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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • SeaWorld attendance sinks 13 percent

     
    Attendance at SeaWorld-owned theme parks sank 13 percent during the first three months of the year, the company disclosed this week....
  • Aquatica: Roof in position for Ihu's Breakaway Falls water slide

    Aquatica: Roof in position for Ihu's Breakaway Falls water slide
    The roof for Ihu's Breakaway Falls is now in place at Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park. Workers topped of the structure at about 105 feet on Thursday morning. A 550-ton crane installed the 1,000-square-foot roof. The slide features four tubes with...
  • Disney's 'Small World' ride turns 50 with song that's hard to forget

    Disney's 'Small World' ride turns 50 with song that's hard to forget
    It's a Small World started as a way to promote global harmony, but 50 years later the Disney ride may be more famous for a theme song that's hard for visitors to forget — even when they want to. The cheery tune about laughter, hopes, fears,...
  • 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...
  • UConn Community Came Together As One When Jasper Howard Died

    UConn Community Came Together As One When Jasper Howard Died
    The biggest moment in UConn football history might have been when the Huskies ran onto the field for the 2011 Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma. A moment within the moment was pretty big, too. Senior wide receiver Kashif Moore, now with the Pittsburgh...
  • Take our theme-park quote quiz

    Take our theme-park quote quiz
    A while ago, I compiled a group of theme-park quotations and made a quiz out of them. I'm a sucker for accidental catch phrases, some of which were not designed to be humorous. It was fun to write, and enough people told me they enjoyed it that I made a...
  • Merry MagicBands! Disney passholder packages reveal facts

    Merry MagicBands! Disney passholder packages reveal facts
    Disney World annual passholders are finding MagicBands in their mailboxes, ushering in a new phase of the long-term testing of the company's billion-dollar reservation system. Inside the packaging are instructions on how to wear them ("Mickey facing up")...
  • Orlando Sentinel spelling bee winner headed to nationals

    Orlando Sentinel spelling bee winner headed to nationals
    Mary Horton never looked fazed as she was called again and again to the microphone to spell words like tchotchke, diglot and Bildungsroman. The home-schooled student from Brevard County on Wednesday won the Orlando Sentinel spelling bee for the second...
  • Go Away With ... Rev Run

    Go Away With ... Rev Run
    Back in the day, Joseph Simmons was best known to music fans as DJ Run, one of the founding members of Run-D.M.C. Now 49 and a practicing minister, Simmons is familiar to a new generation of fans as Rev Run, the television personality. He and his wife,...
  • PEEPS-themed Easter coming to Disney's Swan and Dolphin

    PEEPS-themed Easter coming to Disney's Swan and Dolphin
    Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel will be celebrating Easter with a PEEPS-themed event from April 16-23. During the "PEEPtastic Easter" event, guests will be treated to PEEPS marshmallow chicks upon check-in, during special appearances by the...
  • D23: Disney World attractions of the past saluted at November event

    D23: Disney World attractions of the past saluted at November event
    D23, the official Disney fan club, will hold a weekend of sessions saluting former attractions -- including Pleasure Island -- at Disney World this fall. D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind will be at the Contemporary Resort's convention center Nov....