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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...

Gary Goddard – the 5 E’s of creating...

The Goddard Group will celebrate its 15th anniversary at IAAPA 2017.  It has created some of the world's most iconic destinations, rides and themed attractions. Here, founder and CEO Gary Goddard looks at what...

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...

Quality, variety and surprise. How Walt Disney created...

What happens to our brain when we enter a well-designed theme park? What is the difference with regards to the spatial design process between theme parks and the world outside the front gate? Sam Gennawey looks...

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...

4 key trends driving the strategy of European theme...

Another busy summer season has ended for European theme park operators. However they must remain focused on their strategic business development plans for the years to come. With the Euro Attractions Show (EAS)...

The wisdom of (Disney personality) Harrison...

One of my favorite Disney personalities is a guy who never worked at The Walt Disney Company or Walt Disney Productions. Harrison “Buzz” Price was Walt Disney’s go-to consultant when he needed to find the...

How the Village Roadshow approach on safety and social...

It is common knowledge in the amusement park industry that messaging is key when responding to a crisis. Something else that communications experts in the park world need to manage are those issues that find a...

Urban planner and theme park historian Sam Gennawey: an...

Hello and welcome to my world. I am Sam Gennawey, an urban planner by training, a passionate historian, and a theme park geek who finally gets to make a living in this industry. So why am I here? What do I...

Lessons I Learned The First 5 Years of Running My Own...

I launched my own LBE business (location-based entertainment) start-up, Raven Sun Creative, in 2012, with more than 20 years of industry experience. By Louis Alfieri, Chief Creative Officer and Founder of...