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Attractions Management
2019 issue 1

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7   Editor's letter: Help save the planet
Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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12   People profile: Michael Mercadante
New TEA president reveals his plans to take the organisation to the "next level" in the themed entertainment sector

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14   People profile: Tyra Banks
Supermodel and entrepreneur announces plans for "first of its kind experiential attraction"

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16   People profile: Anthony Geffen
Documentary maker on using immersive technologies to create "life-changing experiences"

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20   Science Centres news: Europe’s largest science centre
Ground has been broken in Turkey on what is expected to become the largest science centre in Europe, attracting upward of 30 million visitors per year

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20   Industry Opinion: Science Centres
Keep calm, turn 30, and keep pushing boundaries

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21   Visitor Attractions news: Antorcha to help SeaWorld reach 'full potential’
SeaWorld's new CEO Gus Antorcha has said he plans to help the organisation reach its "full potential", following several years of turmoil

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22   Waterparks news: New attractions planned for US parks
Three US theme parks acquired from EPR Properties last year are undergoing extensive enhancements and rebranding by new owners Six Flags Entertainment

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22   Industry Opinion: Waterparks
A new age of expectation

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24   Theme Park news: K-Pop theme park at heart of US$4bn plans
A huge new development in Korea is set to go ahead after stalling twice since 2007, with the new attraction boasting a gargantuan K-pop and natural history theme park as its centrepiece

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27   Museums & Galleries news: Self-constructing robot museum in the works
Turkish design bureau Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) have been selected to build a museum of robotics with components that "construct themselves”

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28   Heritage news: First ever Machu Picchu wheelchair tours offered
At 8,000ft (2,438m) above sea level, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is a stiff climb even for the able-bodied, and has been completely inaccessible for those in a wheelchair

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31   Zoos & Aquariums news: Oklahoma City Zoo planning US$70m renovation
Oklahoma City Zoo has plans for a new African enclosure that would see a dedicated area for giraffes, penguins and African wild dogs, with other renovations also planned

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31   Industry Opinion: Zoos & Aquariums
The importance of accreditation

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32   Technology news: Google launches human discovery platform
Google Arts and Culture has launched a massive online science museum platform with a number of museums, curators and archivists in 23 countries around the world

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34   Interview: Miguel Quintana Pali
The founder of Mexico’s eco-friendly cultural heritage attraction Xcaret speaks to Attractions Management

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42   Openings: The road ahead
A preview of the biggest developments opening across the world in 2019

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On the Cover: Supermodel and entrepreneur eyes attractions market with new venture
 
50   Rides: Hot Wheels
We look at the exciting and innovative rides opening this year
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54   Show report: IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018
Attractions Management was in attendance in Orlando at the biggest show of the year
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56   Show report: Awards Season
Revealing the winners of a number of prestigious awards handed out in November
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58   Show report: Women of Disney
Some of Disney’s most talented female leaders share their stories about how they got to be where they are today
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62   Show report: Charming the world
Tom Mehrmann and Roland Mack discuss how to become an ambassador for culture rather than a stereotype
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64   Interview: Changing faces
We speak to the three men charged with leading IAAPA into its next century
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68   Mystery shopper: Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park
A new Ocean Park has opened near Shanghai. Alice Davis paid a visit
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72   Promotional feature: Parkex
Why a good parking experience adds to the attraction
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74   Animal care: Sea change
Merlin is preparing to launch the world’s first cetacean open water sanctuary
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80   Museums: Climate Museum
Cultural consultant Bridget McKenzie is taking action against climate change
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84   Waterparks: Splashing the cash
David Camp looks at the waterparks sector and how it can benefit the rest of the industry
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88   Attractions-kit.net: Product innovation
Suppliers present their latest launches
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