Amusement And Theme Parks

'IllumiNations' pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcot

Sep 21, 2018

After almost two decades, Walt Disney World is ending the pyrotechnic, light and fireworks show which nightly lights up the sky above its Epcot theme park

Universal to skip Harry Potter fest to build thrill ride

Sep 7, 2018

Universal Orlando Resort says it won't be hosting its annual celebration of all things Harry Potter next year, but don't worry Muggles, it's because the Florida theme park resort is planning a new thrill ride and other Harry Potter experiences

Disney workers approve new contract raising minimum wage

Sep 7, 2018

Thousands of Walt Disney World workers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years

New Illinois roller coaster to reach 78 mph in 2 seconds

Aug 31, 2018

A Chicago-area theme park says it will open a new roller coaster that will accelerate from 0 to 78 miles per hour in less than two seconds

Disney offers 46 percent raises, could use more part-timers

Aug 27, 2018

Disney World's unionized workers vote next week on a proposal to raise starting minimum wages by at least 46 percent over three years to $15 an hour, while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers

Baby elephant joins herd at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Aug 15, 2018

The newest elephant at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has joined the rest of the herd

Kansas GOP primary win 2 years after son's water slide death

Aug 8, 2018

A Kansas state representative who won the Republican primary for secretary of state on the second anniversary of his 10-year-old son's death on a giant water slide says it was a "day full of paradox."

Passengers shaken when brakes fail on pirate ship ride

Aug 2, 2018

Several people became nauseous after brakes failed on a pirate ship ride at an amusement park near Pittsburgh, and crews were unable to stop it for 10 minutes.

'Stranger Things,' other terrors at Universal for Halloween

Jul 31, 2018

Universal Studios' parks in Orlando, Los Angeles and Singapore are bringing Netflix's "Stranger Things" to their Halloween Horror Nights

Disneyland to pay its California workers $15 an hour

Jul 27, 2018

Disneyland has agreed to raise the minimum wage for employees at its California theme park to $15 an hour

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