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How IP is Dominating Themed Entertainment: The 2015 Thinkwell Experience Report

Posted on January 15, 2016

With the staggering success of partnerships like Harry Potter and Universal Studios, it’s easy to see why theme parks are paying more attention to IP franchises. According to the 2015 ...

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How Skull Island: Reign of Kong is Turning the Kong Narrative On Its Head

Posted on January 13, 2016

This summer Universal’s Islands of Adventure is debuting a much-anticipated dark ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Fans are excited about the latest incarnation of the Kong story. What’s fascinating ...

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Theme Parks By the Numbers

Posted on January 8, 2016

As we head into 2016, it’s helpful to look back and see what theme park attendance trends can reveal about the year ahead. The latest Themed Entertainment Association’s Theme Park ...

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10 Epic Attractions, Theme Parks and Museums to Watch in 2016

Posted on December 31, 2015

It may seem hard to imagine with the holidays barely behind us, but 2016 is here and we’re gearing up for another exciting year of entertainment design. The start of ...

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Designing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Posted on December 23, 2015

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is the heart of the Magic Kingdom’s holiday celebrations. The Imagineers do a tremendous amount of decorating, developing original live entertainment and creating a festive ...

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Entertainment Design in Your Own Front Yard

Posted on December 22, 2015

Few jobs seem more fun than Disney Imagineer or dark ride designer. Yet an actual career in entertainment design sounds more like a fantasy than a real opportunity to most ...

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How Crowdfunding Launched the Hollywood Horror Museum – And Why Other Museums Are Paying Attention

Posted on December 18, 2015

One of the hottest topics in the museum world continues to be funding challenges. As federal, state, and private funding has become scarcer, museums have faced the need to generate ...

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How Museums Are Celebrating the Holidays

Posted on December 16, 2015

During a trip to Iceland, I was visiting an exhibit at a local museum. The museum had created an exhibition to explore one of Iceland’s unique holiday traditions. For 13 ...

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The Force is Strong: New Star Wars Attractions Open At Disney

Posted on December 8, 2015

The seventh installment of the Star Wars universe is set to open later this month with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” While fans wait on the edge of their seats ...

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Getting Kids to Play in Nature: A Closer Look at the AZA and Disney Conservation Fund Grants

Posted on December 6, 2015

There’s a lot of great work being done in entertainment design that’s exploring how to create environments that stimulate play. From Kidzania’s innovative centers that allow children to explore the ...

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