Chris Durmick


As Principal, Chris guides the content and guest experience for projects that range from theme park attractions to museums and exhibitions.

Chris Durmick has developed a vast spectrum of guest experience concepts for a variety of venues including science museums, water parks, restaurants, hotels, aquariums, and theme parks. With Chris’ extensive 20+ years of experience, he understands the technical and operational restrictions enabling him to maintain a high level of show quality through production.


Prior to Thinkwell, Chris was a Creative Manager at Universal Studios Hollywood for seasonal events, such as Halloween Horror Nights, and temporary attractions including The Mummy, Chicken Run, and Van Helsing. He also worked for Six Flags Magic Mountain as a Show Writer and Director.

Awards & Accolades

2013 Thea Award for Outstanding Attraction
2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
2013 UKinbound Award for Excellence
2012 Event Technology Silver Award
2012 UK Customer Experience Award for Best Leisure & Retail Customer Experience
2012 Group Leisure Award for Best UK Attraction
2012 Thea Award for Outstanding Museum Exhibit
2011 Event Design Award for Best Museum Environment

Select Projects

Center for Puppetry Arts
Warner Bros Studio Tour, Stage 48
Sesame Street Presents: The Body
NatureQuest: Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi