ThemedReality March Update

The following posts are available on my new blog, ThemedReality, found at www.themedreality.com.

  • ETI and the Future of Ride Design: ETI’s Brian Edwards discusses what the future holds for cloud technology and attractions, then ThemedReality re-envisions two blockbuster Disney attractions.
  • SeaWorld Parks and its Animal Spirit Guides: SeaWorld and Busch Gardens make a radical change from human expedition in the animal world to becoming the animal itself.
  • Super 78 Played Bridge at a Singapore Resort: How Super 78 Studios created an emotional bridge connecting a museum and an aquarium.
  • Obscure Trivia Break: Two theme park chains and two horror franchises about carnivorous fish.

Posting later this month on ThemedReality:

  • Jobs in Museum Interpretation: How iOS technology and hardware are revolutionizing the way we experience museums.
  • The Museum Terminator: Remembering when California First Lady Maria Shriver expunged a carefully laid out themed design from the “state museum.”
  • Three Generations of Walt: Disney Parks takes three different approaches with interpreting Walt for three generations of guests.

My articles publishing this month:

  • 4D Comes of Age in Sound & Communications Vol. 58 No. 3 (March 19, 2012): Covers Northern Light at Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, Alberta and Airboat Adventure at Museum of Discovery and Science, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Interviews with Robert Wyatt, Artisan Design; Doug Yellin, Mathilda Entertainment; David Willrich, DJ Willrich, Ltd; Andy Hanlen, LA ProPoint; Maris Ensing, Mad Systems; and Kim Cavendish, Museum of Discovery and Science.
  • How the TEA and Themed Entertainment Design Altered the Museum Experience in the Official Program, 18th Annual Thea Awards Gala: Covers EPCOT, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL; National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, Columbus, GA; The Changing Climate Show at Science North, Sudbury, Ontario; Fernbank NatureQuest, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA; and Air Force One Discovery Center, Ronald Regan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA.  Interviews with Brian Edwards, Edwards Technologies (ETI); Doug Yellin, Mathilda Entertainment, and Mira Cohen, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

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