Monday, June 14, 2021

#81 – COVID-19 and beyond

COVER

The Connect&GO ParkPass RFID wristband is allowing attractions to reopen safely by making ticketing, purchases, queuing and more completely contactless. Photo courtesy of Connect&GO

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial: Finding paths forward during uncertain times • by Martin Palicki

Editorial: Appreciation for Alf Heller, to whom I owe my career • by Judith Rubin

Sustaining the mission Zoos and aquariums in the age of COVID-19 • by Joe Kleiman

Through the generations Mack Rides and Europa-Park have stood the test of time • by Kevin Dazey

Removing barriers The trend of contactless technology is here to stay • by Martin Palicki

Self-driving vehicle CAVU Designwerks rolls out an intelligent, trackless ride vehicle • by Sarah Brack

Postponing an Expo What does it mean to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai until 2021 • by Jim Ogul & Judith Rubin

Weighing in on the delay International participants in Dubai Expo 2020 share thoughts on the new dates • by Jim Ogul

Inside the time machine Geoff Thatcher’s new book: The CEO’s Time Machine • interview by Martin Palicki

Course objectives What should Themed Experience graduates know, say and do? • by Peter Weishar

Reality, but better AR and VR are making more memorable attractions • by Sarah Brack

Rethinking interactive exhibits Mad Systems’ QuickSilver integrates touchless and other options for museums • by Maris Ensing

Around Disney’s Galaxy in 25 minutes Rise of the Resistance impresses on all fronts • by Martin Palicki & Judith Rubin

Inside the mouse house Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway revealed • by Martin Palicki

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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