Is there an argument for building real-world connections between themed attractions across the globe?

Over the course of the last couple of decades, increasingly easy and inexpensive international travel has made the world feel smaller; making the appeal of such ideas limited, even as recently as five or ten years ago. Why would I want to look at Orlando through a window, when I could just fly there tomorrow? But as we all begin to finally wake up to the evidence climate scientists have been waving in our faces for several generations — perhaps flying to Orlando tomorrow isn’t the best idea — and the separate realisation that something like Covid-19 can ground flights without much warning, the idea of seeing the world without actually travelling very far may become more appealing. The future of themed entertainment may well be a hybrid, combining in-person visits with virtual experiences set in far flung locations.

The Creepenstein Club–Brendan Assaf, Ringling College of Art and Design

Greetings and Salutations, valued guests! Welcome to Creepenstein Manor, we do appreciate your presence here on the night of our most ambitious experiment yet!! The Creepenstein Club is a brand new, immersive, horror-comedy dining and nightlife venue that tells the story of the zany Dr. Creepenstein. Tonight is the night of his biggest experiment yet,…

TA Podcast E25: Jesse Crawford

Our guest this episode is Jesse Crawford from WhiteWater West in beautiful Vancouver BC, the award-winning slide and water ride design firm responsible for many of the most incredible “immersive” (pun intended) attractions on the planet. Jesse is a sales engineer which means his work has taken him around the world to help theme parks…