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December 26, 2004
Florida's mega-theme parks, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando, are bumping up adult admission prices $5. Disney, at Lake Buena Vista, is also revising ticket packages. Universal on Dec. 18 increased its one-day, single-park admission from $54.75 to $59.75, plus tax, for adults, and from $44.95 to $48 for children ages 3 to 9; kids younger than 3 are still admitted free. Disney will match those prices Jan. 2. It was Universal's third increase this year.
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February 1, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
In this week's episode of "The Real Princesses of Disneyland," Aladdin has his eye on Sleeping Beauty, Ariel calls Cinderella an old hag and Snow White is jealous of Tiana's new line of designer tiaras. The new Fantasy Faire enchanted village opening at Disneyland on March 12 will bring together all the Disney princesses -- old and new -- under one roof in what sounds like an ABC reality show waiting to happen. What do you get when hot-headed Merida, bookworm Belle, stubborn-minded Jasmine, free-spirited Pocahontas and fair-haired Rapunzel move into their "enchanting new home for the princesses" at Disneyland?
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BUSINESS
September 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
The price for an adult single-day ticket to any of Disney's four central Florida theme parks was raised $2 on Sunday to $50 before taxes, making the parks the area's most expensive by a nickel. The increase was timed for the end of the summer vacation season, said Disney spokesman Rick Sylvain. The company also is raising the price of multiday passes but said it will offer a discount to visitors who purchase them in advance.
NEWS
March 22, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Legoland Florida recently received the first shipment of 32 Lego models for the kiddie theme park, which is scheduled to open in October at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World. Photos : Ride-by-ride preview of Legoland Florida Built in Europe, the handmade Lego models include a 40,000-brick blacksmith destined for the Castle Hill area of the park, a wizard designed for the indoor section of the Dragon roller coaster, an axe-wielding knight, a howling wolf and a snoring grandfather sitting on a park bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. has banned all tobacco sales at Disneyland and its four Florida theme parks in a likely precursor to outlawing smoking at the parks except in a few designated areas. The Burbank-based entertainment giant, which operated a tobacco shop at Disneyland until 1990, has gradually tightened restrictions in recent years as public tolerance of smoking has declined.
TRAVEL
January 16, 2000 | TIME STAFF AND WIRES
Is it our imagination, or are theme parks raising their prices more often? There used to be annual raises, as we recall, but last week Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure park in Orlando increased the price of daily tickets for the second time in 7 1/2 months. Tickets now cost $46 ($48.76 with tax) for adults and $37 ($39.22 with tax) for children ages 3 to 9, an increase of $2.
NEWS
February 1, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
In this week's episode of "The Real Princesses of Disneyland," Aladdin has his eye on Sleeping Beauty, Ariel calls Cinderella an old hag and Snow White is jealous of Tiana's new line of designer tiaras. The new Fantasy Faire enchanted village opening at Disneyland on March 12 will bring together all the Disney princesses -- old and new -- under one roof in what sounds like an ABC reality show waiting to happen. What do you get when hot-headed Merida, bookworm Belle, stubborn-minded Jasmine, free-spirited Pocahontas and fair-haired Rapunzel move into their "enchanting new home for the princesses" at Disneyland?
NEWS
October 10, 1998 | From Reuters
Residents of Key West's controversial Houseboat Row, battling for their community's survival even before they were battered by Hurricane Georges last month, were told by state officials Friday that they have five days to move their homes and personal property. The notices sparked fury among the 26 houseboat owners who have waged a long battle with city and state officials to remain docked in state-owned waters along a Key West sea wall.
NEWS
December 1, 2010 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
With 14 rides, including eight roller coasters, the proposed Orlando Thrill Park hopes to cater to enthusiasts underserved by Florida's theme parks. Photo gallery : View the 14 proposed Orlando Thrill Park rides Scheduled to open in summer 2013, the proposed amusement park would include rides from several manufacturers, including Intamin , Vekoma , Chance Morgan , Mack , S&S Power , U.S. ThrillRides and Mondial , according to Chuck Bell, spokesman for the Orlando Thrill Park.
NEWS
November 9, 2010 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Legoland Florida will open in October 2011 with 50 rides, attractions and shows at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World . In many ways, Legoland Florida will be similar to Legoland California in Carlsbad, which in turn is similar to other Legoland parks around the world: a kiddie theme park divided into lands based on adventure, exploration, imagination and, of course, Legos....
NATIONAL
January 24, 2010 | By Jeannette Rivera-Lyles
A 12-foot green anaconda has been captured at a Florida park, where it apparently had been feasting on waterfowl for months. The giant snake, a native of the Amazon, was spotted and captured Jan. 13 at East Lake Fish Camp by an Osceola County sheriff's mounted patrol unit. Toni Englert, who keeps horses at the park's stable, witnessed the capture. "The officers called me over and said, 'Toni, I think we know what happened to the ducks,' " Englert said. Englert had pointed out to deputies, who train at the park, that the ducks and geese were disappearing.
TRAVEL
December 26, 2004
Florida's mega-theme parks, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando, are bumping up adult admission prices $5. Disney, at Lake Buena Vista, is also revising ticket packages. Universal on Dec. 18 increased its one-day, single-park admission from $54.75 to $59.75, plus tax, for adults, and from $44.95 to $48 for children ages 3 to 9; kids younger than 3 are still admitted free. Disney will match those prices Jan. 2. It was Universal's third increase this year.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
The price for an adult single-day ticket to any of Disney's four central Florida theme parks was raised $2 on Sunday to $50 before taxes, making the parks the area's most expensive by a nickel. The increase was timed for the end of the summer vacation season, said Disney spokesman Rick Sylvain. The company also is raising the price of multiday passes but said it will offer a discount to visitors who purchase them in advance.
TRAVEL
January 14, 2001
Here's a milestone that beleaguered family budgets could do without: Admission to the major Florida theme parks has passed the $50 mark. As of last week, Disney World, Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Adventure Park and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay had raised their one-day adult admission by about $2 to either $47.95 or $48, plus tax. That's $50.83 to $51.18, with tax added (depending on the locality). Children 9 and younger break the $40 barrier when tax is added.
NATIONAL
January 24, 2010 | By Jeannette Rivera-Lyles
A 12-foot green anaconda has been captured at a Florida park, where it apparently had been feasting on waterfowl for months. The giant snake, a native of the Amazon, was spotted and captured Jan. 13 at East Lake Fish Camp by an Osceola County sheriff's mounted patrol unit. Toni Englert, who keeps horses at the park's stable, witnessed the capture. "The officers called me over and said, 'Toni, I think we know what happened to the ducks,' " Englert said. Englert had pointed out to deputies, who train at the park, that the ducks and geese were disappearing.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1990 | From United Press International
Universal Studios Florida, with three of four blockbuster attractions still not working properly, backed away today from its projection of 5 million to 6 million in annual attendance. Because of major design and maintenance problems, the park this week closed its Jaws attraction for repairs at least until the end of the year, park President Steven Lew said. "It certainly will have an effect on our attendance. To what extent is unknown at this time," Lew said.
TRAVEL
January 16, 2000 | TIME STAFF AND WIRES
Is it our imagination, or are theme parks raising their prices more often? There used to be annual raises, as we recall, but last week Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure park in Orlando increased the price of daily tickets for the second time in 7 1/2 months. Tickets now cost $46 ($48.76 with tax) for adults and $37 ($39.22 with tax) for children ages 3 to 9, an increase of $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. has banned all tobacco sales at Disneyland and its four Florida theme parks in a likely precursor to outlawing smoking at the parks except in a few designated areas. The Burbank-based entertainment giant, which operated a tobacco shop at Disneyland until 1990, has gradually tightened restrictions in recent years as public tolerance of smoking has declined.
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