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An insider’s take on the theme park and themed entertainment industry trends, Green Tagged Covers the Top Theme Park News from each week. From theme parks to zoos and aquariums to haunted houses, we scour the world for what you need to know. We may not have all the answers, but we ask the right questions.

Green Tagged: Theme Park in 30 Philip Hernandez

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

An insider’s take on the theme park and themed entertainment industry trends, Green Tagged Covers the Top Theme Park News from each week. From theme parks to zoos and aquariums to haunted houses, we scour the world for what you need to know. We may not have all the answers, but we ask the right questions.

    Universal Tests ‘Premium Scream Night’

    Universal Tests ‘Premium Scream Night’

    Universal is testing a ‘Premium Scream Night’ package that allows guests to ‘preview’ Halloween Horror Nights the night before opening – will it perform better than Taste of Terror, and can smaller attractions try something similar? Also, Saudi Arabia expands its tourist bubble with its first gender-inclusive wave pool; Illuminarium Las Vegas introduces a show inspired by Hasbro’s Lite-Brite; and why ‘Disney Dreams That Soar’ is the best thing to happen to Disney Springs in years.

    • 32 min
    IAAPA Expo Asia 2024: Takeaways

    IAAPA Expo Asia 2024: Takeaways

    IAAPA Expo Asia concluded last week, having returned to Thailand after 17 years. The show welcomed 4,623 verified attendees, 352 exhibiting companies, and 3,187 qualified buyers from 2,480 companies. Philip attended the show, and we recap his takeaways in this episode. 

    • 31 min
    Fantasy Springs & The End of Food Festivals

    Fantasy Springs & The End of Food Festivals

    Philip visited Fantasy Springs and has a trip report to discuss. Scott believes the era of food festivals is over, and Halloween Horror Nights has already announced 5 haunted houses.

    • 32 min
    Balancing Local and Foreign Tourism

    Balancing Local and Foreign Tourism

    This week: Arrivals in Japan are set to surpass the annual record of 31.9 million seen in 2019, but this is causing friction among the locals; Qiddiya Investment Co. incorporates SEVEN to advance the Saudi entertainment industry; United Parks reports slight gains to start the year; and Cedar Fair and Six Flags are Struggling in Q1. 

    • 31 min
    BONUS: Airbnb’s 2024 Themed Experiences

    BONUS: Airbnb’s 2024 Themed Experiences

    Airbnb debuted 11 Icon experiences as part of its Summer 2024 Release and many of them are full-on themed experiences. As a bonus episode, Philip brings you into the room where Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky unveiled the Icon experiences. Explore the detailed theming of all 11 experiences in the full recording of the Airbnb press conference. See photos from Airbnb here.

    • 35 min
    Disney’s Ups and Downs

    Disney’s Ups and Downs

    Disney finally saw a profit in streaming, so why did its stock fall 10%? One answer could be theme park jitters. The "evidence of a global moderation from peak post-Covid travel" has raised concerns for Disney, despite the approval of DisneylandForward, robust Halfway to Halloween announcements, and new research showing travel spending in California reaching an all-time high of $150.4 billion in 2023. This week, we dig into all the numbers to determine whether the concern is warranted.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Mr. E. Unknown ,

Edutainment

This podcast very entertaining with great hosts. The hosts’ working experiences in the themed entertainment industry is fascinating to hear as themed entertainment fan, and I am quite sure very useful for those in the industry. Keep up the great work.

swimdork ,

Great and Current!

A lot of times, it’s easy to miss what’s going on in the theme park industry as a whole. This podcast does a great job keeping you current and in the know. It’s also thought provoking, which is a nice bonus!

Wonderboy2008 ,

My new favorite podcast!

The Green Tagged Podcast is what I look forward to the most on Sundays now.

Phillip and Scott do a great job finding articles about the theme park and attractions industry. Most podcasts are from the guests’ point of view, it is nice to finally have viewpoints from our side of the table.

The 30 minutes goes FAST but I enjoy it and am always ready for the next episode.

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