Themed Entertainment Design Firm Emerges as Spatial Storytelling Powerhouse

Lake Elsinore, CA, November 13, 2017 – The secret’s out. Storyland Studios is now a complete design and fabrication powerhouse serving story partners throughout the themed entertainment industry.

Storyland Studios’ full-range of creative disciplines is directly inspired by the synergy and size of Walt Disney’s original design and fabricating team originally known as WED (Walter Elias Disney) Inc, MAPO (Manufacturing and Production Organization), and eventually WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering).

The 80-person team at Storyland Studios represents a unique combination of artists, architects, and artisans united as one boutique Spatial Storytelling℠ firm including Disney alumni Mel McGowan (Chief Creative Officer) and Tom McGlinchey (Chief Financial Officer).

“We think that we have something special to offer the industry,” said Blake Ryan, President of Storyland Studios. “Whether we’re handed the baton at the Blue Sky or bidding phase, whether we are master planning a property, or fabricating a larger-than-life prop, we stand ready to partner and serve our friends and story partners in the themed entertainment industry.”

Southern California’s Storyland Studios is a full-service themed-entertainment design and fabrication firm offering the following “dream to dedication day” services:

Imagine: Master Planning, Concept Development
Design: Architecture, Interior Design, Production Design, Graphics & Wayfinding
Create: Dimensional Fabrication & Installation

High-profile projects and clients have included the Hogwart’s Express at Universal Orlando, and environments at Sea World, and LEGOLAND.

“Storyland’s story is taking an exciting new turn,” Ryan said. “Our clients have called us a ‘Big Idea’s best friend’ and ‘purveyors of possibility.’ We love answering the question of ‘Is this possible?’ with a resounding ‘Yes!’”

Located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, Storyland Studios is an established “behind-the-scenes” consultant/subcontractor providing themed environments, experiences and elements for stories and IPs from Harry Potter to Star Wars and DC and Marvel. Established by fabrication master Mark Harrington and joined by Disney alumni Mel McGowan, and Tom McGlinchey, Storyland is a complete concept-to-completion themed entertainment design firm.