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From The Industry: Disney’s new dress code, COVID-safe cruise excursions and the art of noodles

Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions

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Olivia Colman, Adrian Lester and Jessie Buckley among performers set to appear in new National Theatre interview series


Culture



Survey reveals Disney World’s most popular attractions


A new survey has revealed the most popular attractions at Disney World Resort, with the study also breaking down the top rides in Disney’s Florida parks on a state-by-state basis.

Theme park
 

Godzilla dark ride attraction set to debut in Japan


A world-first attraction is coming to Tokorozawa’s Seibu-en Amusement Park in Japan in May, with the debut of a new dark ride attraction - Godzilla the Ride: Great Kaiju Decisive Dominance Battle.

Theme park
 

World-first Black Mirror Labyrinth coming to Thorpe Park in May


British theme park Thorpe Park is opening a brand new attraction in May, with a new VR maze experience based on the popular Black Mirror IP.

Theme park
 

McFly’s Tom Fletcher writes song for Illuminate! A Nighttime Celebration at Shanghai Disney Resort


Musician and songwriter Tom Fletcher has created an original song for Illuminate! A Nighttime Celebration - a new firework show at the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China.

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Industry insights
         


It’s time for a retail revolution


Technology
 

The final fun-tier: Is it time to take space tourism seriously?


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Don’t ignore your rivals


Visitor attractions
 

Effective operations within a storied environment


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Video
         


Royal Albert Hall celebrates milestone anniversary as the iconic London venue turns 150
 

Egypt holds grand parade as ancient mummies are moved to new home




WATCH: Simworx partners with Norway’s Hunderfossen Familie Park on new Hyperakselerator attraction
 

One of China’s most bizarre new attractions is dividing public opinion




Pro wrestling luchadores take the fight to COVID in Mexico City’s Central de Abastos

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HoloTrac - The revolutionary technology powering Legoland’s newest attraction


It’s an exciting time for Merlin Entertainments, which is currently dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on its latest major attraction - Legoland New York

Technology


Making a splash: Paul Chutter on his new role at the head of WhiteWater


There have been some big changes for WhiteWater in recent times, the most significant seeing Paul Chutter - the son of company founder Geoff Chutter - taking a step up and succeeding his father as company president.

Waterparks


Europa-Park’s Michael Mack: The toughest year in the history of our business


The CEO of Europa-Park and an eight-generation member of the Mack family, Michael Mack is building on a legacy created by the generations that came before him.

Theme park

Sector news
         


Visitor attractions

Thomas Dambo and Imagine Exhibitions team up for travelling troll exhibition
 

Theme parks

Embattled, beloved: Hong Kong’s Ocean Park gets interim CEO in wake of latest bailout
 

Waterparks
Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June
 

Animal Attractions


AZA to host virtual concert in support of US zoos and aquariums


Museums and galleries

The tough challenge of decolonisation
 
STEM
Fundraising campaign launched for US$18m Phoenix science facility and attraction in Arizona
 
IP and Brands Did a Disney fan just spot Wakanda in Disneyland Forward plans?
 
Heritage
Royal Collection Trust offers public special unguided access to Buckingham Palace gardens

Events

IAAPA announces return of three major expos in 2021
 
Culture

Battersea Arts Centre adopts ‘Pay What You Can’ model in attempt to reconnect with post-lockdown audience
 
Cruise

Cruise ships banned in Venice as city aims to protect cultural heritage
 
Technology

New 15-second Covid test could prove gamechanger for attractions

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Fundraising campaign launched for US$18m Phoenix science facility and attraction in Arizona


The International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC) in Phoenix, Arizona, US, has launched an US$18m (€14.8m, £13.2m) capital campaign to build a STEM facility featuring the largest telescope in the Greater Phoenix area.

STEM


Works starts on UK’s National Film and Sci-Fi Museum


Milton Keynes will soon be the home of sci-fi in Britain, with construction now underway on a new national museum dedicated to the genre.

Museums and galleries


The Week: Covid-detecting dogs, Soul comes to Epcot and have you tried being more like Elon Musk?


We’re into our third edition of The Week and as we get further and further into 2021, things are starting to look brighter and brighter for the visitor attractions industry.

Visitor attractions

© Planet Attractions 2020


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Home Opinion In depth Video
Theme park, visitor attraction, waterpark, museum and gallery, heritage and Zoos News and comment from around the planet | Planet Attractions
Top Stories

From The Industry: Disney’s new dress code, COVID-safe cruise excursions and the art of noodles


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions

Visitor attractions


Olivia Colman, Adrian Lester and Jessie Buckley among performers set to appear in new National Theatre interview series


Culture


Survey reveals Disney World’s most popular attractions


A new survey has revealed the most popular attractions at Disney World Resort, with the study also breaking down the top rides in Disney’s Florida parks on a state-by-state basis.

Theme park

Godzilla dark ride attraction set to debut in Japan


A world-first attraction is coming to Tokorozawa’s Seibu-en Amusement Park in Japan in May, with the debut of a new dark ride attraction - Godzilla the Ride: Great Kaiju Decisive Dominance Battle.

Theme park

World-first Black Mirror Labyrinth coming to Thorpe Park in May


British theme park Thorpe Park is opening a brand new attraction in May, with a new VR maze experience based on the popular Black Mirror IP.

Theme park

McFly’s Tom Fletcher writes song for Illuminate! A Nighttime Celebration at Shanghai Disney Resort


Musician and songwriter Tom Fletcher has created an original song for Illuminate! A Nighttime Celebration - a new firework show at the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China.

Theme park

Industry insights


It’s time for a retail revolution


Technology

The final fun-tier: Is it time to take space tourism seriously?


Visitor attractions

Don’t ignore your rivals


Visitor attractions

Effective operations within a storied environment


Theme park

Video


Royal Albert Hall celebrates milestone anniversary as the iconic London venue turns 150



Egypt holds grand parade as ancient mummies are moved to new home





WATCH: Simworx partners with Norway’s Hunderfossen Familie Park on new Hyperakselerator attraction



In Depth


HoloTrac - The revolutionary technology powering Legoland’s newest attraction


It’s an exciting time for Merlin Entertainments, which is currently dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on its latest major attraction - Legoland New York
Technology



Making a splash: Paul Chutter on his new role at the head of WhiteWater


There have been some big changes for WhiteWater in recent times, the most significant seeing Paul Chutter - the son of company founder Geoff Chutter - taking a step up and succeeding his father as company president.

Waterparks



Europa-Park’s Michael Mack: The toughest year in the history of our business


The CEO of Europa-Park and an eight-generation member of the Mack family, Michael Mack is building on a legacy created by the generations that came before him.

Theme park



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Thomas Dambo and Imagine Exhibitions team up for travelling troll exhibition




Theme parks

Embattled, beloved: Hong Kong’s Ocean Park gets interim CEO in wake of latest bailout




Waterparks
Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June



Animal Attractions


AZA to host virtual concert in support of US zoos and aquariums




Museums and galleries

The tough challenge of decolonisation



STEM
Fundraising campaign launched for US$18m Phoenix science facility and attraction in Arizona



IP and Brands Did a Disney fan just spot Wakanda in Disneyland Forward plans?


Heritage
Royal Collection Trust offers public special unguided access to Buckingham Palace gardens



Events

IAAPA announces return of three major expos in 2021



Culture

Battersea Arts Centre adopts ‘Pay What You Can’ model in attempt to reconnect with post-lockdown audience



Cruise

Cruise ships banned in Venice as city aims to protect cultural heritage



Technology

New 15-second Covid test could prove gamechanger for attractions

© Planet Attractions 2020