Articles tagged “legoland”

Tourism

Theme Park Operator Merlin Finds Everything Isn’t Awesome at Legoland

Merlin's determination to focus on the long-term potential of the company is probably one of the reasons it is keen to escape the glare of the public markets.

Theme Park Operator Merlin Finds Everything Isn’t Awesome at Legoland

Tourism

Lego Family Plot to Take Merlin Entertainments Private With $6.1 Billion Joint Bid

The trend for public companies going private looks set to continue. A change in ownership might allow Merlin to boost its spending on hotels and theme parks.

Lego Family Plot to Take Merlin Entertainments Private With $6.1 Billion Joint Bid

Tourism

Activist Investor Urges Legoland Operator Merlin to Go Private

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.

Activist Investor Urges Legoland Operator Merlin to Go Private

Business Travel

Malaysia’s Sovereign Fund Considers Selling Legoland

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.

Malaysia’s Sovereign Fund Considers Selling Legoland

Tourism

UK Theme Parks Operator Merlin Ramps Up Hotel Offerings

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.

UK Theme Parks Operator Merlin Ramps Up Hotel Offerings

Tourism

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

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?

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

Tourism

Dubai Theme Park Sees Business Slump as Tourists Stay Away

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?

Dubai Theme Park Sees Business Slump as Tourists Stay Away

Tourism

Legoland Theme Park Is Coming to New York in 2020

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.

Legoland Theme Park Is Coming to New York in 2020

Tourism

Merlin Hints At Interest In Buying SeaWorld’s Busch Gardens

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

Merlin Hints At Interest In Buying SeaWorld’s Busch Gardens

Media and PR

13 Big Winners in Travel Advertising at Cannes Lions 2017

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

13 Big Winners in Travel Advertising at Cannes Lions 2017