WWE’s Theme Park Plans Offer A Jubilant Look Into A Volatile Future
June 9, 2017 - WWE
On a new partial of his Wooooo! Nation podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair removed a review he had with Vince McMahon, where a WWE Chairman remarkable that his usually foe was Disney.
And while that’s utterly a desirous opposition for a graduation battling critical concerns in viewership and demographics, WWE seems staid to take a step brazen in presumably competing with Disney’s biggest attraction. But with tumultuous viewership numbers that tumble each year, and a fledgling over-the-top network that is soldiering on during a acceptable pace, a WWE-themed party park only competence be too ambitious.
Forrec, an international design company, has expelled judgment art behind a intensity WWE thesis park attraction. WWE could potentially license attractions to other thesis parks or emanate one of a possess in a pierce that might finally lead to a construction of a long-awaited physical WWE Hall of Fame.
Orlando, Florida, site of WrestleMania 33 this past year, seems to be a many expected end given a affinity for tourism and attractions. Orlando brought in 68 million visitors in 2016. The high trade of both domestic and general tourists helped a Orlando International Airport generate $31 billion.
Outside ventures, like a thesis park that would pierce in youth vacationers, could be partial of a resolution of appealing to a younger demographic as WWE’s median demographic has doubled given 2000.
According to a International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), a normal guest demographic of thesis parks are families with children from dual to 18 years of age.
If WWE is to pierce brazen in formulating a full-scale thesis park, it will behoove a graduation to find a intensity partner, identical to Nintendo’s partnership with Universal Studios that will see a party titans spend $434 million to rise and emanate rides and attractions.
Even if WWE skeleton on opening a smaller-scale attraction as partial of a incomparable thesis park, identical to a Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it should expect spending upwards of $200 million.
WWE doesn’t have a biggest lane record when it comes to outward ventures. Side projects such as The World, WWE’s New York Restaurant, and of march a XFL fast fizzled out in a early 2000’s.