Dissertations

How is a new themed attraction generated within the theme park industry?

The Central School of Speech and Drama, London by Lynsey Brown Introduction My college experience as a scenic constructor within the theatre industry has encouraged me to find out more about the theme park industry within my profession. I have always been excited and even amazed by theme parks and their attractions because they involve ...
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Theming the Thrills

A study into the use of theming and design as a marketing medium to enhance the visitor experience at theme parks. RJ Cumberworth BA (Hons) Leisure Management Birmingham College of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies March 2001 Preface & Acknowledgement The topic of theming and design at theme parks has been chosen due to a ...
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The Disney Dream Job Page

Would you like to work for the happiest company in the world? Well if so, you are in luck! Here’s some information to get you headed in the right direction: Disney Company Job Line: 1 (407) 828-2850 Walt Disney World Casting Office 1515 Lake Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 1 (407) 828-1000 ...
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Confessions of a Freelance Attraction Show Writer

In response to your excellent questions about getting into the business of becoming a freelance themed attraction writer, I can only refer to my own experiences. As you know, I worked as a freelance writer in the themed attraction design business for several years before ITEC Productions finally hired me to be their full-time show ...
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A Short History of Roller Coasters

Today, they are high-tech marvels rising more than one hundred feet in the air with tubular steel tracks, loops, corkscrews and boomerangs. Their riders are hurled through space at 60 miles per hour — while sitting, standing or suspended from an overhead track. Their roots are still with us today — majestic wooden labyrinths with ...
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Design Tools: What tools are used?

One subject that themedattraction.com has not addressed yet is the question of design tools: That is, what tools are used by designers to create theme park attractions? AutoCad drafting AutoCad is a tool that has almost completely replaced hand drafting for the development of plans, sections and elevations in most of the world of design ...
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Dissertations

‘Authenticity vs. Staged experiences’ Christian Engler

MA studies intourism management at the University of Brighton / England 1. Introduction 2. Is there any objective authenticity? 3. Constructed authenticity 4. Giving meaning to the world 5. Why the concept of objective authenticity is still preserved 6. Conclusion 1. Introduction It is a commonly held view that mass tourism and the commodification of ...
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Design Toolchest: Using Theming Foliages

  by Brett Peterson of Commercial Silk Int’l What is Themed Foliage? Themed foliage is the process by which a designer selects a pallet of artificial foliages from hundreds of foliage varieties in order to be used in combination together to create a desired theme. How should you evaluate and choose a themed foliage company? ...
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Universal Studios Art & Design

Since the year 2000, I’ve had the good fortune to work as a creative consultant for Art & Design at Universal Studios Florida. As a theme park attraction designer, there can be no better place to learn about theme park attraction design. Unlike Universal Creative, charged with producing all of the permanent theme park rides; ...
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Our Story

Welcome to Themedattraction.com. We are a web site dedicated to the art of theme park attraction design. We are unlike most other theme park sites around the web because we are not a rumor site. We don’t get attention by leaking information about new theme park attractions to the web. Rather, we focus on how ...
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About Nate Naversen – Creative Consultant to the themed entertainment industry

Nate Naversen is a creative consultant to the themed entertainment industry. Nate got his start working on the “world famous” Jungle Cruise at Disneyland in California. He also worked on such famous attractions as the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean while interning with the Disneyland Engineering department. After graduating from the University of ...
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ride Script

(As our submarine Nautilus slowly pulls out of the dock of the home port of Vulcania, we hear the stern authoritative voice of Captain Nemo.  An organ musical track is constantly playing in the background, playing a variation of the theme from the movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.) Captain Nemo:  Stand by to dive! ...
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