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The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Monday, December 10, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Walt Disney banned alcohol, but now theme parks say ‘drink up’

For the first time, Disneyland will break its prohibition on alcohol and begin selling drinks to the general public, the California theme park recently announced.


Report: Disney has slight visitor declines at parks

Disney parks in North America had slight attendance declines last year due to increased ticket prices, while Harry Potter rides helped Universal show strong increases in visitors.


SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them perform tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. – Finally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, and soon stop making them perform theatrical tricks. SeaWorld’s 29 …


‘Swamplandia!’ author Karen Russell, headed to Spokane

To see childhood the most clearly required a certain number of years for Karen Russell, whose novel “Swamplandia!” – this year’s Spokane is Reading pick – stars an adolescent girl …


Theme parks are unveiling a bevy of new attractions

ORLANDO, Fla. – If there’s ever been a summer to visit a theme park – or two, or three – this is it. High-speed wooden roller coasters? Thrilling, sense-assaulting rides? …


New swing rides, roller coasters ready to entertain visitors

Massive swings at Cedar Point, Kings Island, Dollywood and a Six Flags in California, plus coasters at Six Flags with a Green Lantern theme and a new Little Mermaid attraction …