About Scott Swenson

About Scott Swenson

For over 30 years, Scott Swenson has been bringing stories to life as a Writer, Director, Producer and Performer. His work in Theme Park, Consumer Events, Live Theater and Television has given him a broad spectrum of experiences. After 21 years working with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment as the Director of Production, Scott formed Scott Swenson Creative Development LLC. Since then he has been writing live shows, creating and implementing themed festivals and developing communication-based training classes. Much of Scott’s work has focused on seasonal entertainment.  He was co-creator and Creative Leader for the first 15 years of the “Howl-O-Scream” event at Busch Gardens Tampa, during which time he wrote and implemented over 50 haunted houses, shows and scare zones. From 2014 to 2017, he was the Writer and Creative Director for the historically based atmospheric theatre piece, “The Vault of Souls.” Scott has also written and consulted for haunted attractions at Valleyfair Theme Park, SeaWorld Texas, and ZooTampa. In 2017 he was presented a Special Recognition Award from The Haunted Attraction Association for his “…unprecedented investment and support for the haunted attraction industry.” His most recent projects include “DARK” at Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and “UNDead in the Water” at The American Victory Ship in Tampa. He is a regular contributor to “Seasonal Entertainment Source” magazine and his podcast, “A Scott in the Dark” continues to grow in popularity. In August of 2019, his most recent book, Follow the Story: The Foundation for Every Great Attraction, was released and is available through multiple online sellers, including amazon.com. He is a sought-after panelist and presenter for Entertainment trade shows, especially those focused on haunted attractions and atmospheric theatre. For more information or to purchase any of his publications, please visit ScottSwenson.com

About Scott Swenson