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Attractions Management 2018 issue 3
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7 Editor’s letter

Rewilding

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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12 People profile

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan archives have finally found a home

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14 People profile

Dolly Parton

Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton announces the expansion of Dollywood theme park

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16 People profile

Anton Vidal

Anton Vidal is director general of Poble Espanyol which has completed a 10-year, €10m improvement plan

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20 Science Centres news

China and Unesco to promote science

Unesco has reached an agreement with science museums in China to promote the exchange and sharing of science resources between them and other institutions across the world

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21 Visitor Attractions news

Thai cave to become museum following rescue

The cave in which 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach were trapped for 18 days is to be turned into a museum highlighting the bold rescue operation that saw them escape unharmed

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22 Theme Parks news

Parques Reunidos acquires Wet ‘n’ Wild

village roadshow has announced the sale of its Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark in Sydney, Australia, with Spanish operator Parques reunidos buying the property for AU$40m (US$29.6m)

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24 Waterparks news

Universal considering Fantastic Worlds park

Comcast executive vice president Stephen Burke has confirmed that Universal is looking at building a fourth gate in Orlando, with the theme park set to be the latest to join the market’s lucrative attractions sector

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27 Museums & Galleries news

London Cartoon Museum plans relocation

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum “greater flexibility” in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home

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28 Heritage news

Queen’s art to be moved during palace refurb

More than 10,000 works of art from the British royal family’s private collection will be relocated during the $489.6m refurb of Buckingham Palace

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31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Merlin opening first whale sanctuary

Merlin chief executive Nick Varney has reiterated the company’s stance on cetacean captivity, as it embarks on its first steps to create an ocean sanctuary for a pair of captive beluga whales

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34 Interview

Coen Bertens

Fairytale theme park Efteling has gone from strength to strength during its 65-year history, enchanting more visitors last year than ever before. We talk to COO Coen Bertens about its success

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40 Promotional feature

EAS

This year’s Euro Attractions Show promises to be the biggest in the history of the event, with a brand new schedule of seminars to match

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42 Aquariums

High Waters

We visited the brand new Aquatis Aquarium-Vivarium in Switzerland for a journey through our planet’s freshwater environments

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48 Promotional feature

nWave

With more than two decades of experience creating high quality original content, nWave looks ahead as it continues to produce its own industry-leading creations

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52 Rides

Riding the rails

Four multi-million-dollar rollercoasters, including Valkyria and Hyperion

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On the cover: Iconic artist 's music archive opening to the public
58 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2017

The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 shows major theme park operators had an outstanding year, while stabilised global economies and strong investment planning bodes well for the global attractions industry going forward

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63 Analysis

EMEA Focus

Margreet Papamichael, founder of CLEAR Associates about what The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 means for the EMEA region

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66 Visitor attractions

Petal Power

Mary Pat Matheson, CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden, speaks to Kath Hudson

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72 Sponsored briefing

Professionalising your attractions security team

NW Security Group looks at network video and audio

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76 Review

MuseumNext

Intellectuals from across the museums sector gathered recently for the European edition of MuseumNext

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78 Theme parks

Playing the Looney Tune

As new and exciting leisure opportunities increase in the Middle East, Yas Island welcomes the US$1bn Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. We speak to the two key members of the team behind the landmark project

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84 Museums

License to Thrill

A brand new James Bond visitor attraction, nestled snugly inside a mountain peak in Sölden, Austria, opened this July. We talked to the operator and architect

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90 Promotional feature

RMA

RMA Ltd is a design and build company that specialises in themed attractions, theme parks, auditorium and 4D theatre shows, and dark rides

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94 Tourism

Aloha Hainan

This year, two global waterpark brands came to the island province of Hainan in China. We look at what’s going on

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100 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

The European edition of IAAPA’s trade show comes to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September. Here’s what to expect

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105 Attractions-kit.net

Product Innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches

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106 Promotional feature

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation offers a fun, new underwater dark ride perfect for parks large and small

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COMPANY PROFILES
RMA Ltd

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
Polin Waterparks

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

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [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 TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
IAAPA Expo Europe Promo – International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
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Attractions Management 2018 issue 3
Download PDF
View digital edition
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Rewilding

Liz Terry shares her thoughts

View in digital edition
View online
12 People profile

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan archives have finally found a home

View in digital edition
View online
14 People profile

Dolly Parton

Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton announces the expansion of Dollywood theme park

View in digital edition
View online
16 People profile

Anton Vidal

Anton Vidal is director general of Poble Espanyol which has completed a 10-year, €10m improvement plan

View in digital edition
View online
20 Science Centres news

China and Unesco to promote science

Unesco has reached an agreement with science museums in China to promote the exchange and sharing of science resources between them and other institutions across the world

View in digital edition

21 Visitor Attractions news

Thai cave to become museum following rescue

The cave in which 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach were trapped for 18 days is to be turned into a museum highlighting the bold rescue operation that saw them escape unharmed

View in digital edition

22 Theme Parks news

Parques Reunidos acquires Wet ‘n’ Wild

village roadshow has announced the sale of its Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark in Sydney, Australia, with Spanish operator Parques reunidos buying the property for AU$40m (US$29.6m)

View in digital edition

24 Waterparks news

Universal considering Fantastic Worlds park

Comcast executive vice president Stephen Burke has confirmed that Universal is looking at building a fourth gate in Orlando, with the theme park set to be the latest to join the market’s lucrative attractions sector

View in digital edition

27 Museums & Galleries news

London Cartoon Museum plans relocation

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum “greater flexibility” in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home

View in digital edition

28 Heritage news

Queen’s art to be moved during palace refurb

More than 10,000 works of art from the British royal family’s private collection will be relocated during the $489.6m refurb of Buckingham Palace

View in digital edition

31 Zoos & Aquariums news

Merlin opening first whale sanctuary

Merlin chief executive Nick Varney has reiterated the company’s stance on cetacean captivity, as it embarks on its first steps to create an ocean sanctuary for a pair of captive beluga whales

View in digital edition

34 Interview

Coen Bertens

Fairytale theme park Efteling has gone from strength to strength during its 65-year history, enchanting more visitors last year than ever before. We talk to COO Coen Bertens about its success

View in digital edition
View online
40 Promotional feature

EAS

This year’s Euro Attractions Show promises to be the biggest in the history of the event, with a brand new schedule of seminars to match

View in digital edition
View online
42 Aquariums

High Waters

We visited the brand new Aquatis Aquarium-Vivarium in Switzerland for a journey through our planet’s freshwater environments

View in digital edition
View online
48 Promotional feature

nWave

With more than two decades of experience creating high quality original content, nWave looks ahead as it continues to produce its own industry-leading creations

View in digital edition
View online
52 Rides

Riding the rails

Four multi-million-dollar rollercoasters, including Valkyria and Hyperion

View in digital edition
View online
On the cover: Iconic artist 's music archive opening to the public
58 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2017

The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 shows major theme park operators had an outstanding year, while stabilised global economies and strong investment planning bodes well for the global attractions industry going forward

View in digital edition
View online
63 Analysis

EMEA Focus

Margreet Papamichael, founder of CLEAR Associates about what The TEA/AECOM Report 2017 means for the EMEA region

View in digital edition
View online
66 Visitor attractions

Petal Power

Mary Pat Matheson, CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden, speaks to Kath Hudson

View in digital edition
View online
72 Sponsored briefing

Professionalising your attractions security team

NW Security Group looks at network video and audio

View in digital edition
View online
76 Review

MuseumNext

Intellectuals from across the museums sector gathered recently for the European edition of MuseumNext

View in digital edition
View online
78 Theme parks

Playing the Looney Tune

As new and exciting leisure opportunities increase in the Middle East, Yas Island welcomes the US$1bn Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. We speak to the two key members of the team behind the landmark project

View in digital edition
View online
84 Museums

License to Thrill

A brand new James Bond visitor attraction, nestled snugly inside a mountain peak in Sölden, Austria, opened this July. We talked to the operator and architect

View in digital edition
View online
90 Promotional feature

RMA

RMA Ltd is a design and build company that specialises in themed attractions, theme parks, auditorium and 4D theatre shows, and dark rides

View in digital edition
View online
94 Tourism

Aloha Hainan

This year, two global waterpark brands came to the island province of Hainan in China. We look at what’s going on

View in digital edition
View online
100 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

The European edition of IAAPA’s trade show comes to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September. Here’s what to expect

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

Product Innovation

Suppliers present their latest launches

View in digital edition
View online
106 Promotional feature

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation offers a fun, new underwater dark ride perfect for parks large and small

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
RMA Ltd

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
Polin Waterparks

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

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [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 TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
IAAPA Expo Europe Promo – International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – 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  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

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©Cybertrek 2022

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