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It’s back! Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Set up by tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora will go on a tour of the Mediterranean in 2023 with a €32m catamaran the choice of transport for the floating attraction


The Rig is a unique venture that will transform a former oil rig in the Arabian Gulf into a resort featuring theme parks, hotels, restaurants and even actual sky diving!


Telecommunications giant Vodafone is supporting the development of a brand-new digital museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone


The winners of IAAPA’s prestigious award programmes, including the Hall of Fame, Service Awards and Brass Rings, will now be announced in advance of the IAAPA Expo via Facebook


Available for free, the Virtual Experience of Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition will allow visitors from all over the world to experience the works of the famous glass artist


IAAPA has named Jakob Wahl its new executive vice president and chief operating officer, with Wahl set to oversee the regional operations of the global association for the attractions industry and global sales effective November 1


The museum took three months to build and is made up of more than 10,000 plastic waste items, including bottles, straws and plastic bags


Rising sea levels will swallow entire cities, taking iconic attractions with them, according to a new report from Climate Central


The city of Vienna has taken the rather unusual approach to displaying some of its more explicit artworks, with four of its most prestigious museums adopting the OnlyFans platform to showcase certain works


The Smithsonian is vaccinating species susceptible to COVID-19 at both its National Zoo in Washington and its Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia


Foul play is thought to be the reason that hundreds of drones crashed to the ground during a special performance earlier this month.


Universal has released first person footage of what it’s like to ride its brand new Velocicoaster at night


Disneyland is getting its first movie with Halloween’s David Gordon Green lined up to direct the origin story of origin stories


The team behind Universal Studios’ iconic Horror Nights in Singapore has launched an exhibition exploring what goes into planning the horrifying event.


The popular Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Chicago in 2022, with the interactive experience set to make its debut inside the historic Tribune Tower


The Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery has been named the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award


New experiences for the visually impaired are set to be rolled out at a number of Merlin attractions, including Legoland Parks, Legoland Discovery Centres and Sea Life aquariums


The first ship from Virgin Voyages fleet of cruise ships has completed its journey from PortMiami to Nassau and Bimini in the Bahamas


A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation of Universal’s ever-popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Once open, the museum aims to champion children’s creativity and encourage visitors to develop their skills through performance, play and design


This year’s event will offer a host of horror-themed attractions, including new scare zones and horror mazes


Guru-Murthy will serve his second term as a trustee of Kew Gardens


The Innovation Awards were created to recognise excellence and innovation in the attractions and themed entertainment industries


Pokémon is set to make its mark at Universal Studios Japan following a landmark deal to bring the popular IP to the park starting in 2022


With Evergande at risk of complete collapse thanks to US$305bn worth of debts, the future of its portfolio of 15 theme parks across China is currently uncertain


From October 7 Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain will both be affected by new rules that require proof of vaccination before entry


J. Tomilson Hill is the new chairman of the Guggenheim, while Claudia Rankine becomes only the second ever black female to be named a trustee for the institution


The Pandora Papers have revealed The Met as one of several major institutions to have displayed looted items linked to indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford


With the US still not setting a firm date in November to open up to international visitors, IAAPA is working with the government to help its members attend the biggest attractions show of the year


Inka Park will be the first leisure destination of its kind in Latin America


The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


IAAPA’s international trade show is back with IAAPA Expo Europe emanating from Barcelona, Spain. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Netflix will create a “unique universe” themed around Dahl’s beloved children’s stories


Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


Starting in October De Grote Efteling Koekoekshow will tour both the Netherlands and Belgium


Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


Bob Chapek believes Disney’s parks division has emerged stronger than when the company entered the global pandemic


2022 is looking good for the Disney Cruise Line, with Disney boss Bob Chapek revealing an upward booking trajectory in terms of demand through the next year


Study for Worn Out was held in a private collection for more than 100 years before going on display at the Van Gogh Museum


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


The experience follows a pod of endangered orcas struggling for survival in the Pacific Ocean


The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


Covid PCR testing should be abandoned for most holidaymakers, says travel organisation Abta


Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


The British Council is scaling back its work in more than 20 countries due to a pandemic funding shortfall


Architects Stufish have been tasked with creating a pop-up arena for iconic Swedish band ABBA’s virtual comeback in London


Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


The new Ilulissat Icefjord Centre is part of Greenland’s plan to attract more tourists to the country


Cruise operator Carnival recently made headlines around the world with the debut of the first rollercoaster to operate at sea. Maurer Rides’ Marco Hartwig explains how this all came about


Security specialists Axon have supplied Six Flags’ US theme parks with body cameras for staff


Clearwater Marine Aquarium is making a US$10m investment into an urgently-needed rehabilitation centre for Florida’s manatees


Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the main feature of the expanded French pavilion which will make its debut next month to kickstart Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations


Covid concerns have sent Burning Man into the VR realm, though an unofficial festival has appeared in its place, with 10,000 people gathering in the desert for ‘Renegade Burn’


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


King’s Cross’ Platform 9 ¾ installation will tour four major UK train stations to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter film


The tourism development plan will encourage the predicted 10 million visitors a year to Universal Studios to explore the wider Beijing area


Nine animal attractions across five US states have received a share of a US$3.3m pot created to inspire empathy and conservation action for zoo audiences


The Reading and Leeds festivals recently hosted pop-up clinics for visitors to get their COVID-19 vaccination between acts


Sir Ian Blatchford says that oil sponsorship for exhibitions on climate change achieve ‘public good’ while also explaining the Science Museum Group’s justification for accepting such funding


Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


Here’s why Klaus Sommer Paulsen wrote a book about the evolution of the story, the creator and the audience


The long-awaited Universal Beijing is set for a spectacular launch on September 20


Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


The US$1.08bn Legoland Shenzhen Resort is Merlin’s latest - and largest - venture in the Chinese market


Park Beyond’s ‘impossification’ system promises to let your imagination run wild with a new theme park simulator unlike any we’ve ever seen on modern systems


The Taliban has vowed to protect Afghanistan’s heritage but concern is still extremely high following destruction seen in previous years


Everything is about to get bigger (and smaller) as Disney continues to take the world by storm with its latest animatronic projects


Disney has introduced a new digital service offering personalised itineraries for visitors wanting to get the most out of their day at one of the operator’s parks


Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis says he’s optimistic that the iconic festival will be able to return in 2022


A new survey has shown the severe impact of the global pandemic on visitor attractions in England


The ice rink was cancelled last year due to the ongoing pandemic


The event was cancelled last year and is set to return this Halloween


There is mounting pressure for hotels to become more sustainable going forward


Two men attempted to abscond with a valuable Monet artwork only for the pair to drop the painting as they fled the scene on a motorcycle


Three major institutions have taken offence to a new initiative from Pormhub promoting art through the medium of adult entertainment


Disney’s NBA attraction hasn’t been a slam dunk for the operator, with reports suggesting the attraction will not reopen following its COVID-enforced closure in 2020


The upcoming Oman Botanic Garden has been designed to celebrate the country’s botanic diversity and to be enjoyed by the people of Oman for generations to come


The spookiest time of the year has started at the Magic Kingdom


China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


The four-day event will include an extensive tradeshow, networking opportunities and educational programming


The museum returned the sacred items to the Siksika Nation after almost a century


The newly opened museum is hoped to boost dive tourism in the country


Biden’s installation forms part of a recent renovation of the attraction, which reopened in early August


The four-day event will feature educational presentations, success stories, breakout sessions and networking opportunities


The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


The V&A Dundee will close to general visitors in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for visitors with sensory needs


Health experts are expecting to see a surge in COVID-19 infections in Chicago after 100,000 attendees gathered in Grant Park for the festival


The self-guided Mr. Men Little Miss Discovery Trail takes visitors through the museum’s permanent collection of Mr. Men and Little Miss memorabilia


This is the first cruise the company has done in almost a year and a half


ZSL London Zoo will host several family-friendly, Bing-themed activities, free to its visitors throughout the Autumn


The exhibition explores the history of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship, which sank in the Battle of the Solent in 1545


The poster features several Star Wars figures, which, according to Disney, are meant to represent the guests and the choose-your-own-adventure-style experience they’ll undertake at the hotel


The 80-minute documentary will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the V&A’s Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition


Unvaccinated park-goers will be offered the Pfizer vaccine


Details of the gagging clause were shared by campaign group; Culture Unstained, which described the agreement as ‘problematic’.


With guests returning to its parks in their droves, Universal has for the first time since COVID-19 emerged made a profit in its quarterly earnings report


Adventure Cove features several new family-friendly attractions


Hailed as one of the world’s best dark ride attractions, Universal’s Spider-Man dark ride will be celebrated at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando with the return of the popular Legends Panel event


Marble Arch Mound was supposed to offer a look at London from a new perspective. Instead, it’s become the victim of memes and criticism after the site opened looking more like a building site than a green haven


Following a rollercoaster year, Six Flags is certainly on a high after more than doubling its expected EBITDA for Q2


The World Heritage Committee has inscribed 13 new sites in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to Unesco’s World Heritage List


A carbon-neutral cruise ship could be realised in the not-too-distant future, with MSC Group announcing a feasibility study for a hydrogen-powered vessel


The animated short encourages museums and other heritage sites to safeguard their collections from pests


Glastonbury’s Equinox mini-festival will no longer go ahead, with co-founder Emily Eavis blaming the cancellation on ‘a number of reasons’


Disney has released a new docuseries exploring how it managed to bring some of its most popular attractions to life


The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein has opened its doors to the public a stone's throw away from where the famous author first dreamt up the legendary monster


The Lego Pop & Play Tour will feature several activity stations inspired by different Lego IPs


Unesco has deleted Liverpool from its World Heritage List after a committee determined new developments were damaging the city’s global heritage


The 21m structure represents the struggle of the Coronavirus crisis


Major British theatre chain ATG has backed the move to minimise the spread of COVID-19


The Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus ‘Dippy’ is about to complete a tour of the UK after arriving at his final destination - Norwich Cathedral


The Smithsonian has received the largest donation in its history with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donating US$200m for the development of two key projects for the institution


Disney’s Jungle Cruise has undergone a full reimagining, with the ride experience completely modernised to ‘better reflect and value diversity’


We spoke to Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten about Knott’s Berry Farm’s iconic Bear-y Tales dark ride, which has been reimagined for a brand new audience more than three decades later


TikTok influencers Ehiz Ufuah, Poppy O’Toole, Ben Black and Jeremy Lynch will offer coaching sessions on how to create successful TikTok content


South Korea’s global contribution to pop culture is set to be explored in a new exhibition from London’s V&A museum


The migration of artefacts will be the largest since the 1880s and will see more than a third of the museum’s collection relocated to the brand-new Harwell Campus


Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish


Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is set to make its theme park debut at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando


Unesco has said that plans by the British government to build a tunnel beneath Stonehenge will have a ‘highly adverse and irreversible impact’ on the World Heritage site


IAAPA supports the lifting of US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong could be making his way to Universal’s theme parks, George Osborne becomes British Museum chairman and Portugal has welcomed Europe’s first five-person water coaster. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions.


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Castles and palaces in Germany are set to receive a huge investment into refurbishing existing tourist attractions.


In an effort to help kickstart the visitor attractions industry, IAAPA has supported the efforts to lay out a framework for the safe easing of border entry restrictions in the US


ProSlide’s MammothBlast five-person water coaster has made its European debut at Portugal’s popular Aquashow Park


The Colosseum’s hypogeum has undergone a major restoration allowing visitors to explore the historic passageways for the first time


Just ahead of it coming home, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has announced the opening of a new arts space inside the club’s stadium


One child has died and another remains in critical condition following an accident on the Raging River ride at Iowa’s Adventureland theme park


The long-awaited Shanghai Astronomy Museum is set to open its doors to the public on July 18


A 66 million-year-old T-Rex has gone on display in Nottingham, marking the first time one has gone on display in England since the early 20th century


Funded in-part by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Manchester Jewish museum has reopened its doors following a multi-million pound redevelopment


Donkey Kong could soon be making his theme park debut after reports suggest Nintendo and Universal have big plans for the popular franchise


The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


The Museum of the Home has been refused permission to remove a statue of Robert Geffrye despite public calls to ditch the controversial work


The attraction will feature never-before-seen photographs and behind-the-scenes shots from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast films


Sport and culture, the spirit of Ancient Greece and the thousands of missing spectators for this year’s Olympics will be celebrated in a series of installations celebrating the event in Tokyo


Forced to close for over a year, Cirque du Soleil is finally back, making its first stop in Las Vegas ahead of a return to destinations worldwide


Osborne will join the museum’s board of trustees on September 1, taking up the position of chairman in October


Three British art galleries will present a series of exhibitions and collaborations looking back at the past year to explore the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic


As the COVID tide begins to turn, the recreation sector looks set to bounce back with a new report suggesting the market could be worth as much as US$1.92tn by 2025


Unesco says that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on World Heritage long after the pandemic has been brought under control


Tom Iven joins SeaWorld following 45 year career working for Six Flags


US$4m has been gifted to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, with the funding being used to explore American history through the ‘all-encompassing lens of food’


Belgium agrees to help the Congo recover its lost heritage, Ireland’s €73m tourism investment, Africa remodels its tourism outlook and a snow-topped waterpark comes to China. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney is offering 50 people in the US a trip to Disney World in recognition of their acts of kindness, compassion and creativity


Brand Africa will place an emphasis on people as the continent attempts to lure visitors with new narratives and a new unified tourism approach


The Jean Nouvel-designed Museum of Art Pudong launches July 8 with a partner exhibition from Britain’s Tate


In a bid to boost tourism post-Covid in Ireland, Fáilte Ireland has announced plans for major investments into four tourism sites across the country


A redesign of the former British Golf Museum has been spearheaded by Mather & Co, who worked alongside the museum’s curators to develop a series of interactive digital experiences


IAAPA has put together a diverse and knowledgeable line-up of speakers for an expanded educational offering at this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia


Belgium will work with the Democratic Republic of Congo to return items looted during the colonial era in the first half of the last century


Ocean Flower waterpark is the latest step in the development of the US$24bn Ocean Flower Island


A toppled slave-trader statue goes on display, Disney launches a teacher-led education scheme, Hawking’s office to go on display and Sega eyes Sonic theme parks. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Following a successful launch in 2020, Oktoberfest is making its way back to Thorpe Park this year with a special event celebrating the Bavarian festival


The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office – including his personal reference library, wheelchairs, communications equipment, medals, memorabilia and even the office furniture – is set to join the Science Museum Group’s collection


He’s fast, he’s blue and he might just be coming to an attraction near you. Here are Sega’s attractions plans for Sonic the Hedgehog in 2022 and beyond


A new permanent immersive light and spatial audio installation at St. Michael’s Cave will boost the Rock’s visitor experience in time for Summer 2021


Historic England’s virtual dive trail tells the story of Stirling Castle, a 70-gun warship that was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703


Universal CityWalk has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site


The production opens on June 16, marking the resorts five-year anniversary


In collaboration with teachers, Disney is introducing students to ‘imagination-powered learning’ with the launch of the Disney Imagination Campus education scheme


A statue famously felled during the Black Lives Matter protests, is now on display in a Bristol museum


Captain America, Ant-Man and Bob Chapek assemble for the launch of Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho rides the Voyage, a UK-only cruise is barred from the UK and Amsterdam starts trailing the use of autonomous boats. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Howl-O-Scream will feature several Halloween-themed attractions for horror fans and thrill-seeking guests


Tower Bridge is set to welcome man’s best friend for a very special dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event


New York’s brand-new flagship Harry Potter store is an immersive retail experience boasting the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise anywhere in the world


Targeting students in Chicago’s underserved neighbourhoods, photojournalist Tonika Johnson and architect Taylor State have discussed creativity and collaboration as part of MSI’s Black Creativity programme


A UK-only cruise has been barred from docking in Greenock by the Scottish government


A new degree is being launched to offer students the chance to develop and forge a career in the themed entertainment industry


Emergency restoration work was carried out on the Megalosaurus after its jaw collapsed last year


Police have asked for assistance in identifying a suspect following an attempted arson attack on Silverwood’s Timber Terror wooden coaster


The trend for autonomous vehicles continues to grow, with Amsterdam currently testing the use of self-driving electric boats in its waterways


Visitors are no longer allowed to climb Vessel alone following trio of suicides within the space of a year


Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


Kazakhstan has welcomed the country’s first flying theatre ride with Brogent Technologies behind the landmark new attraction


A museum dedicated to the Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai reopened after a major expansion and renovation project. Our contributor in Shanghai, Alice Davis, paid a visit


A 4D dome experience at the National Center of Meteorology has opened its doors to the public as part of an engagement strategy that helps audiences understand weather data and meteorological research


The Gruffalo Spotter 2 app combines augmented reality with animated versions of Julia Donaldson’s beloved characters


The former WWE and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy have released a new music video shot on board Holiday World’s record-holding wooden coaster ‘The Voyage’


Download boss described the event as ‘the return of the full festival experience we’ve all been waiting for.’


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Snorri Snorkling VR at Europa Park’s Rulantica is ready to roll, though the launch has been slightly delayed thanks to local restrictions


It’s got a capacity shy of 4,000 but more than a quarter-of-a-million people are eager to be the first on-board the Freedom of the Seas, as Royal Carribean tests the waters for a return to cruising in the US


The gold rosary beads were snatched alongside several coronation cups that Mary gifted to the Earl Marshal


The seaside town says the squid is part of a strategy to boost tourism following Covid-19


The first duelling water coaster to come to Latin America has made its debut at the Cafalandia waterpark in Colombia


Endless Surf coming to Germany after plans approved for Surftown MUC


Disney has honoured 92-year-old cast member and World War II veteran Alex Stromski with a special flag raising ceremony


It’s been a year of turmoil for the theme park industry, with Disney boss Bob Chapek hoping for an end to the chaos towards the end of 2021


Where exactly is the line when it comes to improving the visitor experience and interfering with historic sites?


Little Island is the latest and possibly most impressive addition to the New York City park catalogue


The two-year project will see the addition of a new orientation gallery, research centre and reading room


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


The US Justice Department says it will work to ensure that the rescued big cats go to animal preserves where they can be ‘safely maintained rather than exploited’


The COVID-safe version of the event will go ahead at quarter capacity with no camping allowed


WAZA CEO Martin Zordan discusses the global disruption caused by COVID-19, the association’s plans during another challenging year and how community has kept the world’s animal attractions going through an unprecedented event


Time to get hyped! Grona Lund has released an amazing new ad ahead of Monster - King of Roller Coasters’ debut next month


Vietnam’s largest theme park, a game-changing aquarium project and 12,000 hotel rooms are just a few of the features of the new Phu Quoc United Center


Celebrating 100 years of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, the under-construction Phoenix coaster represents the largest investment in the attraction’s history


The Smithsonian has partnered with cruise operator Ponant to offer educational voyages to a number of destinations worldwide


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


Six Flags Great America is partnering with the state of Illinois to incentivise COVID-19 vaccination in underserved communities


Tokyo Disney has limited capacity and reduced the opening times in an effort to curb a rise of COVID-19 cases in the region


Give Kids The World will hosts its annual Coasting for Kids amusement park event at seven premiere attractions this summer


Going behind-the-scenes for the development of Legoland Windsor’s newest attraction, an evening with a videogame industry legend, the immersive Doctor Who experience coming to London and the Smithsonian’s latest out-of-this-world acquisition. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Visitors will get their first roll of the dice in August, when ‘Monopoly LIfesized’ makes its official London debut


The iconic marmalade loving-bear was inspired by a lone teddy bear in a toy shop close to Paddington station


In addition to the waterpark development, the former Six Flags site will boast theme parks and hotels under Sunac


Universal CityWalk Beijing will offer 24 dining, retail and entertainment experiences, including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium


With the opening of the UK’s hottest new attraction imminent, Gary Pope of Kids Industries has revealed how Legoland Windsor’s newest addition - Lego Mythica - was brought to life


Travel to the year 3000 and back with a brand-new Doctor Who-themed immersive theatre experience coming to London in May


Could LED technology take the market from traditional projection in the coming years? Holovis’ Jon Tozer weighs up the pros and cons of both technologies


Atari inventor and Chuck E Cheese founder Nolan Bushnell is the latest name set to appear in the Strong Museum’s ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ Zoom sessions


The National Air and Space Museum’s US$250m transformation continues with one of Star Wars’ X-Wings set to go on display outside the Albert Einstein Planetarium


Industry veterans Caulonque and Thatcher have joined Endless Surf as demand grows for WhiteWater’s next-gen wave technology


Guests at Silverwood will be invited to jump into the cockpit of a Pitts Special biplane as a new RMC single-rail coaster makes its debut at the end of May


Research has revealed that 26% of British festivals have been called off due to a lack of COVID-related cancellation insurance


The funding will be used to upgrade critical art conservation tools and create new study spaces


Ticket-holders had to provide a negative COVID test to gain entry


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


The bar will feature a retro games space and an urban forest to offset its carbon emissions


The gallery will raise its national and international profiles with a major social media campaign and digital content subscriptions


Take a look at what Avengers Campus cast members will be wearing ahead of its public launch on June 4


SeaWorld veteran Marc Swanson has been named permanent CEO following a year of managing the role on an interim basis


Baha Bay will be one of the Carribean’s top tourist attractions when it opens to guests later this year in July


Have you ever wanted to rob a bank with the kids? Well now you can with Gangsta Granny: The Ride at Alton Towers in the UK, which has been given the green light by David Walliams himself


"We're powering the magic by harnessing the power of the sun"


Coming to the hotly-anticipated Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience, Disney has unveiled what looks like the most realistic lightsaber ever created


The rich and powerful were recently taught a lesson that being rich and powerful only goes so far. Taking a lesson from the PR disaster that was the attempt to franchise European football, it’s time for attractions operators to recognise that while they might own it, it’s certainly not theirs...


Would you cross the 516 Arouca? The recently-opened attraction in Portugal is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world


The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund will support cultural institutions through financial difficulties and bring tourists back to the area


A new ride from Triotech celebrating 100 years of Knott’s Berry Farm, the Jurassic world exhibition coming to North America, Disney’s next step in robotics and WWE looking at building a physical Hall of Fame. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


The 18-pounder Losoya House exhibit features a full-size replica of a cannon used during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836


Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain is eyeing a careful and considered approach for the return of the US cruise industry following a year long absence


Disney Wish will set sail for the first time in June 2022


The Smithsonian Institute has announced the launch of a new initiative aiming to provide US citizens with information about COVID-19 vaccines


Universal’s parks are once again on the rise as its results after a year of struggle show promise for the entire theme park industry


WWE legend Triple H has revealed that the company has looked at building a physical Hall of Fame, with the Game revealing what his vision for such an attraction would look like


Capped attendance was at 95% capacity but Covid continues to have a significant impact on Six Flags’ bottom line

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It’s back! Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Art Explora: The travelling museum set to operate onboard a €32m catamaran
Set up by tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora will go on a tour of the Mediterranean in 2023 with a €32m catamaran the choice of transport for the floating attraction


Saudi Arabia converting off-shore oil rig into jaw-dropping theme park resort
The Rig is a unique venture that will transform a former oil rig in the Arabian Gulf into a resort featuring theme parks, hotels, restaurants and even actual sky diving!


Vodafone partners with Mobile Phone Museum to support digital launch
Telecommunications giant Vodafone is supporting the development of a brand-new digital museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone


IAAPA to announce winners of global awards in series of virtual events
The winners of IAAPA’s prestigious award programmes, including the Hall of Fame, Service Awards and Brass Rings, will now be announced in advance of the IAAPA Expo via Facebook


Glass artist Dale Chihuly’s Singapore exhibition enters the virtual realm
Available for free, the Virtual Experience of Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition will allow visitors from all over the world to experience the works of the famous glass artist


Jakob Wahl announced as IAAPA’s new EVP and COO
IAAPA has named Jakob Wahl its new executive vice president and chief operating officer, with Wahl set to oversee the regional operations of the global association for the attractions industry and global sales effective November 1


Environmentalists build museum in Indonesia from plastic waste to highlight ocean crisis
The museum took three months to build and is made up of more than 10,000 plastic waste items, including bottles, straws and plastic bags


Climate crisis: New images show potential catastrophic effects of rising sea levels on attractions across the world
Rising sea levels will swallow entire cities, taking iconic attractions with them, according to a new report from Climate Central


The city of Vienna has decided to display its 18+ artworks on OnlyFans
The city of Vienna has taken the rather unusual approach to displaying some of its more explicit artworks, with four of its most prestigious museums adopting the OnlyFans platform to showcase certain works


First COVID vaccines administered to at-risk species at The Smithsonian National Zoo as presumptive positive big cats recover
The Smithsonian is vaccinating species susceptible to COVID-19 at both its National Zoo in Washington and its Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia


Alleged foul play causes drone show to fall out of the sky
Foul play is thought to be the reason that hundreds of drones crashed to the ground during a special performance earlier this month.


WATCH: Experience Universal’s Velocicoaster ride at night
Universal has released first person footage of what it’s like to ride its brand new Velocicoaster at night


Disneyland set to get its own movie as Disney lines up host of names to develop epic feature
Disneyland is getting its first movie with Halloween’s David Gordon Green lined up to direct the origin story of origin stories


Behind the screams: Halloween Horror Nights Exhibition opens at Universal Studios Singapore
The team behind Universal Studios’ iconic Horror Nights in Singapore has launched an exhibition exploring what goes into planning the horrifying event.


Museum of Ice Cream to open Chicago location in 2022
The popular Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Chicago in 2022, with the interactive experience set to make its debut inside the historic Tribune Tower


Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery picks up Family Friendly Museum Award 2021
The Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery has been named the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award


Merlin partners with eSight to offer inclusive experiences for the visually impaired
New experiences for the visually impaired are set to be rolled out at a number of Merlin attractions, including Legoland Parks, Legoland Discovery Centres and Sea Life aquariums


Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes “MerMaiden” voyage 18 months later than scheduled
The first ship from Virgin Voyages fleet of cruise ships has completed its journey from PortMiami to Nassau and Bimini in the Bahamas


Team behind Universal’s iconic Spider-Man dark ride to speak at IAAPA Expo
A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation of Universal’s ever-popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Museum of Childhood to be rebranded as Young V&A following £13m renovation
Once open, the museum aims to champion children’s creativity and encourage visitors to develop their skills through performance, play and design


Thorpe Park celebrates 20 years of fear with the return of Fright Nights
This year’s event will offer a host of horror-themed attractions, including new scare zones and horror mazes


Krishnan Guru-Murthy reappointed to board of trustees of Royal Botanic Gardens
Guru-Murthy will serve his second term as a trustee of Kew Gardens


Blooloop names winners of inaugural Innovation Awards
The Innovation Awards were created to recognise excellence and innovation in the attractions and themed entertainment industries


Pokémon is coming to Universal Studios Japan in 2022
Pokémon is set to make its mark at Universal Studios Japan following a landmark deal to bring the popular IP to the park starting in 2022


Evergrande collapse puts theme parks in jeopardy
With Evergande at risk of complete collapse thanks to US$305bn worth of debts, the future of its portfolio of 15 theme parks across China is currently uncertain


New mandate requires visitors to Los Angeles County theme parks to show proof of vaccination before entry
From October 7 Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain will both be affected by new rules that require proof of vaccination before entry


Guggenheim names new chairman and second ever black female trustee
J. Tomilson Hill is the new chairman of the Guggenheim, while Claudia Rankine becomes only the second ever black female to be named a trustee for the institution


Pandora Papers link prominent museums with looted Cambodian antiquities
The Pandora Papers have revealed The Met as one of several major institutions to have displayed looted items linked to indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford


IAAPA supports overseas visitors wanting to attend November Expo in Orlando
With the US still not setting a firm date in November to open up to international visitors, IAAPA is working with the government to help its members attend the biggest attractions show of the year


Jora Vision named lead development partner of upcoming Inka Park
Inka Park will be the first leisure destination of its kind in Latin America


IAAPA Expo Europe 2021: SimEx-Iwerks partners with Red Raion on new Dino Island adventure
The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2021
IAAPA’s international trade show is back with IAAPA Expo Europe emanating from Barcelona, Spain. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


From The Industry: Theme Index and Museum Index released, TEA establishes formal presence in China and tourism stakeholders facing ‘massacre’ in Italy
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Netflix plans immersive Roald Dahl experiences following golden ticket acquisition
Netflix will create a “unique universe” themed around Dahl’s beloved children’s stories


High-profile Forrec attractions to be showcased at IAAPA Expo Europe
Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense’s Pico to power Experience UK wall display at IAAPA Expo Europe
7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io to unveil new F&B solution at IAAPA Expo Europe
Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


Efteling set to debut touring theatre experience in October
Starting in October De Grote Efteling Koekoekshow will tour both the Netherlands and Belgium


BoldMove to showcase Smash & Reload dark ride at IAAPA Expo Europe
Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


‘Minor miracle’ Disney parks positioned as well as they are, says Chapek
Bob Chapek believes Disney’s parks division has emerged stronger than when the company entered the global pandemic


Disney Cruise Line trending in the right direction, says Bob Chapek
2022 is looking good for the Disney Cruise Line, with Disney boss Bob Chapek revealing an upward booking trajectory in terms of demand through the next year


Newly-discovered Van Gogh artwork goes on display for first time
Study for Worn Out was held in a private collection for more than 100 years before going on display at the Van Gogh Museum


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


New Smithsonian AR experience highlights human connection to the ocean
The experience follows a pod of endangered orcas struggling for survival in the Pacific Ocean


Gateway Ticketing to showcase Galaxy upgrade at IAAPA Expo Europe
The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


ABTA calls on UK government to scrap Covid tests for majority of travellers
Covid PCR testing should be abandoned for most holidaymakers, says travel organisation Abta


Simworx targets FEC market with new launches
Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


COVID-hit British Council cuts overseas culture funding in more than 20 countries
The British Council is scaling back its work in more than 20 countries due to a pandemic funding shortfall


Mamma Mia! Here they go again! Stufish design pop-up arena to host ABBA’s virtual comeback tour
Architects Stufish have been tasked with creating a pop-up arena for iconic Swedish band ABBA’s virtual comeback in London


Lagotronics Projects to introduce Battle Arena attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe
Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


The new visitor attraction that just opened its doors 250km north of the Arctic Circle
The new Ilulissat Icefjord Centre is part of Greenland’s plan to attract more tourists to the country


The making of Bolt: How Maurer Rides created Carnival’s game-changing rollercoaster at sea
Cruise operator Carnival recently made headlines around the world with the debut of the first rollercoaster to operate at sea. Maurer Rides’ Marco Hartwig explains how this all came about


Security at all of Six Flags’ US parks to wear body cameras
Security specialists Axon have supplied Six Flags’ US theme parks with body cameras for staff


Former home of famous amputee dolphin Winter to undergo US$10m transformation into manatee rehabilitation centre
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is making a US$10m investment into an urgently-needed rehabilitation centre for Florida’s manatees


Ratatouille arrives at Epcot with expansion of French pavilion
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the main feature of the expanded French pavilion which will make its debut next month to kickstart Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations


Burning Man festival goes completely virtual
Covid concerns have sent Burning Man into the VR realm, though an unofficial festival has appeared in its place, with 10,000 people gathering in the desert for ‘Renegade Burn’


From The Industry: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Ubisoft’s leap into themed entertainment and does the art world have a sense of humour?
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Platform 9 ¾ is going on a UK tour to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter
King’s Cross’ Platform 9 ¾ installation will tour four major UK train stations to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter film


Beijing plans tourism development around Universal Studios
The tourism development plan will encourage the predicted 10 million visitors a year to Universal Studios to explore the wider Beijing area


Woodland Park Zoo grants US$3.3m to AZA members in order to teach guests empathy for animals and wildlife
Nine animal attractions across five US states have received a share of a US$3.3m pot created to inspire empathy and conservation action for zoo audiences


Vaccine roll out at major UK music festivals a success says NHS chief
The Reading and Leeds festivals recently hosted pop-up clinics for visitors to get their COVID-19 vaccination between acts


Science Museum Group defends oil sponsorship as Extinction Rebellion protest attempts to disrupt operations
Sir Ian Blatchford says that oil sponsorship for exhibitions on climate change achieve ‘public good’ while also explaining the Science Museum Group’s justification for accepting such funding


Simworx appoints Paul Kent to drive global sales
Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


The story behind Integrated Storytelling by Design
Here’s why Klaus Sommer Paulsen wrote a book about the evolution of the story, the creator and the audience


Universal Beijing Resort sets September 20 date for grand opening
The long-awaited Universal Beijing is set for a spectacular launch on September 20


Pixel Artworks lights up Warwick Castle with Sundown Spectacular
Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


Merlin breaks bricks on world’s largest Legoland Resort in Shenzhen
The US$1.08bn Legoland Shenzhen Resort is Merlin’s latest - and largest - venture in the Chinese market


New theme park sim from Tropico developer turns genre on its head
Park Beyond’s ‘impossification’ system promises to let your imagination run wild with a new theme park simulator unlike any we’ve ever seen on modern systems


Concern over danger to Afghanistan heritage sites still high despite Taliban pledge to protect culture
The Taliban has vowed to protect Afghanistan’s heritage but concern is still extremely high following destruction seen in previous years


Project Exo is just the start of Disney’s robotic ambitions
Everything is about to get bigger (and smaller) as Disney continues to take the world by storm with its latest animatronic projects


Disney’s new Genie service waves goodbye to traditional fastpasses and replaces them with an all-in-one park planning tool
Disney has introduced a new digital service offering personalised itineraries for visitors wanting to get the most out of their day at one of the operator’s parks


Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis hopeful for festival’s future despite 2020 and 2021 cancellations
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis says he’s optimistic that the iconic festival will be able to return in 2022


Tourism landscape changes dramatically as pandemic has devastating effect on attractions in England
A new survey has shown the severe impact of the global pandemic on visitor attractions in England


Natural History Museum to host ice rink for final time as plans move forward for Urban Nature redevelopment project
The ice rink was cancelled last year due to the ongoing pandemic


Thrill by day and fright by night as Fright Fest returns to Six Flags
The event was cancelled last year and is set to return this Halloween


Green Hotel investment in a bid to restart tourism industry
There is mounting pressure for hotels to become more sustainable going forward


Dutch police launch investigation after thieves fail in €1.2m Monet art heist
Two men attempted to abscond with a valuable Monet artwork only for the pair to drop the painting as they fled the scene on a motorcycle


Museums threaten legal action against Pornhub for ‘Classic Nudes’ series
Three major institutions have taken offence to a new initiative from Pormhub promoting art through the medium of adult entertainment


Disney’s NBA Experience will not reopen at Disney Springs
Disney’s NBA attraction hasn’t been a slam dunk for the operator, with reports suggesting the attraction will not reopen following its COVID-enforced closure in 2020


A celebration of botanic diversity: Oman set to break ground on US$175m botanic garden
The upcoming Oman Botanic Garden has been designed to celebrate the country’s botanic diversity and to be enjoyed by the people of Oman for generations to come


Disney World launches all-new Boo Bash as Halloween season returns
The spookiest time of the year has started at the Magic Kingdom


Soaring through Changbaishan with new attraction from Brogent Technologies
China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


IAAPA Europe Expo returns with in-person event in Barcelona
The four-day event will include an extensive tradeshow, networking opportunities and educational programming


Smithsonian Museum repatriates sacred items to Siksika Nation
The museum returned the sacred items to the Siksika Nation after almost a century


Cyprus’ Museum of Underwater Sculpture welcomes first visitors
The newly opened museum is hoped to boost dive tourism in the country


President Biden makes Disney debut in revamped Hall of Presidents attraction
Biden’s installation forms part of a recent renovation of the attraction, which reopened in early August


Gateway Ticketing to host in-person Galaxy User Group meeting at Mob Museum in Vegas
The four-day event will feature educational presentations, success stories, breakout sessions and networking opportunities


Kraftwerk Living Technologies introduces Night at the Manor 4D theatre experience
The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


V&A Dundee to close to general public for Sensory Friendly Days
The V&A Dundee will close to general visitors in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for visitors with sensory needs


Lollapalooza festival could lead to spike in COVID-19 cases health experts warn
Health experts are expecting to see a surge in COVID-19 infections in Chicago after 100,000 attendees gathered in Grant Park for the festival


Museum of Brands celebrates 50 years of Mr Men and Little Miss
The self-guided Mr. Men Little Miss Discovery Trail takes visitors through the museum’s permanent collection of Mr. Men and Little Miss memorabilia


Norwegian Cruise Lines to resume operations for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic
This is the first cruise the company has done in almost a year and a half


Bing Bunny heading to London Zoo following Acamar Films partnership
ZSL London Zoo will host several family-friendly, Bing-themed activities, free to its visitors throughout the Autumn


Historic Portsmouth Dockyard launches immersive Mary Rose experience
The exhibition explores the history of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship, which sank in the Battle of the Solent in 1545


Disney offers sneak peek at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser attraction ahead of 2022 opening with new official poster
The poster features several Star Wars figures, which, according to Disney, are meant to represent the guests and the choose-your-own-adventure-style experience they’ll undertake at the hotel


Major V&A exhibition to be adapted for cinema
The 80-minute documentary will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the V&A’s Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition


Thorpe Park latest to open pop-up vaccine centre
Unvaccinated park-goers will be offered the Pfizer vaccine


Greta Thunberg condemns Science Museum for signing Shell gagging order
Details of the gagging clause were shared by campaign group; Culture Unstained, which described the agreement as ‘problematic’.


Return of guests returns Universal to profit following COVID-hit year
With guests returning to its parks in their droves, Universal has for the first time since COVID-19 emerged made a profit in its quarterly earnings report


New nautical-inspired land to open at Drayton Manor this summer
Adventure Cove features several new family-friendly attractions


IAAPA Legends Panel returns in 2021 to celebrate Universal’s Spider-Man attraction
Hailed as one of the world’s best dark ride attractions, Universal’s Spider-Man dark ride will be celebrated at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando with the return of the popular Legends Panel event


‘Trash heap’: New £2m London attraction offers refunds following heavy criticism from visitors
Marble Arch Mound was supposed to offer a look at London from a new perspective. Instead, it’s become the victim of memes and criticism after the site opened looking more like a building site than a green haven


Six Flags soars after smashing Q2 earnings estimates
Following a rollercoaster year, Six Flags is certainly on a high after more than doubling its expected EBITDA for Q2


Thirteen sites added to Unesco’s prestigious World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee has inscribed 13 new sites in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to Unesco’s World Heritage List


Green oceans: MSC announce feasibility study for hydrogen-powered cruise ship
A carbon-neutral cruise ship could be realised in the not-too-distant future, with MSC Group announcing a feasibility study for a hydrogen-powered vessel


South West Museum Development partners with Kilogramme Animation Studio to launch animated short to protect museum collections from pests
The animated short encourages museums and other heritage sites to safeguard their collections from pests


Glastonbury axes mini Equinox event
Glastonbury’s Equinox mini-festival will no longer go ahead, with co-founder Emily Eavis blaming the cancellation on ‘a number of reasons’


Behind the Attraction: New Disney+ series takes a look at some of Disney’s most iconic attractions
Disney has released a new docuseries exploring how it managed to bring some of its most popular attractions to life


Mather & Co announced as exhibition design partner for Inverness Castle redevelopment
The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opens in Bath
Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein has opened its doors to the public a stone's throw away from where the famous author first dreamt up the legendary monster


Lego launches UK touring pop-up experience
The Lego Pop & Play Tour will feature several activity stations inspired by different Lego IPs


Everton stadium plans and waterfront redevelopment sees Liverpool stripped of World Heritage status
Unesco has deleted Liverpool from its World Heritage List after a committee determined new developments were damaging the city’s global heritage


World’s tallest sandcastle built in Denmark
The 21m structure represents the struggle of the Coronavirus crisis


London’s West End theatres introduce COVID status certification as shows move to full capacity
Major British theatre chain ATG has backed the move to minimise the spread of COVID-19


Natural History Museum’s ‘Dippy’ concludes UK tour at Norwich Cathedral
The Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus ‘Dippy’ is about to complete a tour of the UK after arriving at his final destination - Norwich Cathedral


Jeff Bezos donates US$200m to Smithsonian
The Smithsonian has received the largest donation in its history with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donating US$200m for the development of two key projects for the institution


WATCH: Reimagined Jungle Cruise reopens at Disneyland
Disney’s Jungle Cruise has undergone a full reimagining, with the ride experience completely modernised to ‘better reflect and value diversity’


Thirty-four years in the making: How Triotech took a classic dark ride attraction and brought it into the 21st century
We spoke to Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten about Knott’s Berry Farm’s iconic Bear-y Tales dark ride, which has been reimagined for a brand new audience more than three decades later


TikTok pop-up coming to Westfield London
TikTok influencers Ehiz Ufuah, Poppy O’Toole, Ben Black and Jeremy Lynch will offer coaching sessions on how to create successful TikTok content


The rapid rise of K-pop to be explored in new V&A exhibition
South Korea’s global contribution to pop culture is set to be explored in a new exhibition from London’s V&A museum


Natural History Museum to transfer 27 million specimens to new state-of-the-art research centre
The migration of artefacts will be the largest since the 1880s and will see more than a third of the museum’s collection relocated to the brand-new Harwell Campus


Immersive Ant-Man dining experience coming to Disney Cruise Line
Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish


The Haunting of Hill House makes its way to Universal with brand new maze for Halloween Horror Nights
Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is set to make its theme park debut at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando


Roadworks endanger Stonehenge’s World Heritage status
Unesco has said that plans by the British government to build a tunnel beneath Stonehenge will have a ‘highly adverse and irreversible impact’ on the World Heritage site


The Week: Easing US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong, George Osborne and a new addition to Portugal’s largest waterpark
IAAPA supports the lifting of US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong could be making his way to Universal’s theme parks, George Osborne becomes British Museum chairman and Portugal has welcomed Europe’s first five-person water coaster. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions.


From The Community: The return of Disney’s fireworks, America’s most underrated rollercoaster and visiting the site of the London Resort
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


German government approves €400m plan to restore some of country’s most important castles
Castles and palaces in Germany are set to receive a huge investment into refurbishing existing tourist attractions.


IAAPA joins US tourism industry in call for easing of travel restrictions
In an effort to help kickstart the visitor attractions industry, IAAPA has supported the efforts to lay out a framework for the safe easing of border entry restrictions in the US


ProSlide launches Europe’s first five-person water coaster in Portugal’s Aquashow Park
ProSlide’s MammothBlast five-person water coaster has made its European debut at Portugal’s popular Aquashow Park


Colosseum’s underground labyrinth opens to the public following €25m restoration
The Colosseum’s hypogeum has undergone a major restoration allowing visitors to explore the historic passageways for the first time


Tottenham to open permanent art gallery within football club’s stadium
Just ahead of it coming home, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has announced the opening of a new arts space inside the club’s stadium


11-year-old dies and another child in critical condition after raft flips over on Raging River ride at Adventureland
One child has died and another remains in critical condition following an accident on the Raging River ride at Iowa’s Adventureland theme park


Shanghai’s highly-anticipated planetarium and astronomy museum set to open later this month
The long-awaited Shanghai Astronomy Museum is set to open its doors to the public on July 18


First real T-Rex to come to England in 100 years goes on display in Nottingham
A 66 million-year-old T-Rex has gone on display in Nottingham, marking the first time one has gone on display in England since the early 20th century


Manchester Jewish museum reopens following £6m renovation
Funded in-part by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Manchester Jewish museum has reopened its doors following a multi-million pound redevelopment


Is Donkey Kong making his way to Universal’s theme parks?
Donkey Kong could soon be making his theme park debut after reports suggest Nintendo and Universal have big plans for the popular franchise


Avonturenpark Hellendoorn eliminates F&B queues with Convious Mobile Food Ordering solution
The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission


From The Industry: World Heritage in danger, Mickey on the run and crowdfunding success
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Museum of the Home faces protests as British government prohibits removal of statue with links to slave trade
The Museum of the Home has been refused permission to remove a statue of Robert Geffrye despite public calls to ditch the controversial work


Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition coming to London Film Museum in July
The attraction will feature never-before-seen photographs and behind-the-scenes shots from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast films


Olympic Agora culture hub launched in Tokyo ahead of delayed 2020 Olympic Games
Sport and culture, the spirit of Ancient Greece and the thousands of missing spectators for this year’s Olympics will be celebrated in a series of installations celebrating the event in Tokyo


Cirque du Soleil comes back to Las Vegas as operator plans return to global stage
Forced to close for over a year, Cirque du Soleil is finally back, making its first stop in Las Vegas ahead of a return to destinations worldwide


Former British chancellor George Osborne named chairman of the British Museum
Osborne will join the museum’s board of trustees on September 1, taking up the position of chairman in October


Art for your health: NHS key workers and young people to curate National Partners Programme exhibitions
Three British art galleries will present a series of exhibitions and collaborations looking back at the past year to explore the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic


Global recreation market set to soar to US$1.4tn in 2021 following COVID-hit 2020
As the COVID tide begins to turn, the recreation sector looks set to bounce back with a new report suggesting the market could be worth as much as US$1.92tn by 2025


COVID-19 will impact World Heritage for years to come, says Unesco report
Unesco says that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on World Heritage long after the pandemic has been brought under control


Six Flags veteran Tom Iven replaces Walter Bogumil as new SeaWorld COO
Tom Iven joins SeaWorld following 45 year career working for Six Flags


The Smithsonian is seeking a curator of food and wine history
US$4m has been gifted to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, with the funding being used to explore American history through the ‘all-encompassing lens of food’


The Week: Repatriating colonial-era artefacts, Irish tourism, Brand Africa and major waterpark opens
Belgium agrees to help the Congo recover its lost heritage, Ireland’s €73m tourism investment, Africa remodels its tourism outlook and a snow-topped waterpark comes to China. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Community: NFL star’s big day out, the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean and a tidal wave soaking for charity
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Disney seeks inspiring people as operator launches Magic Makers competition
Continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney is offering 50 people in the US a trip to Disney World in recognition of their acts of kindness, compassion and creativity


Brand Africa: African continent comes together in effort to realise tourism potential
Brand Africa will place an emphasis on people as the continent attempts to lure visitors with new narratives and a new unified tourism approach


Tate sends its collection to China for debut of major new art museum in Shanghai
The Jean Nouvel-designed Museum of Art Pudong launches July 8 with a partner exhibition from Britain’s Tate


Investing in Ireland: Irish Government invests €73m in effort to boost tourism with development of four world-class attractions
In a bid to boost tourism post-Covid in Ireland, Fáilte Ireland has announced plans for major investments into four tourism sites across the country


British Golf Museum reopens under new name following 18-month redevelopment
A redesign of the former British Golf Museum has been spearheaded by Mather & Co, who worked alongside the museum’s curators to develop a series of interactive digital experiences


IAAPA Expo Asia enhances education offering with Insights day and full line-up of speakers
IAAPA has put together a diverse and knowledgeable line-up of speakers for an expanded educational offering at this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia


Belgium’s government reaches deal to return colonial-era relics to Congo
Belgium will work with the Democratic Republic of Congo to return items looted during the colonial era in the first half of the last century


Ocean Flower Island continues to take shape as ProSlide-supplied waterpark opens doors to the public
Ocean Flower waterpark is the latest step in the development of the US$24bn Ocean Flower Island


The Week: Toppled statues, imagination-powered learning, Stephen Hawking and Sonic the Hedgehog attractions
A toppled slave-trader statue goes on display, Disney launches a teacher-led education scheme, Hawking’s office to go on display and Sega eyes Sonic theme parks. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Industry: London Resort troubles, the Eurovision Museum and celebrating Michael Schumacher
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Beer, bratwurst and rollercoasters: Thorpe Park announces return of Oktoberfest event in 2021
Following a successful launch in 2020, Oktoberfest is making its way back to Thorpe Park this year with a special event celebrating the Bavarian festival


Stephen Hawking’s entire office set to go on display at London Science Museum
The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office – including his personal reference library, wheelchairs, communications equipment, medals, memorabilia and even the office furniture – is set to join the Science Museum Group’s collection


Super Sonic: The attractions history of Sega’s most iconic IP and potential plans for theme park developments in 2022
He’s fast, he’s blue and he might just be coming to an attraction near you. Here are Sega’s attractions plans for Sonic the Hedgehog in 2022 and beyond


Stunning immersive show transforms the Rock of Gibraltar
A new permanent immersive light and spatial audio installation at St. Michael’s Cave will boost the Rock’s visitor experience in time for Summer 2021


Explore a 300-year-old shipwreck with Historic England’s new virtual dive trail
Historic England’s virtual dive trail tells the story of Stirling Castle, a 70-gun warship that was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703


Universal to host pop-up Covid vaccination site at CityWalk Hollywood
Universal CityWalk has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site


Mickey and Goofy star as Shanghai Disney launches new musical attraction
The production opens on June 16, marking the resorts five-year anniversary


Imagination-powered learning: Disney set to launch education programme at US parks
In collaboration with teachers, Disney is introducing students to ‘imagination-powered learning’ with the launch of the Disney Imagination Campus education scheme


Toppled Colston statue goes on display in Bristol
A statue famously felled during the Black Lives Matter protests, is now on display in a Bristol museum


The Week: Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho, spoiled cruises and Amsterdam’s autonomous boat
Captain America, Ant-Man and Bob Chapek assemble for the launch of Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho rides the Voyage, a UK-only cruise is barred from the UK and Amsterdam starts trailing the use of autonomous boats. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Community: The high and lows of Spider-Man, the coaster sandwich and the Terror behind Terror Tower
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Immersive scare experience coming to SeaWorld Orlando for Halloween season
Howl-O-Scream will feature several Halloween-themed attractions for horror fans and thrill-seeking guests


Tower Bridge set to host dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event
Tower Bridge is set to welcome man’s best friend for a very special dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event


Retail meets attraction: World’s largest Harry Potter store opens doors in New York
New York’s brand-new flagship Harry Potter store is an immersive retail experience boasting the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise anywhere in the world


WATCH: Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry celebrates black creativity with Taylor Staten and Tonika Johnson
Targeting students in Chicago’s underserved neighbourhoods, photojournalist Tonika Johnson and architect Taylor State have discussed creativity and collaboration as part of MSI’s Black Creativity programme


Domestic cruise ship barred from Scotland over Covid concerns
A UK-only cruise has been barred from docking in Greenock by the Scottish government


University of Central Florida launches master’s degree in themed experiences
A new degree is being launched to offer students the chance to develop and forge a career in the themed entertainment industry


Crystal Palace Park dinosaur receives ‘Roar-some’ facelift
Emergency restoration work was carried out on the Megalosaurus after its jaw collapsed last year


Silverwood’s Timber Terror back in operation following arson attempt
Police have asked for assistance in identifying a suspect following an attempted arson attack on Silverwood’s Timber Terror wooden coaster


Self-driving electric boats are currently being trialled in Amsterdam’s canals
The trend for autonomous vehicles continues to grow, with Amsterdam currently testing the use of self-driving electric boats in its waterways


Hudson Yards’ Vessel reopens with ban placed on solo visitors following deaths
Visitors are no longer allowed to climb Vessel alone following trio of suicides within the space of a year


Avengers, and Bob Chapek, assemble at Disneyland for epic grand opening ceremony of Avengers Campus
Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


A flight through history: Brogent develops Kazakhstan’s first-ever flying theatre as part of government-backed tourist development
Kazakhstan has welcomed the country’s first flying theatre ride with Brogent Technologies behind the landmark new attraction


Exploring Shanghai’s Jewish Refugee Museum
A museum dedicated to the Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai reopened after a major expansion and renovation project. Our contributor in Shanghai, Alice Davis, paid a visit


New 4D theatre for UAE as National Center of Meteorology launches Science Dome
A 4D dome experience at the National Center of Meteorology has opened its doors to the public as part of an engagement strategy that helps audiences understand weather data and meteorological research


New AR app brings The Gruffalo to England’s forests
The Gruffalo Spotter 2 app combines augmented reality with animated versions of Julia Donaldson’s beloved characters


Chris Jericho rides Holiday World’s ‘The Voyage’ for new Fozzy music video
The former WWE and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy have released a new music video shot on board Holiday World’s record-holding wooden coaster ‘The Voyage’


Download Festival to return with 10,000-capacity mini-event
Download boss described the event as ‘the return of the full festival experience we’ve all been waiting for.’


From The Industry: The Louvre’s first female leader, more big cat controversy and bumper cars in VR
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Launch of Europa Park’s underwater VR experience imminent pending relaxation of COVID restrictions
Snorri Snorkling VR at Europa Park’s Rulantica is ready to roll, though the launch has been slightly delayed thanks to local restrictions


More than 250,000 people volunteer for Royal Caribbean test cruise
It’s got a capacity shy of 4,000 but more than a quarter-of-a-million people are eager to be the first on-board the Freedom of the Seas, as Royal Carribean tests the waters for a return to cruising in the US


Mary Queen of Scots’ rosary beads stolen in Arundel Castle heist
The gold rosary beads were snatched alongside several coronation cups that Mary gifted to the Earl Marshal


Covid confusion as Japanese town uses emergency fund to build giant squid statue
The seaside town says the squid is part of a strategy to boost tourism following Covid-19


Colombia’s Cafalandia celebrates launch of ProSlide-designed water coaster
The first duelling water coaster to come to Latin America has made its debut at the Cafalandia waterpark in Colombia


Munich soon to welcome Germany’s first surf park after plans approved for major development in Bavarian capital
Endless Surf coming to Germany after plans approved for Surftown MUC


Disney World recognises cast member for military service during World War II
Disney has honoured 92-year-old cast member and World War II veteran Alex Stromski with a special flag raising ceremony


Disney boss Bob Chapek: ‘We’re pleased with how demand has bounced back’
It’s been a year of turmoil for the theme park industry, with Disney boss Bob Chapek hoping for an end to the chaos towards the end of 2021


Should we interfere with heritage to improve the visitor experience?
Where exactly is the line when it comes to improving the visitor experience and interfering with historic sites?


Little Island: US$260m park on stilts opens above New York’s Hudson River
Little Island is the latest and possibly most impressive addition to the New York City park catalogue


Washington’s National Museum of Women in the Arts set to undergo US$66m renovation
The two-year project will see the addition of a new orientation gallery, research centre and reading room


From The Community: Riding Nemesis 64 times in a row, manufacturing the Big One’s track and how many birds are there at Disney World?
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


US officials seize nearly 70 big cats from ‘Tiger King’ zoo after alleged animal abuse
The US Justice Department says it will work to ensure that the rescued big cats go to animal preserves where they can be ‘safely maintained rather than exploited’


Glastonbury given go ahead for Equinox mini festival in 2021
The COVID-safe version of the event will go ahead at quarter capacity with no camping allowed


‘The situation is still very challenging’ - An unprecedented year for WAZA and lessons learned from the pandemic
WAZA CEO Martin Zordan discusses the global disruption caused by COVID-19, the association’s plans during another challenging year and how community has kept the world’s animal attractions going through an unprecedented event


Grona Lund releases epic teaser ad for Monster - King of the Roller Coasters
Time to get hyped! Grona Lund has released an amazing new ad ahead of Monster - King of Roller Coasters’ debut next month


Vietnam’s ‘Sleepless City’ open for business as US$2.8bn mega-development featuring country’s largest theme park opens doors
Vietnam’s largest theme park, a game-changing aquarium project and 12,000 hotel rooms are just a few of the features of the new Phu Quoc United Center


Phoenix rises at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park as first new coaster in 20 years closes in on completion
Celebrating 100 years of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, the under-construction Phoenix coaster represents the largest investment in the attraction’s history


Culture meets cruise: Smithsonian partners with Ponant to deliver sailings steeped in history
The Smithsonian has partnered with cruise operator Ponant to offer educational voyages to a number of destinations worldwide


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


Six Flags Great America offers 50,000 free tickets in support of Illinois’ COVID-19 vaccination drive
Six Flags Great America is partnering with the state of Illinois to incentivise COVID-19 vaccination in underserved communities


Rise in COVID cases prompts new restrictions for Tokyo Disney
Tokyo Disney has limited capacity and reduced the opening times in an effort to curb a rise of COVID-19 cases in the region


Coasting for Kids: Seven US theme parks partner with Give Kids The World for special charity event
Give Kids The World will hosts its annual Coasting for Kids amusement park event at seven premiere attractions this summer


The Week: Lego Mythica, Nolan Bushnell, Doctor Who and the iconic X-Wing
Going behind-the-scenes for the development of Legoland Windsor’s newest attraction, an evening with a videogame industry legend, the immersive Doctor Who experience coming to London and the Smithsonian’s latest out-of-this-world acquisition. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Industry: Big cat safety, the European Museum of the Year and SeaWorld’s Leviathan
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Hasbro and Gamepath are bringing an immersive Monopoly experience to London later this year
Visitors will get their first roll of the dice in August, when ‘Monopoly LIfesized’ makes its official London debut


‘A Bear Called Paddington’: British Library celebrates six decades of Paddington Bear with summer exhibition
The iconic marmalade loving-bear was inspired by a lone teddy bear in a toy shop close to Paddington station


Major waterpark occupying former Six Flags site coming to Hangzhou Bay in June
In addition to the waterpark development, the former Six Flags site will boast theme parks and hotels under Sunac


Universal Beijing unveils CityWalk ahead of resort’s grand debut in 2021
Universal CityWalk Beijing will offer 24 dining, retail and entertainment experiences, including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium


From concept to creation: Legoland’s new Lego Mythica attraction opening later this month
With the opening of the UK’s hottest new attraction imminent, Gary Pope of Kids Industries has revealed how Legoland Windsor’s newest addition - Lego Mythica - was brought to life


Immersive theatrical Doctor Who adventure coming to London later this month
Travel to the year 3000 and back with a brand-new Doctor Who-themed immersive theatre experience coming to London in May


LED is here to challenge projection’s throne
Could LED technology take the market from traditional projection in the coming years? Holovis’ Jon Tozer weighs up the pros and cons of both technologies


Nolan Bushnell latest name to be added to Strong Museum’s ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ series
Atari inventor and Chuck E Cheese founder Nolan Bushnell is the latest name set to appear in the Strong Museum’s ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ Zoom sessions


Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum acquires iconic X-Wing from Lucasfilm
The National Air and Space Museum’s US$250m transformation continues with one of Star Wars’ X-Wings set to go on display outside the Albert Einstein Planetarium


WhiteWater names Baptiste Caulonque and Andrew Thatcher to key positions within Endless Surf division
Industry veterans Caulonque and Thatcher have joined Endless Surf as demand grows for WhiteWater’s next-gen wave technology


New single-rail RMC coaster for Silverwood, as Stunt Pilot prepares to take flight later this month
Guests at Silverwood will be invited to jump into the cockpit of a Pitts Special biplane as a new RMC single-rail coaster makes its debut at the end of May


Britain’s music festival industry in crisis as more than a quarter of events get the COVID-19 axe
Research has revealed that 26% of British festivals have been called off due to a lack of COVID-related cancellation insurance


Courtauld receives £2.2m from AHRC for art conservation and infrastructure development
The funding will be used to upgrade critical art conservation tools and create new study spaces


Blossoms headline pilot gig trialling safety of mass gatherings in Liverpool
Ticket-holders had to provide a negative COVID test to gain entry


From The Community: A first ride on VelociCoaster, a history of Expedition Everest and how big is the Star Destroyer in Rise of the Resistance?
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


BrewDog to open ‘first of its kind’ carbon-negative bar and visitor experience in Las Vegas
The bar will feature a retro games space and an urban forest to offset its carbon emissions


National Gallery at 200: British institution releases five-year strategy ahead of bicentennial anniversary
The gallery will raise its national and international profiles with a major social media campaign and digital content subscriptions


Cast Members ASSEMBLE - Disney shows off costumes ahead of Avengers Campus launch
Take a look at what Avengers Campus cast members will be wearing ahead of its public launch on June 4


SeaWorld hands Marc Swanson CEO role on permanent basis
SeaWorld veteran Marc Swanson has been named permanent CEO following a year of managing the role on an interim basis


New waterpark offering for the Bahamas set to become premier tourist destination
Baha Bay will be one of the Carribean’s top tourist attractions when it opens to guests later this year in July


David Walliams visits Gangsta Granny: The Ride ahead of its official opening at Alton Towers
Have you ever wanted to rob a bank with the kids? Well now you can with Gangsta Granny: The Ride at Alton Towers in the UK, which has been given the green light by David Walliams himself


WATCH: Disney's parks 'powering the magic' with clean, sustainable energy
"We're powering the magic by harnessing the power of the sun"


Disney offers first look at ‘real’ lightsaber
Coming to the hotly-anticipated Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience, Disney has unveiled what looks like the most realistic lightsaber ever created


The European Super League is a lesson in greed and terrible PR
The rich and powerful were recently taught a lesson that being rich and powerful only goes so far. Taking a lesson from the PR disaster that was the attempt to franchise European football, it’s time for attractions operators to recognise that while they might own it, it’s certainly not theirs...


World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal
Would you cross the 516 Arouca? The recently-opened attraction in Portugal is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world


Cultural Recovery Fund for Dundee reaches million pound target
The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund will support cultural institutions through financial difficulties and bring tourists back to the area


The Week: Celebrating a century of Knott’s Berry Farm, the Jurassic World Exhibition, I am Groot and the WWE Hall of Fame
A new ride from Triotech celebrating 100 years of Knott’s Berry Farm, the Jurassic world exhibition coming to North America, Disney’s next step in robotics and WWE looking at building a physical Hall of Fame. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Industry: The Mafia targets Italian tourism, London Resort’s new themed land and Disney’s Star Wars dinner show
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


New outdoor Alamo exhibit recreates ‘iconic’ cannon fired in 1836 battle
The 18-pounder Losoya House exhibit features a full-size replica of a cannon used during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836


Royal Caribbean taking cautious approach when US cruise industry returns, says CEO
Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain is eyeing a careful and considered approach for the return of the US cruise industry following a year long absence


WATCH: ‘A castle on the sea’ - Disney unveils new addition to cruise fleet
Disney Wish will set sail for the first time in June 2022


Smithsonian launches ‘Vaccines & Us’ initiative to support vaccine education across the US
The Smithsonian Institute has announced the launch of a new initiative aiming to provide US citizens with information about COVID-19 vaccines


Latest Universal earnings report hints at recovery for entire theme park industry
Universal’s parks are once again on the rise as its results after a year of struggle show promise for the entire theme park industry


Triple H: WWE has considered physical Hall of Fame
WWE legend Triple H has revealed that the company has looked at building a physical Hall of Fame, with the Game revealing what his vision for such an attraction would look like


Encouraging Q1 for Six Flags despite COVID losses
Capped attendance was at 95% capacity but Covid continues to have a significant impact on Six Flags’ bottom line




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