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Taiwanese children self-finance graduation trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven graduating students from an elementary school in central Taiwan have completed a three-day, two-night graduation trip they planned themselves and paid for with money...

Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park is set to open next year at the Legoland Florida Resort, park officials announced Thursday. The new park, based on the pop...

Mickey's flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as...

Fear and love surround Escobar's hippos thriving in Colombia

PUERTO TRIUNFO, Colombia (AP) — Tucked between mountain ranges, the sprawling palace of Pablo Escobar was home to kangaroos, giraffes, elephants and other exotic animals — a private zoo of illegally i...

Super party on for fans in Tampa, even if it's more low-key

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Craig Cathers is decked out like a guy who's ready — totally fired up — for his team to play in the Super Bowl. The 37-year-old native of Plattsburgh, New York, wh...

Disney World's Super Bowl parade is nixed, but ad will air

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney's Super Bowl parade has been nixed, but the filming of the “I'm Going to Disney World" commercial after the big game is still on. Officials at Walt Disney...

Crowds to be reduced by 50% at Taiwan's scenic spots, amusement parks for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tourism Bureau on Wednesday (Feb. 3) announced that amid fears of a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus, it will limit the size of crowds at national scenic s...

Nintendo profits soar as people play games during pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported Monday that its profit for the first three fiscal quarters nearly doubled as people around the world stayed home for the pandemic and turned to playing games. ...

Disney updates Jungle Cruise after insensitivity criticism

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disney parks' rides, is getting a 21st century remodel in yet the latest update to a legacy theme park ride that has been criticized in years pa...

Singer Randy Parton, Dolly Parton's brother, dies at 67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dolly Parton said her brother Randy Parton, who sang and performed with her, as well as at her Dollywood theme park, has died. He was 67. Parton...

Microsoft ousts rivals from CES marquee as show moves online

This week, Microsoft had a big test on its hands — how to help transform the world's biggest gadget show into an online-only event. The choice of Microsoft to power this year's CES a...

Meet the online gadget show, a hall of mirrors to the future

Every January, huge crowds descend on Las Vegas for the CES gadget show, an extravaganza of tech and glitz intended to set the tone for the coming year in consumer technology. CES kicks off this week,...

Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The owner of Dubai’s struggling theme park operator is planning to sell itself to its majority shareholder, the company said in documents filed Sunday with the Dubai...

Legoland theme park in Florida plans expansion, new rides

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — The Legoland theme park in Florida is planning an expansion next year including new rides, according to plans filed with the city nearest the attraction. Th...

Universal Studios Japan to open Super Nintendo World area on Feb. 4

Universal Studios Japan will open its new Nintendo themed area on Feb. 4, the Osaka-based theme park said on Monday, after pushing back the opening from the summer due to the coronavirus outbreak. ...