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All Eyes on Yeongdong World Fruit Garden’s Bananas and Pineapples

All Eyes on Yeongdong World Fruit Garden’s Bananas and Pineapples

YEONGDONG, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Fruit Garden located in the fruit theme park in Yeongdong, North Chungcheong Province, is gaining popularity as a winter getaway. Since it opened two years ago, the garden has been filled with tropical and subtropical fruits, including bananas, pineapples, avocados, olives, guava, papaya, cherimoya and apple mangoes. [...]

Korean Universal Studios Project Falters amid Political Scandal

Korean Universal Studios Project Falters amid Political Scandal

DAEJEON, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean President Park Geun-hye’s ambitious election pledge to reinitiate the project to establish a Universal Studios theme park in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, is again facing dissolution amid the ongoing political scandal engulfing her presidency.  According to the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) and Universal Studios Korea, which are overseeing [...]

S. Korea’s Universal Studios Plan Hits Snag over Funding

S. Korea’s Universal Studios Plan Hits Snag over Funding

DAEJEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is facing rough sailing in its ambitious plan to build a Universal Studios theme park south of Seoul due to a row over how to bankroll the big-budget project, sources said Tuesday.  Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-Water), the state-run water resource management company, is pushing to build [...]

Universal Studios Theme Park Coming to Hwaseong

Universal Studios Theme Park Coming to Hwaseong

SEJONG, Dec.23 (Korea Bizwire) – The fifth Universal Studios theme park in the world will be built in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. The Korea Water Resources Corporation announced that it had selected the Universal Studios Korea (USK) consortium as the preferred bidder for the Songsan Green City International Theme Park. The consortium consists of five companies [...]

Undercover Tourist Launches New Travel App

Undercover Tourist Launches New Travel App

AUSTIN, Texas, Jul. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Undercover Tourist, the trusted name in attraction tickets, announces a new app release, extending and enhancing their free Disney World Wait Times app. Designed to help families see more and wait less in the theme parks, the new Undercover Tourist app includes current wait times, touring plans, character [...]

20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Village Roadshow Plan for World Class Theme Park in Korea

20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Village Roadshow Plan for World Class Theme Park in Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Governor Hong Joon-pyo, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, and Tim Fisher, CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements to plan for Korea’s first international theme park and resort destination, Twentieth Century Fox World, at [...]