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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Knoebels to debut first steel coaster with four inversions

    Knoebels to debut first steel coaster with four inversions
    It seems 2015 will be the year for some unique new roller coasters in Pennsylvania.   Knoebel’s, better known for its old-school wooden coasters, has announced it will build its first steel roller coaster with four inversions, the park’s...
  • SeaWorld to build bigger enclosures for killer whales in U.S.

    (Reuters) - Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said on Friday it would nearly double the size of its San Diego killer whale tank and expand similar enclosures in Florida and Texas amid criticism over its treatment of the animals. The...
  • Mexicana de Orlando busca a hermana tras 50 años de separación

    Mexicana de Orlando busca a hermana tras 50 años de separación
    Aunque no la ve hace décadas, la mexicana Rose Strong tiene grabada en su memoria la sonrisa y la mirada de Alejandra, su hermana menor. También recuerda los juegos que compartían, la cama en la que dormían y la vida que tuvieron juntas — hasta...
  • Universal Studios taps 'Dracula Untold' for Halloween Horror Nights

    Universal Studios taps 'Dracula Untold' for Halloween Horror Nights
    Universal Studios will sink its teeth into the upcoming movie "Dracual Untold" at the 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights. The theme park announced Thursday that the movie, which debuts Oct. 17, will be the basis for a haunted house at the event,...
  • Raglan Road hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland

    Raglan Road hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland
    Disney's Raglan Road is hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland. University of Central Florida football fans who can’t fly to Ireland can catch the game and enjoy a brunch at Downtown Disney's Irish pub.  At 8:...
  • 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...
  • SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks

    SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks
    Wounded by controversy over keeping killer whales in captivity, SeaWorld Entertainment is embarking on a pricey project designed to give its orcas more room to roam. The company said Friday it will nearly double the orca habitat at its three SeaWorld...
  • By the numbers: SeaWorld's big expansion plans

    By the numbers: SeaWorld's big expansion plans
    SeaWorld’s announcement Friday that it would expand killer whale habitat is getting a lot of attention from business press. The company’s share price had tanked by almost one third after disappointing earnings came out earlier this week. See...
  • 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...
  • Closing time: Disney moves up end date for American Idol Experience

    Closing time: Disney moves up end date for American Idol Experience
    Disney World will close its American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park earlier than previously announced. The last day for the attraction, based on Fox's television singing competition, will be Aug. 30. In June, Disney said the...
  • 23 ways to stay cool at Magic Kingdom

    23 ways to stay cool at Magic Kingdom
    The heat is still on for Central Florida theme park visitors.   We are nearing the season where many choose to visit Walt Disney World because the parks are less crowded, but the temperatures will remain higher than desired for weeks after the...