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The power of stories

We think we understand the value of storytelling, but do we really? It’s important to be clear on what it contributes to our industry, says Magali Robathan

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10 People

Simon Daniels

The director of the Handel & Hendrix in London attraction on the £3m revamp aiming to bring visitors closer to the musicians

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14 People

Jacqueline Stewart

The president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on honouring the stars of Black cinema

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18 People

Elizabeth Stallard & Jason Jacobs

On Sacramento Zoological Society’s vision for a new modern zoo with expansive savannahs and restaurants overlooking the wildlife

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22 News


The top international news stories from the Attractions Management news feed

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34 Interview

Tom Lochtefeld

The ‘father of artificial surf parks’ changed the industry with his pioneering sheet waves. Now he’s back to shake things up again with new deep water wave technology

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40 Talking point

Storytime

How can we use the power of story to connect to guests and create better attractions? We ask the experts

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48 Interview

Brian Zimmerman

The world’s fifth biggest zoo closed its doors in September 2022. We go behind the scenes of the Bristol Zoological Society to find out what happens next

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56 Sponsored

No matter the venue aquatic play delivers

Aquatic play helps keep kids happy, resulting in higher spend from families. WhiteWater’s Cassidy Newman shares some of the attractions using aquatic play to bring in more visitors and increase spend

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58 Museums

Eureka!

How the new science centre consulted with young people and industry to bring a quirky sense of fun to STEAM

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On the cover | Handel & Hendrix: Hear their music where it was written
66 Museums

New museums

From a Bangalore photography and art museum to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, we review some exciting openings for 2023

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74 Marketing

Screaming for screening

With its edgy brand and young visitor base, Merlin’s London Dungeon was a natural choice for an innovative marketing campaign aiming to take the stigma out of STI testing

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78 Research

On the right track

After a rollercoaster ride, US theme parks are bouncing back, with opportunities for growth driven by gaming IPs, says Mintel

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80 Visitor centre

Fish tale

A floating visitor attraction in Norway has been designed to promote fish farming, as Magali Robathan discovered

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82 Research

The art of personalisation

AI is making it easier to personalise visitors’ online experience. We look at the available tools and their use

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86 Attractions-kit.net

Product innovation

From thawing dinosaurs to a dark ride simulator, the latest from the world of product design

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COMPANY PROFILES
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has been supplying the Attractions, Holiday Park, Zoos and Theme Park mark [more...]
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...]
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CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2023 issue 1
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Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

The power of stories

We think we understand the value of storytelling, but do we really? It’s important to be clear on what it contributes to our industry, says Magali Robathan

View in digital edition
View online
10 People

Simon Daniels

The director of the Handel & Hendrix in London attraction on the £3m revamp aiming to bring visitors closer to the musicians

View in digital edition
View online
14 People

Jacqueline Stewart

The president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on honouring the stars of Black cinema

View in digital edition
View online
18 People

Elizabeth Stallard & Jason Jacobs

On Sacramento Zoological Society’s vision for a new modern zoo with expansive savannahs and restaurants overlooking the wildlife

View in digital edition
View online
22 News


The top international news stories from the Attractions Management news feed

View in digital edition

34 Interview

Tom Lochtefeld

The ‘father of artificial surf parks’ changed the industry with his pioneering sheet waves. Now he’s back to shake things up again with new deep water wave technology

View in digital edition
View online
40 Talking point

Storytime

How can we use the power of story to connect to guests and create better attractions? We ask the experts

View in digital edition
View online
48 Interview

Brian Zimmerman

The world’s fifth biggest zoo closed its doors in September 2022. We go behind the scenes of the Bristol Zoological Society to find out what happens next

View in digital edition
View online
56 Sponsored

No matter the venue aquatic play delivers

Aquatic play helps keep kids happy, resulting in higher spend from families. WhiteWater’s Cassidy Newman shares some of the attractions using aquatic play to bring in more visitors and increase spend

View in digital edition
View online
58 Museums

Eureka!

How the new science centre consulted with young people and industry to bring a quirky sense of fun to STEAM

View in digital edition
View online
On the cover | Handel & Hendrix: Hear their music where it was written
66 Museums

New museums

From a Bangalore photography and art museum to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, we review some exciting openings for 2023

View in digital edition
View online
74 Marketing

Screaming for screening

With its edgy brand and young visitor base, Merlin’s London Dungeon was a natural choice for an innovative marketing campaign aiming to take the stigma out of STI testing

View in digital edition
View online
78 Research

On the right track

After a rollercoaster ride, US theme parks are bouncing back, with opportunities for growth driven by gaming IPs, says Mintel

View in digital edition
View online
80 Visitor centre

Fish tale

A floating visitor attraction in Norway has been designed to promote fish farming, as Magali Robathan discovered

View in digital edition
View online
82 Research

The art of personalisation

AI is making it easier to personalise visitors’ online experience. We look at the available tools and their use

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

Product innovation

From thawing dinosaurs to a dark ride simulator, the latest from the world of product design

View in digital edition

LATEST NEWS
Second Chaos Karts launches in Dubai
Live action video game experience Chaos Karts has launched in a 15,000sq ft arena in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Use of cinematography techniques significantly increases engagement with VR
A study has found that the use of cinematic and video editing techniques can drastically increase the aesthetic appeal and user engagement of virtual reality environments.
Disneyland Paris renames theme park as part of $2 billion transformation
Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new name for Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the park’s US$2 billion transformation.
UK's Royal attractions had a bumper year in 2023
Numbers from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (ALVA) show that Royal attractions saw a huge increase in visitor numbers during 2023 – the coronation year of King Charles III.
Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
The Everyday Heritage initiative celebrates and preserves working class histories
Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
Universal announces long-awaited details of its Epic Universe, set to open in 2025
Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
Raby Castle, known as one of the finest medieval fortifications in England, is nearing the end of an ambitious two-year renovation project.
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COMPANY PROFILES
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has been supplying the Attractions, Holiday Park, Zoos and Theme Park mark [more...]
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...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design. [more...]
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18-22 May 2024

Eco Resort Network

The Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Mauritius
23-24 May 2024

European Health Prevention Day

Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
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