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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 24 hours in Disneyland? So long, happy place

     24 hours in Disneyland? So long, happy place
    It was not a pretty sight. Staggering through the exit turnstiles of California Adventure, I was stricken with the sort of randomly anxious thoughts I have not experienced since my hardest drinking days. If cotton candy is green and slightly tangy...
  • Deal extends IAAPA expo in Orlando through 2025

    Deal extends IAAPA expo in Orlando through 2025
    The IAAPA Attractions Expo will be staged annually in Orlando through 2025, the trade group has announced.  An agreement with the Orange County Convention Center was extended by six years, meaning the organization will gather here for more than 15...
  • runDisney adding Star Wars-themed race weekend

    runDisney adding Star Wars-themed race weekend
    It's not a trap, it's a new half marathon from runDisney.  The Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend will debut at Disneyland Resort in California Jan. 15-18, 2015, months before "Stars Wars: Episode VII" hits theaters.  The four-day event will consist of a...
  • Virtual Reality Poised for Mass Entertainment, but Can Hollywood Make It Happen?

    Legend has it that during the first manned balloon flight in 1783, someone remarked, "What good is it?" Benjamin Franklin, standing nearby, offered the famous riposte: "What good is a newborn baby?" Newborns are about unrealized potential; so are new...
  • Magic Kingdom: How Disney's new roller coaster fakes guests out

    Magic Kingdom: How Disney's new roller coaster fakes guests out
    One item you won’t see on the grassy top of the newly opened Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom: A lawn mower. That’s because the lush look of the upper reaches of the attraction is one of those Disney World mirages. In other words,...
  • AAC Pairings Have UConn Men Racking Up Lots Of Miles

    The Huskies will not be going to Disney World next season. That's the offshoot of the American Athletic Conference men's basketball pairings, which were announced Wednesday. With three teams coming in, Tulsa, Tulane and East Carolina, and two departing,...
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom stays up late with new Harambe Nights

    Disney's Animal Kingdom stays up late with new Harambe Nights
    Disney World is introducing a dinner-and-show combo in a unique setting: After dark at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. The event, dubbed Harambe Nights, debuts June 7 and runs Saturday evenings through Aug. 9. There will be familiar Disney World...
  • Viola Davis leads off 'Lion King' concert at Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights

    Viola Davis leads off 'Lion King' concert at Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights
    Actress Viola Davis will be the first celebrity narrator for "The Lion King — A Concert in the Wild" show, part of the new Harambe Nights celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom. She once had narration duties for a Greek tragedy with the Los...
  • Busch Gardens: Falcon's Fury delayed until 'later this summer'

    Busch Gardens: Falcon's Fury delayed until 'later this summer'
    The opening of Falcon's Fury, a dramatic drop-tower attraction, has been officially delayed, according to a statement released by Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa. "Due to a delay in the fabrication of key component parts, neither the manufacturer...
  • Universal Studios: Video from Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Video from Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley
    Universal  Studios has released a video with scenes from inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, which is expected to open to the public this summer. The video shows primarily exteriors of Diagon Alley establishments such as...
  • 'Maleficent' and why we love our childhood villains

    'Maleficent' and why we love our childhood villains
    She is the meanest woman ever to get her own plush toy. Maleficent, the wicked fairy from "Sleeping Beauty" who condemns the infant Princess Aurora to die, is the protagonist of a new movie starring Angelina Jolie and an unlikely character to boast...