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Attractions Management
2020 issue 1

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5   Editor's letter: Fighting for our future
Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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10   People profile: Michael Blau
The new TEA president lays out his plans for the organisation

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12   People profile: Brian Morrow
Creating new worlds and immersing people in them

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16   People profile: Scott Ault
Scott Ault on his new partnership with Jeremy Railton

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18   Science Centres news: Works starts on Jodrell Bank development
Construction has begun on a Hassell-designed grasscovered dome pavilion at Jodrell Bank to help celebrate the site’s heritage and the beginnings of radio astronomy when it opens in 2021

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19   Visitor Attractions news: NASA plans International Space Station hotel
NASA has chosen a team led by Axiom Space, with design by Philippe Starck, to create a commercial space station that will host professional astronauts and private explorers

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20   Industry Opinion: Waterparks
The power of storytelling, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

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20   Waterparks news: Gardaland announces Legoland Water Park
Europe's first Legoland Water Park is set to open at Gardaland later this year, with the new attraction set to become the first Legoland waterpark to open in a non-Legoland destination

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22   Theme Park news: Disney predicts US$280m coronavirus hit
Disney has predicted that the coronavirus outbreak will cost its parks division an estimated US$280m after the operator shut down both its Shanghai and Hong Kong resorts as a result of the quickly-spreading virus

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25   Museums & Galleries news: Academy Museum to open doors in December
Hollywood icon Tom Hanks has announced the long-awaited opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, with the iconic addition to Hollywood set to open on 14 December 2020

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27   Heritage news: AR brings Jerusalem's history to life
The Tower of David – Museum of the History of Jerusalem has started offering "mixed and augmented reality" tours that allow visitors to experience key moments from Jerusalem's history via digital technology

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28   Industry Opinion: Zoos & Aquariums
Zoos respond to Australian bushfires, Gavrielle Kirk-Cohen, WAZA director of communications

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28   Zoos & Aquariums news: SeaWorld plan to end dolphin 'surfing' shows
Following on from its 2017 decision to end its orca stunt shows in favour of an educational alternative, SeaWorld has announced it will cease the practice of trainers riding on dolphins in its shows

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30   Technology news: Disney reveals Spider-Man stunt robot
Disney's new Spider-Man attraction, coming to Disney's California Adventure later this year, will feature a world-first, with an animatronic version of the web-slinger set to perform live-action stunts in the new Avengers Campus

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32   Interview: Antoni Alarcon
New legislation is turning Barcelona Zoo ‘animalist’. Kath Hudson speaks to its director, Antoni Alarcon about these changes

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38   New Opening: World builders
Rounding the biggest openings of 2020 across the visitor attractions sector

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On the Cover: Climate change activist inspires the world to look at their carbon footprints but what steps are attractions taking?
 
46   Rides: Riding the wave
Innovative and exciting rides are set to open this year. We round them up
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52   Theme Parks: By Toutatis!
Tom Anstey speaks to Park Astérix’s deputy director, Guy Vassel
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56   IAAPA Legends: Shooting for the stars
The Imagineers who created Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reveal its secrets
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60   Mystery shop: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Does Disney’s highly-anticipated addition live up to the hype? Tom Anstey paid a visit
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64   Museums: Sing Sing Prison
Sing Sing is opening a museum dedicated to reforming criminal justice system
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70   Sustainability: The carbon crisis
Are the tourism and attractions industries doing enough to tackle climate change?
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76   Awards: Awards season
Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Thea Awards
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78   IAAPA: Brass Ring Awards
Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Brass Ring Awards
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82   Show review: IAAPA Attractions Expo
All the news coming out of the biggest attractions show of 2019
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85   Museums: Back to square one
The team behind Brazil’s fire damaged Museu Nacional are creating a new model for museums across the continent
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88   Attractions-kit.net: Product innovation
Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches
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