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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 10 novelties to try in Central Florida this summer

    10 novelties to try in Central Florida this summer
    Like a magician who pulls out one bunny after another from his top hat to amaze his audience, Central Florida rolls out new attractions and novel resorts for visitors each spring and summer. Here are 10 new things -- in no particular order -- you may wish...
  • SeaWorld cites Easter, not 'Blackfish' movie, for attendance drop

    SeaWorld cites Easter, not 'Blackfish' movie, for attendance drop
    Attendance at SeaWorld parks dropped 13% in the first three months of the year, but park officials say they are still on track to report record finances for the entire year. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s 11 destinations and parks generated $212...
  • 'Modern Family,' 'Criminal Minds' lead Wednesday pack

    "Modern Family" and "Criminal Minds" were the big winners in the Wednesday night ratings. For its season finale, CBS' "Criminal Minds" drew 12 million viewers, the night's biggest audience. ABC's "Modern Family" pulled in 9.1 million for the first...
  • Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo

    Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo
    In a place better known for bourbon, baseball bats and thoroughbred racing, Louisville's Kentucky Kingdom was once the state's top tourist destination. A decade later, the declining amusement park was shuttered and left for dead. Now the same man...
  • Taking the Kids -- and making the most of Disney World with their new technology

    Taking the Kids -- and making the most of Disney World with their new technology
    Even the glitteriest magic wand won't cut it at Walt Disney World these days. But wave a MagicBand and see what happens. Touch the Mickey icon on your neon-colored wristband to matching Mickey touch-points throughout the Disney parks and you can avoid...
  • Disney's vintage Polynesian hotel gets makeover

    Disney's vintage Polynesian hotel gets makeover
    The future lobby of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will be flooded with light, filled with funky furnishings and offer a view of the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney World, officials said Thursday. Renovation of the resort's Great Ceremonial Hall —...
  • Trivia night ends with the right answer: Irene

    I had been back from Seattle for two months. I had moved to the Northwest from my native San Fernando Valley to escape the pain of my first true heartbreak. The beauty and splendor of the Emerald City had done just enough to help me start over again in...
  • 'Funniest Videos' season finale at Disney World

    'Funniest Videos' season finale at Disney World
    "Tom Bergeron shows off his Disney side," ABC says of the season finale for "America's Funniest Home Videos." Bergeron filmed the episode at Walt Disney World Resort, and it will air at 7 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The winner of the grand prize...
  • Mark Hamill's role in new 'Star Wars' movie began with lunch in Orlando

    Mark Hamill's role in new 'Star Wars' movie began with lunch in Orlando
    For two years, Mark Hamill kept a secret he learned in Orlando. "Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas had invited Hamill and Carrie Fisher to lunch and asked them to reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in a planned "Star Wars Episode...
  • 'Middle' at Disney World; 'Dancing,' 'Voice' winners

    The 2013-14 TV season officially ends this week with a slew of major programs.  A few highlights: "The Middle" filmed its season finale at Walt Disney World in March. You'll finally see the Hecks in this surprising plot at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ABC. Sue's...
  • Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices

    Disney has raised ticket prices at Disneyland as the summer theme park-going season is about to heat up. Admission prices for a single ticket to the park in Anaheim, Calif. for guests 10 years old and up is now $96, an increase of $4. An adult park...