Theme Park Design
Walt Disney is credited with developing the modern theme park; he was inspired by several smaller amusement parks, World's Fairs and Disney's own animated characters when he designed the world-famous Disneyland, which opened in Anaheim, California in 1955. Disney's revolutionary park ushered in an era of significant change, and many amusement parks were replaced with more modern theme parks like the well known Six Flags franchise and Universal Studios during the 1960's and 70's.
Today, Walt Disney World, which opened in 1971, is still the largest theme park and resort complex in the world. California and Florida feature the largest theme parks in the U.S., but demand for these enormous playgrounds continues across the world, featuring nearly every theme imaginable.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Posted on August 4, 2016
The nostalgia marketing trends that are everywhere this summer are bringing many of us straight back to the 1980s and 1990s: Pokémon, Lego, the Full House reboot. Major brands capitalize ...
Posted on July 1, 2016
As news of Britain’s decision to separate from the EU hit, stocks plummeted, the GBP took a plunge, and there was general unrest. Since then, experts have wondered what the ...
Posted on May 24, 2016
The classic grade school dinosaur field trip was stuffy: it most likely involved memorizing scientific names, studying artist renderings, and perhaps, if you were lucky, checking out some bones at ...
Posted on March 28, 2016
The way that brands market themselves is changing rapidly. Today’s consumers are no longer satisfied with generalized advertising and discounts. Instead, they’re seeking deeper, personalized relationships with the companies they ...
Posted on March 18, 2016
Over the past several years, a few devastating accidents have made front-page headlines around the world and raised concerns about theme park safety. A number of op-eds have asked “How ...
Posted on March 9, 2016
Tourists are beginning to make their summer escape plans to theme parks, and they’re looking beyond who has the latest record-breaking roller coaster. Many of today’s consumers are interested in ...