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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy

    S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy
    Standard & Poor's lowered SeaWorld Entertainment's credit rating Thursday amid negative publicity over its treatment of killer whales. The move by the Wall Street rating company came one day after SeaWorld reported lower-than-expected earnings for the...
  • 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...
  • Top U.S. hedge funds up Walgreen shares; lose some taste for Apple

    (Reuters) - Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter. Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America

    Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America
    Every time I visit a Disneyland or Adventure Island, I make sure my diet adheres to the theme park food pyramid — equal servings of fried, sugared and sausage. (Can you imagine someone inventing a hot dog churro?) The formula for amusement park...
  • SeaWorld stock tanks after low earnings

    SeaWorld stock tanks after low earnings
    Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions. SeaWorld...
  • Slash Composes First Score for Universal 'Halloween Horror Nights' Maze

    Rock guitarist Slash has composed the first original score that will be featured in a maze at Universal Studios' annual "Halloween Horror Nights," that will start to scare guests next month and has become a major draw and revenue generator for the...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal to headline state GOP dinner set for Disney World

    Gov. Bobby Jindal to headline state GOP dinner set for Disney World
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be the featured speaker at the Republican Party of Florida's 2012 Victory Dinner on Sept. 13 at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian resort. “I look forward to standing with my fellow conservative leaders in Florida...
  • Father of four dies after hit and run in Oakland Park; detectives searching for driver

    A pedestrian hit by a car in Oakland Park died of his injuries Thursday afternoon. Rollin Francis, 35, was crossing West Oakland Park Boulevard on Sunday around 11:15 p.m. when a driver heading east struck him, according to detectives. Oakland Park Fire...