| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The theme park industry will take a deep breath in 2013 after the launch of several landmark attractions and with more groundbreaking projects on the horizon.
The last few years have seen several theme park additions that have altered the industry...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:13 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. - As we walked across the broad, brick-paved plaza, a burst of music swelled, the strings rising to cinematic heights amid a pounding of kettle drums. A man in a crisp white shirt waved and beamed. Perfectly manicured flowers swayed in the...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:50 AM
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The 10-foot-tall, red-blue-and-silver Transformer Optimus Prime stomps his way through the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park — sending adults and kids scrambling.
No, this isn't a scene from a new "Transformers""...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Welcome to the end of the road. If you're going to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, it stops here, near the tip of a long, skinny peninsula about 100 miles south of Cancun. Scrub jungle encroaches on the village, fishermen wait for the opening of lobster...
| Mar 15, 2011
Is there a better snake-oil salesman in America today than Timothy Ferriss, author of the blockbuster best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich?"
I certainly hope not.
In the book, now on self-help best-seller...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Remember when MTV stopped playing music videos and became just another cable network filled with irritating (and non-music related) reality programming?
Well, looks like Syfy is moving in the same direction. During its 2011 Syfy Upfront on Tuesday, the...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:44 AM
The 1985 celebrity-studded charity ditty written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie had a simple title and refrain: "We Are the World." The line, it now turns out, is more than just a song lyric. It's a scientific truth.
As Tim Flannery demonstrates in...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 5:30 AM
The blurry, fuzzy concept art of a Shanghai Disneyland, filled with fireworks, spotlights and a great big castle, paints a picture short on details and vague on specifics about the planned project in China.
So why all the secrecy on Disney's part?...
| May 4, 2011
| 10:57 AM
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game X360, PS3, PC, Wii, PSP, DS/$29.99-$49.99/May 10
What do Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Batman and "Star Wars" have in common? Aside from being hit Hollywood movie franchises, they've all had the honor of being...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:34 PM
The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide.
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:19 PM
The Brewer's Alley brew pub in the heart of downtown has been chugging along for 15 years, slowly adding artisanal beers to its stable, resisting temptation to expand when it seemed every wannabe brewer with some start-up capital and a disdain for...