Grandmother’s Garden

An immersive, multi-part experience designed as an educational exercise for Dollywood, exploring how to use flat rides (in this case an Intamin Flying Island) to create moving storytelling experiences that entertain, educate, and inspire. This project was also used as an opportunity to develop workflows to use the latest technologies, such as VR and Unreal engine to visualize this experience as accurately and with as much creative detail as possible.

Cabin Transformation

Pitch Deck






This project was my thesis project to complete my MFA in themed entertainment design. The full paper – which describes at length the design process, evolution, and principles can be found here.