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Kathy Oliver, TEA Event Producer Kathy spent years with Dick Clark Productions as project manager/producer for the Golden Globes Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, television specials, large scale corporate events and a daily live country music variety show from Nashville. Working in the non-profit world, she spent 7 years on a special project in NYC benefiting those that worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. For the National Foundation for Women Legislators, Kathy coordinated their annual conference and was liaison to the White House. Her people skills led to her being asked to handle the foreign press for the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh (2009). Kathy is currently applying all of her experience and skills to her work with the TEA as Director of Development, signature Event Producer and NextGen liaison. Economics at AECOM (Thea Awards Gala sponsor) Economics at AECOM (formerly ERA/ Economics Research Associates) is an international consulting firm focused on economic analysis for the entertainment and leisure industry, real estate development, public-policy analysis, tourism, and economic development. Since its founding in 1958, Economics at AECOM has completed over 15,000 assignments yielding unmatched experience in land use economics. In the process, the firm has made important contributions to some of the world’s most innovative and successful development projects. Their projects span the globe and range from repositioning single land uses to New Towns planned over 30 years. In broad terms, Economics at AECOM assists private developers and public agencies in assessing the future economics and outcomes of real estate projects and economic development plans. Economics at AECOM offers a diverse array of economic analysis and tools to answer complex problems. Website: www.aecom.com.
Thea Awards Nominating Committee John Robinett (Economics at AECOM), Chair Phil Hettema (The Hettema Group), Vice-Chair Steve Thorburn (Thorburn Associates), Board Liaison Karen McGee (BRC Imagination Arts), Coordinator Buzz Price Lifetime Achievement Recipients Lifetime Achievement Awardees are lifetime members of the nominating committe. Marty Sklar (Marty Sklar Creative Inc.) Monty Lunde (Technifex) Bob Gurr (GurrDesign) Tony Baxter (Walt Disney Imagineering) Barry Upson (Barry Upson Company) Yves Pépin Bob Rogers (BRC Imagination Arts) Bob Ward (Strategic Insights & Creative Imagination) Kim Irvine (Walt Disney Imagineering) Mark Fuller (WET) Jon Jerde (The Jerde Partnership) Don Iwerks Jack Rouse (Jack Rouse Associates) Committee Members Michel den Dulk (Europa-Park) Patti Drum (Lexington) Craig Hanna (Thinkwell Group) Patricia MacKay (Ones and Zeros) Steve McIntyre (Anitech Systems) Brad Merriman (Management Resources) Jeremy Railton (Entertainment Design Corp.)
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Welcome to TEA’s bright future TEA president Christine Kerr, BaAM Productions I’ve always thought the TEA knew how to party, even before I attended my first Thea Awards Gala almost ten years ago. This annual gala is an opportunity for our industry to gather and celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. Each of the projects being recognized with a Thea award demonstrates what is possible when creative people from all over the world come together with a goal of creating amazing experiences. The influence of local cultures on these projects make them unique but also make them appealing and endearing to international audiences. This year’s recipients represent countries and cultures as diverse as Korea and Canada while including perennial favorites like Disney and Universal – reflecting the growth and increasing richness of the Experience Industry. Europa-Park, our Thea Classic recipient this year, embodies this idea so well. I visited the park in the fall of 1999, and its balance of charm and sophistication has stayed with me. Congratulations!
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Frank Stanek, our 2013 Buzz Price Thea Award recipient, for a lifetime of distinguished achievements, joins an impressive group of outstanding individuals who have done so much to help shape the vibrant international industry we enjoy today. Felicitations! Last but certainly not least, I ask you to join me in congratulating Judy Rubin, the second-ever recipient of the TEA Distinguished Service Award. Judy was nominated by many of her TEA colleagues, and her nomination was recommended by the Past Presidents Committee to the International Board, whose approval was unanimous! Congrats Judy! I am almost halfway through my first year-long term as President of The TEA International Board and I am pleased to report that this group has accomplished a great deal so far this year. We gathered for TEA’s annual planning meeting in Savannah – home of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). We were joined by representatives from each of our regional boards – Western North America, Eastern North America and Europe and the Middle East. It is always inspiring to gather together with the volunteers that provide such great leadership to this association. We re-confirmed our commitment to the Association’s NextGen initiatives that will prepare our members and our industry for the future. Because we were meeting at SCAD, we were able to spend a day after our meetings with students, in particular those in SCAD’s Themed Entertainment Design Program. This unique opportunity to study and prepare for a career in our industry represents an important (and exciting) first step for the future of our industry. Another important outcome of the annual planning meetings was the creation of an Asian Division. We’re committing people, time and resources to this new Division to demonstrate our global commitment, reflect the truly international makeup of our membership and serve an important and fastgrowing new market sector. The TEA member companies that are already active in this region are the foundation of TEA’s new Asia Division. We hope many of you will join us for the official launch (and celebration) at IAAPA Asia in Singapore in June of this year.
This year’s Thea Awards are also the occasion of unveiling the new TEA logo – proudly displayed for the first time in this printed program and other materials. The Marketing and Communications committee led the development of this elegant new brand for the association, following on our 20th anniversary celebrations; it is a fitting start to our next 20 years. Watch for the roll-out of the new identity across all of our communication tools including a new website. An important milestone this year of TEA is the retirement of Gene Jeffers, our Executive Director for the past 12 years. The association leadership – past and present – has devoted itself to laying the groundwork for a smooth transition. We are truly grateful to Gene for all he has contributed to the association during his tenure. This was recognized at the 2012 Thea where Gene was awarded the first-ever TEA Distinguished Service Award. The success of an association like the TEA relies on the contribution of the significant time, resources and ideas made by every volunteer who sits on a board or a committee or who otherwise donates their time to make TEA successful. And behind these individuals is most often a company supporting and encouraging their efforts. The rewards are great – from a business development and networking point of view and because of the sense of accomplishment and the relationships developed through working with talented people who share a passion for our industry. In this spirit of gratitude, thank you to Patrick Roberge and his team at PRP, to Disney Parks and Resorts for their ongoing support of the TEA and the festivities of the Thea Awards Gala. Thanks also to all of our sponsors for their contributions to the success of TEA’s Weekend of Events, which includes the Gala and the 2-day TEA Summit that preceded it, along with some special NexGen activities for nurturing our industry’s promising future. Once again, congratulations to all the Thea Awards recipients. You inspire our TEA members who are creating compelling places and experiences around the world. Enjoy this celebration of your success with your TEA friends!
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“Managing a theme park means writing a story, respecting a tradition and constantly questioning oneself, looking for new ideas and ways to improve every single detail of the guest experience.” ~Roland Mack
The Mack family quickly learns the tricks of the trade. Focused on maintaining and improving the quality of the guest experience, they recruit a German architect and designer with strong experience in theater, TV and movie productions, Ulrich Damrau (1914-2007). The collaboration is successful and in 1982, Europa-Park opens its first themed area, representing Italy. A Venetian-style plaza surrounded by buildings includes a theater, a mechanical puppet show, a pizzeria and two dark rides.
imagining and realizing the future development of the resort, in conjunction with the Mack manufacturing plant and the occasional external partner. Europa-Park’s most recent projects such as the Icelandic themed area and the Hotel Bell Rock, exemplify their work in the creation of compelling places and experiences. Today, Europa-Park is said to rank as the most popular regional theme park in the world with an annual attendance exceeding 4.5 million, a hotel occupancy rate of more than 90% and repeat visitation rate of 80%. The company now employs nearly 3,500 people in high season and has welcomed over 90 million visits since its beginnings. The recipe of Europa-Park’s growth has been based on the same basic ingredients since 1975: a daily attention to the quality of service, a genuine sense of hospitality, regular updating and re-investment in attractions and entertainment, a spirit of innovation, a desire to serve the public and an exacting management of the business. And then there is the singular, standout ingredient: the driving force of the Mack family. What differentiates Europa-Park and makes it unique comes from their passion and ambition.
This year’s Thea Classic Award honors Europa-Park, a laureate of the European theme parks industry, owing its success to the enthusiasm and energy of a family passionate about themed entertainment: the Mack family. From the manufacturing of wooden caravans in the late 18th century, to the operation of one of the world’s leading regional theme parks, the Mack family gradually built an international reputation.
Europa-Park has always been focused on the future while keeping a close eye on the foundations of the past. The members of a third generation of the Mack family business, Michael and Thomas Mack, represent the next phase. They will certainly make their mark on the Europa-Park resort of tomorrow. In facing the challenges that lie ahead, they will apply the Mack family’s signature creativity, business savvy, and passion!
The story of Europa-Park begins in the early 70s. Franz Mack (1921-2010) ably leads the family business which has grown to specialize in the design and production of rides and attractions: first for showmen and later for the amusement park industry at large.
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Mack products are exported all over the world, and it is in the course of visiting customers and parks in the United States that the idea takes root in the minds of Franz Mack and his son Roland to create their own amusement
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A family success story that’s all about passion! By François Mayné, NewsParcs park. The park would both entertain the public and serve as a showcase for Mack products. The challenge is formidable, but the desire of both men to succeed is strong. They will need a little more than three years to see the project emerge in the municipality of Rust, only a few kilometers from France. Europa-Park opens its doors on July 12, 1975, on a wooded, 16-hectare site. The first attractions include a track of small racing cars, a panoramic train, a kiddie car ride, a tow boat ride and a fairytale themed walk-through. Nearly 250,000 guests come to discover the park in its first year of operation; visitation attains 1 million by 1978. 8
This is a turning point for Europa-Park and the Mack family business – joined later by Roland’s brother Jürgen – and a series of new themed areas unfolds: Netherlands (1984), United Kingdom (1988), France (1989), Austria and Scandinavia (1992), Switzerland (1993), Spain (1994) and so on. If some areas are built around existing rides or facilities, others like Greece (2000) and Iceland (2009) are fully designed from a blank page. Adaptation and imagination are evident in the evolution of the park which is today divided into 16 themed areas within which 13 European countries are represented. Despite its name, Europa-Park was not originally conceived to become a symbol of diversity in European culture: its name was actually chosen for a completely different reason. But over the years and with the development of the European Union, it became a natural direction for the park. In 1995, the Mack family embarks on a new adventure. Europa-Park is becoming a short-stay destination with the opening of a hotel adjacent to the park. Again, great care is given to the theming and to the quality of experience – this time, to immerse the guests in the heart of Andalusia, Spain. The business model is a success and other projects follow, including the spectacular Hotel Colosseo, an architectural reference to the Colosseum of Rome. The site is now said to be the largest hotel resort in Germany, with five themed hotels (over 4,500 beds), a guest house and a Camp Resort. When Ulrich Damrau retires, the Mack family establishes its own creative department to continue the legacy and focus on ever-more detailed theming, from queuelines to shows, catering, shops, hotel rooms and even restrooms. The Mack Solutions team of designers and architects is responsible for
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2013 THEA AWARDS PROGRAM Publisher TEA Executive Editor Gene Jeffers Editor/ad sales Judith Rubin Graphic design Canyon Creative Layout and production Joe Fox Credits Editor Gene Jeffers Ad sales assistance Martin Palicki TEA business development Kathy Oliver TEA office Manager Denise Bennett Printer Crescent Printing Company 1001 Commercial Court, Onalaska, WI © 2013 Themed Entertainment Association. All rights reserved. About TEA The TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) is an international nonprofit alliance founded in 1991 and based in Burbank, Calif. Some 850 TEA members represent roughly 7,500 creative specialists, from architects to designers, technical specialists to master planners, scenic fabricators to artists, and builders to feasibility analysts working in 30 US states and 40 different countries. TEA presents the annual Thea Awards and the TEA Summit and hosts the annual SATE Conference (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience). TEA also produces a variety of print and electronic publications, including the TEA/AECOM Theme Index, TEA Project Development Guidelines, TEA Annual & Directory and Thea Awards Program magazine. Visit www.teaconnect.org. About the Thea Awards Like the TEA, the Thea Awards, sponsored by Economics at AECOM, were created to bring recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. From a modest beginning in 1994, the Thea Awards have become internationally recognized as a symbol of excellence. The public is welcome to attend the black-tie 19th Annual Thea Awards Gala, which will be held April 6, 2013 at the Disneyland Hotel, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Calif. USA. Tickets may be ordered online at teaconnect.org. The name of the award is a play on three words: the first is “Thea,” the Greek goddess from whom all light emanates. Thea was the mother of Helios (the sun), Eos (the dawn), and Selene (the moon). The second key word is “Theater,” a word derived from the goddess Thea. The third word, of course, is TEA, the name of our association.
A comprehensive listing of Thea Awards and project credits from 19942013 and instructions on how to submit a project for a Thea Award are on the TEA website, www.teaconnect.org.
How to submit a project for a Thea Award Welcome to the TEA’s Thea Awards 2013 judging cycle. The Thea Awards Nominating Committee looks forward to reviewing your nominations. Please keep in mind that the project must have opened or the event taken place between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2013. Submission deadline: 5:00 pm Pacific time, July 12, 2013. Step One: Print out the nomination form and fill it out. If needed, you can append your own version of the form. (To download a Thea Awards Nomination Packet, please visit www.teaconnect.org/pdf/THEANOMFORM.pdf.) Step Two: Gather your materials. The Nomination Packet includes suggestions about preparing materials and lists what is required. Step Three: Send the Nomination Form and supporting materials to the TEA office at this address: 2013 Thea Awards Nominating Committee c/o TEA 150 E. Olive Ave., #306 Burbank, CA 91502 USA Tel. +1 (818) 843-8497 Fax +1 (818) 843-8477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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In Ap p reciatio n Gene Jeffers - Executive Director Gene Jeffers, TEA Executive Director since 2001, will retire later this year. He came to the Association with a wealth of nonprofit experience, management skills and a calm demeanor – and all have served TEA well. Gene’s accomplishments include helping to found the TEA Summit and SATE (TEA’s two premier conferences); taming TEA’s finances while adding valuable member benefits and overseeing the creation of new publications (TEAConnect newsletter, TEA Annual & Directory, Thea Awards Program and TEA/AECOM Theme Index). Gene helped foster a culture and environment
conducive to networking and collaboration, both cornerstones of the TEA. Membership increased significantly during his tenure. TEA past president Peter Chernack says, “Gene’s calm focus and rocklike stability are near-legendary. He is modest in being praised, and quick to ascribe credit to others. He is measured when those around him appear agitated, patient when things don’t quite go according to plan and always optimistic about moving ahead… Even if it’s ‘inch-by-inch’ as he says now and again... Gene has proven himself to be a man for all seasons.”
Gene Jeffers was honored in 2012 with the TEA’s first Distinguished Service Award. We wish him all possible joy, good health and serenity in his well-earned retirement. 11
Frank Stanek grew up on the East Coast in Stamford, Connecticut, moving to Anaheim when he was 19. And it was a part time job at Disneyland for a food concessionaire that launched his Disney career, which ultimately led to his recognition as the premier global business development executive within the themed entertainment industry.
feasibility, project management, and business planning. He collaborated with Marty Sklar to integrate the Disney attractions from the World’s Fair into Disneyland. One show, GE’s Carousel of Progress, was the catalyst for the design and development of an entirely new Tomorrowland. Frank’s Imagineering responsibilities continued to expand, and he was thrust into leadership of the Walt Disney World Project Control Office. He and his team provided the project management and scheduling for all design, construction and manufacturing activities of this whole new “vacation kingdom” concept. He ensured the thousands of components for the successful opening of Walt Disney World were in place on the opening day Frank had recommended: October 1, 1971. During this period from 1965 to 1971, Frank was given the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the development and operations of the “Disney theme show.” He embraced Walt Disney’s approach that
attractions, along with cases of Coors Beer and Mexican food to keep the California “expats” motivated. Following Walt Disney World’s successful launch, Frank continued to direct Imagineering’s research and planning. This encompassed a major capital expansion program of several hundred million dollars to meet the overwhelming public demand in Florida, adding thirteen major new attractions, a new hotel, a campground, restaurants and more. He also continued work on the Mineral King Ski Resort and its successor, Independence Lake. He planned development for Golden Oak Ranch, conducted in-depth research for Epcot Center, and directed the business analysis for international theme park expansion in Japan and Europe. His portfolio of business development experience resulted in Frank’s becoming the Executive Project Manager for both Epcot Center and Tokyo Disneyland. Eventually Frank volunteered to lead the overall developmental process for Tokyo Disneyland, recognizing at the beginning that Disney’s first international theme park project would be challenging as well as rewarding, if not difficult. As the project’s Vice President, he led Tokyo Disneyland’s creation along a complex and challenging path, from feasibility to concept development to negotiations with Disney’s partner, the Oriental Land Company, to the Park’s design, construction and successful opening. His leadership and strategic vision was the driving force in Tokyo Disneyland’s creation. Upon the opening of TDL, Frank was assigned the role of the Walt Disney Company’s first Corporate VP of Planning at the Burbank headquarters. He was a member of the Corporate Executive Committee, organizing and coordinating the Company’s future goals and objectives. He was actively involved in all strategic corporate issues and generated the organization’s first Annual Corporate Plan.
During Frank’s college years at California State University, Fullerton, he moved from the part time jobs with lessees to Disneyland’s Operations Group. Thus began his business planning and development path, becoming immersed in such analytical and developmental aspects as attendance projections, park utilization studies, design modifications,
Frank was given the responsibility to evaluate and recommend the location for a Disney European theme park, which led to the identification and
States. He developed a historic and unique agreement between Universal and the City of Osaka, with USJ serving as the anchor element in the redevelopment of Osaka’s western waterfront. Frank spearheaded the acquisition of Universal Mediterranea near Barcelona, Spain. He managed Universal’s expansion into China with the Universal Studio Experience Beijing, and directed the site selection and negotiations for Universal parks in Shanghai and Beijing. Universal Studios Shanghai was the first world-class U.S. theme park officially announced in China. Frank also established plans for Universal projects in Paris, Singapore and Malaysia. Frank Stanek is the best known business development executive in the themed entertainment industry. There is a very long list of some of the most prominent and accomplished executives and creatives in the business that Frank originally hired and mentored. He continues to play a vital role worldwide through his strategic consultancy, Stanek Global Advisors. Frank somehow has also managed to set aside time for his pursuits that he has a passion for: his Pinot Noir vineyard and his release of creative frustrations through the design and crafting of furniture. He finds the most satisfaction in mentoring younger people in the art of their craft as well as sharing his experiences and knowledge with his children and grandchildren. He and his wife, Irene, continue to explore the world and its cultures through Irene’s active travel planning efforts.
BUZZ PRICE THEA AWARD: RECOGNIZING A lifetime of distinguished Achievements
Frank P. Stanek, Stanek Global Advisors Industry leader and global business development visionary and a host of related strategic planning activities. He has always felt these early years at Disneyland provided him the best career foundation possible, embodied in four words that characterize his achievements: Dream….Believe….Dare….Do. During 1964 and ’65, the Disney Company designed, built and operated four major attractions at the New York World’s Fair: Carousel of Progress, It’s A Small World, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and the Magic Skyway. Frank was dispatched to the Fair as Controller of the It’s A Small World Pavilion sponsored by Pepsi-Cola, which was operated by Disneyland’s Operations Division headed by Dick Nunis. It was during his second summer in New York that Frank was requested by Roy Disney to return to California and assume a role at the newly restructured WED (Walter Elias Disney) Enterprises -- today known as Walt Disney Imagineering.
Frank became responsible for Imagineering’s business planning function, encompassing all new Disney Projects, which, in 1965 included the Mineral King Ski Resort and Walt Disney World. He provided continuing input to the creative and design group, incorporating
“We keep moving forward – opening new doors and doing new things – because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We’re always exploring and experimenting….we call it Imagineering – the blending of creative imagination and technical know-how.”
we call it Imagineering... the blending of creative imagination and technical know-how.
Walt Disney World was the largest private construction project in the world, and it used many innovative systems and construction methods, many for the first time anywhere. Frank orchestrated what was a giant jigsaw puzzle, as the pieces came together from all over the United States. Massive monorail beams came by rail from the state of Washington. Old-time steam locomotives were located in Mexico and refurbished in Tampa, Florida. From Imagineering and its fabrication arm, MAPO (for Mary Poppins) back in California came literally millions of individual pieces to be assembled into computer-controlled, super-sophisticated versions of Disneyland’s most popular shows and
recommendation of Marne La Vallee. After his initial discussions and negotiations with the French Government, it ultimately became the home of Disneyland Paris. He supported the transition of the Eisner and Wells regime into Disney, providing continuing strategic planning and a myriad of other corporate support functions. When Frank left Disney in 1987, he joined the world’s largest advertising agency, Dentsu, as an Executive Vice President based in Los Angeles. He advised their Japanese clients with development and expansion ideas. One prominent example is the City of Osaka and their Harbor Authority, where he advised in the business development, planning and design for the world renowned Osaka Aquarium or “Kaiyukan” with its Ring of Fire theme.
Frank’s leadership and innovation within the industry is illustrated by his wide array of board and association memberships. He served as a director on numerous Universal Studios joint venture boards. He was a director of the United States – Japan Bridging Foundation, a commissioner of the Japan U.S. Friendship Commission, and a director of CULCON, all of which operate under the auspices of the United States Department of State. Frank is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Foundation, an Honorary Member and former trustee of the ULI, and served on the Board of Advisors for the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. In addition, he is a Director of the Ryman-Carroll Foundation and was the founding Chairman of the Business First Board of California State University, Fullerton, where he was named one of the school’s outstanding alumni. And now, a recipient of the Buzz Price Recognizing a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements.
During this time Universal Studios approached Frank to become the head of development for the construction of the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. While he chose not to pursue this, he clearly let them know he would be interested when they were ready to take their theme park brand international. Frank joined Universal nine months later, and spent 17 years as the President of International Business Development. During his tenure Frank identified, negotiated and planned Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Universal’s first studio theme park outside of the United
While some may not be familiar with the TEA’s 2013 Distinguished Service Award honoree, it is more than likely that she knows who you are and all about your company’s work.
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Judy Rubin has served as the TEA’s de facto Communications Director since 2005 when George Wiktor introduced her to Gene Jeffers and recommended that she work on the Association’s publications and communications. Today, Judy serves as a freelance staffer, handling the TEA’s signature publications such as the Annual Directory and Thea Awards Program as well as the Association’s social media presence, including TEA Facebook pages, the TEA LinkedIn group (with over 3,000 members), TEA Twitter accounts and the SATE & Summit blogs. She also contributes to the annual TEA/AECOM Theme Index, handles key press releases and promotes the Association and its members in every aspect of her work.
card.) Among those in her growing network were Monty Lunde and his company, Technifex. Not long after Monty formed the TEA in 1991, Judy began writing articles about the fledgling Association. One of the reasons she liked TEA so much, Judy tells us, is that it led to formation of the high-tech area at IAAPA, which made it easy to find the companies she was interested in. In the mid 1990s Judy set out on her own as a freelancer. She contributed a monthly column to IAAPA’s Funworld, and wrote many articles for Atthe-Park and Film Journal International. She was the themed entertainment editor for Pat MacKay’s top-notch Entertainment Design magazine for several years. Eventually she teamed up with Marty Palicki, publisher of InPark Magazine, where she continues to work today as co-editor. She is also the go-to person for stories on the TEA and themed entertainment for other trade magazines such as Lighting & Sound America and Sound & Communications. (Which she says has taught her how underappreciated most designers are in the lighting, AV, acoustics, rigging and theater communities.)
opportunity to cross-promote and foster industry relationships from one trade group to another, as well as within them. Judy is originally from Detroit, Michigan and currently lives in Saint Louis, although she spent many years living on the east coast and then the west coast. Her creative background with art, music, writing and crafts seems to have uniquely suited her to what she does today, and reminds us that everybody used to do something else. She has a BFA from Pratt Institute in New York City, and spent a lot of time in those formative years making sketches of famous swing musicians at the West End jazz club. There, she says she learned the basics of PR writing from assisting manager Phil Schaap, who is now curator of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Judy is also an accomplished knitwear designer, and before joining World’s Fair, she was assistant editor of a knitting magazine. Today Judy applies her multitude of talents to knit together engaging stories of the creators of compelling places and experiences, and to foster the sharing of information and the building of relationships in our relationship-based industry. Judy’s work has helped to capture and document the art, science and imagination of our industry for a global community – and help to put our work into context so that it can be more fully appreciated by a wider audience. Our Association is enhanced by Judy’s many contributions and we are grateful for all that she does on our behalf. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!
Judy grew into one of the most articulate and insightful voices of our industry after joining the
2013 TEA Distinguished Service award By PAST PRESIDENT PETER CHERNACK OF THE CHERNACK GROUP
Well done, Frank! Much deserved! Long overdue! Pat Scanlon, President
staff of World’s Fair magazine, published by Alfred Heller in San Francisco in the late 1980s. This boutique quarterly was a leader in covering Expo projects as well as theme parks, museums, AV technology, giant screen cinema, motion simulation, special effects and more. With Judy’s involvement, World’s Fair developed into one of the more unique and highly regarded trade magazines of its time. Judy never misses an IAAPA show. Her first was in 1990 where she organized a booth for World’s Fair. She went on to attend many more, and other trade events like ASTC and AAM, becoming well versed in the industry and what she likes to refer to as “the art of shmoozing.” (She’s known for having the word “shmoozing” on her business “Judy is the consummate journalistic pro - inquisitive, relentless, articulate and fair. A force in our industry and a valued colleague.” ~Nick Winslow “Winston Churchill wrote… ‘We make a living by what we do; we make a life by what we give.’ In essence he is speaking about Judith Rubin! We are a better organization because of Judith’s commitment, and passion for the people, our companies and the projects! Thank you! Thank you!” ~Roberta Perry, ETI
In addition to her editorial work, Judy is a publicist, and over the years has worked directly with many companies, including TEA members SimEx-Iwerks, Mad Systems, Entertainment Design Corp., Cinnabar, JRA, Thorburn Associates and FUNA, among others. Judy has also handled communications and publications for the Large Format Cinema Association, working with founder Chris Reyna for the group’s first five years. And in 2008, she became the Communications Director of IMERSA, a new association that is all about immersive cinema experiences. She says she likes to work with associations because “It’s exciting to work for a whole industry and everyone in it.” She tells us that one of the most enjoyable aspects is the
“Judy has been involved with the TEA, in one way or another, since the founding of the association in 1991. Without her efforts to get the word out about the Association and its members, it might never have grown beyond a small group of industry professionals based in Los Angeles and Orlando. Her dedication, commitment and passion for the TEA and our members is truly exemplary and epitomizes what that the TEA’s Distinguished Service award represents.” ~Monty Lunde - Technifex
“I remember way back when that gal Judith was just out of college and she came a-calling at my editorial door, “can I write an article for Theatre Crafts…?” ~Pat McKay, Ones&Zeros Media “I’ve known Judy almost as long as I’ve been in the ndustry and I can’t think of too many people who have brought as much passion, interest and dedication to the intellectual pursuit and sharing of the craft as Judy.” ~Craig R. Hanna, Thinkwell
“It’s exciting to work for a whole industry and everyone in it.”
About TEA’s Distinguished Service Award The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually at the Thea Awards Gala, in recognition of a TEA member’s outstanding contributions “above & beyond the call of duty” to the Association. Nominations are open to the TEA membership; the final selection of the recipient is made by majority vote of the TEA Past Presidents Committee and approved by the TEA International Board of Directors.
“Over nearly three decades, Judy Rubin has been tirelessly advocating for the arts and sciences of themed entertainment, embracing the world in which all of us work. She has devoted thousands of hours - providing brains, integrity and sweat equity to promotion of the Thea Awards and supporting not just the TEA but our industry in general. It’s wonderful to see Judy Rubin receive some of the recognition that for years she has been conferring on others.” ~Bob Rogers, BRC Imagination Arts
“Judy’s friendship is a joy and her talent a continuing education for me. Her themed entertainment articles are always descriptive, relevant and informative. From her work at ‘World’s Fair’ to the present, her passion and insights keep me updated on the latest developments, trends and people that are shaping the future of our industry.” ~George Wiktor, GW Group
TAIT PIXEL TABLETS Thea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t BRE AK THROUGH T e c h n o lo g y OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS
A simple graphic display system, The Card Trick, has been in use over countless decades virtually unchanged. In popular use at large, mostly outdoor events, such as football and soccer games, the card trick typically uses a series of handheld, graphically printed cardboard panels, which when correctly displayed, create a large billboard-like sign. The essence of these card tricks is that multiple changing sign displays are created when event guests hold them in a certain order in response to commands.
It has not always been possible to have every card trick appear exactly as intended by the graphic designer due to variables of human activity. And until the creation of the Tait Pixel Tablet, no improvements had occurred in the long life of the basic card trick system. But now, a technical giant step has made it possible to create this type of event display in a precisely programmed method reflecting the designer’s intent. These new displays are lit so as to be more visible in darkened venues compared to the cardboard panels that rely on ambient light for visibility.
Tait Pixel Tablets Frederic Opsomer, CEO Olivier Clybouw, Project Manager Hans Cromheecke, Product Manager Ed Van Der Heyden, Operations Manager Dirk Dhulster, Production manager manufacturing Hendrik Claerhout, CAD designer Stef Vanbesien, Audience pixels Crew Chief Frederik Goemaere, LED show operator / Video mapping Jeroen Mahieu, Lead LED integrator Pascal Casselman, Electronic engineer Glenn Sinnaeve, LED integrator Steve Wood, LED integrator Jason Windle, LED integrator Tara Boughey, LED integrator Jan Lehouck, LED integrator Yosé Dutto, LED integrator Ian Lidstone, LED integrator London 2012 Ceremonies Piers Shepperd, Technical Director Nick Jones, Technical Manager - Lighting, AV and Power Dave Bartlett, Production manager audience pixels Mike Dawes, Deputy production manager audience pixels Avolites Media – AI Systems Manufacturer Dave Green AI Software architect Trey Harrison AI Software architect Immersive Ltd. – Production Martin Harvey, AI Operator
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AULANI, A Disney resort & Spa Thea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t THEMED HOTEL RESORT OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS
Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawai’i Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is a unique resort destination that celebrates Hawaiian culture, history and traditions. From the State’s largest collection of contemporary Hawaiian art to the 7-acre Waikolohe Valley water recreation facility, to the 5,200 square foot Aunty’s Beach House Kids Club, Aulani is an exceptionally cohesive, immersive and entertaining resort experience. Interlaced throughout the entire resort are many layers and references to native Hawaiian culture, both traditional and contemporary, including murals and music commissioned for the resort that successfully unites families in a shared experience of pure Hawaii. Mickey himself is seen on site as only another of many tourists enjoying the educational and entertaining offerings at Aulani. Some of the many entertaining features of Aulani include: Aunty’s Beach House, a kids club unlike any other in which local Hawaiian culture and activities share equal billing with Disney characters; Waikolohe Valley, a 7-acre water utopia featuring a lazy river, snorkeling lagoon, Menehunethemed play structure, and a variety of pools, waterfalls, and waterslides; The Menehune Adventure Trail, an interactive adventure game where kids 20
can experience first-hand the mischievousness of the mythical Menehune; native Hawaiian craftsmaking and storytelling; and Disney character breakfasts at Makahiki restaurant. The Aulani represents a major departure from traditional Disney resorts in that, rather than providing lodging in support of a theme park, the resort itself is the destination. Imagineers collaborated closely with local and native Hawaiian cultural consultants and experts to create an experience that is truly reflective of real Hawaiian culture… not just traditional and historical, but contemporary, as well. The native Hawaiian aspect of the experience is presented in countless layers, enabling guests to indulge in as little, or as much, of native Hawaiian culture, traditions and entertainment as they like. With only few exceptions for activities centered around young children, Disney stories and characters are noticeably absent. However, in many ways - attention to detail, storytelling, guest service - Aulani is truly Disney. The Aulani resort experience is one-of-a-kind.
Walt Disney Imagineering Jonathan Ackley, Show Producer Interactive Director, Show Producer Sally Adair, Design Administrator, Design Adminstration Richard Adam, Systems Specialist, Show Systems Rajesh Agrawal, Director of Mangement Controls, Project Management Christina Aguirre, Estimator, Estimating Peter Ballenger, Entertainment Technical Director, Entertainment Production Matt Beiler, Assistance Show Producer, Show Producer Florance Bellamy, Executive Secretary, Project Administration Bo Bolanos, Concept Designer, Concept Design Bob Booth, Senior Show Design & Production Manager, Show Design & Production Management Patrick Brennan, Vice President Creative Development, Show Quality Standards Robert Bronsdon, Audio Video Engineer Principal Acoustic, Acoustic Engineering Amanda Canteenwalla, Secretary, Project Administration Jim Carlson, Director-Project Planning/Scheduling & Internal Management Controls, Project Planning Wing Chao, Executive Vice President, Executive Management Edward Choi, Senior Project Manager, Project Management Don Clausen, Senior Technician, Show Manufacturing Greg Combs, Vice President Show Design & Production, Show Design & Production Management Petra Dachtler, Administrative Assistant, Project Administration John Dennis, Director - Music Production Music Supervisor, Media Design Mark Dunlap, Principal Show Lighting Designer, Show Lighting Design
Sarah Earll, Show Writing Producer, Show Writing Curtis Edwards, Principal Projection Engineer, Projection Kevin Eld, Vice President Creative Entertainment, Executive Management Dustin Eshenroder, Concept Designer, Concept Design Doug Esselstrom, Production Designer, Show Production Design Dan Flynn, Senior Show Design & Production Manager, Show Design & Production Management Rick Fobare, Senior Show Lighting Designer, Show Lighting Design Linda Folsom, Producer-Media Production, Media Production Stephen Fortunato, Associate Media Designer, Media Design Tom Fotie, Principal System Estimator, Project Planning Sue Fredericks, Contracts Manager, Contract Adminstration Max Freidrich, Set Decorator, Set Decoration Jonathan Friday, Associate Creative Designer, Media Production Paul Furey, Project Planner, Project Planning Jennifer Gerstin, Senior Staff Assistant, Project Administration T. Ilihia Gionson, Hawaiian TranslationsShow Writing, Louise Gladden, Producer - Media Productions, Media Design Anita Gonzales, Principal Interior Designer, Interior Design Don Goodman, Executive Vice President Resort Development, Executive Management Gary Graham, Art Director, Art Direction CC Greer, Finance Analysis, Finance Management Max Hamano, Senior Staff Assistant, Project Administration Mike Harper, CADD Designer, CADD Design Joan Hartwig, Creative Director, Art Direction Mary Hartwig, Senior Scenic Artist, Show Production Design Roger Heartsner, Executive Entertainment Producer,
Entertainment Producer Jim Hendrickson, Principal Electrical Engineer, Show Electrical Engineer Art Higginbotham, Project Estimating Director, Estimating Chris Higgs, Senior Project Manager, Project Management Ryan Holman, Associate Visual Effects Designer, Visual Effects Todd Homme, Music Production Supervisor, Music Production Ken Horii, Digital Media Production Supervisor, Media Design Grace Huang, Principal Pre-Development Manager, PreDevelopment Steve Humke, Senior Concept Designer, Concept Design Joe Husung, Principal Video Media Designer, Video Media Design Sam Ingraldi, Senior Special Effects Designer, Special Effects Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony, Director - Theatrical Development, Entertainment Producer Bryan Jolley, Principal Visual Effects Designer, Visual Effects Design Ray Jones, Director - Special Effects, Special Effects Chris Kidder, Project Finance Manager, Finance Management Glen Koch, Special Effects Designer, Special Effects Jim Kwasnowski, Vice President - Resort Development, Executive Management Tim Landry, Principal Visual Effects Designer, Visual Effects Design Joe Leger, Senior Project Design Manager, Project Management Don Lewis, Principal Media Designer, Media Design Greg Lhotka, Chief Sound Engineer Editor, Sound Editing James Liu, Principal Architect, Architect Jeanette Lomboy, Show Producer Senior Director, Show Producer
Elias Lopez, Senior CAD Designer, CADD Design Jennifer Lowe, Project Secretary, Project Administration Robert Loza, Principal Fabrication Designer, Fabrication Design Bruce MacDonald, Senior Construction Manager, Construction Management Ian MacVittie, Director Show Quality Standards, Show Quality Standards Terry Marsh, Special Effects Designer, Special Effects Sarah Matthews, Graphics Designer, Graphic Design Aaron McDonald, Special Effects Designer, Special Effects Patrick McFadden, Senior Staff Assistant, Project Administration Christine McFarland, Print Manager, Print Management Kathy McIntire, Administrative Assistant, Project Administration Iain McKenna, Technical Services Manager, Show Quality Standards Colleen Meyers, Principal Show Production Designer, Show Production Design Eric Miller, Principal Show Production Designer, Show Production Design Jonathan Moran, Associate Sound Editor Mixer, Music Production Todd Morgan, Associate Show Design & Production Manager, Show Design & Production Management Jeff Morosky, Director Landscape Architect, Landscape Architect Katrina Mosher, Interior Designer, Interior Design Roger Nakamine, Show Writer, Show Writing Yumiko Nakamura, Japanese Translations, Brian Nefsky, Senior Casting Administrator, Casting Adminstration Paul Novacek, Principal Graphics Designer, Graphic Design Grant Okazaki, Production Support, Production Management Jo Ann Oliva, Administrative Assistant, Project Administration Rich Owens, Contracts Manager, Contract Adminstration Mike Pechin, Principal Special Effects Designer, Special Effects Carmen Perreault, Project Coordinator, Project Coordination Ken Petersen, Principal Audio Visual Engineer, Audio Visual Engineering Lucas Phelan, Video Media Designer, Media Production Gary Powell, Principal Special Effects Designer, Special Effects Karen Powers, Senior Staff Assistant, Project Administration Tony Previtire, Special Effects Designer, Special Effects Kyle Price, Graphics Designer, Graphic Design Steve Probus, Principal Set Decorator, Set Decoration Mike Quinn, Senior Visual Effects Designer, Media Production June Rees, Associate Project Manager, Project Management Kaitlin Repass, Project Coordinator, Project Coordination Adam Ressa, Associate Set Decorator, Set Decoration Dale Rodenmeyer, Senior Construction Manager, Construction Management Joe Rohde, Senior Vice President, Creative Executive, Creative Executive
Jennifer Sale, Assistant Project Manager, Project Management Chris Sandberg, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Millie Santiago, Sourcing Specialist, Contract Adminstration Bob Sebesta, Principal CAD Designer, CADD Design Stephanie Shelley, Production Accountant, Finance Management Matthew Shoepf, , Media Production Leilani Silverstein, Graphics Designer, Graphic Design Richard Simonton, Senior AudioVisual Engineer, Audio Visual Engineering David Smith, Senior Construction Manager, Construction Management Scott Sohan, Senior Visual Effects Designer, Media Production Connie Stamos, Principal Production Accountant, Finance Management John Stewart, Manager Data Management & Technical Publications, Documentation Lori Story, Assistant Accountant, Media Production Chuck Tanner, Senior Special Effects Designer, Special Effects Leann Townsend, Executive Secretary, Project Administration Bob Tracht, Director Show Design & Production, Show Design & Production Management Olga Tsirambidis, Show Production Designer, Show Production Design Michael Upton, Sourcing Specialist, Contract Adminstration Valentin Usle, Executive Director Sustainable Design, Sustainable Design Ben Van Beusekom, Color Design, Show Production Design Kara Versage, Associate Construction Manager, Construction Management Judith Wallace, Publications Coordinator, Documentation Cal Walsten, Principal Landscape Architect, Landscape Architect Esther Watanabe, Graphics Designer, Graphic Design Todd Watzel, Assistant Project Manager, Project Management Jeff Webb, Vice President Estimating, Estimating KC Wilkerson, Director - Technical Production, Entertainment Production Sayre Wiseman, Executive Entertainment Producer, Entertainment Producer Abigail Workman, Associate Special Effects Designer, Projection Johnny Zhou, Director Planning & Design, Project Planning
Aulani Kimberly Agas, Resort Manager, Resort Operations Lisa Arthur, Administrative Assistant, Resort Operations Patrick Callarec, Executive Chef, Resort Operations Kevn Catoe, Project Coordinator, Resort Operations Ben De Peralta, Show Technician, Show Systems Kahulu DeSantos, Cultural Advisor, Resort Operations Johnlyn Doi, Administrative Assistant, Resort Operations Richard Hiroshige, Show Technician, Show Systems Vincent Hodge, Quality Assurance, Resort Operations
Karl Holz, President New Vacation Operations and Disney Cruise Line, Executive Management Marva Kinkead, Project Coordinator, Resort Operations Kealoha Kon, Technical Specialist, Resort Operations Elliott Mills, General Manager, Resort Operations Stephen Murphy, Owner’s Representive, Resort Operations Tom Murray, Quality Assurance, Resort Operations Ryan Nomura, Project Coordinator, Resort Operations Sergio Otero, Quality Assurance, Resort Operations Ken Poynter, Engineering Director, Resort Operations Paul Rivet, Entertainment Director Wade Terada, Techincal Manager, Resort Operations Michael Yee, Project Manager, Resort Operations
Aulani Resort Djuan Rivers, Vice President Operations, Resort Operations Disneyland Shawn Brewer, Systems Designer, Entertainment Production Ray Coble, Entertainment Producer, Entertainment Producer Martin Cowley, Manager Restaurant Design, F&B LOB David Duffy, Creative Director, Entertainment Director Scott Shaffer, Project Coordinator, Project Coordination Marcy Tanner, Director, Lodging Line of Business, Lodging LOB Adriana Uribe, Entertainment Art Specialist, Entertainment Art Disneyland Resort Kristin Peterson Disneyland Resort, Production Manager, Entertainment Disney Entertainment Matthew Selby, Assoc Music Director, Entertainment Production Michael Serna, Casting Director, Entertainment Production Daniel Solis, Casting Director, Entertainment Production Walt Disney Company Tim East, Director Risk Management, Executive Management Wendy Leitman, VP, Music Business Affairs, Music Legal Walt Disney Music Chris Montan, President - Executive Music Producer, Music Production Walt Disney World Mark Andersen, Manager Show Systems Design, Show Systems Jude Bradbury, Manager, Talent Contracts, Casting & Booking, Talent CastingContacts Nancy Carlson, Manager, Technical Publications, Documentation Erin Chase, Production Assistant, Production Management Dave Christoffers, Senior Systems Specialist, Show Programming Tom Collette, Manager, Lodging Line Of Business, Lodging LOB Jane Davis, Animal Operations Manager, Resort Operations Sonya Deese Byrnes, GM, DVC Resorts, DVC Mahmud Dhanani, VP, F&B LOB, F&B LOB Amy Duck, Safety Professional, Project Safety Douglas Enderle, Costume
Designer, Costume Design Stan Floyd, Owner’s Representive, Resort Operations Anthony Giordano, Show Director, Entertainment Director Steve Hilsee, Legal, Entertainment Production Thomas Hopkins, Director Animal Operations, Animal Care Steve Hummer, Senior Resort Development Coordinator, Resort Operations Kelly Kline, Manager, Lodging Line Of Business, Lodging LOB Kellie Lawton, Production Manager, Production Management Charles Leatherberry, Show Documentation Assets Administrator, Documentation Dan Lovelandy, Techincal Writer, Documentation Patricia Martino, Costumer, Costume Design Art Merrill, Owner’s Representive, Resort Operations Steve Meyer, Staff Technical Specialist, Technical Systems Peggy Patterson, Manager Sourcing and Procurement, Sourcing and Procurement Sam Pensula, Director, Lodging Line of Business, Lodging LOB Bob Reigle, Resort Development Coordinator, Resort Development Lorraine Roe, Operations Manager, DVC Steve Sills, Client Services Manager, Show Production Larry Stein, Senior Manager Sourcing & Procurement, Sourcing and Procurement Ben Stellpflug, Music Director, Music Peter Stepniewicz, Techincal Architect Specialist, Technical Systems Bill Sykes, Character Training Manager, Character Management Carlos Torres, System Specialist, Show Systems Simon Van Zetten, Project Manager, Lodging Line Of Business, Lodging LOB Greg Waldron, Manager, Lodging Line Of Business, Lodging LOB Jim Wallace, Speciality System Engineer, Show Systems Lisa Wenzel, Entertainment Manager, Entertainment Operations Paul Whitney, Manager - Business Technology, Resort Operations Brian Winney, Resort Development Coordinator, Resort Development Tony Zmorenski, Principal Safety Professional, Project Safety
Disney Cruise Line Kara Callahan-Boyd, Entertainment Operations, Entertainment Operations Maureen Landry-Mancini, Director Entertainment Operations, Entertainment Operations Erin Thornton, Entertainment Manager, Entertainment Operations Jim Urry, Vice President Entertainment & Port Adventures, Executive Management Outside Consultants Artists Meala Bishop, Geralyn Camarillo, Mark Chai, Kauanoe Chang, Martin Charlot, Kahi Ching, Kau’i Chun, , John Dinsmore, Mary Downes, Solomon Enos, Henry Ha’o, Butch Helemano, Henry Hanale Hopfe, Georg James, Natalie Mahina Jensen, Rocky Jensen, Arthur Johnsen, Arna
Johnson, Paulette Kahalepuna, Imaikalani Kalahele, Kahi Kamohali’I, Al Lagunero, Geoff Lee, Kuahiwi Lorenzo, Marques Marzan, Meleanna Meyer, Tamara Moan, Ipō Nihipali, Keone Nunes, Harinani Orme, Kealoha Pa, Carl Pao, Brook Parker, McD Philpotts, Pat Pine, Keali’I Reichel (Cultural Advisor & Recording Artist), Phil Sabado Jordan Souza, Keoki Stender, Tom Pōhaku Stone, Sarai Stricklin, Dalani Tanahy, Doug Tolentino, Dietrich Varez, Jerry Vasconcellos, Shannon Weaver, George Woollard, Tammy Yee, Kapolei Hawaiian Civic Club, Nānāikapono Students
Creative Consultants Corey Benedict, Creative Consultant Tony Hugar, Audio Resource Honolulu, Media Production Marian Morrison, Creative Consultant Tia Paoa Consultant, Hula Dancer, Media Production Aaron Sala, Music Consultant Greg Triggs, Creative Consultant Kaleo Trinidad, Creative Consultant Cultural Consultants Puakea Nogelmeier, Cultural Advisor, Cultural Consultant Maile Meyer, Cultural Consultant, Cultural Consultant Ramsay Taum, Cultural Advisor Nettie Tiffany, Cultural Advisor Doug Tolentino, Cultural Advisor Kellie Tolentino, Cultural Advisor Consultants Todd Beiler D.L.Adams, Acoustical Engineer, Acoustical Consultant Peggy Krantz Design Studio, Director of Design, Art Consultant Liz Rinehart Design Studio, Project Coordinator, Art Consultant Margaret Doversola, Casting, Media Production Peter Rockford Espiritu, Creative Consultant, Creative Consultants Hollie Hopson, PSM Tony Silva, Dialogue Coach, Media Production Music Production Cameron Mehealani Ahia, Singer/ Musician/Chanter Shannon Bacos, Singer/Musician/ Chanter Sheri Lynn Bacos, Singer/ Musician/Chanter Milan Bertosa, Recording Engineer Lynell Bright, Singer/Musician/ Chanter Tori Hulani Canha, Singer/ Musician/Chanter Kale Chang, Recording Engineer Christine Chirstensen, Singer/ Musician/Chanter Scott Cochran, Music Mixer Keonla Donaghy, Hawaiian Translations Mike Flicker, Music Editor Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu, Hawaiian Translations Tony Hugar, Recording Engineer Marie Elena Juario, Singer/ Musician/Chanter Kainani Kahaunaele, Hawaiian Translations Lehua Kalima, Singer/Musician/ Chanter Cherissa Henohea Kane, Singer/ Musician/Chanter Steve Kempster, Recording
Engineer/Music Mixer Laurence Keola Wong, Hawaiian Translations Kilyana Koa, Singer/Musician/ Chanter Laurent Koppitz, Conductor Misty Lara, Singer/Musician/ Chanter Tiara Lawrence, Singer/Musician/ Chanter R. Keawe Lopes, Jr., Hawaiian Translations Larry Mah, Music Editor Kenneth Makuakane, Music Producer/Arrangement Kenneth Makuakane, Singer/ Musician/Chanter Ku’uleimomi Makuakane-Salve’a, Hawaiian Translations Mark Mancia, Music Writer/ Producer Dave Metzger, Orchestrator Puakea Nogelmeier, Hawaiian Translations Nalei Pokipala, Singer/Musician/ Chanter Chanel Souza, Singer/Musician/ Chanter Keli’i Tau’a, Hawaiian Translations Kamehameha School Children’s Choir, Singers
Rosita Sipirok-Siregar, CA Assistant Sid Char, Architect Rex Tajiri, Architect
Show Contractors Hanford Lamoore, Show Programmer Michael Wyman, Assistant Producer, Show Writing
Bureau Veritas Rayna Santos, Administrative Technician, Permit Review Consultant Corey Schmidt, Building Official, Permit Review Consultant
Accessibility Planning & Consultation Bruce Clark, President, Design Allana & Buick & Bers, Inc. Les Hines, Construction Administrator, Design Sharie Igawa-Ono, Detailer, Waterproofing Consultant AON Dylan Nokano, Representative, Insurance Architects Hawai’I Ltd. Emile Alano, Project Architect Matt Bickel, Associate IT Manager Dennis Daniel, Principal Architect Ron Dean, Associate Project Architect Ed English, Associate Project Architect Roger Gumerman, Architect, Architect Brad Inovejas, Associate Project Architect Stanley Kawasaki, Project Administer Jen-Louis Loveridge, Senior Associate Designer David Miller, CEO Ray Okamoto, Construction Administrator Lisa Rapp, Project Architect Aaron Shimizu, Project Coordinator
Baldridge & Associates Christopher De Vencia, Special Inspector, Design Edgar Gongora, Special Inspector, Design Robert Jacobs, Special Inspector, Design Aubrey Renteria, Inspector, Threshold Inspections Balfour Beatty Sean DeMartino, Vice President, Project Management Mark Finucane, Senior Construction Manager Field Operations, Construction Management Ervin Lee, Construction Manager Field Operations, Construction Management Bill Rochat, Senior Construction Manager, Construction Management Jessica Wood, Construction Manager, Construction Management Bopscotch Jon Blossom, Show Programmer
CB Engineers Loren Dern, Mechanical Engineer, Design Holly Hoover, Associate, Design Enrico Martin, Principal Electrical Engineer, Design Dave Munro, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Design James Outlaw, Electrical Designer, Design Amarpal Singh, Electrical Designer, Design Sarah Taliaferro, Mechanical Designer, Design Igor Tartakovsky, Principal, Design Michael Torrey, CAD Manager, Design Rob Bauer CCS, Estimator, Estimating Mitch Mitchell CCS, Estimator, Estimating Cultural Surveys Hawaii Hallet Hammatt , President, Archealogical Consultant David Shideler, Office Director, Archealogical Consultant Cumming Corporation Jason Beckman, CMFO, Construction Management Marty Breen, Executive VP, Construction Management
Jessica Gut, Adminstration Assistant, Project Administration Frank Medrano, Assistant Project Manager, Construction Management Ayako Merrithew, Administrative Assistant, Project Adminstration Larry Schenk, Sr. Director, Construction Management Stacioe Somlak, Administrative Assistant, Project Adminstration Andrew Tanton, Project Director, Project Management Brad Wilson, Project Manager, Construction Management
Elite A/V Alex Echeverry, Systems Technician, Show Systems Felice and Associates Daniel Felice, Waterproofing Consultant FM Global Jay Koo, Sr. Engineering Specialist, Asset Insurance Abe Moyer, Account Engineer, Asset Insurance Ton Schroen, Sr. Engineering Specialist, Asset Insurance George Matsumoto & Associates Steve Hager, Food Service Consultant / President, Design Group Pacific Hawaii, Inc. Chip Doyle, President, Construction Management Stacy Ellefsen, Executive Assistant, Project Management Linda Lileikis, Project Coordinator, Project Management Jonathan Moore, Construction Manager Field Operations, Construction Management Greg Rapp, Project Coordinator, Project Management Eric Sales, Construction Manager Field Operations, Construction Management Doug Shumock, Project Coordinator, Project Management GSB, Inc. Steven Oldham, Sr. Associate, Architect Larry Schwab, Architect, Architect Ron Smith, President/CEO, Architect Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, General Contractor James Abeshima, Project Manager Wes Asao, Senior Superintendent/ Project Manager Nari Balas, Finish Superintendent Richard Batangan, Project Engineer Chris Baze, Project Engineer Mark Bromstad, Cost Accounting Newton Chung, Director of Preconstruction
Dan Cunningham, Safety Engineer Jennifer De Guzman, Project Adminstration Allen DeLaura, General Superintendent Steve Dennings, Project Engineer Stuart Endo, Project Engineer Jay Fujimoto, WaterfrontCE Pio Guerreo, Field Detailer Eric Hashizume, Vice President and Division Manager, Building Kevin Herman, Superintendent Pat Hurley, Area Superintendent Korey Ikeda, Quality Control / Project Engineer Matt Jun, Project Engineer Kristi Kawakami, Project Engineer Sherry Liftee, Project Adminstration Pat Loo, Project Engineer Max Matsunobu, Finish Superintendent David McChesney, Project Manager Jim Michael, Project Engineer Chivas Miho, Project Engineer Mark Muramoto, Project Engineer Jamie Nakamoto, Project Engineer Ivan Nakashima, Area Superintendent Judy Park, Project Engineer Kelly Saunders, Project Engineer Norm Scofield, Senior Project Engineer Gordon Scruton, Area Superintendent Heather Sebastian, Senior Scheduler Scott Shiroma, Project Engineer Erick Takata, Area Superintendent Robert Tomas, Project Engineer Brandy Toyama, Quality Control / Project Engineer Dave Weckerth, Quality Control Manager Bill Wilson, President Herb Wong, Senior Estimator Walter Yamane, Project Manager
Hospitality Safe Company Jeff Goldstein, President, Design Ibarra Collaborative Diana Ibarra, Architect Immersion Effects Keith Mazzella, Special Effects Designer Christina Mazzella, Special Effects Designer Jessen-Wright Engineering Matt Metz, Engineer, Structural Engineering Randy Presleigh, Design Engineer, Structural Engineering Jim Wright, Structural Engineer, Structural Engineering KNA Julia Grant, Project Director, Interior Design Rebecca Holt, Designer, Interior Design Denzil Martin, Designer, Interior
Design Kirk Nix, Principal, Interior Design Angelica Solis, Designer, Interior Design
Ku’iwalu Lani Ma’a Lapilio, Principal, Cultural Consultant Kusao & Kurahashi Keith Kurahashi, Planning Consultants Liberty Building Forensics David Odom, Vice President, Moisture Consultant Lighting Design Alliance Chip Isreal, Lighting Designer Kelly Jones, Lighting Designer Kristin Pickar-Knussmann, Lighting Designer Notkin Keith Chan, President, Design Sachin Shah, Design Pacific Aqua Tech Wendell Lee, Pool Engineer, Design PBR Hawaii Stan Duncan, Landscape Architect, Landsacpe Architecture Kevin Nishikawa, Associate Landscape Architect, Landscape Architect Philpotts and Associates, Inc. John Condrey, Interior Designer, Interior Design Mary Philpotts McGrath, Principal, Interior Design Julia Pons, Project Manager, Interior Design Jonathan Staub, Interior Designer, Interior Design Punahele Productions Fred Krauss, Music Production Rolf Jensen James Luke, Senior Consulting Engineer, Life Safety Consultant Searider Productions John Allen III, Video Advisor, Media Production L. Candy Suiso, Executive Director, Media Production Seariders Productions Students, Media Production The Peter Apo Company Peter Apo, Cultural Advisor, Cultural Consultant WATG Jerry Allison, Senior Vice President, Design Thomas Fo, Associate Vice President, Design Architect Charlie Wyse, Senior Project Manager, Design Architect
OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS, CONTINUED... Willis Estimating Bruce McGlamery, Construction Manager
East & West Alum Craft (Hawai’i) John Bordignon, President
Wilson Okamoto & Associates Michael Fujita, Project Manager, Design Kevon Goto, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Glenn Kuwaye, Project Engineer, Design
Fuller Glass Company Tony Lee, Superintendent Michael Smith, President
Xen Design Inc. Scott Fitzel, Artist KC Grennan, Artist, Artist Subcontractors A-American Custom Flooring, Inc. Mike Baban, Vice President Vinicius Freitas, General Manager Acutron Chad Morales Affiliated Construction Brian Joy, Affilated Construction Owner Karl Kamada, Affilated ConstructionP.RME / Member Amando Pascual, Affilated ConstructionProject Engineer Francis Pascual, Affilated ConstructionManaging Member Micah Pascual, Affilated ConstructionForeman Ameron Christopher Castro, Ameron International CorporationReady Mix Dispatcher Eric Shimabukuro, Ameron International CorporationSales Manager Associated Steel Workers Limited Ron Funai, Associated Steel Workers LimitedVice President
Geolabs Robin Lim, Vice President Satoshi Tanaka, Project Engineer Group Builders Nestor Lazo, Superintendent/Foreman Mel Lorenzo, Project Manager Bernard Nuesca, Foreman Ernie Ponce, Estimator Amando Sanchez, Estimator Ester Visaya, Controller Industrial Group Aaron Jeremiah, Superintendent John Kennedy, Managing Member IPDP Leon Wolfley, President Island Flooring Company Marc Matsubara, Vice President Brent Shimokawa, Vice President Island Steel Erectors Alan Lee, Superintendent J.F. Duncan Industries Barbara Blanchard, Project Manager Donald Durward, Vice President
Beachside Roofing George Alpa, Estimator Roy Antolin, Field Superintendent Wendy Boxson, Project Engineer Ken Cagulada, Project Manager Robert Hema, Field Superintendent Scott Jimenez, President Robert Kaapana, Project Manager Nephi Kuonohi, Superintendent Rollen Padello, Field Superintendent Keith Stark, Project Manager Michael Yomes, Superintendent Anthony Yurong, Project Manager
Jaco Builders Standley Yuen, Vice President Steve Yuen, President
Central Pacific Glass Lomi Kapisi, Insurance/Contract Administration Lopaka Lawther, Project Manager Jose Lupian, Senior Project Manager/Operations Manager
Jerry Olinske Jerry Olinski, Sole Proprietor
Commercial Plumbing Sam Barrett Jr., Working Foreman Tad Sumida, CAD Mark Suzuki, Vice President Tony Svetichny, Project Manager Commercial Shelving Mike Cannon, Manager Critchfield Pacific Michael Christian, Foreman Brian Coday, Senior Project Manager Gary Gibbon, Vice President Field Operations Sue Gibbon, Office Manager Ronald Swenson, President Dorvin D. Leis Co. Chris Ano, Working Foreman Joseph Bello, Design/Detailer Matt Brady, Plumbing Division Manager Crystal Carvalho, Operations Administration Robert Flores, Foreman-Sheet Metal Shiva Furtado, Detailer/Foreman Curtis Goertz, Sheet Metal Estimator Bill Gooding, Fire Sprinkler Division Manager Eddie Hoopii, Project Manager Stephen Leis, President / RME David Parke, Sheet Metal Division Manager Richard Pennington, Executive VP/RME Roberto Rellin, Detailer/Foreman Keenan Wilson, Project Superintendent Draftstone Company John Hirayama, Project Manager Waldemar Rojek, President / RME
Jayar Construction Aaron Yahiku, Project Manager Jayco Hawai’i Richard Ringwood, Estimator Harry Wentworth, President JBL Hawai’i Bruce Greek, Vice President Johnathan Iwamoto, Sales Manager
Kalu Glass Company Mike Baulig, Estimator Chad Magers, Field Supervisor KDI Elements Paul Lkein, CEO/President Jeanette Mellard, Project Manager Keenan, Hopkins, Suder and Stoewell Contractors John Boesen, Senior Project Manager Randy Lyon, Project Superintendent Eric Wirsch, Superintendent Water Features & Rockwork Technologies Kevin Wirsch, Senior Art Director Launa Construction Malcolm Souza, President Master Sheet Metal Garner Shimizu, Vice President / Chief Estimator Tom Urata, Estimator McClone Construction Company David Browne, Superintendent Tim Eble, President, NW Division Chris Foster, Superintendent Chris Moes, Project Manager Nordic PCL Construction Laurence Calpito, Superintendent Kenny Chung, Project Engineer Tony Fan, Superintendent Peter Lum, Superintendent Terry McCombs, General Superintendent Nate Shand, Field Engineer Kevin Smith, Project Engineer Joe Tavares, Project HSE Supervisor Jerome Uluave, Project Manager Scott Viola, Senior Project Manager
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CARS LAND Thea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t NEW THEME PA R K L A ND
Disney California Adventure Theme Park Guests visiting Cars Land often remark that, “It looks like they took the plans for the Disney∙Pixar movie and just pushed ‘Print!’” Cars Land is indeed a startlingly accurate realization of the town of Radiator Springs and surrounding Ornament Valley, but the reality is not nearly that simple. Walking down the main drag of Radiator Springs, all of the storefronts and businesses which appeared in the Cars films have been brought to life in careful and delightful detail. From Flo’s V8 Café, Fillmore’s Taste-In and the Cozy Cone Motel to Sarge’s Surplus Hut, Radiator Springs Curios and Ramone’s House of Body Art, each has been created as its own distinct experience, drawn from the films and further inspired by the lore and legend of Route 66. In addition to the big “E-Ticket” ride, Radiator Springs Racers, two other attractions, Luigi’s Flying Tires and, in particular, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree are cleverly conceived reinventions of classic rides, each with a new twist. Cars Land’s 12 acres are particularly notable for the overwhelming scale of the rockwork panorama that frames the land, providing spectacular vistas and a sense of scale and perspective that make the significantly large footprint of the development even larger, seeming to extend for 26
miles. At night, spectacular lighting takes the entire land to a new level of immersion as the colorful neon lights of downtown Radiator Springs come to life against the glowing palate of the Ornament Valley landscape beyond. The sensitive layout, sophisticated use of scale, extension of character details and the high quality of execution combine to make this an outstanding example of experiential design. Far beyond being a supporting element of the Radiator Springs Racers attraction, Cars Land is a destination attraction in and of itself. Retail, food and beverage programming begins with inspiration from the films, but Imagineers have added humor, story and surprise extra touches throughout. Every element has been thoughtfully considered to maximize its character and story content, while simultaneously providing optimal (but often invisible) operational function and capacity. OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS
Please see combined Cars Land and Radiator Springs Racers project credits on page 29.
RADIATOR SPRINGS RACERS Thea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t ATTRA CT I ON
Disney California Adventure Theme Park In one of the largest attractions ever built for a Disney theme park, the Radiator Springs Racers ride at Disney California Adventure Park puts visitors in the driver’s seat for a thrilling race through the world of the Disney∙Pixar film Cars. This family-oriented, indoor/outdoor thrill ride incorporates fast moving, variable-speed, six-passenger vehicles that start their journey with a calm and scenic drive through the colorful landscape of Ornament Valley. Traveling into an interior dark ride environment, guests find themselves face-to-face with Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and all the other 4-wheeled personalities of Radiator Springs, personified via breakthrough figures that combine physical and projected animation to bring the characters to life. Variable track paths allow for changing and unpredictable scene experiences during the indoor portion of the ride. The ride culminates in a high speed, side-by-side, outdoor race between two ride vehicles that careen neck-and-neck through the twisting Ornament Valley landscape. The winner isn’t decided until the cars reach the Finish Line at the end of the race!
This attraction demonstrates true excellence in design, technical innovation and in execution. In bringing a well-known movie to life, the designers went the extra step in expanding it into a fully experiential world, creating new details and gags throughout. The animated figures break new ground in creating the illusion of live animation, and the technical elements, including special effects, sophisticated, in-vehicle sound, and a sophisticated ride system, have all been transparently integrated into the highly enjoyable story and experience. In addition, the design team incorporated an extremely large attraction footprint into the plan of the overall Cars Land footprint in a way that creates multiple notable scenic vistas, and overlooks and seamlessly intertwines the environment and attraction into a total experience greater than the sum of its parts.
OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS FOR CARS LAND AND RADIATOR SPRINGS RACERS Walt Disney Imagineering David Abair, Architect John Adamczyk, Estimator William Adamson, Technical Staff Jess Allen, Project Photographer Jared Anderson, Landscape Designer Lisa Anderson, Systems Planner Mary Ane, Staff Assistant Mark Apepe, Decorator, Props Urbano Apostol, Civil Engineer Pedro Arcelona, Electrical Engineer John Argo, Fabricator David Arndt, Control Systems Engineer Kristin Athans, Staff Controls Engineer Alan Au, Ride Control Systems Engineer Jason Badger, Stage Technician Jerry Bailey, Planner Harold Baker Jr, CAD Designer Jolene Baptiste, Secretary Chris Barker, Graphics Designer Dustin Barnard, Creative Technology Group David Barnett, Show Electronic Engineer Luis Barrios, Dimensional Designer Kevin Basham, Special Effects Designer Paul Beasley, Show Lighting Designer Mirian Ben-Ora, Specialty Designer Mary Benson, Structural Engineer Irmgard Berry, Staff Assistant Michael Bertrando, Rockwork Engineering Bob Blanchard, Show Set Production
Allan Bloemsma, Ride Control Systems Engineer Chris Bodden, Special Effects Designer Bryant Boyle, System Engineer Scott Branch, Ride Control Systems Engineer Aaron Bransky, Civil Engineer Willie Bredberg, Fabrication Designer Robert Bronsdon, A/V Engineer Andrew Brooks, Show Mechanical Engineer Jennifer Erin Brooks, Publications Administrator Michael Browne, Architect Harold Fred Bufford Jr, Systems Engineer Peyton Buhler, Ride Mechanical Engineer Fintan Burke, Technical Director Miguel Cabada, Design Assurance Engineer Todd Camill, Show Mechanical Engineer Rebecca Carranza, Decorator Jon Carver, Technical Standards Analyst Kenneth Chapman, Fabricator Brent Cho, Landscape Designer Martin Christensen, Production Designer Donald Clausen, Technician Jordan Coleman, Show Electronic Engineer Steve Cotroneo, Dimensional Designer Jose Cuevas, Civil Engineer John Cutry, Animator Eric Daffern, Show Programmer Eric Davis, Ride Control Systems Engineer John Dennis, Music Producer Rosauro DeRamos, CAD Designer
Michael Dobrzycki, Project Coordinator Kathryn Drach, Controls Engineer John Drager, Project Manager Christopher Dryden, Software Specialist Michael Dugan, Electrical Engineer Kathleen Duncan, Show Design & Production Manager Mario Dutra, Planner Michael Earnest, Animatronics Manager Tony Enriquez, Dimensional Designer Annette Escobosa, Estimator Kent Estes, Structural Engineer Nicolas Farrell, CAD Designer Dino Fauci, Color & Paint Specialist Jeffrey Flitman, Electrical Engineer Charles Flueck, Ride Engineer Mike Forte, Mechanical Drafter Michael Fracassi, Media Production Jerry Frame, Systems Technical Specialist Martin Franzka, Fabricator Jill Fukumoto, Finance Manager Bruno Galliadi, Controls Engineer Keith Gallo, Creative Designer Jose Garza, CAD Designer Wendy Gish, Interior Designer Steven Goddard, Ride Engineer Mark Goldberg, Fabricator Barry Golding, Technical Lead Carlos Gonzales, CAD Designer Lynn Gould, Contracts Administrator Dan Granberg, Mechanical Engineer
Alex Grayman, Concept/Show Designer Jonathan Green, Show Mechanical Engineer David Greenbaum, Ride Control Systems Engineer Michael Grove, Show Electronic Engineer Jaime Gutierrez, Document Control Specialist John Hagen-Brenner, Special Effects Designer Pete Happe, Theatrical Systems Designer Michael Harper, CAD Designer Joseph Harrington, Audio Designer Dale Hasimoto, Electrical Engineer Jerry Hefferly, Electrical Engineer Nathaniel Heinze, Mechanical Engineer Peter Hernandez, Fabricator Randall Hill, Show Electronic Engineer Don Hilsen, Ride Engineer Eric Hirota, Architect John Hoffman, Dimensional Designer Michael Horen, Technical Staff Zsolt Hormay, Rockwork Art Director Brian Houle, Production Designer John Howard, Landscape Architect Richard Hyman, VTR Operator Michael Iezza, Fabricator Diego Jacome, Civil Engineer Raymond Jared, CAD Designer Ryan Jodoin, Show Mechanical Engineer Kelly Johnson, Ride Projdect Engineer Christopher Johnson, Dimensional Designer Istvan Kadar, A/V Engineer James Kearns, Project Manager
OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS, CONTINUED... Zachary Kerchman, Mechanical Engineer Michael Kilbert, Ride Engineer Kristopher Konrath, Show Mechanical Engineer Patrick Krugh, Engineering Prototype Manager Mike Kutcher, Fabricator Rolly Ladd, Sound Mechanic Kristopher Laffin, Ride Mechanical Engineer Laura Lalik, Color & Paint Specialist Anthony Lange, Engineer Services Manager Catherine Larkin, Contract Administrator Rullell Larsen, Landscape Architect Thomas Leach, A/V Engineer Lindsay Leader, Show Lighting Designer Joshua Lebeau, Structural Ironworker Ron Lee, Landscape Designer Kenneth Lennon, Show Lighting Designer Gregory L’Heureux, CAD Designer Steve Litten, Sound Editor Vincent Logozio, Show Mechanical Engineer Deborah Low, Architect Robert Loza, Fabrication Designer Janet MacDonald, Animation Planner Trinh Mai, Installation Supervisor Leonid Makovoz, Mechanical Engineer Ray Malphrus, Mechanical Engineer Kathryn Mangum, Executive Producer Allan Marasco, Document Control Clerk Brandt Marshall, Dimensional Designer Gabriel Martinez, CAD Designer Tod Mathias, Color & Paint Specialist John Mauvezin, Dimensional Designer Christopher Mazzella, Fabricator Larry McAfee, Mechanical Specialist Matt McKim, Themed Lighting Production Design Rhine Meyering, Ride Control Systems Engineer Charles Miller, Dimensional Designer Christopher Miller, Ride Controls Engineer Peggy Modracek, Fabrication Designer Jennifer Mok, Landscape Architect Ron Monk, Paint Specialist Eduardo Moreno Jr, Civil Designer Thomas Morris, Creative Director Gary Moyer, Dimensional Designer Michael Murray, Show Set Designer Brian Nefsky, Casting Administrator Edward Nemeth, Ride Control Systems Engineer Frank Newman, Dimensional Designer Trung Ngo, Color & Paint Specialist Carlos Nieto, Machinist Joey Ray Nilges, Animator John Noonan, Technical Director Emily O’Brien, Interior Designer David Oldfield, Sound Mechanic Carlos Olguin, Electrical Designer Katie Olson, Color Designer Ronald Ortiz, Architect Blake Ostrowski, Show Programmer
Robert Oyos, Technician, Show Ride Engineering Odel Palmer, Software Engineer Mark Panelli, Graphics Designer Greg Paul, Themed Lighting Designer Eric Peden, Scheduler Mark Perez, Landscape Architect Minerva Perez, Civil Engineer Emmanuel Perez, Staff Mechanical Designer Reza Pezeshki, Mechanical Engineer Kevin Phillips, Specialty Designer Ralph Pieplenbos, Staff Controls Designer Jennifer Plessinger, Color & Paint Specialist Leeann Popoff, Show Set Designer Steve Pryor, A/V Engineer Merle Quick, Engineer Eugene Radu, CAD Designer Kevin Rafferty, Creative Dir.(RSR) Writer, Dir. (CL) Reza Ramezani, Mechanical Engineer Jack Raupach, Fabricator Rodney Charles Rayborne, Technician Charles Reisinger, Fabricator Judy Resh, Technical Standards Analyst Christopher Revetria, Project Coordinator Minda Richmond, Planner Tanner Rinke, Show Mechanical Engineer Molly Rinke, Ride Control Systems Engineer Catherine Ritenour, Production Designer Michael Roach, Paint & Color Specialist Leland Rorex, Design Manager Gregory Rosa, Systems Planner Christopher Rose, Ride Controls System Engineer Heidi Rosendahl, Color & Paint Specialist Michael Ross, Architect Courtney Rudd, Interior Designer Michael Sacco, Structural Designer Uriel Sanchez, Fabricator Andrew Sanchez, Show Set Designer Raya Sandjaja, Financial Analyst Paul Sangha, Technical Director Derek Santos, Show Set Designer Edith Saucedo, Project Coordinator Kurtis Sawitskas, CAD Designer Bruce Schaffer, Interior Designer John Schmidt, Dimensional Designer Matthew Schoepf, Visual Effects Designer Theodore Schumacher, Staff Controls Engineer Laurel Scribner, Graphics Designer Robert Sebesta, CAD Designer Monalisa Setiawan, Structural Designer Shahrokh Shahfar, Mechanical Engineer Pooja Sharma, Project Coordinator Stephanie Shelley, Production Accountant Brian Shevelenko, Project Coordinator Steven Shinkle, Fabricator Jim Shull, Concept Designer Surapol Singsanong, Structural Designer Imelda Sioson, Staff Assistant Darrell Smith, Show Control Engineer Scott Sohan, Visual Effects Designer
Angie Song, Landscape Designer John Sorenson, Landscape Architect Carl Sramek, Structural Engineer Ross Stephens, Systems Technical Specialist Timothy Stone, Ride Mechanical Engineer Curt Strumlauf, Electrical Engineer Sandi Sullivan, Color & Paint Specialist Mark Sumner, Technical Director Ken Swapp, Show Programmer Dexter Tanksley, Facility Designer Ali Tarazkar, Mechanical Engineer Al Terrazas, CAD Designer James Thomas, Figure Fabricator Gary Tokumoto, Graphics Designer Sean Torres, Mock Up Support John Torres, Ride Mechanical Engineer James Towler, Dimensional Designer Michael Tschanz, Manager, Simulations Analysis Chris Turner, Concept Designer Don Updyke Jr, Technical Lead Kristie Van, Ride Control Engineer David Van Wyk, Vice President, Project Management Yifat Vapnik, Civil Designer Steven Varela, Show Electronic Engineer Derek Velarde, Financial Analyst Alex Velasco, Electrical Designer Frank Villalpando, Fabricator Jeremy Wakefield, Color & Paint Specialist Ray Warner III, Ride Engineer Ray Warner Jr, Ride Mechanical Engineer Bob Weis, Executive Vice President, Creative Michael Welch, Simulation & Analysis Willian West, Show Software Engineer Jeffrey White, Fabricator Tim White, Landscape Architect David Wiedman, Mechanical Engineer Janice Wiener, Simulation & Analysis John Wiersma, Show Set Designer Todd Wilder, Special Effects Designer Jeffrey Wildman, Set Decorator Tracy Wilson, Ride Control Systems Engineer Gregory Wilzbach, Art Director Manni Wong, Electrical Engineer David Woulf, CAD Designer Mark Wu, Ride Control Systems Engineer Nhialeng Yang, Paint Specialist Edward Yeh, Show Mechanical Engineer Cameron Young, Mechanical Engineer John Zell, Decorator, Props
Disneyland Steve Adams, Store Development Designer Jay Anand, Sr. Business Systems Analyst Lee Antuzzi, Category Planner Rebecca Atterbury, Mgr, Merchandise Presentation Scott Auerbach, Designer Bill Avzaradel, Technical Director Jim Bartz, Sr. Retail Development Manager Bob Bell, Location Planner Lisa Bergman, Merchandiser Martha Blanding, Mgr, Merchandise Presentation
Clark Bob, Operations Manager, Food & Beverage Bill Boezinger, Merchandise Planning System mgr Mary Burns, Director, Merchandise, Operations Paul Chandler, Director, Food & Beverage Chip Koch, General Manager, Entertainment Operations Buddy Clark, Area Manager, Retail Sales Jean Marie Clement, Director, F&B Concept Development Sue Clements, Operations Manager, Guest Services Mary Cobb, Operations Manager, DCA/DTD Custodial Martin Cowley, Mgr, Restaurant Design & Construction Lynne Dacuycuy, Categor;y & Location Planner Lenny DeGeorge, Executive Chef, Concept & Development Cheryl Del’Ve, Mgr, Merchandising Pat Denis, Operations Manager, Entertainment Krista Douglass, Area Manager, Paradise Pier/Golden State Attractions Christine Dunklin, Visual Presentation Manager Jenkin Emily, Operations Manager, Store Operations Al Flores, Broadcast Production Director Carolyn Gardner, Sr. Writer Michele Gendreau, Director, Food & Beverage Scott Giersch, Director, Specialty Marcus Gonzalez, Graphic Design Mgr - Food Jenny Goodwin, Merchandise Pricing & Signature Associate Manager Patrice Guy, Merchandiser Freda Hardison, Category Planning Manager Joy Heuer, Director Merchandise Planning - Location & Specialty Amy Ho, Sr Bus Sys An Julie Hotchkiss, Mgr, Concept Development Jan Jacobsen, Operations Manager, Entertainment Kirk Jason, General Manager, Parking, Main Entrance & Park Operations Pittaluga Joe, Operations Manager, Parades/Talent Planning Tom Judd, Technical Director Jacob Kahla, Attractions Program Development Manager Thorsen Kappy, Operations Manager, Attractions Wendy Kenderes, Mgr, F&B Concept Development Linda Kimball, Project Mgr, Broadcast Julie Kirchen, Area Manager, Entertainment Safety Tony LaBianca, Talent Casting Director Kristen Lagerlof, Area Manager character Events James Lake, Mgr, DLR Integration & Reporting Ceylon Lambert, Attractions Program Development Manager Charlie Lanham, Mgr, Operations Asset Management Mike Laverty, Sr Location Specialist Yoly Lazo Colon, Pastry Chef Ken League, Catering Sous Chef Chuck Lenz, Manager, Engineering Services
Carla Lewandowski, Sr. Franchise & Brand Manager Gary Maggetti, General Manager, Food & Beverage and Store Operations Christopher Maggetti, Food Product Development Manager Susie McFarland, Mgr, Promotions & Pricing Processes Stuart McGuire, Beverage Director John McIntosh, Director, DCA/ Hotel Engineering Services Mechelle Miller, Area Manager, Cars Land Restaurants Lyman Moore, Manager, DCA Expansion Lori Nakashima, Mgr, Location Planning Susan Noble, Brand & Franchise Planner Ronke Olatunji, Parks Catering GSM Vinny Pagliuca, Director, Creative Costuming Lori Palmer, Location Planning Manager Maria Pohja, Visual Presentation Assistant Dawn Posey, Mgr Systems Processes Sarah Quinn, Brand Asst Vicky Quinnan, F&B Ops Integration & Standards Manager Jeff Ragos, Project Manager - Store Processes RC Rainaldi, Loss Prevention & Internal Controls Manager Chris Robinson, Sr. Broadcast Tech Director Barbara Romo-Cole, Mgr, Franchise & Site specific Initiatives Teresa Roth, Director F&B Int’l & DCL Integration & PM Eric Rudnick, Mgr, F&B Concept Development Laura Schaffell, Broadcast Producer Michael Schoenhut, Area Manager, Stores Cars Land Karlos Siqueiros, Project Manager F&B Concept Development Vicki Soffe, F&B Project Manager Quincy Strattman, Visual Presentation Manager Chad Stricklin, Merchandise Process Development & Project Manager Georgette Torres, Category Specialist (CR) Tom Turley, Manager, Attractions Program Development Maricela Valadez, Visual Presentation Assistant Jeff Van Buren, Manager, DCA Resort Development Desiree Velasquez, Retail Development Associate Jeannie Villarreal, Beverage Manager Lay Wendy, F&B Technology Integration Manager John Westenberger, Sr. Broadcast Tech Director Michael Widen, Operations Manager, DCA Expansion Cathy Woodfin, Associate Project Manager F&B Concept Development Lisa Woods, Mgr, Operations Disney California Adventure Ed Wronski, Director F&B Concept Development Melissa Zielke, F&B Ops Integration Specialist
Walt Disney Company John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Pixar & Disney
Pixar Animation Studios Tony Apodaca, Supervising Technical Director Alison Barlow, Technical Director Jason Boose, Animator Keri Cicolani, Management Assistant Bill Cone, Production Designer Airton Dittz, Lighting Technical Director Doug Dooley, Animator Andy Dreyfus, Graphic Designer Liz Gazzano, Exectutive Producer Maureen Giblin, Production Manager Roger Gould, Creative Director Stephen Gregory, Directing Animator Heidi Holman, Manager Harley Jessup, Art Director Tia Kratter, Painter Mike Krummhoefener, Modeler Ellen Lee, Graphic Designer Holger Leihe, Animator Jeanette Marker, Management Assistant Salvatore Melluso, Character Technical Director Bob Pauley, Art Director Bowbay Pellicano, Management Assistant Donna Quattropani, Management Assistant Jerome Ranft, Sculpter Roger Rose, Animator Andrew Schmidt, Ride Vehicle Modeler Krista Sheffler, Project Manager Jay Shuster, Sketch Artist David Smith, Animator Andrew Vernon, Assistant Sound Editor Carlo Vogele, Animator Carol Wang, Computer Artist Jay Ward, Cars Legacy Guardian WDI Creative Entertainment Ted Carlsson, VP-Technical Development & Production Matt Conover, Vice President, Creative Ent Show Dev & Prod Resources Steve Davison, Vice President, Parades & Spectaculars Kevin Eld, VP, Creative Entertainment Marilyn Magness, Director, Creative & Park Entertainment Doug McIntyre, Portfolio Executive Producer Michael O’Grattan, Senior Vice President, Entertainment & Imaging Sayre Wiseman, Executive Producer Disneyland Creative Entertainment Chris Ambrose, Director, Creative Entertainment Mitch Atkins, Sr. Technical Director Jason Badger, Lighting Programmer Jennifer Bellman, Mgr, Creative Development Resources Aimee Berkeley, Talent Casting Director Chris Bermudez, Wardrobe Coordinator Bonnie Black, Costumer Darla Botzer-Nash, Production Manager Jude Bradbury, Mgr, Contracts, Talent Casting & Booking Nancy Brockmeier, Coordinator Contract Administration Alan Bruun, Creative Director Carla Carlile, Show Director Tonia Carlisle, Associate Graphic Designer
Rebecca Carroll-Mulligan, Mgr, Creative Costuming Carl Cedar, Music Director Alan Collins, Choreographer Laura Cruz, Wardrobe H/H Chuck Davis, Principal Technical Director Holly Decoteau, Production Assistant Sharlie Dixon, Contract Admin Manager Jill Dragon, Costumer Mike Earnest, Consultant Technical Director Doug Enderle, Sr. Costume Designer Sidney Fox, AMX Programmer Stan Freese, Talent Casting Director Charlene Gensler, Managing Producer Kathi Gillmore, TSA, Coordinator Music Jan Gohlitz, Production Assistant Andy Gordon, Area Manager, Entertainment Costuming Caitlin Guyan, Lighting Designer Tracy Halas, Choreographer Sue Hamilton, Show Director Renee Harrison, Costumer Bruce Healey, Sr. Music Producer Mark Hollingworth, Facilities Operations Manager Wesley Hunt, Stage Technician Brad Kaye, Art Director Glenn Kelman, Show Director Kirk Kusano, Technical Director Blake Lennon, Production Manager Jennifer Magill, Mgr Production Management Gina Mandelli, Area Entetainment Mgr Vanessa Martinez, Entertainment Manager Bob Maske, Technical Director Jim McCormick, Associate Music Director Joey Michaels, Sr. Producer Megan Miller, Production Manager David E Miller, Mgr, Technical Direction Josh Miller, Lighting Programmer Jason Milligan, Writer Alicia Mitchell, Entertainment Documentation Sustainment Mgt Mike Montero, Parade Maintenance Manager Eliece Nelson, Production Manager Denny Newell, Creative Director Jeanette Nichols, Sr. Production Manager Mike Nichols, TSA Production Manager Kim Oliveras, TA, Area Entertainment Mgr Doina Osborn, Portfolio Planning Mgr Donna Pickel, Production Assistant Vin Reilly, Sr. Producer Jack Romano, Parade Stage Manager Brian Sandahl, Sr. Designer Dan Schulz, Area Entetainment Mgr Mathew Selby, Associate Music Director Michael Serna, Talent Casting Director Scott Shaffer, Sr. Designer Karen Sitz, Producer Greg Smith, Producer Scott Tolleson, Associate Graphic Designer Dan Torres, Sr. Designer Robin Trowbridge, Show Director Siobahnne Tyler, TSA Entertainment Mgr Paulette Uris, Costumer
Chris Utley, Show Director Derek Velarde, Entertainment Finance Joe Vulich, Project Manager Randy Wojcik, Sr. Show Director Tim Wollweber, Associate Graphic Designer Ian Yater, Associate Graphic Designer Naomi Yoshida, TA Area Manager Chaz Yost, Sr. Producer Tom Zofrea, Sr. Designer
Vendors Advanced Entertainment Technology, Show Production Altec Integrated Solutions Ltd., Ride Control Engineering Antonio Zamperla SpA, Ride Production Aria Group, Inc., Ride & Show Production ATA Engineering Inc., Show Engineering Baghouse & Industrial, Sheet Metal Services Birket Engineering, Inc., Ride Control Engineering Calligari & Associates, Landscape Procurement Conductix, Ride Power CREO Industrial Arts LLC, Graphics Production Cumming Corporation, Estimating Services d.d. Pagano, Inc., Irrigation Design David Evans & Associates, Inc., Facility Design Electrosonic, Inc., Low Voltage Installation Empire Dynamic Structures, Ride Production Englekirk Partners, Facility Design Finish Hardware Technology, Facility Design Fisher Technical Services, Show Production Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, Inc., Ride Production Garner Holt Productions, Show Production Golden Fleece Designs, Ride Production IMA Design Group, Inc., Facility Design Jon Richards Company, Graphics Production Joseph C. Truxaw & Associates, Inc., Land Survey Kepp & Beeze, Inc., Ride Control Engineering KTGY Group, Inc., Facility Design Lexington, Show Production M4 Engineering, Inc., Show Engineering MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Field Inspection Services Magna Steyr LLC, Ride Production Millenworks, Ride Production Miyamoto, Facility Design Mural Makers, Graphics Production Penwal Industries, Inc., Show Production Philip Beamish, Show Control Engineering Pro Sound CA, Inc., Low Voltage Installation Quartus Engineering, Ride Engineering Redphin Productions LLC, Show Design RK Controls, Ride Control Engineering RMS Construction Management, Estimating Services
Roush Industries, Inc., Show Production Saiful/Bouquet, Inc., Facility Design Smith-Emery Laboratories, Field Inspection Services Sound Sculpture, Inc., Show Engineering Superior Electrical Advertising, Graphics Production Technical Multimedia Design, Inc., Show Engineering TFN Architectural Signage, Inc., Graphics Production TPI Composites, Ride Production URS Corporation, Scheduling Services Wheeler & Gray, Inc., Facility Design Wunderlich-Malec Engineering, Ride Control Engineering
Contractor Partners Bernard’s Brothers, WDI Construction Management Clark Construction, WDI General Contractor Project Subcontractors A.O. Reed Mechanical, HVAC & Plumbing Ace Fence Company, Security Fencing Alameda Construction, Site Concrete Awning Johnson Co., Metal Decking Berger Brothers Drywall, Framing, Plaster and Insulation Borbon Inc., Paint Bragg Crane & Rigging, Ride & Show Installation, Rigging CMC Rebar, Reinforcing Steel Courtney Waterproofing (SD1A-B) Crown Fence, Fencing Culver Group, Licensed Survey D.W. McCasland, Themed Millwork F. Rogers, Roofing Floor Seal Technology, Fluid Applied Flooring Fuscoe, Licensed Survey
G.B. Cooke, Underground Storm Drainage Golden State Framers, Rough Carpentry Hall & Foreman, NPDES & SWPPP Services Heinaman, Glass & Glazing J/K Excavation, Earthwork KHS&S Rockwork, Fireproofing and FRP Fabrication Letner Roofing, Waterproofing Malcolm Drilling Co. Inc., Earth Shoring Martin Integrated, Acoustical Ceilings Morley Construction Company, Structural Concrete Morrow Meadows, Electrical Pacific Architectural Millwork, Casework & Millwork Pacific Coast Steel, Reinforcing Steel Pacific Dome, Inc., Geodesic Dome Paramount Tile Inc., Tile, Brick Veneer and Stone PBC Commercial, Themed Site Paving Prieto, Structural Concrete ProSpectra, Contract Flooring Resilient and Wood Flooring R&R Masonry, Unit Masonry RPI Coating Ride, Track Coating Sark Custom Awnings, Awnings (fabric) SASCO, Electrical Shoring Engineers, Drilled Concrete Piles SME Steel, Structural Steel The Bratton Corp., Ornamental Metals & Rockwork Screening Thomas Partitions, Toilet Partitions & Accessories TriMark Raygal, Inc., Kitchen Equipment US Demolition, Demolition Valley Crest, Landscaping & Irrigation Weiss Sheet Metal Company, Architectural Sheet Metal Western Paving, A/C Paving X-L Fire Protection, Fire Protection
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The highway from dream to reality is one amazing journey. Along the way, we came up with breakthrough techniques, introduced innovative materials, and created all-new technologies to bring a cast of roadworthy characters to life. It was quite a drive to Radiator Springs!
Weâ€™re proud to have been along for the ride. Thank you to our partners at Walt Disney Imagineering for the opportunity to design and build twelve of the incredible animatronic figures for Radiator Springs Racers.
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Yeosu 2012 International Expo, Korea The Big-O is the latest breathtaking multimedia installation to fuse a breakthrough concept and cutting-edge technology with show creation, whilst leaving an iconic structure that, after closing day, permanently towers over the 2012 Yeosu World Expo site. Technical design features include: •Water systems (24 moving, 360-degree water cannons rotate create haunting, createing sacred geometric patterns and shapes, while at 45-meters high, the biggest and tallest water curtain in the world boasts hundreds of sea water jets). •Special effects (24 flame generators; hundreds of mist nozzles; 5 lasers) •Lighting and images (58 moving lights, 1500 watts each in weatherproof casing; 6 video projectors of 35,000 lumens) This project, the result of Yeosu Expo 2012’s challenge to create a unique event with a new approach to technology that would remain as an icon and a legacy, has added a new dimension to the genre of the multimedia water spectacular.
The Big-O show had an impressive attendance throughout the run of the Expo of over 100,000 people weekly, from all walks of life and age group demographics. It transports the audience through an innovative and breathtaking visual journey. With its sea water curtain, the largest ever realized in a multimedia show, its “O” structure truss system has introduced vertical waterscreen orientation and thus a whole new range of fountain and screen image possibilities. A testament to its success is that although originally intended to be a temporary structure that would not outlast the 3-month run of Yeosu Expo 2012, it will instead remain as a permanent attraction, symbolic landmark and nighttime show.
Yeosu 2012 Expo Committee Dong-Suk Kang, Chairman Big-O Project Team Jason Nam, Head of Project Berni Jo, Director Hong-Ju Kim, Director Mun-Hwan Kim, Member Seun-Eop Ryu, Member Big-O Show Team Daniel Cho, Manager Yuree Hong, Manager Peter Kim, Manager Jerry Moon, Engineer Brian Myung, Engineer/Yeosu 2012 Expo Committee Steve Ko, Engineer/Yeosu 2012 Expo Committee Jamie Kim, Engineer Hur Du-Hong, Construction Manager/ Hyundai Engineering & Construction
ECA2 Team Jean-Christophe Canizares, Producer Guillaume Duflot, Head of Operations and Technical Director Moïra Smith, Screenplay, Artistic & Show Direction James Thomson, Multimedia & Show Direction Philippe Villar, Music and Soundtrack Pascal Lengagne, Music and Soundtrack Frederic Fayard, Lighting Designer Johan Chabal, Lighting Designer Claude Lifante, Laser Designer Gaël Piquet, Video Projection Engineer Karine Jourdain, Video Graphist Pierre-Yves Joseph, Video Graphist Vanessa D’Alessandro, Artistic Production Manager Pauline Moss, First Assistant of Artistic Directors Mark Fisher, BIG-O Architecture Julie Moreau, Architect and Stage Designer Virginie Martin, Architect and Stage Designer Jason Fisher, Technical Director Ken Lo, Technical Manager Lawrence Ryan, Technical Manager Stephane Plume, Operations Manager
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Th ea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t MUSEUM OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS
Calgary, Canada Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is a new, dynamic, 40,000 square-foot facility that celebrates Canada’s sport heroes and legends at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. It stands as an example of excellence in exhibition design, rich storytelling, media production and interactive technology. The Hall offers unique multi-sensory experiences that immerse visitors in Canada’s sport story. Eleven themed galleries (Blade, Glide, Contact, Hockey, Media, Olympic and Paralympic Games, Locker Room, Bounce, Motion, Ride and Splash) and the Changing Gallery showcase the achievements of athletes through compelling media and displays. With 529 inducted athletes and sport builders, representing 60 sports, the design transforms seamlessly from contemporary artifact displays juxtaposed to sensational large-scale media of athletes in action; crisp unified graphic treatments; life-like casts of Honoured Members; and over 50 unique immersive sport challenges. The exhibits beckon visitors to engage in the triumphant story of Canada’s sport history from the moment they enter the museum. A multi-screen video ring suspended from the ceiling in the Grand Hall offers emotionally 36
charged imagery of both athletic triumphs and challenges. The scale of grand media projections throughout the museum combined with smaller contemplative informational kiosks on all the inductees is very inviting and inspiring. For guests, the most compelling feature is the ability to go head-to-head with famous Honoured Members and sport celebrities through state-ofthe-art virtual interactive game technologies. These exhibits provide rare opportunities for visitors to shadow-box with Lennox Lewis; interact one-onone with Kerrin Lee- Gartner as she coaches them through a virtual downhill race; sit in a racing wheelchair and race against Chantal Petitclerc; and join a Formula 1 race with Jacques Villeneuve. Two of the museum’s immersive 3D exhibits, “Be a Goalie” and “Be a Catcher,” offer visitors a unique opportunity to put on a mask and block shots from the Calgary Flames or experience the physical impact of various pitches striking a catcher’s mitt. Throughout Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, “Ask the Athlete” interactive experiences allow visitors to learn the science behind a sport, and test their knowledge and skill against the clock or
virtual opponents. In every case, the interactive sport experiences presented at the Hall are A+ in their poignant delivery, messaging and audience feedback. Virtually every storytelling device is used in this massive, multi-level experience, and the experience never becomes repetitive or timeline derivative. Visitors are immersed in a complete Canadian sport experience. Stunning environments combined with unified graphic treatments, spectacular photography, life-size cast sports statues, custom–programmed interactives, multi- media delivery systems, and one-of-a-kind artifacts make this a must-see for all Canadians and sport enthusiasts.
BID COMMITTEE Cindy Ady Dave Bronconnier Tim Bjornson Lindsay Blackett, Former Minister of Culture & Community Spirit, Government of Alberta Alison Buie Marco De Iaco Robert Hamilton Dale Henwood Guy Huntingford Roger Jackson Doug Mitchell Ray Peltier Terry Rock Jim Younkers FOUNDING PARTNERS Government of Canada Government of Alberta City of Calgary WinSport Canada INITIAL EXHIBIT TEAM Sheryn Posen Rolph Schwarz Scott Cooper Leo Fournier Marnie McBean Janice Smith
ARCHITECT AND CONSTRUCTION Stantec Architecture Inc. Enzo Vicenzino, Senior Principal Kevin Nguyen-Cao, Project Architect Jindra Bolo-Lardizabal, Job Captain Stantec Consulting Ltd. Pang Ng, Principal Michael Beresnak, Landscape Architect LEED Nancy Burton SNC-Lavalin Wiebe Forest Engineering Jeff Swart, Director Stebnicki and Partners Kamal Parmar, Partner Intelligent Buildings Rob Murchison Jubilee Engineering Consultants Ltd. Hamid Mohamed Imy Kassam
Altus Group Iain McCorkindale John Cowan Cana Management Ltd. Project Managers & Design Builder Jim Simpson Fabrizio Carinelli, VicePresident Colin Tee, Construction Manager Janice Germaine Vendors All Exterior Design Anglia Steel Industries Calwest Caulking Company Canwest Elevators & Lifts Cemrock Concrete & Construction CFMS Alberta Ltd. Creative Door Services Custom Electric Ltd. Dal-Tek Interiors Ltd. Flynn Canada Ltd. Foothills Landscaping (2000) HBI Shelving Igloo Erectors Jag Industries Jubilee Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Kang Construction Ltd. KBM Commercial Floor Coverings KLS Earthworks Ltd. Longbow Sales Inc. Longview Systems Mainline Equipment Ltd. Mantei Woodcraft North American Caisson Ltd. Northern Hardware Ltd. Otis Canada Porter Tile & Marble Premsteel Fabricators Process Color RGO Office Products Spalding Hardware Services Watts Mechanical Services Wesgom Glass & Aluminum Zerodraft Calgary
CISCO Systems Canada Co. Nitin Kawale, President Joe Deklic Angelo Valentini Petr Zima Peter Singendonk Jonathan Post Vince Mamolitti Shawn Moar
OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS, CONTINUED... Exhibit Design and Fabrication Cortina Productions: Media Design and Production Joseph Cortina, Creative Director/ Director Amy Maddox, Senior Producer Jim Cortina, Media Design/ Production Supervisor Stephen Platenburg, Project Lead/ Director of Production Mary Jewett, Business Manager Julie Govert, Project Manager/ Producer Ken Crawford, Producer Kiley Kraskouskas, Producer Owen Young, Interactive Producer Cathryn Buchanan, Editorial Researcher Cynthia Paquin, Production Coordinator John McCarthy, Interactive Graphic Design Vida Escandar, Graphic Design and Production Paul Hannan, Director of Programming Dale Alward, Software Developer Scott Uhler, Software Developer Amanda Champ Scherer, Graphic Design and Animation Nick Spiropoulos, Editor/Motion Graphics Doug Hanback, Editor/Motion Graphics Adam Rosenbloom, Editor Roberto Jimenez, Editor Loye Miller, Editor Michael Josephs, Composer Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. Timothy D. Mansfield AIA Peter Sollogub Chris Muskopf The Taylor Group Ross Hallam Peter Haans Simon Croft Doug Wales Karen Cruickshank Steve Waters Wayne Scott Rob Carrol Andy Parish Studio EIS Elliot Schwartz BJ Ervick Debra Schwartz Electrosonic Tony Petruzziello Andy Chmarzewski Andy Batwinas Jim Funke Ascii Pacific Group Brett DeSouza Brian Hanley EOS Lighting Doug Welch PON Control Ben Pon All Systems Contracting James Smith Mike Tattersal Sharp Adams Technology Inc. Bruce’s Garage Bruce Weir
Webscapes Andrew Ferencevic Exhibit Installation Staff Gladys Serafino Helena Deng Kyle Burnham Alexandra Turnbull Shaughn Jones Audrey Taylor Joan Bailey Staff, Researchers, Translators Claire Buffone-Blair Leah Lacroix Nick Brentanos Kathy Dostaler James Duplacey Anne-Marie Fiero Jeremy Freeborn Veronick Gagnon Curt Harnett Honoured Member Arden Herbert Bill Humber Larry Humber Amy Hurst Steve Jacobs Lucas Kerr Eric Lavoie Kathleen Lawrie Eva McKenzie Katie McMaster Larry Robertson Natalie Tedesco Jean-Pierre Tibi Ron Ulrich Matra Translation Services Board of Governors Marcel Aubut, 2004 - 2010 Grant Bartlett, 2009 - 2010 Thom Bennett, 2008 -2010 Christina Bisanz, 2004 - 2010 Ron Bremner, 2006-2010 Michael Burgess, 2009 - 2010 Cassie Campbell, 2008 - 2010 Tim Casgrain, 2004 - 2010 Paul Colborne, 2009 -2010 Scott Cooper, 2004 - 2010 John Coyne, 2006 - 2010 Toni Dixon, 2009 - 2010 Dan Donovan, 2007-2010 Donald Duthie, 2005 - 2010 Senator J. Trevor Eyton, O.C., 1997 - 2010 Leo Fournier, 2004 - 2010 Brien Gray, 2009 - 2010 Sidney Greenberg, 2004 - 2010 Councillor Mark Grimes, 2004 2010 Robert Hamilton, 2008 - 2010 Kevin Hamm, 2006 - 2010 Don Ingram, 2009 - 2010 Roger Jackson, 2006 – 2011 Terry Jackson, 2009 - 2010 Catriona Le May Doan, 2010 – 2011 Keith Pelley, 2004 – 2011 Pierre Santoni, 2007 - 2010 Jeff Watson, 2004 - 2010 John Weatherup, 2007 - 2010 Colin MacDonald, Chair, 2011 Current Hon. Jim Prentice, 2011 - Current Ian Bird, 2011 - Current Jane Hungerford, 2011 - Current Marnie McBean, 2005 - Current Scott Moore, 2011 - Current Tom Quinn, 2011 - Current Harry Roberts, 2011 - Current Mike Robinson, 2012-Current Sponsors/Supporters Adams Technology Inc. AMJ Campbell Bell Canada Post Corporation
Canadian Olympic Committee Canadian Pacific Canadian Paralympic Committee CISCO Systems Canada Co. Enmax Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Group Telecom John Simpson LongView Systems Lucent Technologies Canada Inc. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ontario Tourism Pepsi Beverages Canada RBC Foundation RGO Office Products Riddell Family Charitable Foundation Rogers Media Sharp Canada Sportchek The Canadian Press
Honoured Members of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame We would like to thank the many Honoured Members who assisted in providing interviews, artefacts and sharing their stories for the new exhibits
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Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge Thea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t THEME PA R K RESTA UR A NT
Disney California Adventure Park The Carthay Circle Restaurant resides within a reproduction of the famous Carthay Circle Theatre, renowned in Disney history for having been the venue for the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. The Restaurant and Lounge are keystones in the storytelling of Buena Vista Street, a newly added area to the park. (Buena Vista Street is a new retail and entertainment entry to California Adventure and showcases Los Angeles as it may have looked to Walt upon his arrival in 1923). This opulent dining experience would be transportive in any locale - its interior representing the refined and retro stylings of the Golden Age of Hollywood, complete with beautiful historic photographs and archival memorabilia. But this restaurant is in a theme park. From the lounge on the ground floor that serves vintage cocktails to the restaurant lobby and the dining rooms upstairs, the striking period décor is befitting of such a theatrical setting. The reservations-recommended restaurant offers seating on the second floor in an intimate main dining room, exclusive, themed, single-table dining alcoves, private dining rooms, and two sunny open-air terraces. 40
The food is also exemplary for a theme park setting. Awardwinning chef Andrew Sutton (from Napa Rose Restaurant at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa) created the menu to feature the bold and diverse flavors of Southern California. The high quality service, distinctive setting and cuisine in an exclusive-feeling environment make Carthay Circle Restaurant a truly outstanding achievement in a theme park.
OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS Walt Disney Imagineering Frank Antonides, Director, Project Management David Banks, Contracts Frank Cassin, Director Estimator Marty Christensen, Production Designer David Fisher, Sr. Show Writer Mark Gilbert, Principal Manager, Show Design & Production Lisa Girolami, Director, Sr. Show Producer Donald Hancock, Director, Construction Management Lynne Itamura, Senior Principal Interior Designer Tom Jicha, Estimator Brandon Kleyla, Set Decorator Catherine Larkin, Contracts Lindsay Leader, Lighting Designer Ken Lennon, Principal Show Light Designer Mark Mattias, Sr. Construction Manager Amy Melin, Design Manager Linda Regalado, Sr. Staff Assistant Shawn Shahfar, Principal Mechanical Engineer Robert Shmerling, Project Design Manager Walter Smith, Scheduler Cesar Sotelo, Principal Facility Designer Ray Spencer, Director, Senior Concept Designer Ali Tarazkar, Principal Mechanical Engineer David Taylor, Director, Show Lighting Design David Van Wyk, VP, Project Management Bob Weis, Project Creative Executive Manni Wong, Principal Electrical Engineer Sue Wood, Director Finance
Disneyland Esther Andras, Principal Architect Martin Cowley, Manager, Restaurant Design & Construction Michele Gendreau, Director, Food & Beverage LOB Christopher Maggetti, Manager, Food Product Development John McIntosh, Director, DCA/DTD/Hotel Engineering Services Mary Niven, VP, DCA Park & Guest Services Andrew Sutton, Executive Chef, Napa Rose/Carthay Circle Mike Widen, Project Manager, Food Concept/Product Development Jeff Van Buren, Manager, DCA Resort Development Tom Turley, Manager, Attractions Program Development Michael Widen, Operations Manager, DCA Expansion Gary Maggetti, General Manager, Food & Beverage and Store Operations Lisa Woods, Mgr, Operations - Disney California Adventure Charlie Lanham, Mgr, Operations - Asset Management Mary Cobb, Operations Manager, DCA/DTD Custodial Pat Denis, Operations Manager, Entertainment Jan Jacobsen, Operations Manager, Entertainment Sue Clements, Operations Manager, Guest Services John McIntosh, Director, DCA/Hotel Engineering Services Chuck Lenz, Manager, Engineering Services Burns Mary, Director, Merchandise, Operations Clement Jean Marie, Director, F&B Concept Development Cowley Martin, Mgr, Restaurant Design & Construction DeGeorge Lenny, Executive Chef, Concept & Development Gendreau Michele, Director, Food & Beverage Gonzalez Marcus, Graphic Design Mgr - Food Kenderes Wendy, Mgr, F&B Concept Development
Maggetti Christopher, Food Product Development Manager McGuire Stuart, Beverage Director Quinnan Vicky, F&B Ops Integration & Standards Manager Roth Teresa, Director F&B Int’l & DCL Integration & PM Rudnick Eric, Mgr, F&B Concept Development Siqueiros Karlos, Project Manager F&B Concept Development Soffe Vicki, F&B Project Manager Villarreal Jeannie, Beverage Manager Woodfin Cathy, Associate Project Manager F&B Concept Development Wronski Ed, Director F&B Concept Development Zielke Melissa, F&B Ops Integration Specialist Wendy Lay, F&B Technology Integration Manager Jose Barragan, Carthay Circle Restaurant General Manager Andrew Sutton, Carthay Circle Restaurant Executive Chef Cha-Kim Jason, Beverage Manager Ponticelli Phillip, Chef De Cuisine Riemer Stefan, Pastry Chef Trew Janice, Area Manager, F&B Ward Brad, Beverage Sales & Standards Manager
WDI Creative Entertainment Magness Marilyn, Director, Creative Parks Entertainment O’Grattan Michael, SVP, Entertainment & Imaging
OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS, CONTINUED... Disneyland Creative Entertainment Scott Auerbach, Designer Bill Avzaradel, Technical Director Carolyn Gardner, Sr. Writer Tom Judd, Technical Director Julie Kirchen, Area Manager, Entertainment Safety Tony LaBianca, Talent Casting Director Kristen Lagerlof, Area Manager Character Events Vinny Pagliuca, Director, Creative Costuming Tanya Durna, T.A. Sr. Production Manager Mike Hamilton, Sr. Audio Designer
Bergman Companies Brett Forsythe, Superintendent Kristin Freeman, Design-Build, Project Coordinator Dave Gulley, General Superintendent Julian Gutierrez, Marketing & Systems Director, Bonnie Mathews, Design-Build, Project Coordinator Jim McCown, Operations Manager Rick Regan, Superintendent Chris Sneed, Lead Superintendent Abe Massoudi, Lead Estimator, CES Consulting Jeff Hulburt, Scheduler, CTS Consulting
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Roger Ploum, Director, Food & Beverage Mahmud Dhanani, VP, Food & Beverage Business Optimization Walt Disney World
CRO Engineering Group Conrad Orr, Plumbing Engineer
Carthay Circle Restaurant Rowena â€œJoyâ€? Cushing, Area Manager Gloria Tae, Chef De Cuisine Airemasters Bruce Middleton, Design-Build Mechanical, Project Manager All Area Plumbing, Inc. Bob Felix, Design-Build Plumbing, Principal Bryan Felix, Design-Build Plumbing, Design Lead CW Driver Diane Michioka, Design-Build, Show Manager Garrett Benter, Design-Build, Project Engineer Chris Piche, Design-Build, Design Manager & Project Engineer Brett Montgomery, Design-Build, Project Manager
Lighting Design Alliance Scott Hatton, Lighting Designer MEDG Consulting Engineers Alex Lubomirsky German Oropeza Morrow-Meadows Corp. James Fordham, Design-Build, Electrical Project Manager OMB Electrical Engineers Roger Richardson, Electrical Engineer Pacific West Design, Inc. Jeff Kushner, Mechanical Engineer Quality Cabinet & Fixture Company Brian Dokulil, Millwork & Cabinetry Design-Build, Manager Tim Paradise, Millwork & Cabinetry Design-Build, Principal
R.W. Smith Co. Scott Aschbrenner, Kitchen Installation Project Manager Phillip Lewallen, BIM Manager Art Manni, Kitchen Design Principal Shelton Fire Protection Scott Shelton Jr., Design-Build Fire Sprinkler Subcontractor SMS Architects Lin Aragon, Associate Architect Brandon Dedmon, Project Architect Steve Olitsky, Specifications Writer SMS Architects Yalda Rouhipour, Designer Joseph Smart, Lead Architect & Principal TAL Design Studio Jameson Ibister, 3D Production Todd-Avery Lenahan, Lead Interior Design Principal Julie Nelson, Senior Interior Designer Michelle Ortiz, FF&E Procurement Kimberly Trueba, Managing Principal Eric Weeks, Job Captain The Raymond Group Scott Karr, Themeing & Framing Project Manager Ashish Peters, Themeing & Framing BIM Design Jeff Shriver, Themeing & Framing Subcontractor Principal
Logo & Brand Development
Wright Engineers Tom Allen, Structural Engineer
Marketing & Advertising
Graphic Design Website Development Social Media Strategy & Implementation Packaging Environmental Graphics Retail Product Development
AQUANURA Thea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t EVENT SPECTA CUL A R OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS
Efteling, Netherlands Aquanura treats guests of Efteling to a beautiful and spectacular water-andlight extravaganza on the large lake between the park’s main entrance and its Fata Morgana ride. With Aquanura, Efteling expands on its fairytale and storytelling traditions that have been part of the park’s thematic foundation for some 60 years. Four giant frogs, based on a historic fountain feature (the Frog Prince) in the park’s Fairytale Forest, mark the corners of the lake. The Frogs serenely open the show as they shoot jumping water sprays to the center of the performing area. At this point, larger fountains begin to take over. Aquanura celebrates Efteling’s rich mix of attractions, visualizing them during the show through water, light and fire, all performed against a beautifully orchestrated score. Specially arranged versions of the attractions’ musical themes tell a story uniquely “Efteling.”
Aquanura excels through its emotional content and storytelling that are linked to the guest’s nostalgic experience of Efteling’s other rides and shows over the years. Efteling has achieved with Aquanura an adaption of available technology put to use in ways that are uniquely evocative. Artistry and beauty prevail over spectacle. The often serene pace of the show conjures the feeling of watching a water ballet. This approach fits the park remarkably well, and, combined with excellent execution, furthers the tradition of bringing stories to life in ways both unique and engaging.
Efteling Jaap den Bleker Hans van Engelen Hans Haens Pim van Kilsdonk Kees Mutsaers Edwin van der Heijden Henk Schellekens Mark Haers Bart de Boer Fons Jurgens Olaf Vugts Koen Sanders Vivian Schoofs Patricia Nelen Daniëlle Collignon Judith Spijker Ed van Luijpen Frank Poels Rob Dekkers Jos van Schijndel Mies van Grunsven Jeroen van Gerven Hans van Dijk Helmut Wennekes Joyce Slegers Ivo Südmeier
Mario Dieltjes Sandra Verhoeven Janske Wijga Colette Miedema Mariëtte Siezenga Harm Hensen Aryan van Gijzel Mijke Broeders Annelies Grietens Maritza Gerber Lucien Melsen Geert Kuijpers Joos Vromans Gert-Jan Versteeg Peter de Bruijn Mau Mandemakers John Bothof Perry Verheugt John Krijnen Paul Lubbers Diego Terroba Toon Mandemakers Renate de Kock
Vendors Water Entertainment Technologies (WET) Kuijpers Installaties Heijmans Woning- en Wegenbouw Hoppenbrouwers Elektrotechniek Diepenhorst de Vos en Partners (DVP) Audiocult Het Brabants Orkest Tebodin Nederland Alcedo Brouwers Groenaannemers Hiteq Groupe Trinite / Robers Stucadoorsbedrijf L&L Schuurmans staalbouw T-borg Design Brightwork Lightco Nederland bv
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3d TRANSFORMERS the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle Thea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t ATTRA CT I ON
OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS
Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Studios Singapore Based on the popular movie franchise, Transformers: The Ride - 3D is an immersive, next-generation thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality, and puts guests in the middle of the ultimate war zone. Fusing HD 3D media, elaborate flight simulation technology and cutting edge special effects, this epic ride immerses guests into the action-packed world of Transformers as they fight alongside Optimus. Together, they protect the AllSpark from Decepticons that stand over four stories tall. Guests enter the attraction via a Non-biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty (NEST) base. Ride vehicles are modeled after an Autobot named Evac. Once on the ride, guests are propelled along 2,000 feet of ride track and surrounded by 14 gigantic screens, some as tall as 60 feet high.
Each ride vehicle has on-board audio and is capable of moving 360 degrees, at various angles, utilizing a yaw function and a 6-DOF motion base. The vehicles move in perfect unison with the HD 3D imagery and show action equipment within each scene. The seamless combination of show systems pushes the boundaries of 3D realism to a higher level than that achieved by any other attraction (including Spider-Man) within the themed entertainment industry. The scale and quality of the HD 3D imagery, sophisticated ride vehicle programming, blended with â€œ4Dâ€? special effects and real scenic elements, all serve to completely immerse guests within each dramatic scene. This attraction truly transports guests into the world of Transformers.
Universal Parks & Resorts Tom Williams, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Mark Woodbury, President & Chief Creative Officer, Universal Creative J. L. Bonnier, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Analyst Charlie Gundacker, Senior Vice President, Attraction Development Michael Silver, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President, Creative Studio Steve Blum, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Safety Mike Hightower, Senior Vice President, Executive Project Director Karen Irwin, Senior Vice President, Global Merchandise Cathy Roth, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel Clarke Barrett, General Manager, Operations, Universal Studios Singapore Jerry Loudon, General Manager Design/ Construction, Universal Studios Singapore Brawner Greer, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs Dale Mason, Vice President & Executive Art Director Russ Dagon, Vice President & Executive Producer Dan Memis, Vice President,
Finance & Administration Shayne Mifsud, Senior Director, Marketing, Universal Studios Singapore Joe Casey, Senior Director, Attractions Projects Lexa Ruoff, Director, Human Resources Bradley Dickenson, Manager, Human Resources Mark Rhodes, Director, Executive Media Producer Lauren Rickles, Media Producer Ross Osterman, Concept Writer Julie Buck, Associate Producer Matt Stewart, Media Manager Gabrielle DiMetreau, Media Production Manager Suzanne Raymond, Technical Media Administrator Jeremy Sloan, Production Associate Greg Hall, Attraction Designer Keith McVeen, Attraction Designer David Henion, Attraction Designer Pat Vogtli, Attraction Designer Mike Kiddoo, Director, Engineering & Safety Justin Schwartz, Ride and Show Engineer Karen Trauger, Contract Administration Dave Hubert, Contracts representative Michelle Hines, Supervisor, Contracts Elan Auman, Contracts Coordinator Simon Hiracheta, Financial Analyst Casey Yadon, Master Scheduler Greg Miller, Systems Analyst
Merritt Andrews, Creative Resources Coordinator Robert Kees, Creative Assets Manager Brad Wallace, Plan Room Coordinator Sonya Riley, Executive Office Administrator Michael McGuire, Executive Office Administrator Mary Jo Murray, Executive Office Administrator Jen Bark, Executive Office Administrator Carol Biagetti, Executive Office Administrator Heather Truchly, Executive Office Administrator Kathleen Parrish, Executive Office Administrator
Creative Consultant Michael Bay, Creative Consultant Transformers: The Ride-3D Film Production Team Thierry Coup, Directed by Mark Rhodes, Produced by Steven Spielberg, Executive Producer Steve Jablonsky, Original Music by The Project Team - Universal Studios Hollywood and Singapore Gene Dobrzyn, Vice President, Executive Project Director Chick Russell, Show Producer
Eric Hunt, Senior Production Designer Thierry Coup, Executive Creative Director Natalia Balic, Production Designer Lisa Nash, Show Producer, Singapore installation Cathy Pechstedt, Designer, Show Set Chris Oliver, Director, Control Systems Chris Patrick, Design & Construction Manager Kevin Burke, DPA Architect Liason Greg Burnett, Facility Design Manager Dave Lundberg, Controls Manager Brian McQuillian, Senior A/V Engineer Bob Blucher, Technical Manager, Ride Robert Cortelyou, Technical Manager, Show Set/Show Lighting Scott Smith, Technical Manager, SFX David Reitterer, Ride Technical Manager Devin Boyle, Ride Programmer Dottie Bresnahan, Technical Coordinator Deb Witt, Technical Coordinator Dave Rutkiewicz, Project Finance Manager Danny Michelbrink, Consultant Show/ Ride Facility Interface Bill Whitcomb, Senior Technical Director Paul Cuoco, Technical Manager, Show Systems Daryl Parker, Technical Manager Drew MacDonald, Technical Coordinator Greg Bryant, Compliance Engineer David Reitterer, Ride Technical Manager Anita Jones, Contracts Manager
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OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS, CONTINUED...
Marisela Aldrete, Senior Financial Analyst Shawn Henson, Sourcing Manager Rae-Mi LeRoy, Project Coordinator Laura Licerio, Project Assistant Construction Jocelyn Tan-Adriano, Administrative Assistant Patti Goodkind, Executive Assistant Laci Knight, Executive Asst /Proj. Coordinator
Daniel Kent, Head RWS Engineering Robert Johnson, Controls Engineer Manuel Atacador, Mechanical Engineer Lenna Minion, Lighting Engineer Joseph Chew, Engineer Tech Services Andrew Chai, Tech Services Ronaldo Mendoza, Tech Services
Universal Studios Hollywood Larry Kurzweil, President & Chief Operating Officer Chris Nelson, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Chip Largman, Senior Vice President, Universal Creative Russ Randall, Senior Vice President, Technical Services and Permanent Assets Scott Strobl, Senior Vice President, Operations Xiomara Wiley, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales Brian Bacica, Senior Vice President, Food and Retail, CityWalk David Miller, Vice President, Brand Marketing Janice Miller, Vice President, Business Legal Affairs Debi Henningsen, Vice President, Retail Operations Tim Runco, Senior Vice President, Entertainment
Visual Effects and Animation Industrial Light & Magic, A Lucas Film Ltd. Company Jeff White, Visual Effects Supervisor Lori Arnold, Visual Effects Producer Delio Tramontozzi, Animation Supervisor Yanick Dusseault, Art Director Khatsho Orfali, Digital Production Supervisor Supervisors: Michael Bauer, Nathalie Girard, Jason Snell Lead Artists: Jon Alexander, Ian Christie, Ryan Hopkins, Seunghun Lee, Tim Mueller Visual Effects Editors: Anthony Lucero, Tony Pitone Animators: Scott Benza, Derrick Carlin, Chi Chung Tse, Michael Easton, Jean-Denis Haas, Shawn Kelly, Steve King, Erik Morgansen, Chris Mitchell, Travis Tohill, Jeff Vacanti, Kyle Winkelman Digital Artists: Florent Andorra, Siau Yene Ang, Aron Bonar, Richard Bluff, Steve Braggs, Jacob Buck, Ivan Busquets, Chin Chee Cheah, Chong Kian Shyang, Jeremy Choi, Chris Doerhoff, Tom Fejes, Aaron Ferguson, Patrick Gagne, Rene Garcia, Joana Garrido, Bridget Maria Goodman, Giles Hancock, Jeff Hatchel, Asier Hernaez Lavina, Darin Hilton, David Hisanaga, Maung Maung Hla Win, Wanghua Huang, Paul Huston, Jaime Jasso, Ryan Jones, Laura Killmaster, KiBum Kim, Atsushi Kojima, Dean Koonjul, Eric Leong, Zeng Lin, Scott May, David Marsh, Scott Mease, Mok Kar Poh, Jiun Yiing Mow, Elona Musha, Ullas Narayana, Richard Oey, Cristin Pescosolido, Bruce Powell, Alex Prichard, Shane Roberts, Loren Robinson, Saw Ronald, Patric Roos, Adrien Saint Girons, Maureen Seng, Joe Stevenson, Peter Tan, Roy Tan, Tay Chin Siong, John Teska, Tey Kai Guan, Andre Tong, Alex Tropiec, Adrian Tsao, Yusei Uesugi, Jim Van Allen, Bruce Vecchitto, ToanVinh Le, Howie Weed, Greg Weiner, Nick Woo, Eddy Wong, Keiji Yamaguchi Karen Kelly, Visual Effects Production Coordinator Francecsca Christopher, Visual Effects Production Assistant Production and Technical Support: Alexander Bess, Jim Carpenter, Julien Cohen-Bengio, Heather Field, Sara Geimer, Stephane Grabli, Marie Gruet, Janis Lasser, Ronald Mallet, Kenn Moynihan, David Nakabayashi, Ian Sachs, Alex Tang, John Wynacht, Jianmin Zhao ILM Executive Staff: Josh Andrews, Cassandra Kaiser, Mohen Leo
David Danon, Senior Director, Operations Georgia Treharne, Manager Administrative Services Linda Mousseau, Executive Office Administrator Aline Ishkhanian, Executive Office Administrator Paola Guerin, Executive Office Administrator Edith Arias, Executive Office Administrator Ampy Gonzalez, Executive Office Administrator Danny Nunez, Executive Office Administrator
Universal Studios Singapore - Resorts World Sentosa Hee Teck Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Genting Singapore John Hallenbeck, Vice President, Park Operations Rodney Johns, Vice President, Tech Services Brian Machamer, Director, Park Operations Daniel Cuffe, Assistant Director of Operations Yue Weng Leong, Assistant Director of Operations Don MacLean, Director, Projects S&R Alex Ong, Attraction Director Markus Mack-Even, Attraction Manager Swee Tong Choo, Senior Manager Projects Kian Ann Lian, Construction Manager Yee Ken Keh, SIC Manager Jimmy Ho, M&E Facility Manager
Hasbro Entertainment Aaron Archer, Vice President, Design & Development Michael Verret, Global Marketing Manager Sheri Lucci, Global Brand Licensing and Publishing Billy Lagor, Senior Vice President, U.S. Marketing Jerry Jivoin, Director, Brand Development Clint Chapman, Brand Manager Second Unit Production Team Mark Rhodes, Director, Executive Media Producer Scott Trimble, Unit Production Manager Michael McGuire, Production Coordinator Brandon Mead, Permitting & Insurance Adam Slutsky, Key Set Production Assistant Kevin Shields, Set Production Assistant
Location Department: Chicago Maria C. Roxas, Key Assistant Location Manager Julia Renner, Location Assistant
Victor Chon, Production Assistant Kara Simpson, Craft Service Erik Herrarte, Chef Javier Cruz, Assistant Chef
Location Department: San Francisco Saisie Jang, Key Assistant Location Manager Chava Sobol, Location Assistant
Marketing Production Crew Michael Carone, Director/Executive Producer David Katz, Producer Bryan Goldsworthy, NBC Universal (Segment) Javier Vivas, Production Supervisor Ryan Koch, Asst. Production Coordinator Scott Carpenter, PCS Studio Manager Tom Clancey, Director of Photography Hiro Fukuda, 1st Camera Assistant Stefan Silvers, 2nd Camera Assistant / Data Manager Phil Badger, Gaffer Glen Purdy, Key Grip Erserllia Ferron, Teleprompter Operator Nikki Carbonetta, Makeup Cradelle Swon White, Wardrobe / Stylist Joe Hettinger, Sound Mixer Chelsea Karst, Script Supervisor Lucas Belkind, Production Asst. Fearn Spaven, Production Asst. Victor Chon, Production Asst. Kara Simpson, Craft Service
Grip Department Kevin Pittman, Key Grip The Cast Peter Cullen, Optimus Prime Frank Welker, Megatron Andre Sogliuzzo, Sideswipe Charles Adler, Starscream Tom Kenny, Wheelie Jess Harnell, Ironhide Robert Foxworth, Ratchet Dustin Leighton, Evac Glenn Morshower, Morshower Corey Klemow, Stallworth Ezra Masters, Sergeant Dees Brandon Scott, Military Bkg David Leach, Military Bkg Mauricio Solis, Military Bkg M.G. Mills, Top Brass Bkg Harry Humphriries, Military Bkg Joost Janssen, Military Bkg Luis Echargarruga, Military Bkg Mikal Vega, Military Bkg Geoffrey Reeves, Military Bkg Andrew Arrabito, Military Bkg Wesley Taylor, Secret Service Kacey Laird, Female Officer Juliana Burrows, Female Officer Jeff Michaels, Military Bkg Chris Johnson, Morshower Standing Ron Schlager, Stallworth Standing Production Services Planet C Studios Michael Carone, Director/Executive Producer David Katz, Producer Bryan Goldsworthy, NBC Universal (Segment) Elyse Katz, Production Supervisor Javier Vivas, Assistant Production Coordinator Scott Carpenter, PCS Studio Manager Mark Hansson, 1st Assistant Director Justin Charbonnet, 2nd Assistant Director Tom Clancey, Director of Photography Hiro Fukuda, 1ST Camera Assistant Stefan Silvers, 2nd Camera Assistant Brad Smulson, VTR Operator Phil Badger, Gaffer Vanessa Johnston, Univ Best Boy Electric Jud McKelvey, Best Boy Electrician Eric Budlong, Key Grip Kenny Davis, Grip John Segal, Grip Katie Jelski, Script Supervisor Nancy Lopez, Casting Director Frank Giarmona, Assistant Casting Director Lee Tosca, Production Designer Jordan Steinberg, Set Dressing Jeff Forney, Still Photography Andrew Zepeda, Makeup Keenan Freund, Hair Laura Wolford, Wardrobe Debbi Zimmerman, Wardrobe Assistant Janet Urban, Sound Mixer Cole Chamberlai, Boom Operator Ersellia Ferron, Telepromter Operator Ken Locsmondi, Compositing Supervisor Ron Fischer, Tech Director UVS Mark Warren, Filmworks Assistant Remy Coup, Production Assistant Chelsea Karst, Production Assistant Lucas Belkind, Production Assistant / Driver Fearn Spaven, Production Assistant Ray Flores, Production Assistant / Driver Bruce Rabinowitz, Production Assistant / Driver Nicole McGinley, Production Assistant Lucas Dick, Production Assistant
Vendors & Subcontractors Adirondack Studios Show Set, Prop, Mural Fabricators D. Thomas Lloyd, President Christopher Detmer, Chief Financial Officer Joel Krasnove, Chief Operating Officer Sales and Business Development Michael Blau, Vice President James Nichols, Estimator Carl Zutz, Sales Manager Creative Design Louis Allen, Vice President Seth Harkins, Creative Director John Sahler, Creative Designer Matt Trombley, Creative Designer Jinna McHugh, Illustrator Production Kenneth Crosby, Vice President Richard Mahaney, Director of Production Tom Mattern, Production Manager Colin Buckhurst, Technical Director Adrian Magowan, Sr. Technical Designer Technical Designers: Karl Isselhart, Matt Jackson, Josh Peklo, Lark Potmesil Carpenters: Eric Anderson, Robert Bentley, Ryan Breheny, Warren Cicotte, Michael Dashnaw, Alan Delvecchio, Robert Gregory, Gary Jarvis, Phillip Johnson, Bruce Nancarrow, Jeffrey Ritchie, Gary Rock, Joseph Roulier, Chris Stein, Marshall Stevens, Howard Tedder, Kenneth Vanguilder, Larry Walls, James Winslow Jerry Panza, Electrics Foreman Chris Pasquale, HPLO Foreman Material Handlers: Kevin Benedict, Max Smith Ron Needham, Metal Foreman Metal Fabricators: Joshua Baker, Chet Fleming, Mark Hotte, Timothy Howe, Doug Jones, Wayne Jones, Tyler Needham, George Skellie, Michael Stemmler, Bill Stoddard Curtis Condon, Paint Foreman Painters: Tony Brayton, Tony Condon, John Owens, Robert Rathbun, Tony Shortway Eric Holmes, Scenic Charge Artist - Installation Lara Sorenson, Scenic Charge Artist Fabrication Scenic Artists: Camille Altay, Toni Barbosa, Margaret Bollendorf, Kathleen Branch, Katina Condon, Barbara Edelmann, Marlena Feehery, Wesley Gunn, Jennifer Herbert, Alice Manzi, John Meyer, Joan Park, Sam Randazzo, Cassandra Siemon, Joshua Weil, Laurie Willson, Leilani Yosick Karen Koziol, Soft Goods Manager Soft Goods Technicians: Jeri MacDonald, Elizabeth Willbanks Project Administration Matt Reardon, Director
May Kan, Project Managers Dean Schermerhorn, Kristi Magowan, Project Assistant John Begin, Subcontract Manager John Ellis, Site Supervisor Operations and Logistics Elizabeth Bardin, Manager Pierre Duval, Driver Dan Rowe, Driver Linda Bassarab, IT Manager Jon Louie, Maintenance Technician Harold Simmons, Maintenance Technician Accounting and Purchasing Tamara Bentley, Accounts Manager Sandra Keyser, Purchasing Agent Fred Baker, Buyer
Carpenters: James Benson, Harold Booker, Alex Brinko, Michael Brown, James Cosentino, Dennis Garza, Brandon Garza, Maxwell Groeper, Marc Hipple, Kelvin Jelks, Mark Kiernan, Hunter Pitkin, Matthew Poppell, David Salas, Thomas Sesma, Dennis Sullivan, Steven Wright, Matt Trippler, Pat Galbraith, Brent Busse, Christopher Hayes, Arthur Hernandez Bill Brooks, Head Electrician Darin Trippler, Head Rigger Riggers: Michael Madrigal, CA Nunerly III, Chris Roseli, Tom Terry
Subcontractors Kingsmen Anthony Chong, Principal Yong Ngiap Seaw, Director, Project Management Ga Shin Pong, Project Manager
Western Allied Corporation Duc Truong, Project Manager
KNB EFX Howard Berger, Principal Haanen Packard Machinery Mike Hannen, President James Geroux, Director of Machine Shop Operations Artscapes David Brumit, Principal Viking Fabrication Brian Nilson, Owner J.E. Monahan Jeff Cartier, Principal Russel, Principal Installation Service and Support IATSE Local 33 Mark Madrigal, Business Agent Thomas Smoker, Head Carpenter
LA Propoint Mark Riddlesperger, Principal Andy Hanlen, Project Manager
United Riggers Mitch Shanholtzer, Sales Manager Western Studio Service Shawn Butler, Principal McLaren Engineering William Gorlin, Vice President Creative Graphic Services Sara Hedstrom, Manager Scenic Express Jack Sullivan, Principal Ron Blessley, Scenic Artist Paneltec Brian Kerr, Sales Engineer Advance Fire Protection Co., Inc. Geoffrey Baum, Design, Furnish, and Install of Complete Fire Protection System Advanced Entertainment Technology Special Effects / Show Action Equipment Design and Build Administration
David MacMurtry, President James Bell, VP of Operations Leonard Kopp, Controller James Mathews, Documentation Christopher J. Bell, Purchasing Peter Sevaly, Purchasing/QC Sally Casey Bell, Purchasing/QC Tantris Hernandez, Contracts Manager/HR Maria Erlinda (Lynn) Bay, Payroll Accountant Jennie Campbell, Accounting Clerk Alan Bell, IT Manager Production Chris Balsman, Project Manager Maria (Lisa) Myers, Assistant to the Project Manager Walter Joe Simmons, Design Lead CAD Operators: Quang Truong, Mark Temple, Joe Kreiter David Libow, Control Design John Canton, Control Programmer Edward Szczesniak, Lead Controls Technician Controls Technicians: John A. Reyes, Mark Friedman, Paul Guerrero Risto Salso, Mechanical Engineer Chris M. Alvarez, Shop Manager Giullermo San Jose, Shop Foreman Alex Alarcon, Fabrication Lead Fabricators: Lionel San Jose, Hipolito Carranza, Mario Ortiz, Roberto Patino-Rios, Glen Burns, David Rhea Eli Alarcon, Laborer Daniel Hernandez, Lead Welder Jorge A. Hernandez, Welder Mario Armira, Installation Lead Installation Techs: Glenn Mustin, Adam C Sahagun, John M. Decker Guillermo Beltran, Lead Machinist David Child, Machinist Javier A. Rivas, Lead Painter David Dizon, Transportation Michael Banuelos, Driver
Alarie & Associates Investment Ltd. Moe Alarie, Ride Construction Consultant
Aero Compressor, Inc. Mist Eliminator Brian Kinkaid, Territory Sales Manager Ana Lisa Rosarda, Sales Assistance Jeff Thomas, Service Manager American Scenic Show Concept Package Attraction Designers: Phil Bloom, Eric Parr, John Larena Judy Bradbury, Production Design Show Set Design: Arad Vejdani, Michelle Costamagna, Kevin Cardani Anning-Johnson Company Frank Estrada, Roofing, Hatches and Flashing Arcadis Lock Out Tag Out Jay Shipley, Senior Vice President. Maher Zein, Project Environmental Engineer Keith Jones, Environmental Engineer Anna Kaladjian, Project Assistant 3 Denise Stone, Assistant 5 Teresa Burns, Invoice Specialist. Ashly Insco, Principal Scientist Robin Simon, Project Assistant Andrew Johnson, Project Engineer Stuart Batstone, Project Manager/Principal Scientist Architectural Design & Signs (ADS) Retail Store - Exterior Signage and Trim Sean Solomon, President David Filos, Director of Estimating Miguel Arechiga, Production Manager and The entire AD/S team Arnold (Ry) Pressman Construction Management Consulting Services Arnold (Ry) Pressman Benjamin Sheldon Technical Consulting Services Benjamin Sheldon
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OFFICIAL PROJECT CREDITS, CONTINUED... Birket Engineering, Inc. RSS Design & Build Glenn Birket, President Ed Sabis, Vice President Steve Birket, Business Development Director Brian Kuhar, Project Engineer Felisha Birket, Installation Manager Shangkun Jiang, Shanghai Production Supervisor Andrew Larson, Production Chang Xie, Bookkeeper Chris Russell, Associate Engineer Clint Brinker, Project Manager Dan Birket, Principal Systems Engineer Dave Fowler, Information Systems Specialist Dave Russell, Sr. Engineer Frank Mifkovic, Sr. Staff Technician Glenn McNair, Principal Systems Engineer Jan Martin, Office Manager Jo Walker, Production Luke Zagurski, Designer Marcial Godoy, Principal Systems Engineer Myrian Rodriguez, Production Pete Sudik, Sr. Technician Ray Ormachea, Production Services Director Ruth McCartney, Accountant Rick Daniel, Asian Operations Director Rick West, Production Richard Cox, Sr. Engineer Rocky Partington, Production Ryan Hennessey, Production Li Shumei, China Manager Tabitha Steinly, Purchasing Tom King, Sr. Quality Control Engineer Winnie Lam, Accountant Yong Liu, Engineer Bragg Crane & Rigging Scott Bragg, Vice President Ray Zenk, General Manager/Estimator Bryan Haytack, Project Manager Ed Rodda, Construction Manager William Beck, Superintendent CD Smith Ravi Subramanian, Client Service Manager Sibel Tekce, Project Manager Nacolynn Begay, Project Geologist Inna Milodovskaia, Contracts Administration Champion Crane Crane work, trucking, rigging, machinery moving Mike Konle, President Bob Cullen, General Manager Sue Reynolds, Controller Tia Brenneise, Accounts Receivable Manager Mike Corrigan, Operator / Driver / Rigger Randy Jones, Operator / Driver / Rigger Robert Crossen, Operator / Driver / Rigger Tim Emby, Operator / Driver / Rigger Joe Magallon, Operator / Driver / Rigger John Solon, Operator / Driver / Rigger Tommy Cassese, Operator / Driver / Rigger Craig Boatwright, Operator / Driver / Rigger David Dollase, Operator / Driver / Rigger Jeff Reynolds, Operator / Driver / Rigger Jerry Martin, Oiler / Driver / Rigger Armando Villasenor, Oiler / Driver / Rigger Cory Cullen, Oiler / Driver / Rigger Bobbie Solon, Oiler / Rigger
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CryoWorks, Inc. Design & Engineering of LN2 Distribution System Timothy Mast, Vice President CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc. Electrical - Power, Lighting, and Controls Chris Corder, Project Executive Craig Epperly, General Superintendent Mike Gustus, 3D Project Coordinator Karl Gage, Project Manager Jason Watts, Controls Project Manager Robert Dryden, Project Engineer Ray Wenner, On-Site Superintendent Gary Knutson, Project Lead Foreman Jayson Epperly, General Foreman Ron Tansom, OES General Foreman Jeff Downs, VTU Foreman Roy Valdez, Ride Track Foreman Rebecca Van Fossin, Queue Lighting Foreman Jose Galvan, Queue Foreman Scott Kivrizis, Power Distribution Foreman Matthew-Johnson, Pre-Construction Shunda Spears, Accounting CW Builders, Inc. Joe Carlin, Project Superintendant Art Chiaverini, Construction Project Manager Paul Janke, Project Engineer Matt Mangum, Senior Project Engineer Phil McDowell, Consultant Scheduler Sal Rodriguez, Asst. Superintendant John Vergo, Safety Representative Charlie Watler, Construction Manager Shawn Wilkinson, Construction Asst Proj. Eng. D/K Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Don Giarratano, Plumbing, compressed air, reverse osmosis, and gas for core, shell and TI Work Dynamic Structures Limited Vibration Isolation Review and Design David Halliday, President Paul Evans, Senior Mechanical Designer Nathan Loewen, Senior Structural Engineer Donnelly Williams, Mechanical Engineer Dominic Tsang, Structural Engineer Emile VanVuuren, Mechanical Engineer Nathan Trenholm, PM Agus Bahagiono, PM Moe Alarie, Field installations Andrew Halliday, Operations/PM Craig Breckenridge, DO manager Denise Chauval, Drafter Vicki McLachlan, Drafter Ken Stroud, Shop manager Ron Romanuk, Senior fabricator/assembler Ewa Koltunski, Document Control Henry Chin, Shop/QA Bob Cook, QA/Systems Eberhard Sub Grade Waterproofing and Tremdrain/Tottaldrain System Dave Setfko, Senior Vice President/COO Cliff Brown, Project Superintendent Hector Drouaillet, Foreman Staff: Jose Marquez, Staff Gil Shirey, Tony Ulloa, Jose Manzo, Frank Mora, Joe Reyes, Moises Reyes, Carlos Gamez, Mike Mora
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Edwards Technologies (ETI) Child Switch Interactive Wall Ravi Shankar, Vice President Kara Ryan, Project Manager Mitch Hartmann, Engineer Mike Kovach, Project Manager Jose Perez, Fabricator Al Wilson, CAD Operator
Hydroquip Pump & Dewatering Corp. Jerry King, Dewatering System
Electrosonic, Inc. Scott Meyer, Concept Design, Projector Purchase & Custom Lens
Incledon Consulting Group Michael Incledon, Engineering Services
Entertainment Partners Michelle Kolpien, Casting Director, Writer and Voice Over Actors Eversoft Reverse Osmosis System Tony Cox, Project Manger / Engineering & Water Treatment Specialist Bobby Johnson, Service Manger Michael Burrows, Service Tech Walter Zacarias, Installer Frank P. Petrilli & Son, Inc. Dervish Site Concrete & Striping Frank Petrilli, President Craig Glastetter, Vice President GR Engineering Group LLC Arena Model Greg Rude, Principal Hansenâ€™s Welding, Inc. Gary D. Hansen, Welding H.L. Moe Co., Inc. Kenny Kang, Furnish and Install of Complete Boiler and LN2 System and Piping
Image Factor Marquee Design Cary Llewelyn, owner/president Santos Verduzco, shop foreman Brian Mobasser, project manager
Independent Roofing Consultants Phil Penney, Document review, waterproofing consulting & inspections Jason Taylor Jason Taylor, Technical Consultant Precisioneering LLC Third Party Weld Inspection Jeff Borba, Owner JT Wimsatt Contracting Company, Inc. John Price, Structural Concrete and reinforcing King Equipment Lift Rentals Brad Santi, Sales Manager LA County Mark Young, Permits and Fees LA Propoint, Inc. Mark Riddlesperger, Screen Goo Application Leffbrain Creative Consulting Ownerâ€™s Rep Services Steve Leff, Project Director Josh Updike, Technical Manager
Houston/Tyner, Architect Architectural and Engineering Services Gary Houston, A.I.A., Principal-In-Charge BJ Wickett, A.I.A., Project Architect Dilma Mejia, Project CAD Operator Rony Vega, Project CAD Operator Steven Blades, Project CAD Operator Marianne Langolf, Documentation Administrator
Lexington Richard Bencivengo, Scenic Paint Treatment for Marquee Letters
Silver Roth & Associates, Electrical Felix Roth, P.E., Principal-In-Charge Daniel Cardenas, Electrical Designer
McKendry Door Sales Furnish and Install Roll-Up Door Systems for the Dervish Facility Steve McKendry, President Bryan Payne, Project Manager Rob Barter, Installation Foreman Geoffrey Delgado, Installer Dan Moreno, Sales Representative Dean Lutge, Installation Foreman Shane Pierce, Installer
KPFF Consulting Engineers Inc. Structural Joseph Stewart, S.E., Principal-In-Charge Michael Grossman, P.E., Project Manager Claudia Imhof, S.E., Project Manager Aric Vanderzee, P.E., Project Engineer Ian Ling, Project Engineer Tito Montero, Project CAD Manager Riad Muhawij, Project CAD Operator Pacific West Designs, Inc., Mechanical/ Plumbing Jeff Kushner, Principal-In-Charge, Mechanical Engineer Harold T. Kushner, Mechanical & Plumbing Consultant Michael Pluta, Plumbing Engineer Kelley Kushner, CAD Technician Zach Kushner, CAD Technician
Mark Matuszak Mark Matuszak, Assistant Art Director Martin Bros./Marcowall Inc. Dave Aguilera, Metal Framing, Insulation, and Gypsum Board
Media Bus, Inc. dba ShowPro Dervish Show Lighting Installation David Smith, Account representative Adam Rosen, Project Manager Ligo Lopez, Master Electrician Nakamura-Beeman Inc. Mike Beeman, Retail Fixtures
Oceaneering International, Inc. ADTECH - Programs Kevin McEvoy, President / CEO Oceaneering International, Inc. John Kreider, SR. VP ADTECH Division Dave Mauck, VP - Entertainment Systems Rob Brown, Controller Ron Garber, Mgr Programs / Mgr Engineering Svcs Ray Paparella, Program Manager Greg Bryant, Program Manager Bill Bunting, Project Manager / Master Scheduler Randy Price, Project Coordinator Leslie Laurene, Project Coordinator Shawn Guidry, Project Coordinator David Gration, Project Coordinator Shannon Santiago, Administrative Asst. Sharon Lasher, Administrative Asst. Wanda Price, Administrative Asst. Bus Admin Nick Thomareas, Director-Business Admininstration Dave Rutkiewicz, Manager Finance Sandra Sandoval, Finance Analyst Kelsey England, Finance Analyst Chris Kauffman, Contracts Manager Natalia Rizzo, Contracts Administrator Supply Chain Dave Van Valkenburg, Manager - Supply Chain Rob McCauley, Manager - Purchasing Curtis Baumann, Sr. Purchaser Carol, Purchaser Donald March, Shipping / Receiving George Koch, Manager / QA Tim Rigdon, Lead QC Inspector HSE Colin Hewett, HSE Advisor Design & Engineering Nick Miller, Manager - Engineering Steve Fromyer, Principal Mechanical Engineer Jim Simonelli, Principal Mechanical Engineer Mike Boshears, Principal Electrical Engineer Frank Hass, Principal Electrical Engineer Eric King, Chief Designer Cliff Jennings, Chief Designer Joe Stormer, Project Engineer Joe Biggin, Project Engineer Steve Sywak, Senior Mechanical Engineer Suhas Malghan, Senior Mechanical Engineer Mike Brown, Mechanical Engineer Bryan Webb, Mechanical Engineer Rebecca Riggs, Mechanical Engineer Sarah Dellinger, Mechanical Engineer Jessica Jablonka, Mechanical Engineer Andy Grant, Staff Electrical Engineer Don White, Senior Electrical Engineer Bryce Cartmill, Electrical Designer Brian Schepers, Principal Mechanical Designer Roger Miller, Senior Mechanical Designer Marina Vulih, Senior Mechanical Designer William Cavey, Senior Mechanical Designer Craig Belinki, Senior Mechanical Designer David Good, Mechanical Designer Bob Tyson, Mechanical Designer Denise Draper, Sr. Technical Writer Manufacturing/Assembly Jim Martin, Manager - ADTECH Manufacturing Rick Scott, Estimator Richard Ely, Estimator Mike Walker, Supervisor - Manufacturing Joe McHugh, Supervisor - Assembly Renatta Long, Manufacturing Coordinator Robert Anderson Jr., Shipping Coordinator Production/Installation Jason Keller, Manager - Production / Installation Roger Kinnaird, Supervisor-Production Install Jeff Jarrell, Supervisor-Production Install Dick Fleshman, Supervisor-Production Install Ken Foley, Supervisor-Production Install Scott Christianson, Supv - Electrical Assembly / Install Doug Oates, Shipping / Receiving Coordinator Mike Johns, Shipping / Receiving Coordinator Sr. Technicians: Farley Wolf, Tom Noble II, David Tukdarian, Gary Williams, Steve Bewick, Mike White, Eddie Marcano Diaz, John Wendell Technicians: Jason Dallas, Nick Kurtz, Mike Kurtz
Point of Light Inc. Lighting Design Tim Linamen, Principal Lighting Designer Jami Beasley, Design Project Manager Sam Skwirut, Systems Engineer Chipper Chipko, Construction/Installation Manager Zach Demko, CAD Engineer Bradley Miller, Design Intern RBS Richard Samler, Structural Inspection Services
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Recreation Engineering, Inc. Brian King, QSI Inspection and Accelerometry
Rolf Jensen and Associates, Inc. Eric Apolines, Fire Protection Engineering Services Roy E. Whitehead, Inc. Chris Basley, Furnish & Install millwork and countertops Sark Custom Awnings Angela Mehtemetian, Replace Canopy Cover
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Schuff Steel Rustin Roach, Structural Steel SCS Flooring Systems Furnish and Install Armstrong VCT Flooring Tiles Jim Underwood, Account & Project Manager Karen Yetta, Coordinator Maria Ordonez, Coordinator Tony Sanchez, Superintendent/ Foreman
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Shoring Engineers Jason Weinstein, Mass Excavation, Shoring, and Caissons Smart Ride, Inc. Louis Higuera, On-Site Supervision/Project Management SPL Audio Visual Design & Build Dennis Rambo, Technician Devin Flannery, Project Specialist Don Davis, Project Engineer Ed Sullivan, Senior Design Engineer Gary Tompkins, Project Manager Jonathon Sturm, Project Specialist Philip DiPaula, Vice President Mike Moats, Senior Project Manager
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Willdan Geotechnical Geotechnical Investigation Ross Khiabani, PE, GE, Project Geotechnical Engineer/ Manager David Ortiz, PG, CEG, Project Geologist Brian Killeen, Staff Geologist/Field Technician Young Electric Sign Company Operational Graphics Al Edenfield, Project Manager Tony Lopez, Project Manager Dave Hargis, Account Executive
THORBURN ASSOCIATES Architectural Acoustics Design and Engineering U.S. Demolition Scott Moore, Demolition of Existing Sound Stages 30 & 32 Universal Asphalt Co., Inc. Darren Houck, Remove and Replace Existing Paving and Striping Around Facility Vertis Communications Vehicle Wraps Chuck Denso, Sales Executive Don Bradburn, Project Manager Mike Cacace, Prepress/Color Manager Vic Piercy, Operations Manager Tim Sedlak, Large Format Manager Visible Sound, LLC Post Production Audio Media Services Peter J Lehman, Sound Designer and Mixer
WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR LONDON THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER Thea Awa rd f or O ut sta n d i n g A c h i e ve m e n t STUDIO TOUR
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London, England The Harry Potter film series has brought J.K. Rowling’s books to the screen and captivated fans from all over the world for more than a decade. The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour London celebrates the craftsmanship that went into the film productions in an extraordinary way. A new building was constructed on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Leavesden, where visitors can experience the fascinating process used to convincingly create the extraordinary characters, worlds and events of the books. The tour starts off in a theater setting and after a brief introduction by the film’s young stars, the visitors are invited to explore the exhibition consisting of beautifully staged actual artifacts, models and set pieces. These are interpreted by interactive displays that give a broad perspective of the efforts that went into the productions. Eye candy provided by the actual flying brooms used to levitate Harry and Mad Eye Moody is viewed against a brilliantly lit green backing. This arresting set-up draws the audience into a demonstration of the special effects created with this process. Rooms wallpapered with a myriad of drafted design details
provide a reflection of the minutiae necessary in creating a fantasy world and serve as a gateway to the final exhibit. Here the importance of detail is driven home by a breathtaking model of Hogwarts Castle, a veteran of all 8 films. Everything that is done with the Harry Potter brand faces high expectations from fans all over the world. The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour London has managed to more than fulfill those expectations. In contrast to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Island of Adventure, where visitors are immersed into fantasy environments, the Studio Tour London focuses specifically on the “making of” part of the Harry Potter films. The presentation varies from simple information to very detailed settings used in the films, and never loses sight of the filmmaking process. Because of how deeply generations of fans have bonded with the Harry Potter stories and films, highly complicated aspects of filmmaking are readily communicated and absorbed by eager audiences.
Warner Bros. (Burbank) Barry Meyer, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Steve Papazian, President Worldwide Physical Production Jon Gilbert, President of WBSF Jeff Nagler, EVP of WBSF Stephen Ross, EVP, Recreational Enterprises Ed Romano, Executive Vice President & CFO Sue Fleishman, EVP,WW Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Bob Weitkamp, SVP, Global Themed Entertainment Sandy Yi, SVP Franchise Development William Tobin, SVP Finance & Planning Patti Byam, VP of Business Planning Ron Craig, VP of Retail Services Ruth Gilliland, VP of Design and Construction Stacey Davidson, VP and Senior CRM. of MIS Corporate Application Services Xochitl Ruiz, Executive Director, Franchise Development Linda Denova, Director of WBSF Lisa St. Amand, WB Franchise Development Mark Arakelyan, Senior Financial Analyst Ryan Wieler, Director Business System Planning Ashley Bol, Consumer Products Marketing Manager Angela Kato-Alvarez, Franchise Development Manager Jason Parker, Construction Manager Mirna Cannon, Executive Assistant Janet DiBella, Executive Assistant Janice Shafer, Executive Assistant
Warner Bros. (United Kingdom) Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment Roy Button, EVP & Managing Director of Warner Bros. Productions Ltd. UK Dan Dark, SVP & Managing Director of WBSL Deborah Lincoln, SVP of Coporate Communications and Public Affairs Kevin Trehy, SVP, Production David Bisoni, Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs & General Counsel Sarah Roots, VP of WBSTL Oliver Greetham, Director of Studio Operations Laura Watson, Director of Visitor Experience Dan Winter, Director, Corporate Communications UK Lesley Baxter, HR Director Chris Smith, Finance Director David Kendal, Retail and Commercial Director Dominic Wong, Marketing and Communications Director Jayne Trotman, Publicity Director Warner Bros. Entertainment Sophie Harvard, Business Development Manager Nicola Hammond, Customer Services Manager Rachel Parsons, PR and Communications Manager Marijana Sarac, Finance Manager Ellie Cordery, Brand Assurance Advisor Craig Neale, Digital Marketing Advisor Niki Judd, Franchise Development Production Liaison
Clair Baker, Senior Manager, Procurement Lee Wilkinson, Technical Services Manager Andy Nicholson, Visitor Experience Manager Charlotte Bowie, HR Administrator Emma Lee, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Anne Lean, Education and Learning Coordinator Alex Klien, Senior Archive Coordinator Claire Arnold, Office Manager and PA to SVP & Managing Director Rebecca Considine, Office Manager and PA to VP of WBSTL Jemma Gudgin, PA to Director of Studio Operations
Potter Consultant - Special Thanks Stuart Craig, Harry Potter Production Designer David Heyman, Harry Potter Producer David Barron, Harry Potter Producer Neil Lamont, Harry Potter Art Director Exhibit Design and Production Thinkwell Group Joe Zenas, Executive Producer Craig Hanna, Executive Creative Director Cynthia Blackstone, Producer Chris Durmick, Creative Director Tom Wagman, Production Designer / Art Director Michael Finney, Facility Project Manager / Technical and Lighting Designer Ryan Holmes, Production Manager Randy Ewing, VP Creative / Exhibit Designer
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Cory Lorenzen, Art Director / Graphics Designer Sam Lundquist, Associate Creative Director Kati Roberts, Associate Production Manager Vikram Kirby, Sound, Video, Control Designer Colbert Davis, Audio Designer Kari Seekins, Audio Designer Jon Sipos, Technical Director Joe Messer, Technical Director Chris Lyons, Technical Manager, UK Vince Lombardi, Technical Coordinator Daniel Fukumoto, Show Set Designer Kevin Cardani, Show Set Designer Michelle Costamagna, Show Set Designer Karen Thompson, Artist Luc Steadman, Artist Peter Markowski, Artist Sol Song, Artist Topper Helmers, Artist Ron Vance, 3D Modeler Jen Chow, Graphics Designer Julia Sabatini, Graphics Designer Lance Taylor, Graphics Designer Sharon Kanes, Graphics Designer Stefani Palmer, Graphics Designer Heather Dragulescu, Production Coordinator Polly Noonan, Project Coordinator, UK Lizzi Luff, Project Assistant, UK Luke Mahon, Site Logistics Manager, UK Steven Korn, Project Accountant Syreeta Allan, Project Accountant
Thinkwell - Special Thanks Francois Bergeron Kelly Ryner Kirsten Taylor-Hall Clifford Warner Seth Cover Rani Bal Mary Cluff Yoli Romeo Aamna Jalal Michelle Nalbandian Exhibit Construction Amanda Pettit, Construction Coordinator Paul Hayes, Construction Director Dave Wescott, Construction, Head of Department Paul Wescott, Scenic Art, Head of Department Simon Alderton, Rigging, Head of Department Paul Taggart, Plaster, Head of Department Props and Set Dressing Barry Wilkinson, Property Manager, Head of Department Stephenie McMillan, Set Decorator, Head of Department Pierre Bohanna, Specialty Props Manufacturing James Barr, Specialty Props Manufacturing Rosie Goodwin, Set Decorator Paul Burgess, Property Lead Christian Huband, Art Department Gary Tomkins, Model Consultant Guy Bradley, Art Department Tom Wingrove, Art Department Leith Adams, Corporate Archives Lisa Janney, Corporate Archives Jodie Jackman, Corporate Archives Costumes Laurent Guinci, Costumes Barbara Brady, Costumes Janet Burns, Costumes Creatures Nick Dudman, CFX Consultant Dan Stanton, Animatronics Control Sarita Allison, CFX HOD / Supervisor Guy Stevens, Animatronic Model Designer Joe Scott, Animatronic Model Designer Steve Wright, Animatronic Model Designer Josh Lee, Animatronic Model Designer Georgie Gardner, CFX Coordinator Exhibit Special Effects John Richardson, Supervisor Nigel Brackley, Workshop Supervisor
Peter Pickering, Senior Technician John Morris, Senior Technician Brian Morrison, Design Engineer Demi Demitriou, Technician Sam Oerez, Senior Technician John Pilgrim, Senior Technician Terry Bridle, Senior Technician
Media Production Thinkwell Group Craig Hanna, Executive Creative Director Joe Zenas, Executive Producer Eric Hungerford, Media Producer Amber Pfeiffer, Media Editor Beth Semler, Media Coordinator Caitlin Cowie, Media Coordinator Joelle Sorenson, Media Editor Matt Glen, VFX Editor Rob Palmer, Animator Thaddeus Reed, Interactives Programmer Mousetrappe (Registered Projection) Daren Ulmer, Lead Media Designer David Briggs, Editor Susan Beth Smith, Media Producer Stephen Sprinkles, Lead Artist Vaughn Hannon, Technical Lead Jackie Ball, Coordinator Mad Systems (Interactives Programming) Mark Hogan Maris Ensing New Wave Entertainment (BTS & Stock Footage) Michael Meadows Lisa Blond Magnetic Eye (Video Production Services) Rob Done Operations Planning Consultants Jim Higashi, Management Resources James Benedict, Management Resources John MacDonald, Management Resources Rory Holburn, Openwide International Exhibit Audio/Visual Installation & Programming Electrosonic, UK Paul Taylor, Senior Consultant Rob Stallard, Project Manager Ed Osborn, Project Engineer Craig Buckley, AV Programmer Andy Bruce, Commissioning Engineer Nick Smart, Site Manager Jay Daffurn, Installation Engineer Brian Ebelthite, Installation Engineer Stefan Frederick, Installation Engineer Barry New, Installation Engineer Vernon Bassett, Installation Manager and Screen Stretcher Tom Glover, Runner Exhibit Flying Cinema Screen Hall Stage, Ltd UK Phil Wells, Technical Director Dave Newton, Project Manager Daniel Murray, Installation Engineer Rory Ferguson, Rigger/Installation Engineer Jonathan Walsh, Installation Engineer / Carpenter Dominic Davies-Dear, Installation Engineer Charles Bunyan, Installation Engineer Teresa Murray, Production and Supply Chain Manager Bob Waldock, Workshop Foreman Ray Jones, Welder Steve Whitehouse, Welder Jordan Murray, Welder Arthur Rosbotham, Painter Exhibit Lighting Installation White Light, ltd UK Simon Needle, Project Director Daniel Harvey, Project Site Foreman Jim Beagley, Lighting Programmer Tony Coates, Senior Project Manager Yvonne Fyfe, Project Coordinator
Jonas Fuglseth, Install Crew Jake Bennett, Install Crew Douglas Duncan, Install Crew Jay Base, Install Crew Richard George, Install Crew Simon Clench, Install Crew Janet Hargreaves, Install Crew Al Paul, Install Crew Mike Ranson, Install Crew John Bannister, Install Crew Tim Sansom, Electrician Ben Strong, Electrician
Project Management Jim O’Donnell Landid Stephen Morgan Trevor Silver Terry Roberts Clare Clarkson Elizabeth Attew
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Rigging InterAmerica Stage, Inc. John Gitzy
Show/Facility Interface Polaris Studios Kevin Burke, Show / Facility Design Consultant Sunnie Burke, Show / Facility Design Consultant
Retail Consultant Sam Hutchins Site Planning Terrence O’Rourke Publishing The Blair Partnership Surface Specialists John Anderson Concrete Worx Rees Flooring
Facility Architect KMG Kevin McGahan, Director Alan Elsdon, Architectural Director Matteo Mazzola, Architect Chris Musangi, Architect Roger Faires, Engineer Lance Hayes, CAD Manager
Landscaping Ground Control
Signage Fabrication & Installation STYLO Simon Wheeler, Account Director Dan Halliday, Project Manager Sharon Joyce, Artwork Laura Kirley, Artwork Dave Hood, Printer Lee Mitchell, Creative Finishers Steve Keely, Creative Finishers Cliff Dealey, Creative Finishers Tim Crowson, Lead Installer Alex Murley, Lead Installer Harry Crowson, Lead Installer Ray Collins, Procurement Sarah Allam, Administration
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AECOM................................................................. Back Cover Adirondack............................................................................9 Alcorn McBride.....................................................................13 Canyon Creative...................................................................43 Christie Digital......................................................................18 Cinnabar.............................................................................40 Color Reflections.....................................................................2 Don McBain.........................................................................54 E+CA..................................................................................14 ECA2....................................................................................9 Electrosonic, Inc.............................................. Inside Front Cover ETI......................................................................................39 exp.....................................................................................38 FAR Out! Creative Direction......................................................6 Fountain People......................................................................6 Garner Holt Productions, Inc...................................................32 Hettema Group, The..............................................................49 International Guild of Live Show Producers, The �����������������������23 InPark Magazine..................................................................55 JCo.....................................................................................39 Joe Fox................................................................................50 JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)....................................................39 Judith Rubin............................................................................6 Light & Sound America..........................................................39 Main Street Design...............................................................42 Management Resources.........................................................14 nWave Pictures....................................................................55 PRS Associates Inc................................................................14 Rethink Attractions................................................................23 SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) ����������������������������4 Sennheiser...........................................................................50 Solomon Group....................................................................51 Thinkwell Group...................................................................25 Thorburn Associates, Inc........................................................55 Visual Terrain.......................................................................54 Weber Group (David Aion)......................................................1
DESIGN NOTES: THEA AWARDS PROGRAM & NEW TEA LOGO Many, many thanks to Canyon Creative for again providing superlative design assistance to TEA this year. TEA is very fortunate to have this very accomplished branding and design specialist on board to help the association represent itself in a consistent and professional manner. The 2013 Thea Awards Program design scheme was created by David Adler, senior art director at Canyon Creative, and we think it beautifully evokes the “Pure Imagination” theme of this year’s awards.
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TEA’s new logo appears for the first time in the 2013 Thea Awards Program. The logo was designed by Dale Sprague, president and creative director of Canyon Creative, and chair of TEA’s Marketing & Branding Committee. The logo can be seen as a stylized compass - a reference to the association’s very first logo, and to TEA’s growing worldwide presence and international diversity. The color system is also a reference to the diversity within TEA – of creativity, professional disciplines, geography and markets. Thanks also to Joe Fox for his page layout and production work on this Thea Awards Program. He brought to the job just the right combination of skills, aesthetics, enthusiasm and efficiency, and did an excellent job of fulfilling the design vision for the book. As a TEA NextGen member, Joe is working to grow a new career in themed entertainment and we think he will do very well. 55
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The highway from dream to reality is one amazing journey. Along the way, we came up with breakthrough techniques, introduced innovative materials, and created all-new technologies to bring a cast of roadworthy characters to life. It was quite a drive to Radiator Springs!
Weâ€™re proud to have been along for the ride. Thank you to our partners at Walt Disney Imagineering for the opportunity to design and build twelve of the incredible animatronic figures for Radiator Springs Racers.