Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Recap of TEA Summit Day Two: Case Studies

Here’s our look at the TEA Summit Case Studies Day (April 5, 2013) with the best from the twitterverse and photos by InPark’s Martin Palicki:

FRANK STANEK

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Frank Stanek “owes success to: curiosity, confidence, courage, constancy”

4 essentials from Keynote Speaker, Frank Stanek: curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy.

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re really not doing much.” – Frank Stanek

Frank Stanek‘s favorite introduction (and sign of his courage): My name is Frank and I speak frankly.

Cool! Frank Stanek and I are both Dragons… Upside = Strong leaders. Downside = sometimes so far out in front, no one follows.

“Believing in people can inspire them to do more than s/he may have been trained to do.” – Frank Stanek. Challenge & Trust

TRANSFORMERS THE RIDE 3D, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

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Next up, Chick Russell on Transformers the Ride, the “giant robot problem, & creating the ultimate VR experience.

3D squinching got you down? Chick Russell of Universal discusses the challenges in creating Transformers: The Ride 3D at TEAsummit

Want to see a toroidal screen? Check out #Transformersride at Universal Studios Hollywood, says Chick Russell at TEAsummit

Transformers the Ride: “Nothing like having a giant robot chew your face off.’ – Chick Russell

“It’s the bane of theme park designers.” –Chick Russell, when asked about studying motion sickness before creating an attraction

“It’s a battle scene with Decepticons, there’s no musicians around” – Russell on absence of non-diegetic sound to create realism

BIG-O SHOW, EXPO 2012

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CEO/Architect Berni Jo says his “homework” is creating, “What people have never seen before, what people have never heard before”

Wanted Big-O Show to last and be part of post 2012 Expo plan. – Cani from eca2

3000 water nozzles used in Big-O Show. Could have been called the “Big H2-O” show

“We were like kids waiting for a new toy,” – ECA2 CEO on 1st testing The Big-O Show

Audio for Big-O Show was a “nightmare” because there were 10K people watching show from all different angles, distances.

Installing lighting that could handle a permanent sea water flow and be easy to maintain was special challenge for Big-O Show

CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME

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content projected on circular ceiling screens conveys sense of being underwater – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

“a singular canvas in terms of multimedia prodn” Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

projection applied to exposed trusses of cantilevered structure Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Electrosonic systems design

@TheaAward-winning Canadian Sports Hall of Fame features awesome head-in-the-game 3D POV interactives

Very inspiring blend of media & physical interactives to immerse visitors from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is amazingly impressive. Must visit Calgary someday

EUROPA PARK

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All trains run on time at Europa Park!

“Here, anything is possible, except boredom.” Michael Mack presents Thea Classic Award winner, Europa Park.

Back in the day Mack family biz used to produce “Mercedes of stagecoaches” Michael Mack

Great new term from Michael Mack re: @europa_park – “Confertainment.”

“I hope people will grow up with our brand and legacy” Michael Mack of Europa-Park

Aquanura, Efteling

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“It’s a lot of elves and leaves; no story.” – Efteling CEO Bart de Boer on Dreamflight.

A design goal of Aquanura was to encourage Efteling visitors to stay through the dinner hour

Aquanura of Efteling was inspired by fountain show at Bellagio “applause for a guy who pushes a button….”

“What do they applaud for at Bellagio fountain? A guy who pushes a button?” – Bart due Boer of Efteling Park, Netherlands

Look up Aquanura. Makes the Bellagio fountains look like a sprinkler system

WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR LONDON: THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER

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@crhanna on curating @wbstudiotour: “It was an embarrassment of riches.”

“I’m presenting the work of this amazing group of people back to this amazing group of people – OMG” Craig Hanna

Great hall scene from Harry potter had a real stone floor and was transported piece by piece to the making of… exhibit.

On Making of Harry Potter: We had lots of meetings and walkthroughs, and then more meetings & more walkthroughs.” – Craig Hanna

Opening day: we spiked our butterbeer with dark rum which I highly recommend – Craig Hanna

Sarah Roots: The UK can deliver first class customer service; Harry Potter attraction proves it

@ThinkwellGroup mantra for Making of Harry Potter: “We’re not making magic; we’re making movie magic.” Authenticity above all.

 CARS LAND AND RADIATOR SPRINGS RACERS, DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

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The research for Cars Land looked like way too much fun to be work!

“The universal language of rockwork” Kathy Mangum, WDI

“Do not underestimate the challenge of making a car talk – with personality” Kathy Mangum WDI

“We talked about using giant oil pans for toilets.” -Kathy Mangum on Cars Land.

“You don’t build a church for Easter Sunday.” – Kathy Magnum from WDI on Cars Land capacity

CARTHAY CIRCLE RESTAURANT, DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

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Ray Spencer talking about the amazing Carthay Circle and Buena Vista St

“Walt Disney came to LA in 1923 with $40, a cardboard suitcase, and a head full of dreams.” – Ray Spencer of #WDI

“Carthay Circle is the castle of California Adventure” – Ray Spencer

Once you break one piece of credibility on a story you have broken all credibility within that story. – Ray Spencer

It’s a bit odd discussing these attractions that are only a few hundred yards away

What is this secret club inside Carthay Circle Restaurant and how can I get in?

THE SURPRISE NEXTGEN PRESENTATION

Surprise talk from @davecobb, @ajbezark & Anthony Esparza at #TEAsummit

Adam Bezark, Dave Cobb and Anthony Esparza addressing the NextGen from the Summit stage

Sharing the stage at #TEAsummit with Anthony Esparza & @ajbezark http://instagram.com/p/XwfywjrCoM/ 

“This is too small of an industry to become an ivory tower” Dave Cobb

Dave Cobb kisses hand of his early mentor Adam Bezark

Cobb, Bezark, Esparza reminisce about the early days, early jobs breaking into the industry #TEAsummit for benefit of NextGen

“Peter McGrath is god of all things good at Disney” Adam Bezark.

“Cast a wide net…stay close to the entertainment industry & work w/n your skill set, whatever that is.” – @davecobb

Peter McGrath talks about Disney refocus to bring in more new blood in recent years, connect with schools

“Stay in touch us w/ us, so when you’re ready, we’ll hire you.” – @ajbezark to NextGen students

AULANI, A DISNEY RESORT & SPA

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The man, the legend. Joe Rohde and the new Disney Aulani Resort.

Big Finish: Joe Rohde yells the Story of Disney’s Aulani Resort. “Hawaiians get to say what Hawai’i is.”

“Aulani means ‘one who speaks on behalf of a higher power’ … that higher power being the Hawaiian people.” – Joe Rohde

@DisneyAulani was named by a Hawaiian naming priest.

“From the past, to the future, to the mountains by the sea…” Joe Rohde talks about Aulani

“The physical mission is nothing. What gives the physical mission its power is the thought you put behind it.” – Joe Rohde

“it’s never about a list of attractions. It’s about the underlying idea.” – Joe Rohde

 

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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