One amusement park tries the smaller is better approach

Sep 5, 2018
Giant theme parks often compete for visitors with ever bigger attractions and wilder rides. But in California, one amusement company thinks smaller is better. Two Bit Circus is trying to reinvent old-fashioned carnivals by opening a so-called “micro-amusement park.” The…
This "robotic bartender" is one of the several attractions at Two Bit Circus, a place that's trying to reinvent the feel of old-fashioned carnivals ... but with a touch of the digital age.
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Summer brought to you by: Orlando theme parks

Jul 3, 2018
How did this hot and sunny middle Florida city become such a theme park magnet? And how does it keep the tourists coming in the summer months?
In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, fireworks light the sky over Cinderella Castle during the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort December 6, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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Help is wanted at Six Flags, but will the park operator find it?

Feb 22, 2017
Six Flags reports its quarterly earnings today. It’s one of the top five players in the amusement park industry, Disney being the biggest. The company is starting to hold job fairs for its busy summer season, but in today’s tightening…

Meet KidZania, where kids play miniature bankers and bakers for fake pay

Jul 25, 2013
A new amusement park with a 'Take Your Child to Work Day' theme opens in London.