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• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources


Property & tenders
Tender: London Aquatics Centre
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Company: London Legacy Development Corporation
Countryside Health Retreat business and premises for sale
Location: Malvern, Herefordshire Company: The Clover Mill
Leasehold Opportunity for Ice Arena (Wales)
Location: Cardiff Company: Cardiff City Council
Leasehold Opportunity for a new Velodrome
Location: Cardiff Company: Cardiff City Council
Tender: Caban at Pendine Sands
Location: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Market Test Opportunity - Runcorn Swimming Pool
Location: Runcorn Company: Halton Borough Council
City Centre Gym and Health Club Business Sale
Location: City Centre Location - North of England Company: Walker Singleton
Lease Opportunity - Woughton on the Green Sports Ground and Brooklands Sports Pavilion
Location: Milton Keynes Company: Milton Keynes Council
Management of Bilborough College Sports Centre
Location: Bilborough, Nottingham Company: Bilborough College
Commercial Opportunity for the development of new attractions at Campus West
Location: Welwyn Garden City Company: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Tender opportunity for Sports Academy at Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre
Location: Newport, Shropshire Company: Lilleshall Sports Academy
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Floating Salmon Eye visitor attraction by Kvorning Design highlights sustainable aquaculture  
Floating Salmon Eye visitor attraction by Kvorning Design highlights sustainable aquaculture

By Tom Walker

A new floating visitor center and art installation is showcasing aquaculture, informing the world on how to better feed the planet with sustainable seafood. Called Salmon Eye, the aquaculture centre is located in Norway’s Hardangerfjord, just outside the town of Rosendal. Created by Kvorning Design, the project .... more>>
Shanghai Disneland reopens after guests 'locked in' for COVID-19 testing  
Shanghai Disneland reopens after guests 'locked in' for COVID-19 testing

By Tom Walker

Shanghai Disneyland theme park will reopen to visitors on Thursday 8 December, following a temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. Last month, all visitors to the park were temporarily prevented from leaving the resort, before they could be tested for the virus as local health officials battled to .... more>>

Sony unlocks the metaverse with the launch of Mocopi sensors for avatar creation  
By Frances Marcellin

Sony has announced that it will be releasing a motion tracking product called Mocopi in January that looks set to accelerate the services fitness and wellness and also entertainment and .... more>>
Merlin promotes Fiona Eastwood to chief operating officer  
By Tom Walker

Merlin Entertainments has named Fiona Eastwood as chief operating officer for its midway attractions and resort theme parks divisions. Eastwood joined Merlin as global marketing director .... more>>
Leighton House museum and garden reopens to the public following redevelopment  
By Tom Walker

The Leighton House Museum in Holland Park, London, has opened to the public following a multi-year redevelopment. Owned and operated by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the .... more>>
Nohlab's 'Everything' installation among Noor Riyadh festival highlights  
By Tom Walker

An immersive audiovisual experience that "observes everything as it is" was a among the highlights of this year's Noor Riyadh festival in Saudi Arabia. Created by design studio Nohlabs, .... more>>
Interactive TV gameshow experience to open in London in 2023  
By Tom Walker

A new interactive visitor attraction that promises guests the opportunity to experience the thrill of being a TV show contestant is set to open in London in early 2023. Called Gameshow .... more>>
Alton Towers' iconic Nemesis coaster closes for major revamp  
By Tom Walker

The famous Nemesis ride at UK theme park, Alton Towers, has closed for a major revamp. The steel rollercoaster, designed by Bolliger & Mabillard first opened in 1994 and has since become one of the park's most popular .... more>>
Bob Iger's return to Disney sparks major restructuring focused on creativity and storytelling  
By Tom Walker

Disney is set to undergo a "major restructuring" following the shock return of CEO Bob Iger. Iger, who steered Disney as CEO from 2005 until 2020 – when his contract expired – returned .... more>>
Battersea Power Station's chimney experience whisks guests up 109m in a glass elevator  
By Tom Walker

The highly anticipated chimney lift experience at the Battersea Power Station has opened to the public. Called Lift 109, the glass elevator adds a unique experience to the capital's wide .... more>>
Eureka! tackles STEM with new Science + Discovery Centre  
By Tom Walker

Eureka! Science + Discovery Centre in Seacombe, UK has opened its doors to the public. The attraction is the second in the Eureka! family, following the opening of the original and much .... more>>
Digital art installation in Nanjing helps the public keep an eye on exoplanets  
By Tom Walker

A permanent public art sculpture allows the public to observe the galaxy's exoplanets – which human life could potentially exist on. Data Gate is the brainchild of creative media studio, .... more>>
 

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SimEx-Iwerks reveals first customised fly film in collaboration with Red Raion. Celebrates 30th anniversary in 2023  
By Tom Walker

Immersive cinema specialist SimEx-Iwerks, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023, has created its first custom-production fly film in collaboration with CGI Specialist, Red Raion. .... more>>
Dubai's Real Madrid theme park will immerse fans in the club's culture  
By Tom Walker

The first-ever Real Madrid-themed experience is set to open in Dubai next year. A partnership between the Spanish football club and Dubai Holding Entertainment group, the visitor .... more>>
TEA announces 2022 Thea Award winners, with Disney, Futuroscope, Kevin Murphy and Roland Mack among those honoured  
By Tom Walker

The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser experience at Walt Disney World, Orlando, is among the winners of this year's Thea Awards. The awards – which were launched in 1994 – recognise .... more>>

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Gordon Hartman, dad and founder of Morgan’s Wonderland on inclusion-centric thinking and action and Merlin Entertainments' Fiona Eastwood on inclusion and diversity...
Margaret Kerrison

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Margaret Kerrison


The former Disney Imagineer is determined to share what she’s learned about creating absorbing worlds for visitors
Tough times

Research:
Tough times


The cost of living crisis is already seeing the public cut its leisure spend, but these steps will help attractions keep visitors coming, says Jon Young
Emotional reward

Tech:
Emotional reward


Scientists have found a way to tweak video game difficulty according to player emotion, and it has huge potential for visitor attractions
AM Buyers' guide

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Companies supporting the industry
Es Devlin

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Es Devlin


Known for her large scale public art installations, the designer and stage director has been awarded a CBE
Product innovation

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Product innovation


From a new Simworx cops and robbers ride to animatronic dinosaurs and the most popular (and weirdest) scents from AromaPrime, we take a look at some exciting product news from across the attractions industry
Simworx unveils new cops and robbers ride concept

Product innovation:
Simworx unveils new cops and robbers ride concept



Evert Poor

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On what the Canadian Prime Minister’s visit meant for the Indigenous Peoples Experience
Billings Productions supplies Dinosaurs to Columbus Zoo and Library

Product innovation:
Billings Productions supplies Dinosaurs to Columbus Zoo and Library



Attractions product news

Billings Productions supplies dinosaurs to Columbus Zoo and Library

Billings Productions supplies dinosaurs to Columbus Zoo and Library

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Provider of life-size animatronic dinosaurs Billings Productions has provided a Megalosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops for the atrium of Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, Columbus, US as part of a special autumn programme of activities.
 
Aardman collaborates with gaming venues to launch immersive Shaun the Sheep experience

Aardman collaborates with gaming venues to launch immersive Shaun the Sheep experience

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Animation studio Aardman has announced a partnership with immersive group gaming experience providers Electric Gamebox to launch a game featuring Shaun the Sheep.
 
Vantage digitises Atlantis Dubai’s aquatic theme park guest journey

Vantage digitises Atlantis Dubai’s aquatic theme park guest journey

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Entertainment destination Atlantis Dubai has chosen Vantage’s smart software platform to help it deliver a personalised and frictionless experience for guests at its aquatic theme park Aquaventure.
Museum product news

AromaPrime releases most popular scents

AromaPrime releases most popular scents

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Themed scent company AromaPrime has released its top 10 ‘weird and wacky’ smells over the past few years.
 
Vennersys upgrades Clevedon Pier’s ticketing system

Vennersys upgrades Clevedon Pier’s ticketing system

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Integrated ticketing and visitor management firm Vennersys was asked by the Clevedon Pier & Heritage Trust board to update their ticketing management system.
 
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning

Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
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Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Challenges designed to appeal to everyone from four years old upwards.

Invented in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2005 by John Targett and Tim Wethey, Clip ‘n Climb is the international market leader of the fun climbing industry with 215 energy-filled facilities worldwide (and counting).
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Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton

There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable.
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For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event.
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