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Alcorn McBride Founder Steve Alcorn’s Book on Theme Park Design Available For Kindle and iPad

Orlando, FL, USA — Theme park expertise is just an app away with Alcorn McBride founder Steve Alcorn’s new iBook, “Theme Park Design.” Available from Apple’s iBookstore, it allows iPad users to interactively explore Alcorn’s behind-the-scenes account of 35 years designing attractions. This iBook edition combines the text of Alcorn’s popular book with new multimedia features including audio commentary and pop quizzes.
 

Called “a must-read for every theme park enthusiast” by Amazon.com, where the paperback and Kindle versions are available, “Theme Park Design” reveals the secrets behind some of the world’s greatest attractions. It traces the development of an attraction from its “blue sky” design through the complex engineering process to opening day for the public. “This book shows you the secrets behind the magic,” says Alcorn.

Readers will discover the ins and outs of ride control, mechanics, audio, video, lighting, special effects, animatronics, art direction and more with insider knowledge only someone with Alcorn’s resume can bring to the page.

Amazon.com said of the book, “the author illuminated the fast-paced world of theme park design through tales of calamity and triumph, sprinkled with many humorous anecdotes.” Alcorn even offers career tips on becoming an Imagineer – he was Walt Disney Imagineering’s first systems engineer and previously authored, “Building a Better Mouse: The Story of the Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: InPark reviewed Theme Park Design in our Winter 2011 issue, available as a PDF document.

ABOUT ALCORN MCBRIDE
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications.  Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market.  A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design.  The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide.  For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.
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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