On the surface, being a costumed character in a theme park may seem like one of the worst jobs on the planet. Jumping into a fur-lined costume where you literally bake in the sun all day, roasting in your own juices, is just plain miserable. All while paying customers poke and prod you like a giant
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Recently Theme Park University got a special private screening of a new film all about the ups and downs of being a costumed character in a theme park! Characterz coming in 2016!
Imagine you live in a world where one day you wake up and it seems the apocalypse has arrived. Earthquakes, giant tsunamis, floods, fires and a new set of unforeseen catastrophes coming at you from every direction and you never saw any of it coming. This is the opening premise of “Serpentine Fire,” a new
TPU goes behind the scenes in the making of this iconic Long Beach attraction that lead to an independent film called The Visitant
In an exclusive interview five years after Hard Rock Park opened and quickly closed, Josh Young sits down and chats with Jon Binkowski: former CCO at Renaissance Entertainment in Celebration, Florida where Jon is still creating attractions for the themed entertainment industry.
How often does a theme park open in the United States? In the summer of 2008, Myrtle Beach opened an extremely ambitious theme park that only lasted 4 months. Josh Young takes us on a journey in what it took to build the park in the first of an expansive series.