Fastpass Weekly- Theme Park Design & Operations

Welcome to the first edition of Fastpass Weekly, a collection of interesting posts, videos and updates from around the web that we feel are so incredible and amazing we want to share them with you!

Each week, we’ll focus on a different theme that relates somehow to the wondrous world of theme parks. This is the ultimate collection of random things for the theme park fan 🙂

From the Making of Islands of Adventure to how to get a job at Disney if you’re not American, our inaugural collection of interesting things is focused on theme park design & operations:

If you haven’t read them already, here are some fantastic articles about The Making of Islands of Adventure from way back before the park opened in 1999.

A very interesting article about the lighting fixtures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It’s all in the details

Thanks to Screamscape for pointing this out, here is some concept art for a proposed jeep ride for Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure


Ever wondered who helped bring to life Spiderman, Men in Black, The Little Mermaid, The Cat In The Hat and many other amazing characters in a theme park near you? The answer: ITEC Productions

itec productions logo

Jim Hill Media shares with us how Universal Creative turned “Jimmy Neutrons Nicktoon Blast” into “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem”

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

If you’ve ever even toyed with the idea of wanting to design theme parks or entertainment for a living, take a tour around Thinkwell Group. They’ve created some of the most amazing themed experiences around the world, including the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London and many Cirque du Soleil shows.

thinkwell group

Feel like running your own theme park? Just apply to the University of Central Florida Hospitality Management Program with the Theme Park & Attraction Management Track. 

Are you an international reader whose dream is to work at Walt Disney World? It can happen with the Disney Cultural Representative Program.


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