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Dubai Parks and Resorts Announces Strategy To Turn Around Resort

It seems Dubai Parks and Resorts is working on turning around their resort (which is losing money each day) to try and get to the point of profitability. DXB recently announced that their Six Flags Dubai project was “on hold” until it made sense to move forward. Now even that has changed. First, DXB Entertainments

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Is Cirque du Soleil Park Mexico the Fyre Festival of Theme Parks?

Back in 2014, Theme Park University was the first to break the news about a revolutionary Cirque du Soleil Theme Park headed to Mexico. Scheduled to open in 2018, the park was originally designed by the Goddard Group and featured some concepts that had never been attempted before. However, between 2014 and 2018, not a

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Is IMG Worlds of Adventure For Sale?

It’s no secret that IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai is struggling. Ask anyone who’s ever set foot in one of the world’s largest indoor theme park and they’ll tell you that the place is always dead. Despite having attractions with global recognition like Marvel and Cartoon Network, it seems that the park has yet

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Murder Charges Dropped In Schlitterbahn Death Case

It seems that, for now, the top brass at Schlitterbahn are off the hook (criminally speaking) for the death of a 10-year-old boy. Back in 2016, Caleb Schwab was decapitated while riding Verruckt (German for “crazy”) at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City. The slide was known for being the tallest slide in the world

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Dubai Parks And Resorts Announces Loss of 1 Billion

Do you want the good news or the bad news? Just kidding, there really is no good news in the report just released from Dubai Parks and Resorts. The company who owns motiongate Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai and the Bollywood Park continues to operate at a net loss and the future still looks like an uphill

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Tron-Inspired IMAX Theater Opens at IMG Worlds of Adventure

You remember IMG Worlds of Adventure, right? They were one of the first indoor theme parks in Dubai with branded attractions for Marvel and Cartoon Network. Since the park opened in 2016, there haven’t been any major additions until now! They have opened an IMAX theater and the lobby looks like it came out of

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Ride Sims 2 Gives A Glimpse Of How Attractions Are Operated

Admittedly, I’m not a huge gamer. I’ll play a few old-school classic video games, but that’s about the extent of it. However, there is one game that I could spend hours playing and not even realize how much time has evaporated. Fans of the original Ride Sims online game know what I’m talking about. Now

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Trans Studio Bali Announces World’s First “Stunt Show Dark Ride”

During the Fall of 2018, Trans Studio of Bali was announced during the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) with Legacy Entertainment in charge of creative development. The concept art was some of the best we have seen for any new park project in years. While this may be a boutique park,

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Six Flags Dubai Potentially Cancelled and Other Bad News For Dubai Parks and Resorts

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. Dubai Parks and Resorts is in some financial strain. Despite touting attendance gains for 2018 in several press announcements, as we have stated here at TPU that those gains are small in comparison to the numbers needed to break even on an operation that

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Dubai Parks and Resorts Numbers Continue To Increase

It seems there is good news, yet again, for Dubai Parks and Resorts. Dubai’s biggest theme park destination that is home to motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Park and Legoland Dubai saw an increase of 22 percent in 2018. According to DBX (the operator of Dubai Parks and Resorts), a lot of this traffic came from an

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