Tag: Amusement and theme parks

Disneyland opening highlights California’s COVID turnaround

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Four months ago, America‚Äôs most populous state was struggling to combat a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations that packed patients into outdoor...

Tokyo Olympics, IOC push ahead during state of emergency

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TOKYO — Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee pushed ahead Wednesday with plans to open the postponed Tokyo Olympics in just under three...

Philly developer has big plans for Atlantic City’s Showboat

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As it turns out, the $100 million indoor water park that Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein is pursuing at a former...

At Disney World, smiles won’t be hidden for much longer

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ORLANDO, Fla. — At Walt Disney World, the smiles won't have to be hidden for much longer. ...

Sun’s out, surf’s up and California’s reopening more widely

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Cheering fans instead of cardboard cutouts at Dodger Stadium. Screaming thrill-seekers riding the Giant Dipper roller coaster at the Santa...

Zoos, scientists aim to curb people giving virus to animals

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SAN DIEGO — The coughing among the western lowland gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in January was the first warning sign....

Chimpanzees at Czech zoo get screen time amid virus lockdown

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PRAGUE — A zoo in the Czech Republic is trying out a new way for its bored chimpanzees to monkey around during the coronavirus...

Family of boy killed at Disney World urges organ donation

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OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska couple whose 2-year-old son died tragically at Walt Disney World nearly five years ago wants more families to consider...

Lakeland Magic win NBA G League title, beating Delaware

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Devin Cannady scored 22 points and the Lakeland Magic won the NBA G League championship Thursday, beating the Delaware...

Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park is set to open next year at the Legoland Florida Resort, park officials announced...