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Behind the magic: FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke reveals all about MOTIONGATE’s new John Wick and Now You See Me attractions
 

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A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions

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Work begins on Circus Bumba attraction at Plopsaland De Panne


Construction has begun on Circus Bumba, a long-anticipated themed land at the Plopsaland De Panne theme park in Belgium.

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UK’s Museum of East Anglian Life to rebrand as National Museum of Food


The Museum of East Anglian Life in Suffolk, UK, will be renamed the National Museum of Food later this year, representing its shift in focus in an attempt to draw new visitors.

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SeaWorld’s new ‘Inside Look’ education programme is offering visitors behind-the-scenes look at its animal care operations


SeaWorld has introduced a new education programme that takes its visitors behind the scenes of its parks in the US to learn more about marine animal care.

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Year of the Tiger: Disneyland marks Lunar New Year with return of celebration at California Adventure


Disney is kicking off the Year of the Tiger in style, with its Lunar New Year celebrations returning to the operator’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim starting today (January 21).

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Behind the magic: FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke reveals all about MOTIONGATE’s new John Wick and Now You See Me attractions


MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR) has just launched an expansion of its Lionsgate Zone with the addition of two major attractions to the popular Middle Eastern theme park.

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Reimagining the guest experience in a mobile-first world with accesso


Mobile-first is probably a concept that doesn’t need a huge amount of explanation, but it is one that could be overlooked by an attraction.

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


Well we are well and truly into the holiday season and almost certainly you still have at least one or two gifts to get for your loved ones, or your Secret Santa… or maybe even yourself. With that in mind, Planet Attractions took a look at some of our favourite purchases available to purchase from your own home in the online stores of some of the world’s biggest attractions.

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Cityneon subsidiary Animax to develop new global R&D facility in Wuxi, China
 

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Disney filing reveals that Bob Chapek and Bob Iger more than doubled their personal earnings in 2021
 

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Polin reveals plans to become net-zero, launches Bright environmental initiative
 

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Belgian Zoo records first positive Covid cases in hippos


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Protestors in Kazakhstan storm museum searching for ancient armour
 
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STEM projects to receive share of NASA funding after being named Education Community Anchors
 
IP and Brands Behind the magic: FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke reveals all about MOTIONGATE’s new John Wick and Now You See Me attractions
 
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Mona Lisa goes digital as Grand Palais unveils new initiative for immersive art exhibitions

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Planet Attractions to present at Vietnam Theme Park Virtual Expo & Conference 2021
 
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More than 200 projects to receive share of US$24.7m in US culture funding
 
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Covid-hit Norwegian cancels additional cruise sailings for 2022
 
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NFT museum to open in Seattle

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The Met to host first block party in 150-year history


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Behind the magic: FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke reveals all about MOTIONGATE’s new John Wick and Now You See Me attractions


A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions

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





Work begins on Circus Bumba attraction at Plopsaland De Panne


Theme park


UK’s Museum of East Anglian Life to rebrand as National Museum of Food


The Museum of East Anglian Life in Suffolk, UK, will be renamed the National Museum of Food later this year, representing its shift in focus in an attempt to draw new visitors.

Museums and galleries



SeaWorld’s new ‘Inside Look’ education programme is offering visitors behind-the-scenes look at its animal care operations


SeaWorld has introduced a new education programme that takes its visitors behind the scenes of its parks in the US to learn more about marine animal care.

Animal attractions

Year of the Tiger: Disneyland marks Lunar New Year with return of celebration at California Adventure


Disney is kicking off the Year of the Tiger in style, with its Lunar New Year celebrations returning to the operator’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim starting today (January 21).

Theme park

Disney filing reveals that Bob Chapek and Bob Iger more than doubled their personal earnings in 2021


Both Bob Chapek and Bob Iger more than doubled their salaries in 2021 with the company executives taking home a combined US$74.8m (€66m, £54.9m) in earnings last year.

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Industry insights


New horizons for immersive experiences in leisure facilities


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Visitor attractions need to be paying attention to the metaverse


Technology

The story behind Integrated Storytelling by Design


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Should we interfere with heritage to improve the visitor experience?


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



‘Funderstruck’: Carnival introduces new campaign centred around fun





Brazil’s most popular DJ partners with country’s top waterpark to deliver immersive musical waterslide experience



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Reimagining the guest experience in a mobile-first world with accesso


Mobile-first is probably a concept that doesn’t need a huge amount of explanation, but it is one that could be overlooked by an attraction.
Suppliers



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


Well we are well and truly into the holiday season and almost certainly you still have at least one or two gifts to get for your loved ones, or your Secret Santa… or maybe even yourself. With that in mind, Planet Attractions took a look at some of our favourite purchases available to purchase from your own home in the online stores of some of the world’s biggest attractions.

Visitor attractions



Industry legends share their first ride experiences


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

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Sector news


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Cityneon subsidiary Animax to develop new global R&D facility in Wuxi, China




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Disneyland Paris completes one-year renovation of iconic Sleeping Beauty castle




Waterparks
Polin reveals plans to become net-zero, launches Bright environmental initiative



Animal Attractions


Belgian Zoo records first positive Covid cases in hippos




Museums and galleries

Protestors in Kazakhstan storm museum searching for ancient armour



STEM
STEM projects to receive share of NASA funding after being named Education Community Anchors



IP and Brands Martin Luther King’s original ‘I have a dream’ speech goes on display at National Museum of African American History and Culture


Heritage
Mona Lisa goes digital as Grand Palais unveils new initiative for immersive art exhibitions



Events

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



Culture

More than 200 projects to receive share of US$24.7m in US culture funding



Cruise

Covid-hit Norwegian cancels additional cruise sailings for 2022



Technology

NFT museum to open in Seattle



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