March 3, 2011 |
Movie stars, TV actors, rock singers, fashion models and professional athletes need a vacation just like everybody else. But when you're more famous than Mickey Mouse, it's not as easy to blend in with the crowd -- even at Disney World. Photos : See celebrities at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom To navigate the vast resort and avoid hassles from overzealous fans, celebrities trade front-of-the-line VIP treatment from Disney World for a few snapshots inside the Orlando theme parks that show up in celebrity magazines and on entertainment shows.
November 14, 2010
Walt Disney World Resort ticket prices Four parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom One day, one park: ages 3 to 9, $74; 10 and older, $82 One-day Park Hopper: $128/$136 Two-day Park Hopper: $200/$216 Four-day Park Hopper: $263/$286 Seven-day Park Hopper: $278/$301 Park Hopper tickets allow visits to multiple parks per day. Other ticket options, hotel packages, meal plans and annual passes...
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August 17, 2010 |
Harrison "Buzz" Price, an engineer turned theme-park strategist whose research led Walt Disney to place Magic Kingdoms in Anaheim and Orlando, has died. He was 89. Price died Sunday of chronic anemia at Mt. San Antonio Gardens' hospice in Pomona, his family said. He "was as much responsible for the success of the Walt Disney Co. as anybody except Walt Disney himself," Michael Eisner, former chief executive of the company, said in a statement. After Disney turned to Price in 1953 for advice on where to build his first theme park, the engineer analyzed population trends, land prices, accessibility and climate — and zeroed in on a 160-acre orange grove in Anaheim.
May 31, 2009 |
When the last horn finally sounded Saturday night, the Orlando Magic and its fans partied like it was 1995. The sellout crowd inside Amway Arena roared. White, blue and silver confetti fell from the ceiling. The Magic had closed out the Eastern Conference finals in six games and ended Madison Avenue's dreams of a Kobe Bryant-LeBron James championship matchup. Kobe versus Dwight will have to do.
December 17, 2007 |
Some Broadway stars cut their teeth in regional theater, or in off-off Broadway shows. But Eden Espinosa, who stars as Elphaba, Wicked Witch of the West -- a.k.a. the "Green Girl" -- in "Wicked," at the Pantages Theatre, got her start doing shows at Disneyland. This is off-Broadway -- way off Broadway.
March 22, 2007 |
Ocean Odyssey BBC Video $19.98 For the family (too intense for young children) www.bbcamerica.com The life of a sperm whale is told through a masterful mix of live action and CGI effects that plunge viewers into ocean depths barely explored by humankind. There are mountains taller than Everest, abysses deeper than the Grand Canyon, erupting volcanoes, absolute darkness, titanic storms and deadly adversaries.