Wednesday, April 14, 2021

#80 – IAAPA 2019

On the cover

The Aon Center in Chicago is in process of adding a new observation experience for visitors. The Hettema Group [ Inset photo: Phil Hettema & Jodi Roberdes ] is taking it beyond a mere observation deck to a meaningful exploration of Chicago, placing the visitor into the city.

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Table of contents

EDITORIAL: Looking back from 2019: 15 years of InPark • by Martin Palicki, IPM Publisher

EDITORIAL: Cross platforming and cross pollination • by Judith Rubin, IPM Editor

Museum makeovers Three museums embrace digital technology for educational exhibitions • by Bryan Boehme

Movers and shakers Highlights from industry newsmakers

Meet Amanda Thompson IAAPA’s incoming chair has deep roots in the attractions industry • by Chris Lange

Xavage Gardens Riviera Maya’s Xcaret advances adventure • by Martin Palicki

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 New partnerships and a focus on sustainability • by Martin Palicki

Elevator Pitch Hettema’s sky-high vision for the Aon Center Observatory in Chicago • by Freddy Martin

Growing the legend Calico finds new territory at Knott’s Berry Farm • by Bill Butler

“The one with the pop-up” JRA co-designs experience around iconic FRIENDS TV show • by Joe Kleiman

Game masters Farbound delivers gamified immersion • by Philip Hernandez, Martin Palicki & Judith Rubin

Unwrapping the new Hersheypark Reese’s Cupfusion helps launch a sweet new world • by Philip Hernandez & Joe Kleiman

TEA 2020 A chat with Michael Blau, incoming TEA Board President • by Judith Rubin

Showtime in Lanzhou ECA2’s Legend of Pangu shines on the desert’s edge • by Michael Switow

Lesson plan Collaboration between academia and themed entertainment • by Peter Weishar

FauxFire and real people Technifex powers up for the next 35 years • by Gene Jeffers

Geppetto grows Moody Gardens and Super 78 team up on a new adventure • by Robert Coker

Visualization vectors Smart Monkeys’ ISAAC empowers smaller scale projects and attractions • by Judith Rubin

Telling tales with tech Jora Vision brings theme park design skills to cultural attractions • by Simeon van Tellingen

Picture perfections The secret to in-park photo profitability is in delivering unique pictures • by Cliff Reeves

WEB EXCLUSIVE: IAAPA 2019 Chair David Rosenberg: The aqua-man • by Joe Kleiman

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Interviews with Jeremy Railton and Scott Ault on the launch of their new company, Railton Entertainment Design (RED) • by Judith Rubin and Joe Kleiman

WEB EXCLUSIVE: CircusTrix CEO Fernando Eiroa: Leaps and bounds • by Joe Kleiman

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