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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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Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [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

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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
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [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 2021
Another year has passed, and we’re definitely happy with what we have accomplished in 2021! Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
+ 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  
 


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