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Attractions news 9.5.20: Shanghai Disneyland reopening...

Attractions news... In the news this week: Shanghai Disneyland reopening date; San Diego releases attractions re-opening guide; Six Flags hope to reopen in Mid-May; virtual Met gala; Dreamland won't reopen...

The true meaning of experience and what attractions can...

In the attractions industry, we often talk about "experience." But where did this concept come from, and what can we learn from its origins? by Wim Strijbosch The themed entertainment industry is in the...

Coronavirus update 06.05.20: news from the attractions...

COVID-19 continues to have a huge impact on theme parks, museums, zoos and more. Here's the latest coronavirus news from the attractions industry. This week sees a cautious relaxing of the strict lockdown...

How to communicate with guests and retrain staff ahead...

On 29 April, Gateway Ticketing Systems hosted the seventh instalment of its Webinar Wednesdays series, addressing best practice for communicating post-COVID-19 procedures with staff and guests while you prepare...

COVID-19 and the rise of hands-off museum experiences 

It is said that a crisis is also an opportunity. Just as intense heat and pressure create a diamond, a crisis creates a seedbed for innovation. So, this begs the question: how will the world look post-COVID-19?...

Attractions news 2.05.20: Drive-Thru Zoo | Reopening...

Attractions news... In the news this week: Florida and California release reopening plans; financial reports released; Australian zoo and aquarium relief fund;  Drive-Thru Zoo; AMC won't screen Universal...

Social Disneying: protecting high risk guests after...

Attractions around the world are busy planning strategies for reopening safely after the threat of coronavirus has passed. As the planet returns to a 'new normal', what is the best long-term strategy? By Eddie...

Retail lens: reopening to the public after coronavirus

In times of uncertainty, we look to our trusted institutions to lead the way. Our beloved and respected museums, science centres, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and historic sites that have long earned...

Theme parks may need to attract younger...

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to change customer behaviour once venues reopen. This means that attractions may need to refocus on a younger demographic after COVID-19 - the classic theme park...

Coronavirus update 29.04.20: news from the attractions...

While many of the world's attractions remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, this week sees more reopenings in Asia, as operators in the West look on and make plans. Read the latest COVID-19 news from...

Lessons in disruption: what can we learn from COVID-19...

Every crisis offers the opportunity for growth. During a global crisis as enormous as the COVID-19 pandemic, that may seem like a flippant observation to make. For those of us thrust into survival mode, the...

Why COVID-19 might cause movie theatres to disappear...

Location-based virtual reality has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus, but it’s not the only entertainment business that’s been gutted by the lockdown. COVID-19 might spell the end of the movie...

Capacity managing your entire attraction is the new...

On 15 April, Gateway Ticketing Systems held a webinar as part of its Webinar Wednesdays series, addressing reopening strategies and transitioning to a capacity managed attraction. By Greg Banecker, Gateway...

Vision Statements: why Crush Adidas is essential for...

Keeping your business models up to date is important, especially during a crisis: a situation where the business environment changes dramatically. by Bart Dohmen, TDAC International, Unlimited Snow I...

COVID-19 and the transformation of retail

As we adapt to new ways of working, living and shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic, could the crisis transform retail for good? by Nicole Srock.Stanley, CEO & Founder, dan pearlman Group Berlin We all...