Thursday, November 30, 2023

#79.5 – IAAPA Expo Preview


The Wave in Coventry, UK, was designed within a limited footprint. Polin Waterparks’ team of designers were “up” to the challenge and built vertically within the park to maximize space for slides and attractions.

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Issue 79.5 explained by Martin Palicki, Publisher

Editorial: Fan power by Judith Rubin (with Joe Kleiman)

Switching platforms Jennifer Lee Hackett and Greg Lombardo by Joe Kleiman

Story-driven, technology-infused A new era of Miziker Entertainment
by Freddy Martin


Dark rides Compelling, family friendly and simpler to adopt than ever before • by Benoit Cornet

Getting to know ISAAC What Smart Monkeys’ state-of-the-art system portal can do for attractions • by Judith Rubin

Painting the town Better-than-ever, large-scale projection enlivens festivals and boosts tourism •
by Bryan Boehme

ISE 2020 Mike Blackman talks about the February 2020 AV show • by Martin Palicki

Waves of fun Innovative technology produces a new wave of water attractions • by Jessica Mahoney

Study notes The expansion of formal themed experience education • by Peter Weishar

Orlando is no small world anymore Central Florida becomes a better place to live, work and vacation • by Rona Gindin

The storyteller’s story Super 78 finds success with technology and narrative • by Noam Dromi

“Wear comfortable shoes!” IAAPA’s Alice Mathu talks about the upcoming IAAPA Expo • by Martin Palicki

Sports of all sorts Whether in a museum, theme park or factory tour, JRA brings out fan fervor • byJoe Kleiman

The Wave and the Spire Polin sildes grace a unique vertical waterpark in Coventry, UK • by Joe Kleiman

Moving mountains Weihai Huaxia Scenic Spot’s “Legend of the Gods” show and more • by Martin Palicki


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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