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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Walt Disney earnings surge 22% on strength of studio, theme parks

    Walt Disney Co. reported a 22% increase in net income for its fiscal third quarter, buoyed by the strong performance of its film studio and theme parks division. The Burbank company posted net income of $2.25 billion, or $1.28 a share, for the quarter...
  • Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families

    Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families
    A dead-end street in North Hollywood is an unlikely place to find a mecca of handcrafted design, but it exists. Arte de Mexico's North Hollywood showroom, open seven days a week, recently has expanded to about 250,000 square feet of space, up from 200,...
  • Five things for Tuesday, August 5

    Five things for Tuesday, August 5
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. Columnist Beth Kassab looks at the new twist on back-to-school supplies. Schools are asking students and parents bring more items to school so everyone has the needed supplies. But why does...
  • Authors partner with Alabama publisher on Disney guidebook

    Authors partner with Alabama publisher on Disney guidebook
    For years, Julie and Mike Neal have been a two-person publishing company. The couple have not only snapped hundreds of photographs and written descriptions for their "Complete Walt Disney World" travel book, they've handled all of the back-of-house duties...
  • Florida: Four Seasons, welcome to Orlando and Mickey's world

    Florida: Four Seasons, welcome to Orlando and Mickey's world
    High-end luxury meets the Florida theme park crowd at a new Four Seasons Resort Orlando that recently opened within the Walt Disney World Resort. The hotel on five acres is set on a lake and has 443 rooms that include 68 suites, one with nine bedrooms....
  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

     'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years
    When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme...
  • Ticked off! @customers, theme parks

    I'm ticked off because my wife and I no longer feel comfortable shopping at a store we frequent daily, having been harassed several times while about to enter the store by solicitors. I'm really ticked off at rude customers in the supermarket and stores....
  • Terry Prather: SeaWorld working to spread 'truth' about its whales

    Terry Prather: SeaWorld working to spread 'truth' about its whales
    Terry Prather, president of SeaWorld Orlando, oversees Sea World Entertainment Inc.'s three Orlando parks: SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Attendance has recently declined at SeaWorld parks, and Southwest Airlines is ending its marketing...
  • Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005

    Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005
    Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's. But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
  • Disney union approves contract that raises workers' minimum pay

    Members of Walt Disney World's largest union group voted Friday to approve a contract that will raise minimum pay for its full-time workers to $10 an hour by 2016. Sixty-seven percent of the roughly 7,000 employees who voted approved the contract,...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' Surpasses Group of New Releases to Top Home Video Sales Chart

    In a robust week for fresh product, five of the seven top home entertainment sellers the week ending July 27 were new releases. The Sony Pictures drama "Heaven is for Real," about the changes in a family's life when their young son claims to have visited...