Amusement and theme parks

April 18, 2018 - 7:13 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi will open a $1 billion indoor Warner Bros. amusement park this July. Officials made the announcement on Wednesday at the Warner Bros. World park. It was built by the Abu Dhabi government-owned Miral Asset Management and encompasses 1.65 million...
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In this image from video provided by Eric Frowley with Burbank Firefighters Local 778 a a car rides a wave of water, mud and rocks down a street in Burbank Calif., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The driver of the car, Desionne Franklin, made it through the ordeal safely with his girlfriend. (Eric Frowley/Burbank Firefighters Local 778 via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A driver who rode a wave of muddy water down a twisting street in his car during a Southern California flood said he is lucky to be alive. "I just got pushed down the side of a hill by a wall of water and mud," Desionne Franklin said in an Instagram video after Tuesday's...
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File - In this July 14, 2017, file photo, Caryn Saeger, 28, of Delta, Ohio, and her 2-year-old daughter Chloe explore Meow Wolf's mazelike exhibition space in Santa Fe, N.M. Creators of a popular immersive art entertainment project in Santa Fe, are expanding to a major metropolitan market with plans for an interactive exhibit and music venue on a wedge of highway-side property in an industrial stretch of downtown Denver. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
January 04, 2018 - 5:13 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Creators of a popular immersive art entertainment project in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday announced a push into a major metropolitan market with plans for an interactive exhibit and music venue in downtown Denver. The for-profit arts company Meow Wolf said it will launch...
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In this photo provided by Dan Greenspan, Disneyland park workers stop people from approaching the entrance as the turnstiles are roped off at the entrance of the park in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Power has been largely restored at Disneyland after an outage at the Southern California theme park forced some guests to be escorted off stopped rides. (Dan Greenspan via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 11:04 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Power was fully restored at Disneyland on Wednesday after an outage at the California theme park forced some guests to be escorted from stalled rides. A transformer problem caused the late-morning outage in Toontown and Fantasyland, affecting 12 rides, park spokeswoman Suzi...
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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley takes questions during a Rose Bowl news conference Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. Oklahoma plays Georgia in the New Year's Day game, in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 8:47 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Baker Mayfield skipped the trip to Disneyland on Wednesday with his Oklahoma teammates because he was not feeling well. Mayfield was at practice , but coach Lincoln Riley said it was decided Heisman Trophy winning quarterback would be better off not going to the amusement...
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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley takes questions during a Rose Bowl news conference Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. Oklahoma plays Georgia in the New Year's Day game, in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 8:04 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At 6-foot-8 and 345 pounds, Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown isn't exactly built for Disneyland. While the No. 2 Sooners and No. 3 Georgia enjoyed the various rides at the resort's two theme parks Wednesday, "You won't catch me on one," Brown said. It's an approach...
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December 16, 2017 - 12:46 pm
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia theme park is offering guests a free ticket if they eat a cricket. The giveaway may bug some people. But Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta was giving away T-shirts and free admission Saturday to the first 100 guests to gobble up a roasted cricket. The challenge...
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December 05, 2017 - 2:35 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Wildlife officials have moved 10 manatees found near a warm water discharge pipe in a South Carolina coastal river back to their more traditional winter home in Florida. SeaWorld officials said veterinarians checked each one of the manatees captured last week near the...
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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. Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency says a dozen cases of the bacterial illness were discovered about three weeks ago. All the patients lived or had spent time in Anaheim and nine had visited Disneyland in September 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 11, 2017 - 1:27 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease. A dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection were discovered about three weeks ago, the Orange County Health Care Agency announced...
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FILE - This file image provided by Lucasfilm shows a scene from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," expected in theaters in December. Disney's $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and "Star Wars" just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, "The Last Jedi" in December 2017 and a Han Solo movie in May 2018, to drive people to theaters. But that's far from the end of the money-making opportunities. (Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm via AP, File)
November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and "Star Wars" just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, "The Last Jedi" in December and a Han Solo movie in May, to drive people to theaters. But that's far from the end of money-...
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