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  Topic: Moderator No More
Holly

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PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:47 pm   Subject: Moderator No More
Hello to all of you wonderful forum members,

I am sorry to say that I have resigned as moderator. I let the owner of the website know yesterday. I don't feel like I have been able to keep up with t ...
  Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1143

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:59 pm   Subject: Nemesis: Sub-Terra
Hmm... sounds like the ride story got a little awkward at the end. Maybe they tell people to "Hurry" just so that they can keep the unload section of the ride clear, but it sounds like peopl ...
  Topic: Hello
Holly

Replies: 2
Views: 1332

PostForum: Our Guest Book   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:08 pm   Subject: Hello
Hi Enne, welcome to the forum. Keep in mind that the forum is here for talking about theme parks, themed entertainment and how those things are designed and built. But if that is something that you en ...
  Topic: Somebody here?
Holly

Replies: 1
Views: 947

PostForum: Post a project - post a resume   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:03 pm   Subject: Somebody here?
This part of the message forum is only for people to post their resume or major project that they are working on which is related to the theme park industry. That is why people don't post in this sect ...
  Topic: Alton Towers compeition to help design their 2013 coaster
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1689

PostForum: Theme Park News & Press Releases   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:07 pm   Subject: Alton Towers compeition to help design their 2013 coaster
I've heard that Nemesis and Rita are really good roller coasters... Not that I ride roller coasters... but that's what I've heard. And if I remember right, Oblivion is the one that goes straight down ...
  Topic: Beany & Cecil spoof Disneyland
Holly

Replies: 5
Views: 1553

PostForum: Theme Park News & Press Releases   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:02 pm   Subject: Beany & Cecil spoof Disneyland
... a smart guy who contributes a lot of interesting posts Very Happy

Unfortunately, I have never seen Beany and Cecil... and it looks like the video got taken down. Crying or Very sad
  Topic: spiderman
Holly

Replies: 2
Views: 1067

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:24 am   Subject: spiderman
I am not sure, but it might be possible to put a nail in the center of the ceiling where you want the center of the web to go, and then tie a string to the nail, paint it and then carefully stretch it ...
  Topic: Another spammer is taking over the boards
Holly

Replies: 6
Views: 1771

PostForum: Theme Park News & Press Releases   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:06 am   Subject: Another spammer is taking over the boards
It's okay. I saw the same thing that you did (and maybe more, since I have to look at every new post). There were a lot of posts on the board during that time which were completely off-topic or did no ...
  Topic: Artist Introduction
Holly

Replies: 1
Views: 2195

PostForum: Post a project - post a resume   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:31 am   Subject: Artist Introduction
Welcome to the forum. You have some cool stuff in your portfolio. Best of luck!
  Topic: Another spammer is taking over the boards
Holly

Replies: 6
Views: 1771

PostForum: Theme Park News & Press Releases   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:44 pm   Subject: Another spammer is taking over the boards
Whew! You are sure right... I just spent over half an hour doing house-cleaning -- over 50 posts from one user alone. I used to ban people who were here solely for the purpose of spamming, but somehow ...
  Topic: Student Needs Hope!
Holly

Replies: 1
Views: 967

PostForum: Our Guest Book   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:35 pm   Subject: Student Needs Hope!
Welcome to the board! The theme park industry is also "professional industry", so try not to be nervous about going out into the world... Working for regular companies may give you the exper ...
  Topic: Hello
Holly

Replies: 2
Views: 994

PostForum: Our Guest Book   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:29 pm   Subject: Hello
Welcome to the board! Glad to have you here Smile
  Topic: Spec Pre Show Attraction Video - Show writing
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1341

PostForum: Post a project - post a resume   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:22 pm   Subject: Spec Pre Show Attraction Video - Show writing
As a visual designer, it is hard for me to say how that kind of portfolio would be assembled... There might be information on the web about that... but I would imagine that the what is true for design ...
  Topic: Jobs for the music-y minded.
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1212

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:03 pm   Subject: Jobs for the music-y minded.
It helps to get to know people. Whether you do "informational interviews" to find out about jobs in the industry and what a sound designer does for theme parks, or join TEA (or another local ...
  Topic: Engineering Drawing
Holly

Replies: 5
Views: 1842

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:59 pm   Subject: Engineering Drawing
I have neither. Sometimes you can find drawing of rides at the ride manufacturer's websites, but these usually just show dimensions, rather than any mechanical or electrical details, which are probabl ...
  Topic: Mechanical Animator and Metal Fabricator for Hire
Holly

Replies: 4
Views: 2173

PostForum: Post a project - post a resume   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:36 am   Subject: Mechanical Animator and Metal Fabricator for Hire
If you are willing to move, you may want to keep an eye on Disney's website. They seem to post job positions that require trade skills from time to time... There's probably smaller fabrication shops i ...
  Topic: Spec Pre Show Attraction Video - Show writing
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1341

PostForum: Post a project - post a resume   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:28 am   Subject: Spec Pre Show Attraction Video - Show writing
Don't underestimate the power of writing samples! Show writers often sit in on meetings and brainstorms and then write the initial description of the ride experience (which gets edited later on). It i ...
  Topic: Worst 'themed' ride I've ever been on
Holly

Replies: 5
Views: 1707

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:16 am   Subject: Worst 'themed' ride I've ever been on
lol
  Topic: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Holly

Replies: 17
Views: 5141

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:08 pm   Subject: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
One of the companies does make a "looping" water slide, but no, it doesn't look anything like that one! I wish I could remember off the top of my head which company it is...
  Topic: Worst 'themed' ride I've ever been on
Holly

Replies: 5
Views: 1707

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:05 pm   Subject: Worst 'themed' ride I've ever been on
lol... I have never been on one of those carnival rides, but I have always wondered. I went on one back when there was an amusement park in Panama Beach, and the main suspense of the ride were the fac ...
  Topic: Another abandoned park, this time at Disney in Florida!
Holly

Replies: 10
Views: 2982

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:30 am   Subject: Another abandoned park, this time at Disney in Florida!
I heard the same story about problems maintaining water filtration and such. It is a shame, because it looks like such a relaxing park. If they used sand, I am not sure how they would avoid amoebas wi ...
  Topic: My thoughts on Universal Studios recently
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 2181

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:48 pm   Subject: My thoughts on Universal Studios recently
It was interesting... I was disappointed about Jaws, but I didn't realize until I was listening to a podcast this week, that Jaws might be the last "classic" attraction that was present in t ...
  Topic: Fantasy Forest and Harry Potter
Holly

Replies: 5
Views: 2657

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:40 pm   Subject: Fantasy Forest and Harry Potter
That's funny. I've read all of the Harry Potter books, but I still wasn't entirely sure what exactly was a "charm" and what wasn't. I guess that I should have paid more attention in "Ch ...
  Topic: Who to contact?
Holly

Replies: 16
Views: 5301

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:30 pm   Subject: Who to contact?
Congratulations on getting accepted as a CP! I hope that you have a great time in the program Smile
  Topic: Another abandoned park, this time at Disney in Florida!
Holly

Replies: 10
Views: 2982

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:14 pm   Subject: Another abandoned park, this time at Disney in Florida!
It's interesting to see what Disney does. Personally, I kindof like abandoned places. It's kindof interesting to see nature coming back in, and what happens to materials as they age. I also like antiq ...
  Topic: new combo ride - ferris wheel and airplane
Holly

Replies: 1
Views: 1311

PostForum: Theme Park News & Press Releases   Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:28 pm   Subject: new combo ride - ferris wheel and airplane
I heard about that... had to be scary for the people involved!
  Topic: Euro Attractions Show (IAPPA) report
Holly

Replies: 4
Views: 2176

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:26 pm   Subject: Euro Attractions Show (IAPPA) report
Thanks for the report! I'll be at the Orlando show, and it will be interesting to see if the same companies are present here. Some of those companies, I haven't seen, so they may show only in Europe. ...
  Topic: Getting to know the process
Holly

Replies: 6
Views: 2208

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:15 pm   Subject: Getting to know the process
One of the difficulties that you may run into with this is that occasionally companies get sued for "stealing" ideas -- whether or not the people who invented a ride actually saw the idea. I ...
  Topic: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Holly

Replies: 17
Views: 5141

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:58 pm   Subject: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Theme park fatalities always sadden me, because these should be places where people can escape their day to day problems... I guess that as designers we just have to be mindful of all of the different ...
  Topic: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Holly

Replies: 17
Views: 5141

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:48 am   Subject: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
On some of the rides at Adventure Island in Tampa, FL, I can remember slides that had water only from the top... but these rides also had good down-hill runs... They had one ride that had pools in the ...
  Topic: Curse of DarKastle at Busch Gardens
Holly

Replies: 8
Views: 4287

PostForum: Theme Park Attraction Review - Be the first to review a new (or classic) theme park ride   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:45 pm   Subject: Curse of DarKastle at Busch Gardens
That's so cool that you got to work on the ride openings, Wok!

On a ride like Star Tours, it probably really counts to have all of your ride ops really know the backstory and "secrets". ...
  Topic: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Holly

Replies: 17
Views: 5141

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:33 pm   Subject: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Yeah... I am not sure of the physics, but it is weirder the more that I look. I assumed that the loop was smallish, but now I am looking at the photo with people in it. That is one big loop!

I didn ...
  Topic: Curse of DarKastle at Busch Gardens
Holly

Replies: 8
Views: 4287

PostForum: Theme Park Attraction Review - Be the first to review a new (or classic) theme park ride   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:32 pm   Subject: Curse of DarKastle at Busch Gardens
I think that, at the very least, narrative serves as a unifying element. If the audience understands it, it ties the experience together. If they don't, it can be confusing. I don't like rides with dr ...
  Topic: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Holly

Replies: 17
Views: 5141

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:14 pm   Subject: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
I guess that looping coasters were kindof a novelty in the 1970's, although there were actually some looping coasters way before that. What initially caught my eye about this water slide was the fact ...
  Topic: Skills
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1576

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:51 pm   Subject: Skills
I think that those are great ideas... I think that it is important to be the best in your field that you can be (whether 3D modelling, graphic design, architecture, writing, etc.). Somewhere, there is ...
  Topic: Jason De Boer - 27 - San Jose, CA
Holly

Replies: 2
Views: 2699

PostForum: Our Guest Book   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:55 pm   Subject: Jason De Boer - 27 - San Jose, CA
Welcome to the forum, Jason. It sounds like you have a lot of dedication! I hope that you find a path into the industry Very Happy
  Topic: Hugh Giblin
Holly

Replies: 1
Views: 1269

PostForum: Our Guest Book   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:51 pm   Subject: Hugh Giblin
Welcome to the forum, Hugh. Best of luck!
  Topic: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Holly

Replies: 17
Views: 5141

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:44 pm   Subject: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Ah, an escape hatch, lol! The count the thumps method sounds aweful -- especially hitting your head! Big ideas are great, but they maybe could have used some experienced designers Wink I was lucky ...
  Topic: What is your favourite attraction?
Holly

Replies: 10
Views: 2604

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:35 pm   Subject: What is your favourite attraction?
They really did -- such beautiful theming! I feel like that level of theming is finally coming back again in recent rides (ex. Harry Potter). It's nice to see that happening...
  Topic: Earthquest Theme Park - Houston, TX
Holly

Replies: 4
Views: 2588

PostForum: Theme Park News & Press Releases   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:57 pm   Subject: Earthquest Theme Park - Houston, TX
Interesting idea. From the concept art, it looks a bit like a cross between a thrill park, a water park and Epcot... although the descriptions on the website seem a bit vague when considering how fles ...
  Topic: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Holly

Replies: 17
Views: 5141

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:50 pm   Subject: Any other Action Park "Survivors" here?
Ah yes, the Cannonball Loop truly defies physics. I kindof wonder how anyone made it over the loop... and what happens if you don't make it all of the way over the "hill"? It looks like your ...
  Topic: What is your favourite attraction?
Holly

Replies: 10
Views: 2604

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:39 pm   Subject: What is your favourite attraction?
I am not a big coaster fan (though I know quite a bit about them... I just don't like the feeling of falling). So my favorite rides are the lush dark rides that were especially common in the old era o ...
  Topic: UK theme park design opportunities...move to USA?
Holly

Replies: 6
Views: 2795

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:18 pm   Subject: UK theme park design opportunities...move to USA?
I am not sure, but I think that Disney does regularly hire people from other countries... They especially look for people to staff the "countries" at Epcot, which since you are from the UK c ...
  Topic: Safety Spiel Spoof
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1854

PostForum: Theme Park News & Press Releases   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:01 am   Subject: Safety Spiel Spoof
lol... I saw this one elsewhere... Some parts are indeed not really appropriate for the young ones as they take some of the jokes a bit far... but for those who have been to lots of amusement parks wi ...
  Topic: Greetings from a new guy
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1644

PostForum: Our Guest Book   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:56 pm   Subject: Greetings from a new guy
Welcome Hans... I hope that you enjoy your time here. It can be great to dream and explore Smile Drop by anytime!
  Topic: Howdy from GrumpyFan in Texas!
Holly

Replies: 2
Views: 1775

PostForum: Our Guest Book   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:54 pm   Subject: Howdy from GrumpyFan in Texas!
Good technical people who are passionate about the work can be hard to find... and there are so many things about theme park attractions that require technical skills... I hope that you find just the ...
  Topic: Robo coaster model
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 2035

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:02 am   Subject: Robo coaster model
Very cool! Nice modelling, and I like the dome screen that it passes through. I haven't been on Harry Potter yet... This is great though. I used to do computer animation, and I know that it takes a lo ...
  Topic: Who to contact?
Holly

Replies: 16
Views: 5301

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:14 pm   Subject: Who to contact?
It sounds like you have a good plan. I think it might be good as you say to talk with the software company first, because they you can get their "blessing" to use the copyright work and see ...
  Topic: Who to contact?
Holly

Replies: 16
Views: 5301

PostForum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:04 am   Subject: Who to contact?
I am really not sure. I know that Disney does not usually accept outside pitches because of legality. I would imagine that Universal is probably much the same. They might accept "inside pitches&q ...
  Topic: Getting rid of spammers?
Holly

Replies: 3
Views: 1626

PostForum: Theme Park News & Press Releases   Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:27 am   Subject: Getting rid of spammers?
Definitely don't want people to miss things because there is so much spam... I'll try to keep a better eye on it.
 
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