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 Colorado, Boulder, Nate made his way to Orlando, Florida to pursue his dream of becoming a theme park attraction designer. With all that experience working in theme park operations, the transition was easy to make.
Early in his career, Nate worked with various theme park design groups like Richard Crane productions, ITEC Productions, Brand Architecture and more, developing new theme park attractions across the world including for companies including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
In 2001, Nate began consulting with Universal Studios Art & Design and Universal Creative, while also developing his web design and hosting company Magic Web Hosting, Inc. Today, Nate still consults for Universal on new theme park attractions. Other writings by Nate.
Universal Creative – Show Set Designer / Creative Consultant
Disaster Studios! Ride – Universal Studios Florida The Simpsons Ride – Universal Studios Florida Universal Studios Shanghai / attraction development Model builder / model shop Universal Entertainment / Art & Design – Creative Consultant
Grinchmas – Grinch Cave Macy’s Christmas Mardis Gras Beach Bash Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure Halloween Horror Nights Haunted Attractions
Terror Mines Scream House Revisited All Night Die-In Midway of the Bizarre Jungle of Doom Ship of Screams Psycho Scarapy Infestation Scream House Extinction Maximum Carnage Scary Tales 2 Fear Factor Run! Superstitions The Mummy Walt Disney Entertainment – Creative Consultant Mickey Mouse “100 Years of Entertainment” parade
Brand Architecture – Creative Consultant Creative think tank for Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant
Landscape Dynamics Site plans, drafting, irrigation plans, various projects.
3D Workshop – Model Builder Architectural model building for resorts & large scale developments
ITEC Productions (theme park design) – Show Production Designer
Egypt Dark Ride, Lotte World Japan The Holy Land Experience Hummel Village Factory Tour – concept development / study model Disney’s Internet Zone, EPCOT (Walt Disney Imagineering) The Road to Tomorrow, EPCOT (Walt Disney Imagineering) New York City Sports Experience, Madison Square Garden The Scriptorium at the Holy Land Experience Television concepts for the BBC Titanic, Ship of Dreams – Orlando Fugleberg Koch Architects Splash Country USA; Branson, MO
Richard Crane Productions – Associate Designer
Wuxi Funworld Theme Park, China
“Friends of the World” – Theme park attraction “Flight 99” – theme park attraction Kyonju World Theme Park, Korea – Master plan Superland Theme Park, Israel – Water Rapids Ride Walt Disney World Company – Attractions Host
Disneyland Engineering – Architectural Intern
Disneyland Company – Attractions Host The “World Famous” Jungle Cruise Pirates of the Caribbean
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