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An Insider's look at the creation of Motiongate and Bollywood Parks Dubai

An Insider's look at the creation of Motiongate and Bollywood Parks Dubai

February 18, 2017, 1:21 PM · How does a multi-gate theme park resort grow from someone's idea into reality? Who are the people who begin to translate concepts into designs that can be built into a world-class attraction?

Before I flew to Dubai in December for the grand opening of Bollywood Parks, Legoland, and Motiongate Dubai, I sat down to talk with some of the creative leaders at Mycotoo who worked on the development plans for Dubai Parks and Resorts. Mycotoo is a Pasadena, Calif. entertainment development company specializing in location based and live entertainment. I wanted to hear how this audacious project — three new theme parks opening within just a couple of months, one with a unique, new theme — came to be. Keep reading...

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Ticket prices are going up at Universal Orlando, too

February 17, 2017, 9:36 AM · Universal Orlando raised its ticket prices today, less than a week after the Walt Disney World Resort increased its ticket prices.

One day tickets have gone up $5, with one-park tickets starting at $110, instead of the previous $105. Park-to-Park tickets are now $165 for one day, up $10 from $155. Update: And now Universal Studios Hollywood gets in the act, too. Its one-day, walk-up ticket price goes up $5, to $120. Keep reading...

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Are Disney theme park tickets still a great entertainment value?

February 16, 2017, 9:14 PM · OK, it's been a nearly a week since Disney announced its latest theme park ticket price increase. How are you feeling about it? Angry at the latest increase? Relieved that it wasn't higher? Numb by all the price changes? Or are you just so happy with what you get from a Disney visit that the price increase doesn't bother you one bit? Let's put the question to a vote:

What do you think about the value that other parks provide versus Disney these days? Keep reading...

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