Attraction Review – VOYAGE TO THE IRON REEF

When Knott’s Berry Farm first announced the details for their new interactive dark ride, I despaired. A ride-through shooting gallery themed around steampunk sea creatures eating the remains of former Knott’s attractions sounded so distinctly unappealing to me. Comparisons made to Disney’s Toy Story Midway Mania – a stunningly lazy attraction that is nothing more than … Continue reading Attraction Review – VOYAGE TO THE IRON REEF

Defining Our Medium, a.k.a. What the Hell is a “Theme Park” Anyway?

When looking at theme parks, I feel as though there has never really been a sufficiently good explanation of what defines them as an artistic medium*. When looking towards other media, it’s easy to define what they are. Literature is words on a page, collected into sentences and paragraphs to inform, enlighten, or entertain. Film … Continue reading Defining Our Medium, a.k.a. What the Hell is a “Theme Park” Anyway?