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Attractions Management
2018 issue 1

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5   Editor’s letter: Disney hospitals
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 

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10   People profile: Chris Hemsworth
The movie star is working with the Australian tourism board to promote his home nation

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12   People profile: Bear Grylls
The high-adrenaline adventure attraction is imminent, brought to you by the survival expert and Merlin Entertainments

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14   People profile: Stephen Manion
Behind the scenes of the historic Arundel Castle on its 950th birthday

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18   People profile: David Pearl
What happens when you combine opera, improv and a museum late?

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20   People profile: Buddy Dyer
We caught up with the mayor of Orlando to discuss the city and its booming tourism market

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22   Science Centres news: World’s largest planetarium opens doors
A 150-year-old gas storage facility on St Petersburg’s Obvodny Canal, Russia, has recently been transformed into a record-breaking new planetarium facility

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22   Industry Opinion: Science Centres
Heureka's Mikko Myllykoski calls on the science engagement community to 'collide creatively' at Ecsite 

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23   Visitor Attractions news: Ski and storytelling create unique experience
One of Finland’s most popular ski resorts is combining winter sport with storytelling experiences, creating a unique escape room-style game as it seeks to attract new audiences to the snowy destination

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24   Theme Parks news: DXB plans $1.15bn finance restructure
DXB Entertainments – the operator of Dubai Parks and Resorts – is planning to restructure a debt of $1.15bn as the attraction continues to struggle after to meet forecast attendance on visitor numbers

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26   Waterparks news: Six Flags targets waterpark acquisitions
Six Flags is planning to increase its attractions portfolio in 2018, after revealing discussions with a number of potential new partners as its waterpark acquisition strategy starts to pick up steam

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26   Industry Opinion: Waterparks
More water leisure operators are investing in becoming more accessible, writes WWA's Aleatha Ezra

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29   Museums & Galleries news: ‘Lates’ worth £10m a year to UK museums
A new study which investigates the effects of “museum lates” has revealed that after-hours events generate nearly £10m in ticket revenue for British museums and galleries each year

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30   Heritage news: Plan for Liverpool as heritage status challenged
In a bid to protect its World Heritage status, the City of Liverpool and Historic England have drawn up a heritage action plan, created to navigate the threat posed by a proposed development of the city’s waterfront, which could see it struck from the UNESCO register

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33   Zoos & Aquariums news: Sarasota aquarium project seeks funds
A fundraising campaign has been launched following the announcement of proposals for a $130m redevelopment of an existing aquarium in Sarasota, Florida

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33   Industry Opinion: Zoos & Aquariums
Species survival expert Bill Robichaud shares the trials of the saola and what zoos are doing to save this near-extinct creature

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34   Technology news: Samsung patents flying screen device
Samsung has patented a display that flies around and responds to and can be controlled by eye movements and voices

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On the cover: Survivalist launches new Merlin midway
 
36   Interview: Bob White
Bob White, COO of Village Roadshow, on weathering a dip in attendance and keeping his eyes on investment and expansion
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42   Talking point: Can Attractions Eliminate Single-Use Plastic?
With the issue of plastic pollution more pressing than ever, we ask whether attractions could ban single-use plastics
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46   New opening: Opening Doors
This year’s hottest global launches
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58   Rides: Launching Coasters
Ride makers share some of their key coaster openings this year
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62   Inclusivity: Open to All
Kath Hudson reports on some inspiring initiatives to help include people who face physical, social or economic obstacles to visiting attractions
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68   Heritage: Lofty Ideals
Westminster Abbey is getting an attic conversion of sorts. We found out more
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72   Waterparks: Under the Weather
Meet the team who helped bring Epic Waters to fruition – an undercover Texas waterpark on an epic scale
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80   Profile: Andreas Andersen
IAAPA’s new chair Andreas Andersen sat down with Tom Anstey to talk about industry growth, sustainability – and queueing
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84   Theme Parks: Think Big
Liseberg CEO Andreas Andersen reveals details of the park’s €200m expansion
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86   Sponsored briefing: Protecting Your Visitor Attraction
In part one of a three-part series, NW Security Group’s Nigel Peers looks at UK government guidance on crowded places
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90   Themed design: The Story Builders
Disney’s Joe Rohde and Scott Trowbridge and Universal’s Thierry Coup reveal the secrets of their trade – well, some of them!
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96   Attractions-kit.net: Product Innovation
Suppliers on their latest product launches
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