Universal has embraced new visitors — and their tourism dollars — and used them as an impetus for massive growth, as well as a change in how their creative team approaches the development of new projects.
“More people got interested in the paper and wanted to see the duck, so we put the duck on display with a sign next to it,” Moeliker said. “Then it started to grow. We found more dead animals with stories, and now it’s one of our main attractions.”
"When I know Bobbi is coming with me on a trip, I don’t have to worry about days of panic before I fly."
"It might sound like sacrilege, but some say the pho in Houston is better than the pho in Vietnam. That’s Houston, Texas. America. Yes, the traditional Vietnamese soup with its complex seasonings and fragrant broth is considered richer, more memorable and of the highest quality in a red state, one that claims to have served the world’s first hamburger."
"Most of the 2,400 houseboats that line Amsterdam’s idyllic canals are private homes belonging to wealthy Dutch residents. For their money and good fortune, houseboat owners have been nicknamed 'wateryuppies' by the locals. But one of these boats, located less than a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam’s Centraal station, serves a bigger purpose: it shelters about 50 cats at a time."
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"At a preview of New York City’s Zauo, which officially opened its doors on Monday, I walked in to find waiters idly standing by shallow tanks, fishing rods and nets in hand, ready for customers to catch their dinner. Every time a fish was caught, a celebratory pounding of a large bass drum reverberated throughout the restaurant, causing nearby trout to scatter in opposite directions, seemingly alarmed by the noise. At Zauo, I soon learned, quiet is a rarity."