Back to the Parks!
If you ever get an email from me, after my signature you’ll find this quote
Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people.
- Randy Pausch
I live by this philosophy set forth by Randy Pausch. Mr.Pausch was a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. He also worked at Disney as an Imagineer for a short time. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and only had a few months to live, however he shared a very optimistic view of his life in his book “The Last Lecture”. Disney honored Mr.Pausch by placing this lovely sign in the parks with a quote by him. Be sure to check out his inspirational words next time you are near the Mad Tea Party attraction at the Magic Kingdom!
OUTSIDE THE BOX: wander, wonder, discover.: Links for anyone interested in Attraction design (okay, and Disney full stop!)
- This website has basically become my bible! Just click on the Old Site link and before you know it there is a whole range of tips, tricks, interviews and guides on the subject of designing successful theme park attractions from a whole host of professional designers…
its a small world