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The global theme park industry.

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This book provides an understanding of the nature and function of theme parks as spaces of entertainment, with an analysis of their operation and management strategies. It also portrays the impacts of theme parks as global competitive actors, agents of global development and cultural symbols, particularly in the context of their role in the developing experience economy. The book is illustrated th...

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Chapter 7 (Page no: 224)

The impact of theme parks.

This chapter first considers the role played by theme parks as elements for generating new areas of centrality. It then discusses the economic impacts of theme parks at a local and a regional level and their use as tools for development. Also discussed are the environmental and social impacts of theme parks. Case studies from Hong Kong, France and Florida, are presented.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The social origins of the theme park concept. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Development and categorization. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 48) Globalization of the theme park industry. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 93) A profile of major theme park operators. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 157) Theme parks and the commercialization of leisure. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 191) The urbanism of theme parks and spatial innovation. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 272) The development of theme park destinations. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 317) Factors influencing the development process. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 343) Basic principles of theme park planning. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 365) The architectonic design of a theme park. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 385) Management strategies. Author(s): Clavé, S. A.

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