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ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT


IN THIS ISSUE


p22, Nick Varney on the opening of Legoland Florida


p70, out of this world 3D experiences


p44, Edgewalk at the CN tower ISSUE 4 2011


5 Editor’s letter 8 Theme park news 10 Science centre news 12 Zoo news 14 Museum news 16 Waterpark news 18 Heritage news 21 Gallery news


22 Profi le: Nick Varney


The CEO of Merlin Entertainments talks about the opening of Legoland Florida in October, the company’s involvement in the regeneration of Blackpool and his plans for Merlin’s continued expansion


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p64, a look at some of the latest waterpark products


26 Top team: Adler Planetarium


Hailed as the most technologically advanced in the world, Grainger Sky Theater opened in July as part of Deep Sea Adventure. Members of the team behind the project describe their work


32 Mystery shopper: A force to be reckoned with?


Disney’s Star Tours attraction relaunched in May as a 3D experience. We fi nd out if the force is still strong


36 Project preview: Pure magic


Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter opens next March. We get a sneak preview of the incredible fi lm sets and props on show


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42 Occupational hazard: Mythological mystery


How Zeugma Mosaic Museum’s 2,000-year-old artefacts survived fl ood- ing only to be vandalised and stolen


44 New opening: Edging forward


The CN Tower in Canada’s new 1,200ft- high EdgeWalk is a must for thrill seekers


48 Interview: Chip Cleary


IAAPA’s new president explains how the organisation is embracing change


52 Show preview: IAAPA 2011


Some of this year’s exhibitors detail the products they’ll be showcasing


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