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  • What to expect at China's Universal Studios Beijing

    What to expect at China's Universal Studios Beijing
    Officially we know little about the $3.3-billion Universal Studios Beijing theme park planned for the Chinese capital, but unofficially we have plenty of clues. Located in the eastern suburb of Tongzhou, the 1,000-acre project announced by Universal...
  • Summer Hiring Heats Up Even If Weather Won't

    Summer Hiring Heats Up Even If Weather Won't
    Camp Jewell's director couldn't come to the phone late last week to talk about recruiting for summer jobs. He was in Amsterdam, recruiting counselors for Jewell, a YMCA camp in Colebrook. With dried salt staining your floor and minus-2-degree mornings,...
  • Disney heir apparent oversaw parks' success

    Disney heir apparent oversaw parks' success
    When Tom Staggs took the reins of Walt Disney Co.'s parks division in 2010, California Adventure was a mess, Cars Land was still a dream and Shanghai Disneyland had not broken ground. Five years later, as he steps up the Disney ladder to become chief...
  • Local developers take part in theme park building boom abroad

    Local developers take part in theme park building boom abroad
    Theme park designer Edward Marks and his team of ride developers and artists have dreamed up some of the country's most thrilling attractions — high-tech dark rides, glow-in-the-dark parades and 3-D simulators teeming with mummies, aliens and...
  • In a twist, Six Flags opts for dark rides over roller coasters

    In a twist, Six Flags opts for dark rides over roller coasters
    Renowned for its towering steel coasters, Six Flags will add two interactive dark rides in 2015 by a ride-maker that has long worked in the shadows of industry leaders Disney and Universal. Designed by Florida-based Sally Corp. in collaboration with a...
  • 'Magic Cabaret's' success is no trick

    'Magic Cabaret's' success is no trick
    It was, if not magic, at least a bit eerie, hearing a voice out of the past. The voice belonged to Jay Marshall, one of the great practitioners of the ancient art of magic. He has been dead since 2005. But it was possible to hear his voice and almost...
  • The end of Gwazi: A look at notable wooden coasters around the U.S.

    The end of Gwazi: A look at notable wooden coasters around the U.S.
    This weekend will be your last chance to ride Gwazi, the dueling wooden roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa.  Built in 1999, Gwazi features over 7,000 feet of combined track and reaches speeds of 51 mph. Its name comes from the fabled character with...
  • Disneyland 2055: What the future may hold for the original Disney park

    Disneyland 2055: What the future may hold for the original Disney park
    It's been almost a decade since Disneyland opened a truly new attraction and nearly two decades since the Anaheim theme park introduced a groundbreaking new ride. You have to go back to 2005’s Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters for the last truly new...
  • For 40 days and 40 nights, it rained men

    For 40 days and 40 nights, it rained men
    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines...
  • Some aquariums scale back mammal attractions post-'Blackfish'

    Some aquariums scale back mammal attractions post-'Blackfish'
    As controversy over marine captivity has heightened, some attractions are eliminating or scaling back dolphin shows and facing government crackdowns on whale breeding. The long-running debate over keeping marine mammals in captivity was brought into the...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events Corks for a...