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The Week: Joe Rohde shoots for the stars, restrictions lifted and Peppa Pig’s new Florida home

With a Disney legend joining Virgin Galactic, Edvard Munch making like Banksy, Boris Johnson setting a roadmap and Peppa Pig making her way to Florida, welcome to the latest edition of The Week with Planet Attractions

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From The Industry: Underwater attractions, become an astronaut and restoring art from the capitol riots


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Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate 80 years of Marvel when it reopens in March


The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, US, will reopen to the public in early March, with a new exhibition dedicated to the Marvel Universe.

Museums and galleries
 

Stand-alone Peppa Pig theme park coming to Legoland Florida in 2022


Merlin has announced plans to open the world’s first stand-alone Peppa Pig theme park, with the attraction coming to the Legoland Florida Resort in 2022.

Theme park
 

Edvard Munch revealed to be mystery graffiti artist who wrote on The Scream


A conservation project at the National Museum of Norway in Oslo, Norway, has revealed the identity of the mysterious vandal who scrawled on Edvard Munch’s iconic work, The Scream.

Museums and galleries
 

New technology creates 3D-scanned replicas of priceless artefacts at the push of a button


Fraunhofer IGD - one of the world's leading research institutions for applied visual computing - has developed an automated robotic arm designed to scan cultural objects in 3D.

Technology

Industry insights
         


Effective operations within a storied environment


Theme park
 

Where have all thrillseekers gone?


Theme park
 

From volume to value: Making positive change during a global pandemic


Visitor attractions
 

Successful digital transformation of museums


Museums and galleries

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WATCH: Ride and learn on-board Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland Paris
 

Disney Imagineering icon Joe Rohde joins Virgin Galactic as experience architect




Disney’s Carmen Smith on reimagining experiences with inclusivity in mind
 

Disney Imagineering partners with ABC for ‘one-of-a-kind’ DIY Disney experience




WATCH: Projection mapping a desert landscape with Meow Wolf

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Meet the theme park fan who creates immersive experiences and rollercoaster game shows in his back garden


A British theme park fanatic known for his homemade immersive attractions has taken his time in lockdown to move in a new direction - producing a remote game show based on rollercoasters.

Theme park


Fifteen attractions that have been transformed into mass vaccination sites


All over the world, theme parks, museums, theatres, venues and more are currently off-limits thanks to COVID-19.

Visitor attractions


A record number of people are visiting Chernobyl and Ukraine’s government is planning to welcome even more


April 26, 2021 will mark the 35th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in history, the meltdown of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Visitor attractions

Sector news
         


Visitor attractions

England’s theme parks, museums and zoos to reopen in April, as Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to end national lockdown
 

Theme parks

Six Flags attendance plummets in 2020 as theme park attendance across the board drops in the face of COVID-19
 

Waterparks
Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June
 

Animal Attractions


Scottish government provides £2.5m in emergency funding for zoos and aquariums


Museums and galleries

The museum that beat COVID by going mobile
 
STEM
Fundraising campaign launched for US$18m Phoenix science facility and attraction in Arizona
 
IP and Brands Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June
 
Heritage
Missing key returned to Norman tower 50 years after it disappeared

Events

Cancelled: Glastonbury gets the axe as Covid continues to decimate festival sector
 
Culture

‘Too soon’ to axe Scotland’s summer events, says TRNSMT festival boss
 
Cruise

Saudi Arabia has launched a new company to develop its cruise industry
 
Technology

Can artificial intelligence design the perfect rollercoaster?

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Carnival announces several new senior appointments


Cruise operator Carnival has made several new appointments within its senior team, with Stein Kruse, Jan Swartz and Peter Anderson all taking up senior positions within the company.

Cruise


Scrooge saves Christmas for Charles Dickens Museum with virtual performances


The Charles Dickens Museum in London, UK, thought its plans for Christmas had been scuppered when the British capital found itself first in Tier 3 and now Tier 4.

Culture


Managing a pandemic: How has Chester Zoo handled the Coronavirus crisis?


It’s been a rocky year for zoos and aquariums, with the Coronavirus pandemic drastically affecting the bottom line of animal attractions.

Animal attractions

© Planet Attractions 2020


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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 Week: Joe Rohde shoots for the stars, restrictions lifted and Peppa Pig’s new Florida home


With a Disney legend joining Virgin Galactic, Edvard Munch making like Banksy, Boris Johnson setting a roadmap and Peppa Pig making her way to Florida, welcome to the latest edition of The Week with Planet Attractions

Visitor attractions


From The Industry: Underwater attractions, become an astronaut and restoring art from the capitol riots


Visitor attractions


Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate 80 years of Marvel when it reopens in March


The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, US, will reopen to the public in early March, with a new exhibition dedicated to the Marvel Universe.

Museums and galleries

Stand-alone Peppa Pig theme park coming to Legoland Florida in 2022


Merlin has announced plans to open the world’s first stand-alone Peppa Pig theme park, with the attraction coming to the Legoland Florida Resort in 2022.

Theme park

Edvard Munch revealed to be mystery graffiti artist who wrote on The Scream


A conservation project at the National Museum of Norway in Oslo, Norway, has revealed the identity of the mysterious vandal who scrawled on Edvard Munch’s iconic work, The Scream.

Museums and galleries

New technology creates 3D-scanned replicas of priceless artefacts at the push of a button


Fraunhofer IGD - one of the world's leading research institutions for applied visual computing - has developed an automated robotic arm designed to scan cultural objects in 3D.

Technology

Industry insights


Effective operations within a storied environment


Theme park

Where have all thrillseekers gone?


Theme park

From volume to value: Making positive change during a global pandemic


Visitor attractions

Successful digital transformation of museums


Museums and galleries

Video


WATCH: Ride and learn on-board Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland Paris



Disney Imagineering icon Joe Rohde joins Virgin Galactic as experience architect





Disney’s Carmen Smith on reimagining experiences with inclusivity in mind



In Depth


Meet the theme park fan who creates immersive experiences and rollercoaster game shows in his back garden


A British theme park fanatic known for his homemade immersive attractions has taken his time in lockdown to move in a new direction - producing a remote game show based on rollercoasters.
Theme park



Fifteen attractions that have been transformed into mass vaccination sites


All over the world, theme parks, museums, theatres, venues and more are currently off-limits thanks to COVID-19.

Visitor attractions



A record number of people are visiting Chernobyl and Ukraine’s government is planning to welcome even more


April 26, 2021 will mark the 35th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in history, the meltdown of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Visitor attractions



Sector news


Visitor attractions

England’s theme parks, museums and zoos to reopen in April, as Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to end national lockdown




Theme parks

Six Flags attendance plummets in 2020 as theme park attendance across the board drops in the face of COVID-19




Waterparks
Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June



Animal Attractions


Scottish government provides £2.5m in emergency funding for zoos and aquariums




Museums and galleries

The museum that beat COVID by going mobile



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



IP and Brands Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June


Heritage
Missing key returned to Norman tower 50 years after it disappeared



Events

Cancelled: Glastonbury gets the axe as Covid continues to decimate festival sector



Culture

‘Too soon’ to axe Scotland’s summer events, says TRNSMT festival boss



Cruise

Saudi Arabia has launched a new company to develop its cruise industry



Technology

Can artificial intelligence design the perfect rollercoaster?

© Planet Attractions 2020