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What's it like to design and develop the world's top theme parks and attractions? Robert Niles of Theme Park Insider sits down with top themed entertainment designers to find out. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/themeparkinsider/support

Building The World’s Best Theme Parks Theme Park Insider

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What's it like to design and develop the world's top theme parks and attractions? Robert Niles of Theme Park Insider sits down with top themed entertainment designers to find out. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/themeparkinsider/support

    Making holiday magic at Universal Orlando

    Making holiday magic at Universal Orlando

    What makes for a great holiday celebration at a major theme park resort? Universal Orlando's Vice President Entertainment, Deborah Buynak, and Senior Manager of Entertainment Creative Development and Show Direction, Lora Sauls, join Robert to talk about their unique approach at Universal Orlando for its holiday-based IP.


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    • 26 min
    Halloween Horror Nights, with Michael Aiello and Blake Braswell

    Halloween Horror Nights, with Michael Aiello and Blake Braswell

    Creative directors Michael Aiello and Blake Braswell talk about the development of Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights, including the inspiration for the event and how variety in concepts and tone help develop guest engagement through levels of interactivity.


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    • 30 min
    Building a whole new world

    Building a whole new world

    First, designers built attractions and lands, but now the very best build entire worlds. What drives theme park designers to create immersive worlds? What are the challenges in communicating with and engaging guests in these spaces? And what are the hallmarks of success? At the 2019 D23 Expo, Walt Disney Imagineering's Joe Rohde asked those questions of his colleagues Jeanette Lomboy, Luc Mayrand, and Scott Trowbridge, who talked about their roles in creating Aulani, Shanghai Disneyland's Treasure Cove, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, respectively.


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    • 58 min
    Let the Good Times Roll, with Universal Orlando's Blake Braswell

    Let the Good Times Roll, with Universal Orlando's Blake Braswell

    What does it take to put on one of the most popular Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans? Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras combines a Cajun food festival with a daily parade and live musical entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere that's all about experiencing the fun of one of the world's most popular and enduring celebrations. And each weekend, Universal brings in top-name musical acts for headliner concerts in the park, too. We talked with Blake Braswell, Entertainment Show Director at Universal Orlando Resort, to learn more about he and his team puts together Universal's Mardi Gras celebration.


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    • 18 min
    Telling Original Stories, with Universal's Dale Mason

    Telling Original Stories, with Universal's Dale Mason

    Established IP can help in developing a world-class theme park or attraction, but it's not necessary. Dale Mason, Vice President and Executive Art Director at Universal Creative, talks about how he and he team developed the original mythology that drives Universal Orlando's acclaimed Volcano Bay park.

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    • 15 min
    'Battle for Eire' and the fight for VR's future

    'Battle for Eire' and the fight for VR's future

    Is there any future for virtual reality in theme parks? David Schaefer from Falcon's Creative Group joined me to talk about what theme parks have done with VR - and how they can do better with it in the future. Is VR just a first step toward augmented reality, or can theme parks create VR attractions that can leave fans thrilled instead of frustrated?

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    • 25 min

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