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#61-The Daily Show- Hot Topic_ Six Flags-Cedar Fair Merger and Its Impact on the Amusement Industry

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Ready to sail the thrilling waters of the amusement park industry? Strap in, as this episode takes you on a wild ride through the unprecedented merger of Six Flags and Cedar Fair. Joining us with industry insider, Kevin Williams, to dissect this colossal deal that now encompasses 27 amusement parks, 15 water parks and nine resort properties across the U.S, Canada and Mexico. We’ll discuss how this merger could turn the tables for big industry players like Disney, Merlin Entertainment, and Universal.

But don’t think we’ve forgotten about the underdogs. Our episode’s second part turns the spotlight on the potential impact of this merger on small businesses, associations, and regional theme parks. We’ll question the changes this might bring about in consumer and guest experience, and how regional entertainment can take on these giants. For a final thrill, we’ll speculate on how new technology and interactive media-based attractions could give regional players a fighting chance. So, hold on tight and join us as we navigate through the rollercoaster landscape of the amusement park industry.

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The brainchild of two location-based experience enthusiasts, Christine Buhr and Brandon Willey, the LBX Collective aims to inform and educate, create opportunities to connect with industry peers, and to spur collaboration, discourse, and cross-pollination of ideas.

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