Monday, August 2, 2021

Remembering Lenny Larsen

Lenny Larsen passed away on July 13, 2021. Lenny was just a couple of years younger than me, but we both got involved in the industry around the same time. I remember seeing him at TEA events in SoCal regularly as I was getting my feet wet in both journalism and themed entertainment.

As his friends surely know, Lenny also (literally) got his feet wet as a professional diver and diving coach. Those two parts of Lenny really balanced him: his incredible sense of creativity and love of themed design combined with the precision and detail required for diving.

Lenny at the 2017 TEA Thea Awards

The tragic diving-related accident that paralyzed Lenny didn’t stop him from pursuing any of his passions and he was ever-present at industry events for as long as I can remember.

I will remember Lenny for his dedication, drive and many successes. He will be greatly missed.

-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, CNN.com and Folio. Martin lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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