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Tourism and Leisure Industry

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  • Bad weather blamed as SeaWorld attendance falls 4%

    While theme parks worldwide drew bigger crowds last year, attendance at SeaWorld parks dropped as the company faced continued criticism over the treatment of its killer whales, a report released Tuesday says. Theme park attendance worldwide jumped 5.4%...
  • From 'Harry Potter' to 'Hunger Games,' How Franchise Fever is Invading Theme Parks

    Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
  • Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

    Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange
    A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks. The high school and college students hailed from Incheon, South Korea, Burbank’s sister city since 1961, and...
  • I-Drive complex's website had borrowed images

    The developer of a futuristic mall, hotel and entertainment complex proposed for north International Drive has promised a project that will look unlike anything else in Orlando – a "22nd Century" design. But until recently, parts of it looked an...
  • How to get fluent fast

    How to get fluent fast
    "Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It" Harmony, $16 Learning a language is like fencing, writes Gabriel Wyner. "Stabbing friends with pointy metal objects resembles language learning more than you might think," he...
  • Disney-inspired PANDORA Jewelry coming to parks

    Disney-inspired PANDORA Jewelry coming to parks
    Long before the Avatar-inspired land of Pandora comes to Disney's Animal Kingdom, a jewelry brand of the same name will find its way into Walt Disney World parks.  A new line of Disney-inspired PANDORA Jewelry will be exclusive to Disney Parks beginning...
  • Learning from the ground up

    Learning from the ground up
    The gig: Jeff Potter, 54, is chief executive of Surf Air, a Santa Monica start-up that operates a members-only luxury jet service offering unlimited trips throughout California and to Las Vegas. The company is negotiating agreements for flights to Phoenix...
  • Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005

    Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005
    Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's. But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

     'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years
    When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme...
  • Disneyland’s 1955 opening

     
    On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....
  • Disneyland to open soon

     
    Just weeks before the park's opening, Walt Disney, right, and old-time friend painter Clyde (Vic) Forsythe, look over moat at castle which will provide the entrance to Fantasyland at Disneyland....