Universal parent company Comcast has been pouring money into its theme parks, and this data from Foursquare is another sign that the investment is paying off.
The first Disney park built outside of the United States hopes the latest will create fans who want to visit Mickey Mouse all over Asia.
Six Flags may not be ready to formally announce a park in Saudi Arabia, but we would not be surprised if plans are in the works.
Disney made sure that there was enough room around the Shanghai resort to grow and grow some more; we expect the company to take full advantage of that space over time.
Tourists will still flock to Orlando, even if their excitement is tempered by brutal reality. But they may need reassurance from authorities and attractions that appropriate security measures are being taken.
As with any other horrific terrorist attack, any impact to tourism is always short-term. Especially in destinations like Orlando that already top travelers' wish lists.
Disney is saying its new Shanghai theme park opening this month won't have the same cultural insensitivity missteps and technical issues as its previous international theme parks.
The Disney park in Shanghai is bigger and more expensive than its local rival; time will tell which option the market prefers.
You can bet that Disney and Universal will quickly move to stamp out those performers dressed like Snow White, Captain America, and Kung Fu Panda.
These numbers show that while Disney still sits comfortably on top, its fiercest rival is showing strong growth.