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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Disney parks look to video games to step up live-action playtime

     
    In the late 2000s Walt Disney Imagineers were tasked with solving a problem that doesn’t typically crop up at Walt […]...
  • MPAA begins week-long event to highlight China-U.S. films

    MPAA begins week-long event to highlight China-U.S. films
    The international arm of the Motion Picture Assn. of America will host filmmakers and representatives from the American and Chinese film industries in Los Angeles this week for the third annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings....
  • Top 14 new water parks for 2014

    Top 14 new water parks for 2014
    It already seems that 2014 is shaping up as a great year for water park fans around the world, as a number of new parks teeming with body slides, wave pools and lazy rivers are planned for the United States, Europe and Asia. Photos: Best new water parks...
  • Disney profit up 12% on consumer products, studio, theme park gains

    Disney profit up 12% on consumer products, studio, theme park gains
    Walt Disney Co. reported a 12% increase in net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, lifted by the performance of its consumer products, studio, and parks and resorts divisions. The Burbank company posted net income of $1.394 billion for the quarter...
  • The sneaky ways of DirectBuy

    The sneaky ways of DirectBuy
    Peggy Nugent wasn't sure what to make of an offer that arrived recently in the mail. "Congratulations!" it said in big letters. Nugent, of Manhattan Beach, had been selected to receive a three-day vacation in San Diego, including free hotel...
  • Twentieth Century Fox breaks ground on theme park in Malaysia

    Twentieth Century Fox breaks ground on theme park in Malaysia
    Another mega entertainment company jumped into the theme park business Tuesday when Twentieth Century Fox broke ground on a 25-acre theme park in Malaysia. The project, to be called Twentieth Century Fox World, was unveiled in July but new details...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' director: 'Such an advantage' shooting in L.A.

    'Saving Mr. Banks' director: 'Such an advantage' shooting in L.A.
    John Lee Hancock's new film, "Saving Mr. Banks," about Walt Disney's efforts to persuade testy British author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a screen musical, is one of an increasingly rare breed: a studio picture shot in Los Angeles....
  • SeaWorld uses newspaper ads to strike back at 'Blackfish' charges

    SeaWorld uses newspaper ads to strike back at 'Blackfish' charges
    Facing a mounting public-relations crisis, SeaWorld has finally responded to charges of animal mistreatment made in this year's documentary "Blackfish." On Friday, SeaWorld paid to publish an open letter in eight newspapers, including the Los Angeles...
  • Let GLAZA market the L.A. Zoo

     Let GLAZA market the L.A. Zoo
    If you live in or near Los Angeles, you've probably seen television ads and billboards for the zoo. The San Diego Zoo, that is. While that zoo's marketing reach goes well beyond the borders of its city, the Los Angeles Zoo has a history of barely...
  • Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?

     Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?
    In the winter of 1933, in a thatched cottage in Sussex, England, a complicated woman named Pamela "P.L." Travers began to write "Mary Poppins," the first in a series of novels that would inspire the beloved 1964 Walt Disney movie and supply generations of...
  • Holiday gift guide: ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Sherlock’ and more

     
    Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...