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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Gay Days 'predatory' tow-truck owner arrested, deputies say

    Gay Days 'predatory' tow-truck owner arrested, deputies say
    The owner of a towing company was arrested Friday and charged with illegally towing vehicles of people who took part in last month's Gay Days events in Orange County. Jason P. Combs, 44, owner of ASAP Towing, faces 29 counts of grand theft of a motor...
  • Walt Disney biography coming from PBS

    Walt Disney biography coming from PBS
    Walt Disney is getting the PBS treatment. A four-hour, two-night biography of the American show-business legend will debut in fall 2015 on "American Experience," PBS announced Tuesday. It's an appropriate forum because Disney, from his life to the...
  • College Park shop a lasting part of Diagon Alley

    College Park shop a lasting part of Diagon Alley
    When the witches, wizards and muggles started flocking to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, they wanted to be among the first to get inside the new theme park. Diagon Alley, filled with London shops that Harry and...
  • Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket

    Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket
    I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces. Who am I to judge? I'm...
  • Probe continues into cause of Six Flags roller coaster derailment

    Probe continues into cause of Six Flags roller coaster derailment
    California safety inspectors continued their investigation Wednesday into the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about 6 p.m....
  • 'Lego Movie' Blocks '300' From Top Spot in Home Video Sales

    Warner's "The Lego Movie" reclaimed the top spot on both national home video sales charts the week ending July 6, bumping the historical actioner "300: Rise of an Empire" - which debuted at No. 1 the previous week - to the No. 2 spot. In its third week...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain sued over Ninja ride accident

    Two Six Flags Magic Mountain visitors who were riding the Ninja roller coaster when it struck a downed tree Monday sued the park, seeking unspecified damages. Jeremy Ead and Olivia Feldman filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court,...
  • Get a discount on Busch Gardens Fun Card at Newport News Visitor Center

    Get a discount on Busch Gardens Fun Card at Newport News Visitor Center
    Discounts on Busch Gardens' Fun Cards are virtually non-existent. Fun Cards offer visitors the chance to pay for a single-day admission and return for unlimited visits through the summer months.  Visitors can get a small discount on the Fun Cards,...
  • Cinecittà World Theme Park Designed By Dante Ferretti Unveiled in Rome

    ROME - Rome's long-in-the-works $300 million Cinecittà World theme park, designed by multiple-Oscar-winning production designer designer Dante Ferretti and based on films shot at the famed studios, including "Ben Hur," several by Federico Fellini, and...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Busch Gardens to get up-close and personal with animals ... and coasters

    Taking the Kids -- to Busch Gardens to get up-close and personal with animals ... and coasters
    This is one birthday cake guaranteed to please. It's huge, shaped like a zebra, complete with the distinctive stripes. Only this cake was made to please a lion cub rather than a human child so it was fashioned from raw meat. Welcome to the state-of-the-...
  • Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash

    Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash
    Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their longtime partnership the year after a documentary raised concerns about the treatment of killer whales at the theme-park chain. The airline and the park said they reached a mutual decision not to renew...