New EA and Carowinds Partnership Brings Video Game IP to Parks

Posted on February 5, 2016

Intellectual property partnerships have been a hot topic in the entertainment design world this year. The success of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and the impending development of Star Wars, ...

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Will Widespread Drone Ownership Influence Theme Park Design?

Posted on January 28, 2016

2016 is poised to be the year of hot new technologies, from the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to the increased use of drones in theme parks. We’ve already discussed ...

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The Lost Palace: Technology Helps Recapture Lost Tales of Britain’s Past

Posted on January 22, 2016

Digital storytelling platforms are being used in an innovative new project to help bring history to life. Last year, Historic Royal Palaces released a brief that invited the public to help ...

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Exploring the Latest Trends in Food Museums

Posted on January 20, 2016

From pop-up experiential restaurants to exotic game-meat themed dinners, the foodie world continues to evolve. Whether it’s top notch vegan cuisine or a commitment to farm-to-table ideals, consumers today spend ...

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How IP is Dominating Themed Entertainment: The 2015 Thinkwell Experience Report

Posted on January 15, 2016

With the staggering success of partnerships like Harry Potter and Universal Studios, it’s easy to see why theme parks are paying more attention to IP franchises. According to the 2015 ...

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How Skull Island: Reign of Kong is Turning the Kong Narrative On Its Head

Posted on January 13, 2016

This summer Universal’s Islands of Adventure is debuting a much-anticipated dark ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Fans are excited about the latest incarnation of the Kong story. What’s fascinating ...

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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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10 Epic Attractions, Theme Parks and Museums to Watch in 2016

Posted on December 31, 2015

It may seem hard to imagine with the holidays barely behind us, but 2016 is here and we’re gearing up for another exciting year of entertainment design. The start of ...

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Designing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Posted on December 23, 2015

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is the heart of the Magic Kingdom’s holiday celebrations. The Imagineers do a tremendous amount of decorating, developing original live entertainment and creating a festive ...

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Entertainment Design in Your Own Front Yard

Posted on December 22, 2015

Few jobs seem more fun than Disney Imagineer or dark ride designer. Yet an actual career in entertainment design sounds more like a fantasy than a real opportunity to most ...

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