Members travel ever year to the Universal Orlando Resort to compete in the Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design Competition.
We work hard and play hard during this exciting weekend!
Every November, members of Drexel TPED travel to Orlando, Florida to attend the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo & Conference
IAAPA is a great networking opportunity to meet professionals from Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Creative, and many more top companies!
Members have been to both Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Walt Disney Imagineering HQ for competition, work, behind the scene tours and play!
In 2015 members were fortunate enough to take a tour of Oceaneering Entertainment Systems.
The tour actually helped land a recent alumni a co-op positions, which turned into a full-time position!
Jackson Township, New Jersey
We've been to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, NJ for a couple of our annual spring trips!
Members of Drexel TPED attend the ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices, a bi-annual conferences, each year.
Members have the opportunity to network and learn from the F24 committee about the safety standards for the themed entertainment industry.
Wildwood, New Jersey
We love to visit Morey's in both winter and summer, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the three amusement piers!
During the tour, members learn how these rides are maintained under the challenge of being located right on the ocean.
New York, New York
During Winter 2020, we were led on a behind-the-scenes tour of Coney Island by our friends at Zamperla! We toured the various coasters on property, including the famous Cyclone!
We also enjoyed some TPED on the beach time!
Boonton, New Jersey
A world-leading company in amusement ride manufacturing.
We have been lucky to receive an inside look at how they meet the rigorous technical requirements for amusement rides in the 21st century!
We've been to Hersheypark in for both our annual spring trip and for an exclusive backstage tour, where we spoke with maintenance, ride operations, and engineering staff.
On our first visit to Knoebels as a club, members were fortunate enough to visit with Rich Knoebel, the grandson of Henry Knoebel, the park's founder!
Los Angeles, California
The Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an international conference on all things digital media.
Members have attended to showcase our VR Bike Project