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21st Thea Award Recipients Announced

Posted on November 20, 2014

This week, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced its 21st annual Thea Award recipients who will be honored at a Gala in Anaheim set for March 2015. The roster of ...

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How Can You Become the Next Imagineer or Roller Coaster Engineer?

Posted on November 18, 2014

There are no official statistics, but we’re guessing that Disney Imagineer and theme park roller coaster engineer rank pretty high on the scale of “dream jobs” around the world. But ...

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Getting Interactives Right: How X Studios Is Moving Beyond Basic Touch Screens [Sponsored]

Posted on November 13, 2014

More than 100 years after the Titanic sunk, its tragic story still captures the hearts of the American public. But translating the story in a way that’s powerful and fully ...

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How Wacky and Wonderful Would a Wes Anderson Theme Park Be?

Posted on November 12, 2014

While most theme park news is about Disney expansions, the ever more wonderful magic of Harry Potter and the latest high thrill roller coasters, today we bring you something utterly ...

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Could Pens Rewrite Interactive Technology?

Posted on November 12, 2014

In today’s high-tech world, pens are not the sexiest technology that you can imagine. People are looking for ways to jettison pens and paper, and use tablets and smartphones to ...

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4 Adult Playgrounds for Rediscovering Your Inner Child

Posted on November 10, 2014

Have you ever wished you could unwind by playing the way you did when you were a kid? If you’ve ever driven by a playground in your car and thought ...

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David Bowie and Minecraft: The Next Frontier of Museum Technology

Posted on November 6, 2014

Museum technology is moving at the speed of light. Mobile integration, wearable devices, and other trends are allowing visitors to experience museums from a new perspective. Curators around the world ...

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Theme Park Wisdom: How Cinnabar Makes Exhibits Fun

Posted on November 3, 2014

Something really cool happens when you take a background in theme park design and apply it to museums: you get exciting exhibits that kids want to visit again and again, ...

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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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