Ah, once again the past come back to haunt me! (Hehehe)
There is the "bible" of Theme Park magic "if" you can find it as it was a numbered series with limited release. It's called "Straight Talk About Theme Park Magic!" and was compiled and written back in 84' by Doug Anderson (Published with the assistance of Paul Osborne) It's a hardbound book with interviews of some of the TOP theme park magicians of the day... some you maybe of herd-of:
- Lance Burton
- Whit Haden
- Chris Carey
- Mark Kalin
- Bev Bergeron
- Brian Gillas
- Tom Ogden
- Paul Driscoll
- Tom Mullica
and so many other park professionals.
It really IS a good book, but please rip-out the first few pictures if you have a weak heart... I'm not all that attractive... ewe, yuk!
Alas, I spent may pleasurable years in the theme park biz and now all I have left are fond memories and a where house full of props, sets and other fun, cool stuff!
I have since moved on and now "through" the casino showroom phase, thanks to my park years and continue to contribute regularly to park and casino offerings, so If I may be of some support to your ventures, please do-not hesitate to count on me for insights, experience and what ever other assistance I may be my brother.
I personally only have the fondest of memories as I look at all my years of producing and performing for theme park (and the "adult" theme parks... Casinos) industries. I personally RECOMMEND it!
I am at your service and in His service,
TheDean - Deano