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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Enhanced Big Thunder Mountain ride adds thrills to Disneyland favorite

     
    PERSPECTIVE My youngest son’s first roller coaster was Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. He had just turned four, proudly towered […]...
  • SeaWorld reports record revenue despite 'Blackfish' backlash

    SeaWorld reports record revenue despite 'Blackfish' backlash
    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., which has been under attack over its treatment of killer whales, reported a slight drop in attendance in 2013 but collected record revenue from higher ticket prices and in-park spending. For the year, the Orlando, Fla.-based...
  • Disney reveals film plans at annual shareholder meeting

    Disney reveals film plans at annual shareholder meeting
    Walt Disney Co. held its annual meeting in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday and used the occasion to reveal a few tidbits about its forthcoming film projects, including a pair of animated sequels and the company's first "Star Wars" picture. Shareholders of...
  • PETA sues over refusal of San Diego airport to OK anti-SeaWorld ad

    PETA sues over refusal of San Diego airport to OK anti-SeaWorld ad
     SAN DIEGO -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Airport Authority after PETA's anti-SeaWorld advertisement was rejected for display at Lindbergh Field. PETA sought to buy space at the airport...
  • Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain

    Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain
    Only at Disneyland would they tear down an old and dilapidated gold mining town in order to build a new and identical gold mining town and make it look old and dilapidated again. "The goal was to bring it back to exactly the way it was," said David...
  • 'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood

    'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood
    The new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem motion simulator attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood puts riders through a relentless and chaotic minion training course full of slapstick humor. PHOTOS: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios...
  • Proposed ban on orca shows at SeaWorld stirs anger in San Diego

    Proposed ban on orca shows at SeaWorld stirs anger in San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A bill by a Santa Monica assemblyman that would ban orca shows at SeaWorld is being blasted in San Diego, home of the marine theme park. SeaWorld expressed doubt about the legality of the legislation. "The premise behind this proposed...
  • Who will succeed Disney CEO Robert Iger in 2016?

    Who will succeed Disney CEO Robert Iger in 2016?
    It's one of Hollywood's longest-running guessing games: Who will succeed Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger? And it just got a little more interesting. Anne Sweeney's announcement this week that she will step down as head of...
  • Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego

    Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A state legislator from Santa Monica is introducing a bill that would prohibit orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego. The bill by Assemblyman Richard Hershel Bloom, a Democrat, would make it illegal to use orcas "for performance or...
  • PASSINGS: John Henson

    PASSINGS: John Henson
    John Henson Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of...
  • Chinese visitors turning San Gabriel into a boomtown

     Chinese visitors turning San Gabriel into a boomtown
    Chen Si, 35, and her husband visited Los Angeles from Shanghai for the first time in December, excited about local attractions like Disneyland and Hollywood. They were less enthused about the idea of American food. They booked a room in San Gabriel,...