Theme park operators

In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 photo, Jessica Armesto holds her one-year-old daughter, Mila's, at their home in Miami. Jessica was hoping that Mila could meet a real-life Minnie Mouse at Disney World before Hurricane Dorian derailed her plans. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Dorian could hit the Florida coast over the weekend as a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Marcus Lim)
August 30, 2019 - 9:05 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Force is strong with Disney and Star Wars, but it may be no match for Hurricane Dorian. Expected to make landfall in Florida early next week, Dorian couldn't come at a more inopportune time for Walt Disney World: It just opened "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge," its most...
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Tom Williams, Chairman & CEO Universal Parks & Resorts, answers questions during a press conference at the Orange county Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Universal Orlando officials announced that the resort is doubling in size with plans for a fourth theme park. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 1:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the resort is doubling in size with plans for an "epic" fourth theme park, but they offered almost no information on when the new park will open, what it will hold or how much they are spending. The secretive nature of the new park...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 file photo, Dubai Parks & Resorts celebrates it's opening ceremony with fireworks in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai firm DXB Entertainments said Tuesday July 3, 2019, it will pay $7.5 million to Six Flags after abandoning plans to build a version of the U.S. amusement park in the emirates amid a slowdown in the economy. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 03, 2019 - 3:04 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai firm said Tuesday it will pay $7.5 million to Six Flags after abandoning plans to build a version of the U.S. amusement park in the United Arab Emirates amid a slowdown in the economy. DXB Entertainments, which runs Dubai Parks & Resorts, said it...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2018 file photo, the newest attraction at Legoland in Windsor, England, shows a depiction of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle. A group of investors that includes the owners of toy maker Lego is buying Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland. Merlin said Friday June 28, 2019, it accepted the deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 28, 2019 - 5:49 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The owners of toy maker Lego are teaming up with a group of investors to buy Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland and the Madame Tussauds wax museums. Kirkbi Invest said Friday it is joining forces with private equity firm...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:40 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016. The Kansas City Star reports that Wyandotte County Judge Robert Burns found Friday that state prosecutors showed...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, riders are propelled by jets of water as they go over a hump while riding a water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kan. Testimony has concluded in the trial of two maintenance workers at the water park who are accused of deliberately misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on the waterslide. Deliberations will begin Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 after closing arguments are made in the case against David Hughes and John Zalsman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 18, 2018 - 1:12 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while riding what was billed as the world's tallest waterslide in 2016. David Hughes and John Zalsman were found not guilty of...
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