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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • SeaWorld stock falls 33% as orca controversy hurts attendance

    SeaWorld stock falls 33% as orca controversy hurts attendance
    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment plunged 33% Wednesday after the company's earnings missed Wall Street expectations. The Orlando, Fla.-based company also conceded for the first time that attendance at its theme parks has been hurt by negative...
  • 23 ways to stay cool at Magic Kingdom

    23 ways to stay cool at Magic Kingdom
    The heat is still on for Central Florida theme park visitors.   We are nearing the season where many choose to visit Walt Disney World because the parks are less crowded, but the temperatures will remain higher than desired for weeks after the...
  • Stock in Busch Gardens' parent company tanks with disappointing earnings

    Stock in Busch Gardens' parent company tanks with disappointing earnings
    Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions. SeaWorld discussed...
  • Accesso plans to take attractions technology into South Korea

    Accesso Technology Group, the attractions-industry company with North American operations based in Lake Mary, has its eye on South Korean theme parks. Accesso just signed a three-year deal with South Korean consultant Vision Works Global to help broker...
  • Children's performer Mr. Richard entertains kids in Leesburg

    Children's performer Mr. Richard entertains kids in Leesburg
    LEESBURG — Richard Peeples gets a kick out of kids, and likewise. The Orlando children's performer, who goes by "Mr. Richard," plays more than 300 shows annually including recently, above, at the Leesburg Public Library. His silly songs get kids,...
  • Mexicana de Orlando busca a hermana tras 50 años de separación

    Mexicana de Orlando busca a hermana tras 50 años de separación
    Aunque no la ve hace décadas, la mexicana Rose Strong tiene grabada en su memoria la sonrisa y la mirada de Alejandra, su hermana menor. También recuerda los juegos que compartían, la cama en la que dormían y la vida que tuvieron juntas — hasta...
  • S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy

    S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy
    Standard & Poor's lowered SeaWorld Entertainment's credit rating Thursday amid negative publicity over its treatment of killer whales. The move by the Wall Street rating company came one day after SeaWorld reported lower-than-expected earnings for the...
  • The fastest, tallest and coolest of Hampton Roads' roller coasters

    The fastest, tallest and coolest of Hampton Roads' roller coasters
    Saturday, in case you didn't know it, is National Roller Coaster Day. Yes, yes, we know. They have a "national day" or "national week" for everything now. Who can keep up? But National Roller Coaster Day is a pretty cool one, you'd have to admit,...
  • Six Flags' Colossus wood roller coaster to close Saturday

    Six Flags' Colossus wood roller coaster to close Saturday
    The massive Colossus roller coaster, with a 100-foot drop and speeds up to 60 mph, has evoked screams of terror and joy for 36 years. But 15-year-old Madi Giordano climbed off the venerable wood coaster this week feeling sad and nostalgic. Her...
  • Slash Composes First Score for Universal 'Halloween Horror Nights' Maze

    Rock guitarist Slash has composed the first original score that will be featured in a maze at Universal Studios' annual "Halloween Horror Nights," that will start to scare guests next month and has become a major draw and revenue generator for the...
  • SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks

    SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks
    Wounded by controversy over keeping killer whales in captivity, SeaWorld Entertainment is embarking on a pricey project designed to give its orcas more room to roam. The company said Friday it will nearly double the orca habitat at its three SeaWorld...