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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 77-year-old Snow White, dwarfs get tech lift in new Disney ride

    77-year-old Snow White, dwarfs get tech lift in new Disney ride
    Tourists crowding onto Walt Disney World's new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction this week in Florida got a glimpse of a new direction for theme parks looking to upgrade old technology. Walt Disney Co. has removed classic attractions such as Mr. Toad's...
  • Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan on the seamy underbelly of Singapore

    Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan on the seamy underbelly of Singapore
    The former Baltimore journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a fashionista who doubtless looks pulled-together even when she's sick in bed, a woman with a taste for Narciso Rodriguez gowns and Manolo Blahnik shoes. She also delights in fine food and wine...
  • Erotica authors try sex outdoors, Disney World -- it's inspiration

    Erotica authors try sex outdoors, Disney World -- it's inspiration
    Authors of erotica have had sex outdoors, in cars and while tied up more than the average person, a new survey indicates. Of the 103 writers questioned anonymously, 76% said they'd based a sex scene in a novel based on their own lives. They aren't...
  • Diggerland amusement park lets kids operate construction equipment

    Diggerland amusement park lets kids operate construction equipment
    A hands-on amusement park where kids are allowed to operate heavy machinery and ride on the business ends of construction equipment sounds wildly inventive, thrilling, dangerous, litigious and profitable. Set to open June 14, the construction-themed...
  • Castaway Cay Challenge added to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

    Castaway Cay Challenge added to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
    A new race has been added to the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend -- although it takes place in the middle of the week and in the Bahamas.  On Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, runners will be able to take part in the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a...
  • Disney's Yacht and Beach Club's Lobster Omelet recipe

    Disney's Yacht and Beach Club's Lobster Omelet recipe
    Yield: 4 servings 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 4 thick or 8 thin asparagus spears, cut on a bias into 1/2-inch pieces 8 eggs Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 1/2...
  • What makes new Four Seasons a Disney-themed property

    What makes new Four Seasons a Disney-themed property
    Walt Disney World announced more details today of its newest hotel, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World. The hotel will have 1,000 employees on a 23-acre complex. The resort has been taking reservations since January for an August...
  • 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...