Mark Thomas is one of the industry’s uniquely qualified creative and technical professionals. With over 30 years of in-depth experience in all aspects of the attractions business, Mark is recognized industry-wide as a technical innovator and creative problem solver who delivers projects on time and on budget — all while ensuring maximum guest impact.
Mark is a technical visionary with an unparalleled ability to instantly grasp the big picture and meld it with creative technical solutions. A frequent member of charrette/brainstorming teams, Mark consistently combines practical operations and technical innovation to craft imaginative and entertaining guest experiences.
Working side-by-side with clients, Mark regularly demonstrates a profound ability to guide projects — regardless of budget, scale, or complexity — from earliest concepts, through creative and technical feasibility mockups, then on to complete on-site construction, installation, and finally, grand opening.
In the brave new world of interactive entertainment, Mark provides a unique perspective, having built some of the earliest interactive theatre experiences. His knowledge and experience in large-format projection, complex control systems, and cutting-edge interactive entertainment modalities gives him a unique perspective on how nonlinear entertainment can be employed within more traditional constructs.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, George Fox College
Professional Affiliations: Producer’s Guild of America, Themed Entertainment Association, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions