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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders

    Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders
    Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said. The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are purchased in...
  • Tattoo policies changing for job applicants

    Tattoo policies changing for job applicants
    It's no secret. Visible tattoos, while becoming increasingly more socially acceptable, can create obstacles for applicants in a still shaky job market. In some cases, strict professional body-art policies can even close doors for otherwise qualified...
  • Halloween Horror Nights: Nuevo laberinto de terror

    Halloween Horror Nights: Nuevo laberinto de terror
    La película de terror y exitosa serie de televisión From Dusk Till Dawn llevará sus horrorosos personajes a la realidad cuando el aclamado programa del cineasta Robert Rodríguez debute como una nueva y escalofriante experiencia en Halloween Horror...
  • Gay-marriage bashing personal when Bondi attacks my friends

    I'm big on tradition. Candles and cakes on birthdays. Big ol' Christmas trees with presents for little creatures, and big ones, too. Standing proudly for the national anthem. Boxers, not briefs. And love. The joy of sloppy wet kisses. The joy of...
  • Cyclone's Last Day Draws A Nostalgic Crowd

    Cyclone's Last Day Draws A Nostalgic Crowd
    AGAWAM, Mass. — The Cyclone roller coaster didn't go out with a bang Sunday, but there were plenty of roars as hundreds of passengers streamed to Six Flags New England for one last ride. Six Flags plans to retire the ride to make room for a new...
  • Diagon Alley becomes the place to shop at Universal

    Diagon Alley becomes <i>the</i> place to shop at Universal
    Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further. It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
  • Ravinia originally intended to be amusement park

    Ravinia originally intended to be amusement park
    Today, Ravinia is internationally known for bringing all kinds of musical entertainment to the masses. It may be hard to imagine that when Ravinia Park opened in 1904 on land purchased by A.C. Frost, it was conceived as a yearround amusement park with...
  • Tourist areas beef up nighttime options

    Tourist areas beef up nighttime options
    Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night. Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...
  • Sherry Story Evans remembered as descendant of Osceola's pioneer settlers

    Sherry Story Evans: Descendant of Osceola's pioneer settlers
    KISSIMMEE — Sherry Story Evans grew up when cattle outnumbered people and before Walt Disney World changed Osceola County forever. Evans was a descendant of pioneer settlers, and her ancestors arrived in the 1800s to grow crops, raise animals...
  • Disneyland’s 1955 opening

     
    On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....