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Why Ghost Walks Are Some of The Most Challenging Horror Experiences to Design

Posted on October 31, 2014

As the small group stands together on Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts overlooking the coastal town’s small harbor, the night closes in around them. Each participant has climbed the imposing ...

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Will Disney Parks Cut Classics to Make Room for Frozen and Tangled?

Posted on October 27, 2014

With the immense success of animated blockbusters like Tangled and Frozen, there have been new attractions and performances popping up at Disney theme parks around the globe. Earlier this year, ...

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Keeping Cool in Texas: Indoor Ski Resort Coming to the US

Posted on October 23, 2014

Even if you hate the cold and the snow on principle, there’s a certain something about jetting down the slopes at high speeds on skis. Winter sports have been synonymous ...

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The Association of Zoos & Aquariums Recognizes 2014’s Most Innovative Exhibits

Posted on October 21, 2014

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums is dedicated to global conservation and education. This unique organization has been a source of ongoing support for global animal sanctuaries and facilities since ...

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Top 3 Airports for User Experience – Where to Enjoy Incredible Design On the Go

Posted on October 19, 2014

Most of us think about airports as a means to an end and certainly not a destination in and of themselves. But if you have a lengthy layover or, heaven ...

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It’s Official: Universal Studios is Coming to Beijing in 2019

Posted on October 16, 2014

It has been in the works for some time now, but the official announcement came on Monday. After over a decade of negotiation, Universal Parks & Resorts and the Chinese ...

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High-Tech Halloween: Taking Horror Attractions Up a Notch

Posted on October 14, 2014

36% of Americans are expected to attend a horror attraction this fall in the lead up to Halloween. In the past, Halloween themed attractions relied on rubber masks, creepy costumes, ...

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What’s Working Today in Aquarium Theming?

Posted on October 9, 2014

We spend a lot of time thinking about the integration of theming, storytelling, technology and design to create exciting experiences in the entertainment world. Theme parks and live shows are ...

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Up Close and Frightening: The Latest in Experiential Horror Attractions

Posted on October 8, 2014

You’re blindfolded and standing in a dark room. The sounds around you echo off the walls of a big empty space. The seeming silence is punctuated by the skittering of ...

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Museums Beyond the Web: How Technology is Revolutionizing the Museum Experience

Posted on October 6, 2014

A new conference is asking an important question about the museum experience: When will technology trends for museums start moving “beyond the web?” The hottest museum technology buzzwords are “online,” ...

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