Alcorn Releases 'Theme Park Design' iBook - AvNetwork.com

Alcorn Releases 'Theme Park Design' iBook

Author:
Publish date:

Orlando, FL--Alcorn McBride founder Steve Alcorn has released a new iBook, “Theme Park Design.”

Image placeholder title



Available from Apple’s iBookstore, it allows iPad users to interactively explore Alcorn’s behind-the-scenes account of 35 years designing attractions. This iBook edition combines the text of Alcorn’s popular book with new multimedia features including audio commentary and pop quizzes.

Called “a must-read for every theme park enthusiast” by Amazon.com, where the paperback and Kindle versions are available, “Theme Park Design” reveals the secrets behind some of the world’s greatest attractions. It traces the development of an attraction from its “blue sky” design through the complex engineering process to opening day for the public.

Readers will discover the ins and outs of ride control, mechanics, audio, video, lighting, special effects, animatronics, art direction and more with insider knowledge.

Amazon.com said of the book: “The author illuminated the fast-paced world of theme park design through tales of calamity and triumph, sprinkled with many humorous anecdotes.” Alcorn even offers career tips on becoming an Imagineer – he was Walt Disney Imagineering’s first systems engineer and previously authored, “Building a Better Mouse: The Story of the Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot.”

Related

Image placeholder title

Alcorn McBride Marks 25th Anniversary

Orlando, FL-- Alcorn McBride is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching an improved website with easier navigation and more offerings, including the latest free software downloads and firmware upgrades for customers.   Steve Alcorn Founded in 1986 by CEO Steve Alcorn, Alcor

Image placeholder title

Extron Releases Design Guides

  Anaheim, CA-- Extron Electronics has announced the availability of its Design Guides, in-depth technical resources for system designers and integrators. Design Guides offer an educational overview of key technologies used within AV systems, along with best practices for successful deployment. Each Guide also incl

Image placeholder title

MAP Releases Designer Version 4.0

Fairfield, NJ-- Middle Atlantic Products has updated its Designer 3D layout and specification software to include new product groups, enabling more complete room configurations.   In addition to consoles and video walls, Designer can now facilitate the placement of MRK Series racks and C5 Se

Image placeholder title

Alcorn Names New Canadian Distributor

Orlando, FL-- Alcorn McBride has appointed SF Marketing (SFM) to expand their sales and support network in Canada.    Effective immediately, SFM is the exclusive distributor for Alcorn McBride products in Canada.   “The Canadian market is important to us and we felt the need to establish a local presence to bette

Image placeholder title

Alcorn McBride Debuts Carbon 4K Video Player

Alcorn McBride has introduced the Carbon 4K, a High Frame Rate (60 fps) UltraHD 4K player that delivers a viewer experience to large video and LED walls, museum exhibits, theme park attractions, corporate centers, 4D theater, and digital signage.

Image placeholder title

Alcorn Updates WinScriptLive!

Orlando, FL-- Alcorn McBride has released a new version of WinScriptLive!, the programming tool for its Pro line of show controllers.     Customers can now download the latest version of WinScriptLive! at alcorn.com . WinScriptLive! is a software tool that provides easy-to-use sequence and