Dalian Wanda Group is building at breakneck speed, but Disney executives have said they don't feel threatened. We think there's room for more than one entertainment giant in China.
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.?
Theme parks need customers to be thrilled, not just satisfied — so it's no surprise they've been careful about changing a pricing system that has been in place for ages.
Disney is not immune to the worries of the world — its Paris theme park is struggling and the strong dollar is keeping some international visitors from coming to the U.S. properties — but the company had a robust quarter nonetheless.
SeaWorld executives knew they would not see an immediate improvement after changing course over killer whales. External factors mean they may need to be even more patient than expected.
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.