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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • New renderings revealed for Downtown Disney transformation

    New renderings revealed for Downtown Disney transformation
    The vision of Disney Springs -- Downtown Disney's transformation into a re-themed venue -- is beginning to take shape. Walt Disney Imagineering released a video Tuesday explaining the concept behind Disney Springs, which is inspired by small Florida...
  • SeaWorld could face legal action from investors

     SeaWorld could face legal action from investors
    After last week's big stock drop, SeaWorld now could face legal action from investors. A New York City law firm said it may file a proposed class-action lawsuit if it can show that SeaWorld previously knew the documentary "Blackfish" impacted visits...
  • Disney World sponsoring college cheer, dance contest for College Football Playoff

    Disney World sponsoring college cheer, dance contest for College Football Playoff
    The inaugural College Football Playoff in January will bring change to the highest level of college football. To celebrate this change, Disney Parks has teamed up with ESPN and Varsity Spirit to create the "Cheer On Your Disney Side" contest. The...
  • Bigger tanks aren't enough for SeaWorld whales

    To the editor: As SeaWorld's plummeting stock value and attendance attest, the public is keenly aware that confining intelligent mammals in concrete tanks is unacceptably cruel. Captivity is so stressful for orcas that they attack each other, self-...
  • J.K. Rowling adds more to Pottermore -- with a theme park tie-in

    J.K. Rowling adds more to Pottermore -- with a theme park tie-in
    J.K. Rowling has added more to her Harry Potter online universe, Pottermore. And for the first time, it's not just words -- it's also music. Rowling has written a 500-word story about Celestina Warbeck, the "singing sorceress" who is mentioned in...
  • I-Drive complex's website had borrowed images

    The developer of a futuristic mall, hotel and entertainment complex proposed for north International Drive has promised a project that will look unlike anything else in Orlando – a "22nd Century" design. But until recently, parts of it looked an...
  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
  • Christian Louboutin steps ahead with beauty collection

    Christian Louboutin steps ahead with beauty collection
    Christian Louboutin doesn't just want to paint the soles of your shoes red. He wants to paint your fingernails and, eventually, your lips, eyes and cheeks. This month, the famed French footwear designer launches his beauty collection, which has been 2...
  • Coming thrills at Pennsylvania amusement parks

    It seems 2015 will be the year for some unique new roller coasters in Pennsylvania. Hersheypark announced last week it will build a combination dark ride and roller coaster next year that will have elements of a fun house. That will boost the number...
  • Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages. It already seems like...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...