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Democratising access to beauty: Tristram Hunt on the...

Once referred to as "the Nation's attic", what is the purpose of the V&A in Brexit Britain? V&A Director Dr Tristram Hunt visited our local museum - the very wonderful Royal Albert Memorial Museum in...

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station: PGAV on...

The new St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station opens in 2019. It is being designed by world leading themed entertainment and architecture firm PGAV Destinations. And like all the best attractions, it will start...

The cautionary tale of San Diego’s Horton Plaza...

San Diego's Horton Plaza once attracted over 25 million people, a "city" in which a visitor could get "safely lost". Now it's a ghost town. The retail landscape has changed and malls are rapidly becoming...

Is the Leisure industry a target for a Cyber-crime...

Theme Parks, Zoos, Aquaria, Family Entertainment Centres and Indoor Play all have a significant cyber exposure. The threat of a cyber attack on your visitor attraction is real. Is theA�leisure industry a...

Capturing Coney Island on Camera with Jim McDonnell

Coney Island has always been one of my favorite places in the world. One of the people who gave me a great historical walk around the island was Jim McDonnell. McDonnell, who is archival producer for...

Testing the waters: benchmarking with the St. Louis...

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is set to open 2019 at the city's historic, downtown train station. A key part of the development process is benchmarking. In this third post from the team we learn why...

MAPIC Leisure to highlight the growth of...

In 2018, MAPIC will embrace the new retail shift: a paradigm placed under the label of customer experience. November's MAPIC Leisure conference will address the increasing importance of "retailtainment". As...

What challenges do today’s theme park designers...

In today's world of risk management, regional codes and trademarks, was theme park design simpler for the original Walt Disney Imagineers? By Eddie Sotto, President of SottoStudios/LA. What challenges do...

Themed entertainment’s TEA Summit & Thea...

The annual TEA Summit kicks off a weekend that culminates in the prestigious, black-tie Saturday night Thea Awards Gala. The three-day fixture returned to Disneyland Resort's Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim,...

8 reasons why non-attractions are so attractive (or Why...

I'm a little bit obsessed with something called Orangetheory Fitness. I'm not entirely sure what the theory is, or the hypothesis, for that matter. By Stacey Ludlum, Director of Zoo & Aquarium Planning and...