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Attractions Management
2019 issue 4

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7   Editor's letter: Planning for disaster
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 

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16   People profile: Jason deCaires Taylor
Jason deCaires Taylor underwater sculptures

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20   People profile: Sir Tim Smit
Sir Tim Smits energy revolution

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22   People profile: David Walliams
David Walliams’ new theme park attraction

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26   Science Centres news: US$125m donation secures science institution
Billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth C Griffin is to have the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago named after him, following a donation of US$125m from his charitable fund

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27   Visitor Attractions news: IAAPA opens new global HQ in Orlando
One of the attractions industry's global associations, IAAPA, has officially opened its new headquarters building in Orlando, providing the organisation with a custom-built facility it says is designed to support its members

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28   Theme Park news: Universal reveals themed lands for Beijing park
Universal Studios' has revealed its under-construction Beijing theme park and resort will feature seven themed lands

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30   Waterparks news: Blackstone takes 65 per cent stake in Great Wolf
Great Wolf Resorts, which runs 18 familyoriented waterpark and entertainment resorts in the US and Canada, is targeting accelerated growth under a new joint ownership venture that sees hospitality and leisure investor Blackstone Real Estate Partners take a 65 per cent controlling interest in the company

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30   Industry Opinion: Waterparks news
Delivering the Guest Experience, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

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32   Technology news: Palace of Versailles tour welcomes VR visitors
Google has created a virtual reality tour of the Palace of Versailles, allowing people to explore the architecture, artworks and history of the former home of French royalty wherever they are in the world

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35   Museums & Galleries news: Architects chosen for Polish Army Museum project
Architecture firm NM Architekci has won an international competition to design a permanent exhibition space for the new Polish Army Museum in Warsaw

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36   Heritage news: Billions earmarked for India heritage project
A programme of authentic reconstruction of 11 historic sites in India and the setting up of 100 experiential museums are among ambitious plans under development by India's culture ministry

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38   Zoos & Aquariums news: Mississippi Aquarium sets April 2020 opening date
The Mississippi Aquarium has announced an opening date of 30 April 2020

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38   Industry Opinion: Zoos & Aquariums news
Making an urgent call to halt species decline, Gavrielle Kirk- Cohen, WAZA

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40   Interview: Yves Pépin
A man whose spectaculars have been witnessed by billions, Yves Pépin speaks about his trail-blazing career

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46   Rides: Supersonic
We take a look at some of the most significant ride openings around the world

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52   Preview: Rulantica Rising
Germany’s top theme park is about to launch a €180m addition with the opening of its long-awaited second gate. Attractions Management looks at Rulantica and how the new waterpark addition is taking shape

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On the Cover: IAAPA chair for 2020 maps out year ahead for the organisation
 
56   Theme Parks: Parisian Magic
Daniel Delcourt and David Wilson share more about Disney’s €2bn expansion of Disneyland Paris
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60   Show review: IAAPA Europe
Tom Anstey travelled to Paris for this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe
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62   Promotional feature: Simworx Ltd
CEO, Terry Monkton, takes us through the development of two unique projects, from conception to creation
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66   Waterparks: Water World
Debrecen in Hungary is gaining an iconic new addition – a US$30.1m waterpark
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70   Promotional feature: WhiteWater
WhiteWater’s Una deBoer tells us how the company maintains elite safety standards in waterparks and the steps operators can take to improve safety across the entire industry
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74   Operations: Disaster Management
What can be learned from the experiences of those unfortunate operators who have had to react when disaster strikes?
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78   Exhibitions: World Tour
Kath Hudson looks at the potential of the pop-up and touring exhibition market
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84   Profile: Amanda Thompson
IAAPA’s new chair for 2020 map out plans for the century ahead
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86   Profile: David Rosenberg
IAAPA’s outgoing chair looks back and what’s next for incoming chair, Amanda Thompson
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90   Show Preview: IAAPA Attractions Expo
What’s on offer at the show, plus news from some of the attending exhibitors
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96   Attractions-kit.net: Product innovations
Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches
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99   Promotional feature: QubicaAMF
QubicaAMF creates a new generation of pinspotter technology
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