Need some help with inspiration about theme park influences for your creativity? Here are some ideas listed by theme with links to corresponding theme park attractions. This list is by no means comprehensive.

Here is a list of Intellectual Property (IP) commonly found in theme parks worldwide.

  • Star Wars
  • Muppets
  • Jurrasic Park
  • Marvel characters
  • DC characters
  • Harry Potter
  • Dr. Seus characters
  • Sesame Street
  • Mario
  • Lego
  • Nintendo
  • MIB (Men In Black)
  • Avatar
  • Shrek
  • The Simpson’s
  • Minions
  • ET
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Trolls
  • How to Train a Dragon
  • Scooby Doo
  • Betty Boop
  • Back to the Future
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the other Warner Brothers cartoon characters (Six Flags)
  • Budweiser Clydesdales (Sea World)
  • Hershey chocolates
  • Starbucks (all Disney Parks worldwide)
  • King Kong (Universal Studios)
  • The Secret Lives of Pets
  • The Mummy
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Peanuts Gang
  • Thomas the Train & friends
  • Angry Birds
  • Transformers
  • Spiderman
  • Indiana Jones
  • Alice in Wonderland (along with most Disney movies… Cars, Encanto,Sleeping Beauty, etc)
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Although this is a long list, it is not a fully anything-goes theme. For example, I have yet to find crafts at a theme park. However, I could have missed something. If you see a theme or IP I’ve missed, I would love for you to email me ( or leave comments below so I can add more content.

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