| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In 1964, Jong Sook Kim visited Disneyland. It was no ordinary trip for the 14-year-old. Doctors once thought she would never see again, but after she traveled from her native South Korea to San Francisco for surgery, her sight was restored -- and she...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:39 PM
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. — The community center atop a seaside bluff here seems an ideal spot for a beach party: 1,000-plus square feet of indoor space, lots of windows, a grassy area for when the party spills outside, plus picnic benches and gorgeous...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Survivors of the sudden collapse of the Baldwin Hills Reservoir dam gathered Saturday in a grassy valley to commemorate the disaster that sent 150 million gallons of Los Angeles drinking water cascading into their homes 50 years ago.
Hundreds filed into...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Though it's been nearly half a century since she played the winsome Jane Banks in the 1964 classic "Mary Poppins," Karen Dotrice still refers to Walt Disney as Uncle Walt.
"He went out of his way to be solicitous," Dotrice, 58, said at her Brentwood...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Part of the fun of being a sports fan is team nicknames, which can range from the fitting to the fictitious; from the serious to the sarcastic. With that as a guide, and in no particular order, here are some of the best — and worst — sports...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:42 AM
When it comes to theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. could have a new No. 2 – Shanghai Disney Resort.
Speaking at the UBS 41st annual Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said that Disney’s...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I visited Sochi, Russia, in late July and left with little hope for this venue. There is no way that they will be ready for the Games in early February ["Staging Sochi," by Christopher Reynolds, Dec. 8].
With 200 days left until the start of the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:01 PM
The public has voted, and the sad-faced blobfish has been declared the ugliest endangered animal on the planet.
Some have said the gelatinous deep-sea dweller that can grow up to 12 inches long resembles a mini-Jabba the Hutt. We think it also looks...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Like a lumbering and laborious monster intent on capturing his prey, Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to make slow but steady progress toward improving its annual Fright Fest event.
Photos: Fright Fest 2013 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
In hopes of...