Amusement Essays

Theme Park Tourism in Hong Kong

I: Abstract Tourism is one of the most important income sources for Hong Kong. The Government wants to develop Hong Kong as a major tourism destination in the world. Under this situation, amusement park is becoming more and more important here. At this moment Hong Kong only have one large-scale theme park- Ocean Park, but in next year Hong Kong Disneyland will be opened. Government predicts HKDL will attract a lot of tourists from all over the world, especially from…

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Humour and Wisdom

Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—i.e., to be amused, to smile or laugh at something funny—and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. Thehypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by humour…

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How Does the Writer of This Text Use Language and Grammar

The author uses jargon, puns and compound sentences to shape his readers response. This is done by paying attention to his audience which is the readers of the Metro, which are public transport users. Also to his purpose which is to entertain his audience. Puns are used to give a light-hearted effect to entertain his audience. This is evident where the author says “A new musical talent spreads his wings”. This provides entertainment to his readers in the form of…

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Do People Success by Emphasizing their Difference from Other People_

Born to be different, individuals should emphasize and completely take advantage of their uniqueness in order to succeed. It is those differences that launch those who emphasize distinctness of things, into success. Through the stories of amusement parks, the theme has been manifested to be true for several times. Randy Guthrie, the ex-CEO of the ocean park, constructed Ocean Park by imitating Western amusement parks such as Disney, and finally launched Ocean Park into serious ‘financial crises’. Noticing that several…

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Disneyland Paris Marketing Analysis

Introduction Following the success in America, Walt Disney decided to build a similar entertainment and vacation park in Europe. On April 12, 1992 the park was opened the first time as Euro Disney® Resort. Nowadays it is known as Disneyland® Paris, which is located close to Paris in France. It consists of two theme parks (Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studio Park), one entertainment district (Disney Village)1 and 14 hotels owned by Disneyland® Paris2 The opening of Disneyland® Paris was…

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Hong Kong Theme Park Analysis

1. Introduction Theme Park is an entertainment venue that includes rides, restaurants, activities, and attractions, woven around a theme such as celebrity or characters. Therefore, Hong Kong has a pair of theme parks which are Hong Kong Disneyland (an international famous theme park) and Ocean Park (a recreational, educational, home-growth theme park). Both of the theme parks have attracted about 10 million visitors in 2009/2010. In this paper, the Hong Kong theme park industry will be analyzed by using Porter’s…

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Sense of Humor

What do you know about sense of humor? Did you know that it helps you control human health and emotions? “Sense of humor is a way to produce and experience pleasure by provoking or being provoked to laugh. It is also a trait of appreciating the humorous, you can’t live without humor it is inexplicable” (McMahon). “Most people have it and are able to laugh at jokes or funny situations that people make. This is developed at a very early…

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Melville’s _bartleby the Scrivener__ Humorous or Tragic_

If ever there are two opposite themes offered in the telling of one tale, it is in Herman Melville’s short story, “Bartleby the Scrivener”. As his perspective swings between the objective and subjective, so swings the theme from comedy to tragedy. Regardless of the two perspectives from which Herman Melville relates the story of Bartleby, the telling of a tragic story with humorous subjectivity, the story’s plot and outcome determines the categorization. In fact, had Melville not peppered the story…

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Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has promise for nearly every industry ranging from architecture and design to movies and entertainment, but the real industry to gain from this technology is science in general. The money that can be saved examining the probability of experiments in an artificial world before they are actually carried out could be great, and the money saved on energy could be even greater. Virtual reality is something that personally excites me because uses and benefits of it are never…

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Amusement Parks

At Six Flags on Friday July 19, 2013 a woman was riding the Texas Giant rollercoaster when she fell out of her restraints. Carmen Brown, a witness, says that the woman had asked the staff to check her restraints shortly before the ride was starting. The gentleman that she had asked asked the woman if she heard the restraints click, the woman responded saying it didn’t sound like everyone else’s. The gentleman then, nonchalantly, told her that as long as…

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The Walt Disney Company

1. According to the Harvard Business School case booklet, Disney started from the short cartoon industry into major industries such as licensing, distribution, movie, home video, merchandise, internet (Distribution channel), hotel and resort, sports restaurant (EPSN zones), cruise ship (Disney Magic Cruise 1998), theme park (1955 Anaheim, 1971 Orlando, 1976 Tokyo, 1992 Paris), and television network (ABC 1995). 2. Walt Disney Company pursues several different ways to diversify: -The first step Walt Disney Company took to diversify itself was when…

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