Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Wacky World Studios creates new themed environment for Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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OLDSMAR, Florida, USA /PRNewswire/ — At Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin, the star of the hit family motion picture Dolphin Tale, guests now get the red carpet treatment with a newly installed themed environment created by Wacky World Studios.

“We were anticipating an increase in visitors with the excitement around the film release,” said Krista Rosado, the aquarium’s Director of Marketing and Advertising, “and wanted to have a more dramatic entry into some of our most popular areas to create a sense of anticipation.”

The environments created by Wacky World Studios include an exciting new entrance facade for the aquarium’s Atlantis Theater and a realistic, ferocious shark cutout that frames the video presentation in the underwater Shark Encounter exhibit.

Bruce Barry, President of Wacky World Studios, said the film made it the perfect time to add some new elements. “The entrance to the theater was almost invisible and the aquarium wanted something that would attract a visitor’s attention. The Shark Encounter just needed to have some drama added to enhance the experience.”

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium had its first room open to the public in 1981, and today is an internationally recognized center for animal care, public education, and marine research. Its most famous resident is Winter, the dolphin in the film Dolphin Tale, which has grossed more than $35 million.

About Wacky World Studios
Based in Oldsmar, Florida in a 25,000 square foot facility, Wacky World is a full-service thematic and design studio. The studio works with clients covering a variety of industries – including hospitals, amusement parks, and churches – creating, designing, building, and installing turn-key, award-winning themed environments. Led by founder Bruce Barry, Wacky World’s dedicated team of more than 30 artists, craftsmen, sculptors, painters, carpenters, designers, and technicians .

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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