Theme Park Design

  • by Steve Alcorn
  • Narrated by Steve Alcorn
  • 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Have you ever gone to a theme park and wondered, "How did they do that?" At last there's a book that tells you. Theme Park Design reveals the secrets behind some of the world's greatest attractions. Take a peek behind the scenes, with a theme park engineer. Aimed at theme park enthusiasts, the book features behind the scenes information based upon author Steve Alcorn's 35 years designing attractions. The story follows the development of an attraction from "Blue Sky" design to opening day. Along the way it reveals the engineering tricks used to build many fan favorite rides. "This book shows you the secrets behind the magic," says Alcorn.
Theme Park Design explores ride control, mechanics, audio, video, lighting, special effects, animated figures, art direction, and much more, with insider commentary. The author illuminates the fast-paced world of theme park design through tales of calamity and triumph, sprinkled with many humorous anecdotes. He also offers career tips on becoming an Imagineer. A must-listen for every theme park enthusiast!

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What goes into a theme park?

Steve Alcorn is the perfect person to read his own book, since it's written in his voice. I did find it helpful however to speed up the audio to X1.25 to keep the pace up.
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- E. C. Naville

Wonderful story, and delightfully narrated

Nice overview for theme park design process people and outcomes. The story takes you inside the environment of theme park design.
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- Tony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-26-2013
  • Publisher: Theme Perks Inc