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Breaking the Fourth Wall…Underground

Posted on August 11, 2016

Deep underground, on the edge of San Francisco’s Little Italy and Chinatown, a Speakeasy is coming back to life. Boxcar Theatre’s immersive production The Speakeasy ran for 8 months in ...

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How Nostalgia Shapes Theme Park Visits

Posted on August 4, 2016

The nostalgia marketing trends that are everywhere this summer are bringing many of us straight back to the 1980s and 1990s: Pokémon, Lego, the Full House reboot. Major brands capitalize ...

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Beyond Pokemon Go: How Augmented Reality Could Change Resorts for the Better

Posted on July 31, 2016

When you travel to a new location, do you look for Pokemon? If so, you’re not alone. The augmented reality game has swept the world in a matter of weeks. ...

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How 3D Printing is Rebuilding Destroyed Artifacts – And What It Means for Preservation

Posted on July 18, 2016

3D printing has applications beyond printing food and fashion; it’s actually helping to address some of the most tragic issues affecting the museum world. The world is an unpredictable place, ...

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Creating Entertainment Spaces from Environmental Remediation Features

Posted on July 15, 2016

When people visit a theme park, mall, or other entertainment space, the parts they see are only a tiny fraction of the design work that went into a site. Every ...

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How Themed Experience Design is Reinvigorating Breweries

Posted on July 14, 2016

The craft beer industry is exploding. Just 20 years ago, brewery numbers ranged in the hundreds. Today, there are over 4,000 breweries in the United States, and the number keeps ...

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What Could Brexit Mean for Themed Entertainment?

Posted on July 1, 2016

As news of Britain’s decision to separate from the EU hit, stocks plummeted, the GBP took a plunge, and there was general unrest. Since then, experts have wondered what the ...

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Playing it Safe: How Signage Can (And Cannot) Promote Safety at Entertainment Venues

Posted on June 30, 2016

A man leaves the boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park and is boiled to death in an acid spring. A child climbs over, under, and through barriers at the Cincinnati Zoo ...

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Could Immersive Fitness Be the Cure for Obesity?

Posted on June 24, 2016

Just thinking about exercising in a gym is enough to send many Americans back to the couch. From a weird competitive culture that doesn’t fit a lot of people’s ideas ...

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The 5 Coolest Water Park Attractions as Summer 2016Heats Up

Posted on June 23, 2016

In the last few years, water attractions have gone to a whole new level from the introduction of themed storytelling at the park wide level to virtual reality-based water rides. ...

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