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    All four theme parks at Walt Disney World will start scaling back their hours of operation in September. Starting on Tuesday, September 8th, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom will all close an hour early, while Epcot will close two hours early. The new park hours can be viewed on Disney World’s...
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Starting in September, Disney World will shorten its operating hours.Animal Kingdom will now close at 5 p.m., Magic Kingdom at 6 p.m., and Epcot and Hollywood Studios will stay open until 7 p.m.The parks began a phased reopening in July with new rules that include mandatory masks and physical distancing.RELATED: Disney World...
    Open or not, going to Disneyland or Disney World is still up to the parents. Theme parks across the country are starting to reopen, while others are still gathering data and formulating plans to keep guests safe and healthy. Based on a new survey, not all parents are ready for the park to reopen. ...
    Knott’s Berry Farm last week felt more like a national park than a theme park. Reopening for a Knott’s-designed food event dubbed Taste of Calico, the park‘s famed ghost town was clear for roaming on an early Friday afternoon. And though there was an air of trepidation among the guests seeking boysenberry-fueled delectables, maintaining at...
    The pent-up demand that Disney, Six Flags and other theme park operators expected after COVID-19 threatened to cancel their summer seasons hasn’t materialized as surges in coronavirus cases across the U.S. have kept visitors at home. Quarterly reports from Disney, Universal, Six Flags, SeaWorld and Cedar Fair paint a grim picture of the theme park...
    BURBANK, Calif. — (AP) Walt Disney Co. reported that its net income plummeted dramatically in the three-month period that ended in June when it most of its theme parks were shuttered and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Still, its bottom-line results were better than analysts expected, although its revenue missed expectations. Disney has soared to...
    By Munsif Vengattil and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Aug 4 (.) – Walt Disney Co reported financial results on Tuesday that were not as disastrous as some investors feared, achieving adjusted profit amid a pandemic that caused the closure of parks, movie theaters and sporting events worldwide. world. Disney’s quarterly net profit of 8 cents...
    BURBANK (CBSLA) — The Walt Disney Co. reported sharp year-over-year third-quarter revenue drops Tuesday, due in part to pandemic-related closures of its theme parks. An employee cleans the grounds behind the closed gates of Disneyland Park on the first day of the closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim as fear...
    By Munsif Vengattil and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Aug 4 (.) – Walt Disney Co reported financial results on Tuesday that were not as disastrous as some investors feared, achieving adjusted profit amid a pandemic that caused the closure of parks, movie theaters and sporting events worldwide. world. Disney’s quarterly net profit of 8 cents...
    Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Experiences, stands for a photograph at an unveiling event of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney Co.'s Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Disney is set to report earnings for its third quarter...
    ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – Another round of layoffs at Universal Orlando. In an email on Monday, Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said the Florida theme park resort was reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs.” Universal has put the construction of a new theme park, Epic Universe, on pause because of the pandemic. Comcast,...
    Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost two months after reopening, Universal Orlando is laying off an undisclosed number of workers. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said in an email Monday that the Florida theme park resort was reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs." Universal has put the construction of a new theme...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost two months after reopening, Universal Orlando is laying off an undisclosed number of workers. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said in an email Monday that the Florida theme park resort was reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs.” Universal has put the construction of a new theme park, Epic...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY HELEN COSTER AND LISA RICHWINE For Walt Disney Co , the ability to sell “Frozen”-themed water bottles at the Magic Kingdom theme park while selling ads during the NBA playoffs has historically been its greatest...
    Months of closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic have forced California theme parks to find creative ways to reopen without one key ingredient: rides. California theme parks are returning with innovative solutions like zoo exhibits, food festivals, walk-through installations, shopping esplanades and possibly even haunted events while roller coasters, parades, fireworks and other activities that draw...
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    THE best theme parks in the UK have been revealed - with one even being voted one of the best in the world. According to the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, Paultons Park has been named the best amusement park in the country. 10Paultons Park is the best UK theme park - and 10th best...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attendance at Disney theme parks was flat last year as it limited the number of people allowed in to improve the experience and faced tourism disruptions in Hong Kong, while visits jumped at Universal parks, driven by Harry Potter-themed rides, according to a new report released this month. The report by...
    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attendance at Disney theme parks was flat last year as it limited the number of people allowed in to improve the experience and faced tourism disruptions in Hong Kong, while visits jumped at Universal parks, driven by Harry Potter-themed rides, according to a new report released...
    Following the theme of 2020 and numerous canceled events, Universal announced Friday that its major tourist attractor, Halloween Horror Nights, will not be happening this year. According to a news release, Universal Orlando Resort will be focusing exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to face ongoing business restrictions...
    ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – State health officials are not seeing any COVID-19 cases associated with the reopening of the theme parks in the Orlando area. Walt Disney World opened its parks earlier this month, while Universal Orlando and SeaWorld reopened in June. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Orange County public health officials are...
    Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's hard to scare the bejesus out of someone in a haunted house while socially distancing, which may explain the decision by Universal to cancel its Halloween Horror Nights this year at its U.S. theme parks. The company said Friday it wouldn't be hosting the celebration of all things...
    If you're planning to visit Walt Dinsey World or Downtown Disney, mask requirements are getting slightly more strict.Both the Florida theme park and California shopping district reopened earlier this month but visitors can no longer wear neck gaiters and bandanas. Masks must fit comfortably but snugly against the side of the face and should be...
    Halloween Horror Nights, a hugely-popular special-ticket event at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, has been canceled, The Orlando Sentinel reported. The after-hours event is the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit the theme park and tourism industries particularly hard. Halloween Horror Nights (or “HHN” as it’s known in the theme-park...
    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween Horror Nights has been officially canceled. This is the first time in 30 years that the event will not go as planned Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood made the decision and indicated in a network post that the iconic event will return. Universal Orlando...
    A general view of the atmosphere during Halloween Horror Nights opening at Universal Orlando Resort on September 14, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.Gerardo Mora | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Halloween Horror Nights won't be coming to Universal's parks this year.  On Friday, the theme park, which has locations in California and Florida, announced that...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities found a 9-year-old boy unresponsive on a thrill water ride at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay less than two weeks after the theme park reopened following a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The child was taken to a hospital for treatment on June 14 and was released the next day,...
    ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — A 9-year-old boy was found unresponsive on a water thrill ride at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay a couple of weeks after the theme park reopened after a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The child was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released the following day, Universal spokesman Tom Schroder...
    Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities found a 9-year-old boy unresponsive on a thrill water ride at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay a couple of weeks after the theme park reopened after a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The child was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released the following day, Universal...
    The axe is about to fall at media large NBCUniversal to offset losses introduced on by the coronavirus pandemic, The Publish has realized. The New York-based broadcaster, residence to “This Is Us” and “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon,” is getting ready broad-based layoffs that may hit its community workers particularly arduous, sources mentioned....
    ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – For the first time since mid-March, all four of Disney World Orlando’s theme parks are open. Despite surging coronavirus cases statewide, Epcot and Hollywood Studios reopened Wednesday, joining Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, which opened Saturday. The parks are operating at reduced capacity and social distancing protocols are in place. Guests must...
    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Days after reopening two theme parks amid a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida, Walt Disney World on Wednesday welcomed back visitors to two more theme parks that had been shuttered since March because of the new coronavirus. The Florida theme park resort reopened Epcot and...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Days after reopening two theme parks amid a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida, Walt Disney World on Wednesday welcomed back visitors to two more theme parks that had been shuttered since March because of the new coronavirus. The Florida theme park resort reopened Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, completing a...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Days after reopening two theme parks amid a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida, Walt Disney World on Wednesday welcomed back visitors to two more theme parks that had been shuttered since March because of the new coronavirus. The Florida theme park resort reopened Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, completing a...
    People visit Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Saturday. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images As Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom opened for the first time since March on Saturday, Walt Disney World released a reopening advertisement on social media. In the video, masked employees are seen preparing the parks and cleaning...
    A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020.Tyrone Siu | REUTERS Hong Kong Disneyland will once again shutter its gates after the country reported a spike of new coronavirus cases.  The park had reopened less than a...
    Miami, Jul 11 ​​(EFE) .- The magic of Disney and characters like Mickey Mouse and Jack Sparrow shines again in Florida this Saturday with the reopening of two of Orlando’s theme parks, although it is overshadowed by the growing threat of COVID-19. Under strict security measures the doors of the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom...
    The love for Disney Parks is common! Celebrities are simply as obsessive about Disney World and Disneyland as anybody else, as evidenced by their professions and visits to the theme parks. “I grew up in Orange County, so I grew up going to Disneyland on a regular basis,” Milo Ventimiglia defined throughout a February...
    While universally beloved and an innovative feat when it first came out, Jurassic Park was also a film clearly ahead of its time. We’re almost constantly on the edge about the potential of bringing dinosaurs back to life—something that the Jurassic Park franchise showed us is an absolutely terrible idea—but it also seemed to uncannily...
    VIDEO3:0603:06Disney still a buy as Florida theme park reopens: TradersTrading Nation Disney is facing a double-edged sword. Shares of the entertainment giant climbed Friday as the company prepared to reopen parts of its Disney World theme park in Florida. Public concern has grown around the reopening, which is scheduled for Saturday, as coronavirus cases in...
    Annual passholders have been exploring the reopened Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks at Walt Disney World ahead of the general public being let loose inside on Saturday. And they've been revealing what the experience is like with the new coronavirus rules in place...    Socially distant car parking Annual passholders have been exploring...
    My father, Irving Kaufman (1910 – 1982), was a professional photographer who started in Brooklyn in the mid 1930s working for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. He captured thousands of images of Brooklyn through the 1950s. I have recently digitized a great many of them. My father’s profile can be found here. This week’s theme: This...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Downtown Disney reopened on Thursday - but fans will have to wait longer before they can enjoy the full Disneyland theme park.After months of closure, some people lined up as early as 5 a.m. for the outdoor shopping district's 10 a.m. opening.For some, it was about being able to buy Disney...