Can SeaWorld survive against Disney, Harry Potter and PETA?

See Full Article San Diego Union Tribune By LORI WEISBERG JUNE 22, 2019 SeaWorld’s parks are enjoying a long-awaited rebound thanks to new thrill rides and bargain prices compared to Disneyland. But PETA is back with a new campaign that could spoil the theme park company’s good times In a nearly full outdoor theater, audience members … Read moreCan SeaWorld survive against Disney, Harry Potter and PETA?

Major gamer-themed amusement park to tap into Chinese gaming craze

See Full Article Attractions Management POSTED 18 JUN 2019  BY ANDY KNAGGS ITEC Entertainment is developing a major new theme park in China based on video gaming, seeking to capitalise on a Chinese market with tens of millions of devoted gaming fans and hundreds of millions of people with a more casual interest. According to Forbes, the … Read moreMajor gamer-themed amusement park to tap into Chinese gaming craze

China Developers Building Six Flags-Sized Gamer Theme Park

See Full Article FORBES By Kenneth Rapoza Senior Contributor Dota 2 lovers: Get your China visas ready. China is building the world’s largest gamer theme park …“for the win!” Unless Disney opens up a section of its Hollywood Studios park dedicated to arena-play video games and other gamer-related attractions, then China’s got them beat. This under-wraps … Read moreChina Developers Building Six Flags-Sized Gamer Theme Park

Global Esports Popularity Give Gamer Companies Reason To Be Bullish

See Full Article BY KENNETH RAPOZA · MAY 29, 2019 Right now, somewhere in China, bulldozers and crane operators are building a new theme park. It’s not the latest Lionsgate Park you’ve read about, centered around themed attractions based on movies like Hunger Games. Oh, it’ll have roller coasters and stuff. But this amusement park is different. It’s … Read moreGlobal Esports Popularity Give Gamer Companies Reason To Be Bullish

At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visitors can fly — and buy

See Full Article BY HUGO MARTIN · MAY 30, 2019 Blue milk like Luke Skywalker drank on Tatooine: $8 a glass. A heavy-duty customized lightsaber: $200. An adult-size stormtrooper outfit: $6,615. As Disneyland throws open the gates Friday to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the theme park will push the boundaries of the known merchandising universe as never before. The much-anticipated … Read moreAt Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visitors can fly — and buy

Theme Parks, the Internet of Things and ITEC Entertainment

See Full Article BY JOHN · MAY 17, 2019 Technology continues to be an increasingly important element of the theme park experience. On rides and behind the scenes, these tech implementations are improving the guest experience and are enabling theme park leaders to make better informed business decisions. I recently spoke with Marc Plogstedt, chief technology officer … Read moreTheme Parks, the Internet of Things and ITEC Entertainment

Q & A: A conversation with David Cline of ITEC Entertainment.

See Original Article TED Magazine by Jim Romeo Romeo is a B2B tech copywriter based in Chesapeake, Va. He can be reached at JimRomeo.net. Reach Cline at davidc@itec.com. THE GLOBAL THEME PARK MARKET David Cline is the director of sustaining e-engineering and manufacturing at ITEC Entertainment, a multidisciplinary international organization that assists clients in the … Read moreQ & A: A conversation with David Cline of ITEC Entertainment.

How Disney is preparing for the epic crush of visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

See Original Article Fast Company Tight time limits and advance reservations are just some of the ways Disneyland will manage the crowds at their new Star Wars attraction. BY NICOLE LAPORTE Next month’s opening of Disneyland’s much-anticipated new attraction, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, has been an elaborate exercise in managing expectations. In preparation for the onslaught … Read moreHow Disney is preparing for the epic crush of visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

First visitors to Disney’s Star Wars land will get just four hours to see it all

Los Angeles Times See Original Article By HUGO MARTIN The first visitors to Disneyland’s highly anticipated new Star Wars attraction will each be given a four-hour window to take in the $1-billion expansion — but how that deadline will be enforced is still unclear. With six weeks to go before the May 31 opening of Star … Read moreFirst visitors to Disney’s Star Wars land will get just four hours to see it all