Tag Archives: writing

TPU Review: Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor & The Giggle Gang

I’ve just returned from a rare 3-day sojourn into the hot, wet & crowded ‘Belly of the Beast’: WDW in July. My purpose was twofold; first, to escort the Fabulous Feeney Family of New Jersey on the occasion of their summer visit… and second, to assess the State of Comedy in our parks. I have

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney, Editorial | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Steps for Great Themed Entertainment: A (Titanic) Origin Story

Today, friends, I want to discuss how I first learned about the 5 Steps to Great Themed Entertainment… I probably learned more about audiences, interacting, and guest psychology as an actor/guide at Titanic, the Exhibition than in any other job. It was a perfect laboratory to find creative solutions to the daily challenges of an

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

TPU Review: The 3 Musketeers @ Pirates Dinner Adventure – “One for All & All for What?”

When I was making the transition from performer to writer I learned two important truths: 1) The only way to become known for writing is to write; and 2) The choice writing assignments go to the guy the producers think of first. For someone just starting out, this means ‘casting your bread upon the water’…

Read the full article…

Posted in Dinner shows, Outside The Parks | Also tagged , , , , , , | 1 Response

TPU Review: Disneyland’s Faire Plays

From time to time I plan to review specific live shows, applying the 5 elements of themed entertainment I wrote about in From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: 1) Deliver What You Promise, 2) Don’t Waste My Time, 3) Make Me Laugh, 4) Surprise Me, and 5) Move Me. I’m doing this, not to criticize what’s been

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney, Editorial | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Response

TPU Interview: The Hackmeister 2000

Dear Reader – I always look forward to any new theme park show, eternally hopeful that I will be thrilled, amused or moved by what the park’s creative forces have in store. Certain shows have exceeded my expectations, but there’ve always been disappointments as well. Right now, I’d say the industry is running about 50/50

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney, Editorial | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment
  • Search Theme Park University

  • Categories

  • About Theme Park University

    TPU covers how attractions are designed, constructed, operated and maintained.

    In addition to theme parks, we cover anything in the world of themed entertainment from dinner shows to immersive theater, haunted attractions to miniature golf and much much more.

    Contact Us

  • Subscribe to Theme Park University Radio on iTunes

    TPU Radio

  • Support TPU on Amazon

    Doing any online shopping? Search Amazon using this link. It helps TPU pay the bills and costs you nothing extra.

  • Latest Tweets

    People of earth! Hear my call. Go see @DerrenBrown show in NYC while you still can! My second time. He's just that damn good. pic.twitter.com/Nrvn…

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 130 other subscribers

  • Log in to comment

Powered by WordPress. Built on the Thematic Theme Framework.

The views and opinions of Theme Park University Staff are not associated with any themed entertainment company and are clearly our own. Please don't sue us.