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2018/2019 features

Striving for Sustainability
Zoos & aquariums
Striving for Sustainability
We should all join the battle against climate change, plastic pollution and the illegal wildlife trade. Doug Cress from WAZA speaks out on sustainability More>>
 
Diving into 2019
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Diving into 2019
TrendWatcher Henry Mason is always one step ahead, analysing today’s trends to anticipate what tomorrow might bring. Ever-enlightening, Henry looks at current consumer expectations to help us foresee how best to plan for constantly evolving audiences More>>
 
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Events Calendar
A month-by-month guide to conferences, exhibitions and expos giving us the low down on what’s happened – and what’s on the cards – in attractions More>>
Industry Associations
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Industry Associations
Contact details of trade organisations representing operators, manufacturers and suppliers in the global attractions market More>>
 
One Planet
Science centres
One Planet
Socially relevant exhibitions in a fast-moving market puts leading science attraction Museon one step ahead. Maarten Okkersen tells us how More>>
 
On Reflection
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On Reflection
Epic, Wild and Great. Helen Patenall, editor of Attractions Management Handbook, takes a look at some of the stand out waterparks that made a monumental splash onto the global scene in 2018, setting a high benchmark for the years ahead More>>
Attractions Management headlines
World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
22 Aug 2019

World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty

Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment. More>>
 
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
22 Aug 2019

New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion

The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019. More>>
 
Designs submitted for Derby's £42m swimming pool and waterpark
22 Aug 2019

Designs submitted for Derby's £42m swimming pool and waterpark

Enhanced designs have been submitted for a £42m swimming pool and waterpark complex in Derby. More>>


21 Aug 2019

New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation

A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland. More>>
21 Aug 2019

Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020

Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020. More>>
 
21 Aug 2019

'World's highest aquarium' opens in China

Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium. More>>
20 Aug 2019

Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020

Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences. More>>
 
20 Aug 2019

Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment

Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation. More>>
20 Aug 2019

Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort

Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999. More>>
Product news
Sky Sled opens at Six Flags
Sky Sled opens at Six Flags

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Skycoaster, a division of Ride Entertainment, has installed its innovative Sky Sled ride at four key properties in the Six Flags portfolio.
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Legacy Entertainment creates movie magic at Dream Bund theme park
Legacy Entertainment creates movie magic at Dream Bund theme park

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Dream Bund, a new theme park and movie studio has opened its first phase in Hengdian, China.
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Simtec launches Funride 30 attraction
Simtec launches Funride 30 attraction

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Motion simulator specialist Simtec has expanded its range of Funride product with the launch of the Funride 30.
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Technifex announces three major appointments
Technifex announces three major appointments

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Technifex, a leading concept design and engineering firm for the attractions industry, has announced the appointment of John Polk, Howard Smith and John Neilson.
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Riders experience unprecedented thrills on Wiegand's Slide Coaster
Riders experience unprecedented thrills on Wiegand's Slide Coaster

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Water slide manufacturer Wiegand.Waterrides has created a new water slide concept in partnership with Up and Down Engineering.
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Whitby Abbey project significant milestone for Marcon
Whitby Abbey project significant milestone for Marcon

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Marcon, a fit-out specialist based in Northern Ireland has been appointed by English Heritage to complete a site-wide interpretation scheme at Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire.
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Company profiles
Alterface
Founded in 2001, Alterface pioneered interactivity in the market and excels in everything that requires visitors to act and react More>>
iPlayCo
Commercial Play Structures, FEC Development, Soft Toddler Play, Ballistic Ball Arenas, Tuff Stuff Soft Sculpted Foam Play, Climbing Walls, Sport Courts, Custom Theming, Trampolines, Brand Creation, Project Development, Concept Designs, Turnkey Solutions, TAG Interactive More>>
Red Raion
Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the first VR movie production company in the attractions industry More>>
QubicaAMF UK
QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwide More>>
ProSlide Technology, Inc.
ProSlide® designs and manufactures the world’s best water ride attractions for the world’s greatest parks More>>
Antonio Zamperla Spa
Zamperla offers a broad range of rides. Providing entertaining amusement for highadrenaline thrill seekers as well as families and children More>>
RMA Ltd
Design, build and produce theme parks, themed attractions, auditorium shows, 4D theaters and dark rides, including IP-based attractions More>>
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.
Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions More>>
IAAPA EMEA
IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 will be an allencompassing destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors, developers, and anyone wishing to engage with the global amusement community More>>
Holovis
The company is unique in having an in-house software development team and a creative media and gaming division that work in unison to gamify new and existing attractions, creating a whole new level of guest experiences More>>
instantprint
From flyers and flags to booklets and business cards, we offer a huge range of printed products to suit any brand, business or purpose More>>
DJW
DJW offer a way to interpret your story through the use of technology More>>
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