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Yan Qi, a visitor from Shenyang in northern Liaoning province, said employees at the park were also unfriendly, making him feel unwelcome and questioning whether the expense of getting in was worth the money. Zhang Yan, a migrant worker visiting the park with six members of his family, was also concerned about high prices.
The increase may reflect efforts by Disney executives in the past few years to adjust ticket and pass prices in ways that maximize revenue while keeping lines and crowds at a minimum, said Dennis Speigel, a theme park consultant at International Theme Park Services.
Last year, Dennis Speigel, president of leisure-industry consulting company International Theme Park Services, said that SeaWorld will need a complete "reconstitution of their parks" to have a shot at renewed long-term growth. During SeaWorld's most recent earnings call, Manby said that "we are seeing improved results driven by the capital investments we have made in new rides and attractions," citing that one particular new ride, Mako and Cobra's Curse, has received positive reviews in Florida. Still, attendance in the most recent quarter was down nearly 8% from a year ago.
management took over following the company's 2009 bankruptcy. According to Macquarie analyst Matthew Brooks, the new regime has completely changed the focus of the company, but that doesn't necessarily make the stock a buy.
Six Flags Great America crew worker involved in erecting the park's inflatable gorilla for the upcoming Fright Fest needed to be rescued Thursday from the top of the Sky Trek Tower after suffering a back ache, officials said.
Hefei Wanda City, about 500km west of the US$5.5 billion (S$7.5 billion) Shanghai Disney Resort, will open to the public on Saturday (Sept 24). Besides theme park facilities, the 35 billion yuan (S$7.1 billion) development will include hotels, a movie theatre, a shopping mall and residential apartments across 1.6sqkm, according to Wanda.
Built to integrate seamlessly with the existing roller coaster "Kong," "Rage of the Gargoyles" uses Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus to transforms riders into fighter pilots as they are hurled through a post-apocalyptic landscape of broken skyscrapers and city ruins.
The seventh annual Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, will have an expanded venue, as events will spill out from the resort's lakeside causeway onto the private beach for the first time.
From horror movie-themed mazes and choose-your-own-adventure attractions with frightful twists to family-friendly pumpkin patches, there are plenty of options for fun and scares for everyone this Halloween.
You might think that school days would be the best days for grown-ups to visit Disneyland, with so many parents off at work and their children in school. But thanks to Disney's wildly popular Southern California Select annual passport – the lowest-priced annual pass, which is valid pretty much only on school days – it's hard to find a truly uncrowded day at the parks anymore.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Flamingos at SeaWorld Orlando were greeted with a big surprise Thursday: a bountiful pumpkin patch to celebrate the first day of fall.
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VR has been dubbed the future of theme parks. Creating a truly immersive experience for visitors; the thrill of the twists and turns of a roller coaster synchronised with a virtual view of an imaginary world.
Over the last three years, we've opened an incredible array of new venues at Universal CityWalk. But none quite compares to The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, which officially opens today.
Some people go to Kings Dominion to ride roller coasters and bumper cars. Others go to eat cotton candy or funnel cake. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the LGBT community can do all that, plus dance their way down International Street, when the park's annual Pride Night returns.
Knott's Berry Farm has changed the name of a virtual reality attraction built around the psychiatric ward of a hospital after an uproar from mental health advocates who say it propagates the stigma of mental illness.
Before Walt Disney's Epcot was a theme park, it was supposed to be an actual city. With actual humans inside of it around the clock. After Walt died in 1966, the plans for Florida slowly changed. But in a newly uncovered proposal for the park's computer and communications system in 1968, we can see what might have been.
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Manteca City Manager Elena Reyes is optimistic that a deal will be reached within the next few months for an operator of a 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark/conference center being pursued by McWhinney Development on 60 acres owned by the city along the 120 Bypass and west of Costco.
It's Leap into Fall Weekend at Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel. On Friday kids can make their own button tree along with other crafts. The next day on Saturday, there will be two story times in addition to all the other activities happening on Friday.
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How do sea lions catch their prey in pitch darkness? That's the question Blackpool Zoo's Alyx Milne answered on BBC One's Ingenious Animals last night. The 29-year-old, who is studying marine animals for her PhD while working full time at the zoo, has cracked the mystery after three years of research.
SEA LIFE Michigan invites adults to experience an "evening under the sea." This event will feature appetizers, beer and wine samples from Fenton Winery and Brewery, and entertainment at the aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23.
The Aquarium of Niagara and the Buffalo Zoo will be hosting Nature Play Adventure days on Oct. 15 thanks to a national grant. The Buffalo Zoo's event will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 and feature a scavenger hunt with nature play activities, keeper talks, and enrichment displays with local species.
Billy Criscione's dad was always obsessed with Halloween. As a kid, he remembers his dad, Bill, scaring everyone in the neighborhood. "It progressed from handing out candy to putting decorations outside and turning the music up really loud," Billy said. "After awhile, my dad would have the kids come in the house to get candy, and we would scare them and they would run down the driveway."
Prepare your Wu-Cru for the best Ninjago event the world has ever seen, as Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre Manchester prepares to battle the villains of the past with Master Wu and his ninja team.
Steel tracks for the amusement park-sized train that circles a Bangor park have been bent out of shape in a possible act of vandalism. The train tracks at Veterans Memorial Park were installed in 1959 and have provided enjoyment for generations of local visitors. They were found damaged Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Frick Pittsburgh announces that its summer exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe—the first in a series of fashion-focused exhibitions planned by the museum—was attended by more than 24,000 people during its twelve-week run. Killer Heels attracted more visitors than any other exhibition presented by the Frick in the past decade.
Located on North Figueroa, in a quickly gentrifying stretch of the block in Highland Park, it is one of many new businesses in the area drawing crowds. Behind the bar, Jared Mort, operations director, moved quickly from one task to the next, explaining that the masterful $2 million dollar renovation of the space, ripe with secrets and surprises, had attracted a lot of bowling alley-history aficionados, renovation buffs and preservation nuts as well.
It's time to talk about seats, arguably the most important part of an airplane. OK, that distinction may go to the wings. But for the frequent flyer there is perhaps no more important part of the airline experience than the seat, which is where you will spend most of your time on those excruciating long flights across the globe.
Almost 40 years ago, this airport was a hub of activity in era where commercial flight was finally taking off with the masses. Now, Cyprus' Nicosia airport is a derelict site with dilapidated planes abandoned on the tarmac that hasn't seen a commercial flight since 1977.
The future of social media marketing looks bright. And tomorrow's social media-savvy travel agent is learning how to incorporate new tools such as Instagram Stories, live video streaming and 360-degree photos to benefit his or her travel business.
Winning tip: Freight car motel, Pennsylvania Visiting Amish Country on our road trip from Philadelphia to Chicago, we stayed in an old caboose (railroad wagon): the Red Caboose Motel in Ronks. The motel consists of a string of old carriages in bucolic countryside. On the farm beside our caboose we watched Amish men in wide-brimmed hats farming with old-fashioned tools; we bought produce from women in bonnets and long dresses, and waved to Amish children peering from buggies.
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