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  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

     'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years
    When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme...
  • Florida's thriving tourism adds more jobs in 2013, report says

    Tourism was a big job creator in Florida in 2013, according to a report released Monday from Florida TaxWatch. Nearly 76,000 jobs were generated in the state because of investment in the tourism sector, the report from the nonprofit, nonpartisan...
  • Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005

    Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005
    Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's. But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
  • Disney World executive moving to Disneyland Paris

    Disney World executive moving to Disneyland Paris
    Tom Wolber, senior vice president of Walt Disney World Resort and Transportation Operations, has been named president of Euro Disney S.A.S., the management company of Disneyland Paris. Wolber oversaw all of the 28 resort hotels at Walt Disney World and...
  • Disneyland set to reopen exclusive Club 33 after extensive expansion

    Disneyland set to reopen exclusive Club 33 after extensive expansion
    Disneyland's private Club 33 restaurant will double in size after an extensive six-month renovation that adds a new entrance, kitchen and jazz-inspired lounge. Long maintained as a park secret and shrouded in mystery, the members-only club billed as...
  • Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

    Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange
    A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks. The high school and college students hailed from Incheon, South Korea, Burbank’s sister city since 1961, and...
  • No-fly lists an unfortunate necessity

    No-fly lists an unfortunate necessity
    In the hoopla surrounding the closing days of the U.S. Supreme Court's term, it would be easy to overlook the decision by a federal judge in Oregon ordering the government to make it easier for travelers to challenge their inclusion on the no-fly list. At...
  • About the Writers

    Chris Erskine Chris Erskine has been a deputy Travel editor of the Los Angeles Times since 2007, responsible for helping to assign and edit stories. He also contributes stories, blog posts and photos to the section. His columns, "Man of the House" and...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides at theme parks around the world

    Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides at theme parks around the world
    It already seems as though  2015 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world: Several new theme parks are planned for Asia, and several major attractions are in the works for Europe. Consider this a tentative and fluid list of...
  • Disneyland to open soon

     
    Just weeks before the park's opening, Walt Disney, right, and old-time friend painter Clyde (Vic) Forsythe, look over moat at castle which will provide the entrance to Fantasyland at Disneyland....
  • Disneyland’s 1955 opening

     
    On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....
  • Disneyland’s Legends of Frontierland a fun dose of wacky live action

     
    “Hey,” the kid said. “I can get you out of jail.” I politely said no. Standing in lockup, after all, […]...