Here’s our look at the TEA Summit Case Studies Day (April 5, 2013) with the best from the twitterverse and photos by InPark’s Martin Palicki:
4 essentials from Keynote Speaker, Frank Stanek: curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy.
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re really not doing much.” – Frank Stanek
TRANSFORMERS THE RIDE 3D, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
Next up, Chick Russell on Transformers the Ride, the “giant robot problem, & creating the ultimate VR experience.
3D squinching got you down? Chick Russell of Universal discusses the challenges in creating Transformers: The Ride 3D at TEAsummit
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#Transformersride at Universal Studios Hollywood, says Chick Russell at TEAsummit
Transformers the Ride: “Nothing like having a giant robot chew your face off.’ – Chick Russell
“It’s a battle scene with Decepticons, there’s no musicians around” – Russell on absence of non-diegetic sound to create realism
BIG-O SHOW, EXPO 2012
CEO/Architect Berni Jo says his “homework” is creating, “What people have never seen before, what people have never heard before”
Wanted Big-O Show to last and be part of post 2012 Expo plan. – Cani from eca2
3000 water nozzles used in Big-O Show. Could have been called the “Big H2-O” show
“We were like kids waiting for a new toy,” – ECA2 CEO on 1st testing The Big-O Show
Audio for Big-O Show was a “nightmare” because there were 10K people watching show from all different angles, distances.
Installing lighting that could handle a permanent sea water flow and be easy to maintain was special challenge for Big-O Show
CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME
content projected on circular ceiling screens conveys sense of being underwater – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
“a singular canvas in terms of multimedia prodn” Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
projection applied to exposed trusses of cantilevered structure Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Electrosonic systems design
@TheaAward-winning Canadian Sports Hall of Fame features awesome head-in-the-game 3D POV interactives
Very inspiring blend of media & physical interactives to immerse visitors from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is amazingly impressive. Must visit Calgary someday
All trains run on time at Europa Park!
“Here, anything is possible, except boredom.” Michael Mack presents Thea Classic Award winner, Europa Park.
Back in the day Mack family biz used to produce “Mercedes of stagecoaches” Michael Mack
Great new term from Michael Mack re:
@europa_park – “Confertainment.”
“I hope people will grow up with our brand and legacy” Michael Mack of Europa-Park
“It’s a lot of elves and leaves; no story.” – Efteling CEO Bart de Boer on Dreamflight.
A design goal of Aquanura was to encourage Efteling visitors to stay through the dinner hour
Aquanura of Efteling was inspired by fountain show at Bellagio “applause for a guy who pushes a button….”
“What do they applaud for at Bellagio fountain? A guy who pushes a button?” – Bart due Boer of Efteling Park, Netherlands
Look up Aquanura. Makes the Bellagio fountains look like a sprinkler system
WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR LONDON: THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER
“I’m presenting the work of this amazing group of people back to this amazing group of people – OMG” Craig Hanna
Great hall scene from Harry potter had a real stone floor and was transported piece by piece to the making of… exhibit.
On Making of Harry Potter: We had lots of meetings and walkthroughs, and then more meetings & more walkthroughs.” – Craig Hanna
Opening day: we spiked our butterbeer with dark rum which I highly recommend – Craig Hanna
Sarah Roots: The UK can deliver first class customer service; Harry Potter attraction proves it
@ThinkwellGroup mantra for Making of Harry Potter: “We’re not making magic; we’re making movie magic.” Authenticity above all.
CARS LAND AND RADIATOR SPRINGS RACERS, DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
The research for Cars Land looked like way too much fun to be work!
“The universal language of rockwork” Kathy Mangum, WDI
“Do not underestimate the challenge of making a car talk – with personality” Kathy Mangum WDI
“We talked about using giant oil pans for toilets.” -Kathy Mangum on Cars Land.
“You don’t build a church for Easter Sunday.” – Kathy Magnum from WDI on Cars Land capacity
CARTHAY CIRCLE RESTAURANT, DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
Ray Spencer talking about the amazing Carthay Circle and Buena Vista St
“Walt Disney came to LA in 1923 with $40, a cardboard suitcase, and a head full of dreams.” – Ray Spencer of
“Carthay Circle is the castle of California Adventure” – Ray Spencer
Once you break one piece of credibility on a story you have broken all credibility within that story. – Ray Spencer
It’s a bit odd discussing these attractions that are only a few hundred yards away
What is this secret club inside Carthay Circle Restaurant and how can I get in?
THE SURPRISE NEXTGEN PRESENTATION
Adam Bezark, Dave Cobb and Anthony Esparza addressing the NextGen from the Summit stage
“This is too small of an industry to become an ivory tower” Dave Cobb
Dave Cobb kisses hand of his early mentor Adam Bezark
Cobb, Bezark, Esparza reminisce about the early days, early jobs breaking into the industry
#TEAsummit for benefit of NextGen
“Peter McGrath is god of all things good at Disney” Adam Bezark.
“Cast a wide net…stay close to the entertainment industry & work w/n your skill set, whatever that is.” –
Peter McGrath talks about Disney refocus to bring in more new blood in recent years, connect with schools
“Stay in touch us w/ us, so when you’re ready, we’ll hire you.” –
@ajbezark to NextGen students
AULANI, A DISNEY RESORT & SPA
The man, the legend. Joe Rohde and the new Disney Aulani Resort.
Big Finish: Joe Rohde yells the Story of Disney’s Aulani Resort. “Hawaiians get to say what Hawai’i is.”
“Aulani means ‘one who speaks on behalf of a higher power’ … that higher power being the Hawaiian people.” – Joe Rohde
@DisneyAulani was named by a Hawaiian naming priest.
“From the past, to the future, to the mountains by the sea…” Joe Rohde talks about Aulani
“The physical mission is nothing. What gives the physical mission its power is the thought you put behind it.” – Joe Rohde
“it’s never about a list of attractions. It’s about the underlying idea.” – Joe Rohde
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