The theme park industry's annual attendance report is out, and Disney and Universal theme parks continue to dominate. Attendance grew five percent overall at the world's top 25 theme parks, led by massive surges to theme parks in China, according to the 2015 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index
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Among parks well known to western fans, the Universal Studios theme parks in Japan and Florida posted the largest gains in attendance last year. And Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom continued as the world's most popular theme park, topping the 20 million mark in annual attendance. Keep reading...
Walt Disney World has opened the new third track for its wildly popular Toy Story Midway Mania interactive ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The additional track increases the ride's theoretical hourly capacity by 50%, which should reduce standby wait times while allowing Disney to make more Fastpass+ return times available for the ride. Keep reading...
Dollywood's Lightning Rod is running on a soft-open basis now, but Busch Gardena Tampa has postponed its media preview for Cobra's Curse. Neither park has announced an official opening date for either coaster, though fans have limited ability to get on Lightning Rod now. Keep reading...
Visiting the Disneyland Resort in Southern California for the first time? Here are some tips that can help you get the most from your visit, based on the experience of Theme Park Insiders who've been visiting Disneyland for years.
And we're inviting long-time Disneyland fans to share their favorite tips for new visitors in the comments, too. Keep reading...
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