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Fake snow — basically soap suds — has become a must-have holiday feature for malls, zoos, theme parks and other tourist attractions in Southern California, where real snow is a rare sight.  https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-12-24/southern-california-theme-parks-malls-fake-snow 

Snow-making entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of the surging demand for artificial snow are tight-lipped about the ingredients, the ratio of water to soapy additive and the equipment used to make the faux snow.

📸: Lawrence K. Ho  https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-12-24/southern-california-theme-parks-malls-fake-snow 

Makers of imitation snow worry that their rivals might figure out techniques they have perfected over many years of testing.

But part of the secret formula has leaked out, thanks to federal rules.

@hugomartin reports:  https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-12-24/southern-california-theme-parks-malls-fake-snow 

Curious about where to find (fake) snow during the holidays?

We've got you covered:  https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-12-24/find-fake-snow 

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