Being ‘self-made’ is the dream of many individuals. Growing up, many individuals dream of becoming successful beings. However, some thoughtful individuals equally make sure to become influential by being successful. It is hard work. Self-resilience and humbleness of such human beings who make sure they put in their 100% to be successful and most importantly to be influential for others. One such personality who is ‘self-made’ is non-other than Taylor Jeffs.
The Journey of An Influential Figure
On June 07th, 1983, Brought into the world in Orange County in California, Jeffs knew his all-consuming purpose. As youthful as 15 years of age, Jeffs knew what he needed to do. Even though his profession started by flipping burgers at Disneyland’s Stage Door Café, he ultimately turned into the head of Legacy Entertainment, designing signature theme parks and benefitting the world with his creations. Expressing Jeffs’ commitments in the converse sequential request, his excursion to progress goes down numerous occasions.
Taylor Jeffs has been named by the industry-leading publication Blooloop as one of the 50 most influential figures in the location-based entertainment sector. He has directly overseen over $7 billion in investment and construction around the globe. Being a multi-talented individual, Jeffs is someone who was born to be labeled as an influential personality. He is known for working with some of the top-notch brands. Jeffs has designed projects and consulted with many of the world’s top entertainment brands, including Six Flags, Universal Studios, Chimelong, Lotte, Marvel, and Cirque du Soleil. Being the founder and owner of Legacy Entertainment, Jeffs has raised the bar by designing signature theme parks. His projects include Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, Lotte World Adventure Busan, Chimelong Forest Kingdom, and the Chimelong Marine Science Park.
Since 2012, Jeffs has served as the creative executive in charge of 8 major expansion projects at Lotte World, Korea’s #1 theme park. In 2014, Jeffs’ company, Legacy Entertainment, signed a joint venture with entertainment giant Cirque du Soleil to help usher the brand into the Location Based Entertainment sector. Jeffs has served as Creative Director on Cirque du Soleil projects in Mexico, Thailand, China, and Qatar.
Apart from designing theme parks, Jeffs has also worked on live resorts and the entertainment sector. He has a long history of joint efforts with arranger Benoit Jutras, the previous boss writer of Cirque du Soleil. Their first creation, the Six Flags Glow in the Park Parade, appeared in 2008 at Six Flags Mexico, and was a moment hit. Following this achievement, the procession was repeated at a few other Six Flags amusement parks, including Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags New England, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Over Texas, and Six Flags Great America.
In 2014, Jeffs delivered and coordinated the Let’s Dream! Fabulous at Lotte World, South Korea’s #1 amusement park. Highlighting a cast of more than 80 entertainers, just as a unique score by Jutras, this uber creation flaunted a few “firsts,” including an armada of 25 arranged robots, multidimensional images, and a zoo of manikins from celebrated planner Michael Curry. The show drew global recognition, with Disney fan site MiceAge broadcasting that it “might be the best light procession at any point made.” also, the Korea Herald announced that the show had been similarly fruitful according to a business viewpoint, boosting in general participation by 2.8% and guest length of stay by more than 35%. Next, Jeffs and Jutras worked together to make the $12 million Road Rage dull ride at Indonesia’s Trans Studio Bali amusement park in the area-based diversion area. The driven fascination charged as the ‘world’s first trick show dull ride’ is the primary ride to fuse a large cast of live entertainers matched with high-reiteration trick and activity impacts. The ride appeared alongside the recreation center in December 2019.
Today, with the massive efforts he has put in, Jeffs is known as one of the most influential personalities in the industry, with much more to achieve.