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Attractions Management
2018 issue 4

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7   Editor’s letter: The power of IP’s
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 

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12   People profile: Joanna Lumley
Iconic British actress Joanna Lumley has given her patronage to a Peter Pan-themed literary visitor attraction

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16   People profile: Marco Balich
Marco Balich on creating a stunning immersive experience allowing visitors to step inside the works of Michelangelo

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18   People profile: Hal McEvoy
Hal McEvoy named as IAAPA president and CEO

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20   Science Centres news: Qatar planetarium to open in December
Qatar’s first planetarium is scheduled to open its doors in late 2018 as part of a larger expansion of the country’s Katara Cultural Village

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20   Industry Opinion: Science Centres
Gamification meets citizen dialogues writes Herbert MÜnder

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21   Visitor Attractions news: Mountain gallery completed in China
A dramatic mountain-top arts centre has been built in the Hebei Province of China’s Yanshan Mountains

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22   Waterparks news: Six Flags acquires Illinois’ Magic Waters
Six Flags is taking ownership of another attraction, adding the Magic Waters Waterpark in Cherry Valley, Illinois, to its growing portfolio

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22   Industry Opinion: Waterparks
Necessity driving new ideas in the waterparks sector writes Aleatha Ezra 

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24   Theme Parks news: Moomins attraction completes construction
Japan’s first Moominsthemed amusement park, located in Hanno near Tokyo, has completed construction and will begin a phased opening next month

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27   Museums & Galleries news: Ice art gallery to open in Reykjavik
Norwegian entrepreneur Kirsten- Marie Holmen is to open an ice-themed art gallery in Iceland

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29   Heritage news: Norwich Castle Museum granted £9.2m
The historic Keep at Norwich Castle in Britain is to be restored to resemble its Norman heyday following the injection of £9.2m (US$11.8m) financing from UK grants body the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

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30   Zoos & Aquariums news: Brevard Zoo given boost for aquarium
Florida’s Brevard Zoo’s plans for a lagoon-themed aquarium has received a significant boost from a US$10m tax funding scheme from Brevard County

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32   Technology news: Gallery launches AR puzzle game
US art museum the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) has launched a new augmented reality app that is able to transform spaces into giant puzzles

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34   Interview: Ken Bretschneider and Josh Shipley
Evermore is one of the US’s newest theme parks. We speak to CEO Ken Bretschneider and chief creative officer Josh Shipley

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44   Promotional feature: Clip ‘n Climb
A market leader conquering the highest peaks

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46   Mystery shopper: A walk in the shark
Tom Anstey visited the New York Aquarium to find out more about its major expansion

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52   Promotional feature: Polin
Integrating technology into waterparks

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54   News report: Mammoth implications
There are efforts being made to open a park with living woolly mammoths in Siberia

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56   Rides: Themed dreams
We take a look at some of the major openings at visitor attractions worldwide

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62   Theme Parks: Fan power
Jordan Middleton explains how operators can best work with their audiences

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On the cover: The legendary George Carlin is among those honoured in the new National Comedy Center
 
66   Tourism: The Tourist Trap
What role could attractions play to keep tourism beneficial for residents and visitors alike? Kath Hudson reports
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70   Conference: Creativity Cocktail
This year’s SATE conference came to the global epicentre for themed entertainment – Orlando – as the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) searched for the secrets to “The Experience Recipe”.
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74   Promotional feature: Whitewater
WhiteWater is branching out of the waterpark business as it introduces two new attractions products and its brand new Vantage guest engagement and management software
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77   Show report: Enabling fun
Tom Anstey was on-hand to see what was on offer at this year’s Euro Attractions Show
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80   Promotional feature: Alterface
Mixed Reality & Interactivity
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82   Museums: The perfect punchline
The team behind the US’s new National Comedy Center share their experiences
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88   Museums: Frozen delights
San Francisco’s Museum of Ice Cream is making its stay permanent following a hugely successful first year
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92   Promotional feature: IdeAttack
IdeAttack specialises in the planning and design of high-end tourism destinations. Dan Thomas, explains more about the company and its work overseas in China
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96   Heritage and museums: Kicking the dust
The Heritage Lottery Fund has created a scheme to engage young people in heritage
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100   Openings: Dundee design
The V&A has opened a new home in Dundee, Scotland
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106   Promotional feature: Simtec
Simtec is a flying theatre and simulator ride supplier for the attractions industry, as well as a manufacturer of driving and flight simulation applications
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110   Show preview: IAAPA Attractions Expo
The 2018 IAAPA Attractions Expo kicks off on 12 November. Here’s what to expect from the show and its exhibitors
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114   Promotional feature: Picsolve
Capturing your visitors and destination in one shareable moment
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115   Attractions-kit.net: Product Innovation
Suppliers present their latest launches 
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117   Promotional feature: Sally Corporation
Sally Corporation partners with Aardman to create a Shaun the Sheep dark ride
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118   Promotional feature: Simworx
Simworx CEO, Terry Monkton, takes us through the life of a ride, from conception to creation
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