Green Tagged: Theme Park in 30

Green Tagged: Theme Park in 30

An insider’s take on the theme park and themed entertainment industry trends, Green Tagged Covers the Top Theme Park News from each week. From theme parks to zoos and aquariums to haunted houses, we scour the world for what you need to know. We may not have all the answers, but we ask the right questions.

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October 10, 2021 30 min
This week: A PSA for EIDL extensions, USJ and The Pokemon Company announce partnership, Six Flags Magic Mountain works with Clear, Prices for Lighting Lane Released, plus a roundup of new openings.
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Crowds continue to swell at mega fall events, leading to more accidents. We dive into the incident report from Glenwood Caverns and the fighting at Six Flags properties, then discuss how attractions are responding. Plus, are unvaccinated people more likely to visit theme parks?
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September 27, 2021 30 min
Quarterly reports from Disney and Cedar continue to show good trends, but more people at fall events means more conflict. Media has been latching on to anything that can be viewed as unsafe at attractions. In this episode we touch on larger trends and discuss what some folks are doing as a defense. Plus, we finish up with some killer collaborations at ScareHouse, Hershey Park, and the first haunted house NFT.
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September 20, 2021 32 min
After some quick hits, we’re discussing the Golden Ticket awards and how attractions are engaging their super fans. Stories covered: LA County Guideline updates; Amusement Today’s Golden Tickets; Universal Beijing’s Opening; Takeaways from Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal Orlando Horror Nights, SeaWorld, and more.
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The administration is asking entertainment venues to require vaccines for guests; what should attractions do? Also – a discussion on SeaWorld’s inaugural Halloween event HowloScream, Universal Orlando’s Sellout nights, and Disneyland’s Very Merriest Nites.
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We’re one year old! This stories in today’s show deal with attractions choosing between wide audience appeal versus targeting audience segments. Stories: Walt Disney World Annual Pass sales to resume Sept. 8 with four new pass types; Merlin Entertainments & LEGO break ground on LEGOLAND Shenzhen Resort; Storyland Studios to design experiences around Ubisoft franchises; Europa-Park to launch its own on-demand streaming service o...
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After some quick hits, our deep dive this week is retail experiences versus app extensions; while many brands are crafting experiences with licenses, Disney is doubling down on app experiences. Stories: Walt Disney World requiring COVID vaccine for unionized cast members; Delta’s Extra $200 Monthly Healthcare Surcharge To Unvaccinated Airline Workers May Have Serious Unintended Consequences; Vinyl dividers will separate guests and ...
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August 23, 2021 34 min
This week’s big news is the unveiling of Disney Genie. The service puts Disney one large step closer to the ‘park sharing’ model of peak efficiency. While the service democratizes concierge planning for every ticketholder, the lightning lane marks another set of ‘velvet ropes’ to get more spend per guest. Disney’s walls climb ever higher by adding technology and cash to the chasm. Will the service discourage passholders? How will o...
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August 16, 2021 29 min
Last week we mentioned that Universal matching 2019 attendance levels with Cedar Fair at 85%. Disney’s Q3 Earnings report is better. Stories Covered: Disney’s Earnings Report; Cedar Fair Announces 2022 Investment; 12 Hasbro-themed entertainment Centers Openings; San Francisco’s Mandates; Disney Very Merriest After Hours offerings revealed; K11 Art Mall in Hong Kong welcomes new Meme Museum; Six Flags Over Texas celebrates 60th anni...
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As China begins to shut down again, attractions in the US are fighting to stay open and working. NYC’s new mandate program for recreation is one path, while Florida’s is another. And yet, numbers released this week show Universal already matching 2019 attendance with Cedar Fair at 85%. Plus, AA shows business travel returning.

The bad news: guests are grumpy, violent interactions are on the rise, and differing restrictions continue...
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August 1, 2021 32 min
Delta is all that’s on anyone’s mind this week, so we’re doing something a little different. We dedicate the show to what you can do no to prepare. What contingency plans can I make?
How much should I reduce capacity? How will that impact staffing? Will demand go soft? All those questions answered and more.
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This week we’re giving updates on industry staffing and then discussing new openings that focus on blending IP with the natural world to refurbish existing attractions. Stories: Disney Cruise Line to resume Bahamian voyages from Florida in August; multiple layers of safety measures added; IAAPA Supports the Robust Resumption of Visa Processing; Ohio's Coney Island offers new incentive for seasonal staff; Disney staff relocation...
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July 19, 2021 33 min
While France and LA are adding new mandates, new attractions are opening in time for the Fall Season. This week: LA County’s mask mandate; France’s tourism pass; Disney’s new campus; Halloween Nights at Eastern State; ??????? Pokemon Hunt; Universal Osaka’s Demon Slayer partnership.
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Stories covered: The Travel industry has a blueprint for reopening international travel; A congressional update from IAAPA; IAAPA Awards are open; The Theas are now free to stream; Universal Hollywood and Disneyland announce Halloween events; Lego’s NY Store has upped the retailtainment game; and Hans Christian Andersen museum opens in Denmark.
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Despite the rising Delta Wave, surveys show that Americans are ready to go out. We’ll discuss recent travel surveys and look at new business opportunities for attractions. This week: Surveys from Morning Consult and AnyRoad show a return to events; Marriott on bleasure trends; parades return to Orlando; NCAA ruling; Knott’s Releases Official Podcast; Great Wolf Resorts Moves into Animation with ‘The Great Wolf Pack’
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June 28, 2021 32 min
This week: American cancels hundreds of flights; Knoebels and Seaworld Orlando add incentive programs for new hires; Disney resumes college program in time for 50th anniversary; Royal Caribbean discourages unvaccinated guests from sailing.
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This week we’re following up on trends impacting the day to day and the near future. Stories covered: California is reopen; prices for travel services are surging; Universal opened sales for HHN30; the Boo Bash is selling out; Midsummer Scream’s Awaken the Spirits; Dorney reduces summer days due to staffing shortage; and Universal hints at the future of Epic Universe.
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Quick Hits, a roundup of some of the new experiences catching our attention, and a discussion on app extensions.

Stories: Spain reopens borders to vaccinated tourists; Walt Disney World makes masks optional for guests effective June 15; Fantawild opens new Glorious Orient park in Ganzhou; Cedar Point opens Snake River Expedition; Hasbro unveils new Monopoly experience set to open in London; Musion delivers world's first hologram...
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This week is full of updates from around the world. The EEOC gave guidance for mandating vaccines, while Universal Orlando became the first theme park to make masks voluntary for all guests. Seaworld Orlando enters into Universal’s territory with a new Halloween event; is allowing 100% ownership by foreign investment; Butterbeer is coming to New York; The Studio Tour in Tokyo is under construction; Japan’s TeamLab expands into food...
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Disney is reopening to out of state guests in California and Universal Orlando Resort is raising wages to compete on staffing. Companies are betting on the future of in-person experiences, but meanwhile media companies are trying to consolidate to combat Disney +. But what’s the big deal? IP is critical because it has extendibility. This week we summarize the state of media consolidation and discuss how attractions are using IP...
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