Category Archives: Themepark Industry

IAAPA Expo – An Amusement Park Fan Favorite

IAAPA, the international organization for amusement parks and theme parks, held its annual convention last week in Orlando. Always a glitzy affair the IAAPA Expo is actually open to the public, but admission costs are steep (well over $100/person) and … Continue reading

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Universal and Disney fight for your Vacation Dollar

We talked last week about how Universal Orlando Resort plans to hold Disney’s feet to the fire by continuing its investment in the parks. Today I want to discuss a way you can tell if Universal is making progress in … Continue reading

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Universal Orlando Plans to Hold Disney’s Feet to The Fire

There’s one thing Universal Orlando wants you to know. It is not content playing second fiddle to Disney’s Orlando theme parks. They want to challenge for the lead, well, they at least want to close the gap between them and … Continue reading

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Voices of SeaWorld Video Series Launches

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has had a bit of a rough stretch recently. They had to report lower attendance numbers vs their competitors in Orlando (resulting in a drop in profits) and have had to content with a one-sided documentary … Continue reading

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Universal Orlando’s Transformers Attraction Rushes Past Milestone, Park Already Moving On

Walt Disney World managers may not publicly admit they’re in a battle for tourist dollars, but there is an arms race going on in Orlando and one side is bringing out the big guns. After the success of Harry Potter … Continue reading

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