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Attractions Management
2017 issue 1

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5   Editor’s letter: Dreaming of Inclusivity
Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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10   People profile: Nolan Bushnell
Nolan Bushnell, father of the video game industry, on his new VR business and the future of technology

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12   People profile: Ron Magill
Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill gives the lowdown on the attraction’s new Florida: Mission Everglades zone

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16   People profile: Kim Gladstone Herlev
Denmark’s Experimentarium has reopened after a major renovation. CEO Kim Gladstone Herlev shares his vision for the future

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18   People profile: Jimmy Fallon
Hold on tight! US TV star Jimmy Fallon is the subject of a brand new ride at Universal Orlando

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20   Science Centres news: Science hub under way at Olympic Village
Dutch design agency NorthernLight is working on the redevelopment of Sochi’s Olympic Village, which is turning its former media centre from the 2014 Winter Olympics into a science and art park

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21   Visitor Attractions news: Doug Stagner named new IAAPA COO and EVP
IAAPA has named attractions veteran Doug Stagner as its new COO and executive vice President

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22   Waterparks news: CA$65m waterpark opens in Quebec
The Aquatic Development Group (ADG) is behind designs for a new waterpark in Quebec, Canada, which recently opened its doors

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24   Theme Parks news: Japan drives revenue as Universal figures soar
Comcast’s acquisition of Universal Studios Japan has paid dividends, as the company confirmed a 48 per cent rise in revenue

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26   Museums & Galleries news: State takes over Poland’s new WWII museum
The Museum of the Second World War in Poland faces an uncertain future after the country’s Supreme Administrative Court gave permission for the ruling nationalist Law and Justice Party (LJP) to take control of the independent museum

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28   Heritage news: Outrage as Stonehenge tunnel plans finalized
Controversial plans for a road tunnel near Stonehenge have been finalised, with campaigners opposing the development claiming it would cause “irreparable damage” to the surrounding landscape

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30   Zoos & Aquariums news: Vancouver Aquarium to end beluga captivity
Vancouver Aquarium has outlined ambitious expansion plans for the next 12 years, which includes the eventual phase out of its captive beluga programme

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32   Technology news: Hugo Barra joins Facebook to lead VR charge
Facebook has named Hugo Barra its vice president of virtual reality, with the Brazilian tech wizard and entrepreneur to head up the company’s Oculus programme

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34   Interview: Matthias Li
Matthias Li, chief executive at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park, on his response to a changing visitor profile and rising competition

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42   Pipeline: Opening Doors
There’s an array of attractions set to launch. We anticipate the hot debuts of the year

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52   Tourism: A Plan for Oman
The Ministry of Tourism’s Maitha Al Mahrouqi on Oman’s status as a budding destination

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On the cover: Atari founder breaks into VR
 
56   Waterparks: Volcanic Activity
Universal Creative’s Dale Mason on the inspiration behind Volcano Bay
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60   Museums: A New Home
London’s Design Museum has moved. We found out about this unusual project
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66   Museums: Fashionably Lates
New kinds of programming are engaging younger audiences. Museums Sheffield’s Rosie Eagleton shares her research
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72   Analysis: Part 5 - Driving Revenues
Consultant David Camp asks the all-important question: how do attractions make money?
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76   Visitor Attractions: Flock to it
Norwegian operator Lund Group on how Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep helped reinvigorate the troubled Skånes Djurpark
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82   Profile: Greg Hale
We sat down with IAAPA’s new chairman
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86   Technology: Virtual Ventures
Multi-player VR start-ups like The Void and Zero Latency are set to explode
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90   Themed design: Keeping it Real
Analysis: authenticity in themed design
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96   Attractions-kit.net: Product Innovation
Suppliers unveil new product launches
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