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Attractions Management
2013 issue 2

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7   Editor's letter : Dealing with protests
The industry attracts protesters for the same reason it attracts sponsors – it's high profile and extremely engaged with its audience

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10   Theme park news: Etnaland Themepark for Italy
Southern Italy's largest theme park has opened its doors in Belpasso

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12   Science centre news: Exploratorium centre reopens
San Francisco's Exploratorium science museum has offcially unveiled its US$300m (€228m, £197m) expansion at Pier 15 on the city's waterfront

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14   Museum news: Holland's Rijksmuseum reopens
Holland's Rijksmuseum has reopened after a 10-year refurbishment. Now 80 galleries and 8,000 objects tell 800 years of Dutch history

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16   Waterpark news: Ocean Park plans new waterpark
Ocean Park Hong Kong is likely to move ahead with plans to build an all-weather waterpark at Tai Shue Wan earlier than anticipated, thanks to a government loan of HK $2.3bn (US $296m, €229m, £196m)

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18   Heritage news: Hawaiian attraction gets revamp
Hawaiian attraction Polynesian Cultural Center has unveiled a US$25m (€19.5m, £16.5m) overhaul of several attractions, which are part of a five-year enhancement programme that began in 2011

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20   Zoo news: US$24m Living Planet for Utah
A US$24m (€18.3m, £15.5m) Living Planet Aquarium is on track to open to the public in Utah, USA in December this year

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22   Gallery news: AUS$30m art gallery reopens
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has reopened its doors following a AUS$30m (US$31m, £21m, €24m) redevelopment project

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24   Profile: Tim Fisher
The CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Parks reveals how the company's defied the double-dip global recession with record attendances to its existing parks and three more due to open

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30   Museum: The big idea
San Francisco's Exploratorium reopened in April in a venue three times its original size. The museum's Linda Dackman shows how the new space is being used

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36   Aquarium: Den Blå Planet
The CEO and designer describe Denmark's new aquarium, which is shaped like a whirlpool and has 20,000 animals and up to 8,000 visitors a day

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44   New opening: Thinking inside the box
The Perot Museum is shaped like a cube and described as the next generation of nature and science museums. CEO Nicole Small explains how and why

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50   Restoration: Home improvement
The Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash project is restoring the famous singer's house, educating visitors about the New Deal era and revitalising the area

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56   Planetarium: The sky at night
Two dome theatres are among the highlights of Canada's new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, which shows what's going on in the universe as it happens

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62   Social media: Smart moves
Find out how to use digital opportunities beyond your website in a new series by social media expert Kelly Wheeler

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68   Technology: Get in touch
New technology enables people to touch and feel ancient artefacts virtually
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74   Product focus: Multimedia and AV
A selection of the latest products and projects impacting the industry
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78   Show preview: Asian Attractions Expo
The exhibitors showcase what attendees can expect to see at the annual show
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82   3D/5D/5D: Film review
Two industry experts outline their business models and we look at some of the newest products entering the market
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86   Ticketing: New direction
Tracking visitors movements is just one of the current trends in ticketing
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89   Product focus: Secondary spend
New ways to earn additional income
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90   Product focus: Attractions-kit
A selection of the latest products
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92   Waterparks: The big swim
The WWA invites waterparks to take part in the world's largest swimming lesson
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93   Web gallery:
A source of attractions services
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