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Themed Entertainment

Themed Entertainment Designers, Consultants and Owner Representatives
Themed Entertainment & Attractions

AEC brings a long experience with themed entertainment and attractions, dating to our principal’s involvement in the design-build-operate of Universal Studios Experience Beijing, our own Donald Bredberg’s helming of Universal Studios’ CityWalk and urban entertainment business unit, and scores of projects since then.   We believe we bring a unique “pragmatic creativity” to our out-of-home entertainment assignments, steeped in feasibility and build-ability issues as well as the creative.

  • Additional AEC Experience

    The additional experience of the Adventure Entertainment Cos. is described in our corporate brochure.   Contact us for your copy.  ...

  • Adventure Entertainment Forms Oak Lane Films to Lead the Company’s Filmed and Music Content Production Initiatives

    Adventure Entertainment Cos. (AEC), has formed Oak Lane Films & Media as a specialized unit of AEC to focus on acquiring and producing a range of music and filmed content for clients and for its own account.  The new business......

  • Air Ship Tours

    Gordon Holdings  |  Big idea exploration and confirmation, ideation, and venue experiential design, for a group immersion / banquet facility. For high-traffic gaming locations, and resort destinations.    ...

  • Atlantis Submarines Miami – Feasibility and Due Diligence

    aec   Atlantis Submarines, Inc.  |  Big idea exploration and confirmation, and ideation, along with business plan for proposed themed recreation attraction, an offshore submarine platform off the coast of Miami, Florida.  At the time, Atlantis Submarines (Vancouver) was a multi-unit......

  • Backlot Attraction at Wuxi Studios

    Rapid prototyping of backlot attraction as part of Raleigh Wuxi Studios facility plan.    ...

  • Best Practices for Facility Operations in a Covid-19 Coronavirus Environment

    We’re providing our compilation of “best practices” for operating in a Covid-19 w/ “novel coronavirus” world, to our clients and associates.   Contact us here for your copy.  ...

  • Business and Social Lounge – Ideation

    aec   Confidential Client  |  Ideation and experiential design for niche business and social lounge.  For First Unit beta in Greater Los Angeles and multi-site roll-out thereafter, after testing.   Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping......

  • Castle Rock Theme Park

    Market study and financial feasibility study for proposed regional theme park to be located at Castle Rock, Colorado, midpoint between the metropolitan areas of Denver and Colorado Springs. The venue was specifically evaluated for its competitiveness with such facilities as......

  • Children’s Cognitive Trail

    Adventure Entertainment is designing a cognitive trail program as part of a retail-entertainment district.   Primarily a soft programming manner, the “cognitive trail” can provide an interesting activity for toddlers and young children who are at the development stage of exploring......

  • Ciudad de la Luz

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  • Conceptual Design – Base Camp Jurassic

    Cocov Destinations /Kokoro Exhibits  |  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......

  • Conceptual Design – Cabazon Retail-Entertainment District

    Morongo Band of Mission Indians  |  Feasibility evaluating and initial project concepting for retail-entertainment district proposed adjacent to Casino Morongo.  ...

  • CreativeCity Africa Film Studio

    Conceptual design, feasibility, and pre-development plan for hybrid film/music studio on the Lekki peninsula in Lagos, Nigeria. Facilities to include soundstages, multi-faceted digital hub, production office space, and production company bungalows.  Additional facilities include destination attractions to provide critical mass......

  • Crosslink Niagara Resort | Ontario

    Cross Link Niagara, LLC  |  StoneCreek Partners was retained as the project feasibility consultant to prepare a property offering memorandum, for this major destination resort development. The master plan for this mixed-use project includes a man-made downhill ski slope, resort......

  • Escape Room Experience – Conceptual Design

    aec   Conceptual design and guest scripting for an “escape room” facility with several escape experiences offered.   The challenges designed for this escape room include physical challenges as well as problem-solving requiring mental agility.    Teamwork is particularly emphasized to encourage social......

  • Fashion Show Las Vegas – House Show Executive Producer

    The Rouse Company  |  Technical advisory during design stage for the Fashion Show Mall house staging system, the largest such EASIL system installed in a U.S. shopping mall. Work included in production of “event shells” to test system capabilities and......

  • Fast Fashion Street at Jumeirah Hills

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  • Feasibility and Due Diligence – Conejo Valley Entertainment Center

    Initial schematic design and feasibility analysis of proposed “family entertainment center (FEC)” to serve an upscale community of the Conejo Valley area of greater Los Angeles. Work included facilities recommendations, guest events and activities, and strategic marketing considerations.   Illustration......

  • Film Arts, Science, Technology and History Museums as Placemaking Anchors

    Some of the well-known film museums and cinematheques include those listed below.   China National Film Museum Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) (Melbourne) German Film Museum Deutsche Kinemathek – The Museum of Film and Television, Berlin Dubai Moving......

  • Film Promotion LBE Activation

    aec    Confidential Client  |  Initial conceptual design for immersive exhibit about the Apollo space program, intended for travel to museums, science centers, and major shopping malls.  Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining......

  • Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited Announces Cooperation Agreement with U.S.-based Adventure Entertainment Cos.

    Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited (“GTFC) announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with U.S.- based Adventure Entertainment Cos. LLC (“AEC”), as a means of cooperating in the exploration of new business opportunities at Ghana International......

  • Halloween Seasonal Attraction

    aec  Ideation and conceptual design for Halloween Seasonal Attraction.   Client:  The Horror Company.  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......

  • Ideation for Backlot Attraction at Film Studio Chuncheon

    aec  Camnol Inc.  |...

  • Ideation for Children’s Mall Drop-off Venue

    Al Ghurair Center  |  ...

  • Image Capture Operational Review

    Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament  |  Operations review of image capture part of guest experience.    ...

  • Indoor Water Attraction at Water City Niagara

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  • Kid’s Car Driving Experience

    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......

  • Kokoro Exhibits and Adventure Entertainment Form Alliance for Experiential Marketing, Branding and Exhibits

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   California firms Kokoro Exhibits and Adventure Entertainment (AEC) have formed a strategic partnership for the design-build-monetization and operation of immersive guest experiences. The alliances’ initial focus is on licensed activations and promotions with a slate of......

  • Living History is a Robust “Old Fashioned” Entertainment Format

    The opportunities for variation and program alternatives within the “living history” type of “edutainment” are substantial.  Consider just a short list of the possibilities:   Interstitial storytellers, where role players are placed here and there throughout a facility, are the......

  • Lost City Experiential Park

    Big ideation and exploration, ideation, and conceptual design for theme park including associated districts, attractions, and venues.  ...

  • Mall Footfall Attraction

    Gordon Group Holdings  |  Conceptual designs for alternative forms of mall entertainment and attractions, to anchor a destination retail experience at Caesars in Atlantic City, a major U.S. East Coast gaming resort.  ...

  • Marvel Entertainment

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  • Owner Representative for U.S. First Unit

    aec   Confidential assignment in progress.  Virtual reality location-based entertainment venue. Client:  Tyffon Inc. (Japan)  ...

  • Photo Op at Base Camp Jurassic

    Confidential – At client request, the rapid-protoyping image shown here includes limited details only.  ...

  • PlaceLife Technologies

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  • Project Rendezvous Gaming Resort

    aec   Confidential Client  |  Master planning for 70-acre destination resort just off the Las Vegas Strip, featuring casino gaming, theme hotels, retail-entertainment shops, and sports facilities.   Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining......

  • Resort Attractions Show Control

    Rapid prototyping of visitor-observed show control room for experiential entertainment resort planned for Las Vegas, Nevada....

  • Rollercoaster Concepting

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  • Sports Arena Exploration

    Rapid-prototyping of massing and right-scaling, along with market and financial feasibility analysis for an NBA arena as part of a mixed-use gaming resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The work has included a role as themed entertainment consultant to this venue......

  • StagePlex Living Stories

    U.S. roll-out of a living stories “immersions” attraction. Work has included “big idea” exploration and confirmation, and extensive “lateral ideation.”      ...

  • StoneCreek Partners Launches Project Feasibility Services for Opportunity Zones

    StoneCreek Partners announced today that it has expanded its comprehensive service offerings to include Qualified Opportunity Zone consulting and implementation services.   As part of its SCP Advisors’ national consulting practice, StoneCreek Partners has begun work with clients looking to......

  • Strategic Marketing Through Customer Touch-Points, a Key to Experiential Design

    Orchestrating the full slate of customer touch-points related to particular consumer experiences, is an essential aspect of today’s strategic marketing as part of overall experiential design.  These days, an out-of-home consumer experience is at once a real in-person experience as......

  • The Horror Company

    Ideation and concept development with regard to an array of horror-related restaurants, attractions, venues, and programs, both seasonal and permanent operation.  ...

  • The Next Era of Location-Based Entertainment Was Supposed to be Out-of-Home V/R

    The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the out-of-home virtual reality business, after more than a few years of V/R technology itself having difficulty gaining traction with consumers.    Part of the early going though is difficult to understand – for those......

  • The Paramount Experience

    Ideation and experiential design for potential Paramount location-based entertainment venue to provide immersive brand-themed experience for major entertainment studio. Work included particular attention to “bigger than you” attractions signage design to mark the facility.  ...

  • The World’s Great Streets Share Numerous Similar Characteristics

    In our work in various regions of the world, we’ve always been curious about the “great streets,” one of the oldest and most vital of gathering places in most regions and communities.   Sometimes these same factors come into play in......

  • Titanic Museum Niagara Falls

    aec  Initial concept exploration, rapid prototyping of facility scale and siting. Client:   Cocov Destinations (Toronto)    ...

  • Transaction Due Diligence – Queen Mary & Mary’s Gate Village

    Financial evaluation of buy-out transaction, related to Wrather Corp.  ...

  • TV Land Restaurant

    TV Land Restaurant Corp.  /  Paramount Licensing  |  Big idea exploration, guest experience ideation, and experiential design for potential branded restaurant attraction based upon the TV Land brand.   TV Land is a Viacom-owned brand.    ...

  • U-Link Private Network

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  • Universal CityWalk Hollywood

    Preparation of roll-out licensing program for Universal’s themed CityWalk product, later as executive helming the program, overall roll-out program management.  ...

  • Universal CityWalk Orlando

    MCA Recreation Corp.  |  Facility design review and alternative “big idea” recommendations, prior to construction of this themed retail-entertainment facility.  ...

  • Universal CityWalk Osaka

    Sumitomo Corp.  |  Guest experience programming, leasing plan, and tenant alternatives for CityWalk Osaka Phase II at Universal Studios Japan, prepared for Sumitomo Corp.   Strategic leasing, tenant mix, experiential programming, and Phase II vertical design for this branded and......

  • Universal CityWalk Roll-out Program

    NBCUniversal  |  In its expansion period, the Universal Studios CityWalk product was one of the pioneering forms of “urban entertainment center (UEC),” an early form what has become known as location-based entertainment – also known as out-of-home entertainment.   Universal Studios......

  • Universal Studios Experience Beijing – Design-Build-Operate

    aec   Universal Studios Parks & Resorts  |  Design, development, and operation of promotional footprint for Universal Studios at Henderson Center Beijing, marking the first international entertainment studio to operate in Beijing.    ...

  • Virtual Reality Storefront Placemaking

    aec  Confidential Client  |  Ideation for augmented reality “gatekeepers” as part of place-making for retail storefront.  ...

  • Water Attraction at Adventure Park

    Ideation and exploration water play opportunities to insertion in other forms of out-of-home entertainment.  ...

  • Water City Resort Niagara Falls (Ontario) – Conceptual Design

    aec  Exploration of massing and vertical structure organization for year-round ski structure with interior sports and recreation venues, in planning.  An indoor water park and play area is a major component of the project. Confidential – At client request, the......