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Tourism and Leisure Industry

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  • Shutdown is tripping up vacationers headed to national parks

    Shutdown is tripping up vacationers headed to national parks
    Washington's fiscal deadlock has closed the country's national parks for a third day in a row, forcing travel and tourism officials to find other ways to entertain frustrated vacationers. Visitors turned away from Yosemite National Park, for example,...
  • Feather trend takes off on flight of fancy

    Feather trend takes off on flight of fancy
    Every year, trends seem to fall straight from the sky into our homes. I mean that literally. You'll recall, several years back, the butterfly trend, soon joined by the dragonfly trend. The highly stylized winged insects appeared on everything from wall...
  • Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules

    Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules
    When travel agents sell an airline ticket, they are required by federal policy to disclose the airline you will be flying. So far this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued six fines, totaling $430,000, to travel agencies that have...
  • Toontown evacuated: Tourists react to Disneyland explosion

    After a loud boom was heard in Disneyland Tuesday afternoon, people were evacuating Toontown after a report of an explosion that appeared to have involved dry ice, authorities said. Sgt. Robert Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department told the Times the...
  • Disneyland's Toontown explosion shocks visitors

    Disneyland's Toontown explosion shocks visitors
    Disneyland visitors expressed shock Tuesday night that an explosive device was left at the popular family destination that bills itself as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” The apparent dry ice "bomb" exploded about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a trash...
  • Disneyland employee arrested in Toontown explosion

    Disneyland employee arrested in Toontown explosion
    A 22-year-old Disneyland employee has been arrested in connection with the detonation of a so-called dry ice bomb in the park's Toontown, Anaheim police said Wednesday. Long Beach resident Christian Barnes, an outdoor vending "cast member," was booked...
  • Disneyland employee arrested in explosion had access to dry ice

    Disneyland employee arrested in explosion had access to dry ice
    A Disneyland employee accused of exploding a so-called dry ice bomb in a Toontown trash could have gotten the dry ice from within the park, according to a company official. As an outdoor vending “cast member,” as Disney employees are called,...
  • Disneyland vendor linked to Toontown blast due in court

    Disneyland vendor linked to Toontown blast due in court
    A Long Beach man accused of exploding a dry ice bomb at Disneyland is scheduled to appear in Orange County Superior Court on Thursday morning. Christian Barnes, 22, is being held in lieu of $1-million bail in connection with the Tuesday afternoon...
  • Review: Knott's breathes new life into Timber Mountain log ride

    Review: Knott's breathes new life into Timber Mountain log ride
    Knott's Berry Farm has restored a theme park attraction considered groundbreaking in its time to a technological level its legendary creator could have only imagined when the ride was conceived more than four decades ago. Photos: Timber Mountain log...
  • LAX shooting: Thousands of frustrated passengers stranded

    In the aftermath of a shooting at LAX on Friday that left one Transportation Security Administration dead and three others wounded, stranded air travelers were trying to make new plans or find their way home. The roads are blocked off near the...
  • Ex-Disneyland employee pleads guilty to planting dry ice bombs

    Ex-Disneyland employee pleads guilty to planting dry ice bombs
    A former Disneyland worker who planted two dry ice bombs outside Toontown at the amusement park last spring pleaded guilty Monday and was immediately sentenced to 36 days in jail. Christian Isaiah Barnes, 23, of Long Beach was accused of planting two...