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Gardens and Parks

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  • D23: Imagineer Tony Baxter on his decades shaping Disneyland design

     
    When a young Disney employee in the early 1970s by the name of Tony Baxter found his daily assignments to […]...
  • Los Angeles' EDM explosion powers its move toward dance dominance

     Los Angeles' EDM explosion powers its move toward dance dominance
    It's arguably never been a better time to be a dance music fan — or in the dance music business — in Los Angeles than right now. The annual Hard Summer festival this weekend will draw an estimated 70,000 electronic music fans over two days...
  • 'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks

    'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks
    In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
  • Man dies after fall in Kings Canyon National Park

    An Indiana man died this week after a fall in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, officials with the National Park Service said Friday. David Breuer, 47, had been visiting Kings Canyon National Park with his family. He left a trail Thursday...
  • Knott's Berry Farm adding new life to old log ride

    Knott's Berry Farm adding new life to old log ride
    After thrilling millions of riders for nearly half a century, a classic Knott's Berry Farm ride isĀ  undergoing a major renovation that will see the addition of about 60 animatronic figures. About 50 engineers, mechanics and artisans at Garner Holt...
  • Disney dreamer turns boyhood passion into lifelong career

    Disney dreamer turns boyhood passion into lifelong career
    As a guy who started his own company before he graduated from high school, Garner Holt is just a big kid who owns a giant toy factory. "I feel like I've never worked a day in my life," said the founder and president of Garner Holt Productions, the...
  • 10 questions about Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood

    10 questions about Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood
    We still have more questions than answers about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter more than a year after plans were announced for a West Coast version of the themed land at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photos: Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter...
  • Well-heeled theme park visitors get a thrill from VIP treatment

    Well-heeled theme park visitors get a thrill from VIP treatment
    During a honeymoon trip to Los Angeles, Chris Hansen and his new wife, Shoni, decided not to skimp on their visit to Universal Studios Hollywood. They booked a pricey tour for the theme park that included a buffet lunch, an escort to the front of the...
  • Legoland Hotel is built, brick by brick, with kids in mind

    Legoland Hotel is built, brick by brick, with kids in mind
    CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Legoland Hotel, which opened April 5, got plenty of little things wrong in its first weeks. But its designers got one thing enormously right, and that will make this place a screaming success: kid-centricity. "The dragon...
  • The trouble with parking at state parks

    The trouble with parking at state parks
    The California state parks system is pretty clueless about parking -- which, strange to say, is kind of an important issue for it these days because it's how we pay to get in and how it gets a lot of its money. Much of the time, at many of the parks,...
  • Outlaw Run tops hottest new attractions at U.S. theme parks

    Outlaw Run tops hottest new attractions at U.S. theme parks
    I've visited many theme parks in the United States over the last few years as the theme park blogger for The Times' Travel website, but this summer's crop of rides already has me updating my bucket list. Here's a look at some of the biggest new roller...