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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 'The Purge: Anarchy' Let Loose at Halloween Horror Nights

    A hit in theaters, "The Purge: Anarchy" will become a "Halloween Horror Nights" scarezone at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. Film joins TV shows "The Walking Dead," "From Dusk Till Dawn" and Syfy's "Face Off" as other...
  • South Whitehall planners oppose electronic billboard

    By Margie Peterson, Special to The Morning Call Prospects for an electronic billboard at Cedar Crest Boulevard and the Hamilton Street Bypass dimmed when the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission voted against it Thursday. Jay King, owner of...
  • Dino versus Dino: Comparing animatronic dinosaurs at Dorney Park, Dutch Wonderland

    Ever since the film "Jurassic Park" came out in 1993, the idea of a theme park filled with the extinct creatures has tantalized our imaginations. While no one is bringing back actual dinosaurs, one of the newest trends at amusement parks has been to...
  • Tattoo policies changing for job applicants

    Tattoo policies changing for job applicants
    It's no secret. Visible tattoos, while becoming increasingly more socially acceptable, can create obstacles for applicants in a still shaky job market. In some cases, strict professional body-art policies can even close doors for otherwise qualified...
  • Gay-marriage bashing personal when Bondi attacks my friends

    I'm big on tradition. Candles and cakes on birthdays. Big ol' Christmas trees with presents for little creatures, and big ones, too. Standing proudly for the national anthem. Boxers, not briefs. And love. The joy of sloppy wet kisses. The joy of...
  • John M. Crisp: Why I won't be running in Pamplona

    Pamplona's storied bull run created some extra interest recently when a perturbed toro named Brevito inflicted a nasty horn wound on Bill Hillmann's right thigh. Hillmann is a regular at the annual, eight-day fiesta in honor of the region's co-patron...
  • 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.”┬áNow he’s got a fresh new tribute to that role as the voice of helicopter Nick “Loopin&...
  • Cyclone's Last Day Draws A Nostalgic Crowd

    Cyclone's Last Day Draws A Nostalgic Crowd
    AGAWAM, Mass. — The Cyclone roller coaster didn't go out with a bang Sunday, but there were plenty of roars as hundreds of passengers streamed to Six Flags New England for one last ride. Six Flags plans to retire the ride to make room for a new...
  • Disney says boy, 12, cut fingers on Pirates ride

    A man whose fingertips were severed aboard Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean this month made international news. Three months before that, it turns out, a 12-year-old boy lacerated four fingers on the same ride. The incident involving the boy was one of...
  • Orlando hotels see growth in June on 2 key measures

    Central Florida's hotel occupancy rates were almost flat in June, rising from 75 percent last year to 75.4 percent this year. The industry posted stronger growth, however, in two key measures, according to data from travel research firm STR. The average...
  • Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth

    Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth
    Higher attendance and per-capita spending at Universal Orlando and Comcast Corp.'s other theme parks drove a 12.8 percent year-over-year jump in second-quarter revenue for the properties, the company reported Tuesday. The theme parks generated $615...