Disneyland is confirmed as the number one theme park destination in the Western U.S., a major source of tourism tax revenue, and a supporter of more than 55,000 jobs in the southern California region. Results of an economic impact study by Arduin, Laffer & Moore… Read More »Study: Disneyland drives more than $5.7 billion economic activity in Southern California
I spent most of the 90s visiting Universal Studios Hollywood almost every month. In doing so, I really got to know the tightly packed acreage that made up Southern California’s second most popular themepark. It’s taken some doing, but they’ve finally gotten final approval to go forward with the next stage in the development of Universal Studios.
The first projects of NBCUniversal’s 25-year Evolution Plan with be tied to adding the much anticipated west coast version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The total plan represents a $1.6 billion investment in tourism and production in Southern California. This long-term investment in two industries that are vital to Los Angeles will create more than 30,000 jobs and generate $2 billion of economic activity during operations for the region.Read More »Univeral Studios Hollywood Will Go Forward With Expansion, Harry Potter
When I lived in Southern California, the theme park I visited the second most often was Universal Studios Hollywood. I lived within walking distance and would often find myself on the Backlot Tram or watching Waterworld when the thought of driving across town through traffic… Read More »Wizarding World of Harry Potter Taking his Magic to Muggles of Universal Studios Hollywood
Walt’s 1927 home on Lyric Ave in the Silver lake area. Walt and crew secretly worked on the 1st Mickey Mouse cartoon in the garage. A history blog called “Dear Old Hollywood” has a great piece this week on the locations where Walt lived and… Read More »Walt’s Southern California Homes
International West, a planned series of tourist districts in Garden Grove, has finally had its first tenant approved. A new 600 room hotel and 6 acre water park has just been approved by the city council. Of course, with this economy, don’t believe anything until… Read More »Garden Grove’s International West finally gets first site