Tag - theme-parks



JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 21, 2020
Toshimaen and Legoland to partially resume operations amid outbreak
Some amusement parks are planning to partially resume operations suspended by the coronavirus outbreak and take people's temperatures when they arrive as a precaution.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2020
Tokyo Disneyland joins long list of establishments and events hit by COVID-19
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe having asked organizers of big sporting and cultural events scheduled for the next two weeks to consider canceling, postponing or downsizing them during what is seen as a critical time for stemming the spread of COVID-19 infections, the list of closed facilities and canceled...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 3, 2020
'Harry Potter' theme park eyed to replace Tokyo's Toshimaen
The new facility will be a departure from the Harry Potter attraction in Osaka.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2020
Tokyo Disney resorts to raise ticket prices in April
Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea will raise the prices of their one-day passports on April 1, operator Oriental Land Co. has said.
Aug 8, 2019
Miniature theme park Small Worlds Tokyo to open next spring
A theme park based on miniature models will open in the Ariake district on Tokyo Bay next spring, according to leisure facility operator Small Worlds Inc.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2019
Moomins are settling in Saitama: Cuddly characters' first theme park in Japan to open March 16
An amusement park themed on the world of Finland's Moomin fairy-tale characters will open March 16 in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, its operator said Tuesday.
Japan Times
May 7, 2018
One year on, Legoland Japan faces uphill battle to increase visitors
Legoland Japan is redoubling efforts to increase its visitor numbers, but just one year since its opening the theme park is facing an uphill battle.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2018
Tokyo Disneyland's new parade unveiled ahead of premiere
Tokyo Disneyland's new parade celebrating the theme park's 35th anniversary was unveiled to the media on Tuesday, with Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters dancing on gigantic floats.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 31, 2018
Will Japan ever join the great Easter egg hunt?
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2017
Japan's theme parks get creative as they seek to attract visitors
From a television commercial that gives a humorous twist to a theme park's impending closure to hotels staffed by robots, tactics to capitalize on company outings, and ads featuring Japanese pop idols and actors — theme parks in Japan are squeezing their creative juices to attract more first-time visitors...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 20, 2017
Line indoor adventure park to make global debut in Bangkok
The world's first indoor adventure park featuring "friends" characters created for Line Corp.'s immensely popular messaging app will open later this year in Bangkok.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2017
Ghibli theme park scheduled to open on former Aichi expo site in 2020s
Aichi Prefecture said Thursday it will build a theme park based on an anime by director Hayao Miyazaki with the aim of opening it in the early 2020s.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2017
Dutch-themed park to offer sleeping capsules that drift to isle of attractions
Imagine what it's like to lie on a bed in a floating capsule and look into the stars while it drifts to a desert island overnight. That's the experience a major theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture plans to offer by the end of this year.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2016
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura: the samurai era in town and country
A friend I've known for more than 20 years is now president of the Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura cultural theme park in the Kinugawa Onsen area of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 10, 2016
AKB48 spends summer vacation at USJ
Visitors to USJ will be able to see the AKB girls in the flesh from July 21 through Sept. 4, just in time for summer vacation for students.
Japan Times
May 30, 2016
Yomiuri Land fun park adds factory-themed attraction to make more sales
In Japan's aging society, amusement parks are struggling to stay in business.
May 12, 2016
USJ cancels planned theme park in Okinawa
The operator of Universal Studios Japan has canceled plans for a theme park in Okinawa, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. He said USJ will instead focus investment on its existing USJ park in Osaka.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2015
America still rules the world of Japan's theme parks
The success of Tokyo Disney Resort and Universal Studios Japan has a lot to do with their business models and the way they've exploited their appeal to certain demographics in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 28, 2015
Universal Studios Japan plots return to TSE
The operator of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has applied to return to the Tokyo Stock Exchange six years after the theme park's delisting, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2015
Huis Ten Bosch theme park to get hotel staffed by robots
A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will open this summer in Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture, the operator of the theme park said Tuesday.


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