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Glenkinchie Distillery attraction opens as part of £185m investment in whisky tourism  
Glenkinchie Distillery attraction opens as part of £185m investment in whisky tourism

By Liz Terry

LA-based experience design studio, BRC Imagination Arts, is the creative force behind the new Glenkinchie Distillery attraction, which has opened today (29 October 2020) near Edinburgh, Scotland. The single malt distillery is located in East Lothian, a region known for its produce and has undergone a major .... more>>
First look: Coral conservation centre and visitor attraction will secure the living biodiversity of the world's coral species  
First look: Coral conservation centre and visitor attraction will secure the living biodiversity of the world's coral species

By Tom Walker

Designs have been revealed for the world’s first dedicated coral conservation facility, to be located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. Designed by Australian architects Contreras Earl Architecture, in partnership with Arup and Werner Sobek for the Great Barrier Reef Legacy, The .... more>>

China Leisure president, Linda Dong, talks to Attractions Management about the new Nickelodeon Playtime attraction in Shenzhen  
By Tom Walker

The Nickelodeon Playtime family attraction in Shenzhen, China is gearing up for its launch in November. Developed in partnership by ViacomCBS and new leisure group, China Leisure, the .... more>>
Dubai's extraordinary Museum of the Future counts down to opening  
By Tom Walker

The final section of façade has been installed on the Museum of the Future in Dubai, marking the completion of the building and the final push to complete the exhibitions within. His .... more>>
Heatherwick Studio reveals plans for 'The Cove' on San Francisco waterfront  
By Tom Walker

A new waterfront destination in San Francisco, US, would transform the city's South Beach neighbourhood. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the project – called The Cove – would be .... more>>
Vigilante Group launches to shake up the experience sector  
By Tom Walker

Six creative companies have teamed up to launch the Vigilante Group, described as a "rebellious team of creative companies" looking to "liberate the world from the fortress of the status .... more>>
Tourism minister and former google travel exec, Nigel Huddleston, delivers keynote speech at VAC 2020  
By Tom Walker

UK tourism and heritage minister, Nigel Huddleston, delivered the keynote speech during this year's Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions (VAC) which was held on Wednesday 7 and .... more>>
Triotech's Ernest Yale and BoldMove' Benoit Cornet announce collaboration  
By Tom Walker

Ride specialist BoldMove and Triotech, a developer of multi-sensory interactive attractions, have announced a partnership which looks to create a "refreshing collaborative approach to the .... more>>
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction  
By Tom Walker

The UK's best-known film studio, used for the filming of blockbusters such as the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, is set to house a major new visitor attraction. Called "Pinewood .... more>>
Bletchley Park and Eltham Palace's immersive LGBTQ+ show among winners of UK Heritage Awards  
By Tom Walker

The home of British codebreaking, Bletchley Park has been named among the winners of this year's UK Heritage Awards – alongside an immersive performance charting LGBTQ+ heritage. Bletchley .... more>>
IAAPA cancels Attractions EXPO – pivots to virtual event  
By Liz Terry

IAAPA has cancelled this year's Attractions Expo in Orlando and pivoted to a digital event, announcing a new virtual conference will take place from 16-18 November. The announcement, which .... more>>
Warner Bros. to open Harry Potter studio attraction in Japan  
By Tom Walker

Warner Bros. has revealed plans to develop a Harry Potter studio tour attraction in Japanese capital Tokyo. To be located on the grounds of the Toshimaen Amusement Park in the city's Nerima .... more>>
 
 
Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel and Kengo Kuma named as three finalist for Shenzhen Opera House project  
By Tom Walker

The architectural competition to decide the designer of the planned Shenzhen Opera House has reached the closing stages, with three high-profile practices being selected as finalists. .... more>>
Reykjavik city centre set to welcome ocean-side geo-thermal wellness lagoon in 2021  
By Megan Whitby

Attractions and hospitality brand, Pursuit, has unveiled plans to develop a premium oceanfront geothermal lagoon in Iceland. Sky Lagoon’s multi-sensory oasis will feature cold pool and .... more>>
Eureka! reveals new designs for Eureka! Mersey – construction to begin in 2021  
By Tom Walker

New concept designs and visuals have been released for the Eureka! Mersey project – a £11.75m children's visitor attraction being developed in Liverpool, UK. The science and discovery .... more>>

Features
Brian Morrow

People profile:
Brian Morrow


Creating new worlds and immersing people in them
Gardaland announces Legoland Water Park

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
Awards season

Awards:
Awards season


Who are the winners of IAAPA and the TEA’s highest accolades? We list who picked up the latest Thea Awards
Shooting for the stars

IAAPA Legends:
Shooting for the stars


The Imagineers who created Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reveal its secrets
Back to square one

Museums:
Back to square one


The team behind Brazil’s fire damaged Museu Nacional are creating a new model for museums across the continent
Product innovation

Attractions-kit.net:
Product innovation


Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches
Brass Ring Awards

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
World builders

New Opening:
World builders


Rounding the biggest openings of 2020 across the visitor attractions sector
Disney predicts US$280m coronavirus hit

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
The carbon crisis

Sustainability:
The carbon crisis


Are the tourism and attractions industries doing enough to tackle climate change?
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

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

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

Red Raion to exhibit at Blooloop V-Expo

Red Raion to exhibit at Blooloop V-Expo

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

The team at Red Raion, the CGI studio specialised in media-based attractions, are happy to announce they will be exhibiting at Blooloop V-Expo.
 
Technically Creative launches three new immersive attractions

Technically Creative launches three new immersive attractions

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Integrated technology specialist Technically Creative has launched three new immersive products, targeting the visitor attraction market.
 
Papillon launches translation app to improve visitor experiences

Papillon launches translation app to improve visitor experiences

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A new translation app, aimed at the tourism and attractions industries, has launched.
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A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smooth turns, steep grades and big drops of competitive skiing into water attractions.

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Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators.
  Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions

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