| Sep 2, 2011
He had been called the Indiana Jones of horticulture, breaking his leg while hanging from a cliff in Mexico to collect bromeliads and facing down the rifles of Ecuadorean soldiers who mistook him for a spy.
Nurseryman Gary Hammer "risked life and limb,...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
| Feb 1, 2012
John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 6:45 PM
The Sunny Gang reprise one of their new season staples – taking classic movies and try to relate their lives to it. Similar to last year’s Lethal Weapon remake, the Gang drew inspiration this season from Indiana Jones.
The Gang sneaks into...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 3:18 PM
For Tom Glenn and his brother, growing up on the family farm in rural north Florida often meant long days working hard harvesting crops. But his family had something unique on its farm that few could ever claim: their own massive, spring-fed cave....
| Nov 29, 2011
| 5:30 AM
It already seems like 2013 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Asia and several major attractions are in the works for Europe.
> Photos: Best new international theme park...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 12:10 PM
Legoland Florida will open in October 2011 with 50 rides, attractions and shows at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World.
In many ways, Legoland Florida will be similar to Legoland California in Carlsbad,...
| 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?...
| 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...
| 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.
| Aug 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Star Wars: Celebration V is mere hours away — it kicks off Thursday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, with four days of stars, games, big events and toy and gear sales. I chatted with the fellow for whom Star Wars conventions are...