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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Disney celebrates national sisters day with nonprofit group

    Disney celebrates national sisters day with nonprofit group
    In honor of National Sisters Day Tuesday, Walt Disney World Resort invited a group of local girls to meet one of Disney's most popular set of sisters.  Twelve Central Florida girls from the nonprofit group Girls, Inc. took part in the "Frozen Summer Fun...
  • Course Source: Griffith Park, Nicklaus North

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Course Source: Griffith Park, Nicklaus North IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Griffith Park Golf Course, Harding and Wilson courses, in Los Angeles THE LAYOUT: George C. Thomas, one of the greatest American...
  • 24 riders rescued from roller coaster at Six Flags in Maryland

    24 riders rescued from roller coaster at Six Flags in Maryland
    Two dozen people who got stuck near the top of a roller coaster at a Six Flags theme park in Maryland have all safely reached the ground, officials said Sunday after a rescue operation that lasted about five hours. "All 24 patrons on the ground being...
  • Walt Disney earnings surge 22% on strength of studio, theme parks

    Walt Disney Co. reported a 22% increase in net income for its fiscal third quarter, buoyed by the strong performance of its film studio and theme parks division. The Burbank company posted net income of $2.25 billion, or $1.28 a share, for the quarter...
  • Universal may start soon on building a fifth hotel

    Documents filed last week with Orange County indicate that construction could be imminent on a fifth Universal Orlando hotel. A "notice of commencement" was filed with the Orange County comptroller's office for excavation work in the same area where,...
  • Busch Gardens: Vote on elements of Howl-O-Scream haunted house

    Busch Gardens: Vote on elements of Howl-O-Scream haunted house
    The public again gets to vote on key elements of an upcoming haunted house for Howl-O-Scream, the Halloween-themed event at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa. A series of Facebook polls will determine a trio of creative aspects of the house called...
  • Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families

    Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families
    A dead-end street in North Hollywood is an unlikely place to find a mecca of handcrafted design, but it exists. Arte de Mexico's North Hollywood showroom, open seven days a week, recently has expanded to about 250,000 square feet of space, up from 200,...
  • SeaWorld: Here's your last chance to see 'Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island'

    SeaWorld: Here's your last chance to see 'Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island'
    The end is near for "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island," the long-running sea-lion show at SeaWorld Orlando.  The last productions will be Saturday and Sunday. "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island" has run for 15 years. Saturday's "Pirate Island"...
  • Five things for Friday, August 8

    Five things for Friday, August 8
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: a "swatting" call leads to big police response; boy's body identified at notorious reform school; and weekend offerings: beer and art, superhero movies, and handmade mugs. 1. A "swatting" call led...
  • Consejos para disfrutar las "Halloween Horror Nights" de Universal Studios

    
Consejos para disfrutar las "Halloween Horror Nights" de Universal Studios
    Se aproxima septiembre y aunque faltan más de dos meses para celebrar la Noche de Halloween, en uno de los parques de Orlando, están casi listos para presentar las noches más horrorosas de esta ciudad. Se trata de Universal Studios, que con sus...
  • Five things for Tuesday, August 5

    Five things for Tuesday, August 5
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. Columnist Beth Kassab looks at the new twist on back-to-school supplies. Schools are asking students and parents bring more items to school so everyone has the needed supplies. But why does...