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Disney to open Avengers Campus at Disneyland California on 4 June  
Disney to open Avengers Campus at Disneyland California on 4 June

By Tom Walker

Disney has confirmed that it will open its long-awaited Avengers Campus at the Disneyland California resort in Anaheim on 4 June 2021. Based on the Marvel cinematic universe, the themed area at the California park will be the first of three Marvel Campuses being developed by Walt Disney Imagineering on three .... more>>
World's top 100 museums and galleries suffer 77 per cent fall in visits during pandemic  
World's top 100 museums and galleries suffer 77 per cent fall in visits during pandemic

By Tom Walker

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in visits to the world's top 100 museums and galleries falling by three quarters. According to an annual survey, conducted by The Art Newspaper, visits to leading museums fell by 77 per cent last year – down from 230 million in 2019 to just 54 million. According .... more>>

Chinese attractions industry entering 'growth phase'  
By Tom Walker

The Chinese visitor attractions market is set to bounce back from the pandemic with significant growth over the coming years. Speaking to Attractions Management, Linda Dong, .... more>>
BRC founder Bob Rogers: '2021 will see a surge in our industry'  
By Tom Walker

Bob Rogers, the founder of BRC Imagination Arts, has predicted that the visitor attraction industry will see a "surge in interest" during 2021, as the global tourism industry begins its slow .... more>>
Visits to leading UK attractions fell by 70 per cent in 2020  
By Tom Walker

The UK's major visitor attractions recorded just 45.4 million visits during 2020 – a 70 per cent fall from the 151.3 million visits they received in 2019. Visitor figures for the year, .... more>>
Warner Bros will tap into Japan's 'intense fandom' when Harry Potter tour opens in 2023  
By Tom Walker

In August 2020, Warner Bros announced plans to open a Harry Potter Studio Tour in Japan – the second such attraction following the hugely popular studio experience in London, UK. Due to .... more>>
Work completed on iconic M+ museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron’s in Hong Kong  
By Tom Walker

Construction work has been completed on the M+ museum building in Hong Kong, ahead of its grand opening later this year. The Herzog & de Meuron-designed museum – created in partnership .... more>>
First images revealed of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers  
By Tom Walker

Merlin Entertainments has revealed images of the new Gangsta Granny: The Ride at its Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, UK. Due to open on Monday 17 May, once pandemic restrictions .... more>>
International design challenge offers US$20k prize  
By Tom Walker

A new international design challenge has been launched this month, inviting freelance designers in the themed entertainment to pitch their concepts for the next immersive, story-based .... more>>
'Oscars Museum' to host programme of virtual events ahead of September 2021 opening  
By Tom Walker

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles has announced a busy programme of virtual events ahead of its grand opening later this year. Set to open to the public for the first .... more>>
Design Museum Everywhere launches diversity training programme  
By Magali Robathan

Non profit, 'nomadic' Boston-based museum, Design Museum Everywhere, has launched its Diversity in Action three month training programme designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion .... more>>
Madame Tussauds figures helping out at famous New York steakhouse  
By Tom Walker

Peter Luger Steak House in New York has recruited in some unusual help to ensure diners adhere to social distancing measures – while giving guests a photo opportunities. The iconic .... more>>
 
 
Universal Japan's Super Nintendo World theme park to open in March  
By Tom Walker

The Super Nintendo World theme park at the Universal Studios Japan resort in the city of Osaka will finally open its doors this month (March 2021). Initially scheduled to open before the .... more>>
'Much-needed' independent review launched into Destination Management Organisations  
By Tom Walker

The UK government has announced an independent review to assess the way destination management organisations (DMO) operate across England. The review, led by Nick de Bois, chair of the .... more>>
Merlin reveals plans to open first ever stand-alone Peppa Pig theme park in Orlando  
By Tom Walker

Merlin Entertainments will open the first ever stand-alone Peppa Pig theme park at its Legoland Florida Resort in the US. Set to open in 2022, Peppa Pig Theme Park will feature multiple .... more>>

Features
Linda Dong

Family entertainment:
Linda Dong


China Leisure’s president talks about partnering with Nickelodeon
Into the deep

Aquariums:
Into the deep


Merlin and the Sea Life Trust share the highs and lows of the epic journey to get two whales to their new home in the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland
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TechnoAlpin teams up with Swarovski and a jaw-dropping Star Trek LED display in China
Phil Hettema

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The Hettema Group president on weathering the pandemic and creating powerful experiences
Bringing digital to life

Technology:
Bringing digital to life


Extended reality technology provides opportunities to connect with audiences in amazing new ways


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The latest news across science centres, museums, waterparks, zoos and aquariums, theme parks, visitor attractions and more
Fun Spot: Providing turnkey solutions

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Fun Spot: Providing turnkey solutions


Industry innovator, Fun Spot, is on a roll, with a new EMEA office and a range of innovative new products to help operators deliver excellence to the family fun market. We find out more
Brent Bushnell

People:
Brent Bushnell


Two Bit Circus has pivoted to an innovative online model aimed at keeping its community in touch
Tough art

Museums:
Tough art


A Pittsburgh museum is challenging artists to create displays tough enough for an audience of children
Bob Rogers

Interview:
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As BRC Imagination Arts celebrates 40 years in business, its founder celebrates his team’s achievements
Attractions product news

Satisfi Labs launches COVID-19 Assistant to streamline emergency communications about the coronavirus

Satisfi Labs launches COVID-19 Assistant to streamline emergency communications about the coronavirus

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Satisfi Labs, an AI-powered knowledge management platform, has announced the launch of its COVID-19 Assistant.
 
Polin encourages teamwork with new Splash Course

Polin encourages teamwork with new Splash Course

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Polin Waterparks has launched the Splash Course, a new water playground solution that encourages team-building.
 
ETF and Jora Vision join forces for Pirate Mania dark ride

ETF and Jora Vision join forces for Pirate Mania dark ride

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

ETF Ride Systems and Jora Vision presented a new mini dark ride for FEC’s at the recent Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Trade Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Museum product news

Móz Designs columns anchor the world’s largest indoor aquarium

Móz Designs columns anchor the world’s largest indoor aquarium

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

After a two-year renovation, Oakland-based metal experts Móz Designs have unveiled their inclusion in Georgia Aquarium’s new shark gallery.
 
Cosm unveils Experience Centre with ‘one of a kind’ LED dome

Cosm unveils Experience Centre with ‘one of a kind’ LED dome

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Cosm, a global technology company that builds end-to-end solutions for immersive experiences, has unveiled its Experience Centre which houses a 20-meter diameter immersive 8K LED dome to be used in science, education, theme parks, attractions, sports and entertainment venues.
 
Christie laser projectors power new Five Senses Bubble dome theatre

Christie laser projectors power new Five Senses Bubble dome theatre

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Christie® GS Series 1DLP® laser projectors are delivering vivid and lifelike visuals in a new dome theatre located in Xiong’an New Area, a sustainable city in Hebei province, China, developed by the government to prioritise “green development and environmental protection”. developed by the government to prioritise “green development and environmental protection”.
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