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BEYOND THE SEA (OF PEOPLE)

  – Key Contributors:  Amanda Yates (Lead Designer, Brand Experience), April Neal (Designer), Ashley Edelbrock (Architect),  Jeff Havlik (Vice President), Josh Rodriguez  (Architectural Designer), Teague Peak (Architectural Designer),  Tiffany Rawson (Architect)   The Challenge A few weeks ago, we looked at the operational model for a hypothetical theme park – PGAV Land – and the… Continue reading.

Giving Guests Space

  – Key Contributors:  Andrew Schumacher (Architect), Dan O’Neill (Landscape Architect), Eileen Hill (Landscape Architect), Jason Mills  ( Designer), Jeff Havlik (Vice President), Josh Rodriguez  (Architectural Designer), Teague Peak (Architectural Designer),  Tiffany Rawson (Architect), Veronica Skok (Landscape Designer)   The Challenge A recent PGAV study compared the operational capacity during the new coronavirus pandemic to overall attendance for a hypothetical destination. The analysis yielded some red flags, indicating that higher attendance levels with… Continue reading.

AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT

  – Key Contributors:  Andrew Schumacher (Architect), Dan O’Neill (Landscape Architect), Eileen Hill (Landscape Architect), Jason Mills  ( Designer), Jeff Havlik (Vice President), Josh Rodriguez  (Architectural Designer), Teague Peak (Architectural Designer), Steve Reyes (Architectural Designer), Tiffany Rawson (Architect), Veronica Skok (Landscape Designer)   The Challenge In last week’s issue of Don’t Call it a Comeback, PGAV created… Continue reading.

THE OPERATIONS BALANCING ACT

  – Key Contributors:  Ashley Edelbrock (Architect), April Neal (Designer), Jeff Havlik (Vice President), Josh Rodriguez  (Architectural Designer), Teague Peak (Architectural Designer), Tiffany Rawson (Architect) The Challenge Destinations are slowly opening their doors, most under capacity restrictions from local jurisdictions. While these restrictions dictate the number of guests who can pass through the front gate,… Continue reading.

Rethinking Special Events

  – Key Contributors: Tyson Baker (Interior Designer), Ashley Edelbrock (Architect), April Neal (Designer), Teague Peak (Architectural Designer), Tiffany Rawson (Architect), Jess Solomon (Graphic Designer), PJ Tamayo (Designer), and Amanda Yates (Lead Designer, Brand Experience)   The Challenge While the pandemic forced destinations to temporarily close their doors, it sparked a rush of innovation as… Continue reading.

Rethinking Transaction Points

  –Key Contributors: Amanda Yates, April Neal, Jim Dee, John Kasman, Sara Tetley, Sarah Cooper, Teague Peak, Tiffany Rawson   The Challenge As destinations reopen, social distancing measures and new safety protocols require a retooling of the guest experience. Right now, many of you are installing the ubiquitous acrylic barriers for your welcome desk or… Continue reading.

Why Our Minds and Bodies Crave Travel—and How That Will Bring Back the Industry

  – By Jeannette Cooperman, Ph.D., writer & Mike Konzen, CEO   If you’re part of the travel and tourism industry, you’ve been reeling these past two months. What if people just shelter at home, more or less, for the rest of their lives? What if they’re too frightened to ever venture to an unfamiliar… Continue reading.

PGAV’s Top Posts of 2019

  2019 was PGAV’s biggest blogging year yet, with new authors, new projects and programs to celebrate, and 25 posts throughout the year! We’re counting down the eight most popular posts of 2019 in this annual round-up to explore the biggest trends and headlines of our final year of the decade.   8. Inspiration Doesn’t… Continue reading.

Sensory Awareness: Creating Inclusive Experiences for Veterans

  – By Emily Howard, Vice President Today marks an important day in the United States – Veterans Day – when we honor all those who have bravely served our country. Throughout history, men and women in uniform have served the United States to enable us to pursue the lives we desire. As attraction designers,… Continue reading.

The Importance of Game Design

  – By Mark Jarman, Designer   I came to the world of themed entertainment just a few years ago after spending most of my career making video games and teaching college students about game design and production. One thing I discovered when I first arrived at PGAV Destinations was a nascent intuition that the… Continue reading.