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Luxury at sea: Disney unveils palatial penthouse suite coming to Disney Wish cruise liner

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Six Flags Great America offers 50,000 free tickets in support of Illinois’ COVID-19 vaccination drive


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Rise in COVID cases prompts new restrictions for Tokyo Disney


Tokyo Disney Resort has implemented a series of new restrictions following emergency measures implemented by the local authority after a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Coasting for Kids: Seven US theme parks partner with Give Kids The World for special charity event


Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) - the nonprofit resort for children with critical illnesses - has partnered with seven of the US’s top theme parks for a special event

Theme park
 

The Week: Lego Mythica, Nolan Bushnell, Doctor Who and the iconic X-Wing


This is the thirteenth edition of The Week and it’s been a busy one with some major openings taking place and some equally exciting acquisitions promising exciting attractions for the future.

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From The Industry: Big cat safety, the European Museum of the Year and SeaWorld’s Leviathan


In this week’s edition of From The Industry, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) says now is the time to place a ban on private ownership and public interaction with big cats, the winners of the European Museum of the Year Awards are announced and Australia’s first wooden coaster in 35 years is nearing completion.

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LED is here to challenge projection’s throne


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The European Super League is a lesson in greed and terrible PR


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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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Hasbro and Gamepath are bringing an immersive Monopoly experience to London later this year
 

New single-rail RMC coaster for Silverwood, as Stunt Pilot prepares to take flight later this month




Cast Members ASSEMBLE - Disney shows off costumes ahead of Avengers Campus launch
 

New waterpark offering for the Bahamas set to become premier tourist destination




David Walliams visits Gangsta Granny: The Ride ahead of its official opening at Alton Towers

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From concept to creation: Legoland’s new Lego Mythica attraction opening later this month


The highly anticipated Lego Mythica, set to open soon at Legoland Windsor, will introduce an array of new features and attractions to the popular British theme park.

Theme park


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

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Visitor attractions

Immersive theatrical Doctor Who adventure coming to London later this month
 

Theme parks

Universal Beijing unveils CityWalk ahead of resort’s grand debut in 2021
 

Waterparks
Major waterpark occupying former Six Flags site coming to Hangzhou Bay in June
 

Animal Attractions


SeaWorld hands Marc Swanson CEO role on permanent basis


Museums and galleries

Nolan Bushnell latest name to be added to Strong Museum’s ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ series
 
STEM
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum acquires iconic X-Wing from Lucasfilm
 
IP and Brands Godzilla dark ride attraction set to debut in Japan
 
Heritage
Cultural Recovery Fund for Dundee reaches million pound target

Events

IAAPA announces return of three major expos in 2021
 
Culture

‘A Bear Called Paddington’: British Library celebrates six decades of Paddington Bear with summer exhibition
 
Cruise

Royal Caribbean taking cautious approach when US cruise industry returns, says CEO
 
Technology

WhiteWater names Baptiste Caulonque and Andrew Thatcher to key positions within Endless Surf division

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Protecting heritage in outer space - NASA wants to preserve the Moon’s historical sites


The United States reached an agreement with a number of countries for a very important cause - to protect the heritage of the Moon and the wider reaches of the universe.

Heritage


Celebrating an icon - Remembering Europa Park founder Franz Mack on his 100th birthday


Franz Mack stands for countless high-level technical performances and his name is inextricably linked with Europa Park and Mack Rides. Together with his sons Roland and Jürgen, Franz was the driving force behind the construction and success of Europa Park - one of the world’s most popular theme parks.

Theme park


London’s historic Courtauld Gallery to reopen in 2021 following major redevelopment


The Courtauld Gallery, a historic art gallery based in London, UK, is set to reopen following an extensive modernisation project.

Museums and galleries


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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

Luxury at sea: Disney unveils palatial penthouse suite coming to Disney Wish cruise liner


Fit for a Disney prince or princess, the penthouse suite aboard the upcoming Disney Wish cruise liner is promising to be one of the operator’s most spectacular accommodation offerings ever

Cruise


Six Flags Great America offers 50,000 free tickets in support of Illinois’ COVID-19 vaccination drive


Theme park


Rise in COVID cases prompts new restrictions for Tokyo Disney


Tokyo Disney Resort has implemented a series of new restrictions following emergency measures implemented by the local authority after a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Theme park

Coasting for Kids: Seven US theme parks partner with Give Kids The World for special charity event


Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) - the nonprofit resort for children with critical illnesses - has partnered with seven of the US’s top theme parks for a special event

Theme park

The Week: Lego Mythica, Nolan Bushnell, Doctor Who and the iconic X-Wing


This is the thirteenth edition of The Week and it’s been a busy one with some major openings taking place and some equally exciting acquisitions promising exciting attractions for the future.

Visitor attractions

From The Industry: Big cat safety, the European Museum of the Year and SeaWorld’s Leviathan


In this week’s edition of From The Industry, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) says now is the time to place a ban on private ownership and public interaction with big cats, the winners of the European Museum of the Year Awards are announced and Australia’s first wooden coaster in 35 years is nearing completion.

Visitor attractions

Industry insights


LED is here to challenge projection’s throne


Technology

The European Super League is a lesson in greed and terrible PR


Visitor attractions

It’s time for a retail revolution


Technology

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


Visitor attractions

Video


Hasbro and Gamepath are bringing an immersive Monopoly experience to London later this year



New single-rail RMC coaster for Silverwood, as Stunt Pilot prepares to take flight later this month





Cast Members ASSEMBLE - Disney shows off costumes ahead of Avengers Campus launch



In Depth


From concept to creation: Legoland’s new Lego Mythica attraction opening later this month


The highly anticipated Lego Mythica, set to open soon at Legoland Windsor, will introduce an array of new features and attractions to the popular British theme park.
Theme park



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



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Immersive theatrical Doctor Who adventure coming to London later this month




Theme parks

Universal Beijing unveils CityWalk ahead of resort’s grand debut in 2021




Waterparks
Major waterpark occupying former Six Flags site coming to Hangzhou Bay in June



Animal Attractions


SeaWorld hands Marc Swanson CEO role on permanent basis




Museums and galleries

Nolan Bushnell latest name to be added to Strong Museum’s ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ series



STEM
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum acquires iconic X-Wing from Lucasfilm



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


Heritage
Cultural Recovery Fund for Dundee reaches million pound target



Events

IAAPA announces return of three major expos in 2021



Culture

‘A Bear Called Paddington’: British Library celebrates six decades of Paddington Bear with summer exhibition



Cruise

Royal Caribbean taking cautious approach when US cruise industry returns, says CEO



Technology

WhiteWater names Baptiste Caulonque and Andrew Thatcher to key positions within Endless Surf division


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