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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






In this week’s edition of From The Industry, the potential legal challenge against the development of the multi-billion pound London Resort, Husavik’s Eurovision museum starts to take shape and the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi celebrates the legacy of Michael Schumacher.



Starting this week with local media and Kent Online is reporting that a battle is brewing after Merlin Entertainments has taken legal advice over the resubmission of plans for the London Resort.

The move comes after London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) - the company behind the proposed US2.5bn theme park and resort mega-development - were granted an extension to redraw plans after the site was granted special habitat protection in March.

In Florida, Disney World’s Tomorrowland is undergoing construction, with the attraction getting an update just months ahead of Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

Inside the Magic reports that the iconic gear-themed pavement is being replaced with a smoother, dark pavement, possibly indicating further work set to be done in the build up to Disney World’s landmark celebration.

A report from Tourism Review has looked at an analysis by ForwardKeys, which says that air transport will reach 23% of its pre-pandemic numbers during the summer months.



From Blooloop, Örlygur Örlygsson, founder and director of Husavik’s Exploration Museum, has spoken about the new Eurovision exhibition coming to the Icelandic town made famous in the Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams movie adaptation of the famous song contest.

The experience will have three parts; separate but linked exhibition areas that tell the story of Eurovision as well as linking the museum to Húsavík itself.

In the Museums and Heritage Advisor, Nintendo has confirmed its intention to transform a Kyoto factory into a museum exploring the history of its product development.

The Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant, built in 1969, was used to manufacture both playing cards and Hanafuda cards, alongside serving as the company’s customer service centre for product repairs. Vacant since 2016, it’s now been decided that the Uji Ogura Plant and the land surrounding the building will be reimagined as a gallery showcasing the diverse array of products Nintendo has launched over its history.

Meanwhile, the American Museum of Natural History has debuted its touring T-Rex exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Illinois.

InPark says that the exhibition presents an entire family of completely redesigned Tyrannosaurus rex, with two full-sized adults, all based on the latest findings, including plumage.

From Funworld - the official publication of IAAPA - a number of attractions have shared the ways they have respond to feedback and interact with guests online during the era of COVID-19.



In Abh Dhabi, Ferrari World has launched an all-new experience celebrating legendary F1 racer, Michael Schumacher.

Park World reports that ‘Schumacher, the Scuderia Ferrari Champion’ will showcase the inspirational story of the racing legend complete with exciting footage and highlights of Schumacher’s racing career with the Scuderia Ferrari in 2000.

Guests will also get the chance to see the F1-2000, the Formula 1 car Schumacher drove when he won his first title with the Scuderia that year, alongside the trophies of his seven race victories of that season.

From the desk of Dan Ashe, the president and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums has written about finding hope, and hopefully optimism in an ‘Age of Extinction’.

In England, ArtNews has covered the discovery of thousands of millennia-old objects dating to the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman, and Saxon periods at a site near the city of Dorchester.

Discovered by London-based electric company National Grid, artefacts recovered include over 6,000 shards of prehistoric pottery and more than 40,000 struck flints, as well as a greenstone axe head, a bone awl, and antler tine, all dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. It will take up to two years to process the finds, after which they will be displayed at the Dorset Museum in Dorchester.

Free-roam VR specialists Spree Interactive have dipped further into the emerging eSports market, with the introduction of a competitive title - Cops Vs. Robbers.

As reported in Amusement RC, Cops vs. Robbers features “thrilling competitions and events and encourages a high replay value with realtime leaderboards to track players and scores”, bringing gamers into a virtual bank heist.

Over to Austria, where Tourismusverband Kitzbüheler Alpen has introduced a family-friendly and educational hiking experience.

Taking place in the Austrian village of Kirchberg in the Kitzbühel Alps, Euro Professional reports the themed hiking trail has been equipped with numerous display boards and eight learning stations. For an interactive hiking experience, visitors can purchase a quiz box at the start of the trail.



For fans of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, the operator is celebrating 30 years of the event with the return of the event’s first original ‘horror icon’ - Jack “The Clown” Schmidt.

Inside the Discovery Universal Blog we’re offered a deep dive into Jack’s history, his character and plans for the future.

“It’s always fun exploring something new,” says James Keaton, the performer who has embodied Jack since his debut in 2000. “I’m very lucky to have gotten to be this character that has had such a big personality. And with a whole new generation of fans who have never met Jack, it will be fun for them to see him.”


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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






In this week’s edition of From The Industry, the potential legal challenge against the development of the multi-billion pound London Resort, Husavik’s Eurovision museum starts to take shape and the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi celebrates the legacy of Michael Schumacher.



Starting this week with local media and Kent Online is reporting that a battle is brewing after Merlin Entertainments has taken legal advice over the resubmission of plans for the London Resort.

The move comes after London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) - the company behind the proposed US2.5bn theme park and resort mega-development - were granted an extension to redraw plans after the site was granted special habitat protection in March.

In Florida, Disney World’s Tomorrowland is undergoing construction, with the attraction getting an update just months ahead of Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

Inside the Magic reports that the iconic gear-themed pavement is being replaced with a smoother, dark pavement, possibly indicating further work set to be done in the build up to Disney World’s landmark celebration.

A report from Tourism Review has looked at an analysis by ForwardKeys, which says that air transport will reach 23% of its pre-pandemic numbers during the summer months.



From Blooloop, Örlygur Örlygsson, founder and director of Husavik’s Exploration Museum, has spoken about the new Eurovision exhibition coming to the Icelandic town made famous in the Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams movie adaptation of the famous song contest.

The experience will have three parts; separate but linked exhibition areas that tell the story of Eurovision as well as linking the museum to Húsavík itself.

In the Museums and Heritage Advisor, Nintendo has confirmed its intention to transform a Kyoto factory into a museum exploring the history of its product development.

The Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant, built in 1969, was used to manufacture both playing cards and Hanafuda cards, alongside serving as the company’s customer service centre for product repairs. Vacant since 2016, it’s now been decided that the Uji Ogura Plant and the land surrounding the building will be reimagined as a gallery showcasing the diverse array of products Nintendo has launched over its history.

Meanwhile, the American Museum of Natural History has debuted its touring T-Rex exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Illinois.

InPark says that the exhibition presents an entire family of completely redesigned Tyrannosaurus rex, with two full-sized adults, all based on the latest findings, including plumage.

From Funworld - the official publication of IAAPA - a number of attractions have shared the ways they have respond to feedback and interact with guests online during the era of COVID-19.



In Abh Dhabi, Ferrari World has launched an all-new experience celebrating legendary F1 racer, Michael Schumacher.

Park World reports that ‘Schumacher, the Scuderia Ferrari Champion’ will showcase the inspirational story of the racing legend complete with exciting footage and highlights of Schumacher’s racing career with the Scuderia Ferrari in 2000.

Guests will also get the chance to see the F1-2000, the Formula 1 car Schumacher drove when he won his first title with the Scuderia that year, alongside the trophies of his seven race victories of that season.

From the desk of Dan Ashe, the president and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums has written about finding hope, and hopefully optimism in an ‘Age of Extinction’.

In England, ArtNews has covered the discovery of thousands of millennia-old objects dating to the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman, and Saxon periods at a site near the city of Dorchester.

Discovered by London-based electric company National Grid, artefacts recovered include over 6,000 shards of prehistoric pottery and more than 40,000 struck flints, as well as a greenstone axe head, a bone awl, and antler tine, all dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. It will take up to two years to process the finds, after which they will be displayed at the Dorset Museum in Dorchester.

Free-roam VR specialists Spree Interactive have dipped further into the emerging eSports market, with the introduction of a competitive title - Cops Vs. Robbers.

As reported in Amusement RC, Cops vs. Robbers features “thrilling competitions and events and encourages a high replay value with realtime leaderboards to track players and scores”, bringing gamers into a virtual bank heist.

Over to Austria, where Tourismusverband Kitzbüheler Alpen has introduced a family-friendly and educational hiking experience.

Taking place in the Austrian village of Kirchberg in the Kitzbühel Alps, Euro Professional reports the themed hiking trail has been equipped with numerous display boards and eight learning stations. For an interactive hiking experience, visitors can purchase a quiz box at the start of the trail.



For fans of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, the operator is celebrating 30 years of the event with the return of the event’s first original ‘horror icon’ - Jack “The Clown” Schmidt.

Inside the Discovery Universal Blog we’re offered a deep dive into Jack’s history, his character and plans for the future.

“It’s always fun exploring something new,” says James Keaton, the performer who has embodied Jack since his debut in 2000. “I’m very lucky to have gotten to be this character that has had such a big personality. And with a whole new generation of fans who have never met Jack, it will be fun for them to see him.”


 



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