EntertainmentDesigner.com is a resource for everyone interested in public spaces dedicated to entertainment and leisure. We publish articles about the latest and greatest in entertainment design: theme parks, museums, restaurants, hotels, and much more, taking a special interest in the designers behind these immersive experiences.


Macy’s Day Parade: From NYC to the Second Screen

Posted on November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving evokes a range of images and traditions. Families nestled around tables brimming with turkeys and stuffing. Long afternoons watching football games and mapping out Black Friday shopping expeditions. One ...

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Museum of Science Fiction Wants to Boldly Go Where No Museum Has Gone Before

Posted on November 27, 2013

If you are a fan of any genre of science fiction – whether you’re a Whovian, a Trekkie or an aspiring Jedi Padawan learner – you may want to get ...

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Will An Updated Calico Mine Ride Strike Gold?

Posted on November 26, 2013

In early 2013, the iconic Bud Hurlbut attraction The Timber Mountain Log Ride got a facelift thanks to a partnership between Knott’s Berry Farm and Garner Holt Productions. According to ...

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Manga and Mermaids – Theme Parks Old and New Offer Unique Experiences

Posted on November 25, 2013

Today we take a look at two parks – one still in planning and one long standing – that represent eclectic and fringe interests in themed entertainment. The first is the ...

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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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Tech Trends Are Hot at the 2013 IAAPA Expo

Posted on November 22, 2013

As this year’s IAAPA Expo winds down in Orlando, two things are clear. 2013 was an exciting year for entertainment design, and 2014 can be dubbed the year of technological ...

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Video Games as Art? V&A Brings In Game Designer in Residence

Posted on November 21, 2013

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London broke new ground when they became the first museum in Europe (and possibly anywhere) to take on a Games Designer in Residence. In ...

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IAAPA Expo 2013 in Orlando – Day One Highlights

Posted on November 20, 2013

Nowhere says entertainment more than Orlando and this year's International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo, in full swing in the city known for its theme parks and amusements. ...

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The Cassata School: Inspired Design Encourages Play and Learning

Posted on November 19, 2013

We’re always on the lookout for innovative children’s design that uses flow, color, story and other tools to engage kids in learning and play. Your school experience probably evokes memories ...

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Grand Texas Theme Park and Big Rivers Water Park near Houston to Launch in 2015

Posted on November 18, 2013

Houston is getting an all new massive theme park and entertainment complex which will open in phases beginning Spring 2015. The complex will consist of Grand Texas Theme Park, Big ...

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