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  • 'Modern Family,' 'Criminal Minds' lead Wednesday pack

    "Modern Family" and "Criminal Minds" were the big winners in the Wednesday night ratings. For its season finale, CBS' "Criminal Minds" drew 12 million viewers, the night's biggest audience. ABC's "Modern Family" pulled in 9.1 million for the first...
  • Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo

    Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo
    In a place better known for bourbon, baseball bats and thoroughbred racing, Louisville's Kentucky Kingdom was once the state's top tourist destination. A decade later, the declining amusement park was shuttered and left for dead. Now the same man...
  • Taking the Kids -- and making the most of Disney World with their new technology

    Taking the Kids -- and making the most of Disney World with their new technology
    Even the glitteriest magic wand won't cut it at Walt Disney World these days. But wave a MagicBand and see what happens. Touch the Mickey icon on your neon-colored wristband to matching Mickey touch-points throughout the Disney parks and you can avoid...
  • Disney's vintage Polynesian hotel gets makeover

    Disney's vintage Polynesian hotel gets makeover
    The future lobby of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will be flooded with light, filled with funky furnishings and offer a view of the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney World, officials said Thursday. Renovation of the resort's Great Ceremonial Hall —...
  • Trivia night ends with the right answer: Irene

    I had been back from Seattle for two months. I had moved to the Northwest from my native San Fernando Valley to escape the pain of my first true heartbreak. The beauty and splendor of the Emerald City had done just enough to help me start over again in...
  • 'Funniest Videos' season finale at Disney World

    'Funniest Videos' season finale at Disney World
    "Tom Bergeron shows off his Disney side," ABC says of the season finale for "America's Funniest Home Videos." Bergeron filmed the episode at Walt Disney World Resort, and it will air at 7 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The winner of the grand prize...
  • Mark Hamill's role in new 'Star Wars' movie began with lunch in Orlando

    Mark Hamill's role in new 'Star Wars' movie began with lunch in Orlando
    For two years, Mark Hamill kept a secret he learned in Orlando. "Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas had invited Hamill and Carrie Fisher to lunch and asked them to reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in a planned "Star Wars Episode...
  • 'Middle' at Disney World; 'Dancing,' 'Voice' winners

    The 2013-14 TV season officially ends this week with a slew of major programs.  A few highlights: "The Middle" filmed its season finale at Walt Disney World in March. You'll finally see the Hecks in this surprising plot at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ABC. Sue's...
  • Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices

    Disney has raised ticket prices at Disneyland as the summer theme park-going season is about to heat up. Admission prices for a single ticket to the park in Anaheim, Calif. for guests 10 years old and up is now $96, an increase of $4. An adult park...
  • Michael Jackson hologram, CBS draw crowds

    Michael Jackson hologram, CBS draw crowds
    UPDATED: Jennifer Lopez, Lorde and a Michael Jackson hologram helped the Billboard Music Awards score in the ratings Sunday night. Thanks to the awards, Disney-owned ABC won the night in total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group. The three-hour awards...
  • SeaWorld Orlando offers weekday discount tickets

    SeaWorld Orlando offers weekday discount tickets
    SeaWorld has raised its ticket prices. That news was paired with the announcement that the park would start selling weekday admission tickets at a $30 discount. The one-day ticket, which sells for $65, must be purchased in advance and is not available...