Established in 1996 as a project and cost management company, Cumming has evolved into an 1100-person, multi-faceted consulting firm focused on adding value at every stage of a project’s development. Driven by our steadfast commitment to supporting theme park owners and their development projects around the world, our entertainment portfolio has flourished, and continues to grow today. Through our many years of experience in this specialized sector, we have developed long-standing relationships with many of the industry’s most successful companies, such as Disney, Universal Studios, Merlin Entertainment, DXB Entertainments, Forrec, The Hettema Group, Cuningham Group, among many others.

  • Full Theme Parks

  • Land Expansions

  • Water Parks

  • Single Attractions

  • Family Entertainment Centers

  • Amusement Parks

  • Zoos + Aquariums

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

  • Themed Environments

  • Specialists in Early Stages of Design where minimal information is available – filling in the gaps and capturing all scope to prevent time consuming and costly surprises later in design

  • Benchmark and compare design programs based on vast global databank of projects to aid efficient design

  • Experts in Estimating Show, Ride and Animal components

  • Peer reviews and third-party checks of established budget and schedules

  • Full Project Management services for themed environments, where required

  • Procurement and bidding document support – particularly for show, ride and facility integration including design services – to ensure full scope is captured and minimize change orders before and during construction

  • Feasibility Studies to assess economic viability of potential projects

  • Extension of staff to supplement existing teams with specialist skills e.g. art directors, project coordinators, show producers, show and ride management etc.

  • Qualified Support – Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Certified American Estimators, Planning and Scheduling Professionals, Project Management Professionals, IAAPA Certified Attraction Leaders

Our Themed Entertainment Experts

Asif Parkar, Vice President, Themed Entertainment

Asif Parkar, FRICS, ICAL

Vice President
Vice President

Asif has led the themed entertainment group at Cumming since 2012. His areas of responsibility comprise project management and estimating, including for the ride and show disciplines.

The types of projects Asif manages include theme parks and attractions, zoos/aquariums, virtual reality, water parks, family entertainment centers, and full resorts. In this sector, he has worked for industry leaders such as Disney, Universal, and Merlin Entertainments, along with a number of highly regarded creative design and architecture teams. His project portfolio is international in scope.

Katie Macfarlane



Katie has been in construction-related industries since 1984. She has served in both cost management and project management roles throughout her career. Katie’s portfolio includes work for DXB Entertainment, The Hettema Group, Merlin Entertainment, and many more. She has experience working in the United States, Mexico, UAE, China, Japan, Brazil, Jordan, and Spain.

Nathan Yang, P.ENG



Nathan has more than 11 years of experience in the construction industry throughout Asia and North America. He is an expert in estimating, quantity surveying, risk management, budgeting, project execution, financial forecasting, project controls, and change management. His project portfolio is international in scope, with a focus on projects in Asia.

Daniel Ledesma



Daniel has been a professional estimator for 9 years and has been a member of our Themed Entertainment group since 2013. Having worked on a worldwide portfolio of themed entertainment projects on location in the US and Middle East, he has established himself as our go-to show and ride expert. Daniel has shown his value by being able to support clients through all phases of a project. His portfolio includes Disney, Universal Studios, and DXB Entertainments. Daniel is based in Orlando.

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