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  • About the Writers

    Chris Erskine Chris Erskine has been a deputy Travel editor of the Los Angeles Times since 2007, responsible for helping to assign and edit stories. He also contributes stories, blog posts and photos to the section. His columns, "Man of the House" and...
  • Disney World: List of narrators for 2010 Candlelight Processional at Epcot filling up

    Disney World: List of narrators for 2010 Candlelight Processional at Epcot filling up
    Update: Click here for a list of the 2014 narrators.  Disney World continues to fill its lineup of narrators for its Candlelight Processional event, which begins Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving. The holiday music presentation includes a mass choir,...
  • 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,...
  • Mark Hamill shares Star Wars Weekends experience via Twitter

    Mark Hamill shares Star Wars Weekends experience via Twitter
    Before taking the stage for the "Stars of the Saga" talk show at Star Wars Weekends, Mark Hamill sat down for a snack -- his film father and mentor in desert form to be exact.  May the Force Be in You #SWW2014 #DisneyWorld #StarWarsWeekends...
  • Small fire near Goliath coaster at Six Flags

    Small fire near Goliath coaster at Six Flags
    Gurnee firefighters were at Six Flags Great America this afternoon after roof shingles caught fire on a structure attached to the park’s new wooden roller coaster, Goliath. Those shingles, located above the station where passengers eventually will...
  • Kurt Bluemel, ornamental plant grower

    Kurt Bluemel, ornamental plant grower
    Kurt Bluemel, a nursery owner and plants man who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses," died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 81. Mr. Bluemel, who propagated and popularized willowy,...
  • Donald Duck turns 80

    Donald Duck turns 80
    Eighty years ago today, Mickey Mouse's short-tempered, feathered friend Donald Duck made his Disney debut.  That's right, one of the world's most popular and most recognizable ducks is celebrating his 80th birthday today.  In 1934, Donald Duck was...
  • Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights to feature 'The Walking Dead' for third consecutive year

    Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights to feature 'The Walking Dead' for third consecutive year
    It's back. Or will be. "The Walking Dead" again will be featured prominently at this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. It will be the third consecutive year that the zombie-driven TV show will be in the spotlight at the event. The...
  • Six Flags to close Colossus roller coaster in August

    Six Flags to close Colossus roller coaster in August
    When it opened in 1978, the Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia was the tallest and fastest in the world. Today, the wooden coaster that peaks at 125 feet and reaches speeds of 62 mph doesn't rank among the top 10 in either...
  • Universal Studios: Construction walls down in front of Harry Potter expansion

    Universal Studios: Construction walls down in front of Harry Potter expansion
    Harry Potter fans are one more step closer to Diagon Alley. The construction walls are down around Universal Orlando's expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  A wrought-iron fence and a line of universal studios employees still separated...
  • 'Insane Coaster Wars' returns for another worldwide thrill ride

    'Insane Coaster Wars' returns for another worldwide thrill ride
    The third season of "Insane Coaster Wars" takes viewers on another virtual world tour aboard 28 roller coasters in Europe, Asia, Central America and the United States. While the 2014 lineup is somewhat less prestigious than the first two seasons, the...