Sunday, November 18, 2018

"11-hour waiting time seen at Mickey Mouse attraction in Japan"

Mainichi:

Many visitors flocked to the Mickey's House and Meet Mickey attraction at the theme park in Urayasu, near Tokyo, apparently to celebrate the character's screen debut on Nov. 18, 1928.

The operator did not organize any special event at the attraction where visitors can see Mickey Mouse's kitchen and living room as well as ask him to take photos with them.

The operator had written "660 minutes" on a sign in the park when the number of people waiting for admission peaked
Related:
Disney is spending billions to supercharge its theme park division, which has emerged as a surprisingly strong moneymaker.

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Disney faces an enviable challenge: Even with steady price increases for peak periods — single-day peak tickets at Disneyland in California now run $135 — visitor interest often exceeds capacity at some properties.

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So Disney’s expansion plan is more ambitious than building a “Black Panther” roller coaster here or introducing an “Incredibles” character there. The goal is transformation — adding significant capacity to Disney’s most popular parks (Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea) and giving others major upgrades