In a nearly full outdoor theater, audience members coo and clap as SeaWorld’s youngest sea lions slither on stage where trainers entice them with fresh fish and an orange rubber toy they obediently fetch from the show pool. Nearby, the faint shrieks of people riding the sprawling Manta roller coaster fill the air every time the trains take a 54-foot plunge.Several animal shows and coaster rides later, many of these same visitors will end their Saturday outing by stopping to catch one of the San Diego park’s newer attractions — a summertime Sesame Street parade of whimsical floats, with Elmo and friends dancing their way down the parade route.It was only a few years ago that growing unease over captive killer whales, fueled by the blistering documentary “Blackfish,” made visiting SeaWorld’s marine parks feel like a shameful experience for many. Company revenue and visitation tanked, and there were even rumors of a possible sale.Not today. Last year, … [Read more...] about Can SeaWorld survive against Disney, Harry Potter and PETA?
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Jul 08, 4:23 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 07/08/19 AT 3:06 PM Disney (DIS) has recalled a “Toy Story” plush toy because it may present a choking hazard to young children. The plush toy resembles Forky from the Pixar movie.The recalled plush toy is 11 inches tall and has googly plastic eyes that can detach and cause a child to choke on them. The recall affects about 80,000 toys and another 650 in Canada.The Forky toy has poseable arms, a base, and rainbow screen art on top of its foot and plastic rolling googly eyes. The eyes have three parts to them – a white plastic base, a clear plastic dome, and a small plastic disc within the dome, which represents the toy’s pupil.The plush toy has the following tracking numbers; FAC-024868-18338, FAC-024868-19032, FAC-024868-19060, and FAC-024868-19091. It was manufactured by Dream International Limited, Co., of Hong Kong and … [Read more...] about Disney ‘Toy Story’ Plush Toy Recall 2019: How To Get A Refund?
Published 12:06 am PDT, Sunday, April 28, 2019 In this April 2019 photo, scooters are lined up right outside the entrance to Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Scooters are as visible at Disney parks as Mickey Mouse ears and turkey legs, and they provide a lifeline for people, some with hidden disabilities, who can’t walk the massive grounds. But amid rapidly growing Disney crowds, the vehicles have brought on a rise of civil lawsuits filed by people complaining about being run over or drivers saying they were injured in accidents. (Gabrielle Russon/Orlando Sentinel via AP) less In this April 2019 photo, scooters are lined up right outside the entrance to Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Scooters are as visible at Disney parks as Mickey Mouse ears and ... more Photo: Gabrielle Russon, AP … [Read more...] about Scooters at Disney parks spawn accidents, lawsuits, glares
Gabrielle Russon Orlando Sentinel Published 10:09 PM EDT Apr 19, 2019 Orlando — Early at the Magic Kingdom entrance, it’s another day of fun about to begin as “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me!” blasts on the speakers and the first electric four-wheel mobility scooters are lined up to go. But by the time the park officially opens at 9 a.m., half of the scooters available for the day are already rented to anyone at least 18 willing to pay $50 a day. Other park-goers roll in through the turnstiles on motorized scooters they’ve rented outside the parks or own themselves. Scooters are as visible at Disney parks as Mickey Mouse ears and turkey legs, and they provide a lifeline for people, some with hidden disabilities, who can’t walk the massive grounds. But amid rapidly growing Disney crowds, the vehicles have brought on a rise of civil lawsuits filed by people complaining about being run over or drivers saying they were injured in … [Read more...] about Scooters at packed Disney World parks spawn accidents
She thought it was her wake-up call.Lee Woodruff answered the phone that January morning in 2006, in a hotel room at Disney World, and muttered “Thank you” to the person she assumed was a front-desk clerk.But the person on the other end was the president of ABC News, calling to tell Woodruff that her husband, journalist and nightly co-anchor Bob Woodruff, had been seriously wounded in a roadside bombing while covering the war in Iraq.Her old life was over, and a new one was here — in an instant. That’s what the Woodruffs would eventually call their memoir about what happened: “In An Instant.” Taken largely from a journal Lee Woodruff kept while helping her husband recover from a traumatic brain injury, the book was a New York Times best seller and has become a source of inspiration for other families going through life-changing health crises.Lee Woodruff sdhare her experiences and insight as the keynote speaker at Saturday’s CaregiverSD … [Read more...] about Lee Woodruff shares her caregiving journey, and the importance of The Four F’s