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WATCH: The Designer’s Creative Studio releases how-to guide on themed entertainment success

Imagineering veteran Designer's Creative Studio founder Theron Skees shares the secrets for everything you need to be successful in themed entertainment

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WATCH: Theme park fanatic CoasterWriter fills entire back garden with giant K’nex rollercoaster


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Falcon's Creative debuts custom user interface for immersive themed entertainment experiences


A new to market technology is being promoted as a first-of-its-kind product for the themed entertainment industry.

Technology
 

Polin seeks innovative ideas from across the sector with launch of new Innokind platform


Waterpark supplier Polin has debuted a new innovation scheme, with the open platform created to encourage creativity within the sector for the development of products for waterparks, theme parks and the wider recreation sector.

Waterparks
 

Stranger Things prison complex in Lithuanian capital to be transformed into major culture hub


An abandoned Lithuanian prison used as a set for season four of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things could soon become a major attraction following the announcement of significant redevelopment plans for the site.

Heritage
 

WATCH: Building the Lego Sky Lion at Legoland Windsor


Legoland Windsor has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a sneak peak at Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures, showing a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Maximus - the largest lego model to sit within the new themed land.

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It’s time for a retail revolution


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The final fun-tier: Is it time to take space tourism seriously?


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Don’t ignore your rivals


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Effective operations within a storied environment


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Olivia Colman, Adrian Lester and Jessie Buckley among performers set to appear in new National Theatre interview series
 

Royal Albert Hall celebrates milestone anniversary as the iconic London venue turns 150




Egypt holds grand parade as ancient mummies are moved to new home
 

WATCH: Simworx partners with Norway’s Hunderfossen Familie Park on new Hyperakselerator attraction




One of China’s most bizarre new attractions is dividing public opinion

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HoloTrac - The revolutionary technology powering Legoland’s newest attraction


It’s an exciting time for Merlin Entertainments, which is currently dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on its latest major attraction - Legoland New York

Technology


Making a splash: Paul Chutter on his new role at the head of WhiteWater


There have been some big changes for WhiteWater in recent times, the most significant seeing Paul Chutter - the son of company founder Geoff Chutter - taking a step up and succeeding his father as company president.

Waterparks


Europa-Park’s Michael Mack: The toughest year in the history of our business


The CEO of Europa-Park and an eight-generation member of the Mack family, Michael Mack is building on a legacy created by the generations that came before him.

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From The Industry: Disney’s new dress code, COVID-safe cruise excursions and the art of noodles
 

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Survey reveals Disney World’s most popular attractions
 

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Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June
 

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AZA to host virtual concert in support of US zoos and aquariums


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The tough challenge of decolonisation
 
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Fundraising campaign launched for US$18m Phoenix science facility and attraction in Arizona
 
IP and Brands Godzilla dark ride attraction set to debut in Japan
 
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Royal Collection Trust offers public special unguided access to Buckingham Palace gardens

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IAAPA announces return of three major expos in 2021
 
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Battersea Arts Centre adopts ‘Pay What You Can’ model in attempt to reconnect with post-lockdown audience
 
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Cruise ships banned in Venice as city aims to protect cultural heritage
 
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New 15-second Covid test could prove gamechanger for attractions

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Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Clamshell Awards


Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Clamshell Awards

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WATCH: Actor Jordan Fisher and wife Ellie Woods’ magical Disney World wedding


Actor Jordan Fisher has married his childhood sweetheart, Ellie Woods, in an intimate ceremony at the Disney World resort in Florida.

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WATCH: Experience a Christmas event like no other with AREA15’s ‘Wanderland’


AREA15 - an immersive entertainment and events complex in Las Vegas, US - has created one of the strangest yet most intriguing Christmas events we’ve ever seen.

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Home Opinion In depth Video
Theme park, visitor attraction, waterpark, museum and gallery, heritage and Zoos News and comment from around the planet | Planet Attractions
Top Stories

WATCH: The Designer’s Creative Studio releases how-to guide on themed entertainment success


Imagineering veteran Designer's Creative Studio founder Theron Skees shares the secrets for everything you need to be successful in themed entertainment

Theme park


WATCH: Theme park fanatic CoasterWriter fills entire back garden with giant K’nex rollercoaster


Theme park


Falcon's Creative debuts custom user interface for immersive themed entertainment experiences


A new to market technology is being promoted as a first-of-its-kind product for the themed entertainment industry.

Technology

Polin seeks innovative ideas from across the sector with launch of new Innokind platform


Waterpark supplier Polin has debuted a new innovation scheme, with the open platform created to encourage creativity within the sector for the development of products for waterparks, theme parks and the wider recreation sector.

Waterparks

Stranger Things prison complex in Lithuanian capital to be transformed into major culture hub


An abandoned Lithuanian prison used as a set for season four of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things could soon become a major attraction following the announcement of significant redevelopment plans for the site.

Heritage

WATCH: Building the Lego Sky Lion at Legoland Windsor


Legoland Windsor has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a sneak peak at Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures, showing a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Maximus - the largest lego model to sit within the new themed land.

Theme park

Industry insights


It’s time for a retail revolution


Technology

The final fun-tier: Is it time to take space tourism seriously?


Visitor attractions

Don’t ignore your rivals


Visitor attractions

Effective operations within a storied environment


Theme park

Video


Olivia Colman, Adrian Lester and Jessie Buckley among performers set to appear in new National Theatre interview series



Royal Albert Hall celebrates milestone anniversary as the iconic London venue turns 150





Egypt holds grand parade as ancient mummies are moved to new home



In Depth


HoloTrac - The revolutionary technology powering Legoland’s newest attraction


It’s an exciting time for Merlin Entertainments, which is currently dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on its latest major attraction - Legoland New York
Technology



Making a splash: Paul Chutter on his new role at the head of WhiteWater


There have been some big changes for WhiteWater in recent times, the most significant seeing Paul Chutter - the son of company founder Geoff Chutter - taking a step up and succeeding his father as company president.

Waterparks



Europa-Park’s Michael Mack: The toughest year in the history of our business


The CEO of Europa-Park and an eight-generation member of the Mack family, Michael Mack is building on a legacy created by the generations that came before him.

Theme park



Sector news


Visitor attractions

From The Industry: Disney’s new dress code, COVID-safe cruise excursions and the art of noodles




Theme parks

Survey reveals Disney World’s most popular attractions




Waterparks
Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June



Animal Attractions


AZA to host virtual concert in support of US zoos and aquariums




Museums and galleries

The tough challenge of decolonisation



STEM
Fundraising campaign launched for US$18m Phoenix science facility and attraction in Arizona



IP and Brands Godzilla dark ride attraction set to debut in Japan


Heritage
Royal Collection Trust offers public special unguided access to Buckingham Palace gardens



Events

IAAPA announces return of three major expos in 2021



Culture

Battersea Arts Centre adopts ‘Pay What You Can’ model in attempt to reconnect with post-lockdown audience



Cruise

Cruise ships banned in Venice as city aims to protect cultural heritage



Technology

New 15-second Covid test could prove gamechanger for attractions

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