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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Disney janitor accused of sex attack on worker

    Disney janitor accused of sex attack on worker
    A Walt Disney World janitor faces kidnapping and sexual battery charges, accused of forcing himself on a female worker after cornering her inside a custodial closet on Thursday, an arrest affidavit states. According to the affidavit, the victim, a 21-...
  • 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...
  • Disney reports record profit for its third quarter

    Disney reports record profit for its third quarter
    The billion-dollar MyMagic+ technology initiative should start making a positive impact on Walt Disney Co.'s bottom line in its current fourth quarter, company executives told analysts Tuesday as they reported record third-quarter earnings. Disney...
  • 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...
  • Disney Posts Record Third Qtr Results with World Cup, Marvel, 'Frozen'

    Consumers aren't showing any sign of giving Walt Disney Animation Studio's "Frozen" the cold shoulder. With the toon having charmed its way to nearly $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office, the film continues to generate strong sales from home...
  • Significant 'Star Wars' Presence Planned for Disney Theme Parks

    The Walt Disney Co. plans for "a far greater 'Star Wars' presence" in its theme parks, company chief Bob Iger said Tuesday. The first look at new attractions based on the sci-fi franchise, beyond "Star Tours" that currently operates at several of its...
  • Disney celebrates national sisters day with nonprofit group

    Disney celebrates national sisters day with nonprofit group
    In honor of National Sisters Day Tuesday, Walt Disney World Resort invited a group of local girls to meet one of Disney's most popular set of sisters.  Twelve Central Florida girls from the nonprofit group Girls, Inc. took part in the "Frozen Summer Fun...
  • 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'...
  • Walt Disney earnings surge 22% on strength of studio, theme parks

    Walt Disney Co. reported a 22% increase in net income for its fiscal third quarter, buoyed by the strong performance of its film studio and theme parks division. The Burbank company posted net income of $2.25 billion, or $1.28 a share, for the quarter...
  • 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,...
  • Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families

    Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families
    A dead-end street in North Hollywood is an unlikely place to find a mecca of handcrafted design, but it exists. Arte de Mexico's North Hollywood showroom, open seven days a week, recently has expanded to about 250,000 square feet of space, up from 200,...