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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...
  • Hotel with exclusive indoor water park is rising near Disneyland

    A big hotel with its own indoor water park is being built near Disneyland as a growing Wisconsin resort operator brings a new tourist attraction to Southern California. Construction officially started Wednesday on a $300-million woodsy-themed inn and...
  • Rule proposed to make airlines disclose bag fees, other charges

    Rule proposed to make airlines disclose bag fees, other charges
    Airlines and travel agents would be required to clearly spell out baggage and other passenger fees under a rule proposed Wednesday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx proposed the rule requiring airlines and travel agents to disclose online...
  • Code share? Who cares? DOT -- so its proposed rule seeks transparency

    Code share? Who cares? DOT -- so its proposed rule seeks transparency
    Airline code shares may not be something most fliers care about, but the U.S. Department of Transportation thinks they should. It has proposed a new rule that would require airlines and ticket agents to clearly display the information on their websites....
  • Travelers using LAX this summer projected to be up 4% from last year

    Travelers using LAX this summer projected to be up 4% from last year
    Citing an improving economy and growing demand for foreign travel, the operator of Los Angeles International Airport is predicting a substantial increase in passengers in the months ahead compared with last year. Officials for Los Angeles World Airports...
  • The Disney way of making you pay

    The Disney way of making you pay
    Walt Disney Co.'s decision to raise admission prices to Disneyland and California Adventure by 4% is one more example of a family tradition fading quickly. ("Disney park crowding reveals options: Hike rates or expand," Business, May 21) As a lifetime...
  • Vigil held for Disneyland-bound family of five killed in crash

    Vigil held for Disneyland-bound family of five killed in crash
    Friends and loved ones of a family of five killed in a car crash while en route to Disneyland gathered in disbelief and shared grief during a vigil in Hesperia on Monday night. The parents -- identified by relatives as Angelica Garcia-Garcia and Gerardo...
  • Thousands delayed after smoke at FAA facility halts flights

    Thousands delayed after smoke at FAA facility halts flights
    There was smoke but no fire Tuesday at a vital air-traffic center tucked away in an Elgin office park, but its evacuation left thousands of passengers in Chicago and across the country waiting hours for flight stoppages to be lifted at the city’s...
  • Dept. of Transportation: 'More protection, not less'

    Dept. of Transportation: 'More protection, not less'
    Apparently unfazed by the current congressional proposal to undo its earlier airline passenger protection rules, the Department of Transportation proposed a set of new, additional consumer protections. The most important deals with fees: DoT proposes that...
  • 24 hours in Disneyland? So long, happy place

    It was not a pretty sight. Staggering through the exit turnstiles of California Adventure, I was stricken with the sort of randomly anxious thoughts I have not experienced since my hardest drinking days. If cotton candy is green and slightly tangy...