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Seven inspiring statements made at this year’s Entertainment Designers Forum

Live Active Cultures: Fifth annual Entertainment Designers Forum



Michael Roddy, senior show writer and director for Disney parks and cruise ships
“Never throw away anything. You always keep your ideas, because there’s been countless times where something started out really big, and for one reason or another gets cut. … There are ideas from that you can reuse and repurpose in ways that are just as valid. … As long as you do something every day towards your ultimate goal, that is success. … Move one little centimeter forward, and you will be successful.”

Robbi Lepré, director of theatrical services at Busch Gardens
“Technology can only take you so far; the one element that doesn’t change is people. People want to see other people having a good time, they want to have that personal experience. They want to be touched in ways that make them feel special and make them enjoy that experience of spending time with their friends and families.”
“You have to be able to touch people and give them something new that isn’t just technology-based. … Eventually things have to come around full circle [and] technology should always be in a supporting role; it can’t be the star.”

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