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#11-Sound Off- Evolution of Active Entertainment, KidZania’s Struggle, and Apple’s AR Headset

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"Sound Off" with Kevin Williams
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Unlock the energetic evolution of location-based entertainment with the expert guidance of industry luminary Kevin Williams! We’re diving into the transformation from the nostalgic era of exergaming to today’s high-octane, sweat-inducing attractions, uncovering what fuels these dynamic shifts. As we navigate through the twists and turns of active amusement, we also shine a light on Kidzania London’s recent headlines, dissecting the intricate factors at play in their story. And for those tech enthusiasts, our ‘Change My Mind’ segment offers a stimulating debate on the fleeting nature of buzzwords like ‘metaverse’ and ‘AI’—buzzwords that have rocketed to fame but face the test of time and consumer expectations.

This episode is a treasure trove for anyone intrigued by the operational chess game within the location-based entertainment realm. We scrutinize KidZania’s strategic maneuvers facing visibility hurdles and cost alignments, while also analyzing the impact of mergers and acquisitions in a post-pandemic market. Hold onto your hats as we delve into Apple’s surprise jump into the fray with the Vision Pro, stirring the pot on whether it’s set to revolutionize virtual or augmented reality. All the while, we encourage the LBE sector to harness the momentum that Apple’s foray could ignite. So, join us and the trailblazing Kevin Williams as we champion the relentless innovators shaping the thrilling world of location-based experiences.

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The brainchild of two location-based experience enthusiasts, Christine Buhr and Brandon Willey, the LBX Collective aims to inform and educate, create opportunities to connect with industry peers, and to spur collaboration, discourse, and cross-pollination of ideas.

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