Futuroscope: The History of a French Favorite

Posted on January 17, 2013

France’s second most popular theme park, Futuroscope, has taken a unique approach to giving its visitors thrills. Most of its attractions, rather than being full-fledged rides, are multi-media experiences. The ...

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Santa’s Workshop Has Delighted Visitors for Over 50 Years

Posted on December 25, 2012

Santa’s Workshop in North Pole, Colorado, has been one of the country's top holiday theme parks for over 50 years running. This recreation of the North Pole, built on the ...

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Knoebels Amusement Resort: America’s Largest Free Admission Park

Posted on November 12, 2012

Knoebels Amusement Resort, located in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, has a rich history dating all the way back to 1926. What started as a simple parcel of land on a farm in ...

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Disneyland Paris: A Classic Disney Resort in the French Countryside

Posted on September 17, 2012

Disneyland Paris has a colorful and somewhat troubled history. Today, the park thrives and is a major destination for Europeans and tourists alike. But in order to understand the park’s ...

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Silver Dollar City: From Cave to Award Winning Theme Park

Posted on August 30, 2012

Located in Branson, Missouri, the Silver Dollar City theme park has been described as "the Hope Diamond of Missouri tourism." It’s hard to believe that the park itself, which attracts ...

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Ghost Town in the Sky: A Regional Park with a Troubled History Gets a New Chance

Posted on August 8, 2012

Located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, Ghost Town in the Sky is a wild west-themed amusement park that sits nearly ...

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Great Architects of the Past: Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Posted on March 9, 2012

When we are searching for projects to share with our readers here on entertainmentdesigner.com, we are always on the lookout for a strong sense of narrative. It is storytelling that ...

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Drawing Inspiration from Architects of the Past: Antoni Gaudi

Posted on February 28, 2012

Entertainment designers find inspiration in many other fields besides their own: architecture, science, art, and music are all fair game. In light of this, we’d like to take a look ...

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At Hell’s Gate: The Rise and Fall of Coney Island’s Dreamland

Posted on February 4, 2012

Dreamland was only a short-lived dream for the New York senator who poured millions of dollars into the doomed amusement park on Coney Island. In 1904, it was one of ...

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The History of Pleasure Beach Blackpool: The UK’s Number One Amusement Park

Posted on January 28, 2012

When Alderman William George Bean (or W.G. for short) founded Pleasure Beach Blackpool in 1896, his goal with the amusement park was “to make adults feel like children again and ...

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