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Articles tagged “theme parks”

Universal Rolls Out Its Nintendo Partnership in Three Theme Parks

Universal Rolls Out Its Nintendo Partnership in Three Theme Parks

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Theme parks have found success in building immersive experiences around beloved characters. We have to wonder if the Nintendo strategy provides a glimpse of how Universal will use the recently acquired DreamWorks Animation.

3 days ago

Hong Kong Disneyland Is Adding ‘Frozen’ and Marvel Lands in a $1.4 Billion Expansion

Hong Kong Disneyland Is Adding ‘Frozen’ and Marvel Lands in a $1.4 Billion Expansion

Christopher Palmeri and Crystal Tse, Bloomberg

Disney's CEO has said that the company's giant new Shanghai theme park isn't hurting business in Hong Kong. Still, it's a smart move to expand the older park with attractions that can't be found in Shanghai.

1 week ago

Disney Will Open Avatar Land in Orlando Next Summer

Disney Will Open Avatar Land in Orlando Next Summer

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Disney has been on its toes since Universal changed the game in Orlando with Harty Potter. Will Avatar change the conversation again?

2 weeks ago

Wanda Is Spending Another $15 Billion in its Quest to Become a Tourism Giant

Wanda Is Spending Another $15 Billion in its Quest to Become a Tourism Giant

Jeanne Yang, Bloomberg

If Wanda Group really wants 15 projects across China by 2020, we expect to hear a lot more announcements like this one in the coming year.

2 weeks ago

Analysts Say Disney Still Has Challenges with Shanghai Park

Analysts Say Disney Still Has Challenges with Shanghai Park

Christopher Palmeri and Rachel Chang, Bloomberg

While Disney executives say they are pleased at their performance so far in Shanghai — with 4 million people attending in four months — some analysts believe the company is still finding its footing in the market.

3 weeks ago

Disney’s Theme Park Plans Include Creative Pricing, Hotels and Movie Characters

Disney’s Theme Park Plans Include Creative Pricing, Hotels and Movie Characters

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney has a lot of plans for its theme parks — more hotels, attractions, price levels, and intellectual property tie-ins. As the current CEO prepares to depart in a year and a half, we're getting more curious about who will replace him, and what that person's vision will include.

3 weeks ago

Wanda Group Invests $15 Billion in Hunan Theme Park, Aims to Be Globe’s Largest Tour Company

Wanda Group Invests $15 Billion in Hunan Theme Park, Aims to Be Globe’s Largest Tour Company

Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

Regardless of whether Dalian Wanda Group keeps trying to position itself as a rival to Disney, one thing is clear: There are going to be a lot of theme parks in China in the near future.

3 weeks ago

Still Struggling, SeaWorld Announces Major Cost-Cutting Plans

Still Struggling, SeaWorld Announces Major Cost-Cutting Plans

Hannah Sampson, Skift

SeaWorld has a couple of big goals: Cut costs in a big way and get more people to visit. We're not sure how those priorities are going to work together.

3 weeks ago

Disney Parks Get Permission to Add Drones to the Mix in the U.S.

Disney Parks Get Permission to Add Drones to the Mix in the U.S.

Associated Press

Disney may use these for security, but we're certain they'll use them for nighttime entertainment events.

4 weeks ago

5 Insights Into Disney and Universal’s Modern Theme Park Strategies

5 Insights Into Disney and Universal’s Modern Theme Park Strategies

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Today's theme parks are a far cry from the previous generation. Disney is still setting the pace, but the offerings, pricing, and technology are evolving fast.

1 month ago

Skift Podcast: The Serious Business of Modern Theme Parks

Skift Podcast: The Serious Business of Modern Theme Parks

Hannah Sampson , Skift

The most famous theme park operators in the world are expanding globally and improving their original properties in an effort to attract bigger audiences at home and abroad. Listen to this episode for a wide-ranging conversation about how that's happening and whether it's likely to pay off.

1 month ago

Orlando Theme Parks Have Closed as Hurricane Matthew Approaches

Orlando Theme Parks Have Closed as Hurricane Matthew Approaches

Janelle Cogan, Associated Press

We understand that tourists are disappointed. But better to have some annoyed visitors than keep parks open too long when a monster Category 4 storm is on the way.

2 months ago