What You Need For A Dream Theme Team

  • To create themed attractions, you need four different disciplines, according to former Disney Imagineer Theron Skees
  • The people in those four disciplines have different roles, and very different attitudes to risk
  • If handled right, it can creates the sort of ‘positive tension’ that results in the best creativity
Star Wars creation, Disney World. Photo by Josue/Unsplash

The four disciplines are:

  1. Creative
  2. Delivery
  3. Design
  4. Management

As you can see from the video below, they have vey different ways of thinking and doing. Often those are so different there are clashes. Watch to the end of this short video to hear this produces ‘positive tension’, and how that’s useful for creating good work.

So, who is Theron Kees? A former Disney Imagineer, Skees has been creating themed attractions for more than 30 years, for Disneys theme parks and cruise ships. He now offers training and advice via his firm The Designers Creative Studio.

Avatar themed attraction, Disneyland. Photo by Luke Tanis/Unsplash.