They begin with a flash: sparks of enlightenment that generate ideas, facilitate discussions, and create a vision.
Motion and action soon follow, as the strokes of a pencil draft the renderings that shape machines of joy and innovative experiences.
Conversations bridging time zones ignite speech that ultimately sets steel and wood in motion.
Designers, engineers, and the skilled tradesperson who painstakingly bends metal, in effect, create colorful kinetic art.
Annual success stories are part of the fabric of the global attractions industry, measured in screams of delight and laughter.
Included on the following pages are a selection of roller coasters, dark rides, and family attractions that began as a vision and came to fruition this year. Among these stories, find proof the creative process prevails, as time spent with loved ones generates memories that last a lifetime … and produce additional sparks, allowing the process to begin anew.
Scott Fais and Jim Futrell also contributed to 2019’s annual roundup.