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22 May 2020
Standing out from the crowd during COVID-19 with www.QueueFreeThemePark.com

Blog May 2020 by Kees Albers, CEO Unlimited Leisure


22 May 2020
Josh D’Amaro Named Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), announced on May 18, 2020 that Josh D’Amaro has been named Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, and Rebecca Campbell has been named Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer and International. Mr. D’Amaro and Ms. Campbell will report to Mr. Chapek.


21 May 2020
The Importance of Sound in Creating a Cleaner and Safer World

In a post-COVID world, we’re now keenly aware of how many doors we’ve touched, screens we’ve tapped and buttons we’ve pushed. Over the past few weeks, it has occurred to me dozens of times that an action I’ve taken with my hand – to push or press or swipe – could have been cued auditorily, eliminating the need for contact. It’s clear we are in a tactile-first world.


19 May 2020
Sean Chung becomes President of Miziker Entertainment

"Every project is a chance to try new things. In the search for innovation, nothing is more valuable than hard work and an open mind," says Sean Chung, who was promoted in May 2020 to President of Miziker Entertainment, a creative design company serving the themed entertainment industry. Miziker Entertainment is known for groundbreaking parades and live events in addition to theme park attractions, park-wide entertainment planning, technology solutions and special format film production, for a distinguished international clientele.


12 May 2020
THEMED ENTERTAINMENT SUPPLIERS ZAP INK STUDIOS AND TECHNIFEX JOIN FORCES TO DESIGN AND PRODUCE COVID-19 MOBILE DRIVE-THROUGH OR WALK-UP TEST AND VACCINATION LABS

Peter McGrath owner/creative director of ZaP Ink Studios, a themed entertainment experience design firm, and Monty Lunde, Co-Founder/CEO of Technifex, a technical show systems fabricator are thinking ahead to fill a need.  They have joined forces to design and fabricate Covid-19 mobile drive-through test and vaccination labs to easily roll into temporary locations, globally, supplying coronavirus testing and/or vaccinations.


07 May 2020
The Road Ahead-Episode 2

https://lmg.net/blog/the-road-ahead-episode-2/In Les Goldberg’s most recent podcast, he talks with Huntly Christie, CEO of Christie Lites, Mark Haley, President of Smart City, and Colin Murphy, President of Bungalow Scenic Studios, on holding live events in the future safely.


05 May 2020
Inside the Time Machine: Geoff Thatcher releases new book "written like a theme park ride"

"If you love the theme park industry, one thing you’ll quickly notice is that the book is written like a ride. There’s an iconic entrance to the experience—a garage door. Then our CEO and his protégé wind their way through a queue full of stuff. Next, they end up in what amounts to a pre-show. And finally, there is the main attraction as they step into the time machine. This Experience Model works far beyond our industry and is really about psychology more than anything else." - Geoff Thatcher

Read the rest of our interview with Geoff about his new book, available now...


01 May 2020
7thSense Recruiting for Systems Lead Engineer based out of Burbank

7thSense has recently begun an exciting new multi-year project that requires us to grow our team of enthusiastic experts. This project necessitates that we recruit a Systems Lead Engineer based out of Burbank, CA, to join our Systems and Support Team as a primary technical liaison for the successful delivery of this project.


23 April 2020
Dimensional Innovations, Local Kansas City Organizations Collaborate to Fight COVID-19

Kansas City, MO (March 26, 2020) – Dimensional Innovations, in collaboration with InStore Design Display, The Center for Design Research at the University of Kansas, and The University of Kansas Health System, has developed an OPEN SOURCE face shield design to help combat the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical professionals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.


22 April 2020
Miziker Entertainment to host SCAD students for mentorship weekend in LA

In a new collaboration, Miziker Entertainment will host a mentorship and professional development weekend, hosting eight qualified students from SCAD's (Savannah College of Art & Design) pioneering undergraduate and graduate programs in themed entertainment design and related disciplines for three days of immersion in the creative theme park industry hub of Los Angeles. 


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