Marvel Goes Broadway at Disneyland
Plus, some scary news from Six Flags - and this time it's not financial!
If you travel between California and Florida frequently, as those of us connected with the theme park industry, often do, you might have noticed that the weather often runs opposite on each coast. This week has provided one of the more extreme examples, with roasting temperatures in Central Florida, while those of us in Southern California have enjoyed seeing snow blanket not just our surrounding mountains, but some of the higher-elevation valleys, as well.
The storms postponed the long-awaited return of a Disneyland parade and closed the coaster parks for a few days, but otherwise it was “the show must go on” at Disney and Universal.
Speaking of shows… (how’s that for a segue?)
Disneyland Teases Real-Life 'Rogers: The Musical': The campy, cheesy, fake Broadway musical from the Disney+ TV show Hawkeye is coming to Disney’s Hyperion Theater for real this summer. It’s a dream come true for some Marvel fans, but will the actual production deliver more than a cheap laugh?
Here are the rest of our stories from the Disneyland Resort this week:
Six Flags Makes Moves
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces New Spring Haunt Event: Haunt fans won't have to wait until late summer to get their scream on in Southern California this year. Six Flags is bringing the scares to Spring Break with a new after-hours hard-ticket party.
Six Flags will report its quarterly financial earnings on Thursday, so stay tuned for that news this week, too.
Record Revenue, Rising Attendance Boost SeaWorld in 2022: Attendance rose nearly 9% at SeaWorld Entertainment's theme parks in 2022, the company reported today. Coupled with higher guest spending, the company enjoyed a record $1.7 billion in revenue last year.
News From Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Reveals Date for Park Reservation Changes: The Walt Disney World Resort is now putting some dates on the operational changes that Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro first told us about last month in our exclusive interview.
Vote of the Week: Is Walt Disney World's Second Park Epcot or EPCOT?
On the Discussion Forum
Thank you to everyone who has jumped in and enjoyed the conversations happening now on our new Theme Park Insider Discussion Forum! Here are some of this week’s new threads:
Disney's Twenty Year Corporate Cycle .. As in, "It's All Been Done Before"
Knott's is cutting entertainment offerings for Boysenberry Festival (and beyond?)
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