Articles tagged “theme parks”

Tokyo Disney Resort Is Getting New Lands, Hotel in $2.3 Billion Expansion

Tokyo Disney Resort Is Getting New Lands, Hotel in $2.3 Billion Expansion

Lisa Du and Maiko Takahashi, Bloomberg

Disney's theme parks all over the world are getting upgrades, and the consistently well-performing Tokyo resort is no exception. Of course, ticket price increases will likely follow.

4 days ago

Disney Makes $15 an Hour Starting Pay Offer for California Park Employees

Disney Makes $15 an Hour Starting Pay Offer for California Park Employees

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

It's not a good look for Disney that some park employees struggle to afford housing, as surveys have shown. These negotiations have been tough, and Disney would have to raise salaries to $15 an hour by 2022 anyway. Will this offer be enough to get the union on board?

2 weeks ago

Six Flags Adds New Kid-Sized Theme Park to China Growth Plans

Six Flags Adds New Kid-Sized Theme Park to China Growth Plans

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of Six Flags Entertainment said last month that the company wasn't stopping with 10 parks in China. He wasn't kidding.

3 weeks ago

Six Flags Is Adding 5 Parks in a Promised U.S. Expansion Push

Six Flags Is Adding 5 Parks in a Promised U.S. Expansion Push

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Six Flags has been talking up this scenario for more than a year, so it will be interesting to see how the strategy plays out. Will more people opt for season passes that give them access to multiple parks, even if those parks are a few hours away from each other?

4 weeks ago

Orlando Theme Parks Are Rolling Out New Rides as They Battle for Visitors

Orlando Theme Parks Are Rolling Out New Rides as They Battle for Visitors

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Theme parks realize they need to keep adding more reasons for visitors to come back. That means operators are investing billions over the next several years β€” and attendees can expect higher prices at the gate.

4 weeks ago

Disney and Universal See Big Gains in Orlando After Major Expansions

Disney and Universal See Big Gains in Orlando After Major Expansions

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Orlando remains a battleground for the world's largest theme park operators, but attendance is growing around the world β€” and the biggest companies are trying to win audiences all over.

1 month ago

Disney Appeals to Luxury Set With Pricey Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Disney Appeals to Luxury Set With Pricey Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Carlye Wisel and Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

A regular vacation at Disney isn't cheap. But for those who want a more exclusive (and less crowded) experience, Adventures by Disney grants special access β€” for a hefty fee.

1 month ago

Disney Is Exploring Where to Put Its Next New Worlds

Disney Is Exploring Where to Put Its Next New Worlds

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney is pouring money into expanding its existing theme parks, so it should come as no surprise that the company would consider building in new countries altogether. While the CEO called such a move an "inevitability," no one should hold their breath for an announcement anytime soon.

1 month ago

SeaWorld Strikes a Familiar Tune With Fresh Focus on Animals

SeaWorld Strikes a Familiar Tune With Fresh Focus on Animals

Hannah Sampson, Skift

SeaWorld wants to talk more about its animals and the workers who take care of them. But the company should realize that any focus on animals will come with additional scrutiny.

1 month ago

Disney’s Trove of Characters Is Helping It Win the Theme Park Wars in China

Disney’s Trove of Characters Is Helping It Win the Theme Park Wars in China

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Disney has competitors in China, but none that can rival the entertainment giant's universe of crowd-pleasing intellectual property. As we've seen with the rise of Universal in Orlando, however, other theme park operators can capitalize on a popular character to great success.

2 months ago

Shanghai Disney Just Added a Major Expansion Nearly 2 Years After Opening

Shanghai Disney Just Added a Major Expansion Nearly 2 Years After Opening

Bloomberg

Disney grew its recently opened Shanghai resort at lightning speed, and has been talking about additional expansion possibilities for a while already. With the park turning a profit in its first year, the company's appetite for future growth is no surprise.

2 months ago

Six Flags Is Still Shopping for Small Theme Park Players

Six Flags Is Still Shopping for Small Theme Park Players

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Six Flags is expanding overseas and looking to grow in its own back yard while selling visitors on higher-priced passes, a strategy that shows the regional theme park operator is trying to cover all its bases.

2 months ago