Theme parks

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From must-see gigs to VIP tickets: how live events are on course to defy UK cost of living crisis
Strong year predicted for industry amid premium seating boom and despite rise in prices

Mark Sweney

02, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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iPhones calling 911 from owners’ pockets on rollercoasters
New iPhones which can detect car crashes and notify emergency services appear confused by thrill rides

Oliver Holmes and Gloria Oladipo

11, Oct, 2022 @5:23 PM

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‘Each guest experience will be different’: VR and the future of theme parks
Expo in east London shows how important augmented and virtual reality will be, as attractions move with the times

Alex Hern Technology editor

19, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Theme parks were not meant for Black families: why racism at Sesame Place is part of a shameful tradition
From old Coney Island to the Bronx Zoo, parks excluded Black people and even put them on display to amuse white people

Andrew Lawrence

30, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Queensland koala funding diverted to rollercoaster could be much better spent, experts say
Scientists say public money originally set for Dreamworld ‘koala tourism facility’ could be used to combat habitat loss and chlamydia

Joe Hinchliffe

29, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Tyrannosaurus cheques? UK’s dino-industry pins hopes on Jurassic World Dominion
Theme parks, toy brands and even coastal hotspots are looking to the latest dinosaur blockbuster for a bump in revenue

Catherine Shoard

10, Jun, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Jumanji rides coming to theme parks as Sony strikes global deal with Merlin
Exclusive: first experience based on hit film franchise will open next month at Gardaland in Italy

Mark Sweney

17, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Alton Towers owner Merlin to take over Cadbury World
Theme park company to acquire operations and brand licences for £6m attraction in Bournville

Mark Sweney

02, Feb, 2022 @3:52 PM

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Hot chocolate, glow worms and fairies: readers’ best winter light displays
Our tipsters’ tally of seasonal magic ranges from giant Christmas trees in Sussex to illuminated medieval walls in York – and even a festive giraffe

Guardian readers

02, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Hogging the limelight: how Peppa Pig became a global phenomenon
Boris Johnson threw spotlight on show that has run for 17 years and been exported to 118 countries

Rachel Hall

22, Nov, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Disney reports post-Covid rebound as theme parks reopen
Streaming service Disney+ attracts 12m new subscribers, with company beating analysts’ forecasts

Mark Sweney

13, Aug, 2021 @7:42 AM

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Jungle Cruise review – the Rock’s Disney theme-park actioner takes predictable turns
Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson are romancing riverboat adventurers in a ride-turned-film that quickly becomes bland

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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