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SeaWorld cuts 350 jobs

Layoffs occurring mostly at the corporate headquarters in Orlando, as well as the Orlando and San Diego parks.

Disney will work Star Wars: The Last Jedi into its Star Tours attractions this fall

The motion simulator rides will begin seeing the updates in mid-November.

Worlds of Fun retiring classic rotor amusement ride

The ride opened with the park in 1973.

Walt Disney World resorts start pilot program to allow dogs

Four resorts allow dogs for an extra fee and some pet perks.

Merlin stock down 20% on earnings warning

The company said weather and the terror attacks in Europe negatively affected business.

Theme parks adding adult options to Halloween events

VIP offerings, along with food and beverage, added to entice benefit oriented guests.

Merlin says it's not talking to SeaWorld, Parques Reunidos the latest rumored suitor

A previous report suggested that Merlin was looking to buy some or all of SeaWorld Entertainment.

Universal Studios Hollywood adds Will and Grace set to VIP experience

NBC has ordered two seasons of episodes of the rebooted series.

Dreamland exits administration after successful year

The park had a successful summer and has an agreement with creditors.

Administrative judge says Universal Orlando discriminated against man in motorized wheel chair

The theme park has rules banning electric motorized chairs in queues.

Epcot construction projects underway, mostly hidden from view

From Ratatouille to Guardians of The Galaxy, new attraction builds have begun.

CalArts offering new degree program in theme park attraction design

The program will primarily be taught by current and past industry workers.

Merlin reportedly considering purchase of SeaWorld Entertainment

Source indicates they seek a partial purchase of the company.

Orlando pro soccer players kicked out of Epcot

Players from Orlando Pride and Orlando City were escorted from the park.

Zimmerman to succeed Ouimet as CEO of Cedar Fair in 2018

The company announced the planned succession in a press release.

Fact check: Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom can't be disassembled in a hurricane

The long standing urban myth, laid to rest.

Cedar Fair exec says 2017 has been challenging

Labor costs are less of an issue than finding the labor, COO Richard Zimmerman says.

Nine people arrested at Six Flags Great America, three sent to hospital, in apparent "mob action"

Incident appears to be the result of line jumping.

Knott's Scary Farm has a haunt themed to an abandoned amusement attraction

“How have we not done this already?”

Give Kids The World fundraiser could land you in Cinderella Castle for a night

Donations made through Oct. 13 eligible for entry to win the night stay.

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