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Jon Cooke’s Journey Into Attraction Design

September 15, 201620 min
Jon Cooke is an attraction designer for Knott’s Scary Farm. He began at the theme park 11 years ago as a scare actor in the mazes. He became part of the production side doing carpentry, set dressing, and prop fabrication, and he’s now a full-time attraction designer focusing on the mazes. He’s also involved in other park elements such as stage shows, stunt shows, and dark rides. As an attraction designer, Jon’s responsible for imagining an attraction and then seeing it through to its full realization. In this episode we discuss Knott’s Scary Farm 2016, Jon’s Journey into attraction design, and the haunted attraction industry as whole. Thanks to our sponsor Gantom Live and their Real Life Zombie Infection Game- ZTag.

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