AM2.jobs - Attractions Jobs & News
Attractions Management Magazine


CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE
 
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
FREE SIGN UP
CONTACT US

Jobs . News . Features . Products . Magazine . Archive . Handbook . Blog  
NEWS
Attractions Review 2017: March
POSTED 22 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving indicators of what’s still to come in the year ahead.

With cetacean controversies a running theme through 2016, 2017 was no different, with orca captivity at the top of the agenda for many. March also saw plans emerge for an anime theme park, while one proposal even suggested building a visitor attraction on the moon.

Chimelong sparks controversy by opening China's first orca breeding facility

While many have taken a step back from keeping captive cetaceans, orcas and belugas a particularly hot button subject, China’s Chimelong Group opened the country’s first breeding centre for killer whales in the city of Zhuhai.

Nine whales aged between five to 13 were introduced to the facility, which Chimelong said would “help cultivate the public’s awareness of whale protection, develop related studies and progress toward killer whale breeding”.

The base employs a team of 30 people to provide round-the-clock care to the orcas.

Anime dreams

March brought news that work was underway to open an anime and manga theme park on an island in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, with the attraction based on popular titles Hi no Tori (Phoenix) and Crayon Shin-chan.

Opened in July, Nijigen No Mori – which translates to ‘Anime Forest’ – utilises the area’s natural beauty, along with the latest visual technologies, to take visitors into their favourite anime titles, creating what has been described as “the first immersive entertainment anime park”.

The park is split into three distinctive zones. The first, called Mori no Zone (The Forest Zone), features a 1.2km-long (0.74 miles) walking trail, dubbed Night Walk Hi no Tori and based on the popular manga title’s 12 books, which generally involve a search for immortality, embodied by the bird of fire.

Along the trail, which visitors explore from sunset to around 10pm each night, visitors experience a visual show created by Tezuka Productions using projection mapping, with sounds and sights beamed into the forest as they explore its depths.

The second and third zones are based on Crayon Shin-chan – an anime and manga production which follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbours, and friends.

An out of this world proposal

Those eagerly anticipating the colonisation of the Moon will be delighted to know they’ll be able to get a dose of culture 384,400km away from Earth’s atmosphere, after artists Julio Orto and Joey Cannizzaro proposed The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon, or MoCAM as it would be known.

Offering fantastic views of Earth, the duo purchased a 20-acre plot of land on the Moon, located in Area D 6 Quadrant Charlie – the extreme northwest corner of the recognised Lunar Chart.

Working in conjunction with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), MoCAM has begun a process “dedicated to displaying the most interesting, cutting-edge, relevant art from the world, Moon habitats, or in the case of future encounters, any other form of intelligent life we may meet.”

Check back with Attractions Management tomorrow for the highlights from April
RELATED STORIES
Attractions Review 2017: January


The year 2017 started with a bang and the fireworks continued long after midnight on New Year's Eve. Iron Man took flight at Disney, while Hull celebrated as it kicked off festivities as the UK City of Culture. Elsewhere, plans were unveiled for a major redevelopment of the first theme park to come to Dubai.
Immersive anime theme park coming to Japanese island in July


Plans have been announced to open an anime and manga theme park on an island in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, with the attraction to be based on popular titles Hi no Tori (Phoenix) and Crayon Shin-chan.
Chimelong controversially opens China's first orca breeding facility


Despite growing sentiment worldwide that large sea creatures – particularly cetaceans – should not be kept in captivity, China’s Chimelong Group has opened the country’s first breeding centre for killer whales in the city of Zhuhai.
Out of this world proposal as creatives push for art museum on the Moon


Those eagerly anticipating the colonisation of the Moon will be delighted to know they’ll be able to get a dose of culture 384,400km away from Earth’s atmosphere, after artists Julio Orto and Joey Cannizzaro proposed The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon, or MoCAM as it would be known.
MORE NEWS
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma
V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed.
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction
Danish architects COBE and Norwegian beer maker Lervig have unveiled plans for a major waterfront visitor centre and brewery in Stavanger, Norway.
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour
Stunning designs have been revealed for Copenhagen's new Water Culture Centre, which will feature outdoor and indoor pools, waterfalls, harbour baths and sports facilities.
Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain for first time in 950 years
The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be loaned to a British museum for the first time in nearly a millennium.
More news>
LATEST JOBS
Casino Manager
Landers Recruitment
Salary: £30,000
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Director of Operations
WWT
Salary: £78,000 p.a.
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Head of Product Excellence
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winter Haven, FL, United States
Customer Insights and Analytics Manager
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
General Manager
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Location: Concord, NC, United States
Duty Manager
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Location: Washington, DC, United States



RECRUITING NOW
Merlin
Merlin Entertainments Plc

COMPANY PROFILES
DJW
This year DJW celebrates 30 years in the industry, with David and Lynn Willrich having started the company from the AV department of the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. [more...]
Latest Issue
CATALOGUE GALLERY
MORE CATALOGUES >

Attractions Management
Handbook available
online and in print >
 
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
AM2
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018
AM2.jobs - Attractions Jobs & News
Attractions Management Magazine


CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE
 

Jobs . News . Products . Magazine  
Post your job online   Free sign up   Contact us
NEWS
Attractions Review 2017: March
POSTED 22 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving indicators of what’s still to come in the year ahead.

With cetacean controversies a running theme through 2016, 2017 was no different, with orca captivity at the top of the agenda for many. March also saw plans emerge for an anime theme park, while one proposal even suggested building a visitor attraction on the moon.

Chimelong sparks controversy by opening China's first orca breeding facility

While many have taken a step back from keeping captive cetaceans, orcas and belugas a particularly hot button subject, China’s Chimelong Group opened the country’s first breeding centre for killer whales in the city of Zhuhai.

Nine whales aged between five to 13 were introduced to the facility, which Chimelong said would “help cultivate the public’s awareness of whale protection, develop related studies and progress toward killer whale breeding”.

The base employs a team of 30 people to provide round-the-clock care to the orcas.

Anime dreams

March brought news that work was underway to open an anime and manga theme park on an island in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, with the attraction based on popular titles Hi no Tori (Phoenix) and Crayon Shin-chan.

Opened in July, Nijigen No Mori – which translates to ‘Anime Forest’ – utilises the area’s natural beauty, along with the latest visual technologies, to take visitors into their favourite anime titles, creating what has been described as “the first immersive entertainment anime park”.

The park is split into three distinctive zones. The first, called Mori no Zone (The Forest Zone), features a 1.2km-long (0.74 miles) walking trail, dubbed Night Walk Hi no Tori and based on the popular manga title’s 12 books, which generally involve a search for immortality, embodied by the bird of fire.

Along the trail, which visitors explore from sunset to around 10pm each night, visitors experience a visual show created by Tezuka Productions using projection mapping, with sounds and sights beamed into the forest as they explore its depths.

The second and third zones are based on Crayon Shin-chan – an anime and manga production which follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbours, and friends.

An out of this world proposal

Those eagerly anticipating the colonisation of the Moon will be delighted to know they’ll be able to get a dose of culture 384,400km away from Earth’s atmosphere, after artists Julio Orto and Joey Cannizzaro proposed The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon, or MoCAM as it would be known.

Offering fantastic views of Earth, the duo purchased a 20-acre plot of land on the Moon, located in Area D 6 Quadrant Charlie – the extreme northwest corner of the recognised Lunar Chart.

Working in conjunction with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), MoCAM has begun a process “dedicated to displaying the most interesting, cutting-edge, relevant art from the world, Moon habitats, or in the case of future encounters, any other form of intelligent life we may meet.”

Check back with Attractions Management tomorrow for the highlights from April
RELATED STORIES
Attractions Review 2017: January


The year 2017 started with a bang and the fireworks continued long after midnight on New Year's Eve. Iron Man took flight at Disney, while Hull celebrated as it kicked off festivities as the UK City of Culture. Elsewhere, plans were unveiled for a major redevelopment of the first theme park to come to Dubai.
Immersive anime theme park coming to Japanese island in July


Plans have been announced to open an anime and manga theme park on an island in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, with the attraction to be based on popular titles Hi no Tori (Phoenix) and Crayon Shin-chan.
Chimelong controversially opens China's first orca breeding facility


Despite growing sentiment worldwide that large sea creatures – particularly cetaceans – should not be kept in captivity, China’s Chimelong Group has opened the country’s first breeding centre for killer whales in the city of Zhuhai.
Out of this world proposal as creatives push for art museum on the Moon


Those eagerly anticipating the colonisation of the Moon will be delighted to know they’ll be able to get a dose of culture 384,400km away from Earth’s atmosphere, after artists Julio Orto and Joey Cannizzaro proposed The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon, or MoCAM as it would be known.
MORE NEWS
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma
V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed.
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction
Danish architects COBE and Norwegian beer maker Lervig have unveiled plans for a major waterfront visitor centre and brewery in Stavanger, Norway.
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour
Stunning designs have been revealed for Copenhagen's new Water Culture Centre, which will feature outdoor and indoor pools, waterfalls, harbour baths and sports facilities.
Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain for first time in 950 years
The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be loaned to a British museum for the first time in nearly a millennium.
More news>
LATEST JOBS
Casino Manager
Landers Recruitment
Salary: £30,000
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Director of Operations
WWT
Salary: £78,000 p.a.
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Head of Product Excellence
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winter Haven, FL, United States
Customer Insights and Analytics Manager
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
General Manager
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Location: Concord, NC, United States
Duty Manager
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Location: Washington, DC, United States



 
 
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
AM2
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

NEWS
Attractions Review 2017: March
POSTED 22 Dec 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving indicators of what’s still to come in the year ahead.

With cetacean controversies a running theme through 2016, 2017 was no different, with orca captivity at the top of the agenda for many. March also saw plans emerge for an anime theme park, while one proposal even suggested building a visitor attraction on the moon.

Chimelong sparks controversy by opening China's first orca breeding facility

While many have taken a step back from keeping captive cetaceans, orcas and belugas a particularly hot button subject, China’s Chimelong Group opened the country’s first breeding centre for killer whales in the city of Zhuhai.

Nine whales aged between five to 13 were introduced to the facility, which Chimelong said would “help cultivate the public’s awareness of whale protection, develop related studies and progress toward killer whale breeding”.

The base employs a team of 30 people to provide round-the-clock care to the orcas.

Anime dreams

March brought news that work was underway to open an anime and manga theme park on an island in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, with the attraction based on popular titles Hi no Tori (Phoenix) and Crayon Shin-chan.

Opened in July, Nijigen No Mori – which translates to ‘Anime Forest’ – utilises the area’s natural beauty, along with the latest visual technologies, to take visitors into their favourite anime titles, creating what has been described as “the first immersive entertainment anime park”.

The park is split into three distinctive zones. The first, called Mori no Zone (The Forest Zone), features a 1.2km-long (0.74 miles) walking trail, dubbed Night Walk Hi no Tori and based on the popular manga title’s 12 books, which generally involve a search for immortality, embodied by the bird of fire.

Along the trail, which visitors explore from sunset to around 10pm each night, visitors experience a visual show created by Tezuka Productions using projection mapping, with sounds and sights beamed into the forest as they explore its depths.

The second and third zones are based on Crayon Shin-chan – an anime and manga production which follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbours, and friends.

An out of this world proposal

Those eagerly anticipating the colonisation of the Moon will be delighted to know they’ll be able to get a dose of culture 384,400km away from Earth’s atmosphere, after artists Julio Orto and Joey Cannizzaro proposed The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon, or MoCAM as it would be known.

Offering fantastic views of Earth, the duo purchased a 20-acre plot of land on the Moon, located in Area D 6 Quadrant Charlie – the extreme northwest corner of the recognised Lunar Chart.

Working in conjunction with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), MoCAM has begun a process “dedicated to displaying the most interesting, cutting-edge, relevant art from the world, Moon habitats, or in the case of future encounters, any other form of intelligent life we may meet.”

Check back with Attractions Management tomorrow for the highlights from April
RELATED STORIES
Attractions Review 2017: January


The year 2017 started with a bang and the fireworks continued long after midnight on New Year's Eve. Iron Man took flight at Disney, while Hull celebrated as it kicked off festivities as the UK City of Culture. Elsewhere, plans were unveiled for a major redevelopment of the first theme park to come to Dubai.
Immersive anime theme park coming to Japanese island in July


Plans have been announced to open an anime and manga theme park on an island in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, with the attraction to be based on popular titles Hi no Tori (Phoenix) and Crayon Shin-chan.
Chimelong controversially opens China's first orca breeding facility


Despite growing sentiment worldwide that large sea creatures – particularly cetaceans – should not be kept in captivity, China’s Chimelong Group has opened the country’s first breeding centre for killer whales in the city of Zhuhai.
Out of this world proposal as creatives push for art museum on the Moon


Those eagerly anticipating the colonisation of the Moon will be delighted to know they’ll be able to get a dose of culture 384,400km away from Earth’s atmosphere, after artists Julio Orto and Joey Cannizzaro proposed The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon, or MoCAM as it would be known.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS