Tuesday, September 28, 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

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, 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 has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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