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Attractions Management
2014 issue 3

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7   Editor’s letter: Here comes China
As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned

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12   Theme parks News: Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens
After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris

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13   Visitor Attractions News: Obama pushes US
US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions

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15   Waterparks News: Cartoon Network waterpark opens
Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray

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16   Science Centres News: Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire
Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science

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18   Zoos & Aquariums News: Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’
Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June

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20   Museums & Galleries News: George Lucas picks Chicago for museum
Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco

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22   Heritage News: Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row
UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

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24   Teamworking: The Art of Collaboration
Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration

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30   Talking Point: Whose Museum Is It Anyway?
Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities

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36   Analysis: TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal
Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers

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42   Theme Parks: Oceans of Fun
Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?

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46   Museums: Virtual Visits
Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK

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50   Technology: Face Reality
As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry

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56   Profile: Sarah Maltby
As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times

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60   Storytelling: Inside Story
Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach

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On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
 
66   Interview: Rick Schwartz
San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives
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70   Promotional Feature: Euro Attractions Show
The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner
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72   Show preview: Euro Attractions Show
Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam
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76   Conference Report: Science Centre World Summit 2014
Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis
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78   Gallery Design: Play to the Gallery
A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms
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82   Company Profile Promotion: Triotech
Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success
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84   Audioguides & Apps: Grand Tours
The best in visitor guides
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87   Light & Sound: Light Fantastic
Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
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90   Attractions-kit: Product Focus
The latest from the waterpark industry
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92   Web gallery:
A source of attractions services
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