Universal Studios Japan struggles to meet expenses

Posted Monday, February 16, 2004 7:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The problem-plagued Universal Studios Japan (USJ) will receive a bailout of 5 billion yen from its shareholders, officials said Monday. Revenue from entrance fees has dropped some 30 percent due, in part, to the unexpected popularity of discount admission tickets that recently went on sale.

Read more from Mainichi Daily News.

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Monday, February 16, 2004 4:58 PM
Well, I guess that proves that all international parks are having problems, not just DLP. Also, I guess that turns down Universal's cockyness about how their Snoopy characters are more loved than Mickey.
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Monday, February 16, 2004 8:54 PM
I thought Cedar Fair used Snoopy characters.

I can't believe some of the problems this park has had.

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Monday, February 16, 2004 9:04 PM
In this case, I think DLP means Disney Land Paris.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:36 AM
sparky,
the licensing of characters is negotiated on a park by park basis. If a park wants regional rights to a character, they pay one price. If they want international exclusive rights to having a character in their parks, that'll cost them quite a bit more. This is why the HB characters are (or were) in Universal FL, Paramount Parks, SF parks, and other international parks all at the same time.
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