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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






In this week’s edition of From The Industry, Several historic locations are in danger of being removed from Unesco’s World Heritage list, Mickey Mouse puts on his running shoes for the return of runDisney and a Scottish attraction rises from the ashes thanks to a successful fundraising campaign.



First up from Tourism Review, Venice and Budapest are in danger of being removed from Unesco’s World Heritage list, with the impact of tourism having significant impacts on both historic cities.

Coupled with "inappropriate" demolitions and large-scale reconstructions, the publication reports that Unesco will consider these cities, along with the Great Barrier Reef, the merchant port of Liverpool and the Selous Nature Reserve in Tanzania as being placed on the organisations ‘In Danger’ list.

IAAPA’s official publication Funworld has this week spoken to Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, who said he was “incredibly optimistic” for the future of Disney theme parks worldwide.

“The pain, the heartache, and the challenges that have come with this pandemic have been hard,” he told the publication. “They’ve also opened doors for us to walk through in a different way, with a different confidence, with a different strength than we’ve ever had before. I know it’s hard in the context that even today we find ourselves, but it’s true: We’re going to come out stronger than we ever have before.”

From Blocoloop, the V&A Dundee is celebrating the history and creativity of the club scene with a brand new exhibition - Night Fever: Designing Club Culture.

Elizabeth Merrit at the Center For the Future of Museums has written a blog post for the American Alliance of Museums, exploring the impact of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus might have on the US museums sector.



The Disney Parks Blog is straight off the start line, with the blog announcing the return of runDisney - a series of marathons taking place at Disney World through 2021 and 2022.

The 2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend will kick off the event. The theme, Wickedly Delicious, celebrates Disney villains, and the weekend will include a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and Disney Two Course Challenge.

Not far away, the Discover Universal Blog is celebrating the launch of VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure, inviting readers to meet the raptors inside the popular new attraction.

The US state of Minnesota is preparing a bid to host Expo 2027 according to a new report from InPark, which says the event would be themed after “Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Wellness and Well-Being for All.”

If Minnesota is successful in its bid, it would be the first BIE-sanctioned Expo to take place in North America in 41 years. Mark Ritchie, president and CEO of the bid committee, told the publication that the team is “one step closer to being able to welcome the whole world to Minnesota”.

From InterPark, Zamperla has announced the launch of its Double Heart Lightning rollercoaster, which the company has hailed as one of its most innovative coaster concepts.

According to the publication, the ride begins with three launches and a forward acceleration. Following airtime, the train falls backwards. A third LSM launch propels the train up and over as riders experience more airtime before diving down a vertical drop. The ride ends with two inversions, an Immelmann and a dive loop.

The clock is ticking for Park World’s Excellence Awards, with the July 18 deadline for nominations fast approaching.

Embracing a new ‘never dull’ mantra, National Museums Liverpool has emerged from a six-month Covid hiatus equipped with fresh branding and a reframed sense of purpose, with a report from the Museums and Heritage Advisor looking at the museum’s “vibrant reappearance after a period of imposed introspection”.



Three crannogs, a museum and an Iron Age village are among the redevelopment plans unveiled by the Scottish Crannog Centre Trust following the devastating fire at the Loch Tay attraction last month.

Reported by the Museums Association, planning was already under way for an ambitious capital project when the venue’s centrepiece attraction, a reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse, was destroyed in a blaze on 11 June.

Following the fire, the attraction has seen an outpouring of support from the local community, with a crowdfunding campaign raising in excess of £50,000 to help with costs associated with the fire.


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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






In this week’s edition of From The Industry, Several historic locations are in danger of being removed from Unesco’s World Heritage list, Mickey Mouse puts on his running shoes for the return of runDisney and a Scottish attraction rises from the ashes thanks to a successful fundraising campaign.



First up from Tourism Review, Venice and Budapest are in danger of being removed from Unesco’s World Heritage list, with the impact of tourism having significant impacts on both historic cities.

Coupled with "inappropriate" demolitions and large-scale reconstructions, the publication reports that Unesco will consider these cities, along with the Great Barrier Reef, the merchant port of Liverpool and the Selous Nature Reserve in Tanzania as being placed on the organisations ‘In Danger’ list.

IAAPA’s official publication Funworld has this week spoken to Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, who said he was “incredibly optimistic” for the future of Disney theme parks worldwide.

“The pain, the heartache, and the challenges that have come with this pandemic have been hard,” he told the publication. “They’ve also opened doors for us to walk through in a different way, with a different confidence, with a different strength than we’ve ever had before. I know it’s hard in the context that even today we find ourselves, but it’s true: We’re going to come out stronger than we ever have before.”

From Blocoloop, the V&A Dundee is celebrating the history and creativity of the club scene with a brand new exhibition - Night Fever: Designing Club Culture.

Elizabeth Merrit at the Center For the Future of Museums has written a blog post for the American Alliance of Museums, exploring the impact of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus might have on the US museums sector.



The Disney Parks Blog is straight off the start line, with the blog announcing the return of runDisney - a series of marathons taking place at Disney World through 2021 and 2022.

The 2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend will kick off the event. The theme, Wickedly Delicious, celebrates Disney villains, and the weekend will include a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and Disney Two Course Challenge.

Not far away, the Discover Universal Blog is celebrating the launch of VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure, inviting readers to meet the raptors inside the popular new attraction.

The US state of Minnesota is preparing a bid to host Expo 2027 according to a new report from InPark, which says the event would be themed after “Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Wellness and Well-Being for All.”

If Minnesota is successful in its bid, it would be the first BIE-sanctioned Expo to take place in North America in 41 years. Mark Ritchie, president and CEO of the bid committee, told the publication that the team is “one step closer to being able to welcome the whole world to Minnesota”.

From InterPark, Zamperla has announced the launch of its Double Heart Lightning rollercoaster, which the company has hailed as one of its most innovative coaster concepts.

According to the publication, the ride begins with three launches and a forward acceleration. Following airtime, the train falls backwards. A third LSM launch propels the train up and over as riders experience more airtime before diving down a vertical drop. The ride ends with two inversions, an Immelmann and a dive loop.

The clock is ticking for Park World’s Excellence Awards, with the July 18 deadline for nominations fast approaching.

Embracing a new ‘never dull’ mantra, National Museums Liverpool has emerged from a six-month Covid hiatus equipped with fresh branding and a reframed sense of purpose, with a report from the Museums and Heritage Advisor looking at the museum’s “vibrant reappearance after a period of imposed introspection”.



Three crannogs, a museum and an Iron Age village are among the redevelopment plans unveiled by the Scottish Crannog Centre Trust following the devastating fire at the Loch Tay attraction last month.

Reported by the Museums Association, planning was already under way for an ambitious capital project when the venue’s centrepiece attraction, a reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse, was destroyed in a blaze on 11 June.

Following the fire, the attraction has seen an outpouring of support from the local community, with a crowdfunding campaign raising in excess of £50,000 to help with costs associated with the fire.


 



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