John MacDonald | Vice President

John’s past experience, from both hands-on operation and the financial side of commercial attraction development and management, has aided him in working with clients and the MR team in developing design guidelines, operating budgets and strategies, staffing needs, and other related products for a variety of projects across the globe.
After a number of years working as an independent consultant in the themed entertainment and museum industry, with such projects as Yamay Resort in Thailand, Pacific Park in Santa Monica and the US Navy, John joined MR in 2004 and has been involved at some level with almost every project the company has undertaken since that time. John and the MR team have assisted a number of theme parks and individual attractions from the development process, through pre-opening and training and then past grand opening.

In addition to his work in the themed entertainment industry, John has been actively involved in regional live theater productions and development and works to promote the arts throughout the Southern California community.

Some of John's notable clients include:
Commercial theme parks & attractions

Entertainment City & Adventure Island
Six Flags
Ferrari World – Abu Dhabi
Warner Bros.
Corporate, promotional & brand centers

World of Coke
Heineken
Danfoss Universe
Private not-for-profit organizations

Makkah Clock Tower Cosmology Center
Gates Foundation
Clark Art Institute
Mystic Seaport
National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum