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Anthony Esparza

Anthony Esparza is a familiar face in the themed entertainment industry, having worked on either the supplier or the operator side for several decades. Some of his favorite, pioneering past projects include Star Trek: The Experience, Caesars Forum Shops, master planning for  Islands of Adventure, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, and Nickelodeon lands at Paramount Parks.

From his official company bio: Anthony Esparza Chief Creative Officer, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, has spent his career creating fun by orchestrating all aspects of a great guest experience. From theme parks, attractions, live entertainment, restaurants, retail environments, digital media, television, film, and licensed products, his expertise and award-winning creative teams have touched every demographic for companies such as Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Harlem Globetrotters, Dollywood, and now SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. At SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Anthony oversees the quest to develop “experiences that matter” by creating fun & meaningful attractions, resorts, and television shows for SeaWorld’s parks and new business enterprises.

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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