Tuesday, 3rd November 2015
In Japan Entertainment News,
Universal Studios Japan breaks visitor record
The largest number of visitors to Universal Studios Japan was recorded last month (October), as the theme park made the most of Halloween.
Some 1.75 million people came through its doors through October, making it the best month ever for the attraction in Osaka.
The park’s operator released the official figures on Monday, stating them to be higher than the 1.46 million visitors who attended in October 2014.
Tsuyoshi Morioka, executive of USJ Co, which operates the park, said: “According to our analysis, we drew the highest number of visitors among theme parks in Japan in October, exceeding the figure for Tokyo Disneyland.”
Halloween has proven to be a popular time at Universal Studios Japan, with the Japanese embracing the tradition in recent years.
The theme park put on no fewer than nine special horror attractions in the run up to Halloween, with themes including Nightmare on Elm Street, Chucky and Alien versus Predator.
There were also zombies roaming the park and a huge costume parade for visitors to participate in.
Now that Halloween is over, the operators of the park will be relying on the likes of the Harry Potter zone to continue to attract guests.
It was opened in July last year and have proven popular with visitors and fans of the boy wizard.
The Universal Wonderland also received a makeover in March, giving it a renewed lease of life and enticing families to the park.
With the way things stand it looks like Universal Studios Japan could top the 12.7 million visitors it welcomed in 2014 by the end of this year.
The park opened in Osaka in 2001 and is constantly evolving to suit the needs of its visitors.
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