Articles tagged “legoland”

Activist Investor Urges Legoland Operator Merlin to Go Private

Activist Investor Urges Legoland Operator Merlin to Go Private

Thomas Mulier, Bloomberg

It's difficult to see ValueAct capital getting its way unless 30 percent shareholder and Danish billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen backs the plan. Needless to say Merlin's board still believes it is on the right track.

17 hours ago

Malaysia’s Sovereign Fund Considers Selling Legoland

Malaysia’s Sovereign Fund Considers Selling Legoland

Joyce Koh and Elffie Chew, Bloomberg

Malaysia‘s new government is building blocks to reduce the deficit left by the previous administration. Legoland Malaysia, owned by the national sovereign fund, Khazanah, could be sold if the price is right.

3 months ago

UK Theme Parks Operator Merlin Ramps Up Hotel Offerings

UK Theme Parks Operator Merlin Ramps Up Hotel Offerings

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Adding more beds to your theme parks makes sense as it brings in extra cash, but Merlin needs to make sure it gives guests extra reasons to stick around for more than a day.

10 months ago

Dubai Theme Park Operator’s Ambitions Are Scaling Back Amid Debt Reshuffle

Dubai Theme Park Operator’s Ambitions Are Scaling Back Amid Debt Reshuffle

Archana Narayanan and Matthew Martin, Bloomberg

Not enough people are visiting the theme parks that DXB Entertainments operates and the company isn't holding out hope for a profitable year. But plans remain in place to move forward with a hotel and a Six Flags park at the site. If they build those, will people finally come?

1 year ago

Dubai Theme Park Sees Business Slump as Tourists Stay Away

Dubai Theme Park Sees Business Slump as Tourists Stay Away

Filipe Pacheco, Bloomberg

Dubai Parks & Resorts had high hopes for its theme park complex last year, but reality turned out to be a disappointment. As losses mount and debt piles up, will the operator be able to turn the business around?

1 year ago

Legoland Theme Park Is Coming to New York in 2020

Legoland Theme Park Is Coming to New York in 2020

Associated Press

Legoland has proven popular for families with young kids and continues to build a following in the United States. Located 50 miles from New York City, the first Legoland park in the Northeast will need to get creative to attract tourists who are visiting the Big Apple.

2 years ago

Merlin Hints At Interest In Buying SeaWorld’s Busch Gardens

Merlin Hints At Interest In Buying SeaWorld’s Busch Gardens

Patrick Whyte, Skift

SeaWorld is still struggling and Merlin is probably hoping it can bag a bargain. Watch this space.

2 years ago

13 Big Winners in Travel Advertising at Cannes Lions 2017

13 Big Winners in Travel Advertising at Cannes Lions 2017

Jesse Desjardins, Skift

The big lesson here is that digital first is the future.

2 years ago

No Disney Neighbor Needed — Legoland Considering Small-Town Strategy for U.S. Expansion

No Disney Neighbor Needed — Legoland Considering Small-Town Strategy for U.S. Expansion

Deena Shanker and Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

Legoland, which includes parks in California and Florida, has established itself as a popular option for the families-with-small-kids set. Will parent company Merlin Entertainments be successful as it tries to expand the brand beyond established theme park regions in the U.S.?

3 years ago

Legoland’s Florida Resort Is Growing for the First Time

Legoland’s Florida Resort Is Growing for the First Time

Associated Press

Like Universal, Legoland hopes it can start picking off guests from the nearby Disney kingdom.

3 years ago

Legoland Makes a Play for Young Girls With New Friends Attractions

Legoland Makes a Play for Young Girls With New Friends Attractions

Associated Press

As a parent of a young girl, we know Friends plays well, but traditional Legos are just as attractive to their creative minds.

4 years ago

A New Legoland Theme Park Is Headed to South Korea

A New Legoland Theme Park Is Headed to South Korea

Katarina Gustafsson, Bloomberg

Better keep looking in that rear-view mirror Disney. Lego's building something big.

4 years ago