Universal, often stylized as Universal Pictures, is owned by the cable conglomerate Comcast and is one of the oldest movie studios in the world it was founded in Today, the studio has fully embraced social media and other digital platforms to help promote its slate of films--from broadcasting red carpet events to creating the world's first Snapchat ad to engaging with writers on Wattpad. Much of that success comes from a willingness to try everything and a culture that integrates digital into the front end of releases, rather than tacking it on as an afterthought. That means marketing can start during production, as it did with Pitch Perfect 2's Snapchat channel, and continue beyond opening weekend on the strength of original content.
Robert Caston July 10, in Amusement theme parks Theme parks are growing and so is attendance which provides a positive economic impact for the US. When people gather in line for the newest monster roller coaster or flock to an amusement park named after the latest superhero, few realize the enormous economic contribution theme parks make to the American economy.
And attendance is growing. In fact, there are 17, count them, 17 new roller coasters alone that opened in the US this year. According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, there are about amusement parks and attractions in the US.
The industry employs aboutpeople year-round. Just look at the economic impact in one state.
Take Florida, which is certainly THE worldwide leader when it comes to theme parks. And theme parks are a major reason why people come here. The economic impact of theme parks in just one state In case you lived in a cave this past century, Florida is theme park heaven.
Here are the top theme parks in the Sunshine State and the number of annual visitors they attract: Now, think of the economic impact this has on the state and the country. Inaccording to VisitFlorida.
Of those, it is estimated that From Canada there were about 4. Brazil follows with 1. Nearly a million visitors also come from both Venezuela and Argentina each.
You can see the foreign groups with their brightly colored shirts and tour guides. You can hear them at the outlet malls filling up suitcases with merchandise. This influx of foreign money into the economy is certainly welcome. The state Department of Economic Opportunity says that of the 9.
Again, we would like to thank our friends from overseas. Now, some might argue that a tourist-related job is not as lucrative as a job in manufacturing. But in these difficult times, a job is a job. This economic activity does not just involve people taking tickets at the turnstiles either.
Think of all the construction jobs created building all those new roller coasters and improvements at theme parks. Plus all the hotels and restaurants built to accommodate those visitors.
What about all the construction materials that need to be manufactured? Then think of all the truck drivers and train engineers employed to deliver those goods. There are other offshoots — commercial site amenities. When you build or expand a theme park, you need benches, trash receptacles, picnic tables, bollards, restroom equipment and supplies, etc.
How about food and beverages? Think of the enormous amount of food that is required every day to feed all those millions of people.
Theme parks are now catching on around the world.
They are growing quickly in Asia. However, we doubt they will catch up with American theme parks. This is another field where Americans excel. We like to work hard…and we like to have fun. Theme park developers are obviously answering the call for faster roller coasters, bigger interactive rides and more awesome experiences.
Behind all those rides is an economic hot spot that is a supernova of growth for the American economy. Sure, some of these theme parks seem overcrowded. But for all the people they employ, the taxes they generate and the money they draw to this country, we should be grateful, even if we have to stand in line for a few minutes.Universal Studios Jurassic Park - The Ride is headed to extinction.
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The Universal Impact Universal Pictures, or Universal Studios, has been around for a little over a century and it is currently regarded amongst the top six movie studios in America.
It grosses billions of dollars in revenue annually and produces major hits and movie stars. The rally will highlight the key role Haitian workers play in Central Florida’s tourism economy and the devastating impact of a decision to eliminate TPS for Haitians. While Disney – with a unionized workforce – has publicly supported an extension of TPS, Universal Studios and other large employers of Haitians have remained silent.
Universal Orlando. Used with permission. With two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, the Volcano Bay water park, a bunch of hotels, the CityWalk complex, and other diversions, Universal Orlando may not be as large or diverse as its mousy neighbor up the street, but.
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