Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Issue 52 Editor’s Notes


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There are two important themes found in the pages of this issue of InPark Magazine. Although the focus of the issue is on international projects, it’s clear that no matter where you are working, assembling the right team for the project is critical for success.

Whether you are like Universal Studios Japan’s Mike Davis in selecting a team to produce, cast and operate shows or you are like The Producer’s Group, assembling talent to actually create a new attraction or spectacle, finding the right people for the right job is a quintessential skill required.

It also doesn’t hurt to surround yourself with experts who are also likeable if you want to commit to a career in this industry, much like Franceen Gonzales indicated in her interview with us.

The second theme may seem obvious, but it is important to keep in mind. Our guests’ technological expectations are rising. This industry began in the film studios backlots, where just enough reality was constructed to fill the movie frame.

Particularly in countries where the park industry is just beginning to grow, there is a technical level of sophistication that wasn’t even conceivable 60 years ago. It’s our duty as an industry to maintain our technological edge, which you see happening in several of our profile pieces this issue.

If you are headed to IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo, be sure to grab a copy of InPark Magazine at the IAAPA Central booth, and look for me. I’ll be exploring the trade show floor all week.

-Martin Palicki

Martin Palicki
Martin Palicki
Martin Palicki owns and publishes InPark Magazine. Started in 2004, InPark Magazine provides owners and operators the perspective from "in"side the "park." Martin has also written for publications like Sound & Communications, Lighting & Sound America, Attractions Management and others. Martin has been featured in Time Magazine, and Folio. Martin lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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