EntertainmentDesigner.com is a resource for everyone interested in public spaces dedicated to entertainment and leisure. We publish articles about the latest and greatest in entertainment design: theme parks, museums, restaurants, hotels, and much more, taking a special interest in the designers behind these immersive experiences.


New Walking Dead: Battle for Survival Dark Ride Announced at IAAPA

Posted on November 23, 2015

Few shows have captured the American public’s imagination as thoroughly as the comic book spin-off The Walking Dead. The show is currently #1 on television and has been renewed for ...

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TEA Announces the 22nd annual Thea Awards

Posted on November 18, 2015

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has announced the 22nd annual Thea Award winners, recognizing excellence in themed entertainment. The Thea Award is one of the attractions industry’s most prestigious honors, ...

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Purposeful Design: Trends in Religious and Mission-Driven Theme Parks

Posted on November 13, 2015

Recently, Banksy made a splash with his Dismaland project, an artistic assertion that “theme parks need bigger themes.” Many were intrigued; however, it’s important to note that themed entertainment design ...

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Indonesia May Be the Next Hot Theme Park Destination

Posted on November 11, 2015

International markets are the fastest point of growth for theme parks today. While China immediately comes to mind, another Asian destination is quickly heating up for theme park development: Indonesia. ...

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You Have Our Permission: Putting A Little Soul into Experience Design

Posted on November 11, 2015

On the lake, a group of grown ups chant “Om” while balancing on stand-up paddleboards. Outside the dining hall, another group is making dream catchers. Nearby, joyful shouts and giggles ...

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21st Century Museums: Learning with the Carnegie Innovation Studio

Posted on November 5, 2015

The Carnegie Museums recently announced the launch of an Innovation Studio. The idea of incubators and centers of innovation within museums has been a hot trend in the last couple ...

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The Top 5 Haunted Attractions of Halloween 2015

Posted on October 31, 2015

America Haunts estimates that there are more than 1,200 independent haunted houses, 300 theme parks with Halloween attractions, and at least 3000 charity attractions operating in the US each October. ...

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How Theme Parks Embraced Halloween Attractions

Posted on October 28, 2015

For many theme park fans, autumn is one of the most exciting times of year. The record breaking roller coasters and latest dark rides have given way to some of ...

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Exploring the Backlash to Disney’s Price Hikes

Posted on October 23, 2015

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Disney has implemented a new survey program this week to ask past visitors about demand-based pricing models. The demand-based pricing discussion comes in ...

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The Blue Room: A Modern Speakeasy Comes to Los Angeles

Posted on October 21, 2015

No themed bar evokes a cooler image than a speakeasy, those respites from Prohibition where high-spirited bootleggers sold their wares. In the 1920s, a puritanical wave crossed the U.S. which ...

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