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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”
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.
10 Heritage news

Evolution museum for Athens Zoo

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

The crypto factor

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

Mythical status

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

Drawing on experience

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

New directions

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

Jones and Jones

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

Variety show

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

Staying in touch

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

The storytellers

The second part of our look at recent, exciting audioguide projects
78 Fun-kit special

Ticketing systems

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

A fishy tail

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

iPlayCo was established in 1999. iPlayCo Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder. [more...]
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EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
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Have you ever wondered how the fun is created? Polin Waterparks is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks and water play attractions. Find out more...
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21-24 Sep 2019

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Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
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Attractions Management 2009 issue 4
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
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”
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.
10 Heritage news

Evolution museum for Athens Zoo

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

The crypto factor

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

Mythical status

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

Drawing on experience

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

New directions

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

Jones and Jones

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

Variety show

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

Staying in touch

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

The storytellers

The second part of our look at recent, exciting audioguide projects
78 Fun-kit special

Ticketing systems

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

A fishy tail

Marcy Terry describes her life as a mermaid at Wacki Wachee Springs
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Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
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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'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
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Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences.
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation.
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999.
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
iPlayCo

iPlayCo was established in 1999. iPlayCo Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder. [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

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems - Experience the experience
Have you ever wondered how the fun is created? Polin Waterparks is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks and water play attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
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
+ More diary  
 


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