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 […]

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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 […]

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

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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’… […]

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TPU Review: Disneyland’s Faire Plays

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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 […]

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TPU Interview: The Hackmeister 2000

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 […]

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