Attractions industry news

17 Jan 2020

Alligator park coming to London's Old Kent Road

Avanton, a London-based property developer, has announced plans to create an alligator farm and enclosure to be built on the UK capital's Old Kent Road. [more...]

14 Jan 2020

Fantastic Beasts to go on display at Natural History Museum

London's Natural History Museum is set to a host an exhibition inspired by the creatures featured in JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them series. [more...]

14 Jan 2020

Plans submitted for one of Europe's "biggest cultural projects"

Plans for the £337m ($438m, €394m) Museum of London, designed by Stanton Williams, Asif Khan and Julian Harrap Architects, have been submitted to the City of London Corporation. [more...]

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Old Trafford looks to improve visitor experience – appoints Merlin veteran as ops director

Emirates Old Trafford – the home ground of Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) – has appointed a visitor attraction specialist as its new operations director. [more...]

David Walliams unveils Gangsta Granny ride coming to Alton Towers

The children's books of David Walliams are to be the inspiration behind a new 4D ride at UK theme park Alton Towers, combining a physical ride experience, high-tech special effects and storytelling. [more...]

UK's National Lottery Heritage Fund appoints René Olivieri as interim chair

Former scientific publishing executive René Olivieri has taken over as chair of the UK's National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund on an interim basis, following the decision by Sir Peter Luff to stand down after being diagnosed with Parkinson's last year. [more...]

£24m Game of Thrones Studio Tour planned for Northern Ireland

The upcoming Game of Thrones studio tour in Bambridge, Northern Ireland, will boost the country's tourism spend to £400m (US$523m, €470.7m) by the year 2030 a report has revealed. [more...]

Attractions Preview: openings to come in 2020

Happy New Year to all our readers! After a year that was packed with new attractions developments (see our 2019 review articles over the last couple of weeks), Attractions Management looks ahead to some of the biggest openings scheduled for 2020 ‒ from aquariums to theme parks. [more...]

Attractions Review 2019: November

It has been another momentous year in the attractions industry, and Attractions Management has been there reporting the big news, good and bad, all the way. After yesterday's look at the events of October 2019, today we move on to November 2019, considering some of the biggest stories that made the headlines that month. [more...]

In brief:

Attractions Review 2019: September [more...]
Attractions Review 2019: December - Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Seattle Aquarium and astronaut Tim Peake on science attraction funding [more...]
Attractions Review 2019: June - retired belugas, Merlin bought by Lego owners, GoT's Martin joins immersive art collective [more...]
reefLive submits planning application for Belfast aquarium #reeflive @Kay_Elliott [more...]
Attractions Review 2019: January [more...]
£175m waterpark and spa proposal must wait until March 2020 for green light @PeelLandP @ThermeGroup [more...]
Bewilderwood to open second site in Cheshire @BeWILDerwoodCHR [more...]
Nominees named for European Museum of the Year @museum_forum @VADundee [more...]
'Take action to prevent future theme park deaths', says report following Drayton Manor tragedy [more...]
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