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BIOGRAPHY: GARY GODDARD Gary Goddard is an acknowledged leader in bringing unique visions to life for theme parks, destination resorts, theatrical productions, casinos and retail destinations throughout the world. Prior to starting his own company, Goddard was hired by Walt Disney World to co-create HOOP DEE DOO, The Pioneer Hall Dinner Show in Ft. Wilderness at Walt Disney World. He then re-staged the POLYNESIAN LUAU for Disney World as well. Following this, he became an “Imagineer” at Walt Disney Imagineering and worked on EPCOT, THE WORLD SHOWCASE, the EXPANThe Amazing Adventures of Spiderman Copyright 1999 Universal Studios, Inc. Spider-man names and images are the property of SION OF FORT WILDERNESS (including Marvel Entertainment and are used with permission. the development of WDW’s first water park RIVER COUNTRY), and on TOKYO DISNEYLAND. He left Imagineering in 1979 to work on several motion picture projects for PARAMOUNT STUDIOS, UNIVERSAL PICTURES, and for MGM. In 1980 he formed a new company, Gary Goddard Productions, which in cated to creating attractions for the rapidly expanding international market. Gary has provided ongoing design and consultation for many of the largest entertainment and leisure companies on the planet including UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, WALT DISNEY WORLD, CAESAR’S PALACE, MGM GRAND, SANRIO COMPANY, ITT SHERATON, THE SANDS CORPORATION, SUN INTERNATIONAL, MATTEL TOYS, THE HILTON LAS VEGAS and PARAMOUNT PARKS and HERSHEY CHOCOLATE COMPANY. He has collaborated with industry leaders and visionaries that include JAMES CAMERON, STEVEN SPIELBERG, BRYAN SINGER, DEAN DEVLIN, ARNOLD SCHWARTZENEGGER, HENRY GLUCK, former Chairman and CEO of Caesar’s Palace, JAY STEIN, former Chairman and CEO of Universal Studios Theme Parks, MARC DAVIS, Walt Disney’s original handpicked designer for all the major attractions at Disneyland, JACKIE CHAN, PRINCE ALWALEED, and BERNIE MARCUS, founder of Home Depot Stores. In the world of theme parks and attractions, Gary Goddard is considered the top creator in the field today and is named on the inventor’s patents for many of the greatest attractions in the world; creations that include TERMINATOR 2/3D, THE JURASSIC PARK RIVER ADVENTURE, STAR TREK: THE EXPERIENCE, and THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SPIDER-MAN. He was also one of the hand-selected team of 5 designers responsible for creating the concept and master plan for UNIVERSAL’S ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE in Orlando. In the area of 3D Film & Attraction development, Goddard has been instrumental in creating many of the very best 3D and 4D attractions in the world. Starting with THE SENSORIUM for Six Flags in 1985 (the world’s first 3D and 4D attraction), Goddard went on to create THE TIME MACHINE OF DREAMS and JOURNEY INTO NATURE for Sanrio Company of Japan, both 3D films in special 4D theatres. In 1996


TERMINATOR 2/3D opened at Universal Studios, followed by THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SPIDER-MAN at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in 1999. In 2002, HERSHEY’S REALLY BIG 3D SHOW opened at Hershey’s Chocolate World, and in 2005, A FISH STORY opened in The Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest Aquarium. In the world of attractions, resorts and casinos, his successes stretch beyond attractions into highly successful resorts, casinos, and shopping centers throughout the world. From creating THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS in Las Vegas, to developing HERSHEY’S TIMES SQUARE in New York; from master planning the expansion of CAESAR’S PALACE in Las Vegas, to creating all of the interior designs for THE STAR CITY CASINO in Sydney; from creating the massive new shopping experience CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD in Jakarta, to designing the incredible GALAXY MEGARESORT in Macau, there is no limit to what Goddard and his team of designers have accomplished. In the world of motion pictures and television, Goddard directed the epic sci-fi fantasy MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE starring Frank Langella, Dolph Lundgren, and in her motion picture debut, Courtney Cox. Goddard wrote the screenplays for TARZAN THE APE MAN for MGM Studios, AGAINST THE GODS for Frank Yablans and Paramount Pictures, and SPACE COMMANDOS for Ned Tannen and Universal Pictures. He created the groundbreaking television show CAPTAIN POWER & THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE for MTS, the first television show to bring digital animated creatures to life in a weekly live-action television series. He followed this up with SKELETON WARRIORS for CBS Network, and then MEGA BABIES for The Fox Kids Network. On Broadway he co-produced hit productions that include the TonyAward winning TRU, THE BIG LOVE, SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE, and JEKYLL & HYDE. On the west coast he directed the only live stage production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to feature original motion picture stars, Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Yvonne Elliman on stage together. He also directed the Western United States and Canadian tour of GODSPELL. For Walt Disney World in Florida, he co-created and directed the acclaimed HOOP DEE DOO SHOW at PIONEER HALL, a wild-west dinner experience that continues to be the #1 rated dinner show at Walt Disney World. For the MGM Grand he created EFX!, the $60,000,000 special effects spectacular that ran for 9 years and starred Michael Crawford, David Cassidy, Tommy Tune, and Rick Springfield. Goddard continues to be an industry leader, creating, designing, directing and producing a wide range of unique entertainment based attractions, resorts, shopping malls, casinos and more, as evidenced in this partial listing of recent and on-going projects around the world:

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BIOGRAPHY: TAYLOR JEFFS In November of 2005, THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM, the world’s largest Aquarium, opened to unprecedented acclaim and success. Gary Goddard led the original concept and design team and then supervised the production of 26 separate soundtracks for each of the many underwater exhibits. GGE partnered with Aquarium benefactor Bernie Marcus to create DEEPO’S UNDERSEA 3D WONDERSHOW, an animated musical attraction for families that supports and supplements the overall aquarium experience. In April of 2006, HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY RIDE, designed and produced by Gary Goddard, opened to critical and popular acclaim, providing Hershey’s Chocolate World with a 33% increase in attendance and a 36% increase in revenues. In August of 2006 Goddard directed and produced the one night only benefit gala reunion production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Hollywood, reuniting the original motion picture cast TED NEELEY, YVONNE ELLIMAN and BARRY DENNEN live on stage, with special guest stars JACK BLACK as Herod, Las Vegas star CLINT HOLMES as Simon, and Tony-award winner BEN VEREEN as Judas.

Taylor joined Gary Goddard Entertainment in 2003 after four years of service at the Walt Disney Company. Serving as GGE’s Creative Director for the Theme Parks and Attractions division, Taylor has led the creative efforts for many of the company’s recent high profile attractions including: • • •

The Six Flags Glow in the Park Parade Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Factory Tour ride Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow at the Georgia Aquarium

Taylor is currently helming the creative teams on several large scale projects around the world including Six Flags Dubailand, Little Shangri La, Nine Dragons, and the renewal of Las Vegas’ iconic Tropicana hotel.

BIOGRAPHY: SEVAK PETROSIAN

2008 will see the opening of CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD, an incredible 500,000 square foot immersive retail shopping mall, designed and produced by GGE; a key attraction for the GRAND INDONESIA destination complex in Jakarta.

An award winning, Dynamic Lead Architectural Designer with an impeccable record of developing concepts, strong planning, organizing production, and art directing and coordinating fabrication and construction through-out the completion of large scale, multi-faceted projects in an international business environment.

2009 will usher in THE GALAXY MEGA-CASINO & RESORT, a 3000 room hotel and destination resort that will open in Macau. This will be followed by the opening of HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD in SHANGHAI, Hershey’s first venture in Asia. Both projects are created and designed by Goddard and the GGE team.

Sevak excels at developing concepts, planning and completing projects with creative team and clients by using the latest technology in design and communication tools, creating cutting edge and avant-garde design reflecting needs of the budget, and creating programs and schedules.

In 2010 the all-new TROPICANA RESORT & CASINO in Las Vegas will open its doors with over 10,000 guest rooms, making it the largest hotel in Vegas, and perhaps, in the world. GGE is responsible for creating the exterior street front design along with the interior retail, casino and public spaces. When it comes to the world of entertainment and leisure development, Gary Goddard and his team have no equal in the industry today. The incredible breadth of their projects, the amazing record of their success, and the broad range of their experience in both design and production, gives GGE a uniquely original position in the industry. In fact, no other independent design company or single designer can point to as rich a history as that which is found with Gary Goddard and his company. Gary Goddard and his team are truly creating the greatest attractions in the world.

Organizing and executing presentation materials and packages.

Organizing and executing Concept, Schematic Design and Design Development Packages, following through Construction Phase and shop drawings. Using Form Z, 3D Studio Max, Auto Cad & Photo shop.

Creating deliverables list and staffing for all phases of design.

Coordinating all disciplines in the production phases of design, Fabrication, construction and installation process.

Maintaining integrity of the project by working directly with clients, local architects, and contractors to follow through the design and development all the way to completion.


BIOGRAPHY: ROBERT DE LAPP In 1980, Mr. De Lapp joined Gary Goddard Productions, later to be re-named Landmark Entertainment Group, for a professional collaboration that has lasted over two and half decades. During his tenure with Goddard, Mr. De Lapp has had the pleasure to write, design, develop, direct, and produce shows, rides, and attractions around the world. His credits in the theme park industry are numerous, including: The Monster Plantation, The Power Plant, and The Great Texas Longhorn Revue for Six Flag’s; Conan, King Kong, E.T., Backdraft, Ghostbusters!, for Universal Studios, The Magic Laboratory of Nostromos the Magnificent and The Secrets of Castle O’Sullivan for Busch Gardens, The Borg Invasion, Las Vegas, for Paramount Parks, and Caesars Magical Empire for Caesars World. Mr. De Lapp has an extensive background in theater, writing, designing, producing and consulting for live entertainment touring productions such as “Masters of the Universe Power Tour”, “25th Anniversary Production of Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “EFX!” at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. In addition to theater and theme park development, Mr. DeLapp has collaborated with Gary Goddard in developing several toy and merchandising franchises, including creating and producing two television series, “Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future”, and “Skeleton Warriors” for CBS. Mr. De Lapp founded Roboshop, a subsidiary of Landmark Entertainment, to create animatronics and special effects for theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Japan. His accomplishments away from Gary Goddard and Landmark Entertainment are just as impressive having worked with such prestigious organizations as Paramount Parks, Nintendo of America, Playmate Toys, Ethel-M, Cortina Productions and the Freedom Forum, with the latter, co-creating and writing the 3D-4D theater showcase opening in Washington, D.C. at the “Newseum” in April ’09.

BIOGRAPHY: BARRY KEMPER Barry Kemper currently serves Gary Goddard Entertainment as the Project Director for the Six Flags Dubailand Concept and Master Plan effort. He also produced this year’s Glow In The Park night time parades for Six Flags parks in New Jersey, New England and Mexico City. Over the last two years he also supervised our designs for the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and the Grand Indonesia’s mixed-use development located in Jakarta, Indonesia. Beginning with his education and early career in both theater design and performance work, Barry has grown right along with the themed entertainment industry over the last 25 years. He has served in both design and production leadership roles on projects for Universal Studios Florida, Paramount Parks, and as Vice-President, Attraction Development for IMAX Corporation. During his career, Barry has led projects throughout North America and Asia, leading the development process from the beginning of design all the way through to opening day. He remains active in live theatre and over the past two years has executed production designs for such shows as Sound of Music, Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Peter Pan, Oliver!, Elton John’s Aida, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

In addition to its core team, Gary Goddard Entertainment also works with a number of independent designers, artists, painters, and illustrators who are currently on projects with other companies. While we cannot name them at this time due to confidentiality, they will certainly be involved with any Paramount project we work on.


Current Projects in China Cloudlake, Chengdu, China Everfashion Hotgo Park, Fushun, China Fairywoods Resort and Theme Park, Chengdu, China Floraland Resort and Theme Park, Chengdu, China Nine Dragons Resort, Shanghai, China

Current Projects Outside China BTB Island, Chuncheon, Korea Hallyuwood Dream Park, Ilsan, Korea Six Flags Dubailand, Dubai, UAE Six Flags Glow In The Park Parade

Available Properties on Sale Dinosaur Safari Movie-based Stunt Show Magic Pagoda Nighttime Glow Parade Terminator 4: Salvation, The Ride

Selected past projects in China Dahliam Entertainment Destination, Dahliam, China Galaxy Resort and Casino, Macau, China Ningbo Theme Park, Ningbo, China

Selected Past Projects Outside China Crossroads of the World, Jakarta, Indonesia Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Glow In The Park Parade, Six Flags, Mexico, New England, and New Jersey. Hershey’s Chocolate World, Hershey, Pennsylvania Hershey’s Really Big 3D Show, Hershey, Pennsylvania Hershey’s Museum, Hershey, Pennsylvania Journey to Paradise 3D Boat Ride, Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada Jurassic Park, Universal Studios, Florida / Hollywood The Monster Plantation Darkride, Six Flags, Austell, Georgia One Mount, Entertainment and Sports complex, Ilsan, Korea Spiderman, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, Florida Star Trek, Hilton Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Terminator T23D, Universal Studios, Florida / Hollywood Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada, Concept and Masterplan for Entertainment


Signature Art: China


Galaxy Resort and Casino: Macau, China


Galaxy Resort and Casino: Macau, China


Galaxy Resort and Casino: Macau, China


Cloudlake, Chengdu, Themed Retail and Resort Complex


Nine Dragons, Oceana Hotel, Shanghai, China


Nine Dragons, Oceana Hotel, Shanghai, China


Fairywoods Resort and Theme Park, Chengdu, China


Fairywoods Resort and Theme Park, Chengdu, China


Fairywoods Resort and Theme Park, Chengdu, China


Floraland Resort and Theme Park, Chengdu, China


Accolades & Signature Art


Crossroads of the World, Jakarta, Indonesia


Crossroads of the World, Jakarta, Indonesia


Lotte World, Conceptual Design & Master Plan Renovation, Seoul, Korea


Trans Studio, Makassar


Glow in the Park Parade, Six Flags


In the world of theme parks and attractions, Gary Goddard is considered the top creator in the field today and is named on the inventor’s patents for many of the greatest attractions in the world; creations that include TERMINATOR 2/3D, JURASSIC PARK: THE RIDE, and THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SPIDER-MAN. When it comes to the world of entertainment and leisure development, Gary Goddard and his team have no equal in the industry today. The incredible breadth of their projects, the amazing record of their success, and the broad range of their experience in both design and production, gives GGE a uniquely original position in the industry 4716 Vineland Ave. | North Hollywood | California 91601 Tel 310 601-2000 Fax 310 601-2001 MOBILE 310 497-1845

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Gary Goddard Entertainment: China  

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