News: Attractions

Wellington Zoo welcomes Lace Monitor lizards for the first time in zoo’s history

Wellington Zoo has welcomed two Lace Monitor lizards for the first time in the zoo's history, with the pair named Darwin and Jannali, now ready to greet visitors over the summer…

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Jan 8, 2024 Attractions / Education / Environment / Zoos /


Merlin Entertainments announce 2025 opening for Legoland Shanghai Resort in China  

Global attractions giant, Merlin Entertainments, has announced the new Legoland Shanghai Resort will debut in China in 2025 with the US$1.4 billion resort anticipated to welcome three…

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Jan 7, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Attractions / Tourism /


MENALAC launches 2024 industry awards

The Middle East and North Africa Leisure & Attractions Council (MENALAC) has opened entries for its 2024 industry awards program. Operators of theme parks, waterparks, FECs,…

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Jan 6, 2024 Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Tourism / Waterparks /


Taronga and Melbourne Zoo challenged by monkey escapes, false alarms and euthanasia

Zookeepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo identified that a spider monkey had left its habitat in the morning of 2nd January while on 3rd January a false alarm was activated at Melbourne…

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Jan 5, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Attractions / Education / Safety / Zoos /


Gateway Ticketing Systems announces major Galaxy solution upgrade

Gateway Ticketing Systems, a leading provider of admission control systems, has released a new upgrade for its ticketing solution. Galaxy 7.8.15, now available to download and install,…

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Jan 5, 2024 Attractions / Entertainment / Technology / Ticketing / Tourism /


China Great Wall Museum renovation to be completed in late 2025

The China Great Wall Museum renovation is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2025 and is aimed at improving the museum's facilities and capabilities in collecting, protecting,…

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Jan 4, 2024 Attractions / Culture / Design / Education / Tourism /


Storm Tussey-Haverly named as new IAAPA Executive Vice President and Chief Membership Officer

Following a global search, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has appointed Storm Tussey-Haverly in the newly created role of executive vice president…

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Jan 4, 2024 Attractions / Entertainment / Marketing / Tourism / Waterparks /


Gold Coast theme parks reopen again after severe weather events

Gold Coast theme parks Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet‘n’Wild Gold Coast have reopened today after further severe weather events caused their…

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Jan 3, 2024 ByNigel Benton Attractions / Marketing / Safety / Tourism / Waterparks /


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