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Six Flags Wants Some Disney Magic

It’s been ten years since Time Warner sold off Six Flags Theme Parks to Premier Parks, which subsequently adopted the Six Flags name. Six Flags parks have used Warner Brothers characters since, just as they did before Time Warner bought the company. Now it looks… Read More »Six Flags Wants Some Disney Magic

New “it’s a small world” photos with Disney Characters

It’s not the changes that are expected to come to Disneyland’s original version of the classic “it’s a small world” attraction, but the Hong Kong Disneyland version does feature little Small World dolls all dressed up like Disney characters. Hong Kong Disneyland Source website has… Read More »New “it’s a small world” photos with Disney Characters

Bob Iger at Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference

Walt Disney Co. President Bob Iger spoke at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference today. Iger started by addressing the many emerging markets for Disney. “We see a great increase in media consumption on a global basis,” he said, pointing out the obvious positive effect this would have on the entertainment giant. “We believe the internet… Read More »Bob Iger at Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference

Thoughts on Death

Last week was my annual family vacation. We were all there – my brother took a week off from working at the clinic to come up, my sister gathered her two kids and brought them over, and I, of course, was home from school for the summer. Prior to leaving, we sent my 4-year old… Read More »Thoughts on Death

Anaheim’s Neighbor to the South Still Trying

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Deepa Bharath of the Orange County Register reports that the City of Garden Grove, which is directly south of Anaheim, is still looking to enhance the area along Harbor Boulevard. Garden Grove has been trying to hitch itself to the Anaheim Resort train for a… Read More »Anaheim’s Neighbor to the South Still Trying

Theme Park Business Ain’t Easy

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Wild West World, north of Wichita, Kansas, has closed just about two months after opening. The bankruptcy leaves hundreds of unpaid creditors — including Park City, which is owed more than $2 million for industrial revenue bonds and other equipment — in a lurch. The bankruptcy filing lists millions more owed to banks, ride manufacturers,… Read More »Theme Park Business Ain’t Easy

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park Does Well vs. HKDL

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David Pierson writes in the Los Angeles Times about Ocean Park in Hong Kong, and compares and contrasts it to Hong Kong Disneyland. With Allan Zeman’s help, the government-owned park has since set attendance records while Disneyland has suffered one blow after another, even failing to reach attendance goals. And Zeman, whose bald head and… Read More »Hong Kong’s Ocean Park Does Well vs. HKDL

Paramount & Theme Parks – Another Chapter?

Last year, after the Viacom/CBS split, Paramount Parks was sold to Cedar Fair, which also owns the Knott’s theme park properties.  Since then, it was announced that the formerly-Knott’s-like Camp Snoopy-thened theme park at the Mall of America, which has lost that theme, would gain a new theme – Spongebob Squarepants, a Viacom property.  Now… Read More »Paramount & Theme Parks – Another Chapter?