IT ALL STARTS WITH A BIG IDEA

The AQUARIUM DESIGN COMPANY is the creator of several of the world’s most incredible and groundbreaking marine life experiences. From the colossal CHIMELONG SPACESHIP to the iconic VINWONDERS SEA SHELL, our aquariums have been hailed as the best in the world. It all stems from our philosophy of balancing entertainment with education and offering audiences more than what they expected.

We believe aquariums, when they are built and operated well, have the power to change the way people think and act. For this reason, our team focuses on providing each species with the largest possible habitats, custom-tailored to their specific needs. It is our ultimate mission to create facilities which spread awareness, encourage empathy, and foster lifelong positive attitudes and behaviors between our two worlds.

FEATURED PROJECTS

Vinpearl Sea Shell Aquarium

VinWonders Theme Park, Phú Quốc, Vietnam
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Aquatar

Doha, Qatar
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MEET THE TEAM

  • Taylor Jeffs
    President & Chief Creative Officer
    Taylor Jeffs
    Since the company’s inception sixteen years ago, Taylor Jeffs has played a key role in the creative design of LEGACY's many successful projects. In his role as Director of Design, he has guided into reality many of LEGACY's recent signature attractions, including Studio City Macau, Let’s Dream! Nighttime Parade at Lotte World, and Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, along with projects currently under-construction that include Haichang Shanghai Polar Ocean World and ChimelongForestKingdom. At this moment, Jeffs is helming the design responsibilities on several of the company’s most sensational projects to date, including multiple projects for Cirque du Soleil, Lotte, and Galaxy Macau. Earlier projects include highly-successful attractions completed for Six Flags and Hershey’s, along with eight attractions at Lotte World, and four large-scale music festivals for Insomniac.
  • Eric Carnagey
    Chief Business Development Officer & Managing Director of Marketing & Media Production
    Eric Carnagey
    Eric oversees the company’s new business, marketing and media divisions worldwide. As a core executive team member, he has played a key role over the last decade in continually implementing successful new business and vertical growth strategies, international marketing and branding campaigns, and producing media for critically acclaimed multi-media attractions.

    Eric has also served on the executive management team for the development and production of world class entertainment projects, including Six Flags’ Glow In The Park Parades, Galaxy Macau Resort & Casino, Studio City Macau Casino Resort, Lotte World’s Let’s Dream! Nighttime Parade, Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Expansion, Hengdian World Studios Dream Bund, Vingroup’s SeaShell Aquarium, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival, Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland and Escape from Wonderland live music festivals, and the recently opened Trans Studio Cibubur and Trans Studi Bali Indoor Theme Parks. Recently, Eric served as Executive Producer for both the Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike attraction at Trans Studio Cibubur, which opened in August 2019, and the Road Rage: Wasteland Escape attraction at Trans Studio Bali, set to open in December 2019. For LEGACY's Media division, Eric oversees the development and production of animation and live-action media projects for theme parks, SVOD, theatrical, TV and other platforms. In the Location Based Entertainment space, he has facilitated IP licenses and acquisitions between Rights Holders/Studios and Developers/Operators and helped successfully produce new entertainment offerings and experiences for existing brands in new markets. Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.

  • Barry Kemper
    Chief Operating Officer & Director of Production
    Barry Kemper

    In a career spanning three decades, Barry Kemper has led production teams on over a dozen major projects. His portfolio includes two full theme parks for Sanrio, live spectaculars for Universal Studios, three pavilions for the Korean Expo, and multiple parades and family dark ride for Six Flags. Mr. Kemper has worked in the themed entertainment industry over a period spanning 30 years, and has been with LEGACY since 2006.

    He has supervised designs for a number of LEGACY projects including the Dreamworld Resort in Fushun, China, the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Crossroads of the World in Jakarta, Indonesia, Cirque Du Soleil Experience Park in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Six Flags international development projects in Dubai and Qatar. Kemper has boots-on-the-ground experience as a site manager on projects in Korea, Japan, and in various cities throughout the United States.

    His knowledge in production and construction coupled with his field experience on major international projects, provides a strong foundation for the company’s overall operation. In addition, Mr. Kemper’s experience in line production and project management provides the company with strong leadership in the areas of budgeting, scheduling, and managing LEGACY's multiple design, production, and installation projects worldwide. Mr. Kemper also served three years as Vice President – Attraction Development for IMAX.

  • Marcus King
    Chief Projects Officer
    Marcus King

    Marcus oversees the management of all projects company wide. Marcus is a seasoned senior Creative Executive and Project Executive with over 20 years of experience (13 years with Walt Disney lmagineering) in leading, organizing, producing and executing multi-million dollar projects in the Theme Park and Special Event industry. His career has been focused towards the creative development, strategic management, planning, budget development, and execution of highly complex, portfolio-level projects featuring advanced technologies and innovative building techniques. A leader of multi-disciplined creative teams, Marcus has consistently and successfully delivered a variety of domestic and international programs. Notable projects include, Disney's California Adventure, Disney's Tower of Tower, New Tomorrowland at Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, early organizational work for Shanghai Disneyland, Universal Hollywood's Fast and Furious, and Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay.

LATEST NEWS

LEGACY ENTERTAINMENT HIRED BY RESORT DEVELOPER TEG TO DESIGN CENTRAL ASIA’S LARGEST INTEGRATED WATER PARK RESORT, TO BE LOCATED IN NEW TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN: PHASE ONE SLATED TO OPEN IN 2027

Hollywood, CA, USA, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 18, 2024 – Uzbekistan’s Tourism and Entertainment Group (TEG) has retained the globally acclaimed destinations design...

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Hollywood, CA, USA, and Beijing, China, May 27, 2024 – Following an international tender, California-based entertainment design firm Legacy Entertainment has been announced...

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NEW BEIJING OCEAN PARK SELECTS LEGACY ENTERTAINMENT AS LEAD DESIGN FIRM 新北京海洋公园选择了Legacy Entertainment作为该项目的首席设计公司

Hollywood, CA, USA, and Beijing, China, May 27, 2024 – Following an international tender, California-based entertainment design firm Legacy Entertainment has been announced...

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LEGACY ENTERTAINMENT, A GLOBAL LEADER IN THE ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN INDUSTRY, TO MAKE ITS DEBUT IN SAUDI ARABIA AT THE MAY 7-9 SAUDI ENTERTAINMENT AND AMUSEMENT (SEA) EXPO WITH NEW FOUR NEW PROJECTS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY IN THE REGION

Hollywood, CA, USA & Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 30, 2024 – Legacy Entertainment, the acclaimed designer of several of the world’s largest Theme Parks, Resorts,...

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LEGACY ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES A MILESTONE YEAR WITH MAJOR PROJECT OPENINGS AND AN INCREDIBLE PIPELINE OF NEW CREATIONS IN DEVELOPMENT

Hollywood, California, November 2023 – Following a record-breaking year in 2022, Legacy Entertainment built upon its momentum, making 2023 a year notable both...

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CHIMELONG SPACESHIP RECEIVES SEVEN GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, INCLUDING WORLD’S LARGEST INDOOR THEME PARK

Zhuhai, China, and Hollywood, CA/USA, September 20, 2023 – In the buildup to its grand opening, the all-new Chimelong Spaceship Theme Park in Zhuhai,...

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LEGACY ENTERTAINMENT SIGNED TO DESIGN AND BUILD GROUNDBREAKING, NEW 35-HECTARE (86 ACRE) WATER PARK RESORT IN TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN

Hollywood, CA, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 25, 2023 – Uzbekistan’s capital city of Tashkent will soon be home to a world-class integrated resort...

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INDONESIAN-BASED BATAVIA PIK, A GROUNDBREAKING RETAIL DESTINATION DESIGNED BY LEGACY ENTERTAINMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH AMANTARA (AGUNG SEDAYU GROUP), ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 OPENING AT GOLF ISLAND PIK

Hollywood, CA and Jakarta, Indonesia, May 2023 – Indonesia’s foremost developers, Agung Sedayu Group (ASG) and Salim Group, have announced that the first...

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