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Disney parks price out the middle class

When Walt Disney World opened in an Orlando swamp in 1971, with its penny arcade and marching-band parade down Main Street U.S.A., admission for an adult cost $3.50, about as much then as three gallons of milk.Disney has raised the gate price for the Magic Kingdom 41 times...

Date: 06/12/2015 | Business Wire

Sno-King, Everett chorales close out seasons

Snohomish County's community chorales are finishing up the current season with concerts this weekend.Frank DeMiero directs the 100-voice Sno-King community Chorale twice June 6, with performances at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.Lee Mathews...

Date: 06/05/2015 | Entertainment

At Disney racecar attraction, Lamborghini crashes, kills 1

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver on Sunday, police said.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Nation & World

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

Date: 01/23/2015 | Nation & World

Actor Rod Taylor dies in L.A. at 84

LOS ANGELES — Rod Taylor, the suave Australian actor whose brawny good looks made him a leading man for films ranging from Westerns to romantic comedies, has died. He was 84.Taylor died in Los Angeles on Wednesday, his daughter, Felicia Taylor, told the Los Angeles...

Date: 01/10/2015 | Nation & World

Discovering the magic of Disney through kids’ eyes

If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth" what is Walt Disney World? I've wondered that ever since my family got back from our trip to Orlando. I think "euphoria" and "exhaustion" should both be in the motto.I feel a bit guilty, but...

Date: 12/21/2014 | I Brake for Moms

‘Frozen’ bests Barbie as top toy for girls

Barbie, make room for Elsa.Disney’s “Frozen” has toppled Barbie as the No. 1 toy parents plan to buy for their little girls this holiday season, the first time in 11 years that Barbie has not held the top spot, according to the National Retail Federation’s top toys survey.

Date: 11/26/2014 | Business Wire

‘Toy Story 4’ planned

LOS ANGELES — Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody are coming back to the big screen.Disney Pixar announced Thursday it plans to produce “Toy Story 4,” with a release date in June 2017.Pixar chief John Lasseter will direct the film.

Date: 11/07/2014 | Nation & World

‘Silicon Beach’ reels in tech firms

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."In the past few...

Date: 10/23/2014 | Business Wire

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