Dave Cobb

Principal, Creative Development

As Principal of Creative Development, Dave Cobb guides project development with a focus on story and guest experience, constantly looking for new ways to integrate technology, social interactivity, and theatricality to engage and excite an audience.

Dave’s role as Thinkwell’s park-wide creative director for Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi involved supervising the development of over twenty world-class attractions—from dark rides to media spectaculars to coasters to live shows—in six immersive lands inspired by Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbara and DC Comics. His diverse client roster includes Cirque du Soleil, Nickelodeon, NASCAR, Hershey’s, Six Flags, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Paramount, and the San Diego Zoo.

Prior to Thinkwell, Dave was responsible for the development of Universal Orlando’s groundbreaking Men in Black: Alien Attack. He is known in the themed entertainment industry for his innovative and unmatched approach to guest experience and was selected as one of the Blooloop 50 Theme Park Influencers of 2018.

Awards & Accolades

2001 Thea Award for Outstanding Attraction—Men in Black: Alien Attack, Universal Studios Orlando
1999 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement —M&M’s Academy
1998 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement—Star Trek: The Experience
1997 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement—Terminator 2-3D
1997 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement—Caesar’s Magical Empire

Speaking Engagements

The Gamification Summit
TEA Summit
IAAPA Future Legends Panel

Select Projects

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
Lionsgate Entertainment World
Warner Bros. Fun Zone
Monkey King Theme Park
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
San Diego Zoo
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition
The Fast and the Furious: Supercharged
Jungle Island