Architect and theme park designer talks about career and cultural differences around the world

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Millions of people ride roller coasters every year, paying to defy gravity and good sense. Many of those thrillseekers climb aboard the dozens of coasters designed by Jeff Havlik of PGAV Destinations, a St. Louis architecture firm that specializes in theme parks, museums, visitor centers, aquariums and other entertainment experiences.

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Only tangentially related to the article, but at Hong Kong Disneyland the language issue (Cantonese, Mandarin, English) was real. The Lion King show would have characters come out between scenes to translate and the Jungle Cruise had 3 separate lines: one for each language. I wish I knew enough of either Chinese dialect to compare the experiences.

Also: Jack Sparrow talking in Cantonese was one of the weirdest things I've ever seen.

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