Expect theme park industry growth to continue booming

Call 2016 the year of the construction crane for the theme-park industry.

The resorts are on a building spree as they use flashy new rides and shows to compete fiercely for tourists.

The most anticipated attractions — Universal Orlando‘s Volcano Bay water park and Disney’s Star Wars and Avatar lands — won’t open this year. The parks will entice visitors with some new offerings, however.

Nearly as important for the tourist corridor, though, will be what’s closing.

Read more