Season Pass Podcast: SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Designers PGAV

Written by Doug Barnes. Posted in Busch Gardens Tampa, Features, Orlando Parks, Podcasts, SeaWorld Orlando, The Seasonpass Podcast

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Published on July 11, 2013 at 1:00 am with 2 Comments

Please welcome back the Season Pass Podcast. This time around, the team speaks with a theme park design firm who has worked closely with SeaWorld and Busch Gardens on a number of high profile attractions.

PGAV Destinations is responsible for creating some of the most detailed and immersive environments in the themed entertainment world.  Working with textures and topography to create amazing atmospheres, rides and attractions like Busch Gardens Tampa’s Cheetah Hunt and SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta can be quite complex.  Al Cross (Vice President), Jim Wible (Senior Attraction Designer) and Josh Rodriguez (Architectural Designer) share their work, love, experience, and journey through the growing field of themed entertainment destinations.  Discussion on the beginnings of PGAV, working on animal habitats and merging that specific world into theme parks.  Working with Anheuser-Busch and now SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.  The Season Pass Podcast’s Doug Barnes and Brent Young discuss creative process and industry growth with the guys of PGAV Destinations.

About Doug Barnes

Doug Barnes is a Life Long Fan of Theme Parks and Roller Coasters as well as a fan of Podcasting. Doug has spent his entire life living and meandering under the California sky; regularly attending many parks including Disneyland, DCA, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (AKA-Marine World), California's Great America (AKA-PGA), and more. Doug has toured all over the country in search of Great Themed Recreational Fun including Florida, Ohio, Texas, Nevada, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Missouri & more. Aside from his duties as master of ceremonies for the MiceChat Podcast, Doug owns the critically acclaimed Season Pass Podcast:

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  • Doug, you guys are absolutely amazing! This podcast is a fantastic look at how these rides get designed and built!

    • Thanks Dusty! PGAV is creating some of the most detailed and immersive attractions right now. I think people who take a listen will see why the rest of the theme park world is catching up to Disney with designers like these guys out there. 😉