Where shall we explore?

 This website will take you on a detailed tour of the creativity behind fantastical themed attractions across the globe. Whether world-renowned or small and independent, nowhere is overlooked! Speaking with creators and curators alike, I will be analysing the artistry and celebrating the secrets that make these places so immersive.

 My name is Liam and I am a designer in the themed attractions industry- an industry that can take you to anywhere in the world, history and imagination for the price of an entrance ticket!

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October 20, 2019

When it opened in 1992, Disneyland Paris' Phantom Manor stood out as a truly unique attraction. To this day, it is perhaps the only family ride in the world based heavily upon a tale of tragedy and grief. With the Disneyland imagineers' talent for creating wonder and g...

November 13, 2018

 I have just returned from a fragrant, pungent and occasionally odiferous trip to the Netherlands. Having recently started helping out at AromaPrime, creators of themed smells for the likes of Alton Towers, I was eager to sniff out new and imaginative wa...

September 24, 2018

The Crooked Lantern Tavern at Evermore Park

 Evermore is not a theme park. Its founder Ken Bretschneider describes the brand new attraction as an interactive 'theatrical experience', where the land is a set and you are the star. Imagine the video game Skyrim,...

August 24, 2018

 Project Director Roger Dalton explains how profitable Weymouth Timewalk was when it opened. “Once we'd made that initial investment, it was giving us between 85-90% gross profit, which was hugely beneficial. It only took 2 members of staff to run all 26,000 square fee...

August 17, 2018

With new CD technology in the 1980s, Weymouth's Timewalk attraction had a huge amount of flexibility when it came to audio. Project Director Roger Dalton reveals that by using this technology, they could run Timewalk tours in multiple languages. “This was a great selli...

August 10, 2018

 Quite excitingly, one of Weymouth Timewalk's main purposes was to present local artefacts in an engaging way, so most of the props were authentic. When visitors walked into the first scene, they were surrounded by objects and documents that really existed back then.

Ea...

August 2, 2018

 With a clever use of storytelling, Weymouth's atmospheric Timewalk attraction featured some unique hosts. Stepping through various historical eras, visitors would encounter the nine lives of the same cat, Ms. Paws. These different incarnations were often fully costume...

August 2, 2018

 In May 2018, I was led by torchlight into the gloomy remains of plague-ridden streets, a shipwreck and a long-abandoned ballroom. Where in its glory days, thousands of visitors would enjoy an immersive adventure through the town of Weymouth's history are now vast, sil...

June 20, 2018

 Kris Van de Sande is a European photographer, well known for his vibrant depictions of themed environments. Many park fans admire how his pictures document physical decoration, but also how they illustrate the raw magic, adventure and immersion that is found among the...

April 27, 2018

 In February 2018, I experienced what many would consider to be a dream job- decorating a ghost train! Specifically, this was the refurbishment of a 30 year-old ride at Barry's Amusements park in Northern Ireland. It took a great amount of work from Dorset-based compan...

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