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Tourism and Leisure Industry

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  • Chef Emeril Lagasse, hotelier Richard Kessler among 2014 Dick Pope Legacy Award honorees

    Chef Emeril Lagasse, hotelier Richard Kessler among 2014 Dick Pope Legacy Award honorees
    Orlando Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Event's Grand Tour Gala Charity Fundraiser will honor Emeril Lagasse, host of the Food Network's Emeril’s Florida; Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports; Adrian Jones, General...
  • Hong Kong Disneyland set to debut first Iron Man ride

    Hong Kong Disneyland set to debut first Iron Man ride
    Don't get your hopes up, Marvel fans. The new Iron Man ride coming to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2016 won't be easily replicated at other Disney theme parks around the world. PHOTOS: Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland The $100-million Iron Man...
  • The wonderful world of 'Disneyland Hotel' by Donald W. Ballard

    The wonderful world of 'Disneyland Hotel' by Donald W. Ballard
    I'm a shameless sucker for pastel pink flamingos. I've often lingered at bookstore counters flipping through collections of 1950s picture postcards, delighted by Technicolor images of vacation wonderlands, but I never buy them because perforated postcards...
  • Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain

    Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain
    Only at Disneyland would they tear down an old and dilapidated gold mining town in order to build a new and identical gold mining town and make it look old and dilapidated again. "The goal was to bring it back to exactly the way it was," said David...
  • Jury says Splash Mountain accident not substantial factor in injury

    Jury says Splash Mountain accident not substantial factor in injury
    Disneyland was negligent in an accident involving the Splash Mountain ride, but the incident was not a substantial factor in the injury of a rider who sued, a jury has found. Steven Wilson of Anaheim said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los...
  • Family of 5 on way to Disneyland killed by DUI driver, officials say

    Family of 5 on way to Disneyland killed by DUI driver, officials say
    A Hesperia man who took prescription drugs and passed out behind the wheel is responsible for killing two parents and their three children driving to Disneyland in May, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. Following an...
  • Disneyland set to reopen exclusive Club 33 after extensive expansion

    Disneyland set to reopen exclusive Club 33 after extensive expansion
    Disneyland's private Club 33 restaurant will double in size after an extensive six-month renovation that adds a new entrance, kitchen and jazz-inspired lounge. Long maintained as a park secret and shrouded in mystery, the members-only club billed as...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks
    At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages. It already seems like...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides at theme parks around the world

    Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides at theme parks around the world
    It already seems as though  2015 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world: Several new theme parks are planned for Asia, and several major attractions are in the works for Europe. Consider this a tentative and fluid list of...
  • Tokyo Disneyland overtakes the original Disneyland in park visitors

    With a surge in theme park attendance in Asia, Tokyo Disneyland has surpassed Disneyland in Anaheim as the second-most-popular theme park in the world. Attendance at Tokyo Disneyland jumped 15.9% in 2013 to 17.2 million visitors, surpassing the original...
  • 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%...