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Attendance rides higher at Tokyo Disney Resort in first half | Nikkei Asian Review

Visitors to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka likely exceeded the prior year’s record of 7 million people for the half. Attendance was driven by Minion Park, a roughly 10 billion yen ($88.7 million) facility opened in April. The new area attracts a wide range of fans from young women to families. The main attraction drew 1 million riders in just two months.

Attendance at Legoland Japan had struggled due to relatively high admission fees, but turnout rebounded thanks to summer-season discounts and other revisions to its pricing strategy. The theme park is planning for 2 million visitors this year. Long spells of rain have hurt foot traffic since most of the facilities are outdoors.

Out of the 10 parks that have released forecasts for the second half ending March, nine estimate that attendance will match or surpass the previous year’s figures.

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Attendance rides higher at Tokyo Disney Resort in first half- Nikkei Asian Review.