“At ITPS…Fun is a SERIOUS Business! 

International Theme Park Services, Inc.

International Theme Park Services, Inc. (“ITPS”) has been a leader in the theme park and amusement industry since 1983. We provide practical knowledge and hands-on experience to leisure and attendance-driven facilities. We have worked on over 500 projects in over 50 countries, and have a highly knowledgeable, creative, and cooperative team with over 250 years of experience combined. We are practitioners – not theorists.Our company offers the critical steps needed to develop a project, including feasibility analysis, concept design, master planning, schematic design, design development, pre-opening operations planning, ride selection and procurement, and on-going management.

Our team of experts are highly knowledgeable, creative and cooperative. Vastly experienced within the industry (over 350+ years combined), the ITPS team is capable of meeting every client need. We provide the perspective of practitioners...not theorists. This practical hands-on experience makes a significant difference in the successful outcome of our clients' project. Consultation and management capabilities allow ITPS to provide a wide range of services - designed specifically for each client. Depending on the clients' need, we can act solely as the feasibility analyst/project designer/operational planner/management team or participate as an integral part of a specialized consulting team.

“We work in a great industry. We don’t pollute the skies and we don’t contaminate the streams. At the end of the day, what we really do is put smiles on people’s faces.”

Dennis Speigel, President

ITPS' Mission

To help our clients create successful, well-planned, well managed and safe leisure environments.

To offer industry experts who will impart their practical experience and knowledge to each client in the spirit of team building and education.

To know and understand industry trends and their impact on every segment within the leisure industry.

To develop and make available a network of respected contacts who offer quality and affordable products and services.

To ensure that the highest standard of quality and professionalism are planned and integrated throughout the entire project.

ITPS has consulted all over the world, including Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. No project is too large or too small.

Our Services

ITPS can assist new and existing projects

For existing facilities, ITPS can assist in breathing new life into your facility, develop new attractions, increase revenue, decrease costs, train staff, develop employee manuals, conduct business valuations and so much more!

For new facilities, we can assist from the initial Feasibility Analysis, Design, Ride Procurement, Pre-Opening Operations Planning and Management!

ITPS has a proven track record in the leisure industry. When assisting new clients in the design and development of new facilities, there are twelve (12) steps that are generally followed throughout the entire process.

12 Steps of Leisure Development

ITPS can assist through every stage of development.
At ITPS, we eliminate the learning curve by working with our clients to impart our knowledge to them.

1
Feasibility Analysis

The “roadmap” for the project. This analysis provides for project siting, concept review, supportable market estimating, design day criteria, attendance projections, revenue forecasting, and net warranted investment.

2
Masterplan Programming

The project’s goals and scope are developed and documented. The project team is chosen and their tasks are delineated. This process delivers a set of clear goals that define the size, financial parameters, schedule milestones, and target audience. In addition, the creation of physical layout, site utilization, planning and development strategies help to establish the project scope.

3
Preliminary Concept Design

Preliminary concept designs are developed for major components to address the scope and nature of the project. Design themes, storylines, and architectural styles are established. Issues that are addressed include not only design, but also economic and operational guidelines. Conceptual design developed during this stage is based upon the owner/developer’s project objectives.

4
Final Concept Design

The final concept design covers all project disciplines (i.e. architecture and engineering, etc.) developed to a level of detail sufficient for understanding the project’s scope, style, and content. This will allow the determination of the requirements needed by these disciplines to design and develop the project. Verification of the final concept design against all major components of the project scope and establishment of project budget and schedule will complete the project’s master planning phase.

5
Schematic Design

The project’s goals and scope are developed and documented. The project team is chosen and their tasks are delineated. This process delivers a set of clear goals that define the size, financial parameters, schedule milestones, and target audience. In addition, the creation of physical layout, site utilization, planning and development strategies help to establish the project scope.

6
Design Development

Preliminary concept designs are developed for major components to address the scope and nature of the project. Design themes, storylines, and architectural styles are established. Issues that are addressed include not only design, but also economic and operational guidelines. Conceptual design developed during this stage is based upon the owner/developer’s project objectives.

7
Production & Construction Documents

This stage develops all production and construction documents that the consultant, vendors, and contractors will need to implement the project. It can include developing plans, specifications, drawings, scripts, storyboards, and other detailed information that will support and delineate the production and construction bid documents.

8
Production & Construction

This stage deals with the bidding, negotiation, and subsequent production and construction of all components for the project. This includes ongoing interaction with ride and attraction vendors for ride design and fabrication, as well as specialty vendors for fabrication of specialty components and disciplines, such as rockwork, lighting, water features, and much more.

9
Installation & Testing

The project’s goals and scope are developed and documented. The project team is chosen and their tasks are delineated. This process delivers a set of clear goals that define the size, financial parameters, schedule milestones, and target audience. In addition, the creation of physical layout, site utilization, planning and development strategies help to establish the project scope.

10
Pre-Opening Operations Planning

This stage covers the training of operations/maintenance personnel; the establishment of operations and maintenance procedures and manuals; the load-in of operations furniture, fixtures, and equipment; and the stocking of all inventories required for operations.

11
Grand Opening

This is the culmination of the entire project’s development. It is also the official opening and presentation of a fully operational and completely finished project to the general public.

12 
 Rehabilitation / Expansion

This stage begins when new ideas, updated processes, or additional components are required to maintain the project’s viability. When requirements include new facilities, a major rehabilitation of existing elements, or major additions, this process becomes a new and separate project and must again address the twelve stages of project development.

Considered a leader in the industry by the many companies who have used ITPS’ services, ITPS is still growing and offering its knowledge and experience to every continent.

Meet our team

Our team of experts are highly knowledgeable, creative and cooperative. Vastly experienced within the industry (over 350+ years combined), the ITPS team is capable of meeting every client need. We provide the perspective of practitioners...not theorists. This practical hands-on experience makes a significant difference in the successful outcome of our clients' project. Consultation and management capabilities allow ITPS to provide a wide range of services - designed specifically for each client. Depending on the clients' need, we can act solely as the feasibility analyst/project designer/operational planner/management team or participate as an integral part of a specialized consulting team.

Dennis L. Speigel
President

35 Years at ITPS
Over 50 Years Industry Experience
First Theme Park Job:  Admissions Attendant 
at Coney Island Cincinnati

Pamela Westerman
Vice President - Operations, Planning and Analysis

30 Years with ITPS
40 Years Industry Experience
First Theme Park Job: Ride Operator
at Magic Springs in Arkansas

Shawn Haas
Vice President - Retail, Operations and Information Technology

23 Years with ITPS
29 Years Industry Experience
First Theme Park Job:  Game Attendant
at Kings Island in Ohio

Vic Nolting
Senior Associate

2 Years with ITPS
41 Years Industry Experience
First Theme Park Job:  Group Sales at Kings Island in Ohio

Lisa Puckett
Manager - Operations

7 Years with ITPS
19 Years Industry Experience
First Theme Park Job:  Ride Operator at Kings Island in Ohio

Brent Drinnen
Operations Associate

16 Years Industry Experience

Dennis Speigel, President of ITPS, is a past president of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions ("IAAPA") and remains active on their Board of Directors. He is called upon by people throughout the industry to advise and recommend on projects of all sizes and natures. 

ITPS Featured Projects

ITPS has completed over 500 projects in more than 50 countries throughout the past 30 years. ITPS works with both the private and public sectors. Our projects have included: Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Family Entertainment Centers, Zoos, Aquariums, Museums, Location Based Entertainment, Parks and Recreation, Children's Entertainment Centers, Hall of Fames, Sporting Venues, Themed Attractions, Resorts, and more!  Below are a few of our featured projects.  

Dragon Park
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Sun Group, a property developer based in Da Nang City, Vietnam, is developing a multi-faceted tourism and themed leisure complex in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Sun Group contracted ITPS to provide concept planning, master planning, and schematic design services.

Hopi Hari Sao Paulo, Brazil

The owners and operators of Playcenter contracted ITPS to conduct a feasibility analysis with regard to moving portions of the existing Playcenter to a new location outside the city.  ITPS provided all design and master planning services for Hopi Hari.

Enchanted Kingdom
Philippines

The Enchanted Kingdom was the first true theme park to be developed in Manila, Philippines. Amtrust Holdings, Inc., developers of the project, retained ITPS to provide all pre-opening operations planning and ongoing management. 

Newport Aquarium
Newport, Kentucky

The developers of the Newport Aquarium selected ITPS to perform all pre-opening operations planning, manual development, and training for the new aquarium, which opened May 15, 1999. ITPS also provided operations management during the opening of the aquarium.

Doha Mixed-Use Project
Doha, Qatar 

ITPS was retained by the Doha Oasis Mall project developer to provide overall design services for an indoor theme park. The indoor theme park is planned to be a major anchor of the Doha Oasis Mall (also under development). The theme park will encompass approximately 30,000 square meters, offer more than 25 rides and attractions, retail shops, and dining options. ITPS provided concept design and master plan, schematic design, design development, and rides and attractions selection and procurement assistance (including the negotiation of pricing and coordination of all ride manufacturer purchase contracts and shipping schedules).

Lotte World
Seoul, South Korea

ITPS became involved with Lotte World from the very beginning working closely with the Lotte team (Chairman Kyuk-Ho Shin) through the concept/design, construction, pre-opening and daily operations and management of the project. 

Parques Reunidos

Parques Reunidos is a major theme park operator, with over 72 attractions in almost a dozen countries. Annual attendance at its properties exceeds 27 million annually, with reported annual revenues of over $570 million USD. Established in Europe, Parques Reunidos expanded its presence in US amusement parks beginning in 2007 and continuing through today. ITPS has been the prime consultant for Parques Reunidos and has been responsible for the acquiring of more than 40 leisure properties. These transactions have resulted in approximately $700 million USD of capital transactions.

SkyRise Miami
Miami, Florida

ITPS was retained by the developer of this new observation / attractions-based tower in Miami to perform a variety of services. These have included the development of a comprehensive feasibility analysis, which provided market review, site review, concept review, attendance projections, cash flow projections, and investment parameters. ITPS has provided ongoing design review assistance, ride procurement, programmatic development, concept planning, interaction with technical aspects of project development, pre-opening operations planning and other required planning.


Hersheypark
Hershey, Pennsylvania

ITPS was retained by Hersheypark to conduct ride opeations audits. Services provided by ITPS include three (3) in-depth audits over the course of the operating season, each of which require observation of the 70+ rides and attractions currently operating at Hersheypark. 

To help our clients create successful, well-planned, well managed and safe leisure environments. To offer industry experts who will impart their practical experience and knowledge to each client in the spirit of team building and education. To know and understand industry trends and their impact on every segment within the leisure industry. To develop and make available a network of respected contacts who offer quality and affordable products and services. To ensure that the highest standard of quality and professionalism are planned and integrated throughout the entire project.

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Feasibility Analysis - Design / Masterplanning - Pre-Opening Operations Planning - Management

Contact ITPS

2195 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
United States of America
Phone: 513-381-6131
Fax: 513-381-2756
http://www.interthemepark.com
itps@interthemepark.com