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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


Visitor attractions in Ireland are set to get a slice of a €50m pie to created to support the country’s tourism industry in 2022


Change is coming for Universal, with the incoming chairman and CEO, Mark Woodbury, handing new senior positions to Karen Irwin, Tom Mehrmann and more in a major shakeup of the company’s leadership structure


Even the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs are getting into the Christmas spirit, with one of the museum’s dinosaur’s now donning a giant Christmas jumper


A Peter Rabbit attraction will be making its way to the UK in 2022, with an all-new experience from Merlin set to add to the operators growing portfolio on the Blackpool seafront


Two hippos have tested positive for COVID-19 at Antwerp Zoo, with both animals now in quarantine until their symptoms pass


Stéphane Lefebvre is taking the step up from COO to take the reins as president and CEO of the Cirque du Soleil entertainment brand


The Grinch might have stolen Christmas but apparently he did while looking good


We asked some of the industry’s top names from Disney and Universal where it all started for them - with their first-ever ride experience


Bob Iger is set to hand the reins over to Susan Arnold, who becomes the first woman to be appointed Disney chairman in the company’s history


Planet Attractions has expanded its offering with a brand-new jobs portal


You’ll need an armed military escort to get there but the reward will be great with a new museum dedicated to exploring themes of peace through art inside Korea’s DMZ


The show has been exclusively developed for the Disney Wish and will feature a reimagined script and score


Oman is developing an 11 million square metre tourist development aiming to transform and extend the capital of Muscat into a tourism hub for the sultanate


Planet Attractions’ Editor-in-Chief Tom Anstey is set to host a panel looking at trends emerging from Vietnam’s growing attractions industry


The company won prizes for best new product and best exhibit at this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards


The charity launches Energise Young Minds to help alleviate “perfect storm” of disruptions affecting young people and the cultural sector


Vice chair Woodbury, who has played a key role in the Comcast company’s parks expansion worldwide, steps up in March 2022


The Moscow contemporary art museum unveils SANAA’s designs for the new Hexagon building, a “thoughtful and sensitive” interpretation of the historic site


Past meets future in this Rockwell-designed exhibition, which features 150 installations and artworks, including a guest appearance from Marvel Studios


Alterface, Storyland and Studios Occitanie are collaborating with the video game company on the project, which is slated to open in 2025


Winners were announced in a special ceremony during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida


The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


Michael Spanos steps down after two years as CEO; Ben Baldanza takes Bassoul’s former position as chairman of the board


Eleven major new ride attractions to open at waterparks and theme parks in 2022 – the most “significant and exciting lineup” in SeaWorld history


M+, four years behind schedule, hopes to boost post-pandemic tourism to Hong Kong and free admission will be offered during the first year of opening


A new building will house the lobby and event spaces, while the outdoors riverside area will be landscaped to attract riverside pedestrians


The concept combines lighting, projection, audio and special effects to create an immersive mini-golf experience


An amputee dolphin who inspired millions and became a Hollywood movie star has died at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium


A new virtual reality platform from VRsenal can double efficiency, throughput and ROI in footprint and price compared to the company’s previous single-player model


The six-zone Paramount Film and Television Park is part of a US$8 billion tourism development and is expected to open in Yunnan province in 2024


The three-part zone, opening next spring, allows guests to get creative as they design and build their own Lego cars and take part in a virtual race


The K-pop music arena plans to host some 190 concerts per year


Simworx will be on hand to discuss several of its projects, including the newly opened Massameer Experience Ride at Boulevard RUH City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


ParadropVR Pod is a compact, attendant-free version of the company’s Paradrop VR attraction


Despite a lack of international visitors and a decline in overall visitor numbers, SeaWorld Entertainment has seen record earnings for its third quarter, marking continued recovery from a COVID-hit 2020 for the operator


Gateway’s immersive Guest Journey experience enables operators to experience their attraction from a guest perspective


A six-storey ski paradise and Viking-themed waterpark are set to open next year in Shanghai


For a limited time starting November 21, visitors to Downtown Disney will be able to experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge in virtual reality


Meow Wolf, Grona Lund and Xcaret are among the winners of this year’s Brass Ring Awards


A new Stranger Things-themed retail experience will feature immersive photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise and an in-store arcade


As part of its mission to become a full-fledged resort and leisure destination, Ocean Park is hosting a month-long wellness event with yoga, hiking and glamping starting November 7


Alice in Wonderland has reached the grand old age of 70 and as a result the Disney Imagination Campus has taken a look at the science behind its historic Mad Tea Party attraction


Shanghai Disneyland is reopening to the public after a single case of Covid-19 caused the park to be shut down and all of its guests tested


IAAPA has revealed the winners of its Service Awards and Young Professional of the Year, with the winners to be honoured at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando later this month


Dino Safari from Imagine Exhibitions is set to bring visitors face-to-face with more than 30 life size dinosaur animatronics


Illuminarium Experiences and Accesso are teaming up once again, with the operator set to make its Las Vegas debut at the highly-popular AREA15 immersive entertainment venue in 2022


Do you think you could survive Squid Game? Well now you can give it your best shot with a new immersive experience featuring a cash prize coming to the UK later this month


The founder of Madame Tussauds and the father of the Latin American attractions industry have both taken their rightful place as a part of the IAAPA Hall of Fame


Universal’s theme park attendance has surged in Q3, with Universal Orlando at the forefront after recording its most profitable quarter ever


When it comes to global trends this is THE next big thing and there’s a good chance you don’t quite know what it means yet. Welcome to the metaverse and here’s exactly why you need to get in on the ground floor.


Former Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Bros creative David Woody has set his sights on a new venture after being named vice president and chief creative officer for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry


Six Flags has seen staff costs more than double since the pandemic with cost-cutting measures taking place elsewhere in the business to accommodate the sharp rise in labour expenses


A Dutch court has ruled that Crimean artefacts on loan in the Netherlands at the time of the disputed region’s annexing must be returned to Ukraine


Six Flags continues to show positive recovery from a COVID-affected 2020 with visitor numbers almost reaching pre-pandemic levels in its latest earnings report


Several British museums will work alongside the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York on a research project examining the links between railways and the slave trade


Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson and more have lent their talents to the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming Marvel Experience


Several species have received a double dose of the animal-specific vaccine


According to John Cena, the time to visit Ferrari World, the Louvre and the rest of Abu Dhabi is now


It’s back! Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Set up by tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora will go on a tour of the Mediterranean in 2023 with a €32m catamaran the choice of transport for the floating attraction


The Rig is a unique venture that will transform a former oil rig in the Arabian Gulf into a resort featuring theme parks, hotels, restaurants and even actual sky diving!


Telecommunications giant Vodafone is supporting the development of a brand-new digital museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone


The winners of IAAPA’s prestigious award programmes, including the Hall of Fame, Service Awards and Brass Rings, will now be announced in advance of the IAAPA Expo via Facebook


Available for free, the Virtual Experience of Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition will allow visitors from all over the world to experience the works of the famous glass artist


IAAPA has named Jakob Wahl its new executive vice president and chief operating officer, with Wahl set to oversee the regional operations of the global association for the attractions industry and global sales effective November 1


The museum took three months to build and is made up of more than 10,000 plastic waste items, including bottles, straws and plastic bags


Rising sea levels will swallow entire cities, taking iconic attractions with them, according to a new report from Climate Central


The city of Vienna has taken the rather unusual approach to displaying some of its more explicit artworks, with four of its most prestigious museums adopting the OnlyFans platform to showcase certain works


The Smithsonian is vaccinating species susceptible to COVID-19 at both its National Zoo in Washington and its Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia


Foul play is thought to be the reason that hundreds of drones crashed to the ground during a special performance earlier this month.


Universal has released first person footage of what it’s like to ride its brand new Velocicoaster at night


Disneyland is getting its first movie with Halloween’s David Gordon Green lined up to direct the origin story of origin stories


The team behind Universal Studios’ iconic Horror Nights in Singapore has launched an exhibition exploring what goes into planning the horrifying event.


The popular Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Chicago in 2022, with the interactive experience set to make its debut inside the historic Tribune Tower


The Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery has been named the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award


New experiences for the visually impaired are set to be rolled out at a number of Merlin attractions, including Legoland Parks, Legoland Discovery Centres and Sea Life aquariums


The first ship from Virgin Voyages fleet of cruise ships has completed its journey from PortMiami to Nassau and Bimini in the Bahamas


A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation of Universal’s ever-popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Once open, the museum aims to champion children’s creativity and encourage visitors to develop their skills through performance, play and design


This year’s event will offer a host of horror-themed attractions, including new scare zones and horror mazes


Guru-Murthy will serve his second term as a trustee of Kew Gardens


The Innovation Awards were created to recognise excellence and innovation in the attractions and themed entertainment industries


Pokémon is set to make its mark at Universal Studios Japan following a landmark deal to bring the popular IP to the park starting in 2022


With Evergande at risk of complete collapse thanks to US$305bn worth of debts, the future of its portfolio of 15 theme parks across China is currently uncertain


From October 7 Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain will both be affected by new rules that require proof of vaccination before entry


J. Tomilson Hill is the new chairman of the Guggenheim, while Claudia Rankine becomes only the second ever black female to be named a trustee for the institution


The Pandora Papers have revealed The Met as one of several major institutions to have displayed looted items linked to indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford


With the US still not setting a firm date in November to open up to international visitors, IAAPA is working with the government to help its members attend the biggest attractions show of the year


Inka Park will be the first leisure destination of its kind in Latin America


The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


IAAPA’s international trade show is back with IAAPA Expo Europe emanating from Barcelona, Spain. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


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


Netflix will create a “unique universe” themed around Dahl’s beloved children’s stories


Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


Starting in October De Grote Efteling Koekoekshow will tour both the Netherlands and Belgium


Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


Bob Chapek believes Disney’s parks division has emerged stronger than when the company entered the global pandemic


2022 is looking good for the Disney Cruise Line, with Disney boss Bob Chapek revealing an upward booking trajectory in terms of demand through the next year


Study for Worn Out was held in a private collection for more than 100 years before going on display at the Van Gogh Museum


The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution


The experience follows a pod of endangered orcas struggling for survival in the Pacific Ocean


The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


Covid PCR testing should be abandoned for most holidaymakers, says travel organisation Abta


Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


The British Council is scaling back its work in more than 20 countries due to a pandemic funding shortfall


Architects Stufish have been tasked with creating a pop-up arena for iconic Swedish band ABBA’s virtual comeback in London


Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


The new Ilulissat Icefjord Centre is part of Greenland’s plan to attract more tourists to the country


Cruise operator Carnival recently made headlines around the world with the debut of the first rollercoaster to operate at sea. Maurer Rides’ Marco Hartwig explains how this all came about


Security specialists Axon have supplied Six Flags’ US theme parks with body cameras for staff


Clearwater Marine Aquarium is making a US$10m investment into an urgently-needed rehabilitation centre for Florida’s manatees


Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the main feature of the expanded French pavilion which will make its debut next month to kickstart Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations


Covid concerns have sent Burning Man into the VR realm, though an unofficial festival has appeared in its place, with 10,000 people gathering in the desert for ‘Renegade Burn’


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


King’s Cross’ Platform 9 ¾ installation will tour four major UK train stations to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter film


The tourism development plan will encourage the predicted 10 million visitors a year to Universal Studios to explore the wider Beijing area


Nine animal attractions across five US states have received a share of a US$3.3m pot created to inspire empathy and conservation action for zoo audiences


The Reading and Leeds festivals recently hosted pop-up clinics for visitors to get their COVID-19 vaccination between acts


Sir Ian Blatchford says that oil sponsorship for exhibitions on climate change achieve ‘public good’ while also explaining the Science Museum Group’s justification for accepting such funding


Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


Here’s why Klaus Sommer Paulsen wrote a book about the evolution of the story, the creator and the audience


The long-awaited Universal Beijing is set for a spectacular launch on September 20


Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


The US$1.08bn Legoland Shenzhen Resort is Merlin’s latest - and largest - venture in the Chinese market


Park Beyond’s ‘impossification’ system promises to let your imagination run wild with a new theme park simulator unlike any we’ve ever seen on modern systems


The Taliban has vowed to protect Afghanistan’s heritage but concern is still extremely high following destruction seen in previous years


Everything is about to get bigger (and smaller) as Disney continues to take the world by storm with its latest animatronic projects


Disney has introduced a new digital service offering personalised itineraries for visitors wanting to get the most out of their day at one of the operator’s parks


Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis says he’s optimistic that the iconic festival will be able to return in 2022


A new survey has shown the severe impact of the global pandemic on visitor attractions in England


The ice rink was cancelled last year due to the ongoing pandemic


The event was cancelled last year and is set to return this Halloween


There is mounting pressure for hotels to become more sustainable going forward


Two men attempted to abscond with a valuable Monet artwork only for the pair to drop the painting as they fled the scene on a motorcycle


Three major institutions have taken offence to a new initiative from Pormhub promoting art through the medium of adult entertainment


Disney’s NBA attraction hasn’t been a slam dunk for the operator, with reports suggesting the attraction will not reopen following its COVID-enforced closure in 2020


The upcoming Oman Botanic Garden has been designed to celebrate the country’s botanic diversity and to be enjoyed by the people of Oman for generations to come


The spookiest time of the year has started at the Magic Kingdom


China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


The four-day event will include an extensive tradeshow, networking opportunities and educational programming


The museum returned the sacred items to the Siksika Nation after almost a century


The newly opened museum is hoped to boost dive tourism in the country


Biden’s installation forms part of a recent renovation of the attraction, which reopened in early August


The four-day event will feature educational presentations, success stories, breakout sessions and networking opportunities


The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


The V&A Dundee will close to general visitors in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for visitors with sensory needs


Health experts are expecting to see a surge in COVID-19 infections in Chicago after 100,000 attendees gathered in Grant Park for the festival


The self-guided Mr. Men Little Miss Discovery Trail takes visitors through the museum’s permanent collection of Mr. Men and Little Miss memorabilia


This is the first cruise the company has done in almost a year and a half


ZSL London Zoo will host several family-friendly, Bing-themed activities, free to its visitors throughout the Autumn


The exhibition explores the history of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship, which sank in the Battle of the Solent in 1545


The poster features several Star Wars figures, which, according to Disney, are meant to represent the guests and the choose-your-own-adventure-style experience they’ll undertake at the hotel


The 80-minute documentary will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the V&A’s Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition


Unvaccinated park-goers will be offered the Pfizer vaccine


Details of the gagging clause were shared by campaign group; Culture Unstained, which described the agreement as ‘problematic’.


With guests returning to its parks in their droves, Universal has for the first time since COVID-19 emerged made a profit in its quarterly earnings report


Adventure Cove features several new family-friendly attractions


Hailed as one of the world’s best dark ride attractions, Universal’s Spider-Man dark ride will be celebrated at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando with the return of the popular Legends Panel event


Marble Arch Mound was supposed to offer a look at London from a new perspective. Instead, it’s become the victim of memes and criticism after the site opened looking more like a building site than a green haven


Following a rollercoaster year, Six Flags is certainly on a high after more than doubling its expected EBITDA for Q2


The World Heritage Committee has inscribed 13 new sites in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to Unesco’s World Heritage List


A carbon-neutral cruise ship could be realised in the not-too-distant future, with MSC Group announcing a feasibility study for a hydrogen-powered vessel


The animated short encourages museums and other heritage sites to safeguard their collections from pests


Glastonbury’s Equinox mini-festival will no longer go ahead, with co-founder Emily Eavis blaming the cancellation on ‘a number of reasons’


Disney has released a new docuseries exploring how it managed to bring some of its most popular attractions to life


The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein has opened its doors to the public a stone's throw away from where the famous author first dreamt up the legendary monster


The Lego Pop & Play Tour will feature several activity stations inspired by different Lego IPs


Unesco has deleted Liverpool from its World Heritage List after a committee determined new developments were damaging the city’s global heritage


The 21m structure represents the struggle of the Coronavirus crisis


Major British theatre chain ATG has backed the move to minimise the spread of COVID-19


The Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus ‘Dippy’ is about to complete a tour of the UK after arriving at his final destination - Norwich Cathedral


The Smithsonian has received the largest donation in its history with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donating US$200m for the development of two key projects for the institution


Disney’s Jungle Cruise has undergone a full reimagining, with the ride experience completely modernised to ‘better reflect and value diversity’


We spoke to Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten about Knott’s Berry Farm’s iconic Bear-y Tales dark ride, which has been reimagined for a brand new audience more than three decades later


TikTok influencers Ehiz Ufuah, Poppy O’Toole, Ben Black and Jeremy Lynch will offer coaching sessions on how to create successful TikTok content


South Korea’s global contribution to pop culture is set to be explored in a new exhibition from London’s V&A museum


The migration of artefacts will be the largest since the 1880s and will see more than a third of the museum’s collection relocated to the brand-new Harwell Campus


Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish


Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is set to make its theme park debut at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando


Unesco has said that plans by the British government to build a tunnel beneath Stonehenge will have a ‘highly adverse and irreversible impact’ on the World Heritage site


IAAPA supports the lifting of US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong could be making his way to Universal’s theme parks, George Osborne becomes British Museum chairman and Portugal has welcomed Europe’s first five-person water coaster. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions.


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Castles and palaces in Germany are set to receive a huge investment into refurbishing existing tourist attractions.


In an effort to help kickstart the visitor attractions industry, IAAPA has supported the efforts to lay out a framework for the safe easing of border entry restrictions in the US


ProSlide’s MammothBlast five-person water coaster has made its European debut at Portugal’s popular Aquashow Park


The Colosseum’s hypogeum has undergone a major restoration allowing visitors to explore the historic passageways for the first time


Just ahead of it coming home, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has announced the opening of a new arts space inside the club’s stadium


One child has died and another remains in critical condition following an accident on the Raging River ride at Iowa’s Adventureland theme park


The long-awaited Shanghai Astronomy Museum is set to open its doors to the public on July 18


A 66 million-year-old T-Rex has gone on display in Nottingham, marking the first time one has gone on display in England since the early 20th century


Funded in-part by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Manchester Jewish museum has reopened its doors following a multi-million pound redevelopment


Donkey Kong could soon be making his theme park debut after reports suggest Nintendo and Universal have big plans for the popular franchise


The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission


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


The Museum of the Home has been refused permission to remove a statue of Robert Geffrye despite public calls to ditch the controversial work


The attraction will feature never-before-seen photographs and behind-the-scenes shots from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast films


Sport and culture, the spirit of Ancient Greece and the thousands of missing spectators for this year’s Olympics will be celebrated in a series of installations celebrating the event in Tokyo


Forced to close for over a year, Cirque du Soleil is finally back, making its first stop in Las Vegas ahead of a return to destinations worldwide


Osborne will join the museum’s board of trustees on September 1, taking up the position of chairman in October


Three British art galleries will present a series of exhibitions and collaborations looking back at the past year to explore the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic


As the COVID tide begins to turn, the recreation sector looks set to bounce back with a new report suggesting the market could be worth as much as US$1.92tn by 2025


Unesco says that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on World Heritage long after the pandemic has been brought under control


Tom Iven joins SeaWorld following 45 year career working for Six Flags


US$4m has been gifted to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, with the funding being used to explore American history through the ‘all-encompassing lens of food’


Belgium agrees to help the Congo recover its lost heritage, Ireland’s €73m tourism investment, Africa remodels its tourism outlook and a snow-topped waterpark comes to China. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney is offering 50 people in the US a trip to Disney World in recognition of their acts of kindness, compassion and creativity


Brand Africa will place an emphasis on people as the continent attempts to lure visitors with new narratives and a new unified tourism approach


The Jean Nouvel-designed Museum of Art Pudong launches July 8 with a partner exhibition from Britain’s Tate


In a bid to boost tourism post-Covid in Ireland, Fáilte Ireland has announced plans for major investments into four tourism sites across the country


A redesign of the former British Golf Museum has been spearheaded by Mather & Co, who worked alongside the museum’s curators to develop a series of interactive digital experiences


IAAPA has put together a diverse and knowledgeable line-up of speakers for an expanded educational offering at this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia


Belgium will work with the Democratic Republic of Congo to return items looted during the colonial era in the first half of the last century


Ocean Flower waterpark is the latest step in the development of the US$24bn Ocean Flower Island


A toppled slave-trader statue goes on display, Disney launches a teacher-led education scheme, Hawking’s office to go on display and Sega eyes Sonic theme parks. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


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


Following a successful launch in 2020, Oktoberfest is making its way back to Thorpe Park this year with a special event celebrating the Bavarian festival


The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office – including his personal reference library, wheelchairs, communications equipment, medals, memorabilia and even the office furniture – is set to join the Science Museum Group’s collection


He’s fast, he’s blue and he might just be coming to an attraction near you. Here are Sega’s attractions plans for Sonic the Hedgehog in 2022 and beyond


A new permanent immersive light and spatial audio installation at St. Michael’s Cave will boost the Rock’s visitor experience in time for Summer 2021


Historic England’s virtual dive trail tells the story of Stirling Castle, a 70-gun warship that was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703


Universal CityWalk has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site


The production opens on June 16, marking the resorts five-year anniversary


In collaboration with teachers, Disney is introducing students to ‘imagination-powered learning’ with the launch of the Disney Imagination Campus education scheme


A statue famously felled during the Black Lives Matter protests, is now on display in a Bristol museum


Captain America, Ant-Man and Bob Chapek assemble for the launch of Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho rides the Voyage, a UK-only cruise is barred from the UK and Amsterdam starts trailing the use of autonomous boats. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Howl-O-Scream will feature several Halloween-themed attractions for horror fans and thrill-seeking guests


Tower Bridge is set to welcome man’s best friend for a very special dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event


New York’s brand-new flagship Harry Potter store is an immersive retail experience boasting the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise anywhere in the world


Targeting students in Chicago’s underserved neighbourhoods, photojournalist Tonika Johnson and architect Taylor State have discussed creativity and collaboration as part of MSI’s Black Creativity programme


A UK-only cruise has been barred from docking in Greenock by the Scottish government


A new degree is being launched to offer students the chance to develop and forge a career in the themed entertainment industry


Emergency restoration work was carried out on the Megalosaurus after its jaw collapsed last year


Police have asked for assistance in identifying a suspect following an attempted arson attack on Silverwood’s Timber Terror wooden coaster


The trend for autonomous vehicles continues to grow, with Amsterdam currently testing the use of self-driving electric boats in its waterways


Visitors are no longer allowed to climb Vessel alone following trio of suicides within the space of a year


Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


Kazakhstan has welcomed the country’s first flying theatre ride with Brogent Technologies behind the landmark new attraction


A museum dedicated to the Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai reopened after a major expansion and renovation project. Our contributor in Shanghai, Alice Davis, paid a visit


A 4D dome experience at the National Center of Meteorology has opened its doors to the public as part of an engagement strategy that helps audiences understand weather data and meteorological research


The Gruffalo Spotter 2 app combines augmented reality with animated versions of Julia Donaldson’s beloved characters


The former WWE and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy have released a new music video shot on board Holiday World’s record-holding wooden coaster ‘The Voyage’


Download boss described the event as ‘the return of the full festival experience we’ve all been waiting for.’


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


Snorri Snorkling VR at Europa Park’s Rulantica is ready to roll, though the launch has been slightly delayed thanks to local restrictions

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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


€50m Tourism Business Continuity Programme to help sustain Ireland's tourism businesses in 2022
Visitor attractions in Ireland are set to get a slice of a €50m pie to created to support the country’s tourism industry in 2022


Leadership shakeup at Universal as corporate landscape changes with multiple appointments
Change is coming for Universal, with the incoming chairman and CEO, Mark Woodbury, handing new senior positions to Karen Irwin, Tom Mehrmann and more in a major shakeup of the company’s leadership structure


T-ReXmas: Natural History museum fits dino with special Christmas jumper
Even the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs are getting into the Christmas spirit, with one of the museum’s dinosaur’s now donning a giant Christmas jumper


Merlin announces plans to bring Peter Rabbit to Blackpool with brand new immersive attraction
A Peter Rabbit attraction will be making its way to the UK in 2022, with an all-new experience from Merlin set to add to the operators growing portfolio on the Blackpool seafront


Belgian Zoo records first positive Covid cases in hippos
Two hippos have tested positive for COVID-19 at Antwerp Zoo, with both animals now in quarantine until their symptoms pass


Stéphane Lefebvre named new Cirque du Soleil president and CEO
Stéphane Lefebvre is taking the step up from COO to take the reins as president and CEO of the Cirque du Soleil entertainment brand


‘Hot Grinch’ goes viral following Universal visitor interaction
The Grinch might have stolen Christmas but apparently he did while looking good


Industry legends share their first ride experiences
We asked some of the industry’s top names from Disney and Universal where it all started for them - with their first-ever ride experience


Disney appoints Susan Arnold as first female chair in its 98-year history
Bob Iger is set to hand the reins over to Susan Arnold, who becomes the first woman to be appointed Disney chairman in the company’s history


Planet Attractions launches new recruitment portal
Planet Attractions has expanded its offering with a brand-new jobs portal


Museum hosts inaugural exhibition after opening inside Korea’s Demilitarised Zone
You’ll need an armed military escort to get there but the reward will be great with a new museum dedicated to exploring themes of peace through art inside Korea’s DMZ


Disney Wish to transport guests under the sea with Broadway-style stage show of The Little Mermaid
The show has been exclusively developed for the Disney Wish and will feature a reimagined script and score


Oman unveils Yiti tourism mega-development project
Oman is developing an 11 million square metre tourist development aiming to transform and extend the capital of Muscat into a tourism hub for the sultanate


Planet Attractions to present at Vietnam Theme Park Virtual Expo & Conference 2021
Planet Attractions’ Editor-in-Chief Tom Anstey is set to host a panel looking at trends emerging from Vietnam’s growing attractions industry


Triotech wins two prestigious Brass Ring Awards at IAAPA 2021
The company won prizes for best new product and best exhibit at this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards


Art Fund fundraiser aims to raise £1m to invest in museum youth initiatives
The charity launches Energise Young Minds to help alleviate “perfect storm” of disruptions affecting young people and the cultural sector


Universal Parks veteran Mark Woodbury to take over as CEO
Vice chair Woodbury, who has played a key role in the Comcast company’s parks expansion worldwide, steps up in March 2022


Abramovich’s Garage Museum to revive pavilions in expansion plans
The Moscow contemporary art museum unveils SANAA’s designs for the new Hexagon building, a “thoughtful and sensitive” interpretation of the historic site


Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Smithsonian launches FUTURES festival and exhibition in historic building
Past meets future in this Rockwell-designed exhibition, which features 150 installations and artworks, including a guest appearance from Marvel Studios


Assassin’s Creed creator Ubisoft plans entertainment complex and theme park in France
Alterface, Storyland and Studios Occitanie are collaborating with the video game company on the project, which is slated to open in 2025


IAAPA 2021: Universal Studios Osaka scoops two Thea awards as TEA reveals 2021 winners
Winners were announced in a special ceremony during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida


IAAPA 2021: Simworx and Katapult launch midway media-based Ferrari attraction
The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


Selim Bassoul takes the reins as CEO and president of Six Flags
Michael Spanos steps down after two years as CEO; Ben Baldanza takes Bassoul’s former position as chairman of the board


SeaWorld announces unprecedented list of new thrill rides and coasters, plus another Sesame Place, coming soon to US parks
Eleven major new ride attractions to open at waterparks and theme parks in 2022 – the most “significant and exciting lineup” in SeaWorld history


Herzog & de Meuron’s long-awaited M+ museum finally opens in Hong Kong
M+, four years behind schedule, hopes to boost post-pandemic tourism to Hong Kong and free admission will be offered during the first year of opening


Tampa Museum of Art set for US$68m expansion
A new building will house the lobby and event spaces, while the outdoors riverside area will be landscaped to attract riverside pedestrians


IAAPA 2021: Holovis to debut 360Golf concept in partnership with Adventure Golf & Sports
The concept combines lighting, projection, audio and special effects to create an immersive mini-golf experience


Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s amputee dolphin Winter dies aged 16
An amputee dolphin who inspired millions and became a Hollywood movie star has died at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium


IAAPA 2021: VRsenal set to showcase multiplayer unattended VR Arcade platform
A new virtual reality platform from VRsenal can double efficiency, throughput and ROI in footprint and price compared to the company’s previous single-player model


Star Trek, Tomb Raider, Mission Impossible among IPs to star at Paramount theme park and tourism complex in China
The six-zone Paramount Film and Television Park is part of a US$8 billion tourism development and is expected to open in Yunnan province in 2024


Ferrari speeding in to Legoland California with an interactive build-and-race attraction
The three-part zone, opening next spring, allows guests to get creative as they design and build their own Lego cars and take part in a virtual race


Multi-use K-pop attraction CJ LiveCity breaks ground in Seoul
The K-pop music arena plans to host some 190 concerts per year


IAAPA 2021: Simworx to showcase recent projects
Simworx will be on hand to discuss several of its projects, including the newly opened Massameer Experience Ride at Boulevard RUH City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


IAAPA 2021: Frontgrid to preview upcoming ParadropVR Pod attraction
ParadropVR Pod is a compact, attendant-free version of the company’s Paradrop VR attraction


Record quarter for SeaWorld despite attendance decline on pre-COVID numbers
Despite a lack of international visitors and a decline in overall visitor numbers, SeaWorld Entertainment has seen record earnings for its third quarter, marking continued recovery from a COVID-hit 2020 for the operator


IAAPA 2021: Gateway Ticketing offers glimpse into the guest experience with immersive Guest Journey
Gateway’s immersive Guest Journey experience enables operators to experience their attraction from a guest perspective


Shanghai’s mega-sized indoor ski city tops out; waterpark and hotel developments underway
A six-storey ski paradise and Viking-themed waterpark are set to open next year in Shanghai


Meta and Lucasfilm team up for immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge preview experience at Disneyland
For a limited time starting November 21, visitors to Downtown Disney will be able to experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge in virtual reality


IAAPA announces winners of 2021 Brass Ring Awards
Meow Wolf, Grona Lund and Xcaret are among the winners of this year’s Brass Ring Awards


Immersive Stranger Things retail experiences to open in New York and Los Angeles
A new Stranger Things-themed retail experience will feature immersive photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise and an in-store arcade


Yoga, hiking and glamping on the menu as Ocean Park partners with HSBC Life Well+ for month-long wellness event
As part of its mission to become a full-fledged resort and leisure destination, Ocean Park is hosting a month-long wellness event with yoga, hiking and glamping starting November 7


Disney Imagination Campus celebrates 70 years of Alice In Wonderland with look at science behind iconic Mad Tea Party attraction
Alice in Wonderland has reached the grand old age of 70 and as a result the Disney Imagination Campus has taken a look at the science behind its historic Mad Tea Party attraction


Shanghai Disney lockdown lifted after 34,000 tested in response to single positive Covid case
Shanghai Disneyland is reopening to the public after a single case of Covid-19 caused the park to be shut down and all of its guests tested


IAAPA names Service Award winners and Young Professional of the Year
IAAPA has revealed the winners of its Service Awards and Young Professional of the Year, with the winners to be honoured at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando later this month


Dino Safari from Imagine Exhibitions set for Boston debut
Dino Safari from Imagine Exhibitions is set to bring visitors face-to-face with more than 30 life size dinosaur animatronics


Illuminarium Experiences expands partnership with Accesso as operator prepares to make AREA15 debut in 2022
Illuminarium Experiences and Accesso are teaming up once again, with the operator set to make its Las Vegas debut at the highly-popular AREA15 immersive entertainment venue in 2022


Live version of hit Netflix drama Squid Game coming to the UK this month
Do you think you could survive Squid Game? Well now you can give it your best shot with a new immersive experience featuring a cash prize coming to the UK later this month


Marie Tussaud and Marcelo Gutglas inducted into IAAPA’s prestigious Hall of Fame
The founder of Madame Tussauds and the father of the Latin American attractions industry have both taken their rightful place as a part of the IAAPA Hall of Fame


Universal Orlando reports most profitable quarter in its history despite having no international visitors
Universal’s theme park attendance has surged in Q3, with Universal Orlando at the forefront after recording its most profitable quarter ever


Visitor attractions need to be paying attention to the metaverse
When it comes to global trends this is THE next big thing and there’s a good chance you don’t quite know what it means yet. Welcome to the metaverse and here’s exactly why you need to get in on the ground floor.


Chicago Museum of Science and Industry welcomes Universal Creative's David Woody as vice president and chief creative officer
Former Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Bros creative David Woody has set his sights on a new venture after being named vice president and chief creative officer for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry


‘Tight’ labour market sees Six Flags staff costs double to US$40m
Six Flags has seen staff costs more than double since the pandemic with cost-cutting measures taking place elsewhere in the business to accommodate the sharp rise in labour expenses


Ukraine has legal right to contested Crimean treasure trove, rules Dutch court
A Dutch court has ruled that Crimean artefacts on loan in the Netherlands at the time of the disputed region’s annexing must be returned to Ukraine


Six Flags attendance is almost back at pre-pandemic levels following Q3 earnings release
Six Flags continues to show positive recovery from a COVID-affected 2020 with visitor numbers almost reaching pre-pandemic levels in its latest earnings report


Museums in the North of England partner with universities to explore connection between railways and the slave trade
Several British museums will work alongside the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York on a research project examining the links between railways and the slave trade


Marvel actors assemble for Disney Wish cruise experience
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson and more have lent their talents to the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming Marvel Experience


Cincinnati Zoo vaccinates 80 animals against COVID-19
Several species have received a double dose of the animal-specific vaccine


WATCH: The time to visit Abu Dhabi is now, says John Cena
According to John Cena, the time to visit Ferrari World, the Louvre and the rest of Abu Dhabi is now


From The Community: How does Disney’s Test Track work? What’s happening at the Tiger King compound? And who just got married?
It’s back! Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Art Explora: The travelling museum set to operate onboard a €32m catamaran
Set up by tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora will go on a tour of the Mediterranean in 2023 with a €32m catamaran the choice of transport for the floating attraction


Saudi Arabia converting off-shore oil rig into jaw-dropping theme park resort
The Rig is a unique venture that will transform a former oil rig in the Arabian Gulf into a resort featuring theme parks, hotels, restaurants and even actual sky diving!


Vodafone partners with Mobile Phone Museum to support digital launch
Telecommunications giant Vodafone is supporting the development of a brand-new digital museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone


IAAPA to announce winners of global awards in series of virtual events
The winners of IAAPA’s prestigious award programmes, including the Hall of Fame, Service Awards and Brass Rings, will now be announced in advance of the IAAPA Expo via Facebook


Glass artist Dale Chihuly’s Singapore exhibition enters the virtual realm
Available for free, the Virtual Experience of Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition will allow visitors from all over the world to experience the works of the famous glass artist


Jakob Wahl announced as IAAPA’s new EVP and COO
IAAPA has named Jakob Wahl its new executive vice president and chief operating officer, with Wahl set to oversee the regional operations of the global association for the attractions industry and global sales effective November 1


Environmentalists build museum in Indonesia from plastic waste to highlight ocean crisis
The museum took three months to build and is made up of more than 10,000 plastic waste items, including bottles, straws and plastic bags


Climate crisis: New images show potential catastrophic effects of rising sea levels on attractions across the world
Rising sea levels will swallow entire cities, taking iconic attractions with them, according to a new report from Climate Central


The city of Vienna has decided to display its 18+ artworks on OnlyFans
The city of Vienna has taken the rather unusual approach to displaying some of its more explicit artworks, with four of its most prestigious museums adopting the OnlyFans platform to showcase certain works


First COVID vaccines administered to at-risk species at The Smithsonian National Zoo as presumptive positive big cats recover
The Smithsonian is vaccinating species susceptible to COVID-19 at both its National Zoo in Washington and its Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia


Alleged foul play causes drone show to fall out of the sky
Foul play is thought to be the reason that hundreds of drones crashed to the ground during a special performance earlier this month.


WATCH: Experience Universal’s Velocicoaster ride at night
Universal has released first person footage of what it’s like to ride its brand new Velocicoaster at night


Disneyland set to get its own movie as Disney lines up host of names to develop epic feature
Disneyland is getting its first movie with Halloween’s David Gordon Green lined up to direct the origin story of origin stories


Behind the screams: Halloween Horror Nights Exhibition opens at Universal Studios Singapore
The team behind Universal Studios’ iconic Horror Nights in Singapore has launched an exhibition exploring what goes into planning the horrifying event.


Museum of Ice Cream to open Chicago location in 2022
The popular Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Chicago in 2022, with the interactive experience set to make its debut inside the historic Tribune Tower


Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery picks up Family Friendly Museum Award 2021
The Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery has been named the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award


Merlin partners with eSight to offer inclusive experiences for the visually impaired
New experiences for the visually impaired are set to be rolled out at a number of Merlin attractions, including Legoland Parks, Legoland Discovery Centres and Sea Life aquariums


Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes “MerMaiden” voyage 18 months later than scheduled
The first ship from Virgin Voyages fleet of cruise ships has completed its journey from PortMiami to Nassau and Bimini in the Bahamas


Team behind Universal’s iconic Spider-Man dark ride to speak at IAAPA Expo
A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation of Universal’s ever-popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Museum of Childhood to be rebranded as Young V&A following £13m renovation
Once open, the museum aims to champion children’s creativity and encourage visitors to develop their skills through performance, play and design


Thorpe Park celebrates 20 years of fear with the return of Fright Nights
This year’s event will offer a host of horror-themed attractions, including new scare zones and horror mazes


Krishnan Guru-Murthy reappointed to board of trustees of Royal Botanic Gardens
Guru-Murthy will serve his second term as a trustee of Kew Gardens


Blooloop names winners of inaugural Innovation Awards
The Innovation Awards were created to recognise excellence and innovation in the attractions and themed entertainment industries


Pokémon is coming to Universal Studios Japan in 2022
Pokémon is set to make its mark at Universal Studios Japan following a landmark deal to bring the popular IP to the park starting in 2022


Evergrande collapse puts theme parks in jeopardy
With Evergande at risk of complete collapse thanks to US$305bn worth of debts, the future of its portfolio of 15 theme parks across China is currently uncertain


New mandate requires visitors to Los Angeles County theme parks to show proof of vaccination before entry
From October 7 Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain will both be affected by new rules that require proof of vaccination before entry


Guggenheim names new chairman and second ever black female trustee
J. Tomilson Hill is the new chairman of the Guggenheim, while Claudia Rankine becomes only the second ever black female to be named a trustee for the institution


Pandora Papers link prominent museums with looted Cambodian antiquities
The Pandora Papers have revealed The Met as one of several major institutions to have displayed looted items linked to indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford


IAAPA supports overseas visitors wanting to attend November Expo in Orlando
With the US still not setting a firm date in November to open up to international visitors, IAAPA is working with the government to help its members attend the biggest attractions show of the year


Jora Vision named lead development partner of upcoming Inka Park
Inka Park will be the first leisure destination of its kind in Latin America


IAAPA Expo Europe 2021: SimEx-Iwerks partners with Red Raion on new Dino Island adventure
The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2021
IAAPA’s international trade show is back with IAAPA Expo Europe emanating from Barcelona, Spain. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


From The Industry: Theme Index and Museum Index released, TEA establishes formal presence in China and tourism stakeholders facing ‘massacre’ in Italy
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Netflix plans immersive Roald Dahl experiences following golden ticket acquisition
Netflix will create a “unique universe” themed around Dahl’s beloved children’s stories


High-profile Forrec attractions to be showcased at IAAPA Expo Europe
Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense’s Pico to power Experience UK wall display at IAAPA Expo Europe
7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io to unveil new F&B solution at IAAPA Expo Europe
Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


Efteling set to debut touring theatre experience in October
Starting in October De Grote Efteling Koekoekshow will tour both the Netherlands and Belgium


BoldMove to showcase Smash & Reload dark ride at IAAPA Expo Europe
Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


‘Minor miracle’ Disney parks positioned as well as they are, says Chapek
Bob Chapek believes Disney’s parks division has emerged stronger than when the company entered the global pandemic


Disney Cruise Line trending in the right direction, says Bob Chapek
2022 is looking good for the Disney Cruise Line, with Disney boss Bob Chapek revealing an upward booking trajectory in terms of demand through the next year


Newly-discovered Van Gogh artwork goes on display for first time
Study for Worn Out was held in a private collection for more than 100 years before going on display at the Van Gogh Museum


The Met to host first block party in 150-year history
The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution


New Smithsonian AR experience highlights human connection to the ocean
The experience follows a pod of endangered orcas struggling for survival in the Pacific Ocean


Gateway Ticketing to showcase Galaxy upgrade at IAAPA Expo Europe
The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


ABTA calls on UK government to scrap Covid tests for majority of travellers
Covid PCR testing should be abandoned for most holidaymakers, says travel organisation Abta


Simworx targets FEC market with new launches
Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


COVID-hit British Council cuts overseas culture funding in more than 20 countries
The British Council is scaling back its work in more than 20 countries due to a pandemic funding shortfall


Mamma Mia! Here they go again! Stufish design pop-up arena to host ABBA’s virtual comeback tour
Architects Stufish have been tasked with creating a pop-up arena for iconic Swedish band ABBA’s virtual comeback in London


Lagotronics Projects to introduce Battle Arena attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe
Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


The new visitor attraction that just opened its doors 250km north of the Arctic Circle
The new Ilulissat Icefjord Centre is part of Greenland’s plan to attract more tourists to the country


The making of Bolt: How Maurer Rides created Carnival’s game-changing rollercoaster at sea
Cruise operator Carnival recently made headlines around the world with the debut of the first rollercoaster to operate at sea. Maurer Rides’ Marco Hartwig explains how this all came about


Security at all of Six Flags’ US parks to wear body cameras
Security specialists Axon have supplied Six Flags’ US theme parks with body cameras for staff


Former home of famous amputee dolphin Winter to undergo US$10m transformation into manatee rehabilitation centre
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is making a US$10m investment into an urgently-needed rehabilitation centre for Florida’s manatees


Ratatouille arrives at Epcot with expansion of French pavilion
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the main feature of the expanded French pavilion which will make its debut next month to kickstart Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations


Burning Man festival goes completely virtual
Covid concerns have sent Burning Man into the VR realm, though an unofficial festival has appeared in its place, with 10,000 people gathering in the desert for ‘Renegade Burn’


From The Industry: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Ubisoft’s leap into themed entertainment and does the art world have a sense of humour?
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Platform 9 ¾ is going on a UK tour to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter
King’s Cross’ Platform 9 ¾ installation will tour four major UK train stations to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter film


Beijing plans tourism development around Universal Studios
The tourism development plan will encourage the predicted 10 million visitors a year to Universal Studios to explore the wider Beijing area


Woodland Park Zoo grants US$3.3m to AZA members in order to teach guests empathy for animals and wildlife
Nine animal attractions across five US states have received a share of a US$3.3m pot created to inspire empathy and conservation action for zoo audiences


Vaccine roll out at major UK music festivals a success says NHS chief
The Reading and Leeds festivals recently hosted pop-up clinics for visitors to get their COVID-19 vaccination between acts


Science Museum Group defends oil sponsorship as Extinction Rebellion protest attempts to disrupt operations
Sir Ian Blatchford says that oil sponsorship for exhibitions on climate change achieve ‘public good’ while also explaining the Science Museum Group’s justification for accepting such funding


Simworx appoints Paul Kent to drive global sales
Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


The story behind Integrated Storytelling by Design
Here’s why Klaus Sommer Paulsen wrote a book about the evolution of the story, the creator and the audience


Universal Beijing Resort sets September 20 date for grand opening
The long-awaited Universal Beijing is set for a spectacular launch on September 20


Pixel Artworks lights up Warwick Castle with Sundown Spectacular
Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


Merlin breaks bricks on world’s largest Legoland Resort in Shenzhen
The US$1.08bn Legoland Shenzhen Resort is Merlin’s latest - and largest - venture in the Chinese market


New theme park sim from Tropico developer turns genre on its head
Park Beyond’s ‘impossification’ system promises to let your imagination run wild with a new theme park simulator unlike any we’ve ever seen on modern systems


Concern over danger to Afghanistan heritage sites still high despite Taliban pledge to protect culture
The Taliban has vowed to protect Afghanistan’s heritage but concern is still extremely high following destruction seen in previous years


Project Exo is just the start of Disney’s robotic ambitions
Everything is about to get bigger (and smaller) as Disney continues to take the world by storm with its latest animatronic projects


Disney’s new Genie service waves goodbye to traditional fastpasses and replaces them with an all-in-one park planning tool
Disney has introduced a new digital service offering personalised itineraries for visitors wanting to get the most out of their day at one of the operator’s parks


Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis hopeful for festival’s future despite 2020 and 2021 cancellations
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis says he’s optimistic that the iconic festival will be able to return in 2022


Tourism landscape changes dramatically as pandemic has devastating effect on attractions in England
A new survey has shown the severe impact of the global pandemic on visitor attractions in England


Natural History Museum to host ice rink for final time as plans move forward for Urban Nature redevelopment project
The ice rink was cancelled last year due to the ongoing pandemic


Thrill by day and fright by night as Fright Fest returns to Six Flags
The event was cancelled last year and is set to return this Halloween


Green Hotel investment in a bid to restart tourism industry
There is mounting pressure for hotels to become more sustainable going forward


Dutch police launch investigation after thieves fail in €1.2m Monet art heist
Two men attempted to abscond with a valuable Monet artwork only for the pair to drop the painting as they fled the scene on a motorcycle


Museums threaten legal action against Pornhub for ‘Classic Nudes’ series
Three major institutions have taken offence to a new initiative from Pormhub promoting art through the medium of adult entertainment


Disney’s NBA Experience will not reopen at Disney Springs
Disney’s NBA attraction hasn’t been a slam dunk for the operator, with reports suggesting the attraction will not reopen following its COVID-enforced closure in 2020


A celebration of botanic diversity: Oman set to break ground on US$175m botanic garden
The upcoming Oman Botanic Garden has been designed to celebrate the country’s botanic diversity and to be enjoyed by the people of Oman for generations to come


Disney World launches all-new Boo Bash as Halloween season returns
The spookiest time of the year has started at the Magic Kingdom


Soaring through Changbaishan with new attraction from Brogent Technologies
China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


IAAPA Europe Expo returns with in-person event in Barcelona
The four-day event will include an extensive tradeshow, networking opportunities and educational programming


Smithsonian Museum repatriates sacred items to Siksika Nation
The museum returned the sacred items to the Siksika Nation after almost a century


Cyprus’ Museum of Underwater Sculpture welcomes first visitors
The newly opened museum is hoped to boost dive tourism in the country


President Biden makes Disney debut in revamped Hall of Presidents attraction
Biden’s installation forms part of a recent renovation of the attraction, which reopened in early August


Gateway Ticketing to host in-person Galaxy User Group meeting at Mob Museum in Vegas
The four-day event will feature educational presentations, success stories, breakout sessions and networking opportunities


Kraftwerk Living Technologies introduces Night at the Manor 4D theatre experience
The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


V&A Dundee to close to general public for Sensory Friendly Days
The V&A Dundee will close to general visitors in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for visitors with sensory needs


Lollapalooza festival could lead to spike in COVID-19 cases health experts warn
Health experts are expecting to see a surge in COVID-19 infections in Chicago after 100,000 attendees gathered in Grant Park for the festival


Museum of Brands celebrates 50 years of Mr Men and Little Miss
The self-guided Mr. Men Little Miss Discovery Trail takes visitors through the museum’s permanent collection of Mr. Men and Little Miss memorabilia


Norwegian Cruise Lines to resume operations for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic
This is the first cruise the company has done in almost a year and a half


Bing Bunny heading to London Zoo following Acamar Films partnership
ZSL London Zoo will host several family-friendly, Bing-themed activities, free to its visitors throughout the Autumn


Historic Portsmouth Dockyard launches immersive Mary Rose experience
The exhibition explores the history of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship, which sank in the Battle of the Solent in 1545


Disney offers sneak peek at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser attraction ahead of 2022 opening with new official poster
The poster features several Star Wars figures, which, according to Disney, are meant to represent the guests and the choose-your-own-adventure-style experience they’ll undertake at the hotel


Major V&A exhibition to be adapted for cinema
The 80-minute documentary will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the V&A’s Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition


Thorpe Park latest to open pop-up vaccine centre
Unvaccinated park-goers will be offered the Pfizer vaccine


Greta Thunberg condemns Science Museum for signing Shell gagging order
Details of the gagging clause were shared by campaign group; Culture Unstained, which described the agreement as ‘problematic’.


Return of guests returns Universal to profit following COVID-hit year
With guests returning to its parks in their droves, Universal has for the first time since COVID-19 emerged made a profit in its quarterly earnings report


New nautical-inspired land to open at Drayton Manor this summer
Adventure Cove features several new family-friendly attractions


IAAPA Legends Panel returns in 2021 to celebrate Universal’s Spider-Man attraction
Hailed as one of the world’s best dark ride attractions, Universal’s Spider-Man dark ride will be celebrated at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando with the return of the popular Legends Panel event


‘Trash heap’: New £2m London attraction offers refunds following heavy criticism from visitors
Marble Arch Mound was supposed to offer a look at London from a new perspective. Instead, it’s become the victim of memes and criticism after the site opened looking more like a building site than a green haven


Six Flags soars after smashing Q2 earnings estimates
Following a rollercoaster year, Six Flags is certainly on a high after more than doubling its expected EBITDA for Q2


Thirteen sites added to Unesco’s prestigious World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee has inscribed 13 new sites in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to Unesco’s World Heritage List


Green oceans: MSC announce feasibility study for hydrogen-powered cruise ship
A carbon-neutral cruise ship could be realised in the not-too-distant future, with MSC Group announcing a feasibility study for a hydrogen-powered vessel


South West Museum Development partners with Kilogramme Animation Studio to launch animated short to protect museum collections from pests
The animated short encourages museums and other heritage sites to safeguard their collections from pests


Glastonbury axes mini Equinox event
Glastonbury’s Equinox mini-festival will no longer go ahead, with co-founder Emily Eavis blaming the cancellation on ‘a number of reasons’


Behind the Attraction: New Disney+ series takes a look at some of Disney’s most iconic attractions
Disney has released a new docuseries exploring how it managed to bring some of its most popular attractions to life


Mather & Co announced as exhibition design partner for Inverness Castle redevelopment
The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opens in Bath
Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein has opened its doors to the public a stone's throw away from where the famous author first dreamt up the legendary monster


Lego launches UK touring pop-up experience
The Lego Pop & Play Tour will feature several activity stations inspired by different Lego IPs


Everton stadium plans and waterfront redevelopment sees Liverpool stripped of World Heritage status
Unesco has deleted Liverpool from its World Heritage List after a committee determined new developments were damaging the city’s global heritage


World’s tallest sandcastle built in Denmark
The 21m structure represents the struggle of the Coronavirus crisis


London’s West End theatres introduce COVID status certification as shows move to full capacity
Major British theatre chain ATG has backed the move to minimise the spread of COVID-19


Natural History Museum’s ‘Dippy’ concludes UK tour at Norwich Cathedral
The Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus ‘Dippy’ is about to complete a tour of the UK after arriving at his final destination - Norwich Cathedral


Jeff Bezos donates US$200m to Smithsonian
The Smithsonian has received the largest donation in its history with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donating US$200m for the development of two key projects for the institution


WATCH: Reimagined Jungle Cruise reopens at Disneyland
Disney’s Jungle Cruise has undergone a full reimagining, with the ride experience completely modernised to ‘better reflect and value diversity’


Thirty-four years in the making: How Triotech took a classic dark ride attraction and brought it into the 21st century
We spoke to Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten about Knott’s Berry Farm’s iconic Bear-y Tales dark ride, which has been reimagined for a brand new audience more than three decades later


TikTok pop-up coming to Westfield London
TikTok influencers Ehiz Ufuah, Poppy O’Toole, Ben Black and Jeremy Lynch will offer coaching sessions on how to create successful TikTok content


The rapid rise of K-pop to be explored in new V&A exhibition
South Korea’s global contribution to pop culture is set to be explored in a new exhibition from London’s V&A museum


Natural History Museum to transfer 27 million specimens to new state-of-the-art research centre
The migration of artefacts will be the largest since the 1880s and will see more than a third of the museum’s collection relocated to the brand-new Harwell Campus


Immersive Ant-Man dining experience coming to Disney Cruise Line
Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish


The Haunting of Hill House makes its way to Universal with brand new maze for Halloween Horror Nights
Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is set to make its theme park debut at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando


Roadworks endanger Stonehenge’s World Heritage status
Unesco has said that plans by the British government to build a tunnel beneath Stonehenge will have a ‘highly adverse and irreversible impact’ on the World Heritage site


The Week: Easing US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong, George Osborne and a new addition to Portugal’s largest waterpark
IAAPA supports the lifting of US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong could be making his way to Universal’s theme parks, George Osborne becomes British Museum chairman and Portugal has welcomed Europe’s first five-person water coaster. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions.


From The Community: The return of Disney’s fireworks, America’s most underrated rollercoaster and visiting the site of the London Resort
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


German government approves €400m plan to restore some of country’s most important castles
Castles and palaces in Germany are set to receive a huge investment into refurbishing existing tourist attractions.


IAAPA joins US tourism industry in call for easing of travel restrictions
In an effort to help kickstart the visitor attractions industry, IAAPA has supported the efforts to lay out a framework for the safe easing of border entry restrictions in the US


ProSlide launches Europe’s first five-person water coaster in Portugal’s Aquashow Park
ProSlide’s MammothBlast five-person water coaster has made its European debut at Portugal’s popular Aquashow Park


Colosseum’s underground labyrinth opens to the public following €25m restoration
The Colosseum’s hypogeum has undergone a major restoration allowing visitors to explore the historic passageways for the first time


Tottenham to open permanent art gallery within football club’s stadium
Just ahead of it coming home, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has announced the opening of a new arts space inside the club’s stadium


11-year-old dies and another child in critical condition after raft flips over on Raging River ride at Adventureland
One child has died and another remains in critical condition following an accident on the Raging River ride at Iowa’s Adventureland theme park


Shanghai’s highly-anticipated planetarium and astronomy museum set to open later this month
The long-awaited Shanghai Astronomy Museum is set to open its doors to the public on July 18


First real T-Rex to come to England in 100 years goes on display in Nottingham
A 66 million-year-old T-Rex has gone on display in Nottingham, marking the first time one has gone on display in England since the early 20th century


Manchester Jewish museum reopens following £6m renovation
Funded in-part by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Manchester Jewish museum has reopened its doors following a multi-million pound redevelopment


Is Donkey Kong making his way to Universal’s theme parks?
Donkey Kong could soon be making his theme park debut after reports suggest Nintendo and Universal have big plans for the popular franchise


Avonturenpark Hellendoorn eliminates F&B queues with Convious Mobile Food Ordering solution
The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission


From The Industry: World Heritage in danger, Mickey on the run and crowdfunding success
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Museum of the Home faces protests as British government prohibits removal of statue with links to slave trade
The Museum of the Home has been refused permission to remove a statue of Robert Geffrye despite public calls to ditch the controversial work


Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition coming to London Film Museum in July
The attraction will feature never-before-seen photographs and behind-the-scenes shots from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast films


Olympic Agora culture hub launched in Tokyo ahead of delayed 2020 Olympic Games
Sport and culture, the spirit of Ancient Greece and the thousands of missing spectators for this year’s Olympics will be celebrated in a series of installations celebrating the event in Tokyo


Cirque du Soleil comes back to Las Vegas as operator plans return to global stage
Forced to close for over a year, Cirque du Soleil is finally back, making its first stop in Las Vegas ahead of a return to destinations worldwide


Former British chancellor George Osborne named chairman of the British Museum
Osborne will join the museum’s board of trustees on September 1, taking up the position of chairman in October


Art for your health: NHS key workers and young people to curate National Partners Programme exhibitions
Three British art galleries will present a series of exhibitions and collaborations looking back at the past year to explore the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic


Global recreation market set to soar to US$1.4tn in 2021 following COVID-hit 2020
As the COVID tide begins to turn, the recreation sector looks set to bounce back with a new report suggesting the market could be worth as much as US$1.92tn by 2025


COVID-19 will impact World Heritage for years to come, says Unesco report
Unesco says that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on World Heritage long after the pandemic has been brought under control


Six Flags veteran Tom Iven replaces Walter Bogumil as new SeaWorld COO
Tom Iven joins SeaWorld following 45 year career working for Six Flags


The Smithsonian is seeking a curator of food and wine history
US$4m has been gifted to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, with the funding being used to explore American history through the ‘all-encompassing lens of food’


The Week: Repatriating colonial-era artefacts, Irish tourism, Brand Africa and major waterpark opens
Belgium agrees to help the Congo recover its lost heritage, Ireland’s €73m tourism investment, Africa remodels its tourism outlook and a snow-topped waterpark comes to China. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Community: NFL star’s big day out, the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean and a tidal wave soaking for charity
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Disney seeks inspiring people as operator launches Magic Makers competition
Continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney is offering 50 people in the US a trip to Disney World in recognition of their acts of kindness, compassion and creativity


Brand Africa: African continent comes together in effort to realise tourism potential
Brand Africa will place an emphasis on people as the continent attempts to lure visitors with new narratives and a new unified tourism approach


Tate sends its collection to China for debut of major new art museum in Shanghai
The Jean Nouvel-designed Museum of Art Pudong launches July 8 with a partner exhibition from Britain’s Tate


Investing in Ireland: Irish Government invests €73m in effort to boost tourism with development of four world-class attractions
In a bid to boost tourism post-Covid in Ireland, Fáilte Ireland has announced plans for major investments into four tourism sites across the country


British Golf Museum reopens under new name following 18-month redevelopment
A redesign of the former British Golf Museum has been spearheaded by Mather & Co, who worked alongside the museum’s curators to develop a series of interactive digital experiences


IAAPA Expo Asia enhances education offering with Insights day and full line-up of speakers
IAAPA has put together a diverse and knowledgeable line-up of speakers for an expanded educational offering at this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia


Belgium’s government reaches deal to return colonial-era relics to Congo
Belgium will work with the Democratic Republic of Congo to return items looted during the colonial era in the first half of the last century


Ocean Flower Island continues to take shape as ProSlide-supplied waterpark opens doors to the public
Ocean Flower waterpark is the latest step in the development of the US$24bn Ocean Flower Island


The Week: Toppled statues, imagination-powered learning, Stephen Hawking and Sonic the Hedgehog attractions
A toppled slave-trader statue goes on display, Disney launches a teacher-led education scheme, Hawking’s office to go on display and Sega eyes Sonic theme parks. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Industry: London Resort troubles, the Eurovision Museum and celebrating Michael Schumacher
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Beer, bratwurst and rollercoasters: Thorpe Park announces return of Oktoberfest event in 2021
Following a successful launch in 2020, Oktoberfest is making its way back to Thorpe Park this year with a special event celebrating the Bavarian festival


Stephen Hawking’s entire office set to go on display at London Science Museum
The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office – including his personal reference library, wheelchairs, communications equipment, medals, memorabilia and even the office furniture – is set to join the Science Museum Group’s collection


Super Sonic: The attractions history of Sega’s most iconic IP and potential plans for theme park developments in 2022
He’s fast, he’s blue and he might just be coming to an attraction near you. Here are Sega’s attractions plans for Sonic the Hedgehog in 2022 and beyond


Stunning immersive show transforms the Rock of Gibraltar
A new permanent immersive light and spatial audio installation at St. Michael’s Cave will boost the Rock’s visitor experience in time for Summer 2021


Explore a 300-year-old shipwreck with Historic England’s new virtual dive trail
Historic England’s virtual dive trail tells the story of Stirling Castle, a 70-gun warship that was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703


Universal to host pop-up Covid vaccination site at CityWalk Hollywood
Universal CityWalk has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site


Mickey and Goofy star as Shanghai Disney launches new musical attraction
The production opens on June 16, marking the resorts five-year anniversary


Imagination-powered learning: Disney set to launch education programme at US parks
In collaboration with teachers, Disney is introducing students to ‘imagination-powered learning’ with the launch of the Disney Imagination Campus education scheme


Toppled Colston statue goes on display in Bristol
A statue famously felled during the Black Lives Matter protests, is now on display in a Bristol museum


The Week: Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho, spoiled cruises and Amsterdam’s autonomous boat
Captain America, Ant-Man and Bob Chapek assemble for the launch of Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho rides the Voyage, a UK-only cruise is barred from the UK and Amsterdam starts trailing the use of autonomous boats. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Community: The high and lows of Spider-Man, the coaster sandwich and the Terror behind Terror Tower
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Immersive scare experience coming to SeaWorld Orlando for Halloween season
Howl-O-Scream will feature several Halloween-themed attractions for horror fans and thrill-seeking guests


Tower Bridge set to host dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event
Tower Bridge is set to welcome man’s best friend for a very special dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event


Retail meets attraction: World’s largest Harry Potter store opens doors in New York
New York’s brand-new flagship Harry Potter store is an immersive retail experience boasting the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise anywhere in the world


WATCH: Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry celebrates black creativity with Taylor Staten and Tonika Johnson
Targeting students in Chicago’s underserved neighbourhoods, photojournalist Tonika Johnson and architect Taylor State have discussed creativity and collaboration as part of MSI’s Black Creativity programme


Domestic cruise ship barred from Scotland over Covid concerns
A UK-only cruise has been barred from docking in Greenock by the Scottish government


University of Central Florida launches master’s degree in themed experiences
A new degree is being launched to offer students the chance to develop and forge a career in the themed entertainment industry


Crystal Palace Park dinosaur receives ‘Roar-some’ facelift
Emergency restoration work was carried out on the Megalosaurus after its jaw collapsed last year


Silverwood’s Timber Terror back in operation following arson attempt
Police have asked for assistance in identifying a suspect following an attempted arson attack on Silverwood’s Timber Terror wooden coaster


Self-driving electric boats are currently being trialled in Amsterdam’s canals
The trend for autonomous vehicles continues to grow, with Amsterdam currently testing the use of self-driving electric boats in its waterways


Hudson Yards’ Vessel reopens with ban placed on solo visitors following deaths
Visitors are no longer allowed to climb Vessel alone following trio of suicides within the space of a year


Avengers, and Bob Chapek, assemble at Disneyland for epic grand opening ceremony of Avengers Campus
Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


A flight through history: Brogent develops Kazakhstan’s first-ever flying theatre as part of government-backed tourist development
Kazakhstan has welcomed the country’s first flying theatre ride with Brogent Technologies behind the landmark new attraction


Exploring Shanghai’s Jewish Refugee Museum
A museum dedicated to the Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai reopened after a major expansion and renovation project. Our contributor in Shanghai, Alice Davis, paid a visit


New 4D theatre for UAE as National Center of Meteorology launches Science Dome
A 4D dome experience at the National Center of Meteorology has opened its doors to the public as part of an engagement strategy that helps audiences understand weather data and meteorological research


New AR app brings The Gruffalo to England’s forests
The Gruffalo Spotter 2 app combines augmented reality with animated versions of Julia Donaldson’s beloved characters


Chris Jericho rides Holiday World’s ‘The Voyage’ for new Fozzy music video
The former WWE and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy have released a new music video shot on board Holiday World’s record-holding wooden coaster ‘The Voyage’


Download Festival to return with 10,000-capacity mini-event
Download boss described the event as ‘the return of the full festival experience we’ve all been waiting for.’


From The Industry: The Louvre’s first female leader, more big cat controversy and bumper cars in VR
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Launch of Europa Park’s underwater VR experience imminent pending relaxation of COVID restrictions
Snorri Snorkling VR at Europa Park’s Rulantica is ready to roll, though the launch has been slightly delayed thanks to local restrictions




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