Themed Entertainment

Theme Park Technologies / Types of Attraction


Lighting Design for Theme Parks

See the website Designed Disney (below) for an interview with lighting designer Tracey Eck. 
Also, we have conducted an interview with Anne Militello, who has designed areas at the Disneyland Resort.

Creating Disney Magic: Lighting Design 
[External Website]

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Show Networks and Control Systems
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Theme Park Design
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Theme Park Project Management
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The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills
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Theme Park Design
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Entertainment Engineering
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Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering
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The American Amusement Park
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The Fantastical Engineer: A Thrillseeker's Guide to Careers in Theme Park Engineering
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Roller Coasters, Flumes & Flying Saucers
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Science of Fun: Thrill Ride
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The Imagineering Story is an outstanding series of documentaries available on Disney+

External Links


British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
TEA - Themed Entertainment Association Representing the Creators of Compelling Places and Experiences [Burbank, CA, USA]


Lagacy GGE Immersive Entertainment and Design [USA]


A Theme Design [Brighton, UK]
UK Loco Creative Engineering


Back Stage Technologies Aromas / Smells [UK]
Luminous Show Technology [Exeter, UK]
Mannetron Robotics, Simulators, Automation [USA]
VR Coaster Virtual Reality add-on
 Effects >> Aroma Prime Scents [UK]
 Effects >> Scent Events [CA, USA]
 Ride Systems >> ETF Ride Systems [Netherlands]
 Ride Systems >> Intamin [Switzerland]
 Ride Systems >> Premier Rides [USA]
 Ride Systems >> Preston & Barbieri [Italy]
 Ride Systems >> Rocky Mountain Construction Rollercoasters [USA]
 Ride Systems >> Vekoma [Netherlands]
 Control Systems >> AAA/V Systems Automation, Animation, Audio-Visual [Leicester, UK]
 Control Systems >> Alcorn McBride Inc Audio, Video, High-Definition Video, Show and Lighting Control products [Orlando, Florida]
 Designers >> Farmer Studios Ride / Animatronics Manufacturers [Leicester, UK]
 Designers >> Garner Holt [California, USA]
 Designers >> Themed Environments and Effects [Ohio, USA]
 Designers >> Tussauds Group [UK]


Amusement Today magazine
InPark Magazine


American Coaster Enthusiasts
Coaster Buzz
Dark Ride and Funhouse Enthusiasts
Entertainment Designer News and Information
Galloper Old Showland reference
Joyland Books Online bookstore specialising in amusement / theme park texts.
National Fairground Archive
Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain [UK]
Roller Coaster Database
Theme Park Critic Reviews
Thrill Network

Theme Parks

Adventure Island [UK]
Alton Towers [UK]
Blackpool Pleasure Beach [UK]
Canobie Lake Park [NH, USA]
Cedar Point [OH, USA]
Chessington World of Adventure [UK]
Disney World Resort [FL, USA]
Disneyland Paris [France]
Disneyland Resort [CA, USA]
Drayton Manor [UK]
Flambards [UK]
Futuroscope [France]
Knotts Berry Farm [CA, USA]
Lands End [UK]
Legoland Windsor [UK]
Lightwater Valley [UK]
Longleat Safari Park [UK]
Parc Asterix [France]
Santas Village [NH, USA]
Six Flags [USA]
Thorpe Park [UK]
Universal Orlando [FL, USA]
Universal Studios Hollywood [CA, USA]
Walibi [Belgium]