UNIVERSAL
ORLANDO RESORT

Orlando, Florida

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!

IAAPA

Orlando, Florida

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!

DISNEY

Orlando, Florida

Anaheim, California

Glendale, California

Members have been to both Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Walt Disney Imagineering HQ for competition, work, behind the scene tours and play!

 

OCEANEERING

Hanover, Maryland

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!

SIX FLAGS

Jackson Township, New Jersey

We've been to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, NJ for a couple of our annual spring trips!

ASTM F24

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.

MOREY'S PIERS

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. 

CONEY ISLAND

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!

ZAMPERLA

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!

HERSHEYPARK

Hershey, Pennsylvania

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.

KNOEBELS

Elysburg, Pennsylvania

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!

ACM SIGGRAPH

Vancouver, Canada

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