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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • 7 steps to improve downtown Orlando

    7 steps to improve downtown Orlando
    What makes a downtown cool? Last week, Orlando city leaders announced plans to launch a yearlong initiative to make downtown Orlando a cool place to live, work and play. Certain cities across the country - Austin, Portland and Seattle - seem to have...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood taps into 'Despicable Me's' minion power

    Universal Studios Hollywood taps into 'Despicable Me's' minion power
    Their yellow, begoggled faces have covered billboards, blanketed toy store shelves, appeared in music videos and mobile games. So it's only logical that family cinema's ubiquitous, gibberish-speaking stars, the minions of "Despicable Me," now have their...
  • SeaWorld attendance drops 13% amid controversy over killer whales

    SeaWorld attendance drops 13% amid controversy over killer whales
    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...
  • Six Flags America opens for weekends, spring break

    Six Flags America opens for weekends, spring break
    Six Flags America launches its 2014 season on Saturday, opening weekends in April and May and daily for spring break, April 12-21. The Maryland theme park has a new Mardi Gras section featuring New Orleans-themed rides, parades and other activities....
  • Hoax: Six Flags park not opening in Florida

    Hoax: Six Flags park not opening in Florida
    A story that's been shared thousands of times has fooled Floridians across the state, myself included, unfortunately. No, Six Flags isn't coming to Florida. Yes, I feel silly for aggregating from a spoof site. The satirical site SpringHillCourier....
  • Disney stretches day, and spending, with evening food events

    Disney stretches day, and spending, with evening food events
    The way to Disney World visitors' hearts may be through their stomachs. Not coincidentally, that also may be a route to their pocketbooks. The resort is introducing a number of food-driven entertainment options that encourage guests to linger at theme...
  • Potterwatch: There be dragon at Universal

    Potterwatch: There be dragon at Universal
    Things are falling into place for Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, and in some cases, they're being lifted into place. Over the weekend, a crane put a 60-foot dragon atop the area's centerpiece attraction, Harry Potter...
  • Author gives tips for saving money at Disney World

    Author gives tips for saving money at Disney World
    Lou Mongello was a lawyer in New Jersey, but he left his practice, sold his house and moved to Florida to follow his true passion -- Walt Disney World.  His new book, "102 Ways to Save Money at Walt Disney World," details how you can have "the most...
  • Disney guests show their 'Disney Side' at 24-hour event

    Disney guests show their 'Disney Side' at 24-hour event
    From Merida to Stinky Pete, Disney World guests roamed the streets of Magic Kingdom Park dressed as their favorite Disney characters for the 24-hour "Rock Your Disney Side" event May 23-24. The event kicked off the summer months at theme parks on both...