Steven and Kenny welcome Zane Jensch (pronounced YENCH!) who tells us all about theme park inception and development… plus they talk about gifts, Burger Chef memorabilia, and people who need to be slapped. Which doesn’t mean Brian Beacock… who paid us a surprise visit! Don’t slap him, that would be rude.
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Zane Jensch is an award-winning writer, director and producer who has created wildly imaginative stories in a diverse range of media. In the field of themed entertainment, Zane has created rides, shows, museum exhibits, touring attractions, theme park concepts and destination resorts on four continents. Zane was a college sophomore when he was recruited to develop concepts and write for Universal Studios Creative. There he helped create rides, shows and attractions that can be seen in every Universal park around the globe.
Over the last decade, Zane served as a Creative Director on more than 100 major entertainment projects around the world, including the award-winning Ice Age Adventure dark ride, the thrilling Furius Baco dark ride/ launch coaster and the Information and Communication Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo. Recently, Zane produced the movie SpongeBob SquarePants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue, which debuted at SimEx Theaters worldwide. Also in the summer of 2013, Zane opened Dragons Go Go Wild – a trackless, multi-media interactive dark ride through a stylized storybook realm.
Zane holds a BA from the University of Central Florida, is the recipient of the Walt Disney Dreamer and Doer Award, and three Themed Entertainment Association Awards.