Amusement and theme parks

In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's so far largely been framed by Netflix: stuff I want to watch, when I want it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another...
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In this May 9, 2017, photo, Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale, works with trainer Jeff Pawloski at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The former U.S. Navy research whale that has contributed to groundbreaking science for the past 30 years is again making waves after being sold to the marine amusement park in Hawaii. Animal-rights activists say Kina deserves a peaceful retirement in an ocean-based refuge, but is instead being traumatized by confinement in concrete tanks. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
August 08, 2017 - 1:51 pm
WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life. She went from the open ocean off Japan, to a Hong Kong amusement park, to a classified U.S. Navy program, to a Hawaii research lab. Along the way, studies using the...
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In this May 9, 2017, photo, Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale, works with trainer Jeff Pawloski at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The former U.S. Navy research whale that has contributed to groundbreaking science for the past 30 years is again making waves after being sold to the marine amusement park in Hawaii. Animal-rights activists say Kina deserves a peaceful retirement in an ocean-based refuge, but is instead being traumatized by confinement in concrete tanks. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
August 08, 2017 - 4:39 am
WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life. She went from the open ocean off Japan, to a Hong Kong amusement park, to a classified U.S. Navy program, to a Hawaii research lab. Along the way, studies using the...
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In this May 9, 2017, photo, Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale, works with trainer Jeff Pawloski at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The former U.S. Navy research whale that has contributed to groundbreaking science for the past 30 years is again making waves after being sold to the marine amusement park in Hawaii. Animal-rights activists say Kina deserves a peaceful retirement in an ocean-based refuge, but is instead being traumatized by confinement in concrete tanks. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
August 08, 2017 - 4:26 am
WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life. She went from the open ocean off Japan, to a Hong Kong amusement park, to a classified U.S. Navy program, to a Hawaii research lab. Along the way, studies using the...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2005 file photo, Martin “Marty” Sklar, Imagineering Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive, poses in front of a picture of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Sklar, one of the central figures behind Disney’s theme parks around the world, has died. Sklar had a role in the opening of every Disney park, starting with the original Disneyland in 1955. A Disney statement said he died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 28, 2017 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin A. "Marty" Sklar, a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company's theme parks around the world, has died. Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown confirmed Sklar's death for The Associated Press. He died Thursday at his...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2005 file photo, Martin “Marty” Sklar, Imagineering Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive, poses in front of a picture of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Sklar, one of the central figures behind Disney’s theme parks around the world, has died. Sklar had a role in the opening of every Disney park, starting with the original Disneyland in 1955. A Disney statement said he died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 28, 2017 - 2:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin A. "Marty" Sklar, a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company's theme parks around the world, has died. Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown confirmed Sklar's death for The Associated Press. A company statement says he...
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July 20, 2017 - 5:43 am
FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Indian tribe best known for its Alabama casinos is opening the largest amusement park on the northern Gulf Coast as it diversifies its businesses from gambling into family entertainment. The Park at OWA , with a roller coast and 20 other rides plus shopping, restaurants, a...
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July 20, 2017 - 5:41 am
FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama Indian tribe is opening the largest amusement park on the northern Gulf Coast. The Park at OWA opens Friday in Foley, Alabama, just north of the tourist towns of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. The park is owned by the Poarch Band of Creeks and named for a Muscogee Creek...
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Sweden's Henrik Stenson signs autographs after a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 19, 2017 - 1:40 pm
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — The British Open is not only golf's longest running major championship, it's also the most quirky. Simply put, it's like nothing you'll see any other week in the largely cookie cutter world of tournament golf. Not to worry, for those tuning in and wondering what they're...
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