Lighting the Way: The Time is Now

How the Location-Based Entertainment Industry Can—and Should—Do More to Ensure a Brighter and More Prosperous Future We live in an age of unprecedented change. A host of converging forces—technological, social, cultural, environmental, economic—are transforming the world around us at a pace never before seen in human history. The world is getting smaller and more interconnected.…

Cost of Wisconsin

COST’s roots began in 1957 when John Stanwyck’s contracting company was hired to develop naturalistic habitats at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoological industry was seeking changes to the standard cages common in zoos, and sought out a firm that was proficient in concrete applications and artistry. Since the very beginning, Stanwyck’s firm excelled in…

Northwest Coasters

Northwest Coasters, a cutting-edge roller coaster construction company, branched out from parent company, K&G Construction LLC, and incorporated on January 1, 2016. K&G Construction holds an Idaho Public Works “A” license and has been a leading commercial contractor in the Northwest for over 10 years. Originally founded by Kevin Messick in June 2006, it moved…

Want to be a Theme Park Designer

Tips for a career as a theme park designer Have a career question? You came to the right place?  Join us and ask us on The Hub! Professional Organizations Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Themed Entertainment Association Job Board International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) – A source of amusement facility operations & management jobs.…

Theming the Thrills

A study into the use of theming and design as a marketing medium to enhance the visitor experience at theme parks. RJ Cumberworth BA (Hons) Leisure Management Birmingham College of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies March 2001 Preface & Acknowledgement The topic of theming and design at theme parks has been chosen due to a…