Crystal Lobby


Crystal Lobby Casino Lobby Show THG designed & produced the dazzling and innovative Crystal Lobby Show at the Galaxy Macau casino. The show features a three-story pavilion with a kinetic ceiling crafted from more than 380,000 precision-cut Bohemian crystals and over 150,000 invidually animated lights – all choreographed with original music and media. THG designed & produced the dazzling and innovative Crystal Lobby Show at the Galaxy Macau five-star casino resort on behalf of the Galaxy Entertainment Group. The show features a three-story pavilion crafted from more than 380,000 precision-cut Bohemian crystals and over 150,000 invidually animated lights. Completing the stunning attraction is a kinetic ceiling, dancing fountains, and a 360-degree media presentation that surrounds the pavilion. A collaborative effort that involved a worldwide team of 450 designers, artisans, engineers and craftspeople from over 25 countries, the Crystal Lobby Show is an animated, kinetic pavilion that features 32 dancing fountains, 8 leaping water jets, and an immense moving ceiling of 24 overlapping, crystal-clad petals and 12 rotating crystal chandeliers — all centered on an elegant, airborne crystal lotus flower. These elements synchronize to original music in an immersive spectacular of light, color, and sound. THG designed and produced three completely original shows, each incorporating music, animation, and media, to showcase the natural beauty of the interplay between crystal and light. The initial show, “The Phoenix Returns,” celebrates the Lunar New Year by honoring the auspicious arrival of Fenghuang, the immortal multicolored mythological phoenix whose rare appearance is said to foretell auspicious harmony. Heralded by an original score and visuals conjuring drums, music, fireworks, firecrackers and traditional red lanterns, this display celebrates the arrival of the New Year, which brings new opportunities for continued prosperity and joyfulness. Location Macau, China Client Galaxy Macau Industry Hospitality — Casino More Projects

Maeve Scanlon, Esq.


William Alton Vice President of Business Affairs As the Vice President of Business Affairs, Scanlon is THG’s head of legal and responsible for managing the business’ legal processes from proposal commencement to project completion.  She leads project negotiations, intellectual property management, and contractual relationships with clients, vendors, subcontractors, and business partners.  Scanlon has spent her career in the entertainment, events, and location-based and themed entertainment industries, focusing on and specializing in contract, corporate, intellectual property, and employment law.   Her dynamic in-house approach working directly with business teams has led to strategic and strong collaborations with global clients like Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Studios, Disney, SeaWorld, and numerous world-class theme parks, production companies, museums, and pop-up experiences.  She has overseen and managed all legal and compliance efforts for a wide range of clients and projects, acting most recently as Global Head of Legal for Thinkwell Group, where her innovative and collaborative approach led to many successful international location-based and themed entertainment projects. Scanlon has a passion for supporting her community, and aside from previously acting as counsel for the Special Olympics World Games, sits on Boards and committees of various non-profit organizations and charities in the Los Angeles area. Back to team

Rani Bal


William Alton Vice President of People Rani Bal leads THG’s Human Resources and Talent Acquisition. In her role, Rani serves as a strategic business partner and advisor providing leadership in all HR functions, including talent recruitment, workforce planning, policy implementation, organizational development, and supporting employee relations. Over the course of more than twenty years, Rani has mastered the ability to find the right person for the right job. Rani has worked in a wide range of industries, from hospitality to retail. Her themed entertainment roots extend back to key roles at Kings Dominion. Most recently, she served as VP of People for Thinkwell, and as a consultant supporting studios in the HR and talent acquisition realms domestically and internationally. Rani proudly served in the United States Military following her education at the Virginia Back to team

Dodger Stadium


Dodger Stadium Stadium Expansion Dodger Stadium is the iconic home to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers. THG was hired to elevate a planned stadium expansion through the use of entertainment and immersive activations, including themed food and beverage concepts, historical interactives, family-friendly activities, and creative technologies.Dodger Stadium is the iconic home to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers. THG was hired to elevate a planned stadium expansion through the use of entertainment and immersive activations, including themed food and beverage concepts, historical interactives, family-friendly activities, and creative technologies. Utilizing brand engagement strategies, and highlighting guest experience enhancement, our space planning created excitement and movement throughout the new areas of the stadium. Utilizing comprehensive 3D Models of Dodger Stadium, THG provided all of the previsualization for the expansion, including marketing materials such as high-quality stills, 3D renders, fly-throughs, and marketing videos. Location Los Angeles, California, USA Client Los Angeles Dodgers Industry Sports and Leisure — MLB More Projects

Scott Sinclair


Scott Sinclair Executive Director of Design Scott has played leadership roles in the conceptualization and design of many high-profile themed entertainment projects, including the Dragons Wild Shooting interactive dark ride at Lotte World in Seoul, Korea; the Hello Kitty Theme Park in Anji, China; Tokyo DisneySea; Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland; Sony’s Metreon retail entertainment center in San Francisco and Mediage in Tokyo; and multiple live shows and parades for Disneyland’s Marketing and Entertainment Division. He has served as lead designer on numerous other ambitious projects, including Paul Allen’s Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, The National Ag Science Center in Central California, Ski Dubai indoor ski resort, and Paul Allen’s “Flying Heritage Collection,” a WWII fighter plane display in Seattle. EDUCATION B.A., Theater Technology/Set Design, California State University, Long Beach NOTABLE PROJECTS & CLIENTS Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland Tokyo DisneySea Ski Dubai Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Seattle Abbey Road Studios Chicago Museum of Science & Industry Dollywood Universal Studios Shanghai Disneyland Dreamworks Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Back to team

Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash


Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash Theme Park Attraction THG worked with Universal Creative to provide creative consultation and leadership from concept design through installation on the Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. THG collaborated closely with the IP holder to help create an attraction that delivers on all the fun, charm, and mischief of the films. The original Secret Life of Pets film answered the age-old question: what do our pets do all day while we’re out of the house? The ride at Universal Studios Hollywood takes it a step further and lets us become pets that are about to be adopted into a new home. THG worked on the attraction alongside Universal Creative throughout its development cycle, beginning with concept sketches and narrative development illustrating potential scenes and premises for approval by Illumination, the producer of the films. These scenes were then further developed in the schematic design phase, with special attention paid to the integration of audio-animatronics and projection-mapped special effects. Finally, THG followed the project into the field and helped oversee the final installation of the ride. The attraction premiered in April of 2021 and has since become an audience favorite at USH – a testament to the power of a well-designed dark ride combined with a beloved IP. Location Hollywood, California, USA Client Universal Creative Industry Theme Parks — Attractions Awards 2022 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievemet More Projects

Jurassic World: The Ride


Jurassic World : The Ride Theme Park Attraction Jurassic World: The Ride is a headline attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, based on its previous ground-breaking incarnation – Jurassic Park: The Ride. With new films in the Jurassic World franchise hitting theaters, THG worked closely with the Universal Creative team to provide creative direction and lead the development of upgrades for the iconic ride. This included the new Indominus Rex & T-Rex confrontation, the Mosasaur Digital Aquarium, the all-new tiki bar Isla Nu-Bar, and much more. The refreshed story and updated elements opened to rave reviews in the summer of 2019, extending the power and longevity of the legendary attraction for generations to come. Location Hollywood, California, USA Industry Theme Parks Awards 2022 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement More Projects

William Alton


William Alton Senior Director of Design William Alton is Senior Director of Design with over 25 years working in the Theme Park, Hospitality, Retail and Restaurant industries. He has been Design Team Lead for the Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic World. the Dodgers Stadium Renovation and Entertainment Plaza projects, the Atlantis The Palm Dubai Aquaventure and many other projects in the United States and internationally. He served as Vice President of Design for Paramount Pictures Parks and Resorts where he supervised the creative and design development of all other national and international aspects of recreation and hospitality for Paramount Pictures. He had development oversight on many R&D projects, including VR and AR themed entertainment experiences based on Paramount Films. Alton also worked with major game companies in developing Next-Gen Gamified experiences for theme park applications and worked as a creative consultant and concept designer for Walt Disney Imagineering in the development of attractions and resorts for Disney’s Anaheim, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Back to team

Jodi Roberdes (AIA)


William Alton Director of Architecture Jodi has played an integral role in many architectural and interior design projects for The Hettema Group since 2009, including Dragons Wild Shooting at Lotte World, the Malaysia Truly Asia Center, the High Roller Observation Wheel in Las Vegas, DreamWorks Water Park, Meadowlands, and was Lead Architectural Designer for the One World Observatory experience at the World Trade Center in New York City. She is currently in charge of the architectural design for a major theme park in Asia. Jodi was Director of Design at Scenery West Design & Construction, creating turnkey projects involving multiple disciplines, specialty consultants, architectural facility interface, and show integration. She was responsible for projects including Sony’s Where the Wild Things Are attraction in Japan, Sea World’s Cirque de la Mer show in San Diego, Fort Worth Zoo’s Texas Wild! eight-acre expansion, five GameWorks entertainment centers throughout the U.S., and Oakley flagship stores. As Senior Associate at JKI International Architectural & Planning, Jodi executed multiple design/build projects domestically as well as interior entertainment facilities and attractions internationally. Jodi was also a consultant to Walt Disney Imagineering, assisting with exteriors and interiors for Disney’s California Adventure. EDUCATION B.A., Architecture California State Polytechnic University, Pomona M.A., Urban Design & Planning Technical University of Athens NOTABLE PROJECTS One World Observatory One World Trade Center, New York City High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas Back to team

DreamWorks Theatre


DreamWorks Theatre 4D Theatre Show THG, working directly with the Universal Creative team, developed the redesign of the former location of the Shrek 4D attraction into the DreamWorks Theatre: Kung Fu Panda Adventure at Universal Studios Hollywood. THG provided creative direction and show set design to guide the narrative and the projection-mapped animation integration with the theater. As part of the process, THG created extensive mockups and sightline studies to ensure the successful execution of the tech-heavy attraction. A major design goal was to seamlessly integrate the look of the theater with the classic Spanish Revival style of the Universal Studios Hollywood main street. That architectural style was then extended to the interiors of the theater lobby and the main attraction space. In a significant upgrade from the Shrek 4D show, the Kung Fu Panda Adventure doesn’t limit the media to a screen – it uses the entire theater as a projection surface! As the show progresses, the venue transforms from classic Hollywood cinema to a 360-degree projection-mapped depiction of the “spiritual realm” from the Kung Fu Panda universe.  This crowd-pleasing transformation elicits spontaneous applause and cheering from the audience – a sure sign that THG’s mission of telling amazing stories with invisibly integrated technology was accomplished. Location Hollywood, California, USA Industry Theme Parks More Projects

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