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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom making room for Avatar expansion, Lion King relocation

    Disney's Animal Kingdom making room for Avatar expansion, Lion King relocation
    Disney's Animal Kingdom is undergoing change.  Throughout the park, you can see construction walls and areas that are closed off from public view. That's because Animal Kingdom is in a transformation period that will make the park a true full-day park....
  • Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

    Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals
    In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
  • Sneak peek: New 'Colossal Curl' thrill ride to open at Water Country USA | With Video

    Sneak peek: New 'Colossal Curl' thrill ride to open at Water Country USA | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    Water Country USA's newest thrill slide, the Colossal Curl, is aimed at luring out-of-state visitors, said park president Carl Lum. "We had 3.3 million overnight visitors to the Williamsburg tourism area last year," said Lum, who is president of both...
  • Carnett: What could be better than a visit from the kids

    It was spring break last week at the Carnett household in Costa Mesa. Our three daughters, their husbands and eight grandchildren were all on hand to squeeze into our Mesa del Mar abode for the entire week. The grandkids range in age from 15 months to...
  • Disney Planning Movie Based on 'It's a Small World'

    Disney is ramping up a movie version of its venerable "It's a Small World" theme park ride with Jon Turteltaub directing. Jared Stern is writing the script and will produce with Turteltaub and "The Lego Movie" producer Dan Lin. The ride was created by...
  • Olympics, cable growth spur Comcast revenue

    The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi scored $1.1 billion in advertising revenue for NBCUniversal's broadcast-TV and cable networks, 40 percent more than the advertising for the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010, Comcast Corp. reported Tuesday. The coverage...
  • Hollywood Execs Strongly Deny 'Disgusting' Sexual Abuse Claims

    Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have issued strong denials of accusations of sexually abusing underage teenage boys. The execs were each named in separate lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court by Michael Egan...
  • Christiane Noll mixes family and career in Orlando cabaret

    Christiane Noll mixes family and career in Orlando cabaret
    Christiane Noll apologizes when she answers her phone. The Broadway star is finishing up an important transaction: She's buying makeup at a New York department store. Noll, who will perform the first weekend of the Orlando Cabaret Festival, is...
  • Allegations of teen sex abuse by three Hollywood execs denied

    LOS ANGELES, April 22 (Reuters) - One of three Hollywood executives accused of sexually abusing a teenaged boy in the 1990s on Tuesday flatly denied the allegations, while an attorney for the second said they were "demonstrably untrue" and a...
  • Senate scales back major springs bill

    Senate scales back major springs bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- Mired in a spat between property owners, the business lobby and local governments, a Senate panel on Tuesday gutted a proposal once hailed as a major step to protect Florida's dying springs. In a series of amendments, the Senate...
  • Disney, science, and witch ad: Letters

    The Smarter Travel website has listed Walt Disney World in its roundup of "10 Most Disappointing Destinations in the World." As one who loves to visit Walt Disney World frequently, I must take issue with this listing. My first visit to Disney was the...