Posted Monday, December 26, 2011 8:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Investment in theme parks and cutting-edge attractions along the lines of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando surged during the recession, leading one developer to suggest the business is entering a new Golden Age. The first boom, which peaked in the 1970s, saw extensive construction of theme parks in the United States from the ground up. The new era is a global phenomenon propelled by technological advances and a growing middle class in Asia and third-world countries
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I'd say it's a bit premature.
Shouldn 't that actually be "Third" golden age? 1920's, 1970's, 2010's?
If they were referring to coasters, yes.
Silver age is more like it. They aren't building any new theme parks ala 1970's. China on the other hand...
Well, the article was talking in terms of global perspective.
You mean there's other places out there besides Murrikuh?
This'll be a short golden age then since China will meet its doom in 3 years. Property values are already imploding there.
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