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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Whales set for after-dark splash at SeaWorld Orlando

    Whales set for after-dark splash at SeaWorld Orlando
    The killer whales of SeaWorld Orlando have drifted into familiar territory with the new "Shamu Celebration: Light Up the Night" show, which features the orcas in splash mode with an original soundtrack. The production, presented as the final whale...
  • Tourist areas beef up nighttime options

    Tourist areas beef up nighttime options
    Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night. Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...
  • Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans

    Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans
    Lee and Donna Jenkot never tire of SeaWorld's "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island." The Orlando retirees have watched the sea lions' antics at least 50 times since the nautical-themed show debuted 15 years ago. The goofy gags are always the same,...
  • A Love Ignited By Golf, Sustained By Religion

     A Love Ignited By Golf, Sustained By Religion
    John Abdalla walked up to Irene Dauphin, a newcomer at work, and said he would give her a golf lesson at lunch. "The next day we went out at lunch," to Stanley Park in Hartford, John says. With one hour and 10 minutes for a lunch break at Stanley...
  • Educational or recreational? With these road trips, it's the best of both worlds

    Educational or recreational? With these road trips, it's the best of both worlds
    No matter how hard parents try, it seems like educational ground gained during the school year is lost a bit in the summer. And no wonder: Kids want to put the stress on fun ? not that moms and dads mind a little vacation-time frolic. But what's wrong...
  • Just along for the rides: Your guide to Pennsylvania amusement parks

    Just along for the rides: Your guide to Pennsylvania amusement parks
    A family, a sense of anticipation that?s been building all week, a car packed with kids ? and you don't get back home until dark. Your destination: a fun-filled amusement park where everyone spends the entire day being thrilled, getting splashed on,...
  • Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat

    Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat
    When Walt Disney chose Orlando for his entertainment mecca, he picked a place with a strong road network, lots of available land — and weather that can be brutally hot and humid. So now each summer, throngs of tourists and die-hard residents visit...
  • 4 injured, dozens rescued from Magic Mountain ride in Calif.

    4 injured, dozens rescued from Magic Mountain ride in Calif.
    Two dozen people, four of them slightly injured, were left stranded high off the ground after a roller coaster ride struck a tree branch at a Six Flags amusement park in southern California on Monday evening, fire officials said. The Ninja roller...
  • SeaWorld ride stalls, stranding riders in air for 4 hours

    SeaWorld ride stalls, stranding riders in air for 4 hours
    A SeaWorld San Diego elevator ride with dozens aboard was stuck some 220 feet above ground for four hours on Sunday after a power failure, fire officials said. A 17-year-old boy suffering from anxiety and hyperventilation was taken to a hospital after...
  • Florida's Fourth: Plenty of options to declare your independence

    Florida's Fourth: Plenty of options to declare your independence
    With July 4 landing very conveniently on a Friday this year, it is easy to declare your independence and put together a three-day getaway to celebrate our nation’s freedom –and our own. If the idea of a mini-vacation in Florida to take in...
  • 'Frozen' fest heating up Disney's Hollywood Studios

    'Frozen' fest heating up Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Disney World is sharing more "Frozen" treats for Anna and Elsa fans. Its "Frozen Summer Fun" promotion debuted at Disney's Hollywood Studios last weekend with loads of little royal touches — not to mention an ice-skating rink — to fill up...