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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






In this week’s edition of From The Industry, the impact of organised crime on Italian tourism, dinosaurs galore at the London Resort and the new dinner show from Disney.



Starting this week with Tourism Review, the Italian tourism industry has found itself targeted by the Mafia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the report, with companies struggling to deal with the effects of the pandemic on their businesses, it opens up desperate solutions for the owners, who are turning to organised crime to handle the situation. This infiltration of the tourism economy, 40% of which is concentrated in southern Italy, is worth an estimated €2.2bn to crime bosses.

Moving over to Park World with some positive news, the upcoming London Resort has revealed details of a new Dinosaur-themed land - Base Camp.

Set in the north west corner of the Resort, the land’s plans include two rollercoasters, a large multi-media live stage show experience, an advanced simulator attraction, immersive fine dining and an “active dig site” where younger palaeontologists can discover dinosaurs as they climb, dig and tunnel their way across the excavation site.

InterPark has looked this week at a first for Merlin’s Legoland Discovery Centres, with its Melbourne location playing host to the world’s first Lego Braille Bricks event to support children who are blind or have low vision.

Covered in the Museums Journal this week, the National Football Museum in Manchester has acquired a T-shirt worn by a Leeds United player in protest at the plans to create a European Super League (ESL).

Leeds players wore the "Earn It/Football Is For the Fans" T-shirts during the warm-up for their match against Liverpool on 19 April. Plans for the ESL have since collapsed following the withdrawal of all six Premier League teams involved.



From Art News, after losing an appeal that would force London’s Tate Modern to close a portion of its 360-degree viewing gallery, owners of four units in a nearby luxury building will take their case to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The case, says the publication, is expected to be heard later this year.

Blooploop recently hosted its inaugural Greenloop event, with the show taking place online and encouraging professionals to join the green conversation.

From Spokes - the official publication of Ecsite, Raphaël Chanay, head of museological projects at Universcience in Paris, France, has taken a look at the world of immersion.

The article features a series of discussions with specialists who are all working in this field, whether they are creating immersive experiences, curating exhibitions around immersion, or researching its development in the cultural industries.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, museums have proven themselves to be part of the essential infrastructure of our country, supporting their communities in myriad ways, says the American Alliance of Museums. In a guest post, Melanie A. Adams, Phd, director of the Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC, explains how she and her staff are helping to address food insecurity in their community with both traditional and nontraditional approaches to their work.



Funworld - the official publication of IAAPA - has taken a look at the current research around social distancing.

Together with the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Florida High Tech Corridor, IAAPA helped fund a study by the University of Central Florida, with the focus of the experimental research to study the effectiveness of wearing face coverings in relation to social distancing as a requirement to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens and/or disease from one infected person to another.

In the Middle East, InPark has looked at the Abu Dhabi-based Farah Experiences, which has undertaken the operations and management of the Saraya Aqaba Waterpark in Aqaba, Jordan.

From the cover of the latest issue of Amusement Today, the publication has looked at the purchase of the Clementon Park theme park, which was rescued at an auction in March.

In the Netherlands, Harderwijk’s Dolfinarium has announced plans to become a modern zoo. Covered in EuroProfessional, the attraction will change its concept for animal shows in the future, with the shows taking an educational approach and animals no longer performing tricks.

From the Disney Parks Blog, Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, has shared some of his creative ideas from a new book by Amy Ratcliffe looking at the creative process for designing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.



Sticking with Star Wars, Inside the Magic has looked at the upcoming Galactic Starcruiser project at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Thanks to the aforementioned The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coffee table book, Disney has confirmed a brand new experience for Starcruiser Guests to look forward to - a dinner show that will be available onboard the Halcyon luxury starship.


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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






In this week’s edition of From The Industry, the impact of organised crime on Italian tourism, dinosaurs galore at the London Resort and the new dinner show from Disney.



Starting this week with Tourism Review, the Italian tourism industry has found itself targeted by the Mafia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the report, with companies struggling to deal with the effects of the pandemic on their businesses, it opens up desperate solutions for the owners, who are turning to organised crime to handle the situation. This infiltration of the tourism economy, 40% of which is concentrated in southern Italy, is worth an estimated €2.2bn to crime bosses.

Moving over to Park World with some positive news, the upcoming London Resort has revealed details of a new Dinosaur-themed land - Base Camp.

Set in the north west corner of the Resort, the land’s plans include two rollercoasters, a large multi-media live stage show experience, an advanced simulator attraction, immersive fine dining and an “active dig site” where younger palaeontologists can discover dinosaurs as they climb, dig and tunnel their way across the excavation site.

InterPark has looked this week at a first for Merlin’s Legoland Discovery Centres, with its Melbourne location playing host to the world’s first Lego Braille Bricks event to support children who are blind or have low vision.

Covered in the Museums Journal this week, the National Football Museum in Manchester has acquired a T-shirt worn by a Leeds United player in protest at the plans to create a European Super League (ESL).

Leeds players wore the "Earn It/Football Is For the Fans" T-shirts during the warm-up for their match against Liverpool on 19 April. Plans for the ESL have since collapsed following the withdrawal of all six Premier League teams involved.



From Art News, after losing an appeal that would force London’s Tate Modern to close a portion of its 360-degree viewing gallery, owners of four units in a nearby luxury building will take their case to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The case, says the publication, is expected to be heard later this year.

Blooploop recently hosted its inaugural Greenloop event, with the show taking place online and encouraging professionals to join the green conversation.

From Spokes - the official publication of Ecsite, Raphaël Chanay, head of museological projects at Universcience in Paris, France, has taken a look at the world of immersion.

The article features a series of discussions with specialists who are all working in this field, whether they are creating immersive experiences, curating exhibitions around immersion, or researching its development in the cultural industries.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, museums have proven themselves to be part of the essential infrastructure of our country, supporting their communities in myriad ways, says the American Alliance of Museums. In a guest post, Melanie A. Adams, Phd, director of the Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC, explains how she and her staff are helping to address food insecurity in their community with both traditional and nontraditional approaches to their work.



Funworld - the official publication of IAAPA - has taken a look at the current research around social distancing.

Together with the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Florida High Tech Corridor, IAAPA helped fund a study by the University of Central Florida, with the focus of the experimental research to study the effectiveness of wearing face coverings in relation to social distancing as a requirement to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens and/or disease from one infected person to another.

In the Middle East, InPark has looked at the Abu Dhabi-based Farah Experiences, which has undertaken the operations and management of the Saraya Aqaba Waterpark in Aqaba, Jordan.

From the cover of the latest issue of Amusement Today, the publication has looked at the purchase of the Clementon Park theme park, which was rescued at an auction in March.

In the Netherlands, Harderwijk’s Dolfinarium has announced plans to become a modern zoo. Covered in EuroProfessional, the attraction will change its concept for animal shows in the future, with the shows taking an educational approach and animals no longer performing tricks.

From the Disney Parks Blog, Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, has shared some of his creative ideas from a new book by Amy Ratcliffe looking at the creative process for designing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.



Sticking with Star Wars, Inside the Magic has looked at the upcoming Galactic Starcruiser project at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Thanks to the aforementioned The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coffee table book, Disney has confirmed a brand new experience for Starcruiser Guests to look forward to - a dinner show that will be available onboard the Halcyon luxury starship.


 



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