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 Expert  729699

Expert in Theme Parks, Resorts, Water Parks, Resort Hotels, Family Entertainment Centers, Entertainment Retail

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is the President of a company where he conducts financial feasibility studies, designs and builds theme parks, resorts and theme retail in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Previously, Expert was the Vice President of Planning and Development for Universal Studios, Executive Producer of Six Flags, and Director of Project Management at Walt Disney.

Expert currently designs and builds theme park attractions, resorts, casinos, entertainment centers. Expert is currently acting as Project Director and feasibility analyst for a Casino Resort project, Project Director and Chief of Design for a 3000 acre Extreme Sports Park, hotel, campground and outdoor recreation complex, and is conducting financial feasibility studies for new theme retail and entertainment projects. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Themed Entertainment Association.


amusement park


amusement ride


feasibility study


financial analysis




hospitality industry


hotel feasibility analysis


motel feasibility analysis




recreational equipment




water park


theme park

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Deltona, Florida;  Largo, Florida;  and Sarasota, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   BS   Aeronautical Engineering   Long Beach State  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to







Expert is the President of this firm, where he conducts financial feasibility studies, designs and builds theme parks, resorts and theme retail in the US, Europe, and Asia.

1981 to 1991


Universal Studios




VP Planning and Development & Executive Producer


Expert assisted in the master planning of Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida, created and executive produced the attractions and served as Project Manager of numerous attractions.

1979 to 1981


Walt Disney Production


Walt Disney Imagineering


Director of Project Management


Directed the Project Managers, estimators, schedules, project accountants for the EPCOT center and Tokyo Disney projects, Fantasyland Expansion and resort hotel projects. Developed first Disney 10 year master plan and conducted feasibillity analysis for projects recommended by the plan.

1969 to 1979


Hughes Aircraft Company


Missile Systems Division


Section Head, Life Cycle Cost Analysis


Performed life cycle cost analysis for weapon systems including production and maintainability costs, assisted in developing value engineering proposals, and reliability and maintainability improvement proposal for the weapon systems.

Career Accomplishments:

Board Member, Themed Entertainment Association Design Award, US Theater Technology Institute

Professional Appointments

CEO, VP of Planning and Development, Executive Producer, etc.


US Theater Technology Institute Design Award

Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous articles on theme park master planning, feasibility studies and theme park design vs. architecture.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - www.imaginationportal.com  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1986 to 1986   State of California   Expo 86 designer   Designed the California Pavilion's attractions

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Provided clients with background and dynamics of the leisure industry, company profiles of key players, probable future revenue and earnings potential.
  • Historical research on past performance of Leisure industry firms.
  • Feasibility analysis of hotels, resorts, recreation projects, comments and analysis on other firms feasibility studies.
  • Specific analysis of firms such as Six Flags, Great Wolf Resorts, Cedar Fair, Disney, Universal, Palace Entertainment, Chuck E. Cheese etc involved in the leisure industry
  • Expert witness consulting for lawsuits involving theme parks, theme park rides, etc.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
High Court, Dubai, UAE, conducted by Swiss Arbitrator according to Internation Rules of Arbitration, expert witness and feasibililty analyst for His Highness The Ruler's Court vs. Bechtel International.

US District Court, Orlando, Fl--Copyright infringement case vs. Disney, served as Expert Witness.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in expert witness for lawsuit - Plaintiffs injured on ride at Knott's Soak City.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to   Middle East   Expert Witness in Dubai, 5 feasibility studies for projects in Dubai, design of 3 indoor entertainment centers in Saudi Arabia, feasibility study for resort in Egypt.
1979 to   Orient   Director of Project Management for Tokyo Disneyland, Disney's first expansion project, initial studies for Universal Japan, consulting with Japanese amusement parks, consulting with Korean amusement parks, Project Director of Casino Resort and Paramount Theme Park project in Taiwan.
1995 to   Europe   Designer, builder and operator of theme park attractions in Netherlands, France and Italy. Designer of studio tour and studio expansion of Leavesden Studios, Watford, UK. Designer of hotel and theme park projects in Serbia and Montenegro.
2009 to   Canada   Project Director and Chief of Design for extreme sports park, hotel, golf course, condos and campground project in Alberta.
1995 to 1998   Mexico   Consultant to TV Show producer in developing family entertainment based on kids TV show.

Market Research:
He has served as an executive, designer, project manager and feasibility analyst--all aspects of the leisure industry including resorts, hotels, outdoor recreation, theme parks, water parks, theme retail and casual dining.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Urban Land Institute--Entertainment Retail Seminars IAAPA--Theme Park Design Seminars

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

His company regularly builds theme parks, family entertainment centers and theme retail projects and use scenic design, amusement equipment, point of sales, kitchen equipment, FF&E vendors.

Other Skills and Services

He brings his engineering background to the evaluation of rides and projects.


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