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As he talked about the amusement park business, he was forced to speak above the park's roar - screeching steel and coaster riders blending nearly indistinguishably. "We leave theming to Disney," he said. "It's very, very expensive. We can't justify it, being a seasonal operation. Our theming is the ride itself. You walk under the
The lasting legacy of Walt Disney is his timeless insight into the imagination of children coupled with a gift for awakening the child in the rest of us. His idealized vision of childhood and Americana still resonates with kids of all ages worldwide. This week marked the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, a marvelous invention –
Spent most of this week at IAAPA 2004. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions convention is a must attend event for anyone in the industry. The North and South halls of the new Orlando Convention center were packed with all the latest rides, show elements, entertainment, food, design firms, games, and more that
IAAPA, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attraction, is in town having their convention this week and I'm looking forward to attending a few sessions and walking the convention hall. For several years now, everything from zoos to museums has taken up the tools forged by Walt Disney, whose original Disneyland transformed the amusement park