Amusement and theme parks

FILE - This May 14, 2014 file photo shows Joy Behar in New York. Behar says she’s going to skip her co-hosting duties on “The View” next week and stay home amid growing concerns over the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 13, 2020 - 9:06 pm
Some of the few entertainment entities that remained open and fully functioning were shutting down like much of the rest of the world on Friday, a day after institutions from Broadway to Disneyland closed their doors, TV shows including “The Price Is Right” halted production, and movie release...
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Customers are turned away from a ticket booth in Times Square, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will announce new restrictions on gatherings to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in the coming days. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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March 12, 2020 - 10:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, canceling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and scuttling concert tours until it's safe to welcome crowds back. To accommodate calls for social...
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Shoppers wait in a line stretching outside of a Trader Joe's supermarket, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will announce new restrictions on gatherings to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in the coming days, but he hopes to avoid closing all public events such as Broadway shows. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 12, 2020 - 7:24 pm
The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all of its worship services globally because of the spread of the new coronavirus. The decision was made hours after Utah's governor recommended limiting group gatherings in the state to no...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, attendees try out a roller coaster where the cars spin and turn on display at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions convention in Orlando, Fla. Orlando is the nation's most visited tourist destination, bringing vast numbers of people from around the globe to its major theme parks, which also include Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando. The city attracted 75 million visitors in 2018. But it's also at least 65 miles (105 kilometers) from the nearest coronavirus case. Though some convention business has canceled because of concerns, individual leisure travel hasn't been affected, local officials said. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
March 09, 2020 - 1:37 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's busy spring break season kicked off this month, coronavirus czar Vice President Mike Pence addressed something that's been on the mind of tens of thousands of families preparing to travel to theme parks: Is it safe? Over the weekend, Pence stressed it was safe for...
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A man wearing face mask walks at the Yaba Mainland hospital where an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on Tuesday from Milan on a business trip, the first case of the COVID-19 virus is being treated in Lagos Nigeria Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Nigeria's health authorities have reported the country's first case of a new coronavirus in Lagos, the first confirmed appearance of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
February 28, 2020 - 5:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — Amusement parks, sporting events, religious gatherings, reality TV shows, even schools. More and more of daily life in a growing swath of the world is being affected by the new coronavirus. And that's messing with global financial markets as basic business, trade and tourism suffers...
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A person stands knee-deep in water aboard a Jungle Cruise boat after the vessel took on water, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The boat was evacuated and no one was hurt. (Matthew Vince via AP)
February 28, 2020 - 12:14 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A boat filled with guests at Walt Disney World had to be evacuated Thursday after it took on water. No one was hurt, and the passengers aboard the Jungle Cruise boat got off the vessel safely after firefighters from the resort's private government were called to the scene,...
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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)
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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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