It all started over 25 years ago with that first job at the waterpark...little did we know that all these years later we'd be here. It's been a wild ride, working with the some of the very best in the attractions and entertainment industry.
From small roadside attractions to the largest of waterparks and theme parks. From new concept developments, major park expansions to turnaround management. Always learning, improving, and having fun. When it comes to entertainment we mean business.
Icon Attractions LLC (ICON) was founded in 2013 to develop and manage giant wheel attractions and retail entertainment experiences to select domestic and international markets.
ICON currently operates The Capital Wheel & Carousel at National Harbor, a 350-acre, mixed use development that includes five hotels, including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, thousands of residential units, tree-lined promenades with scores of shops and offices, two marinas and dining along a mile and a quarter of the Potomac River.
ICON Principals, Eli Stovall and Curtis Parks, are both career hospitality industry professionals, having acquired and operated some of the most recognizable brands in the attraction industry.
Curtis P. Parks – Managing Partner
Curtis Parks, a family entertainment and attraction veteran, is a Managing Partner and serves as Chief Operating Officer of Icon Attractions, LLC (ICON). Mr. Parks previously served as Chief Operating Officer and then Executive Vice President with PARC Management. Mr. Parks was part of the founding management team, helping launch the company from 7 to 25 properties within an 18-month period.
Eli J. Stovall – Managing Partner
Eli Currently serves as Managing Partner of Icon Attractions, LLC (ICON). He is a hands‐on operator with more than 16 years executive and general management experience leading multiple unit attractions in the Entertainment & Hospitality Industry, combined with significant M&A experience including Water Park roll up acquisitions, REIT sale/leaseback transactions, and portfolio asset management of more than $500M of Theme Parks, Water Parks, and Family Entertainment Centers, Eli brings a tremendous industry knowledge and skill to the business.