Saturday 23 September 2023

September 24th - Theme Park News in a Nutshell

 This week's Theme Park News!

• The Walt Disney Company announced that it would nearly double its capital expenditures in its Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment over the next 10 years compared with the previous 10. This would be 60 billion dollars based on their current 30 billion spend.

• Disney parks president Josh D’Amaro theorised that Frozen could have a presence at Disneyland resort when referencing all the ips the have to spare.

• Magic Kingdom cast members discovered a black bear next to the Rivers of America one morning this week, prompting Disney to keep the west side of the park closed past its scheduled opening time that day.

• At Disneyland the recently opened CenTOONial Park remains closed through October 22, after which Goofy's How-to-Play Yard will go down, with an expected return in early November. Apparently the soft artificial turf has not lived up to guest use and is being replaced.

• Legoland California is closing The Safari Trek ride one of its opening day attractions at the end of the month

• The owners of Spain's PortAventura World are looking to sell reportedly at an estimated price of 1 billion euros

• Universal has filed a patent application for an ambitious crowd control system that would give Universal the ability to direct individual visitors around their theme parks through the use of wireless devices through direct instructions.

• Georgia's Wild Adventures theme park has announced a new holiday event - Wild Adventures Christmas Wild & Bright. The event starts November 18 and continues on select dates through December 31 

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