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August 23, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Studios, which hoped that its ambitious "Jaws" and "Earthquake" theme rides would help its 2-month-old Orlando, Fla., amusement park rival neighboring Disney World as a tourist attraction, has sued the rides' designer, saying poor workmanship has kept the rides on the blink. The 40-page lawsuit is the latest chapter in Universal's high-stakes gamble to turn a once-swampy plain in central Florida into an attraction projected to draw more than 6 million visitors a year.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Studios, which hoped that its ambitious "Jaws" and "Earthquake" theme rides would help its 2-month-old Orlando, Fla., amusement park rival neighboring Disney World as a tourist attraction, has sued the rides' designer, saying poor workmanship has kept the rides on the blink. The 40-page lawsuit is the latest chapter in Universal's high-stakes gamble to turn a once-swampy plain in central Florida into an attraction projected to draw more than 6 million visitors a year.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1989
Amusement Parks for Asia: Ride & Show Engineering Inc., a San Dimas-based designer of theme parks, has helped form Futurist Ride & Show, a joint venture with two Japanese firms, Toyo Engineering Corp. and Sekitei Kaihatsu Co. The new company will develop rides and entertainment centers in East Asia. Sekitei Kaihatsu, a hotel and restaurant operator that recently purchased the Bel Air Hotel, invested $7 million in Ride & Show, receiving a 13.25% interest in the company.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Universal Studios Florida has sued the designer of "Jaws" and "Earthquake--The Big One," two highly touted thrill rides that have been shut down except for brief periods since the park's June 7 opening. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Orange County (Fla.) Circuit Court against Ride & Show Engineering Inc. of San Dimas, Calif., claims the company used poor design and workmanship on the rides and failed to have them operating by the grand opening of the $630-million studio tour.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1990 | From United Press International
Universal Studios Florida, with three of four blockbuster attractions still not working properly, backed away today from its projection of 5 million to 6 million in annual attendance. Because of major design and maintenance problems, the park this week closed its Jaws attraction for repairs at least until the end of the year, park President Steven Lew said. "It certainly will have an effect on our attendance. To what extent is unknown at this time," Lew said.
BUSINESS
February 29, 1988 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
On a large construction site near Seoul, South Korea, workers and machines are racing to finish a fantasy land complete with a 15-story fairy tale castle and a 60-foot-long fire-breathing dragon. Welcome to Lotte World--a $750-million project with indoor and outdoor theme parks, a 350-store shopping mall and a 500-room hotel--that is scheduled to open in time for the Summer Olympics in Seoul.
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