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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Omega Advisors sold firm's 1.1 million SeaWorld shares '3 weeks ago': sources

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors sold all of the firm's 1.1 million share stake in SeaWorld Entertainment "three weeks ago," two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. (Reporting By Jennifer Ablan; Editing by Chris...
  • Remembering the day Fabio got goosed at Busch Gardens

    Remembering the day Fabio got goosed at Busch Gardens
     This is not a funny story. A person gets hurt. An animal gets killed. And lots of people get spatterd with blood.  Except that it is funny, just on the sheer improbability of the details.  In honor of National Roller Coaster Day on Saturday, we...
  • SeaWorld stock falls 33% as orca controversy hurts attendance

    SeaWorld stock falls 33% as orca controversy hurts attendance
    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment plunged 33% Wednesday after the company's earnings missed Wall Street expectations. The Orlando, Fla.-based company also conceded for the first time that attendance at its theme parks has been hurt by negative...
  • 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-...
  • Accesso plans to take attractions technology into South Korea

    Accesso Technology Group, the attractions-industry company with North American operations based in Lake Mary, has its eye on South Korean theme parks. Accesso just signed a three-year deal with South Korean consultant Vision Works Global to help broker...
  • VoluntEARS dan una mano con el regreso a clases

    VoluntEARS dan una mano con el regreso a clases
    Mientras los maestros de Osceola y Orange se preparan para el nuevo año escolar, Mickey Mouse y un grupo de Disney VoluntEARS les manifestaron su apoyo al donar 2.5 millones de útiles escolares y dinero en efectivo en beneficio de más de 70,000...
  • Stock in Busch Gardens' parent company tanks with disappointing earnings

    Stock in Busch Gardens' parent company tanks with disappointing earnings
    Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions. SeaWorld discussed...
  • Wanna kill zombies? Knott's Halloween Haunt supplies guns and ammo

    Wanna kill zombies? Knott's Halloween Haunt supplies guns and ammo
    An interactive zombie-killing experience at Knott's Halloween Haunt will arm visitors with simulated military-style rifles and send them on a mission to save the world from an undead apocalypse.   The new Special Ops: Infected zombie apocalypse...