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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • About the Writers

    Chris Erskine Chris Erskine has been a deputy Travel editor of the Los Angeles Times since 2007, responsible for helping to assign and edit stories. He also contributes stories, blog posts and photos to the section. His columns, "Man of the House" and...
  • Allen's 1981 state basketball champs are no longer forgotten

    No one is sure why, but it seemed like Allen High's 1981 girls basketball team was our area's forgotten state champs. Maybe it was because their Class 3A title came between Allen's boys teams making back-to-back runs to the state finals in 1979 and 1980...
  • Disney World: Parking fee rises to $17

    Disney World: Parking fee rises to $17
    Disney World has raised the price of parking at its theme parks to $17 per day per car, up from $15. The same price applies to motorcycles and shuttles. Guests will pay $18 a day for campers and RVs or $21 for a bus or tractor trailer. The previous...
  • Disney World: MyMagic+, MagicBands ready for day guests

    Disney World: MyMagic+, MagicBands ready for day guests
    Disney World has expanded its MyMagic+ program to include theme-park guests not staying in a Disney hotel, a Disney spokeswoman said Monday. The program -- which allows visitors to make advance reservations for rides, attractions, show, meals and more...
  • Universal Studios: Acts for 2014 Rock the Universe announced

    Universal Studios: Acts for 2014 Rock the Universe announced
    Universal Orlando has announced its lineup of acts for the 2014 edition of Rock the Universe, its multiday Christian-music festival. Performing at Universal Studios on Friday, Sept. 5, will be Third Day, Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe, Soulfire...
  • 'The Lion King' cast gives Virgin passengers an impromptu performance

    'The Lion King' cast gives Virgin passengers an impromptu performance
    Passengers aboard a Virgin Australia flight were recently treated to more than pretzels and peanuts. On a flight from Brisbane to Sydney, the passengers were given an impromptu performance by the cast of the Australian production of 'The Lion King.' ...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Shamu shows returning

    SeaWorld Orlando: Shamu shows returning
    Renovation work on Shamu Stadium is almost complete, so whale shows soon will return to SeaWorld Orlando, park officials have confirmed. "One Ocean," the daily show that has been on hiatus since work began on the stadium in early January, will return...
  • Disney World: More FastPass+ powers in the works

    Disney World: More FastPass+ powers in the works
    Disney World continues to test its MyMagic+ program and plans to make alterations based on feedback, the company chairman says. In a post on the Disney Parks Blogs, Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, says surveys indicated that...
  • Wedded: Kathryn Thomas and Cody Yager

    Wedded: Kathryn Thomas and Cody Yager
    Date: Jan. 4 Her story: Kathryn "Katie" Thomas, 26, grew up in Frederick. She is a veterinarian at the Highland County Veterinary Hospital in Hillsboro, Ohio. Her father, Kevin Thomas, is a retired Army colonel, and her mother, Susan Thomas, is a stay-...
  • SeaWorld reports latest drop in attendance amid Blackfish controversy

    SeaWorld reports latest drop in attendance amid Blackfish controversy
    Amid ongoing controversy over its killer whale shows, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a 13% drop in attendance for the first three months of the year. The attendance numbers were included in a notice to the Securities and Exchange Commission that...
  • Universal Orlando: Parking fee rises to $17

    Universal Orlando: Parking fee rises to $17
    Universal Orlando has raised the fee for parking in its garage to $17, up from $16.  Guests use this structure while visiting Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks and the Universal CityWalk shopping and dining district. RV/Bus...