About

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog 😁

My name is Adriel Tjokrosaputro. I'm from a small city called Surakarta, Indonesia. For the past 10 years or so, I have constantly moved from one place to another for school and work (mostly internships) purposes. From Singapore to the U.S., and now China, I have been having the opportunities to see this world in many different perspectives: from conservative to liberal, from Western to Eastern, from creative to business, you name it.

Hello. It's me. Imagine me saying that with Adele's voice.

I've been fascinated with theme parks since I visited my first theme park ever in 1999: Tokyo Disneyland. I didn't remember much, but all I can remember is that it was the best day of my life at the time. I had never seen a place where everyone was so happy, so excited with the wonder of a utopian world where everyone - for a moment - left behind the reality to explore their dreams.

Fast forward to now and I am still a theme park enthusiast. Now, I see theme parks differently. I believe theme parks are - if done right - sources of inspiration, evoking people's senses to find the inner child within, to invite out the creativity and imagination that they haven't thought of for a long time.

I've been extremely lucky to be able to explore the many theme parks around the world throughout my journey for the past 10 years. Through many visits and observations, I've started to understand the gist of theme parks: what to do and what to NOT do; experiential marketing; crowd and queue management; pricing; secur...

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Lately I've been wondering how many jet-lag hours I've been accumulating...

Being able to see how theme parks work from both creative and business perspectives is certainly fascinating: on one hand, I think about how to best inspire the visitors; one the other hand, I think about how to spend less and earn more. These thoughts can support or counter each other, depending on the situation.

Nonetheless, I will never forget the true aim of a theme park: to entertain guests and to inspire them. That was why I created this blog, One Theme Park at a Time, in the first place because I want to record my first-hand experience with the many theme parks that I visited in the past.

As long as creativity remains, as long as people understand that they have creativity within waiting to be discovered, the world of theme park will never end. This is me, Adriel, continue to live my life... One Theme Park at a Time.

Hello. It's me. At Shanghai Disneyland 3 months after it opened.