Technology for Art: An Inside Look at Developing Tools for Cultural Institutions

Posted on October 3, 2016

“If data isn’t high on a museum’s agenda, it should be. Insight can make a 10x difference to cultural institution outcomes, across funding, visitation, investment, efficiency and innovation. Neglecting it ...

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7 Standout Haunted Attractions for Halloween 2016

Posted on October 1, 2016

The haunted attractions industry has always brought terror to the masses, but 2016 introduces new experiences like never before. Interactivity is making guests the haunters rather than the haunted, and ...

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How Millennials and Gen Z are Redefining Urban Tourism

Posted on June 2, 2016

No generation has been studied as extensively as Millennials and Gen Z. Yet for all the insight on what they’re looking for, many parts of the travel industry still consistently ...

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How Do We Address Environmental Sustainability in Entertainment Design?

Posted on March 9, 2016

Tourists are beginning to make their summer escape plans to theme parks, and they’re looking beyond who has the latest record-breaking roller coaster. Many of today’s consumers are interested in ...

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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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Zombies and VR Coasters: IAAPA 2015’s Biggest Announcements

Posted on December 2, 2015

The 97th IAAPA Attractions Expo featured more than 1000 exhibitors and 28,000 entertainment design professionals from around the world coming together to learn more about the industry’s hottest trends and ...

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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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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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