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Evermore Park Opens With Private Party September 8, 2018

If you’re wondering what the themed industry has its eye on in the United States as the new up and coming potentially “big thing”? It’s Evermore Park just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. This new park relies heavily on detail, theming and interactive theater and not on dark rides, simulators or roller coasters (there

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SeaWorld Entertainment Soars from Quarter Conference Call Then Slashes 125 Jobs

SeaWorld Entertainment continues its upward trend with higher revenue and attendance, however, that seems to come at a cost of hundreds of jobs. As you may recall, SeaWorld had a stellar performance during the first quarter of 2018 as numbers in their theme parks have turned around netting in higher sales. That continued into the

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Dollywood Announces Largest Expansion Ever for 2019 – Wildwood Grove

In what is being called the largest expansion in the 33-year history of Dollywood, the park announced it’s new land for 2019: Wildwood Grove. In total, Wildwood Grove will have eleven experiences throughout the new land. The $33 million expansion is designed to be a new space for family attractions. Black Bear Trail is an

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Cedar Point Adds Sensory Room For Families With Autistic Children

One of the trends we have noticed in 2018 is theme parks are becoming much more accommodating to people with autism. Recently, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio added a new sensory room designed for people with autism who might need a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the midway. This new

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Dubai Parks and Resorts Sees Huge Attendance Spike for Early 2018

It looks like Dubai Parks and Resorts are finally turning around. DBX, the company who owns motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai and is reporting staggering growth numbers for the first half of 2018. If these numbers continue, it could put Dubai on the map as a major theme park contender. According to the report in Gulf News,

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Let’s Talk About What Happened at Busch Gardens Moroccan Palace Theater

Today’s story is from our guest contributor Andrew as we dive into Busch Gardens Moroccan Palace Theater in Tampa. Andrew talks about the highs and the lows of one of the best theaters in a theme park in the state of Florida.  Enjoy! – Josh Young   The Moroccan Palace Theater was, perhaps, the first

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SeaWorld Parks Continue To Turn Around

You gotta love a good comeback story. As we reported recently, SeaWorld Parks has seen its first attendance increase in several years.  Today, we bring you even more good news as the stock for SeaWorld has recently climbed above the $20 mark.  This is the highest the stock has been in several years and it

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Attendance For Theme Parks Grows for 2017

The annual attendance report has been released by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and as always, the numbers are fascinating. Overall, the theme park industry has seen steady growth thanks mostly to investments in Orlando and China.  According to the report, attendance for attractions at the major operators globally is almost half a billion visitors

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Is SeaWorld Making A Comeback?

SeaWorld Parks recently made some huge headlines regarding their attendance during the first quarter of 2018. Attendance at their parks was up by 15 percent, which is a huge gain for any theme park because usually, that time of year is the slowest. So does this mean SeaWorld is making a comeback? I would remain

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Sea World Orlando Teases Sesame Street Opening in 2019

While Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have been making announcements about their new offerings, Sea World Orlando is also throwing out some great new concept art! Sesame Street has begun construction in the former Shamu’s Happy Harbor area of the park and today we get a glimpse of what the new 5-acre land will look

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