03 June 2011

Cecil D. Magpuri

Cecil D. Magpuri 
Chief Creative Officer, Falcon's Treehouse
SATE '11 Orlando sessions: 
Placemaking - The BàNà Hills French Village
Digital Dome Stories 

To people who know Cecil Magpuri well—his clients, friends and coworkers—he’s the ultimate creative and innovative visionary who has conceived and developed entertainment experiences all over the world. He consistently applies his unique skill set of unfettered design savvy combined with solid architectural understanding to augment his clients’ ideas and produce superior projects within realistic technical boundaries. Cecil has successfully generated a wide spectrum of work for an astonishing variety of high‐profile clients including Busch Entertainment, Disney, Hard Rock, Lotte World, San Diego Zoo‘s Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld and Universal. Cecil is perhaps best known for his large scale, innovative and pragmatic master planning designs including Dubai’s Sahara Kingdom Resort and China’s OCT East Ecopark, as well as Destiny USA, a multi‐billion dollar resort destination in Syracuse, New York.

Cecil has also created a number of award‐winning attractions such as Curse of DarKastle at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Alton Towers, England. Recently, Cecil attended the opening of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, where Falcon’s Treehouse unveiled their newest attraction Inspiration of Flight. Cecil was the Executive Producer and Creative Director of Dragon’s Treasure™, one of the flagship entertainment experiences at the City of Dreams Casino in Macau, which received a 2009 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement.


Projects include:


• 8th Portal Theme Park Masterplan

• BàNà Hills Resort French Village Masterplan
• Seoul Enchanted Forest Masterplan
• 2010 Shanghai World Expo – China Aviation Pavilion Inspiration of Flight Attraction
• OCT’s Happy Valley Shanghai – Storm Chaser Attraction
• Melco City of Dreams – The Bubble Show
• Melco City of Dreams – The Virtual Aquarium
• Lotte World – Enchanted Kingdom
• Mizin – Winds of the Desert Masterplan
• AMWAL – Sahara Kingdom Resort Masterplan
• OCT East Eco Resort – Knight Valley Theme Park Overall Masterplan
• Singapore Science Center – iSpace
• San Diego’s Wild Animal Park – Long Range Development Masterplan
• Alton Towers – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride
• Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Curse of DarKastle Attraction
• Destiny USA – Overall Masterplan
• SeaWorld San Diego – Journey to Atlantis Attraction
• Houston Space Center – Blast Zone
• Ramoji Film City – Ramoji Tower Rumble Attraction
• Ramoji Film City – Filmi Sanjeet World Attraction
• Hard Rock – Hard Rock Vault National Tour
• Hard Rock – 50 Years of Rock Tour
• AT&T – Webopolis at Disneyland Innoventions
• The Ernest Hemingway Experience
• Universal Studios Orlando – Express Ticketing System
• iXL Enterprises – iXL Solutions Sphere
• AT&T – New Global Neighborhood at Epcot
• Universal Studios Orlando – TWISTER: Ride It Out! Attraction
• 1993 Taejon World Expo – Coca‐Cola Pavilion