| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Warner Bros. is hoping "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has another magic trick up her sleeve.
More than two years after the last film in the eight-picture franchise about the boy wizard hit theaters, the studio announced it would release a series...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The elevator is less an elevator than an open-air bucket. In high winds, it wobbles and sways like an old amusement park ride. Today the air is still.
Steve Padilla clips on his safety harness and crouches on a small ledge inside the bucket. He yanks...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:54 AM
When Halloween falls midweek, it gets us a chance to celebrate during the weekend before and the weekend after, not to mention on actual Oct. 31. Here's a look at how the theme parks are marking the occasion for the next 10 days.
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| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The newest property of Disney Vacation Club mixes Victorian architecture, modern technology and a spoonful of "Mary Poppins."
The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which opened to guests Wednesday, also sports a prime location — one...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:49 PM
By day, they apply lipstick, rouge and powder to create that vibrant, flawless look.
But by night they use their skills to paint a picture of death, punctuated with scars, bloody gashes and deformities.
For makeup artists, Halloween is a super job...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Steven A. Geller is a Shareholder at Greenspoon Marder, P.A. He serves as Chair of the Gambling Law Group, Chair of the Government Relations Practice Group, and is the Director of Government Relations at the firm. He is an “A-V Preeminent”...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:03 PM
HBO's "Game of Thrones" has a lot: exotic locations, rich characters, dense political intrigue, ice zombies and dragons! But what if George R.R. Martin had gotten together with series producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff and re-envisioned it as a wacky...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Oh, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Florida resorts -- what with decorations including twinkling lights, towering trees, gingerbread houses, garlands and poinsettias, as well as holiday themed entertainment including an icy attraction,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
FUPING, China — A statue of the father of the nation's leader — 60 tons of granite — serves as the centerpiece of a square flanked by cypress trees.
People approach along a long walkway and bow in the direction of his seated figure....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Like a lumbering and laborious monster intent on capturing his prey, Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to make slow but steady progress toward improving its annual Fright Fest event.
Photos: Fright Fest 2013 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
In hopes of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The Walt Disney Co. released a video that gives the first glimpse of planned attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., based on the blockbuster movie "Avatar."
The drawings and other images of the Avatar attractions were released over the...
| Oct 14, 2013
With the construction of an indoor sky diving facility to start this week, Naperville is taking part in a trend so new experts aren't quite sure what to call it.
"Any new leisure concept starts out in this stage," said John Gerner, managing director...