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From The Industry: A second chance for captive cetaceans, rollercoaster innovation and virtual visitors at the National Gallery

Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is this week’s edition of From the Industry






Animals are at the top of the agenda this week, with a look at the world’s first open water beluga sanctuary. Meanwhile museums continue to adapt in the face of closure, while FECs are also changing in the face of the global pandemic

Making a splash

Industry publication Blooloop is first up this week, with the website taking an inside look at the world’s first open water beluga sanctuary in Iceland.

Meanwhile, Dan Ashe, president and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), has taken a look at unity amid the challenges of a closed mind.

From MuseumNext, the Natural History Museum in London has been reaching new audiences in the Far East with local live streaming services in its pursuit of virtual visitors in China.

With the museum community largely having to handle operations from home during lockdown, the Museums Journal from the Museums Association has explored five things learned while working under those circumstances.

Especially now, innovation is the key, which is exactly the mindset of Great Coasters International co-founder, Clair Hain, who spoke to Park World’s Becci Knowles about the development of the world’s first hybrid wood and steel rollercoaster.

After the long days of quarantine, Seoul’s museums are a salve to the spirit, so says the international art magazine Apollo.

In the cruise industry, Cruise Trade News speaks to Norwegian Cruise Line UK MD Eamonn Ferrin, who outlines the line’s new trade-friendly concepts and reveals what itineraries are in demand.


Credit: National Gallery

Virtual visitors

From the Museums + Heritage Advisor, London’s National Gallery has revealed its 20 most viewed paintings online during lockdown, with Jan van Eyck’s 1434 work The Arnolfini Portrait that has attracted more interest than any other.

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has explored green trends in museum retail, including ethical sourcing, storytelling and even store design.

“As museums evolve with a changing society, the merchandise available in their stores should also tell the story of that evolution” reads the article.

Euro Professional has looked toward China this week, thesitewizard.com the Canton Tower in Guangzhou - the fifth highest building in the world.

From InterPark, the magazine has looked at a number of waterparks scheduled to open in Dubai in 2021, including Jungle Bay, the expansion of Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm, and the reopening of Legoland Waterpark at Dubai Parks and Resorts.


Credit: Chuck E Cheese

FECs in Covid times

IAAPA’s official publication Funworld has explored FECs in the age of coronavirus. The article by Mike Bederka, looks at how two FEC companies - Chuck E. Cheese and Big Thrill Factory - have changed their businesses as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact.

Staying the world of FECs, RePlay has taken a closer look at Stars and Strikes, a Georgia-based bowling entertainment center chain which opened its fifteenth venue in November.

From Amuseument RC, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is now fully reopened with new safety procedures in place. The high-speed electric karts, arcade games, miniature golf, interactive gaming and bar and restaurant-style dining reopened under a new sanitation initiative.

Finally, iNTERGAME reports the launch of a new VR game from Hologate, with Slugterra licensed from the Disney XD television series that ran to 63 episodes across six seasons and spawned five movies. The shooting game is now playable at over 400 Hologate locations worldwide.


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From The Industry: A second chance for captive cetaceans, rollercoaster innovation and virtual visitors at the National Gallery

Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is this week’s edition of From the Industry






Animals are at the top of the agenda this week, with a look at the world’s first open water beluga sanctuary. Meanwhile museums continue to adapt in the face of closure, while FECs are also changing in the face of the global pandemic

Making a splash

Industry publication Blooloop is first up this week, with the website taking an inside look at the world’s first open water beluga sanctuary in Iceland.

Meanwhile, Dan Ashe, president and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), has taken a look at unity amid the challenges of a closed mind.

From MuseumNext, the Natural History Museum in London has been reaching new audiences in the Far East with local live streaming services in its pursuit of virtual visitors in China.

With the museum community largely having to handle operations from home during lockdown, the Museums Journal from the Museums Association has explored five things learned while working under those circumstances.

Especially now, innovation is the key, which is exactly the mindset of Great Coasters International co-founder, Clair Hain, who spoke to Park World’s Becci Knowles about the development of the world’s first hybrid wood and steel rollercoaster.

After the long days of quarantine, Seoul’s museums are a salve to the spirit, so says the international art magazine Apollo.

In the cruise industry, Cruise Trade News speaks to Norwegian Cruise Line UK MD Eamonn Ferrin, who outlines the line’s new trade-friendly concepts and reveals what itineraries are in demand.


Credit: National Gallery

Virtual visitors

From the Museums + Heritage Advisor, London’s National Gallery has revealed its 20 most viewed paintings online during lockdown, with Jan van Eyck’s 1434 work The Arnolfini Portrait that has attracted more interest than any other.

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has explored green trends in museum retail, including ethical sourcing, storytelling and even store design.

“As museums evolve with a changing society, the merchandise available in their stores should also tell the story of that evolution” reads the article.

Euro Professional has looked toward China this week, thesitewizard.com the Canton Tower in Guangzhou - the fifth highest building in the world.

From InterPark, the magazine has looked at a number of waterparks scheduled to open in Dubai in 2021, including Jungle Bay, the expansion of Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm, and the reopening of Legoland Waterpark at Dubai Parks and Resorts.


Credit: Chuck E Cheese

FECs in Covid times

IAAPA’s official publication Funworld has explored FECs in the age of coronavirus. The article by Mike Bederka, looks at how two FEC companies - Chuck E. Cheese and Big Thrill Factory - have changed their businesses as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact.

Staying the world of FECs, RePlay has taken a closer look at Stars and Strikes, a Georgia-based bowling entertainment center chain which opened its fifteenth venue in November.

From Amuseument RC, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is now fully reopened with new safety procedures in place. The high-speed electric karts, arcade games, miniature golf, interactive gaming and bar and restaurant-style dining reopened under a new sanitation initiative.

Finally, iNTERGAME reports the launch of a new VR game from Hologate, with Slugterra licensed from the Disney XD television series that ran to 63 episodes across six seasons and spawned five movies. The shooting game is now playable at over 400 Hologate locations worldwide.


 



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