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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:23 am    Post subject: Theme Park Engineering Class Reply with quote

I took that theme park engineering class if anyone wanted to ask any questions or anything. I know I had a lot of questions when I first heard about it, like if it was worth the money... so on and so forth.

No Limits Thriller
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(10/4/05 3:21 am)
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Is this really about engineering? How detailed is it then?
I mean, engineering is such a large field of expertise, surely one cannot do that in a couple of classes?

SenoritaVelasco
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(10/4/05 9:43 am)
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New Post Re: Theme Park Engineering Class It's like a general overview. It's not about any specific type of engineering.... it goes over several of the most common engineering fields and gives real life examples (from the instructors experience) of what they do in themeing.

There are 12 classes total, so at about lesson 5 or 6 it starts getting pretty thorough. You could do just as well researching a lot of different sources I think, but it's much more detailed then the book "The Fantastical Engineer"

No Limits Thriller
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(10/4/05 12:49 pm)
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New Post Re: Theme Park Engineering Class That book is hardly about engineering anyway:(

SenoritaVelasco
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(10/4/05 5:10 pm)
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New Post Re: Theme Park Engineering Class We should have a book exchange program on here so that way if a book is mediocre we can swap'em back and forth instead of ALL of us buying it.

*excluding your article Nate, you were marvelous!

chadlockwood
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(10/4/05 7:04 pm)
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New Post so... How about taking us through the sort of stuff you learnt on the course?

You don't have to give away trade secrets, but just a overview of the classes.

How much was the course? Was it worth it?

Do you see it taking you further in your theme park career?

Chad


Meloncov
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(10/5/05 6:01 pm)
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New Post Class I've taken the Themed Engineering class to. It had some good information, however, my particluar class suffered from a low number of posts about the assignments. It has been a couple months, so I can't renember the details of which lessons where which. By the way, is it still on sale? I payed only fifty dollars for it, which it was worth, but I renember the full price was several times higher.

SenoritaVelasco
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(10/7/05 3:02 pm)
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New Post Re: Theme Park Engineering Class Okay so here's my personal general review.

When I took the class the price was 79 dollars, which is pretty steep to me but the curiosity was more than I could bare. Overall I think the class was worth it because you could download the lessons (so I still have them all and can access them whenever I want) and I would have paid that much for a book with that much information. However, like I mentioned before, a lot of the information in the course can be found with a fair amount of research, but it is very convenient to have it presented in this way.

There are 12 different lessons and at the end of every lesson there was an assignment. You would then post your assignment on a discussion board where you could go over your ideas with others in the class and the instructor. This is where the course has real potential to shine. You can speak one on one with someone in the business and get some critiques of your ideas. Steve Alcorn (the instructor) was very attentive and responded to everyones posts promptly.

the outline is posted here
or is you want to paste
http://www.themeparkengineering.com/outline.html
I think the course would be MOST beneficial to people that briefly come to this board that say "I'm just getting started, I know I want to do "this", but I'm not really sure what "this" is exactly"
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