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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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,...
  • Riders rescued from Six Flags roller coaster

    Riders rescued from Six Flags roller coaster
    Firefighters rescued 24 riders who were stranded for hours Sunday atop a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Largo, officials said. "All riders safely on the ground," the Prince George's County Fire Department tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. Earlier,...
  • 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...
  • Two dozen rescued after Maryland roller coaster malfunctions

    Two dozen rescued after Maryland roller coaster malfunctions
    Two dozen people were rescued on Sunday from a Maryland roller coaster that malfunctioned, leaving a car stuck for hours near a high point of the ride, emergency officials said. The passengers were trapped about 75 feet in the air atop the Joker's Jinx...
  • Disney offering Florida resident discount for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

    Disney offering Florida resident discount for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
    Florida residents can experience this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World for a discounted rate.  Florida residents can save up to $6 per ticket for select dates through September for the annual Halloween-themed, special-...
  • Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans

    Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans
    Lee and Donna Jenkot never tire of SeaWorld's "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island." The Orlando retirees have watched the sea lions' antics at least 50 times since the nautical-themed show debuted 15 years ago. The goofy gags are always the same,...
  • Disney union approves contract that raises workers' minimum pay

    Members of Walt Disney World's largest union group voted Friday to approve a contract that will raise minimum pay for its full-time workers to $10 an hour by 2016. Sixty-seven percent of the roughly 7,000 employees who voted approved the contract,...
  • Terry Prather: SeaWorld working to spread 'truth' about its whales

    Terry Prather: SeaWorld working to spread 'truth' about its whales
    Terry Prather, president of SeaWorld Orlando, oversees Sea World Entertainment Inc.'s three Orlando parks: SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Attendance has recently declined at SeaWorld parks, and Southwest Airlines is ending its marketing...
  • Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005

    Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005
    Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's. But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

     'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years
    When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme...
  • Tips for saving money at the amusement park

    Tips for saving money at the amusement park
    It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags. But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...