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Attractions Management 2009 issue 3
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5 Editor's letter

Perfect bedfellows

Hotels linked to attractions are selling well and creating valuable revenue streams, as well as increasing the balance sheet value of the business in question and helping extend length of stay
20 Profile

Chris Rapley

The director of the Science Museum details the building’s £100m modernisation, centenary celebrations and how he intends to make the museum a part of every school child’s life
24 Talking point

When and how am I going to get paid?

We speak to the experts about the difficulties of getting paid for work at development hot spots
26 Top team

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

As the organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary, we ask the top team about their work with endangered species
30 Economic research

A pause in consolidation?

We examine the destination sector’s boost as a result or organic growth and mergers and acquisitions and ask if this trend is set to continue
34 New opening

The Great North Museum

Originally built in 1884, the museum has reopened with extended premises and a £26m refurb, transforming it into a centrepiece of Newcastle’s cultural quarter
38 Planetariums

A star is born

The newly released We Are Astronomers show has received rave reviews. The creative team behind the experience reveal how they created the effects
42 Family matters

Teddy boys

Drawing from 100 years of experience running amusement parks, the Lund family have turned the bankrupt Kongeparken into a success
46 Scare attractions

Fatal attraction

The scare attractions industry is now such big business that it has its own convention. As well as getting advice and discovering the latest offer, operators can learn how to make a killing
50 Exhibition design

Show and tell

Find out how designers converted an Arabic market into a gallery, interpreted the mystery of life at a science centre and chronicled 90 years of music
54 Preview

Plasa

A look at the UK audiovisual show from the Professional Lighting and Sound Association taking place in September
56 Climbing

Climbing high

Industry experts extol the benefits of climbing attractions, advise on how to choose one and explain how much you can profit from an installation
60 Audioguides

Sights, sounds, stories

In the first of a two-part series, we speak to the designers of audioguide content to find out what they’ve created, how it works and what the next offer will be
66 Water

Making a splash

Creating a night time water spectacular in an otherwise unused part of your attraction can prolong visitors’ stays and increase the amount they spend
71 3D/4D

Projecting growth

We look at how to make a 3D/4D attraction profitable and successful, and give details on the latest projects
78 Product special

Fun kit

Products designed purely for attractions
80 Product special

Museum kit

A look at products for museums
82 Odd job

Making a splash

First Choice Holidays’ Tommy Lynch describes what may be the most sought after job ever created – tester of wave pools and water slides.
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Attractions Management 2009 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
5 Editor's letter

Perfect bedfellows

Hotels linked to attractions are selling well and creating valuable revenue streams, as well as increasing the balance sheet value of the business in question and helping extend length of stay
20 Profile

Chris Rapley

The director of the Science Museum details the building’s £100m modernisation, centenary celebrations and how he intends to make the museum a part of every school child’s life
24 Talking point

When and how am I going to get paid?

We speak to the experts about the difficulties of getting paid for work at development hot spots
26 Top team

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

As the organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary, we ask the top team about their work with endangered species
30 Economic research

A pause in consolidation?

We examine the destination sector’s boost as a result or organic growth and mergers and acquisitions and ask if this trend is set to continue
34 New opening

The Great North Museum

Originally built in 1884, the museum has reopened with extended premises and a £26m refurb, transforming it into a centrepiece of Newcastle’s cultural quarter
38 Planetariums

A star is born

The newly released We Are Astronomers show has received rave reviews. The creative team behind the experience reveal how they created the effects
42 Family matters

Teddy boys

Drawing from 100 years of experience running amusement parks, the Lund family have turned the bankrupt Kongeparken into a success
46 Scare attractions

Fatal attraction

The scare attractions industry is now such big business that it has its own convention. As well as getting advice and discovering the latest offer, operators can learn how to make a killing
50 Exhibition design

Show and tell

Find out how designers converted an Arabic market into a gallery, interpreted the mystery of life at a science centre and chronicled 90 years of music
54 Preview

Plasa

A look at the UK audiovisual show from the Professional Lighting and Sound Association taking place in September
56 Climbing

Climbing high

Industry experts extol the benefits of climbing attractions, advise on how to choose one and explain how much you can profit from an installation
60 Audioguides

Sights, sounds, stories

In the first of a two-part series, we speak to the designers of audioguide content to find out what they’ve created, how it works and what the next offer will be
66 Water

Making a splash

Creating a night time water spectacular in an otherwise unused part of your attraction can prolong visitors’ stays and increase the amount they spend
71 3D/4D

Projecting growth

We look at how to make a 3D/4D attraction profitable and successful, and give details on the latest projects
78 Product special

Fun kit

Products designed purely for attractions
80 Product special

Museum kit

A look at products for museums
82 Odd job

Making a splash

First Choice Holidays’ Tommy Lynch describes what may be the most sought after job ever created – tester of wave pools and water slides.
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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
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Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
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Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
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Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
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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.
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COMPANY PROFILE
FORREC Ltd

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

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We're the only online printing company who really gets your business. Find out more...
More videos:
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

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DIRECTORY
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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
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