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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Knoebels adding looping steel coaster to vintage ride lineup

    Knoebels adding looping steel coaster to vintage ride lineup
    A small, family-run amusement park at a wooded Pennsylvania campground will fill a glaring gap in its renowned ride lineup with the addition of a towering looping steel coaster in 2015. Known for its unique collection of vintage rides, Knoebels will add...
  • Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth

    Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth
    Higher attendance and per-capita spending at Universal Orlando and Comcast Corp.'s other theme parks drove a 12.8 percent year-over-year jump in second-quarter revenue for the properties, the company reported Tuesday. The theme parks generated $615...
  • Five things for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. George Diaz wrote about gay-marriage bashing on Monday, today he's writing about Tony Dungy's comments on the NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam. How do you feel about the former NFL coach'...
  • Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'The Purge: Anarchy' zone

    Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'The Purge: Anarchy' zone
    The annual purge is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.  Characters inspired from the new film "The Purge: Anarchy" will be featured in a new scarezone at Halloween Horror Nights 24, which will run for 28 select nights between Sept....
  • Disney World's Tower of Terror attraction turns 20

    Disney World's Tower of Terror attraction turns 20
    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World Resort has been dropping guests down an elevator shaft for 20 years.  The accelerated drop tower thrill ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios opened at what then was known as Disney-MGM Studios on July...
  • South Whitehall planners oppose electronic billboard

    By Margie Peterson, Special to The Morning Call Prospects for an electronic billboard at Cedar Crest Boulevard and the Hamilton Street Bypass dimmed when the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission voted against it Thursday. Jay King, owner of...
  • Orlando Repertory Theatre celebration features 'Sesame Street' actress

    There's only one person on the other end of the phone but I'm hearing multiple voices. There's Abby Cadabby, the plucky fairy from "Sesame Street." There's Lolly, a candy-loving 4-year-old. And then there's Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, the actress-...
  • 'The Purge: Anarchy' Let Loose at Halloween Horror Nights

    A hit in theaters, "The Purge: Anarchy" will become a "Halloween Horror Nights" scarezone at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. Film joins TV shows "The Walking Dead," "From Dusk Till Dawn" and Syfy's "Face Off" as other...
  • Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages. It already seems like...
  • Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'

    Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'
    In the tradition of the "Harry Potter" movies, Universal Orlando has come up with a sequel. On Tuesday, Universal Studios will open Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, a follow-up to the blockbuster boy-wizard attraction that debuted...
  • Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

    Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    Diagon Alley opens Tuesday (today) as the latest feature in the Universal Orlando kingdom in Florida. For those who can't wait, Hilton Orlando offers a room and three-day park-to-park tickets that allow you to enter an hour earlier than everyone else...