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Attractions Management
2017 issue 2

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7   Editor’s letter: The Era of Zero risk
Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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12   People profile: Brian Cox
The famous physicist and the BBC's Tomorrow's World science engagement campaign

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14   People profile: James Cameron
The legendary director on Disney's new Avatar land

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16   People Profile: Caroline Keppel-Palmer
The social entrepreneur Caroline Keppel-Palmer on Museum Freecycle

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18   Science Centres news: Frost Museum finally opens in Miami
The museum which sits in a prominent location on Miami’s waterfront in the city’s Museum Park has navigated through difficult circumstances to reach this point

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19   Visitor Attractions news: HollandWorld finds developer, expands scope
The Delta Development Group has signed an initial agreement to drive forward plans for a Dutchinspired theme park and leisure destination near Amsterdam in the Netherlands

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20   Waterparks news: Six Flags reacquires Waterworld California
Six Flags has acquired its 20th property, entering an agreement with Waterworld California owner EPR properties to operate the attraction in Concord

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22   Theme Parks news: Universal theme parks continue to impress
Universal’s theme parks continue to act as a growth driver for parent company Comcast, after the company recorded revenue increases of 9 per cent to $1.1bn (€1bn, £853m) in the first quarter of 2017

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24   Museums & Galleries news: Obama presidential library unveiled
Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have unveiled the design of the planned Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side

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26   Heritage news: UN law makes heritage destruction a war crime
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution designed to deter wilful destruction and looting of cultural heritage sites – potentially making such activities punishable as war crimes

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28   Zoos & Aquariums news: Toxin blamed for Vancouver beluga deaths
A five-month investigation into the deaths of two beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium last year has determined that the cetaceans were killed thanks to an unknown toxin introduced "by food, water, or through human interference"

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30   Technology news: Toronto Zoo develops autism-friendly guide
Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Canada, has launched a special support guide designed to assist those with cognitive special needs, including autism, in managing and mastering a visit to the zoo

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32   Interview: Doug Cress
Doug Cress has taken charge at the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and he’s ready to champion their role

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38   Ask an expert : New Ways to Tell Stories
Is technology reinventing the narrative journey in attractions? We ask the experts

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42   Promotional feature: IDEATTACK
IDEATTACK is working on a magical destination resort in Hunan Province, China. Founders Natasha Varnica and Dan Thomas walk us through the fairytale experience

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44   Science centres: Sparks Fly
The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (MOXI) is a brand new science centre in Santa Barbara, with a refreshing approach. CEO Steve Hinkley tells all

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52   Museums: Shining Stars
Inside the Museums + Heritage Awards

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58   Promotional feature: 3M
3M Touch Systems is introducing interactive multi-touch displays to the museums sector, helping them create engaging visitor experiences that won’t be forgotten

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60   Heritage: Long Live Lascaux
France’s prehistoric cave art reproduced for the public, with a new visitor centre to boot

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On the cover: Star physicist teams up with BBC and science museums to engage public
 
64   Promotional feature: Polin
What’s happening in Waterparks in Asia?
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66   Waterparks: The Next Big Splash
Waterpark designers and suppliers predict the trends and ideas coming down the track
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74   Themed design: Onwards and Upwards
Meet Forrec’s Gordon Dorrett and Cale Heit
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78   Theme parks: Speed Demons
PortAventura’s COO Mark Robinson on the company’s latest investment – Ferrari Land
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84   Promotional feature: Simworx
UK-based attractions manufacturer Simworx is building on its global portfolio with a range of new projects in Dubai, China and Spain
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86   Attractions: That’s the Spirit
Jameson’s visitor experience centre has been revamped by BRC Imagination Arts. Tom Anstey went to Dublin and talked to the team about the project
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92   Promotional feature: FORREC
FORREC has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable characters and IPs. Here Steven Rhys shares some tips on bringing those cherished worlds to life
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94   Analysis: Part 6 - Controlling costs
In part six of our eightpart series, consultant David Camp looks at keeping costs under control
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98   Technology: Wheels in Motion
Orlando is to become a proving ground for self-driving cars. We look at the plans
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100   Promotional feature: EAS
The 2017 edition of the Euro Attractions Show is coming to Berlin, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever
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102   Show preview: Asia Attractions Expo
Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to IAAPA’s Asia Expo in Singapore
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106   Attractions-kit.net: Product Innovation
Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
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108   Web gallery:
A source of attractions services
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