Attractions news, jobs and magazine | attractionsmanagement.com
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
Attractions Management 2017 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
+ Magazine Archive
7 Editor’s letter

100 per cent accessible

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Angelo Seminara

An award-winning hair stylist and master wigmaker creates unique ‘hair installations’ for exhibitions
16 People profile

Yayoi Kusama

Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama is opening her eponymous gallery in Tokyo
18 People profile

Herbert Münder

Ecsite’s new president on the role of science centres in the modern public realm
22 Science Centres news

Design complete for Sochi Science Park

Dutch design agency NorthernLight has completed the design phase for the redevelopment of the Sochi Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia
23 Visitor Attractions news

Eden Project planning new projects globally

Cornwall’s iconic Eden Project is set to be replicated in China, Australia and New Zealand, with further developments being planned in the Middle East, North America and the UK
25 Theme Parks news

Paramount leaves £3.2bn UK project

London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – the developer behind the Paramount theme park in Kent – has split from the film studio, which was to act as the attraction’s masthead
26 Waterparks news

Six Flags eyeing waterpark acquisitions

Six Flags is continuing with its waterpark acquisition strategy after success with parks in Mexico and California
29 Museums & Galleries news

AMNH interns create

unique visitor tours New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is hosting 30 students for a summer of training, with the interns acting as tour guides for the 500 camp groups that visit throughout the summer
31 Heritage news

Hadrian’s Wall visitor centre opens

The long-awaited Landscape Discovery Centre at Hadrian’s Wall – known as The Sill – has opened after more than three years of development for the British heritage attraction
32 Zoos & Aquariums news

Chester Zoo details £100m redevelopment

Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sqm) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a new £100m ($130m, €113m) development masterplan
34 Technology news

VR startup bringing Norse mythology to life

Plans are underway in Denmark to develop a travelling VR fantasy exhibition based on Norse mythology, which – if successful – will eventually be turned into a fullyfledged theme park unique to Scandinavia
35 Promotional feature

Simworx

France’s Parc Spirou to feature three key rides from Simworx
36 Interview

Wolfgang Kiessling

We talked to Wolfgang Kiessling, who set up a small parrot park on Tenerife in the 1970s. Today, Loro Parque and Siam Park are some of Europe’s top attractions
42 Obituary

The Man Who Walked With Walt

We look back at the life of Disney Legend and well-loved Imagineer, Marty Sklar
44 Theme parks

Living, Breathing, Being Star Wars

Could the Star Wars hotel and themed zone be Disney’s ‘most experiential concept ever’? Plus, news from the D23 fan expo
48 Mystery shopper

Blue Planet

We went undercover at Disney’s newly launched $500m World of Avatar attraction
54 Analysis

Be Our Guest

Dive into the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index
58 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2016

Effective marketing campaigns, smart reinvestment and facility upgrades drive growth in Asia-Pacific, but it’s not all plain sailing
On the Cover: Japanese artist builds her own Museum
60 Technology

Russian Evolution

Meet the tech startup bringing free-roam, multiplayer VR to Moscow’s millennials
64 Museums

Bunkering Down

How a WWII shelter became a museum
68 Touring exhibitions

Downton to Business

Downton Abbey has gone from the small screen to the global exhibition stage. Take a look behind the scenes
72 Touring exhibitions

What Goes on Tour

Ten of the best exhibitions inspired by film and TV, plus GES’s Eddie Newquist on the growing sector
74 Touring Exhibitions

Eddie Newquist

Eddie Newquist, executive vice president of exhibitions and events creator GES, talks about the growing sector
76 Top team

Water Wonderland

Morgan’s Inspiration Island founder Gordon Hartman on his journey to open an “ultra accessible” waterpark
82 Promotional feature

EAS 2017

Preparations for the European attractions event of the year are well under way – so what can attendees expect?
84 Zoos & aquariums

Sea Change

World aquariums join with the European Commission in the fight against marine litter
86 Analysis

Part 7 - Is it worth it?

In part of seven of this eightpart series, consultant David Camp has some tips on assessing whether a venture will make any money
90 Show report

Rising Tide

A look at the inaugural TIDE conference, which promotes the role of AV in the delivery of a compelling story
92 Show report

Facts of Life

We filed this report from the Ecsite Annual Conference in Porto
96 Promotional feature

Sysco Productions

Sysco Productions is a world-class experience delivery company, working for global clients in the museum and heritage, exhibition, and sports and leisure industries
98 Show preview

Euro Attractions Expo

Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to EAS in Berlin
104 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
107 Promotional feature

Simworx

Simworx partners with Frontgrid to bring new ‘world-first’ attraction to market
COMPANY PROFILE
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [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

Simworx - The power to move you…
Simworx is acknowledged as one of the world’s leaders in the supply of 4D Effects Cinemas and Motion Simulation Attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
Red Raion Showreel 2018 – Red Raion
+ 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  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2019 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

07 Aug 2019 issue 136


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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

©Cybertrek 2019
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
Attractions Management 2017 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

100 per cent accessible

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12 People profile

Angelo Seminara

An award-winning hair stylist and master wigmaker creates unique ‘hair installations’ for exhibitions
16 People profile

Yayoi Kusama

Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama is opening her eponymous gallery in Tokyo
18 People profile

Herbert Münder

Ecsite’s new president on the role of science centres in the modern public realm
22 Science Centres news

Design complete for Sochi Science Park

Dutch design agency NorthernLight has completed the design phase for the redevelopment of the Sochi Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia
23 Visitor Attractions news

Eden Project planning new projects globally

Cornwall’s iconic Eden Project is set to be replicated in China, Australia and New Zealand, with further developments being planned in the Middle East, North America and the UK
25 Theme Parks news

Paramount leaves £3.2bn UK project

London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – the developer behind the Paramount theme park in Kent – has split from the film studio, which was to act as the attraction’s masthead
26 Waterparks news

Six Flags eyeing waterpark acquisitions

Six Flags is continuing with its waterpark acquisition strategy after success with parks in Mexico and California
29 Museums & Galleries news

AMNH interns create

unique visitor tours New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is hosting 30 students for a summer of training, with the interns acting as tour guides for the 500 camp groups that visit throughout the summer
31 Heritage news

Hadrian’s Wall visitor centre opens

The long-awaited Landscape Discovery Centre at Hadrian’s Wall – known as The Sill – has opened after more than three years of development for the British heritage attraction
32 Zoos & Aquariums news

Chester Zoo details £100m redevelopment

Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sqm) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a new £100m ($130m, €113m) development masterplan
34 Technology news

VR startup bringing Norse mythology to life

Plans are underway in Denmark to develop a travelling VR fantasy exhibition based on Norse mythology, which – if successful – will eventually be turned into a fullyfledged theme park unique to Scandinavia
35 Promotional feature

Simworx

France’s Parc Spirou to feature three key rides from Simworx
36 Interview

Wolfgang Kiessling

We talked to Wolfgang Kiessling, who set up a small parrot park on Tenerife in the 1970s. Today, Loro Parque and Siam Park are some of Europe’s top attractions
42 Obituary

The Man Who Walked With Walt

We look back at the life of Disney Legend and well-loved Imagineer, Marty Sklar
44 Theme parks

Living, Breathing, Being Star Wars

Could the Star Wars hotel and themed zone be Disney’s ‘most experiential concept ever’? Plus, news from the D23 fan expo
48 Mystery shopper

Blue Planet

We went undercover at Disney’s newly launched $500m World of Avatar attraction
54 Analysis

Be Our Guest

Dive into the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index
58 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2016

Effective marketing campaigns, smart reinvestment and facility upgrades drive growth in Asia-Pacific, but it’s not all plain sailing
On the Cover: Japanese artist builds her own Museum
60 Technology

Russian Evolution

Meet the tech startup bringing free-roam, multiplayer VR to Moscow’s millennials
64 Museums

Bunkering Down

How a WWII shelter became a museum
68 Touring exhibitions

Downton to Business

Downton Abbey has gone from the small screen to the global exhibition stage. Take a look behind the scenes
72 Touring exhibitions

What Goes on Tour

Ten of the best exhibitions inspired by film and TV, plus GES’s Eddie Newquist on the growing sector
74 Touring Exhibitions

Eddie Newquist

Eddie Newquist, executive vice president of exhibitions and events creator GES, talks about the growing sector
76 Top team

Water Wonderland

Morgan’s Inspiration Island founder Gordon Hartman on his journey to open an “ultra accessible” waterpark
82 Promotional feature

EAS 2017

Preparations for the European attractions event of the year are well under way – so what can attendees expect?
84 Zoos & aquariums

Sea Change

World aquariums join with the European Commission in the fight against marine litter
86 Analysis

Part 7 - Is it worth it?

In part of seven of this eightpart series, consultant David Camp has some tips on assessing whether a venture will make any money
90 Show report

Rising Tide

A look at the inaugural TIDE conference, which promotes the role of AV in the delivery of a compelling story
92 Show report

Facts of Life

We filed this report from the Ecsite Annual Conference in Porto
96 Promotional feature

Sysco Productions

Sysco Productions is a world-class experience delivery company, working for global clients in the museum and heritage, exhibition, and sports and leisure industries
98 Show preview

Euro Attractions Expo

Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to EAS in Berlin
104 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
107 Promotional feature

Simworx

Simworx partners with Frontgrid to bring new ‘world-first’ attraction to market
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
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [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

Simworx - The power to move you…
Simworx is acknowledged as one of the world’s leaders in the supply of 4D Effects Cinemas and Motion Simulation Attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
Red Raion Showreel 2018 – Red Raion
+ 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

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS