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The 23rd Thea Awards: This Year’s Most Innovative Entertainment Design Projects

Posted on December 3, 2016

  The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the 23rd annual Thea Award recipients at the annual IAAPA event in Orlando. The award is one of the industry’s most prestigious honors, and ...

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How Technology is Making Halloween Attractions Scarier

Posted on October 31, 2016

Halloween always calls for the highest of hijinks, and if we can use technology to scare people to their core, why not? Just about everyone will agree the strobe lights ...

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How 2016 Became the Year of the Theme Park Construction Crane: A Closer Look at the Market

Posted on October 12, 2016

The Orlando Sentinel dubbed 2016 the Year of the Construction Crane for the theme park industry, and that’s remained true both abroad and at home. If there’s one part of ...

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How Virtual Reality Could Give New Life to Museum Exhibits

Posted on October 10, 2016

Virtual reality and augmented reality are helping organizations do everything from memorialize and mirror deceased relatives to transform the marketing process.  These technologies have made their way into the museum ...

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Technology for Art: An Inside Look at Developing Tools for Cultural Institutions

Posted on October 3, 2016

“If data isn’t high on a museum’s agenda, it should be. Insight can make a 10x difference to cultural institution outcomes, across funding, visitation, investment, efficiency and innovation. Neglecting it ...

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7 Standout Haunted Attractions for Halloween 2016

Posted on October 1, 2016

The haunted attractions industry has always brought terror to the masses, but 2016 introduces new experiences like never before. Interactivity is making guests the haunters rather than the haunted, and ...

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How Experience Design is Transforming Unusual Houses into Cultural Attractions

Posted on September 9, 2016

 What’s our fascination with looking inside other people’s homes? Whether it’s spending time in a historically significant building (e.g. “I want to see the room where Mark Twain wrote a ...

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Why Disney Introduced a Princess Without a Movie – And What It Means for Inclusive Parks

Posted on September 1, 2016

The highlight of a trip to Disney for many fans is seeing a favorite princess pass by in a parade, or posing for a photo during a character Meet and ...

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New Disney Patents Hint at Bioluminescent Plants in Avatar Attraction

Posted on August 11, 2016

The site Patentyogi recently uncovered patents from Disney that could hint at what guests have to look forward to in the forthcoming “Pandora – The World of Avatar” attraction. When the ...

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Breaking the Fourth Wall…Underground

Posted on August 11, 2016

Deep underground, on the edge of San Francisco’s Little Italy and Chinatown, a Speakeasy is coming back to life. Boxcar Theatre’s immersive production The Speakeasy ran for 8 months in ...

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