Amusement and theme parks

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney officials said Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, that the iconic Cinderella Castle would be renovated over the next several months. The most noticeable changes will be the addition of gold trim to most of the castle and the darkening of the blue hue on the castle's turrets. Work on the castle will last through the summer. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
February 18, 2020 - 2:13 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even Cinderella needs an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Disney officials said Monday that the iconic Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida would be renovated over the next several months. The most noticeable changes will be the addition of gold trim to most of...
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FILE - This Friday, March 17, 2019 file photo shows the main entrance to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are "very relieved' to be quarantined at March Air Reserve Base, a military base in Southern California for two weeks, one of them said Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
January 31, 2020 - 10:53 pm
RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are "very relieved' to be quarantined at a military base in Southern California for two weeks, one of them said Friday. “All of us really want to stay here and make sure we’re all medically clear and the...
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Sabrina Piliero, with World Ice Events, practices on the rink at the American Dream mega entertainment and shopping complex in East Rutherford, N.J., Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. After endless fits and starts and billions of dollars spent, American Dream is officially opening its doors to the public as the second largest mall in the country, and third largest in North America. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 25, 2019 - 5:08 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — More than two decades ago when a mega entertainment and shopping complex was being conceived on a vast swath of swamp land in New Jersey, the iPhone didn't exist, Amazon was only selling books online and malls were where you went for all your shopping needs. Now, after...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, cars wind their way down Lombard Street in San Francisco. Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famed crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco. California lawmakers approved a bill Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, granting San Francisco the power to establish a toll and reservation system for Lombard Street. The bill still needs Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has suggested $5 per car weekdays and $10 weekends and holidays. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 06, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famous crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco. California lawmakers approved a bill Thursday granting San Francisco the power to establish a toll and reservation system for Lombard Street. The...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, park visitors walk near the entrance to the Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run ride during a preview of the Star Wars themed land, Galaxy's Edge in Hollywood Studios at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Anticipated to make landfall in Florida early next week, Hurricane Dorian couldn’t come at a more inopportune time for Disney World, which on any given day can host more than 300,000 visitors. The theme park just opened its most anticipated land in decades: “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 30, 2019 - 12:21 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Force is strong with Disney and Star Wars, but it may be no match for Hurricane Dorian. Expected to make landfall in Florida early next week, Dorian couldn't come at a more inopportune time for Walt Disney World: It just opened "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge," its most...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. A teenage girl traveling from New Zealand to Southern California this month was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland and a nearby hotel, health officials said Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 24, 2019 - 3:07 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week brought along more than just her luggage. She brought measles. Public health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties issued a warning Friday that people may have been...
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Donald Trump Jr., right, son of U.S. President Donald Trump, and Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) Group President and CEO Hary Tanoesoedibjo give thumb up sign as they pose for photographers during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. U.S. President Trump's son and his Indonesian business partner say a theme park that also features a Trump hotel and condos will no longer have Chinese financing. (AP Photo/Fadlan Syam)
August 13, 2019 - 8:05 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's son and his Indonesian business partner said Tuesday that a theme park that also features a Trump hotel and condos will no longer have Chinese financing. In a move that alarmed Trump critics, MNC Land, the Indonesian company that is developing...
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Tom Williams, Chairman & CEO Universal Parks & Resorts, answers questions during a press conference at the Orange county Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Universal Orlando officials announced that the resort is doubling in size with plans for a fourth theme park. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 4:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the resort is doubling in size with plans for an "epic" fourth theme park, but they offered almost no information on when the new park will open, what it will hold or how much they are spending. The secretive nature of the new park...
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Fireworks seen from the Lincoln Memorial explode over the Potomac River for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 04, 2019 - 11:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The national holiday to mark America's birth as a country has been filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and, of course, fireworks. Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, New York and other places around the country are holding massive celebrations with big name artists like...
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July 03, 2019 - 5:08 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai firm will pay $7.5 million to Six Flags after abandoning plans to build a version of the U.S. amusement park in the United Arab Emirates amid a slowdown in the economy. DXB Entertainments, which runs Dubai Parks & Resorts, said Tuesday it agreed with...
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