LaMarcus Adna Thompson: The Father of Gravity

Posted on October 21, 2010

Born in 1848, LaMarcus Adna Thompson demonstrated an early aptitude for mechanics. By the age of 17, he was a master carpenter. After receiving his degree at Michigan’s Hillsdale College, ...

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Walt Disney: The Imagineer

Posted on October 21, 2010

When Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, opened in 1955, it did so to universal acclaim. In many ways the park was a natural progression of the characters and themes used in ...

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Albert Dorskind: The Creator of the Universal Studios Tour

Posted on October 20, 2010

Albert A. Dorskind was the MCA executive who designed the legendary Universal Studios Tour and kick-started the construction of Universal City. It all started in 1957. Albert Dorskind had negotiated ...

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How Could New Technology Revolutionize Entertainment Design?

Posted on September 17, 2010

Entertainment and technology have always been closely connected. We would not have video recording, DVDs or even the internet, as it now exists, were it not for the demands of ...

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The World’s First Theme Parks

Posted on September 17, 2010

In the late 1800s, a growing middle class in the industrialized world found that for the first time they had a disposable income and the free leisure in which to ...

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