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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

     'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years
    When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme...
  • 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...
  • Ticked off! @customers, theme parks

    I'm ticked off because my wife and I no longer feel comfortable shopping at a store we frequent daily, having been harassed several times while about to enter the store by solicitors. I'm really ticked off at rude customers in the supermarket and stores....
  • 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,...
  • Florida: Four Seasons, welcome to Orlando and Mickey's world

    Florida: Four Seasons, welcome to Orlando and Mickey's world
    High-end luxury meets the Florida theme park crowd at a new Four Seasons Resort Orlando that recently opened within the Walt Disney World Resort. The hotel on five acres is set on a lake and has 443 rooms that include 68 suites, one with nine bedrooms....
  • Authors partner with Alabama publisher on Disney guidebook

    Authors partner with Alabama publisher on Disney guidebook
    For years, Julie and Mike Neal have been a two-person publishing company. The couple have not only snapped hundreds of photographs and written descriptions for their "Complete Walt Disney World" travel book, they've handled all of the back-of-house duties...
  • Universal Studios: 'Alien vs. Predator' house set for Halloween Horror Nights

    Universal Studios: 'Alien vs. Predator' house set for Halloween Horror Nights
    Universal Studios will serve up a double dose of horrifying beasts with a haunted house based on the AVP: Alien vs. Predator franchise at the 2014 Halloween Horror Nights, the theme park announced late Monday. The all-new maze is designed to put HHN...
  • Five things for Tuesday, August 5

    Five things for Tuesday, August 5
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. Columnist Beth Kassab looks at the new twist on back-to-school supplies. Schools are asking students and parents bring more items to school so everyone has the needed supplies. But why does...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...