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Nature vs. Skywalker: The Battle of the Museum Proposals

Posted on January 29, 2014

The battle of the museum proposals for the waterfront site on San Francisco’s Crissy Field continued this week at the Presidio Trust’s first public hearing this Monday night. During the ...

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Museum vs. Modernity: Why Exhibit Designers Have A Tightrope To Walk

Posted on December 9, 2013

Museums have come a long way from being collections of artifacts in dusty display cases. Today’s museum experiences are accompanied by some of the same high-tech accouterments as top entertainment ...

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Top Booths at IAAPA 2013

Posted on November 22, 2013

In Orlando, where some of the world's premiere theme parks and attractions reside, it's all about the guest experience. Even the local restaurants (including generic chains such as IHOP) market ...

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Highlights of the Eye-Opening 2013 SATE Conference

Posted on October 7, 2013

Savannah, GA is a romantic city full of historic architecture and dramatic weeping trees (and, most likely, ghosts). But last week it was full of themed entertainment industry professionals for ...

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Themed Entertainment Exposed: The Inside Scoop From 5 Inspiring Women

Posted on September 26, 2013

How do you become an entertainment designer? For thousands of young people looking to break into the industry, this is an essential question. And yet, if you ask the people ...

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Setting up Success: An Interview with Renowned Set Designer Andy Walmsley

Posted on September 11, 2013

Andy Walmsley is the youngest designer to ever work on Broadway and the set designer for countless well-known competition shows, including Who Wants to be a Millionaire and American Idol. With ...

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Record-Breaking White Noise: Gatekeeper Soars but Bores

Posted on September 3, 2013

Sandusky, Ohio - Cedar Point, Cedar Fair’s behemoth wonderland, has long been the destination for the most abjectly absurd, envelope-pushing roller coasters under the sun. Just as Disney is the ...

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Video Overload: 3D Films and Screen-Based Attractions are No Longer Cutting It

Posted on July 29, 2013

“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” – Albert Einstein Fatigued. There is perhaps no better word than “fatigued” to describe what ...

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Roller Coaster Tycoons: An Interview With Busch Gardens’ Mark Rose and Jeff Hornick

Posted on July 15, 2013

It’s amazing to think that what once began as an elaborate beer garden is now a well-recognized family theme park destination. With two main locations in Florida and Virginia and ...

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Pixar-Neering: An Interview With the Minds Behind The Magic

Posted on June 10, 2013

What happens when you cross Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering? Answer: the Theme Parks Department at Pixar, headed by Liz Gazzano and Roger Gould. While small, this department ...

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