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The Met to host first block party in 150-year history

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New Smithsonian AR experience highlights human connection to the ocean


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Gateway Ticketing to showcase Galaxy upgrade at IAAPA Expo Europe


Gateway Ticketing Systems is set to showcase the latest version of its Galaxy ticketing solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in Barcelona.

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ABTA calls on UK government to scrap Covid tests for majority of travellers


ABTA - the trade association for tour operators and travel agents in the UK - has said that Covid PCR testing should be abandoned for most people travelling abroad.

Tourism
 

Simworx targets FEC market with new launches


Simworx, a UK-based developer of dynamic media-based attractions, is set to showcase two new additions to its product portfolio at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe.

Suppliers
 

COVID-hit British Council cuts overseas culture funding in more than 20 countries


The UK’s standing as a global giant in culture took a blow this week after the British Council announced that as a result of COVID-19 it was “significantly reducing its operations” in more than 20 overseas countries.

Culture



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The story behind Integrated Storytelling by Design


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Should we interfere with heritage to improve the visitor experience?


Heritage
 

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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New theme park sim from Tropico developer turns genre on its head
 

Disney’s new Genie service waves goodbye to traditional fastpasses and replaces them with an all-in-one park planning tool




Kraftwerk Living Technologies introduces Night at the Manor 4D theatre experience
 

Behind the Attraction: New Disney+ series takes a look at some of Disney’s most iconic attractions




Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opens in Bath

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The making of Bolt: How Maurer Rides created Carnival’s game-changing rollercoaster at sea


Cruise operator Carnival took delivery of its latest addition to its fleet in December 2020, with the 180,000-ton Mardi Gras setting sail for the first time from Port Canaveral just over a month ago on July 31.

Cruise


Project Exo is just the start of Disney’s robotic ambitions


Always one to try and bring the magic to its parks, Disney is going above and beyond when it comes to robotics.

Theme park


Soaring through Changbaishan with new attraction from Brogent Technologies


Media-based attractions manufacturer Brogent Technologies has played a significant part in Legend Changbaishan - a CN¥2bn (US$309.7m, €262m, £223m) cultural development south of the Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve in northeast China.

Visitor attractions


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The new visitor attraction that just opened its doors 250km north of the Arctic Circle
 

Theme parks

Security at all of Six Flags’ US parks to wear body cameras
 

Waterparks
ProSlide launches Europe’s first five-person water coaster in Portugal’s Aquashow Park
 

Animal Attractions


Former home of famous amputee dolphin Winter to undergo US$10m transformation into manatee rehabilitation centre


Museums and galleries

Natural History Museum to host ice rink for final time as plans move forward for Urban Nature redevelopment project
 
STEM
Science Museum Group defends oil sponsorship as Extinction Rebellion protest attempts to disrupt operations
 
IP and Brands Ratatouille arrives at Epcot with expansion of French pavilion
 
Heritage
Pixel Artworks lights up Warwick Castle with Sundown Spectacular

Events

Lagotronics Projects to introduce Battle Arena attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe
 
Culture

Mamma Mia! Here they go again! Stufish design pop-up arena to host ABBA’s virtual comeback tour
 
Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Lines to resume operations for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic
 
Technology

Burning Man festival goes completely virtual

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San Diego Zoo becomes world’s first zoo to vaccinate great ape population against COVID-19


San Diego Zoo has given 13 of its great apes an experimental Covid-19 vaccine following an outbreak in a troop of gorillas at the animal attraction in January.

Animal attractions


From the Industry: Pandemic Disney, adorable otters and museum colonialism


We’re well on the road to 2021, but the year hasn’t quite given everything it has to offer. Here’s some of the latest news from around the industry.

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Disney World recognises cast member for military service during World War II


Disney World has hosted a special ceremony to honour one of its cast members who served in World War II.

Theme park


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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

The Met to host first block party in 150-year history


The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution

Museums and galleries


New Smithsonian AR experience highlights human connection to the ocean


Museums and galleries


Gateway Ticketing to showcase Galaxy upgrade at IAAPA Expo Europe


Gateway Ticketing Systems is set to showcase the latest version of its Galaxy ticketing solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in Barcelona.

Suppliers





ABTA calls on UK government to scrap Covid tests for majority of travellers


ABTA - the trade association for tour operators and travel agents in the UK - has said that Covid PCR testing should be abandoned for most people travelling abroad.

Tourism

Simworx targets FEC market with new launches


Simworx, a UK-based developer of dynamic media-based attractions, is set to showcase two new additions to its product portfolio at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe.

Suppliers

COVID-hit British Council cuts overseas culture funding in more than 20 countries


The UK’s standing as a global giant in culture took a blow this week after the British Council announced that as a result of COVID-19 it was “significantly reducing its operations” in more than 20 overseas countries.

Culture


Industry insights


The story behind Integrated Storytelling by Design


Visitor attractions

Should we interfere with heritage to improve the visitor experience?


Heritage

LED is here to challenge projection’s throne


Technology

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


Visitor attractions

Video


New theme park sim from Tropico developer turns genre on its head



Disney’s new Genie service waves goodbye to traditional fastpasses and replaces them with an all-in-one park planning tool





Kraftwerk Living Technologies introduces Night at the Manor 4D theatre experience



In Depth


The making of Bolt: How Maurer Rides created Carnival’s game-changing rollercoaster at sea


Cruise operator Carnival took delivery of its latest addition to its fleet in December 2020, with the 180,000-ton Mardi Gras setting sail for the first time from Port Canaveral just over a month ago on July 31.
Cruise



Project Exo is just the start of Disney’s robotic ambitions


Always one to try and bring the magic to its parks, Disney is going above and beyond when it comes to robotics.

Theme park



Soaring through Changbaishan with new attraction from Brogent Technologies


Media-based attractions manufacturer Brogent Technologies has played a significant part in Legend Changbaishan - a CN¥2bn (US$309.7m, €262m, £223m) cultural development south of the Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve in northeast China.

Visitor attractions



Sector news


Visitor attractions

The new visitor attraction that just opened its doors 250km north of the Arctic Circle




Theme parks

Security at all of Six Flags’ US parks to wear body cameras




Waterparks
ProSlide launches Europe’s first five-person water coaster in Portugal’s Aquashow Park



Animal Attractions


Former home of famous amputee dolphin Winter to undergo US$10m transformation into manatee rehabilitation centre




Museums and galleries

Natural History Museum to host ice rink for final time as plans move forward for Urban Nature redevelopment project



STEM
Science Museum Group defends oil sponsorship as Extinction Rebellion protest attempts to disrupt operations



IP and Brands Ratatouille arrives at Epcot with expansion of French pavilion


Heritage
Pixel Artworks lights up Warwick Castle with Sundown Spectacular



Events

Lagotronics Projects to introduce Battle Arena attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe



Culture

Mamma Mia! Here they go again! Stufish design pop-up arena to host ABBA’s virtual comeback tour



Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Lines to resume operations for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic



Technology

Burning Man festival goes completely virtual


© Kazoo 5 Limited 2021