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Getting Kids to Play in Nature: A Closer Look at the AZA and Disney Conservation Fund Grants

Posted on December 6, 2015

There’s a lot of great work being done in entertainment design that’s exploring how to create environments that stimulate play. From Kidzania’s innovative centers that allow children to explore the ...

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Zombies and VR Coasters: IAAPA 2015’s Biggest Announcements

Posted on December 2, 2015

The 97th IAAPA Attractions Expo featured more than 1000 exhibitors and 28,000 entertainment design professionals from around the world coming together to learn more about the industry’s hottest trends and ...

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How Historical Attractions Are Staying Relevant

Posted on November 27, 2015

The Texas Legislature recently appropriated over $31 million dollars to support upgrades at the Alamo. Just a few sites have the importance and notoriety of the San Antonio historical attraction. ...

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New Walking Dead: Battle for Survival Dark Ride Announced at IAAPA

Posted on November 23, 2015

Few shows have captured the American public’s imagination as thoroughly as the comic book spin-off The Walking Dead. The show is currently #1 on television and has been renewed for ...

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TEA Announces the 22nd annual Thea Awards

Posted on November 18, 2015

  The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has announced the 22nd annual Thea Award winners, recognizing excellence in themed entertainment. The Thea Award is one of the attractions industry’s most prestigious honors, ...

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Purposeful Design: Trends in Religious and Mission-Driven Theme Parks

Posted on November 13, 2015

Recently, Banksy made a splash with his Dismaland project, an artistic assertion that “theme parks need bigger themes.” Many were intrigued; however, it’s important to note that themed entertainment design ...

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Indonesia May Be the Next Hot Theme Park Destination

Posted on November 11, 2015

International markets are the fastest point of growth for theme parks today. While China immediately comes to mind, another Asian destination is quickly heating up for theme park development: Indonesia. ...

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You Have Our Permission: Putting A Little Soul into Experience Design

Posted on November 11, 2015

On the lake, a group of grown ups chant “Om” while balancing on stand-up paddleboards. Outside the dining hall, another group is making dream catchers. Nearby, joyful shouts and giggles ...

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21st Century Museums: Learning with the Carnegie Innovation Studio

Posted on November 5, 2015

The Carnegie Museums recently announced the launch of an Innovation Studio. The idea of incubators and centers of innovation within museums has been a hot trend in the last couple ...

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The Top 5 Haunted Attractions of Halloween 2015

Posted on October 31, 2015

America Haunts estimates that there are more than 1,200 independent haunted houses, 300 theme parks with Halloween attractions, and at least 3000 charity attractions operating in the US each October. ...

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