How Theme Parks are Great Sources for the Creation of IP in SEA

A project for a new amusement park is being developed by former Disneyland creators in Indonesia. The plan is, unlike Disneyland or other theme parks such as Harry Potter land or Star Wars land, to create a brand new universe, and new stories over a 5000 acres land.

The theme park business was created by Walt Disney Corporation more than 60 years ago, and many people, such as Adam Bezark, the owner and creative director of The Bezark Co., soon wanted to create new universes. Bezark even created a degree at the University of Southern California, in theme park design, and graduated in 1980.
A successful amusement park can potentially boost the creation of a lot of intellectual property, as pointed out by Ryan Harmon, a former Disney Imagineer who is now the president of Zeitgeist Design, one of the companies working on the creation of the new Indonesian theme park. The idea, Harmon says, is that when starting from scratch designers and creators “have (complete) creative freedom on the project”.
Ultimately, the theme park creators say they can “become the leading intellectual property creator and owner in Indonesia.”

However, some people have shown less regards for the Trademarks and Copyrights of the American entertainment giant in recent weeks. In fact, a theme park project in Laos under the name “Disney Laos”, was in development until just a few weeks ago, fully disregarding the existing intellectual property. Thankfully, and after Walt Disney Corp. announced that the project had nothing to do with them, the creators have decided to rename the project to the more neutral “Theme Park” name. The construction of the park is set to begin next month in the Khammouane province, in a remote part of Laos. [Sources: ocregister.com & nationmultimedia.com]

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