Disneyland Resort in California to close 2 shops for “Star Wars” VR attraction

Two shops in Downtown Disney of the Disneyland Resort will close to make room for the new virtual reality experience based on the Star Wars movies. Disney Vault 28 , which features a variety of art and collectible merchandise at the Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney shopping district, will be closing at the end of September […]

Group picks Virginia’s Busch Gardens as world’s most beautiful amusement park

Busch Gardens is ‘World’s Most Beautiful Amusement Park’ for 27th consecutive year     Busch Gardens has been named the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Amusement Park for the 27th straight year by the National Amusement Park Historical Association. The streak dates back to 1990. “Being recognized as the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Amusement Park’ for 27 consecutive years […]

Sun Hung Kai buys 5.3% share in Ardent Leisure

Aveo’s Malaysian billionaire Seng Huang Lee buys into Dreamworld The not-so fun park operator, Ardent Leisure, is a long way from the retirement home market – unless you’re a restless Malaysian billionaire like Seng Huang Lee. Lee is Aveo’s chairman and largest shareholder via his family’s Malaysian flagship group, Mulpha. Aveo chairman and major shareholder […]

Campaign underway to fund renovation of Arnold’s Park in Iowa

DICKINSON COUNTY, Iowa  —  Last month, Arnold’s Park announced a big renovation plan, and the fundraising efforts to make it happen will begin on Saturday. Renovating the 128-year-old amusement park will cost $12 million. Park leaders say an anonymous donor came forward and pledged to match $6 million for the renovation. So far, the campaign has raised […]