library unveiled

Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have unveiled the design of the planned Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side

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26 Heritage news

UN law makes heritage destruction a war crime

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution designed to deter wilful destruction and looting of cultural heritage sites – potentially making such activities punishable as war crimes

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28 Zoos & Aquariums news

Toxin blamed for Vancouver beluga deaths

A five-month investigation into the deaths of two beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium last year has determined that the cetaceans were killed thanks to an unknown toxin introduced "by food, water, or through human interference"

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30 Technology news

Toronto Zoo develops autism-friendly guide

Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Canada, has launched a special support guide designed to assist those with cognitive special needs, including autism, in managing and mastering a visit to the zoo

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32 Interview

Doug Cress

Doug Cress has taken charge at the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and he’s ready to champion their role

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38 Ask an expert

New Ways to Tell Stories

Is technology reinventing the narrative journey in attractions? We ask the experts

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42 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is working on a magical destination resort in Hunan Province, China. Founders Natasha Varnica and Dan Thomas walk us through the fairytale experience

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44 Science centres

Sparks Fly

The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (MOXI) is a brand new science centre in Santa Barbara, with a refreshing approach. CEO Steve Hinkley tells all

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52 Museums

Shining Stars

Inside the Museums + Heritage Awards

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On the cover: Star physicist teams up with BBC and science museums to engage public
58 Promotional feature

3M

3M Touch Systems is introducing interactive multi-touch displays to the museums sector, helping them create engaging visitor experiences that won’t be forgotten

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60 Heritage

Long Live Lascaux

France’s prehistoric cave art reproduced for the public, with a new visitor centre to boot

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64 Promotional feature

Polin

What’s happening in Waterparks in Asia?

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66 Waterparks

The Next Big Splash

Waterpark designers and suppliers predict the trends and ideas coming down the track

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74 Themed design

Onwards and Upwards

Meet Forrec’s Gordon Dorrett and Cale Heit

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78 Theme parks

Speed Demons

PortAventura’s COO Mark Robinson on the company’s latest investment – Ferrari Land

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84 Promotional feature

Simworx

UK-based attractions manufacturer Simworx is building on its global portfolio with a range of new projects in Dubai, China and Spain

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86 Attractions

That’s the Spirit

Jameson’s visitor experience centre has been revamped by BRC Imagination Arts. Tom Anstey went to Dublin and talked to the team about the project

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92 Promotional feature

FORREC

FORREC has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable characters and IPs. Here Steven Rhys shares some tips on bringing those cherished worlds to life

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94 Analysis

Part 6 - Controlling costs

In part six of our eightpart series, consultant David Camp looks at keeping costs under control

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98 Technology

Wheels in Motion

Orlando is to become a proving ground for self-driving cars. We look at the plans

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100 Promotional feature

EAS

The 2017 edition of the Euro Attractions Show is coming to Berlin, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever

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102 Show preview

Asia Attractions Expo

Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA’s Asia Expo in Singapore

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106 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches

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COMPANY PROFILES
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
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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...
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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
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Attractions Management 2017 issue 2
Download PDF
View digital edition
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

The Era of Zero risk

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

View in digital edition
View online
12 People profile

Brian Cox

The famous physicist and the BBC's Tomorrow's World science engagement campaign

View in digital edition
View online
14 People profile

James Cameron

The legendary director on Disney's new Avatar land

View in digital edition
View online
16 People Profile

Caroline Keppel-Palmer

The social entrepreneur Caroline Keppel-Palmer on Museum Freecycle

View in digital edition
View online
18 Science Centres news

Frost Museum finally opens in Miami

The museum which sits in a prominent location on Miami’s waterfront in the city’s Museum Park has navigated through difficult circumstances to reach this point

View in digital edition

19 Visitor Attractions news

HollandWorld finds developer, expands scope

The Delta Development Group has signed an initial agreement to drive forward plans for a Dutchinspired theme park and leisure destination near Amsterdam in the Netherlands

View in digital edition

20 Waterparks news

Six Flags reacquires Waterworld California

Six Flags has acquired its 20th property, entering an agreement with Waterworld California owner EPR properties to operate the attraction in Concord

View in digital edition

22 Theme Parks news

Universal theme parks continue to impress

Universal’s theme parks continue to act as a growth driver for parent company Comcast, after the company recorded revenue increases of 9 per cent to $1.1bn (€1bn, £853m) in the first quarter of 2017

View in digital edition

24 Museums & Galleries news

Obama presidential library unveiled

Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have unveiled the design of the planned Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side

View in digital edition

26 Heritage news

UN law makes heritage destruction a war crime

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution designed to deter wilful destruction and looting of cultural heritage sites – potentially making such activities punishable as war crimes

View in digital edition

28 Zoos & Aquariums news

Toxin blamed for Vancouver beluga deaths

A five-month investigation into the deaths of two beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium last year has determined that the cetaceans were killed thanks to an unknown toxin introduced "by food, water, or through human interference"

View in digital edition

30 Technology news

Toronto Zoo develops autism-friendly guide

Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Canada, has launched a special support guide designed to assist those with cognitive special needs, including autism, in managing and mastering a visit to the zoo

View in digital edition

32 Interview

Doug Cress

Doug Cress has taken charge at the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and he’s ready to champion their role

View in digital edition
View online
38 Ask an expert

New Ways to Tell Stories

Is technology reinventing the narrative journey in attractions? We ask the experts

View in digital edition
View online
42 Promotional feature

IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is working on a magical destination resort in Hunan Province, China. Founders Natasha Varnica and Dan Thomas walk us through the fairytale experience

View in digital edition
View online
44 Science centres

Sparks Fly

The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (MOXI) is a brand new science centre in Santa Barbara, with a refreshing approach. CEO Steve Hinkley tells all

View in digital edition
View online
52 Museums

Shining Stars

Inside the Museums + Heritage Awards

View in digital edition
View online
On the cover: Star physicist teams up with BBC and science museums to engage public
58 Promotional feature

3M

3M Touch Systems is introducing interactive multi-touch displays to the museums sector, helping them create engaging visitor experiences that won’t be forgotten

View in digital edition
View online
60 Heritage

Long Live Lascaux

France’s prehistoric cave art reproduced for the public, with a new visitor centre to boot

View in digital edition
View online
64 Promotional feature

Polin

What’s happening in Waterparks in Asia?

View in digital edition
View online
66 Waterparks

The Next Big Splash

Waterpark designers and suppliers predict the trends and ideas coming down the track

View in digital edition
View online
74 Themed design

Onwards and Upwards

Meet Forrec’s Gordon Dorrett and Cale Heit

View in digital edition
View online
78 Theme parks

Speed Demons

PortAventura’s COO Mark Robinson on the company’s latest investment – Ferrari Land

View in digital edition
View online
84 Promotional feature

Simworx

UK-based attractions manufacturer Simworx is building on its global portfolio with a range of new projects in Dubai, China and Spain

View in digital edition
View online
86 Attractions

That’s the Spirit

Jameson’s visitor experience centre has been revamped by BRC Imagination Arts. Tom Anstey went to Dublin and talked to the team about the project

View in digital edition
View online
92 Promotional feature

FORREC

FORREC has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable characters and IPs. Here Steven Rhys shares some tips on bringing those cherished worlds to life

View in digital edition
View online
94 Analysis

Part 6 - Controlling costs

In part six of our eightpart series, consultant David Camp looks at keeping costs under control

View in digital edition
View online
98 Technology

Wheels in Motion

Orlando is to become a proving ground for self-driving cars. We look at the plans

View in digital edition
View online
100 Promotional feature

EAS

The 2017 edition of the Euro Attractions Show is coming to Berlin, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever

View in digital edition
View online
102 Show preview

Asia Attractions Expo

Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA’s Asia Expo in Singapore

View in digital edition
View online
106 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches

View in digital edition
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
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [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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©Cybertrek 2022

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