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Will London Harry Potter exhibit slow Universal Orlando’s growth?

There is little doubt Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter addition was the main driver behind the park’s reported 20% attendance growth and a profit of $261 million, which is more than the estimated cost for the whole addition. … Continue reading

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Does Disney World have an answer for Universal Orlando?

Apparently the New York Times quoted my article published November 28th, 2010 where I was reacting to the news that while Universal Orlando was having a banner year, Walt Disney World actually decreased in attendance. Here’s the full context: The … Continue reading

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Orlando Thrill Park – More details emerge, why Disney should take note

The latest player on the amusement park scene in Orlando still has to cross quite a number of hurdles before construction can even begin, but the people behind it are busy talking up its features and its benefits to the … Continue reading

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Is Disneyland for Grown-ups?

It seems like every year some writer or another gets the assignment to visit Disneyland and write a story. More often than not that story takes the form of “how can a jaded reporter visit Disneyland and not come away … Continue reading

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Disney World joins SeaWorld and offers free admission to stranded Europeans

Answering the challenge set by SeaWorld”s Central Florida parks (including Busch Gardens) Walt Disney World resorts has decided to offer up to two free days of admission to European travelers stranded by the Volcanic Ash cloud. This is a great … Continue reading

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