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Disney's 2013 Theme Park Plan: Keep the Magic Alive Every Week

Disney set up a three-story castle made of ice in Times Square this week to introduce its new Limited Time Magic theme park campaign for 2013: The family entertainment giant plans to kick things up a notch at its Florida and California attractions by offering 52 weekly themed events.

Summer Break to Cost Parents $600 Per Kid

Families are paying a pretty penny to keep their children busy this summer. The average American family expects to dole out an average of $601 per child this summer, according to data released Wednesday by American Express, based on a random sample of 2,008 adults.

Meet the Happiest Baristas on Earth

Disney will soon offer Starbucks locations at all six of its domestic theme parks, but don't expect the familiar green-aproned experience in the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Theme Parks Relax Their 'No Beard' Rule

The Happiest Place on Earth isn't about to become the hairiest place on Earth, but Disney is loosening up its strict appearance rules for theme park employees: For the first time, male "cast members" will be allowed to wear beards.

Disney's Leap-Day Venture: 24 Hours of Nonstop Magic

If you've ever wanted to spend a day at Disney World or Disneyland -- a whole day -- Feb. 29 is your chance. To celebrate the leap year, Disney will keep its flagship parks open 24 hours straight. That'll be a challenge for the House of Mouse -- and for Leap Day visitors' endurance.

10 Most Popular U.S. Summer Vacation Cities

When it's time for some R&R in the sun, Americans have a wealth of options. But based on summertime hotel room rentals, which one takes the crown? Orlando with its theme parks? New York with its culture? Washington with it's history? L.A. with its beaches? None of the above. Curious? Read on ...

N.J. Digs Out from Blizzard Without Gov. or Lt. Gov.

New Jersey residents voted in 2005 to give their state a lieutenant governor, so even though Gov. Chris Christie is on vacation in Florida while his state is getting pounded by a blizzard, the should be no leadership vacuum in Trenton. But his backup, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, picked this week to go away on vacation too.

Can Harry Potter Work Magic for Beleaguered Theme Parks?

he unveiling of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Orlando has officially raised the bar for vacation attractions in summer 2010. The bold move is only one of many strategies that theme parks are using to turn around an industry that has been brutalized by the recession.

5 awesome amusement park deals

Gas prices continue to set records, making potential vacation expenses seem so great, I almost have to forgo all hopes of a summer vacation. On top...

It's Walt's world; we just work here

When I was fourteen or so, my family and I spent almost a month tooling around Europe. Apart from certain miseries associated with putting six people...