PRODUCED BY FUNWORLD—THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF IAAPA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016


‘Heroes & Legends’ Attraction Will Honor Astronauts at Kennedy Space Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Falcon’s Creative Group (Booth #2290) Thursday for the opening of the $23 million “Heroes & Legends” attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC). On hand was NASA astronaut Jon McBride, who was a member of the first space shuttle astronaut class in January 1978 and now serves as a special advisor on projects at the KSCVC like “Heroes & Legends.”
Designed to be the first stop upon entering the KSCVC, the 37,000-square-foot “Heroes & Legends” uses the space program’s early years to explore the concept of heroism, and the qualities that define heroes, through cutting-edge technology, special effects, and priceless artifacts.

“The [KSCVC] really wanted ‘Heroes & Legends’ to be the hero’s journey, and we took that to heart,” said Cecil Magpuri, president and chief creative officer of Falcon’s Creative Group, which led the creative efforts on the project.

The attraction features nine exhibit modules separated into three distinct experiences: “What’s a Hero?”, “Through the Eyes of a Hero,” and “A Hero Is …”

Therrin Protze, COO of the KSCVC, said, “This has been a great collaborative effort with Falcon’s Creative, and a real key goal was to make the artifacts and stories come alive.”

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www.falconscreativegroup.com

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