Theme Park Design: Balancing Nostalgia vs. Innovation

Remember that time we….. As July 4thapproaches, it’s not difficult to feel patriotic and a little bit nostalgic as we, here in the United States, celebrate our 243rdbirthday. Recently, I find myself feeling even more nostalgic as a result of several recent events.  ✅ Recommended reading about theme park design and history. My impetus of…

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Why and How Day-One Attractions Are Removed

An insider’s perspective on removing iconic theme park attractions. The recent rumor of the Magic Kingdom’s Country Bear Jamboree Show’s impending closing got me thinking about the closing or demolition – sorry reimagining – of iconic, day-one theme park attractions and shows. While I have no real preference or confirmation on whether or not the…

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How to Become a Theme Park Architect

How To Become a Theme Park Architect Content A Brief History of Theme Parks Architectural Degrees and Education Work Experience, Talents Required, and Portfolio Communication Skills and the Job Interview Technical Skills Path to Professional Licensure and Continuing Education Team Integration Resources A Brief History of Theme Parks Many people often incorrectly interchange the words…

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How to Become a Disney Imagineer

The one question I received the most when I was a Walt Disney Imagineer was, “How do I become a Walt Disney Imagineer?”. I will provide you actionable items and insider information on the steps it takes to become a Disney Imagineer. Here are the sections covered: What is a Disney Imagineer? Education Required Work…

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