Wednesday, June 16, 2021

#82 – Solving problems with innovation

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At Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck Challenge at Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld Orlando, Cookie Monster and Chef Gonger need your help to find all of the special ingredients needed for their custom digital recipes. At the end of each game, you become the chef and  can add any of the game’s 24 ingredients, from anchovies to sugar sprinkles, to your very own pizza.       Photo courtesy of Beaudry Interactive


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Table of contents

Meet the press: The IPM team interview one other
Popcorn Revenge results: Walibi Belgium’s Jean-Christophe Parent • by
Anja D’Hondt

Right place, write time: Screenwriter Bennett Yellin authors a future in
themed entertainment • by Martin Palicki

Experience for hire: Consultants offer a vision of leadership for LBE
and themed entertainment • by Martin Palicki

Following the leader: Smaller attractions stay competitive through
innovation • by David Paul Green

Funding, reopening and saving the animals: Museums struggle in COVID times • by Joe Kleiman & Judith Rubin

Ultimate contrast: Christie Eclipse technology transformed the Hayden Planetarium • by Judith Rubin

Going virtual: TEA honors Thea Award recipients with Digital
Case Studies event • by Joe Kleiman

On the topic of Theas: Meet Nancy Seruto, Susan Bonds and Wendy
Heimann-Nunes • by Clara Rice

The Land of Legends meets Masha and the Bear: A Russian cartoon inspires a new themed land, built during a pandemic • by Martin Palicki

Diving into the TEA/AECOM Theme Index: What can a decade of industry evolution tell us about the future • 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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