Amusement and theme parks

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)
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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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This undated artist rendering provided by PGAV Destinations shows a depiction of the new SeaWorld and Sesame Workshop theme park, which is scheduled to open in San Diego in 2021. The new 17-acre Sesame Place park will be adjacent to their Sea World San Diego location. (PGAV Destinations via AP)
October 21, 2019 - 12:44 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There are plenty of sunny days to sweep the clouds away where SeaWorld is opening its next theme park. Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop announced Monday that they are opening the country's second Sesame Place park in San Diego in spring 2021. The first...
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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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Brandon Ennis runs away from waves caused by Hurricane Dorian crashing over the jetty of the Jupiter inlet, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
September 03, 2019 - 4:10 pm
Hurricane Dorian is losing strength as it churns closer to the Florida coast, and that's bringing some cautious relief to the state's big tourism industry. By midday Tuesday, Dorian had been downgraded to a category 2 hurricane, and forecasts were lessening the threat of a direct hit on Florida...
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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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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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July 25, 2019 - 4:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say a person has died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a manmade lake at a water park. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release Wednesday that the infection was caused by the amoeba naturally...
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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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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 file photo, Dubai Parks & Resorts celebrates it's opening ceremony with fireworks in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai firm DXB Entertainments said Tuesday July 3, 2019, it will pay $7.5 million to Six Flags after abandoning plans to build a version of the U.S. amusement park in the emirates amid a slowdown in the economy. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 03, 2019 - 6:04 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai firm said Tuesday it 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 it...
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June 28, 2019 - 5:47 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A group of investors that includes the owners of toy maker Lego is buying Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland. Lego owner Kirkbi Invest joined forces with private equity firm Blackstone and the Canada Pension Plan Investment...
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