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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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,...
  • France's Philippe Gas to Head Shanghai Disneyland

    HONG KONG - Frenchman, Philippe Gas has been appointed as general manager of the new Shanghai Disney Resort. Gas joins from Euro Disney in Paris, where he was President of Euro Disney S.A.S., the management company of both Euro Disney S.C.A., the holding...
  • Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash

    Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash
    Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their longtime partnership the year after a documentary raised concerns about the treatment of killer whales at the theme-park chain. The airline and the park said they reached a mutual decision not to renew...
  • Disney World executive moving to Disneyland Paris

    Disney World executive moving to Disneyland Paris
    Tom Wolber, senior vice president of Walt Disney World Resort and Transportation Operations, has been named president of Euro Disney S.A.S., the management company of Disneyland Paris. Wolber oversaw all of the 28 resort hotels at Walt Disney World and...
  • Southwest Airlines, Seaworld end partnership after 26 years

    SeaWorld and Southwest Airlines are ending their quarter-century partnership. Here's the joint statement from Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld: "Southwest and SeaWorld have mutually decided not to renew their partnership when the contract expires at the...
  • For rights group, gay marriage only the beginning

    For rights group, gay marriage only the beginning
    They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. "Being able to get...
  • Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun

    Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun
    The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....
  • ESPN Fantasy Football Convention coming to Disney

    ESPN Fantasy Football Convention coming to Disney
    Fantasy football fanatics will have the opportunity to get advice from ESPN experts and get VIP style access to ESPN programming with the Fantasy Football Convention, coming to Walt Disney World Resort in August.  ESPN hasn't had a large presence at...
  • Crayola Experience to open in Orlando next summer

     Crayola Experience to open in Orlando next summer
    Move over princesses, the crayon is moving in. Disney World may be what brings tourists to Orlando, Fla., but Crayola is banking on the crayon to lure them to a new experience there. The Forks Township crayon-maker is opening a new family attraction...