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Universal Studios Beijing draws eager crowd as it reopens after two-decade wait

Universal Studios Beijing resort will be US-based Universal's largest and its fifth globally. It is also a first for Beijing, which lacks a big branded theme park to rival the Disney resorts in Shanghai and Hong Kong. 
People wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas walk through a plaza near the entrance of Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
People wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas walk through a plaza near the entrance of Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 12:41 PM IST
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Theme parks bet we’ll all need a good scream after the pandemic ends

Once you get past the idea of waiting in line and sitting elbow-to-elbow with other riders, these adrenaline-churning thrill rides sound downright energizing.
This is just one way the Middle Eastern country is pushing for tourism visibility.(Unsplash)
This is just one way the Middle Eastern country is pushing for tourism visibility.(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 03:08 PM IST
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Covid-19: Disneyland issues safety guidelines as it prepares to reopen on July 11

Disneyland to reopen to the public July 11 onwards, safety protocols have been put in place to prevent further outbreak of the coronavirus.
Disneyland reopens with safety guidelines.(Unsplash)
Disneyland reopens with safety guidelines.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 07:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta

22 stuffed bears ride on a roller coaster in this video that’s a perfect weekend watch

The video has been shared by ‘Walibi Holland’ a Dutch theme park.
The bears were riding on a roller coaster called UNTAMED.(YouTube/Walibi Holland)
The bears were riding on a roller coaster called UNTAMED.(YouTube/Walibi Holland)
Published on May 30, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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ByAmrita Kohli

Disney may reopen Walt Disney World starting on July 11 if governor approves

When the Disney parks reopen, guests and employees will be required to wear masks and undergo temperature checks.
Officials from SeaWorld and Disney World say they hope to open their theme parks in Orlando, Fla., in June and July.(AP File Photo)
Officials from SeaWorld and Disney World say they hope to open their theme parks in Orlando, Fla., in June and July.(AP File Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2020 01:18 PM IST
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Visits to public places in Haryana declined by 91% in April, shows Google data

Google’s Community Mobility Reports, launched in early April to depict changing mobility trends in a post-Covid world, published a state-wise mobility data for India on Friday.
Migrant workers gather near Mini Secretariat on Saturday, on hearing of government plans to send them home.
Migrant workers gather near Mini Secretariat on Saturday, on hearing of government plans to send them home.
Updated on May 03, 2020 04:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByPrayag Arora Desai, Gurugram

Probe into delay of 55-acre theme park in Noida

The move to probe the theme-based sports park came after the authority’s chief executive officer Ritu Maheshwari inspected at the site and was not satisfied with the pace of the work.
This park is located amid newly built group housing complexes.(HT Photo)
This park is located amid newly built group housing complexes.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 03:56 AM IST
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Bahrain is sinking a plane into sea. Here’s why

Along with the Boeing 747, the park will also feature a replica of a Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and other sculptures.
The modified 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 will sit as a centrepiece in the underwater theme park.(Twitter/@Dive Bahrain)
The modified 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 will sit as a centrepiece in the underwater theme park.(Twitter/@Dive Bahrain)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 06:51 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

Water sports, sailing? Maharashtra has dam good plans for you

Areas around 3,255 dams to be opened up for tourism, recreational facilities
The Jayakwadi dam in Aurangabad may be one of the beneficiaries of the plan.(HT FILE)
The Jayakwadi dam in Aurangabad may be one of the beneficiaries of the plan.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 08:52 AM IST
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Theme park at Racecourse plan creates roadblock for lease renewal of 76 plots

Reason: the policy that was expected to enable the lease renewal has been stuck in the civic general body for more than two years.
Shiv Sena plans to build a theme park at Mahalaxmi Racecourse, a Schedule W property.(HTPhotos)
Shiv Sena plans to build a theme park at Mahalaxmi Racecourse, a Schedule W property.(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 19, 2019 08:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya M S

‘Rate reduction expected, populist move by council’

Despite having a stiff revenue target, the GST council announced several rate reductions especially with respect to items which moved to the lower rate from the peak rate of 28%.
The GST council meeting effectively maintained a balance between the fiscal deficit and the revenue collection.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The GST council meeting effectively maintained a balance between the fiscal deficit and the revenue collection.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 23, 2018 07:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek A Rastogi

You need to know about Ohitorisama or the Japanese art of going solo

Signs of the “ohitorisama” are everywhere in Japan, from cinemas offering seats with partitions to theme parks that let singles jump the queue at certain rides.
Masaki Kitakoga poses next to tiny booths after singing, at a karaoke parlour in Tokyo. Kitakoga is part of a growing trend in Japan favouring solo activities that is now so widespread it has its own name
Masaki Kitakoga poses next to tiny booths after singing, at a karaoke parlour in Tokyo. Kitakoga is part of a growing trend in Japan favouring solo activities that is now so widespread it has its own name "ohitorisama" or "on your own."(AFP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 05:37 PM IST
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Thane park project mired in graft allegations

Train at theme park was supposed to be operational but it’s a miniature; statues were to be bigger
As per the original tender document, the train was supposed to have two engines and three bogies.(Praful Gangurde/Ht)
As per the original tender document, the train was supposed to have two engines and three bogies.(Praful Gangurde/Ht)
Published on Sep 28, 2018 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Team of ‘intelligent’ crows to pick up litter at French theme park

The six crows have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 11:46 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Fossil-rich Portugal gets dinosaur theme park and outdoor museum

Portugal is the self-proclaimed “dinosaur capital” of Europe thanks to an abundance of dinosaur fossils. Now, tourists can visit a new theme park that features 120 large-scale reproductions of 70 different species and is spread over 10 hectares.
Children visit the Dino Park, an outdoor museum with more than 120 models of dinosaurs, in Lourinha.(AFP)
Children visit the Dino Park, an outdoor museum with more than 120 models of dinosaurs, in Lourinha.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 11:59 AM IST
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Toy Story fans, add this new theme park to your travel bucket list

Toy Story Land is Disney’s new theme park just outside Orlando. It offers a whimsical experience and allows you to meet all the favourite characters from the movie.
Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.(AP)
Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.(AP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 02:12 PM IST
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Theme parks are the latest craze among Indian travellers, say experts

As more and more families opt to visit theme parks for their vacations, experts predict bookings will double by 2024. Here are some of the most popular ones.
Universal Studios in Sentosa island, Singapore.(Shutterstock)
Universal Studios in Sentosa island, Singapore.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 11:51 AM IST
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Learn driving, traffic rules in this Thane park

The children’s traffic park, developed on a two-acre plot in Kavesar area of Ghodbunder Road, is ready for inauguration.
The park is built by the Thane Municipal Corporation.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
The park is built by the Thane Municipal Corporation.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Lease renewal of plots: Mumbai civic body pays the price as Shiv Sena delays nod

Clearance of policy is expected to jeopardise the Sena’s plan of constructing a theme park at Mahalaxmi racecourse
The Shiv Sena has been stalling the policy for over a year.(HT FILE)
The Shiv Sena has been stalling the policy for over a year.(HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

Chocolate lovers, don’t miss this amusement park built by real-life Willy Wonka

From chocolate-themed roller coasters to custom-made bars, Milton Hershey’s 121-acre amusement park is every chocolate lover’s dream come true.
The 121-acre amusement park features chocolate-themed roller coasters as well as custom-made bars.(Facebook)
The 121-acre amusement park features chocolate-themed roller coasters as well as custom-made bars.(Facebook)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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