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How Harrison “Buzz” Price invented the...

I have written about Harrison "Buzz" Price before. He was best known as the man who found the location for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Tokyo Disneyland. He was so important to the theme park industry...

Five challenges to un-malling the mall: ensuring...

The mall and the shopping experience are changing as the retail sector grapples with increased competition from online sales and rapidly developing consumer expectations. Retailers are increasingly adding...

Everything old is new again

Retro t-shirts have been a popular fashion item for years and now theme parks are cashing in on the trend By Adam Sandy (right), chief business development officer at Ride Entertainment. About 10 years...

A great big, beautiful tomorrow? Malls, MAPIC and the...

Cannes' annual MAPIC conference is primarily focused on the retail property market. However, recent years have seen its leisure division grow rapidly. In November a session highlighted the continued rise of...

How to make your IAAPA media event stand out from the...

IAAPA week is one of the craziest times of the year for the attractions industry. In addition to being a busy time, there is news coming from all corners of the convention center. By Adam Sandy (right), Chief...

Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con panel considers Future...

I live in Downtown Los Angeles. And for the past few years I have enjoyed walking by the convention center when Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con is in town. By Sam Gennawey Imagine thousands of people dressed as...

5 key challenges when bringing intellectual property...

In today's theme park and attractions industry, intellectual property, popular entertainment spanning the media spectrum, reigns supreme. I recently looked at some of the benefits of establishing a presence in...

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the V & A

One would typically review a museum exhibit right as it opens. However, as luck would have it, I got to see the Victoria and Albert Museum's Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains in its final week. And I am glad...

5 reasons why IP holders need location-based...

For the booming global theme park and location-based entertainment market, there is one asset prized above all others: intellectual property. By Louis Alfieri, Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Raven...

ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre opens in...

Right now, over 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. ShelterBox is a charity working to change this. By Keith Thomas, Chief Executive, Petersham Group...