Financial and cultural risk in play for Middle East theme parks

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

As the ink dries on the billion-dollar deals in the United Arab Emirates, movie studios are grappling with ways to make their signature characters and amusement parks fly in the conservative Muslim region. Politically sensitive characters such as Captain America could be left at home. Prayer rooms will join the list of accommodations, and menus will likely feature falafel and humus alongside pizza and hot dogs.

Read more from The Jerusalem Post.

[Ed. note: Warning... they quote Paul Ruben, who I wouldn't consider an expert on the industry, let alone global cultural issues. -J]

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