How Do Theme Parks Cultivate World-Class Talent?

Posted on August 4, 2014

The Walt Disney Company is one of the most rigorous employers in the world. Their reputation for extensive training and high standards is one of the secrets behind their industry-leading ...

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The Disney Price Increase and Theme Park Economics: Will Attendance Suffer?

Posted on March 10, 2014

Last year, Disney posted record operating profits of more than $2.3 billion dollars. The number is doubly impressive when considered in the context of the recent economic downturn. Yet amidst ...

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Top Booths at IAAPA 2013

Posted on November 22, 2013

In Orlando, where some of the world's premiere theme parks and attractions reside, it's all about the guest experience. Even the local restaurants (including generic chains such as IHOP) market ...

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Highlights of the Eye-Opening 2013 SATE Conference

Posted on October 7, 2013

Savannah, GA is a romantic city full of historic architecture and dramatic weeping trees (and, most likely, ghosts). But last week it was full of themed entertainment industry professionals for ...

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Resident Evil: The Videogame Comes Alive at Universal Studios Japan

Posted on July 30, 2013

Universal Studios Japan has unleashed the zombies. Biohazard: The Real (aka Resident Evil) takes the survival horror video game out of the basement recreation room and into the simulated streets ...

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Smart Like a Fox – Film Studio Casts Itself a Theme Park

Posted on July 29, 2013

20th Century Fox called “Take Two” on a theme park based on its movies when it announced Friday that it is partnering with Resorts World Genting for a Malaysian entertainment ...

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Mall Of America Will Receive A Monolithic Makeover, But It’s Still No Disney

Posted on July 8, 2013

In Middle America there is a multi-story monolith that encompasses 96.4 acres of square footage and attracts upwards of 40 million visitors a year. Within its boundaries are an indoor ...

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Quran Theme Park Just The Tip Of The Iceberg When It Comes To Religious Attractions

Posted on June 25, 2013

The city of Dubai is not a place that shies away from excess. Their tourism-based economy thrives in large part because of its over-the-top attractions. It is home not just ...

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Moving The Line: The Surprising Way Theme Parks Are Adding Value

Posted on June 19, 2013

The average adult will spend nearly one year of their lives waiting in line. Think about it...there are lines everywhere you go on a daily basis, from the grocery store ...

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The Four Most Highly-Anticipated New Rides For 2014

Posted on June 18, 2013

As much as theme park officials would love to keep details of cutting-edge attractions under their hats until they’re ready to make an official statement, this is often an impossible ...

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