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  • 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...
  • Disney unveils details for 'Ratatouille'-themed ride, area at Disneyland Paris

    Disney unveils details for 'Ratatouille'-themed ride, area at Disneyland Paris
    Walt Disney Co. has released new details and promotional materials for the "Ratatouille" inspired area at Disneyland Paris Resort.  The new area -- which will be located in Walt Disney Studios Park's Toon Studio at Disneyland Paris -- is inspired by the...
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend begins Thursday

    Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend begins Thursday
    Runners from around the world will be migrating to Central Florida and donning tiaras this week for the 2014 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World. The runDisney series event begins Thursday with the Disney Fit for a Princess Expo...
  • Profit Doubles at Hong Kong Disneyland

    HONG KONG - Theme park, Hong Kong Disneyland achieved a doubling of its net profits last year and unveiled plans to open a third hotel. For the financial year to end-Sept 2013 the eight year old park saw profits climb to HK$242 million (US$31.2 million),...
  • BWI traffic dips for first time in years, despite international travel surge

    BWI traffic dips for first time in years, despite international travel surge
    Fewer fliers passed through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2013 than in the previous year, ending a three-year streak of record-setting travel at the state's largest airport. The decline of 0.8 percent, announced by...
  • Chinese visitors turning San Gabriel into a boomtown

     Chinese visitors turning San Gabriel into a boomtown
    Chen Si, 35, and her husband visited Los Angeles from Shanghai for the first time in December, excited about local attractions like Disneyland and Hollywood. They were less enthused about the idea of American food. They booked a room in San Gabriel,...
  • 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...
  • Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan on the seamy underbelly of Singapore

    Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan on the seamy underbelly of Singapore
    The former Baltimore journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a fashionista who doubtless looks pulled-together even when she's sick in bed, a woman with a taste for Narciso Rodriguez gowns and Manolo Blahnik shoes. She also delights in fine food and wine...