At Diggerland U.S.A., children can experience the pleasures of heavy equipment firsthand. (Adults like it, too.)
The New York Times for Kids visited the quirky but classic destination.
Kids getting to be kids again.
An L.G.B.T.Q. tradition at Disney World took on new significance this year, when Disney was ensnared in a heated cultural debate.
A man had been planning for months to pop the question at Disneyland Paris, but the employee instead snatched the ring and ushered the couple off a stage.
Leah Koch and Matthew Blumhardt bonded over a mutual love of amusement parks after meeting at her family’s Holiday World theme park in 2018.
The Florida governor and state lawmakers revoked the theme park’s special tax status in an ongoing battle that escalated over a recently passed education bill.
The vote, which appears certain to be signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, follows an acrimonious clash over what has been called the “Don’t Say Gay” law in the state.
Guests no longer have to stay away from Mickey. “That personal, one-on-one interaction may be the most powerful offering that the Walt Disney Company has.”
The entertainment behemoth spent decades avoiding even the whiff of controversy. But it has increasingly been drawn into the partisan political fray.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, opening at Walt Disney World, is part luxury hotel, part theme park ride, part role-playing game. But it will cost you.
Dick Zigun, who spent decades restoring the Brooklyn enclave to its carnivalesque glory, is forced out of the organization he helped create.
An alien spaceship theme park, an Italian Renaissance-style mall, a canal with gondolas. “Nothing in Israel compares with it,” the developer says. There’s just one catch.
A stealth artist from Seattle has been replicating the ’80s street art of Richard Hambleton throughout Manhattan. Is this a tribute, a marketing tool — or both?
When Legoland arrived in Goshen, N.Y., it divided residents into first-time environmental activists or business boosters. Now that the park is open, can neighbors piece together a way to move ahead?
“Convergence Station,” the company’s third installation, may be good business. But is it good art?
Hang out in line at a theme park this summer with Chris Pratt, or at least a video of him.
One of the world’s fastest roller coasters was closed after four passengers in the past nine months reported bone fractures.
Some of the animatronics at Disney’s parks have been doing their herky-jerky thing since the Nixon administration. The company knows that nostalgia won’t cut it with today’s children.
For the first time, line-skipping privileges at Walt Disney World in Florida will cost $15 per person, an added cost for what is already an expensive destination.
For over 150 years, Coney Island has been a beloved summer refuge for New Yorkers looking to escape the heat — and eat the season’s best snacks.
New and improved attractions dedicated to the Communist Party’s history, or a sanitized version of it, are drawing crowds.
Going to Disney World this summer? Or to your niece’s sixth birthday party? Here’s how to do it safely.
Among the lessons from Orlando’s return: Lines are shorter, masks must be worn and there’s no hugging the characters.
In a guest column for The Orlando Sentinel, a Disney fan said he was reconsidering his commitment to the park “because Disney cares more about politics than happy guests.”
Movie theaters, hotels, restaurants and other businesses are putting a lot of thought into the process.
New York’s charming old amusement park delivers the springtime joy we all need.
Many homeless people in the city did not receive their stimulus checks, but it’s not too late.
Super Nintendo World opened in Osaka, Japan, months after initially planned and with everyone clad in masks.
Disney had hoped to reopen its California attractions in July but faced pushback from unions.
Ronald W. Burkle, the billionaire co-founder of the investment firm Yucaipa Companies, bought the ranch for a reported $22 million.
The company has experienced deep losses in its theme park division because of the pandemic, but investors don’t seem to care at the moment.
Large parks must be in the state’s “yellow” tier for economic recovery, with the virus largely contained, which could be a long wait.
Wavemakers have proved they can manufacture ideal surfing conditions. But can they scale it?
Attendance has been low since the July reopening, but health officials and worker unions also say safety protocols have kept the coronavirus at bay.
Against all odds, it really was a refuge of competence, normalcy and transcendent play. But the outside world has a way of sneaking in.
The company said it would eliminate thousands of jobs at its resorts in Florida and California, which have been hit hard by the pandemic.
The 113-year-old merry-go-round, which arrived in Tokyo after stints in Germany and Coney Island, is now in storage, its fate uncertain in a country that tends to preserve only the very old.
With the pandemic ongoing and millions of school-age children learning remotely, the travel industry is beckoning families with lures of “schoolcation.”
A 100th anniversary celebration was planned for this star attraction on the Coney Island boardwalk this year. The owners are determined that it will spin again.
The park is the smallest in Disney’s portfolio and is shutting down again to comply with a government-mandated rollback of public activities because of the coronavirus.
In a new memoir, Andy Mulvihill tells the story of the notorious New Jersey adventure land founded by his father.
Thousands of giddy visitors streamed into the Florida resort on Saturday, as Disney tried to prove it can safely operate at a highly dangerous time.
The mega-resort will welcome back visitors on Saturday even as coronavirus cases in Florida remain high. In doing so, Disney steps into a politicized debate.
The popular log flume ride will be remade around “The Princess and the Frog,” the 2009 musical that introduced Disney’s first black princess.
A theme park’s whiz-bang performances are an odd mix of high-quality production values and one-dimensional storytelling. Historians have long disputed the narratives.
ESPN Wide World of Sports, a sprawling 220-acre complex at the mega-resort in Florida, is poised to become the center of the basketball universe.
The Florida resort attracts 93 million visitors annually but capacity will be limited, face masks will be mandatory and you won’t be able to hug Mickey Mouse.
Memorial Day weekend in New York City usually marks the beginning of a vibrant summer to come. But this year traditions have been altered under the shadow of the coronavirus.
A dismal season is predicted. If there is one at all.