Projects

Zoo and theme park projects - Projects ranging in total cost from $100K to $90M, including master planning, program development, concept development, design management, and in field art direction.

SeaWorld San Diego

  • As the Show Producer, managed the audio and lighting design for the new highly themed front entry at the park.
  • Participated in the design development of the new ticketing area, touch tanks, and retail facilities.

Al Bustan – UAE
Entertainment Development Group (EDG) in partnership with PJA Architects + Landscape Architects

  • Provided programming for the operation of a specialized animal resort destination.
  • Provided concept design consulting.
  • Developed ride matrix for potential attractions working with attraction manufacturers.

Scenic World – Blue Mountains, Australia
Entertainment Development Group (EDG)

  • Developed master plan expansion to grow park to handle more attendance without a negative impact on the natural beauty of the surrounding environment.
  • Provided evaluation of attendance and revenue potential including pricing scenarios.
  • Provided overall park storylines and narrative.
  • Developed park attraction expansion mix.

Xian Entertainment City - China
Entertainment Development Group (EDG)

  • Developed a vision and master plan to convert the Xian Flower Show site into a permanent tourist destination.

Mirador Pacifico – Panama Canal Visitor Center - Panama
Entertainment Development Group (EDG)

  • Provided consulting services to optimize operational planning for the new visitor center for the new locks to include recommendations on guest flows & capacities; crowd flow management; ticket sales location; layout of architectural & engineering facilities: the best location & flow management for seating areas, theater, museum and exhibition halls; food & beverage and merchandise facilities; and transportation: parking & drop-off/pick-up locations for buses, taxis, private cars.

Island World - China
Entertainment Development Group (EDG)

  • Provided design development of an entertainment destination comprised of 3 Island based themed experiences: Aquatic, Arctic and Fantasy..
  • Provided written conceptual narrative document describing the overall park guest experience, including a narrative treatment for each of the on stage facilities and show how they support the overall story line.
  • Worked with the team to provide master plans for each of the three island worlds.
  • Developed the overall park program for each separate island park to establish required number of attractions, retail and restaurants/event spaces to support projected attendance.

Sir Bani Yas Island – Abu Dhabi
Entertainment Development Group (EDG) in partnership with PJA Architects + Landscape Architects

  • Developed the vision for an intriguing, educational, and entertaining destination for guests visiting the wild life sanctuary on Sir Bani Yas Island.
  • Provided an overall park narrative and story lines for the guest experiences.
  • Developed an overall master plan.
  • Developed a concept for a night safari experience.

Zhongnan Cartoon City - China
Entertainment Development Group (EDG)

  • Created a vision for a themed entertainment destination based on the renowned animated characters of Zhongnan Animation Group.
  • Provided an operational program that outlined key planning criteria, recommending a food and beverage and retail mix to support the entertainment package and the overall property appeal.

Heart of Europe - Dubai
Entertainment Development Group (EDG)

  • Developed entertainment and planning concepts to guide the finalization of the master plan.
  • Provided written conceptual narrative document describing the overall park guest experiences.
  • Utilizing both written narratives and colorful illustrations, presented a creative and dynamic entertainment strategy to fulfill the owner’s project vision.
  • Provided an operational program that outlined key planning criteria, recommending a food and beverage and retail mix to support the entertainment package and the overall property appeal.

International Destination Resort - Malaysia
Entertainment Development Group (EDG)

  • Participated in the concept development of a new themed resort destination integrated into the natural surroundings while emphasizing sustainability.
  • Managed the production of the written narrative and artwork, collection of collateral imagery, and layout of the vision book.

Dubailand World - Dubai

  • Managed the overall design process for each of the six theme parks to ensure a diverse attraction mix between the parks and to manage deliverables for each team.
  • Developed the overall park program for each separate park to establish required number of attractions, retail and restaurants/event spaces to support projected attendance.
  • Worked with attraction manufacturers to identify and procure rides and attractions for the parks.

Earthquest – Houston, TX

  • Participated in the concept development of a new dinosaur themed park.
  • Developed the overall park program to establish required number of attractions, retail and restaurants/event spaces to support projected attendance.
  • Developed a phased development plan for future planned growth.
  • Developed a rough order of magnitude investment level based on the concept plan.

Herschend Family Entertainment Corp.

  • Led the Concept Development for rebranding and retheming of an existing theme park.
  • Provided animal design consulting for new animal exhibits in the project.

Ocean Park Redevelopment Project - $700 million
Ocean Park, Hong Kong

  • Provided design management and production management for overall park redevelopment project adding 4 new themed lands, each with its own separate design team, and redeveloping the existing park entrance and theme park.
  • Developed the overall park program to guide growth for attractions, retail and restaurants/event spaces inside the park.

Bearfire Resorts - $550 million
Fort Worth, Texas

  • Provided design management for the overall park project for outdoor ski park in Texas.
  • Developed the overall park program to establish required number of attractions, retail and restaurants/event spaces to support projected attendance.
  • Developed park attraction matrix.

The Nashville Zoo – various projects

  • Provided design for re-theming of reptile and amphibian house, Unseen New World, and surrounding area development and food facility - $50 k
  • Provided design, field art direction and project management for Wildlife Carousel - $1.5 million
  • Provided design and art directed the build of Lorikeet Exhibit hand wash station - $25 k
  • Provided design package for Alligator Cove exhibit - $25 k
  • Provided design package for new restroom facility at Bamboo Trails
  • Provided concept design for new front entry

Dubailand Theme Parks
EDAW and Vertex Productions

  • Developed the overall park programs to define the opening day facility menus and to guide growth for attractions, retail and restaurants/event spaces inside five different theme parks planned for Dubailand covering several years of growth.

River Safari – Singapore Zoo
In partnership with PJA Architects + Landscape Architects

  • Provided written conceptual narrative document describing the overall park guest experience, including a narrative treatment for each of the on stage facilities and how they support the overall story line.
  • Provided written narrative treatments conceptually describing the overall premise for each of the three major attractions.

The Houston Zoo – various projects

  • Program development, design management, owner’s representation, production management and overall project management of African Forest Exhibit project featuring Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Hippos and many other species - $80 million
  • Provided design and oversaw the building of a Children’s Themed water play area in the Children’s Zoo - $500,000
  • In partnership with PJA Architects + Landscape Architects, participated in concept design, and provided in field art direction and project management for rebranding and retheming to recreate a new small mammal exhibit building, Natural Encounters - $5 million
  • Provided design, in field art direction and project management for Wildlife Carousel - $2 million
  • Led concept development and design for new Front Entry, Administrative Offices and Guest Services. - $1.1 million

Jacksonville Zoo - $1.2 million

  • Project management and on site management for new Children’s Zoo, including water play area, small animal exhibits, and artificial rockwork playground.

Oakland Zoo

  • Provided operational advisement on the newly developed master plan.
  • Developed the overall park program to establish required number of attractions, retail and restaurants/event spaces to support projected attendance.

The Phoenix Zoo - $50 million

  • Master plan and overall concept development for the “New Phoenix Zoo”

Columbus Zoo

  • In partnership with PJA Architects + Landscape Architects, provided design consulting for future park expansion, program development, and acquisition and expansion of adjacent theme park
  • Participated in the concept development of new thematic overlay combining the zoo and theme/water park.

Mesker Park Zoo

  • New Children’s Enchanted Forest:  worked on the design, and provided in field art direction and overall project management of a land of activities for children, including an otter pool with crawl through plex tube, water play area, children’s interpretive area and several other small animal exhibits.
  • Developed the master plan and overall concept for 2003 expansion

The Living Desert

  • Design and build of guest interactive exhibits for the new veterinary facility 

Prior Project Experience:

The principals at Total Park Projects have an extensive list of project experience on many types of projects. The list below is a list of selected projects in which the principals have played a significant role:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Overall Park Concept, Design management, Field Art Direction, Project Management, Show Producer and overall Associate Producer for the park
  • Butterfly House exhibit design
  • Gorilla exhibit expansion at “Pangani Forest” attraction
  • “Grandmother Willow’s Grove” theater & animal holding facilities
  • “Safari Village” kangaroo and deer animal viewing structures
  • “Dinosaur Jubilee” museum exhibit attraction & “Sue” t-rex dinosaur museum display
  •  “Camp Minnie-Mickey” land design/build
  • “Festival of the Lion King” entertainment theater facility and facility expansion
  • Conversion of “Countdown To Extinction” attraction to “Dinosaur”
  • “Cretaceous Trail” children’s play area rehab & renovation
  • “The Boneyard” attraction rehab & renovation
  •  “Kilimanjaro Safari” production of additional ride vehicles
  • “Discovery Riverboat Radio Disney Show” development & production
  • “DinoRama!” land design & production
  •  “Safari Village” circulation study & area development modifications
  • Park wide way finding icon sculptures
  • Audio-animatronic “Iguanodon” exhibit relocation
  • “Asia” interactive water feature