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7 Editor’s letter

The Era of Zero risk

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Brian Cox

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

James Cameron

The legendary director on Disney's new Avatar land
16 People Profile

Caroline Keppel-Palmer

The social entrepreneur Caroline Keppel-Palmer on Museum Freecycle
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
38 Ask an expert

New Ways to Tell Stories

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

Shining Stars

Inside the Museums + Heritage Awards
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
60 Heritage

Long Live Lascaux

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

Polin

What’s happening in Waterparks in Asia?
66 Waterparks

The Next Big Splash

Waterpark designers and suppliers predict the trends and ideas coming down the track
74 Themed design

Onwards and Upwards

Meet Forrec’s Gordon Dorrett and Cale Heit
78 Theme parks

Speed Demons

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

Part 6 - Controlling costs

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

Wheels in Motion

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

Asia Attractions Expo

Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA’s Asia Expo in Singapore
106 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
COMPANY PROFILE
Polin Waterparks

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

Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
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Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
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16-19 Sep 2019

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Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
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Attractions Management 2017 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

The Era of Zero risk

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Brian Cox

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

James Cameron

The legendary director on Disney's new Avatar land
16 People Profile

Caroline Keppel-Palmer

The social entrepreneur Caroline Keppel-Palmer on Museum Freecycle
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
38 Ask an expert

New Ways to Tell Stories

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

Shining Stars

Inside the Museums + Heritage Awards
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
60 Heritage

Long Live Lascaux

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

Polin

What’s happening in Waterparks in Asia?
66 Waterparks

The Next Big Splash

Waterpark designers and suppliers predict the trends and ideas coming down the track
74 Themed design

Onwards and Upwards

Meet Forrec’s Gordon Dorrett and Cale Heit
78 Theme parks

Speed Demons

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

Part 6 - Controlling costs

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

Wheels in Motion

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

Asia Attractions Expo

Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA’s Asia Expo in Singapore
106 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
LATEST NEWS
World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019.
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020.
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium.
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences.
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation.
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999.
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILE
Polin Waterparks

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

Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

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