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Art Explora: The travelling museum set to operate onboard a €32m catamaran


Art Explora - a French nonprofit launched in 2019 with a mission to broaden access to art - has presented a new venture - a €32m (US$37.2m, £27m) catamaran that also functions as a museum.

Museums and galleries
 

Saudi Arabia converting off-shore oil rig into jaw-dropping theme park resort


Saudi Arabia might be trying to reduce its dependency on oil but nobody saw this one coming - the kingdom has announced plans to transform one of its disused oil rigs into a fully functioning theme park resort.

Theme park
 

Vodafone partners with Mobile Phone Museum to support digital launch


The world’s ‘most extensive’ mobile phone museum is set to launch digitally next month, with provider Vodafone working in partnership with the launch.

Technology
 

IAAPA to announce winners of global awards in series of virtual events


IAAPA is changing the way it announces the winners of its annual awards programmes, revealing the winners ahead of its annual conference via live stream.

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The story behind Integrated Storytelling by Design


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Should we interfere with heritage to improve the visitor experience?


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LED is here to challenge projection’s throne


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


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WATCH: Experience Universal’s Velocicoaster ride at night
 

Thorpe Park celebrates 20 years of fear with the return of Fright Nights




IAAPA supports overseas visitors wanting to attend November Expo in Orlando
 

Netflix plans immersive Roald Dahl experiences following golden ticket acquisition




Efteling set to debut touring theatre experience in October

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Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2021


The largest international trade show and conference for the visitor attractions industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, IAAPA Expo Europe also represents the first return to the global stage for any IAAPA Expo since the start of the global pandemic.

Events


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


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

Cruise


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


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

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Glass artist Dale Chihuly’s Singapore exhibition enters the virtual realm
 

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Disneyland set to get its own movie as Disney lines up host of names to develop epic feature
 

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

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First COVID vaccines administered to at-risk species at The Smithsonian National Zoo as presumptive positive big cats recover


Museums and galleries

Environmentalists build museum in Indonesia from plastic waste to highlight ocean crisis
 
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Science Museum Group defends oil sponsorship as Extinction Rebellion protest attempts to disrupt operations
 
IP and Brands Behind the screams: Halloween Horror Nights Exhibition opens at Universal Studios Singapore
 
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The new visitor attraction that just opened its doors 250km north of the Arctic Circle

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Team behind Universal’s iconic Spider-Man dark ride to speak at IAAPA Expo
 
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COVID-hit British Council cuts overseas culture funding in more than 20 countries
 
Cruise

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes “MerMaiden” voyage 18 months later than scheduled
 
Technology

Alleged foul play causes drone show to fall out of the sky

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Norway’s new National Museum set for 2022 launch


A new National Museum for Norway will now open in 2022, with issues including the global pandemic delaying the move to the institution’s new Oslo home by more than two years.

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Thirty-four years in the making: How Triotech took a classic dark ride attraction and brought it into the 21st century


After what seemed like the longest year in living memory for most of the world, the lifting of restrictions in California meant that Knott’s Berry Farm was able to open its doors for the first time in well over a year.

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Music festival partners with theme park for new rollercoaster as Plopsaland announces ‘The Ride To Happiness by Tomorrowland’


Tomorrowland has teamed up with Plopsaland De Panne to develop a first-of-its-kind rollercoaster celebrating the Belgian electronic music festival.

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From The Community: How does Disney’s Test Track work? What’s happening at the Tiger King compound? And who just got married?


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

Visitor attractions


LIVE/ Planet Daily

Keeping you up to date with the latest breaking news and events from around the world, welcome to the Planet Attractions daily news feed





Art Explora: The travelling museum set to operate onboard a €32m catamaran


Museums and galleries


Saudi Arabia converting off-shore oil rig into jaw-dropping theme park resort


Saudi Arabia might be trying to reduce its dependency on oil but nobody saw this one coming - the kingdom has announced plans to transform one of its disused oil rigs into a fully functioning theme park resort.

Theme park





Vodafone partners with Mobile Phone Museum to support digital launch


The world’s ‘most extensive’ mobile phone museum is set to launch digitally next month, with provider Vodafone working in partnership with the launch.

Technology

IAAPA to announce winners of global awards in series of virtual events


IAAPA is changing the way it announces the winners of its annual awards programmes, revealing the winners ahead of its annual conference via live stream.

Visitor attractions

Glass artist Dale Chihuly’s Singapore exhibition enters the virtual realm


A major exhibition by glass artist Dale Chihuly has gone digital, allowing visitors across the world to get a look at some of his unique works virtually.

Technology


Industry insights


The story behind Integrated Storytelling by Design


Visitor attractions

Should we interfere with heritage to improve the visitor experience?


Heritage

LED is here to challenge projection’s throne


Technology

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


Visitor attractions

Video


WATCH: Experience Universal’s Velocicoaster ride at night



Thorpe Park celebrates 20 years of fear with the return of Fright Nights





IAAPA supports overseas visitors wanting to attend November Expo in Orlando



In Depth


Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2021


The largest international trade show and conference for the visitor attractions industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, IAAPA Expo Europe also represents the first return to the global stage for any IAAPA Expo since the start of the global pandemic.
Events



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


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

Cruise



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


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

Theme park



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Jakob Wahl announced as IAAPA’s new EVP and COO




Theme parks

Disneyland set to get its own movie as Disney lines up host of names to develop epic feature




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



Animal Attractions


First COVID vaccines administered to at-risk species at The Smithsonian National Zoo as presumptive positive big cats recover




Museums and galleries

Environmentalists build museum in Indonesia from plastic waste to highlight ocean crisis



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



IP and Brands Behind the screams: Halloween Horror Nights Exhibition opens at Universal Studios Singapore


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



Events

Team behind Universal’s iconic Spider-Man dark ride to speak at IAAPA Expo



Culture

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



Cruise

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes “MerMaiden” voyage 18 months later than scheduled



Technology

Alleged foul play causes drone show to fall out of the sky



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