As part of an overall retail-entertainment destination, Adventure Entertainment has been exploring how simple amusements can be integrated with the retail environment. Essentially taking cues from Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen) but integrating more intensely with a retail experience.
In this instance, a kid’s car driving experience is in exploration for younger children and their parents. The youngest of children can be driven by a parent or older sibling. For this particular activity, the more direct precedent inspiration of the famed Disneyland Autopia ride. A guide rail placed along the center of the driving path keeps the kid-sized vehicles moving in the proper direction.
Also in the design, a kid’s “big wheel” tricycle park.
Confidential – At client request, the rapid-protoyping image shown here includes limited details only. Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.
Park Funding Corp. LLC | Themed entertainment consultants for proposed regional theme park to be located at Castle Rock, Colorado. The project site was situated at the midpoint between the metropolitan areas of Denver and Colorado Springs. The venue was specifically evaluated for its competitiveness with such facilities as Elitch Gardens in Denver.
Work included a market study, capital budgeting, and financial projections for the facility. After extensive analysis it was determined that there was not likely to be sufficient demand to warrant the level of investment under consideration for the project. Recommendations were made for a scaled-down approach, more akin to an amusement park than a fully-realized theme park venue.
Henderson Land Development / Universal Studios Parks & Resorts | Executive producer for commercial private network created for the Universal Studios Experience Beijing (USEB). The network featured custom music videos, short subject films, and a variety of special bumpers that introduced Universal’s film, television, music, music publishing, concerts, and theme parks divisions to Chinese consumers. For all content, work included rights clearance for each clips and audio samples used.
The network was displayed throughout USEB on display monitors at Starmaker, Club California, Hollywood Adventure, and at the Universal Studios Store. After this initial installation, the U-Link was also installed at the Universal Studios Stores at Universal Studios CityWalk in Hollywood and Florida.