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Articles tagged “theme parks”

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The new Disney bracelets that will make visiting and spending money at parks much easier

Disney is excellent at many things, and getting people to feel special while spending lots of money is one of them. Like everything else Disney does, this effort will be closely watched by everyone from theme park rivals to credit card companies.

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Universal getting rights to Lord of the Rings theme park?

Disney could swoop in and pay big dollars, but Universal is the logical fit for now.

Universal getting rights to Lord of the Rings theme park?

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Build world’s largest Ferris wheel, post-Sandy? Some New Yorkers not amused

We hate to dampen the enthusiasm, but building a Ferris wheel on a flood plain on Staten Island, is probably insane.

Build world’s largest Ferris wheel, post-Sandy? Some New Yorkers not amused

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Blackstone will still control SeaWorld’s 60,000 fish after the IPO

Like Travelport and Orbtiz Worldwide, SeaWorld is weighed down by Blackstone's financial maneuverings, and the private equity firm will be first in line for payment if the IPO is successful.

Blackstone will still control SeaWorld’s 60,000 fish after the IPO

Tourism

Disneyland listens to its Latino audience, expands Three Kings Day celebration

Disney, more than any other large travel operator, has fully embraced the U.S.'s racial diversity (along with the disabled) in its marketing and advertising. This latest move is just par for the course.

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Hershey Park’s new CEO says business is down, but it’s better off than the competition

Amusement parks perform better than national parks during an economic downturn, and Hershey’s established brand keeps visitor numbers higher than the industry average.

Hershey Park’s new CEO says business is down, but it’s better off than the competition

Tourism

Disney’s theme parks and cruise line pick up slack where film and TV units fall short

Despite the growing threat from larger cruise lines' family offerings and Orlando theme park rivals, Disney has been able stay head of the pack with new offerings -- including the soon-to-open Fastasyland in Florida.

Disney’s theme parks and cruise line pick up slack where film and TV units fall short

Tourism

Six Flags’ earnings are up as Americans are more likely to visit theme parks than national parks

Americans on a budget are trying to get the most value for their money seen by an increase in season pass sales, but summer tourism – the parks’ busiest season – also boosted earnings.

Six Flags’ earnings are up as Americans are more likely to visit theme parks than national parks

Tourism

Cinderella needs a cold one: Disney’s Magic Kingdom finally adds beer and wine to menus

Disney's argument for adding booze to the Kingdom is based on wanting to create a more authentic experience in its French restaurant. No word on whether smoking and rude waiters will add to the ambiance.

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An attempt to hold on to a little piece of Yugoslavia ends with a bad bank loan

The Yugoland of Tito ended in violence, how much nicer then that the nostalgic theme park established to remember it only ends up in a pile of defaults.