What do theme park engineers do?
Well for starters, we design just about every element that goes into a theme park or other entertainment venue. This broad generalization of the amusement encompasses, but is not limited to:
- Large Amusement Ride Design (For parks such as Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Universal, Disney, Herschend, etc.)
- Waterslide Design
- Portable Attraction Design (For smaller parks)
- Theme Design (Haunted houses, dark rides, etc.)
- Animatronic Design
- Exhibit Design (For museums, etc.)
- Arcade Game Design
- Amusement Food Creation
As one can imagine, there are a large number of components necessary to create a successful theme park. From business and advertisement majors providing funding and feasibility studies to graphic designers creating logos and even engineers drafting and supervising construction of the ride, each individual plays a crucial role in the success of any given amusement park. At Texas Theme Park Engineering Group, our goal is to provide anyone interested in these careers with further insight through hands on design experience as well as behind the scenes tours of local parks and museums that are already successful.