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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coming thrills at Pennsylvania amusement parks

    It seems 2015 will be the year for some unique new roller coasters in Pennsylvania. Hersheypark announced last week it will build a combination dark ride and roller coaster next year that will have elements of a fun house. That will boost the number...
  • Christian Louboutin steps ahead with beauty collection

    Christian Louboutin steps ahead with beauty collection
    Christian Louboutin doesn't just want to paint the soles of your shoes red. He wants to paint your fingernails and, eventually, your lips, eyes and cheeks. This month, the famed French footwear designer launches his beauty collection, which has been 2...
  • Disney reaches tentative contract agreement for part-time workers

    Disney reaches tentative contract agreement for part-time workers
    Walt Disney World reached a tentative contract agreement Friday evening for part-time workers represented by its largest union group. The agreement mirrors one reached two weeks ago for full-timers covered by the Service Trades Council. If they vote...
  • 'Big Hero 6' characters coming to Disney parks

    'Big Hero 6' characters coming to Disney parks
    Two characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios' new film "Big Hero 6" will be featured at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  According to the official Disney Parks Blog, Hiro Hamada and his robot, Baymax, will be making appearances on both coasts...
  • Disney finds ways to stretch days

    Disney finds ways to stretch days
    Ordinarily, we would send up a flare to signal that the final weekend of Harambe Nights is upon us. The limited-time event at Disney's Animal Kingdom includes an after-dark street party that's preceded by "The Lion King: Concert in the Wild" stage show....
  • 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,...