Attractions Industry Jobs

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The Experience Disconnect: What You Want vs. What Your Guests Want

Designing a guest experience can be a fun and innovative exercise.  Whether you are starting from scratch, revamping an existing attraction, or fine-tuning your operating model, this is the chance to be creative and provide something that you genuinely want your guests to experience.

But here’s the question… do they want to experience what you want them to experience?

Storyteller: Bridging Cultural Differences Through Shared Experiences (A Digital, Audio and Visual, Travel Companion Experience Platform)

This is my MFA thesis. In it, I address the initial opportunity and preliminary concept for a global- scale, geolocation capable, storytelling application that will be an individualised, themed, Augmented Reality experience, incorporating the Oral Traditions, stories, and music from Indigenous Cultures and local peoples in their own source languages and translating them into the guest’s language of choice as they are walking, riding, or otherwise moving throughout the environment. This application will also double as a travel tool, allowing the content user to select from items in an informational mode, incorporating different icons, attractions, food and beverage offerings, hotels, festivals, events, etc. Finally, the guest will be able navigate through the application remotely and hear all of the curated stories and music from the comfort of their own home or classroom, with gamification that allows the guest to better understand and connect with the global community during times where travel isn’t an option.

A Case for Wholesome

A Case for Wholesome There was a time when we had a plethora of things presented before us that contained the ingredient of wholesomeness – anything from television shows to movies to theme parks — all had a wholesome spirit to them. As Christmas approached and then swiftly left us (as all things in life…

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…

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…