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IAAPA identifies 2016 market trends for attractions industry
POSTED 13 May 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Virtual reality had a large presence at IAAPA 2015 in Orlando, and through the year more-and-more theme parks have been introducing the technology to their parks
IAAPA has identified several trends for the year ahead, pinpointing VR rollercoasters, 3D/4D immersion, guest interactivity and edutainment as key themes for developments in 2016.

Virtual reality had a large presence at IAAPA 2015 in Orlando, and through the year more-and-more theme parks have been introducing the technology to their parks, notably Alton Towers with Galactica and Six Flags with its upcoming Superman coasters.

Several parks are adding 3D or 4D attractions that immerse guests in a fictional world. Among the big players, Merlin Entertainments is rolling out a 4-D cinema to all of its Legoland and Legoland Discovery Centre attractions, while new Justice League 4D attractions are coming to Six Flags and California’s Great America in Santa Clara is releasing the first ever Mass Effect 4D experience.

Interactivity continues to make its impact on the industry as parks open rides and attractions in which the guest's actions directly impact the experience. One of the most intriguing attractions to follow this line of thinking is the mysterious Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, which is set to open at Thorpe Park in the UK in the next month. The ride is unlike any other and offers multiple endings for each rider based on a chaos theory of actions having consequences.

Edutainment is also at the forefront of attractions development for 2016, increasing in popularity and a trend worth noting as, zoos, aquariums, science centres, and museums aim to make learning fun. KidZania is one of the most successful examples of this as the franchise continues to grow at an exponential rate, most recently launching its latest FEC in Singapore.

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IAAPA identifies 2016 market trends for attractions industry
POSTED 13 May 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Virtual reality had a large presence at IAAPA 2015 in Orlando, and through the year more-and-more theme parks have been introducing the technology to their parks
IAAPA has identified several trends for the year ahead, pinpointing VR rollercoasters, 3D/4D immersion, guest interactivity and edutainment as key themes for developments in 2016.

Virtual reality had a large presence at IAAPA 2015 in Orlando, and through the year more-and-more theme parks have been introducing the technology to their parks, notably Alton Towers with Galactica and Six Flags with its upcoming Superman coasters.

Several parks are adding 3D or 4D attractions that immerse guests in a fictional world. Among the big players, Merlin Entertainments is rolling out a 4-D cinema to all of its Legoland and Legoland Discovery Centre attractions, while new Justice League 4D attractions are coming to Six Flags and California’s Great America in Santa Clara is releasing the first ever Mass Effect 4D experience.

Interactivity continues to make its impact on the industry as parks open rides and attractions in which the guest's actions directly impact the experience. One of the most intriguing attractions to follow this line of thinking is the mysterious Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, which is set to open at Thorpe Park in the UK in the next month. The ride is unlike any other and offers multiple endings for each rider based on a chaos theory of actions having consequences.

Edutainment is also at the forefront of attractions development for 2016, increasing in popularity and a trend worth noting as, zoos, aquariums, science centres, and museums aim to make learning fun. KidZania is one of the most successful examples of this as the franchise continues to grow at an exponential rate, most recently launching its latest FEC in Singapore.

RELATED STORIES
TrendsWatch annual report says radical reshaping of the workplace will affect museums sector


The 2016 edition of the TrendsWatch report – which highlights trends to watch out for in museums in the coming year – has predicted culture of work, the spectrum of ability, and the struggle over representation to be prominent trends in the sector.
Attractions Foresight identifies market trends for 2016


Biofeedback, dementia-friendly design and Cuba have all been identified as trends and strategies which will have a big impact on the attractions market in 2016 and beyond.
Attractions Foresight identifies market trends for 2016


Biofeedback, dementia-friendly design and Cuba have all been identified as trends and strategies which will have a big impact on the attractions market in 2016 and beyond.
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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
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COMPANY PROFILES
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
Mather & Co

We lead the world in incredible museum, exhibition, and attraction design. We work across the herita [more...]
+ More profiles  
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Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [more...]
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Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
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ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2022 – Red Raion
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CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
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05-06 Mar 2023

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

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
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