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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Woman accused of Disney vacation scam pleads not guilty

    Woman accused of Disney vacation scam pleads not guilty
    An Ohio woman accused of orchestrating a Disney vacation scam that lost families thousands of dollars has pleaded not guilty to the charges, reports WLWT.  Lisa Andres was arrested at a casino in the Columbus area and is now locked up in Bulter County...
  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • 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...
  • Countdown over: Aquatica debuts extreme-drop slide

    Countdown over: Aquatica debuts extreme-drop slide
    Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, took the idea of an extreme-drop slide and gave it a twist. Make that several twists. Ihu's Breakaway Falls, which opens to the public Friday, begins with a dramatic launch but instead of riders taking a straight-line...
  • Proposed California law could have major effect on SeaWorld

    Proposed California law could have major effect on SeaWorld
    New proposed California legislation calling for improvements to orca protection regulations could have a major effect on SeaWorld.  Called the Orca Welfare & Safety Act, the proposed law would not allow captive breeding, moving orcas or gametes (egg/...
  • Six romantic honeymoons: Three if by land, three if by sea

    With spring in full swing, and June, the traditional month for weddings just around the corner, many brides and grooms-to-be are busy planning honeymoon trips. Here are some ideas to consider for wedding trips -– both land and sea programs —...
  • The heat is almost on: What's best for spring at Orlando theme parks?

    The heat is almost on: What's best for spring at Orlando theme parks?
    If you're in Orlando, you can feel it breathing down your neck: Summer, the relentless 10-month stretch of heat and humidity is sneaking up on us.  We compiled some key theme-park activities that are best to knock out before the days turn into scorchers....
  • Tackling Disney's It's a Small World by the numbers

    Tackling Disney's It's a Small World by the numbers
    One could forgive It's a Small World for getting a big head. Disney marked its 50th birthday party with a global celebration. The ride was introduced at the 1964 World's Fair and was considered a temporary attraction. Instead, Walt Disney transplanted...
  • 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,...
  • 20th Century Fox to build theme park in South Korea

    Another multibillion-dollar Asian theme park is in the works: 20th Century Fox announced plans Wednesday to build one in South Korea. The announcement comes only seven months after the entertainment company broke ground on a 25-acre theme park in...
  • Erik Estrada's role in Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" packs a nice 'Ponch'

    Erik Estrada's role in Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" packs a nice 'Ponch'
    Seventies heartthrob Erik Estrada shot to fame as the hunky, suave Frank “Ponch” Poncherello in the motorcycle cop show “Chips.” Now he’s got a fresh new tribute to that role as the voice of helicopter Nick “Loopin&...