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Issue 71 Editorials

Annual recognition

Martin Palicki, IPM publisher

This issue is full of doubles! In addition to being The Dubai Double (see Judy’s editorial), we are presenting a special collection of articles highlighting the TEA Summit and Thea Awards. They are two action-packed events taking place April 5-7 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

The Theas and Summit also do double duty. In addition to providing a forum for professional growth and development, the events also provide a critical opportunity to network with industry colleagues, both vendors and operators.

This issue, with its highlight on Thea projects and info on the Summit, will be distributed to every attendee at the Summit. InPark will also be there, covering the events, snapping photos and doing a little networking of our own.
TEA’s events are a valuable tool for professionals to keep their finger on the pulse of the industry, but they are also a resource we at InPark use to help identify key stories for the balance of the year, so if you have ideas to share, be sure to look for us during the TEA Summit or Thea Awards Gala.

The Dubai Double

Judith Rubin, IPM editor


Welcome to the first print issue of InPark for year 2018! This edition you are now reading is the first part of the “Dubai Double” – InPark print issues #71 and #72. Both are getting into the hands of your industry colleagues – perhaps your next client or team member – at trade events in Dubai: the DEAL show, (April 9-11) and the Theme Parks & Development Forum (May 7-9).

We do our best to share information and be a point of connection for you: in multiple sectors of the attractions industry: theme parks and waterparks, museums, science centers, world’s fairs, zoos & aquariums, planetariums, corporate branding centers, multimedia spectacle, specialty cinema, design, land development…

InPark’s original coverage includes market analysis, entertainment technology and product news, company profiles, project case studies, thought leadership and much more.

See our full editorial calendar at and participate! We want to hear from you.

TOP PHOTO: Dragon Gliders at DreamWorks Zone, MOTIONGATE Dubai. The zone is the recipient of a 2018 TEA Thea Award. Courtesy Dubai Parks and Resorts.

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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