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by wokcreative
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Our Guest Book
Topic: Nice to meet you!
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Nice to meet you!

Welcome!
by wokcreative
Mon May 29, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: New updates!
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: New updates!

Happy to see it going again and some involvement already too. I will be checking in more often again.
by wokcreative
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Moderator No More
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Moderator No More

Sounds good. I'll keep checking back.
Good to hear from you again, too.
by wokcreative
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Moderator No More
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Moderator No More

Any chance of getting things up and going (active) again for anyone?

~<80]
by wokcreative
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Ideas Wanted
Replies: 25
Views: 9963

Re: Ideas Wanted

It's been quite a few years now. I didn't know if this board was even still going. I got side-tracked with personal stuff, especially this last year. I'm trying to get things going again. I actually did do a lot of research and notes on this and can send or post them. It would be great to see this s...
by wokcreative
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Jim Hill chat Mon. April 7
Replies: 1
Views: 2858

The post was for an event that took place 4 years ago, as the date says. It was informational, so it was in the news section. Jim Hill continues to be an excellent journalist for the themed entertainment industry. UABMagic is still a great site for listening to sound tracks from Disney theme parks.
by wokcreative
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Beany & Cecil spoof Disneyland
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

I don't have a problem with being the old guy. It's too bad some of those videos don't stay up someplace. Maybe it is on some site someplace out there...
by wokcreative
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Beany & Cecil spoof Disneyland
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

and???
by wokcreative
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: In-house video - Imagineering 1988
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Original post was a year ago. The video has been pulled down, probably by Disney, and probably because it showed behind the scenes, inside Imagineering.
by wokcreative
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Another spammer is taking over the boards
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

if you will read all of the posts, you will see that it was taken care of
by wokcreative
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: site spammers
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

it has already been addressed and taken care of
by wokcreative
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Our Guest Book
Topic: I am a new
Replies: 1
Views: 811

That was already addressed
by wokcreative
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Theme Park Attraction Review - Be the first to review a new (or classic) theme park ride
Topic: Where is the best place?
Replies: 0
Views: 862

Theme parks have always been built in Florida and California because of great weather. (Other than the hurricanes on the East Coast)
by wokcreative
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Another spammer is taking over the boards
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Looks like I was wrong about Marry 1. My apologies.
by wokcreative
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Another spammer is taking over the boards
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Another spammer is taking over the boards

Marry 1 seems to be trying to take over the boards by posting to every topic, yet never saying anything. Probably just trying to get people to go to the web site in the signature. Why pick on such a small, niche community like this? Possibly going after other sites too. I have (and want to keep) my ...
by wokcreative
Tue May 29, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Computer software
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

My kids use Roller Coaster Tycoon. There is a lot of flexibility with it, but it can take a lot of creativity to make it do completely original work sometimes. I know that a lot of people do use Sketchup.
by wokcreative
Fri May 25, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Our Guest Book
Topic: Hello from Engineering Student
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

welcome. great book and the class that it is from, too. I may be able to be a bit more active for a while now, too. good to have you here.
by wokcreative
Fri May 25, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Our Guest Book
Topic: I'm a new user
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

great to have you here. welcome
by wokcreative
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: New main site & e-mail
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Found it:
go to new site main page
then, click on contact themed attraction
scroll to comments at bottom
there is a link to the old site main page - with regular links to e-mail and forums
by wokcreative
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: New main site & e-mail
Replies: 1
Views: 736

New main site & e-mail

Nice look to the new main site, with articles...

Is the Themed Attraction e-mail going to be available still?

Also, will there be a link to these forums? I only got to them by clicking on a link in an e-mail (sent to a non-themedattraction address), that got me to the forum site.
by wokcreative
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

The Narnia series of books are similar. They do much more travel (instead of staying at a school...) and aren't exactly normal kids (being kings and queens in the other land...). Great stories. The Lord of the Rings series is great adventure, but more intense. There are also other more modern storie...
by wokcreative
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Another abandoned park, this time at Disney in Florida!
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

First, if they wanted to re-open it, a self-contained water system could work better than the "natural" water. The theme seemed to fit the area very well. It could definitely have more adventure added to it. Expanding it may help, too, since there are the other two water parks already - maybe the cu...
by wokcreative
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Another abandoned park, this time at Disney in Florida!
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

It could be made truly adventurous by having it set up like ruins, and run by Universal - sneaking in at night, avoiding (temple) guards...
by wokcreative
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Post a project - post a resume
Topic: Naval Base San Diego Haunted House Contract
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Sounds like a fun one. I may send some e-mails out and direct people to this post, to see if they might be interested in helping out.
by wokcreative
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Another abandoned park, this time at Disney in Florida!
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

Sad to see. Such a waste.
Could be a new "Adventures by Disney - travel with Indiana Jones through Swamp Country". Watch out for gators...
by wokcreative
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Post a project - post a resume
Topic: Naval Base San Diego Haunted House Contract
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

How big is the attraction going to be? What level of "scare" (whole family or more toward teen and adult...)? How long will it be set up?
by wokcreative
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Wish me luck, first resume going out!
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Sounds great. Good luck to you, too.
by wokcreative
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Our Guest Book
Topic: Happy 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Happy 2012

Happy New Year to all. Hope it's a good one.
by wokcreative
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: site spammers
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

spammers - people just trying to get people to their unrelated site for sales purposes only.
by wokcreative
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Post a project - post a resume
Topic: Thoughts on Atascadero Mini Golf - concept
Replies: 3
Views: 3372

A regular project for 4th graders, studying California history, is making models of the missions out of sugar cubes - the name is just translated into Spanish.
by wokcreative
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: site spammers
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

site spammers

spammers on this site seem to be back in full force. all kinds of crazy stuff going on lately.
why would they want to bother with such a specific place and topics?
by wokcreative
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Who to contact?
Replies: 16
Views: 3773

That contest has always seemed like a great thing to do. Good luck to you in it, and in finishing up school.
by wokcreative
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Euro Attractions Show (IAPPA) report
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

I would love to go to one of the big expo's some day, and take my family, too. Love that pirate ship! Great trip report, pics, brochures, contacts... Definitely get in touch with Gene Jeffers and the TEA - great guy and great organization to be involved with. Their website is a great information sou...
by wokcreative
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Getting to know the process
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Depending on what the patent is, it probably would go through one of the manufacturers, first. The theming may come before or after, depending on each individual project. Sometimes a new innovation is needed and figured out in the early "blue sky" or brainstorming stage. Later, it may be decided if ...
by wokcreative
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: In-house video - Imagineering 1988
Replies: 1
Views: 958

In-house video - Imagineering 1988

Video of Imagineering offices in 1988 for EuroDisney, just before they all went over there. Drawings, models, research, and... the Imagineers themselves. http://gallery.me.com/boss_angeles#100347 Could be the greatest thing ever released from the inside workings. Fun to see the process in the planni...
by wokcreative
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Our Guest Book
Topic: Hello from an Illustrator/Concept Artist in UK
Replies: 14
Views: 3900

Great to hear. (sorry to be so slow in responding - been too busy for a few weeks)
by wokcreative
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Our Guest Book
Topic: Hi, from UK engineer
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Congrats on all you've done so far. You are definitely on the right track. That "real world" experience is what will get you into themed usage of it.

Welcome
by wokcreative
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Ride concept competition
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

They are supposed to be posting results soon. I ended up submitting 4 or 5 ideas, and asked for feedback, too. Waiting to see...
by wokcreative
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Theme Park Attraction Review - Be the first to review a new (or classic) theme park ride
Topic: Curse of DarKastle at Busch Gardens
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

Steve Alcorn talks often about the difficulty in telling the story on a ride that passes by quickly. Familiarity with the story beforehand goes a long way. I think the answer is in seeing what the perception is for different attractions, like you said, Holly. Like Pleasure Island, most stores, resta...
by wokcreative
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Skills
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Yes, all those things. Like Holly said, exceptionally standing out at something specific, as well as a good, well-rounded knowledge of many other things. Doing many different things has kept me busy over the years, working in TV, but specific skills with tech stuff has been the most profitable in fi...
by wokcreative
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Theme park designers?
Replies: 23
Views: 4404

You went through quickly. I've been too busy to keep up with commenting over there. Great ideas for what I did see (I'll catch up on it all soon). You should post your main project on these boards, for even more feedback. I think everyone here would like to see your stuff, too, even if just an abbre...
by wokcreative
Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Mid-Life career change? Any hope?
Replies: 18
Views: 4329

Should be good. I'll look for you there. Everyone gets daily updates of all posts. Look forward to seeing your work.
by wokcreative
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Ride concept competition
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

That would be great. I'd love to see someone do concept art for the Castaway Mountain project I worked on in the Imagineering class - mostly to see if it would all actually fit into the building/mountain. It is posted in the section on "Post a Project", a little way down (19th down, as of this posti...
by wokcreative
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Ride concept competition
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

I thought the same thing about the artwork. It seems that it would only help. I did participate in another longer running contest at themeparkinsider.com and it was all written work only, but some included a little artwork when they could. The starting point for the design usually is the story, to h...
by wokcreative
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Ride concept competition
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Ride concept competition

Here is a ride concept competition, just for fun.

http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/blog/ ... nt13745232

Will be good to see what is submitted. It is open to anyone and to as many projects as you want.

Good site, too.
by wokcreative
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Joravision hiring creatives
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Good company, too. They've done a lot of great stuff.
by wokcreative
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Safety Spiel Spoof
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Safety Spiel Spoof

Here is a safety spiel spoof with Patrick Warburton as the host.

http://thedisneyblog.com/2011/06/27/pat ... ety-spiel/

(a couple of things may not be appropriate for all ages...)
by wokcreative
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Theme Park News & Press Releases
Topic: Beany & Cecil spoof Disneyland
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Beany & Cecil spoof Disneyland

This is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. I used to watch Beany & Cecil as puppets and as an animated show, but I don't remember ever seeing this. (Forward posted through a few sites - and now here) http://progresscityusa.com/2011/06/24/beanyland/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&u...
by wokcreative
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Imagination Forum - Theme Park Attraction Design & Imagineering
Topic: Mid-Life career change? Any hope?
Replies: 18
Views: 4329

Completely. It covers the whole range of what it takes to put an attraction together. The engineering side is easy enough for anyone to understand. It helps to know all that is involved and going on, and helps in some ways to be able to design what will be needed, as well as opening up more design p...