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Attractions Management 2009 issue 4
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3 Editor's letter

Saving and creating energy

“The power needs of a wide range of attractions are being scrutinised by buyers, while specifiers are becoming aware of the need to both save and create energy”

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8 Museum news

Darwin Centre opens at NHM

The long-awaited £78m (US$125m, €85m) Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in South Kensington, London, UK has opened its doors to the public on schedule.

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10 Heritage news

Evolution museum for Athens Zoo

UK-based Lazenby Design has been appointed to design the new Evolution Museum in Athens, Greece.

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12 BALPPA news

A third of children ‘never been to a theme park’

A children’s charity has called on theme park operators to lower their prices after a study claimed that more than a third of children in the UK have never visited a park.

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14 Theme park news

Ecofun theme park plans for Penang

The Penang Government in Malaysia is to hold an open tender seeking designs for a new ‘Ecofun Theme Park Resort’.

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16 Science centre news

MNM complex to be redeveloped

All four attractions within the Muséums Nature Montréal (MNM), the largest science museum complex in Canada, are set to benefit from a CA$189m (£107m, €120m, US$177m) redevelopment, funded largely by the city government.

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17 Zoo and aquarium news

Merlin to open Sea Life in Phoenix

Visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments will open a US$15m (£9m, €11m) Sea Life aquarium in Phoenix, Arizona early next year.

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18 Waterpark news

Roadshow drops Aussie World plans

Australian theme park operator Village Roadshow has abandoned plans to acquire Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast and develop the site into a Wet‘n’Wild water park at the site.

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19 Gallery news

Interactive gallery opens at The Public

The interactive art gallery at The Public in West Bromwich, UK, has fi nally opened. A £3m (€3.3m, $4.8m) one-off grant from Arts Council England (ACE) has funded completion of the arts complex.

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20 Profile

Chip Cleary

The new chair of IAAPA talks about dealing with the recession, the climate and swine flu. Rather than getting him down though, he’s excited about the rapidly evolving industry and what’s next

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24 Talking point

How can awareness of free admission be increased?

Almost half of Brits don’t know entry to the Natural History Museum is free. The experts explain how to resolve this

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26 New opening

Hero worship

The 99 Village Theme Park opened in Kuwait earlier this year. Based on The 99 comic book superheroes, the park is the first of six which are being planned

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30 Mystery shopper

Insects appeal

Want to get close to creepy crawlies? We visit the new BugWorld Experience in Liverpool to find out if it has legs

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34 Occupational hazard

The crypto factor

We learn how Fairmont Aquatic Center managed when an outbreak of crypto meant under-fives were banned

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36 Museums

Mythical status

Salzburg Museum’s archivist, Erich Marx reveals how they won the European Museum of the Year Award 2009

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40 Entrepreneurs

Lynton v Harris

From launching a Halloween show in 1996 to running a global business. Harris is out to entertain and scare the world!

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43 Show preview

Ecsite 09

Ecsite’s 20th conference took place 4 – 6 June at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.

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44 Galleries

Drawing on experience

Kate Brindley tells us about setting up the controversial Banksy exhibition and her new role as director at mima

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48 Planetariums

New directions

A look at some of the latest openings and innovators in the industry

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50 Attractions design

Jones and Jones

We hear about the firm’s zoo design philosophies and work at Miami Metrozoo

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54 Museum design

Variety show

We look at the way three design firms tackle very different design projects

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56 Multimedia & av

Reality show

The latest applications for multimedia and audiovisual are used to bring subjects to life. Examples include talking wasps and a flight over London

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60 Waterparks

Pooling resources

Multi-slider rides and interactive toys are big news at waterparks, providing fun for the whole family, while the Virginia Graeme Baker Act makes pools safer

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64 Exhibition design

Pioneering portrayals

New exhibitions inject life into the stories of Shakespeare and Darwin, while another challenges the stereotypical image of Chinese Americans

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68 Interactives

Staying in touch

Augmented reality, mimicking motion and real-time reactions are among the latest interactive experiences

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74 Audioguides

The storytellers

The second part of our look at recent, exciting audioguide projects

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78 Fun-kit special

Ticketing systems

A fun-kit/museum-kit focus on ticketing systems available for attractions

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82 Odd job

A fishy tail

Marcy Terry describes her life as a mermaid at Wacki Wachee Springs

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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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Attractions Management 2009 issue 4
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Subscribe
Magazine archive
3 Editor's letter

Saving and creating energy

“The power needs of a wide range of attractions are being scrutinised by buyers, while specifiers are becoming aware of the need to both save and create energy”

Download PDF magazine

8 Museum news

Darwin Centre opens at NHM

The long-awaited £78m (US$125m, €85m) Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in South Kensington, London, UK has opened its doors to the public on schedule.

Download PDF magazine

10 Heritage news

Evolution museum for Athens Zoo

UK-based Lazenby Design has been appointed to design the new Evolution Museum in Athens, Greece.

Download PDF magazine

12 BALPPA news

A third of children ‘never been to a theme park’

A children’s charity has called on theme park operators to lower their prices after a study claimed that more than a third of children in the UK have never visited a park.

Download PDF magazine

14 Theme park news

Ecofun theme park plans for Penang

The Penang Government in Malaysia is to hold an open tender seeking designs for a new ‘Ecofun Theme Park Resort’.

Download PDF magazine

16 Science centre news

MNM complex to be redeveloped

All four attractions within the Muséums Nature Montréal (MNM), the largest science museum complex in Canada, are set to benefit from a CA$189m (£107m, €120m, US$177m) redevelopment, funded largely by the city government.

Download PDF magazine

17 Zoo and aquarium news

Merlin to open Sea Life in Phoenix

Visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments will open a US$15m (£9m, €11m) Sea Life aquarium in Phoenix, Arizona early next year.

Download PDF magazine

18 Waterpark news

Roadshow drops Aussie World plans

Australian theme park operator Village Roadshow has abandoned plans to acquire Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast and develop the site into a Wet‘n’Wild water park at the site.

Download PDF magazine

19 Gallery news

Interactive gallery opens at The Public

The interactive art gallery at The Public in West Bromwich, UK, has fi nally opened. A £3m (€3.3m, $4.8m) one-off grant from Arts Council England (ACE) has funded completion of the arts complex.

Download PDF magazine

20 Profile

Chip Cleary

The new chair of IAAPA talks about dealing with the recession, the climate and swine flu. Rather than getting him down though, he’s excited about the rapidly evolving industry and what’s next

Download PDF magazine

24 Talking point

How can awareness of free admission be increased?

Almost half of Brits don’t know entry to the Natural History Museum is free. The experts explain how to resolve this

Download PDF magazine

26 New opening

Hero worship

The 99 Village Theme Park opened in Kuwait earlier this year. Based on The 99 comic book superheroes, the park is the first of six which are being planned

Download PDF magazine

30 Mystery shopper

Insects appeal

Want to get close to creepy crawlies? We visit the new BugWorld Experience in Liverpool to find out if it has legs

Download PDF magazine

34 Occupational hazard

The crypto factor

We learn how Fairmont Aquatic Center managed when an outbreak of crypto meant under-fives were banned

Download PDF magazine

36 Museums

Mythical status

Salzburg Museum’s archivist, Erich Marx reveals how they won the European Museum of the Year Award 2009

Download PDF magazine

40 Entrepreneurs

Lynton v Harris

From launching a Halloween show in 1996 to running a global business. Harris is out to entertain and scare the world!

Download PDF magazine

43 Show preview

Ecsite 09

Ecsite’s 20th conference took place 4 – 6 June at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.

Download PDF magazine

44 Galleries

Drawing on experience

Kate Brindley tells us about setting up the controversial Banksy exhibition and her new role as director at mima

Download PDF magazine

48 Planetariums

New directions

A look at some of the latest openings and innovators in the industry

Download PDF magazine

50 Attractions design

Jones and Jones

We hear about the firm’s zoo design philosophies and work at Miami Metrozoo

Download PDF magazine

54 Museum design

Variety show

We look at the way three design firms tackle very different design projects

Download PDF magazine

56 Multimedia & av

Reality show

The latest applications for multimedia and audiovisual are used to bring subjects to life. Examples include talking wasps and a flight over London

Download PDF magazine

60 Waterparks

Pooling resources

Multi-slider rides and interactive toys are big news at waterparks, providing fun for the whole family, while the Virginia Graeme Baker Act makes pools safer

Download PDF magazine

64 Exhibition design

Pioneering portrayals

New exhibitions inject life into the stories of Shakespeare and Darwin, while another challenges the stereotypical image of Chinese Americans

Download PDF magazine

68 Interactives

Staying in touch

Augmented reality, mimicking motion and real-time reactions are among the latest interactive experiences

Download PDF magazine

74 Audioguides

The storytellers

The second part of our look at recent, exciting audioguide projects

Download PDF magazine

78 Fun-kit special

Ticketing systems

A fun-kit/museum-kit focus on ticketing systems available for attractions

Download PDF magazine

82 Odd job

A fishy tail

Marcy Terry describes her life as a mermaid at Wacki Wachee Springs

Download PDF magazine

LATEST NEWS
Carowinds expands to year-round opening, confirms Aeronautica opening for 2023
Carowinds theme park in North Carolina, US, has launched year-round operations this month (January 2023).
Disney hints at new gate for Walt Disney World as part of Lake Nona campus development
Disney has filed a planning application that kickstarts the group's plans to create a future regional campus and HQ in Florida, US.
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon Web Services on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK.
Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public
A new landmark maritime centre has opened to the public in Esbjerg, Denmark.
SEVEN to open world’s first indoor Discovery Adventures centres in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring purpose-built indoor adventures centres to the Kingdom.
Eden Project Morecambe secures £50m Levelling Up investment
Plans to create a new Eden Project North attraction in Morecambe, UK, have been given a major boost after the central government pledged to support the scheme with £50m worth of funding.
David Willrich takes the baton from Terry Monkton as chair of Experience UK
David Willrich has been appointed chair of Experience UK, replacing the outgoing Terry Monkton, who has steered the organisation over the past two years.
Universal to launch two new attraction concepts – one in Texas and another in Las Vegas
Universal Parks & Resorts has revealed plans to launch two entirely new visitor attractions concepts – a family-focused theme park and resort in Texas and a year-round horror experience in Las Vegas.
SeaWorld's Arctic Coaster to raise awareness of devastation of climate change
SeaWorld will open a new Arctic Rescue coaster at its San Diego theme park in early 2023.
Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023
The highly-anticipated Super Nintendo World will open to visitors at Universal Studios Hollywood on 17 February 2023.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Clip 'n Climb

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

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
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

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 Showreel 2022
Last year was a blast! Find out more...
More videos:
Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-06 Mar 2023

CryoCON 2023

Renaissance at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Dallas, United States
10-12 May 2023

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
+ More diary  
 


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©Cybertrek 2023

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