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Tis the season to be jolly AND to give gifts, so why not give a special gift to a special someone from your favourite attraction? We took a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers from the world’s biggest attractions

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Chase Mory named new director of operations at Gateway Ticketing Systems


Ticketing specialist Gateway has announced the promotion of Chase Mory to its new director of operations. Formerly the senior manager of delivery services, Mory now brings his 15 years of attractions and technology industry experience to the executive team at Gateway.

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€50m Tourism Business Continuity Programme to help sustain Ireland's tourism businesses in 2022


Fáilte Ireland - the national tourism development authority for the Republic of Ireland - has today released details of its €50m (US$56.5m, £42.8m) Tourism Business Continuity Programme for 2022.

Tourism
 

Leadership shakeup at Universal as corporate landscape changes with multiple appointments


Universal’s parks and resorts division has made some big changes in terms of leadership, with several names taking new positions within the company.

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T-ReXmas: Natural History museum fits dino with special Christmas jumper


London’s Natural History Museum has given its Tyrannosaurus Rex a festive makeover for the holiday season, kitting it out with its own giant Christmas jumper.

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Visitor attractions need to be paying attention to the metaverse


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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?


Heritage
 

LED is here to challenge projection’s throne


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Art Fund fundraiser aims to raise £1m to invest in museum youth initiatives
 

Ferrari speeding in to Legoland California with an interactive build-and-race attraction




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




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Industry legends share their first ride experiences


If you’re reading this then you can probably remember your first ride experience.

Visitor attractions


Museum hosts inaugural exhibition after opening inside Korea’s Demilitarised Zone


The thin strip of land that divides North Korea and South Korea is now home to an art museum, with the bold new venture just concluding its inaugural exhibition.

Museums and galleries


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.

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Merlin announces plans to bring Peter Rabbit to Blackpool with brand new immersive attraction
 

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‘Hot Grinch’ goes viral following Universal visitor interaction
 

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SeaWorld announces unprecedented list of new thrill rides and coasters, plus another Sesame Place, coming soon to US parks
 

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Belgian Zoo records first positive Covid cases in hippos


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Abramovich’s Garage Museum to revive pavilions in expansion plans
 
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Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Smithsonian launches FUTURES festival and exhibition in historic building
 
IP and Brands Disney Wish to transport guests under the sea with Broadway-style stage show of The Little Mermaid
 
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The new visitor attraction that just opened its doors 250km north of the Arctic Circle

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Planet Attractions to present at Vietnam Theme Park Virtual Expo & Conference 2021
 
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Stéphane Lefebvre named new Cirque du Soleil president and CEO
 
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Marvel actors assemble for Disney Wish cruise experience
 
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Assassin’s Creed creator Ubisoft plans entertainment complex and theme park in France

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WATCH: Rome’s legendary colosseum transformed into largest ever Lego set


What was once the largest amphitheatre in the world has now become the largest Lego set ever, with the manufacturer having just put the record-breaking set on sale.

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Cost of pandemic revealed as Universal theme park earnings down 122 percent for 2020


With Universal Studios Hollywood remaining closed and the rest of Universal’s parks operating at limited capacity through much of the year, the financial impact of COVID-19 has been revealed, with the operator reporting significant losses for its parks during 2020.

Theme park


Futuristic science museum unveiled for China’s high-tech Shenzhen


Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled designs for a new science museum in China, featuring the trademark elegant curves made famous by the firm’s late founder Zaha Hadid.

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Top Stories

Christmas gifts: Thirteen special items you can get direct from your favourite attractions


Tis the season to be jolly AND to give gifts, so why not give a special gift to a special someone from your favourite attraction? We took a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers from the world’s biggest attractions

Visitor attractions


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





Chase Mory named new director of operations at Gateway Ticketing Systems


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€50m Tourism Business Continuity Programme to help sustain Ireland's tourism businesses in 2022


Fáilte Ireland - the national tourism development authority for the Republic of Ireland - has today released details of its €50m (US$56.5m, £42.8m) Tourism Business Continuity Programme for 2022.

Tourism



Leadership shakeup at Universal as corporate landscape changes with multiple appointments


Universal’s parks and resorts division has made some big changes in terms of leadership, with several names taking new positions within the company.

Theme park

T-ReXmas: Natural History museum fits dino with special Christmas jumper


London’s Natural History Museum has given its Tyrannosaurus Rex a festive makeover for the holiday season, kitting it out with its own giant Christmas jumper.

Museums and galleries

Merlin announces plans to bring Peter Rabbit to Blackpool with brand new immersive attraction


Merlin Entertainments has partnered with Silvergate Media and Penguin Ventures to develop a new attraction based on the Peter Rabbit animated series.

Visitor attractions


Industry insights


Visitor attractions need to be paying attention to the metaverse


Technology

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

Video


Art Fund fundraiser aims to raise £1m to invest in museum youth initiatives



Ferrari speeding in to Legoland California with an interactive build-and-race attraction





WATCH: The time to visit Abu Dhabi is now, says John Cena



In Depth


Industry legends share their first ride experiences


If you’re reading this then you can probably remember your first ride experience.
Visitor attractions



Museum hosts inaugural exhibition after opening inside Korea’s Demilitarised Zone


The thin strip of land that divides North Korea and South Korea is now home to an art museum, with the bold new venture just concluding its inaugural exhibition.

Museums and galleries



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



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Stéphane Lefebvre named new Cirque du Soleil president and CEO




Theme parks

‘Hot Grinch’ goes viral following Universal visitor interaction




Waterparks
SeaWorld announces unprecedented list of new thrill rides and coasters, plus another Sesame Place, coming soon to US parks



Animal Attractions


Belgian Zoo records first positive Covid cases in hippos




Museums and galleries

Abramovich’s Garage Museum to revive pavilions in expansion plans



STEM
Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Smithsonian launches FUTURES festival and exhibition in historic building



IP and Brands Disney Wish to transport guests under the sea with Broadway-style stage show of The Little Mermaid


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



Events

Planet Attractions to present at Vietnam Theme Park Virtual Expo & Conference 2021



Culture

Multi-use K-pop attraction CJ LiveCity breaks ground in Seoul



Cruise

Marvel actors assemble for Disney Wish cruise experience



Technology

Assassin’s Creed creator Ubisoft plans entertainment complex and theme park in France



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