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Universal reports record earnings for 2022, driven by theme park attendance
 

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Universal parent company Comcast revealed a nearly 50% increase in revenue driven by theme park attendance in its annual financial report

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Children in hospital can now explore South Carolina Aquarium remotely using a robot


Patients at several children’s hospitals in the US will now be able to explore South Carolina Aquarium without leaving their rooms following the introduction of a robot that can be controlled remotely via a tablet.

Technology
 

Disney bringing major immersive experience to London, Berlin and Paris in 2023


Disney is creating a multi-sensory adults pop-up experience that will tour London, Berlin and Paris through 2023.

IP and Brands
 

‘The Office’ visitor interactive experience coming to Toronto in March


A popular interactive touring experience based on NBC’s hit workplace comedy The Office is coming to Toronto, Canada, later this year.

IP and Brands
 


Twelve of the biggest rollercoaster openings of 2023
It’s a new year with old records just waiting to be broken by some incredible new projects. Here are twelve blockbuster rollercoaster openings for the coming year
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Industry insights
         


Some handy tips to get waterpark operators through the busiest time of year


Waterparks
 

Two sustainability mantras from the House of Gucci movie


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Theme parks must streamline their internal comms to ensure a smooth and successful re-opening in the summer


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Immersive design is the bridge between physical attractions and the metaverse


Technology

Video
         


WATCH: Anthony Palermo on how Connect&Go is transforming attractions operations
 

Eye-tracking technology can identify different fish in an aquarium and tell the user what they’re looking at




WATCH: The Sidemen play hide and seek at Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark
 

WATCH: Gorillaz makes history with groundbreaking AR performances supported by Google technology




WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo unveils Madame Tussauds Waxwork with Times Square takeover

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Fourteen of 2023’s most anticipated museum openings


As the new year gets underway the possibilities of the next 12 months are looming large. This is particularly true for the museum sector, which, after a difficult few years, is showing promising signs of recovery with several exciting projects set to open in 2023.

Museums and galleries


Pegasus: Inside Simworx’s new Brass Ring Award-nominated flying theatre attraction


Simworx has launched the Pegasus Flying Theatre, a new scaleable attraction that offers a thrilling and immersive guest experience for venues of all sizes and capacities.

Suppliers


All-in-one: How Semnox’s Venue Management system has transformed operations at Kokomo Joe’s


All-in-one is the gold standard for technology companies when it comes to visitor attractions.

Technology

Company Profiles
         


Company profile: Brogent Technologies, Inc.



Company profile: Endless Surf



Company profile: Attractions.io


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PIF’s Seven announces SAR1bn entertainment destination for Saudi city of Tabuk
 

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‘A life size living videogame’: How Universal’s new Power-Up Bands transform the Super Nintendo World experience
 

Waterparks
ProSlide set to shatter projects record for 2023 with major announcement coming at IAAPA Expo
 

Animal Attractions


World’s largest freestanding aquarium, home to 1,500 fish, explodes


Museums and galleries

Tate seeks architect for major Palais de Danse project
 
STEM
Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum to close ahead of year long £6m revamp
 
IP and Brands Chessington to open world’s first Jumanji coaster
 
Heritage
UK energy relief extended to support museum and heritage sector

Events

MENALAC Awards head to Dubai for 2023 edition
 
Culture

Attractions.io and SSA Group join forces to deliver fully digital experience to cultural attractions in 2023
 
Cruise

New York Knicks announces multi-year partnership with cruise operator MSC
 
Technology

Hey Disney!’: Amazon Alexa-powered digital voice assistant gets Disney facelift

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Global recreation market set to soar to US$1.4tn in 2021 following COVID-hit 2020


The global recreation market is expected to grow by US$172.5bn (€145bn, £124.7bn) in 2021, indicating positive results for a sector currently in recovery following a COVID-hit 2020.

Visitor attractions


WATCH: Gardaland unveils ride vehicle for world-first Jumanji attraction


Italy’s Gardaland theme park has released a new video for its upcoming Jumanji dark ride, unveiling in detail the ride vehicle for the first time.

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Effects of global pandemic felt as Xcaret delays launch of US$50m Xibalbá experience


Mexican heritage, culture and adventure attraction Xcaret has postponed the launch of its latest addition - the US$50m (€40.8m, £36.8m) Xibalbá.

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Universal reports record earnings for 2022, driven by theme park attendance


Universal parent company Comcast revealed a nearly 50% increase in revenue driven by theme park attendance in its annual financial report

Theme park


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




Twelve of the biggest rollercoaster openings of 2023
It’s a new year with old records just waiting to be broken by some incredible new projects. Here are twelve blockbuster rollercoaster openings for the coming year
Theme park



Children in hospital can now explore South Carolina Aquarium remotely using a robot


Technology


Disney bringing major immersive experience to London, Berlin and Paris in 2023


Disney is creating a multi-sensory adults pop-up experience that will tour London, Berlin and Paris through 2023.

IP and Brands



‘The Office’ visitor interactive experience coming to Toronto in March


A popular interactive touring experience based on NBC’s hit workplace comedy The Office is coming to Toronto, Canada, later this year.

IP and Brands

‘A life size living videogame’: How Universal’s new Power-Up Bands transform the Super Nintendo World experience


Universal Studios Hollywood announced last week that it was levelling up its Super Nintendo World experience with a new technology in the form of its innovative Power-Up Band device.

Technology

PIF’s Seven announces SAR1bn entertainment destination for Saudi city of Tabuk


Development company Saudi Entertainment Ventures (Seven) has announced a more than SAR1bn (US$266.4m, €244.7m, £215.7m) project to build a state-of-the-art entertainment destination in the city of Tabuk.

Visitor attractions

Industry insights


Some handy tips to get waterpark operators through the busiest time of year


Waterparks

Two sustainability mantras from the House of Gucci movie


Visitor attractions

Theme parks must streamline their internal comms to ensure a smooth and successful re-opening in the summer


Theme park

Immersive design is the bridge between physical attractions and the metaverse


Technology

Video


WATCH: Anthony Palermo on how Connect&Go is transforming attractions operations



Eye-tracking technology can identify different fish in an aquarium and tell the user what they’re looking at





WATCH: The Sidemen play hide and seek at Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark



In Depth


Fourteen of 2023’s most anticipated museum openings


As the new year gets underway the possibilities of the next 12 months are looming large. This is particularly true for the museum sector, which, after a difficult few years, is showing promising signs of recovery with several exciting projects set to open in 2023.
Museums and galleries



Pegasus: Inside Simworx’s new Brass Ring Award-nominated flying theatre attraction


Simworx has launched the Pegasus Flying Theatre, a new scaleable attraction that offers a thrilling and immersive guest experience for venues of all sizes and capacities.

Suppliers



All-in-one: How Semnox’s Venue Management system has transformed operations at Kokomo Joe’s


All-in-one is the gold standard for technology companies when it comes to visitor attractions.

Technology



Company profiles


Company profile: accesso® Technology Group



Company profile: Convious



Company profile: DEAL - Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Expo



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Chessington to open world’s first Jumanji coaster




Theme parks

Universal announces plans for new Texas theme park and Nevada horror experience




Waterparks
ProSlide set to shatter projects record for 2023 with major announcement coming at IAAPA Expo



Animal Attractions


World’s largest freestanding aquarium, home to 1,500 fish, explodes




Museums and galleries

Tate seeks architect for major Palais de Danse project



STEM
Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum to close ahead of year long £6m revamp



IP and Brands New York Knicks announces multi-year partnership with cruise operator MSC


Heritage
UK energy relief extended to support museum and heritage sector



Events

MENALAC Awards head to Dubai for 2023 edition



Culture

Attractions.io and SSA Group join forces to deliver fully digital experience to cultural attractions in 2023



Cruise

Princess Cruises unveils 360: An Extraordinary Experience



Technology

Hey Disney!’: Amazon Alexa-powered digital voice assistant gets Disney facelift



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