InPark Magazine

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...

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2020-04-14 00:00:00
Shaping a powerful themed entertainment curriculum

A sequence of study emerges -- Peter Weishar, a leader in creating college programs in themed entertainment, discusses what it takes to build a meaningful course of study to equip the next generation of industry professionals. His article includes comments from Phil Hettema, Mk Haley, Mike West, Steven Grant and Kathryn Woodcock. ...

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2020-03-24 00:00:00
Pandemic inspires fabricator Daniels Wood Land to quickly shift gears to PPE production

After the State of California instituted a stay at home order DWL realized they might be uniquely positioned to help meet a need in their local community, and the nation at large. 


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2020-03-17 00:00:00
COVID-19: Reassurances from Beijing and Kelly Ryner (Thinkwell)

"As for business here in China, there is a lot of positive chatter with our clients about a wide variety of location-based entertainment projects planning to get started in the coming months... I have every reason to believe the work we expected to start right after Chinese New Year will commence in May and June this year." -Kelly Ryner, ...

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