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By New York Times News Service | January 25, 1995
NEW YORK -- New York City, in its latest proposal, has offered to create what one official called a "theme park" atmosphere at Yankee Stadium with stores and restaurants around the complex and with new roads leading to new parking garages at the ballpark, officials familiar with the plan said yesterday.The proposal was presented Monday by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to George Steinbrenner, the team's principal owner, who had objected to an earlier plan because he said it failed to address traffic and parking problems that burden the stadium.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
The main drag outside this former general store in the homey waterfront community of Havre de Grace - a short hop off U.S. 40 north of Baltimore - is drenched in Americana. Antiques shops and local art galleries dominate the street, clustered behind kitschy window displays of knickknacks. A sign advertising a summer seafood festival is posted outside an independent bookstore. But at the back of Mary Martin's downtown shop, you'll discover a far wider world, collated in an assortment of postcards, some featuring nearby small towns but many others far-flung foreign cities.
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October 7, 2007
As reported Oct. 4, 1977, in The Sun: The Howard County Zoning Board yesterday defeated the much debated proposal for a $ 75 million Marriott Corporation "theme park" on an industrially zoned site in the Guilford area south of Columbia. At the same time, the board adopted the first comprehensive rezoning plan for Howard county in 16 years. The vote to deny the bid by Marriott was 3 to 1. It is the second time in five years that the firm has failed to obtain zoning for a large amusement park in Howard county.
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By Carly Heideger, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Maryland's largest theme park is about to take a new roller coaster for a spin. Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro on Saturday launches Ragin' Cajun, a ride that is billed as the first of its kind at the park. At just over 40 feet, the ride isn't the tallest but it offers riders a different kind of thrill. Its "uniquely designed train cars" spin 360 degrees, traveling in circles along 1,378 feet of track. “There's nothing quite like Ragin Cajun anywhere in the region. With its twists, turns, dips and spins, Ragin Cajun is going to be the best new ride of the summer," said Rick Howarth, park president.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | May 20, 1994
Dorothy Hall was 5 the last time she visited the Enchanted Forest theme park in Ellicott City.Youngsters would enter the park through a white castle with a drawbridge, hop aboard a swan for a magical ride and pose for pictures with Little Bo Peep.Twenty-four years later, the fairy-tale theme park on U.S. 40 continues to enchant the Ellicott City woman."It's still fun," she said as she watched her 2 1/2 -year-old son, Tyler, ring a bell atop the Little Red Schoolhouse.After a seven-year hiatus, the 6-acre park reopened last week.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
Fire officials are investigating a blaze that caused $40,000 damage Tuesday to Cinderella's Castle in the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City.The fire at the theme park is being labeled suspicious, said Bob Thomas, deputy chief of the State Fire Marshal's Office. "We have not yet concluded it was arson."Thomas said the fire, which started in the roof of the three-story building, was reported at about 1 a.m. It destroyed a 15-by-15 section of the roof, which collapsed. The damage extended to the first floor.
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By WALTER T. ANDERSON | October 17, 1993
Tourism now ranks as the world's biggest business, a fact recently underscored by Florida's convulsive reaction to the murders of European visitors and China's unsuccessful full-court press for the 2000 Olympic Games.Florida's law-enforcement machinery would never have responded as it did had the murder victims been Floridians -- especially poor ones. Nor, one suspects, would China have released its leading political dissident, Wei Jingsheng, when it did.These seemingly disconnected events are part of a widespread remaking of the world to suit the standards of the tourist trade.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | March 30, 2003
EVERY YEAR, we return to Orlando, Fla. Instinct makes us do this. We are like the salmon who must swim upstream to spawn, and die. They are lucky. We must go to theme parks. A theme park is an amusement park where you pay one blanket admission fee, which is quite steep, but once you're inside, everything is totally free, except all the other stuff you end up buying, which will run you around $11,000 per child. Every few yards you find yourself stopping to buy high-priced theme-park food, theme-park merchandise, theme-park clothing, and theme-park photographs of yourself looking theme-park ugly.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Evening Sun Staff | September 12, 1990
A new, very broad set of zoning regulations has been created by Baltimore County officials to accommodate the proposed 1,000-acre Worldbridge Asian theme park-trade center in Middle River.The proposed regulations create, in effect, a modified Planned Unit Development, drafted specifically for Worldbridge, a $1 billion project that is is the brainchild of New York developer Dean Gitter. Although created to serve Worldbridge, the new "Cultural Center Park" zoning category could theoretically be used for other developments that meet the same criteria.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff | September 27, 1990
Oscar Evans, a Middle River auto mechanic, says he isn't against progress, but is wary of the mammoth Asian cultural theme park and trade center proposed near his eastern Baltimore County home."
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April 3, 2014
Six Flags America launches its 2014 season on Saturday, opening weekends in April and May and daily for spring break, April 12-21. The Maryland theme park has a new Mardi Gras section featuring New Orleans-themed rides, parades and other activities. French Quarter Flyers is a new flying ride that opens this spring. A rollercoaster - the Ragin' Cajun - is set to open in the new area on Memorial Day weekend. To celebrate the season opener and the new section, visitors will be feted Louisiana-style with a traditional jazz march, Mardi Gras beads, masks and a visit from Gator King, the park's newest character.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2013
It was a fantasyland created to celebrate innocent storybook tales, yet it was integrated nearly a decade before civil rights laws demanded it. That was the unusual mix of sweetness and humanity that could be found for decades at the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City. Their sentimental pull still powerful nearly six decades later, the Ellicott City amusement park's figures and structures, which found a second home eight years ago at Clark's Elioak Farm, will soon enjoy yet another revival in the public's consciousness.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Joe Flacco is going to Disney World. After helping to lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory Sunday, the team's quarterback will be going to Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park on Monday for a celebratory parade, Disney officials announced in a post on their website. "The world just saw quarterback Joe Flacco lead the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl win tonight in New Orleans, so the only question now is what Flacco is going to do next," Disney officials wrote. "Unless you have been stuck inside Space Mountain the last 20 years, the answer is pretty obvious: He's going to Disney World, of course!"
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By Dave Gilmore | July 31, 2012
“Jurassic Park Builder” Ludia Available on iOS devices Score: 4 out of 4 “Jurassic Park,” a film now 20 years gone by, is well-trodden territory for video game adaptations. The original concept, brilliantly adapted from Michael Crichton's novel, has become so familiar that it almost feels like someone should've created a real-life dinosaur park by now. In that timespan, nobody has successfully extracted dinosaur DNA from fossilized amber, but several attempts have been made to simulate the experience, the best of which is “Jurassic Park Builder” for iOS . The genre of park-building “Tycoon”-style games rarely needs another entry.
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By Rachel Martin, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
It's spring break for many students, and area amusement parks are ready to take visitors for a ride — up, down, sideways and backwards. Marylanders can take a day or weekend trip to one of these six theme parks, all within a few hours' drive of Baltimore. More than 300 million guests visit U.S. theme parks each year, and the recent economic downturn hasn't had a big effect on attendance, according to David Mandt, a spokesman for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.
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By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2011
Think amusement parks are just for kids? Think again. There's nothing like screaming aboard a careening roller coaster, gorging on funnel cake and popcorn, or splashing in a spray of water to bring out your inner child. The advent of spring means parks across the region are now open for business, albeit with abridged, seasonal hours. That gives early birds ample time to catch a sneak preview before the summer crowds descend. Many parks are launching new rides, shows and attractions aimed at all ages.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | January 23, 2008
By putting a current spin on The Pirates of Penzance, Anne Arundel Community College Opera may well transform students and other young audience members into Gilbert and Sullivan devotees. This production, which opens Friday for a two-weekend run, is even more accessible than the operas presented in past seasons, though all gained relevance by changing location and period. The Bartered Bride was transported to Maryland's Eastern Shore and The Elixir of Love was set in a 1930s village in Tennessee.
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By Cox News Service | November 24, 1994
As 30 million Americans tuned in last week to the "Scarlett" miniseries, developers were seeking investors for a $50 million "Gone With the Wind" Country theme park near Atlanta.The park, if built, will finally provide an answer to the question Atlanta visitors most often ask: "Where's Tara?"And, recently, developers provided the first detailed glimpse of their vision for the project.Tara will be a 7,000- square-foot walk-through mansion on 300 forested acres in Villa Rica. Accompanying it will be an 1800s-era town, old-style farms, wooded walkways and a restaurant/convention center modeled after the white-columned Twelve Oaks plantation home.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | January 17, 2010
In the 1930s and 1940s, Baltimore had a rich, flourishing jazz scene. Today, live jazz and devoted jazz clubs are scarce. But the owners of a new club located in a threadbare West Baltimore commercial district are hoping to help rekindle the city's once-dynamic jazz legacy. "We think Baltimore can be a major city for jazz," said Errez Segman, co-owner of the forthcoming venue, Back Alley Jazz. "We want our club to be a household name for live jazz and fine dining, and we think Baltimore's the right city for that."
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By Loretta Chilcoat Jergensen and Loretta Chilcoat Jergensen,Special to The Sun | May 14, 2008
A "hard rockin'" new theme park and welcoming wide beaches make Myrtle Beach a top pick for summer vacation. The Grand Strand, as the Myrtle Beach area is popularly known, stretches for 60 miles along the Atlantic coast, luring more than 14 million visitors annually. Tourist action zeroes in on commercial Broadway at the Beach with shopping, restaurants, hotels, bars and nightclubs, all bordering a 23-acre lake. Beyond the neon, you'll find public gardens, small amusement parks, and some of the most challenging and breathtaking golf courses in the world.
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