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NEWS & BLOG

August 26, 2019

Generating 3D Content For Dome Experiences

Ingenuity is something we pride ourselves on and over the years we’ve implemented several tools and techniques in our process of generating 360° dome content, specifically in the areas of pre-visualization, rendering, and color grading.
August 14, 2019
Art Direction

The Creative Guardian: A Protector of a Project’s Vision

“Wow, how fun…I have always wondered who did that stuff”…this is a response I hear many times after telling someone what I do for a living. “So, you get to travel the world, build cool stuff and get paid to do it? … you are blessed”. Yes I am, is often my response. What is it that I do, you ask? Well, I’m glad to answer…
August 1, 2019
IMG Worlds Of Adventure

Escapism: The Universal Language of Entertainment

The desire for escapism is fueling an explosive growth in the global themed entertainment industry. In my 13 plus year career with Falcon’s Creative Group, I’ve had the pleasure of working in dozens of countries and while 15-hour flights might sound extreme, they offer plenty of time for thought and reflection (after watching all the “new releases,” of course).
July 31, 2019
Dome Theater Media Production

What is Experience Design?

And why does it matter? In the interest of due diligence, let’s first entertain the notion that I could simply say Experience Design is “the art of designing experiences,” and we could call it a day right now. Of course, that answer doesn’t exactly tell us anything new. So, how do we define Experience Design? Well, to find the right answer, we’ll first need to make sure we have the right understanding of the question.
June 24, 2019

Foot in the Door: Career Beginnings Part II

Each member of the Falcon’s team has a unique story of how they started their career in themed entertainment. This episode takes a closer look at some of those journeys through a collection of brief interviews that give insight on professional influences, turning points in careers, advice for breaking into the industry, and more.
June 4, 2019
Care Bears partners with Falcon's Creative Group

Collaboration with CloudCo Entertainment

Falcon’s Creative Group, a global creative services firm, is honored and excited to announce a worldwide agreement with Cloudco Entertainment (formerly American Greetings Entertainment). Falcon’s and Cloudco Entertainment will work together to develop retailtainment venue experiences that bring the Care Bears franchise to life.
May 30, 2019
Falcon's Vision Augmented Reality Headset

Custom-Built AR Headsets

“With AR we are no longer constrained to any surface or physical limitation of a space. We can move around the content, engage with it from all angles, and get our own personal experiences at our own pace,” says Jason Ambler, Executive Producer/Director of Production at Falcon’s Digital Media, which is launching Falcon’s Vision, a wireless AR headset that is specially designed for location-based experiences.
May 27, 2019

Fantasy of Flight: Kermit Weeks’ Vision

In this segment, Falcon's Creative Group is honored to host our friend and client Kermit Weeks, the visionary founder and owner of Fantasy of Flight. We are joined by legendary industry veteran Bob Ward and Falcon's President [&] CCO Cecil Magpuri as we explore the creative journey and developmental challenges of a revolutionary new concept.
May 23, 2019
Falcon's Creative Group

Meet Falcon’s at IAAPA Expo Asia

Falcon’s Creative Group will be exhibiting at the IAAPA Expo Asia in Shanghai from June 12-14th. We would like to extend a personal invitation for you to visit us at Booth #1456. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting with our team, please email Phoebe Hicks.
March 28, 2019
Harves and Falcon's Partnership

Harves Entertainment & Falcon’s Partnership

Harves Entertainment and Falcon’s Creative Group announced a new strategic alliance which creates a complete package of integrated services – including concept development, financing, creative execution, real estate development, construction, and operations – to propel new opportunities in the design and realization of global, next generation entertainment experiences.
March 8, 2019

Falcon’s Creative brings Egyptian tomb to life in 3D at National Geographic Museum

Visitors to the National Geographic Museum’s new Queens of Egypt exhibition in Washington DC can take a virtual tour through one of the most well-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Queens. The 3D experience was produced by Falcon’s Creative Group.
January 8, 2019
Falcons Creative Group 2018

2018 Year in Review

Happy New Year! Falcon’s is looking forward to an exciting 2019, but we also wanted to take a moment to look back at all the great times 2018 brought us as well as say a big thank you to everyone for their support in making this past year a success! 2018 was a busy year for the Falcon’s team with many wonderful moments; here are 12 events we were incredibly proud and honored to take part in.
November 19, 2018
National Geographic Ecounter

IAAPA Reveals Brass Ring Award Winners 2018

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) presented its annual Brass Ring Awards on Wednesday, November 14, during IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando. View the full list of award winners here.
November 5, 2018
Falcon's Vision Augmented Reality Headset

Falcon’s Creative Group Announces New “Falcon’s Vision” Augmented Reality Technology

After finding success with Battle For Eire, North America’s first-ever Virtual-Reality attraction on a motion-base, Falcon’s Creative Group has announced their latest technological advance: Falcon’s Vision, a revolutionary augmented reality (AR) solution.
October 18, 2018
Water Park Design Atlantis Sanya

A Legend Rises from the Sea

Walk into Aquaventure, Atlantis Sanya’s new 200,000-square-meter water park on China’s Hainan Island, and your eyes are immediately drawn to the centerline of Neptune Tower, a rising pyramid that evokes the spirit of the mythic sunken city. Bisecting this six-tiered winged building is a 25-meter-high, copper-toned vertical slide called the “Leap of Faith” that plunges riders through a tank of blacktip and zebra sharks.
August 24, 2018
Media Production Tomb of Christ

“Tomb of Christ” at National Geographic Museum features immersive 3D experience

Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s new attraction for 2018 offers an exhilarating virtual reality (VR) experience on a motion simulator. It is, says park president Kevin Lembke, the first of its kind in the industry. Here he shares the story of the Battle for Eire.
July 5, 2018

Falcon’s President/Chief Creative Officer named in Blooloop 50 Theme Park Influencers List 2018

Congratulations to Falcon’s President and Chief Creative Officer, Cecil D. Magpuri, for being named in the 2018 Blooloop 50 Theme Park Influencer list! This first annual Blooloop 50 list celebrates key individuals whose expertise and passion are shaping the 21st-century theme park experience
June 28, 2018
VR Headset Battle For Eire

Battle for Eire – Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s ground breaking VR experience

Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s new attraction for 2018 offers an exhilarating virtual reality (VR) experience on a motion simulator. It is, says park president Kevin Lembke, the first of its kind in the industry. Here he shares the story of the Battle for Eire.
June 25, 2018

Behind The Scenes With Falcon’s Creative Group

Back in April, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s new virtual reality attraction, Battle for Eire, opened to rave reviews. One of the companies behind the attraction was the Orlando-based design firm, Falcon’s Creative Group. A company that I have seen popping up more and more in the theme park industry recently, I wanted to learn a little bit more about the history of Falcon’s Creative Group.
February 15, 2018
Atlantis Sanya Waterpark

Falcon’s Creative Group Reveals New Details of Atlantis Sanya Design

Orlando-based experiential design firm Falcon’s Creative Group has revealed new details of the design and development of Atlantis Sanya. This is the iconic new Atlantis resort on the Haitang Bay National Coast in China.
August 4, 2017

What Does Innovation Mean to You?

Innovation is significant positive change. It’s a result. It’s an outcome. It’s something you work towards achieving on a project. We help deliver innovative, powerful experiences with breakthrough creative solutions. We build immersive experiences that challenge the limits of reality and fire the imagination. Innovation is a driving force in the themed entertainment industry.
May 25, 2017

What Does it Take to Build a Water Park?

This week, Universal's Volcano Bay celebrates its grand opening. So have you ever wondered just what it takes to build a water park? We visited the design team at Falcon's Treehouse, the attractions division of Falcon's Creative Group.
January 27, 2017
Attraction Design IMG World's of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure opens in Dubai

In the year following a brief phase of stagnation in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been investing heavily in construction again. By the time of the Expo in Dubai in 2020, the city is out to establish itself as the tourism destination for tourists and business travelers by increasing the number of visitors to 20 million, doubling the number of 2012. Like everything in Dubai, the vision is big.
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