We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Theme Park Design Audiobook

Theme Park Design: Behind the Scenes with an Engineer

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Have you ever gone to a theme park and wondered, "How did they do that?" At last there's a book that tells you. Theme Park Design reveals the secrets behind some of the world's greatest attractions. Take a peek behind the scenes, with a theme park engineer. Aimed at theme park enthusiasts, the book features behind the scenes information based upon author Steve Alcorn's 35 years designing attractions. The story follows the development of an attraction from "Blue Sky" design to opening day. Along the way it reveals the engineering tricks used to build many fan favorite rides. "This book shows you the secrets behind the magic," says Alcorn.

Theme Park Design explores ride control, mechanics, audio, video, lighting, special effects, animated figures, art direction, and much more, with insider commentary. The author illuminates the fast-paced world of theme park design through tales of calamity and triumph, sprinkled with many humorous anecdotes. He also offers career tips on becoming an Imagineer. A must-listen for every theme park enthusiast!

©2010 Theme Perks Inc (P)2013 Theme Perks Inc

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (24 )
5 star
 (16)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (21 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (21 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    E. C. Naville Kentuckiana 09-13-15
    E. C. Naville Kentuckiana 09-13-15 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What goes into a theme park?"

    Steve Alcorn is the perfect person to read his own book, since it's written in his voice. I did find it helpful however to speed up the audio to X1.25 to keep the pace up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    geoff from Tigard, OR 03-17-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "He's an expert"

    I think there are millions of theme park enthusiasts and some of the enthusiasts write books; this guy on the other hand is a total expert and he did a great job of sharing his career experiences and details of all aspects of theme park rides and how the parks operate. A very professionally done book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tony KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI, United States 05-23-15
    Tony KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI, United States 05-23-15 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful story, and delightfully narrated"

    Nice overview for theme park design process people and outcomes. The story takes you inside the environment of theme park design.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.