A Balancing Act: How Museums Balance Cost Cuts with Theming Decisions

Posted on July 2, 2014

One of the major trends highlighted in this year’s Center for the Future of Museum’s 2104 TrendsWatch report was increasing pressure on museums to diversify their income streams. Many institutions ...

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“Fair Warning”: Pushing the Limits of Fair Design at the Calgary Stampede

Posted on July 1, 2014

Here at Entertainment Designer, we talk a lot about how theme parks and museums get designed, but we almost never mention fairs. There’s a reason for that. The words “fair” ...

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MOBA – The Museum of Bad Art Proudly Displays ‘Art Too Bad to Be Ignored’

Posted on June 30, 2014

What may be one of the world's best museums acknowledges that it's one of the worst. Don't look for the pretense or pedigree of MOMA when you visit MOBA – ...

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Diagon Alley Comes to Universal Studios Orlando July 8 – Muggles Welcome!

Posted on June 26, 2014

At long last, the Harry Potter expansion we've been waiting for is prime to open at Universal Studios Orlando. The construction walls have come down and the Hogwarts Express is ...

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Photos of Sentosa’s “Wings of Time” Night Spectacular

Posted on June 26, 2014

Here is an update of what Wings of Time, the new permanent nighttime attraction on Sentosa Island (designed by ECA2) actually looks like: image source: ECA2.com

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How Unified Field is Using Big Data to Create Legible Cities

Posted on June 23, 2014

  You know those "futuristic" movies like Minority Report that show a world where technology is everywhere, on every surface of a reactive urban environment? This fantasy future of "ambient technology" is ...

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Merlin’s San Francisco Dungeon Opens Soon, Shows Dark Underbelly of City by the Bay

Posted on June 20, 2014

Merlin Entertainment is known for its dungeon attractions in Amsterdam, Berlin, Edinburgh and other locales, but the opening of the San Francisco Dungeon on June 26th will make it the first ...

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Downtown Disney Food Truck Festival Heralds Opening of New Food Truck Park

Posted on June 18, 2014

Food trucks are a trend that have been sweeping parts of the US, such as Austin and the Bay Area, for the last several years. The beloved “roach coach” of ...

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Field Reports: The 2013 Theme and Museum Index Released

Posted on June 16, 2014

The Themed Entertainment Association has released the TEA/AECOM 2013 Theme Index & Museum Index in partnership with AECOM. The publication is considered to be the industry’s definitive attendance study, looking ...

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Innovative Low Profile Design in World Class Fish Facility at Acuario Inbursa

Posted on June 16, 2014

Mexico City has welcomed a stunning new aquarium with the opening of Acuario Inbursa financed by Mexican mogul Carlos Slim. This new facility in the Nuevo Polanco district brings welcome ...

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