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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe blurry, fuzzy concept art of a Shanghai Disneyland, filled with fireworks, spotlights and a great big castle, paints a picture short on details and vague on specifics about the planned project in China. So why all the secrecy on Disney's part?...
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine. Chinese what? I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
Some people love theme parks for the rides. Some for the shows. And while you can lay down some serious cash for not-so-haute cuisine like churros and turkey legs, there are some who love the parks for the food, and some of the best in Central Florida can...
Florida's beaches are playgrounds for tourists and residents alike, with each stretch of sand offering a unique character. It all depends on what you're looking for: peace, a party? There is a different case to be made for most of the state's natural...
Tags: Salt, Wetlands, Arts, Kennedy Space Center, Natural Resources
Chicago Tribune reporterLife's unexpected detours aren't always a bad thing. Just ask Ty Tabing. The man behind the rebirth of State Street fell in love with Chicago two decades ago when a cross-country road trip gone bad left him stranded in the Windy City for three weeks with...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterShortly after Christmas, the same question arises every year: What are we going to do on New Year's Eve? Here’s what some California amusement and theme parks have planned for the last night of 2011: Disneyland in Anaheim will stay open until 2 a....
Tags: Music, Theme Park Vacations, Disc Jockeys, Six Flags Inc., Music
With the shriek of a steam whistle, the train starts its clickety-clack. Characters in old-time western costumes wave, whoop and holler, making your send-off even more exciting. Look carefully because these are the same hombres who turn into outlaws and...
Robin Budish spends her days rallying support for an idea she says will make downtown Baltimore more livable — building a streetcar line along Charles Street. Budish was hired last fall as community organizer for the Baltimore Streetcar Campaign, a...
Tags: Culture, Arts, Elections, University of Baltimore, Fells Point
Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to spend nearly $23 million to improve Maryland's often-maligned state parks, proposing widespread renovations for a system that critics say has been deteriorating for more than a decade. The money would go toward highly...
South Florida Sun-SentinelGet in free at U.S. National Parks on Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of the park system's free entrance program. The park service is waiving fees to over 100 parks around the country to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Parks on the Florida list:...
Tags: Mass Media, Cape Canaveral, Everglades, Titusville, U.S. Army
The British couple — she in a long black dress, he in a traditional tux — leaned against the elevator's polished wood paneling as they headed back to their cabin after an evening performance in the main showroom. Embarrassed at my casual...
Tags: Movies, White House, Marvin Hamlisch, Sailing, China
Residents of Garden City will soon have a place to take waste that's unsafe to throw away. The Garden City Household Waste Facility will have its grand opening Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. This is the first city-owned household hazardous waste facility in the...
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