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November 9, 2012
Higher attendance at its overseas theme parks and cruise lines as well as growth in the rates that cable and satellite companies pay to carry ESPN helped drive growth for Walt Disney Co. last quarter. Revenue at the Burbank media giant -- which also has major operations in Glendale -- increased 3% to $10.8 billion in the three-month period ended Sept. 29, its fiscal fourth quarter, while net income increased 11% to $2.3 billion. The company behind Mickey Mouse , “Toy Story” and “The Avengers” managed that increase despite revenue declines in its movie and interactive businesses.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 7, 2013
A Hollywood woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling bogus Disneyland tickets on Craigslist in Glendale to at least half a dozen families, some of whom didn't learn of the fakery until being turned away at the theme park's gates. The woman, Alisa Yenokyan, 22, was taken into custody about 6 p.m. after she agreed to meet officers who posed as potential Disneyland ticket purchasers at Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, Police Det. Jonathan Owen said. The officers responded to one of her Craigslist ads and offered to buy two adult and two child tickets for $50 each, he said.
NEWS
July 16, 2005
Mark R. Madler Fifty years ago, Mary Alice O'Connor and her family made their way south from Burbank to Anaheim for the opening of the world's first theme park. Out of an orange grove had been carved a place where visitors could take a cruise through an African jungle, a spin on giant teacups or a ride on a 19th century riverboat. "It was a wonderful experience," said O'Connor, whose late husband A. Kendall O'Connor was long-time Disney employee.
LOCAL
June 8, 2007
For those entertaining visitors, have children at home or are just a kid at heart, chances are that this summer will include at least one trip to an amusement park. The Automobile Club of Southern California's AAA Travel Agency has developed several tips to help negotiate summer crowds, save money and create a great family outing. "Several world-class theme parks are just a couple of hours away by car for most Southern Californians," said Friedie Forest, the Auto Club's Montrose district manager.
NEWS
December 28, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Seasonal employment available. Big smile required. When Herbert Hoover High School students come looking for a chance to make some extra money during the Christmas break, work experience teacher Joan Cunning doesn't ask for much. "There's only one criteria, that they have a big smile," she said. Over the past few years, hundreds of local high school students have found seasonal jobs at Universal Studios Hollywood, doing everything from selling tickets to maintaining stage sets.
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By Anthony Kim | January 6, 2007
For the small price of 12 songs, Glendale High School's chamber choir got free admission to "The Happiest Place on Earth" Friday. The 27 singers gathered in the school's choir room before getting on the bus to Disneyland, where they would perform a 23-minute program on the Plaza Garden Stage ? formerly the Carnation Stage. For 17-year-old Alexandra Nagy, singing to a passing crowd of tourists was second to enjoying the special access to the hidden parts of the theme park. "I get really excited about it," Alexandra said.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 7, 2011
A Disney theme park in Chao Hu, China? It might happen someday. And if it does, Glendale — as the home of Disney’s theme park creative division — will become a more familiar city to those living half a world away. Looking for investment opportunities, a delegation from Chao Hu met with Glendale city officials Wednesday. Chao Hu, located in the eastern part of China, is next to Lake Chao, the fifth largest fresh-water lake in China — a natural resource that officials there are using to their economic advantage.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | March 2, 2011
Glendale will soon be the birthplace of the Walt Disney Co.’s world-famous theme park attractions after the entertainment giant moves its machine shop here from North Hollywood. The Glendale City Council on Tuesday signed off on plans for the shop building planned for 900 Grand Central Ave. at Flower Street. The company plans to demolish one existing Grand Central building and add to another to create the 56,000-square-foot facility. The council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, voted 4-0 to approve the proposal.
NEWS
By Bianca P. Gallegos and Mary O'Keefe | June 23, 2006
Traditionally Rosemont Middle School eighth graders end the school year with a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. Parents sign permission slips and school buses take the students on the day-long event, returning them to the school parking lot at the end of the day. This year, one of the 625 Rosemont students did not come back on the bus Tuesday evening as had been expected. Instead, his mother had to pick him up at the theme park. Joanne Ackerman, student Scott Ackerman's mother, said she got a call after 5 p.m. from her son, who was in tears and telling her the school buses left him at the theme park.
FEATURES
June 16, 2007
B ible Park USA, a theme park proposed for a 100-acre site in Tennessee, has sparked furious opposition. Developers say the $200-million project is an undertaking that would provide and educational and recreational hub, with one side of the park dedicated to Old Testament stories and another side to New Testament stories, such as Jesus' birth. Parts of the park would be devoted to Bible study. A Galilean village would be the park's centerpiece. The park would present scenes from the Bible but would not proselytize, its developer says.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 7, 2013
A Hollywood woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling bogus Disneyland tickets on Craigslist in Glendale to at least half a dozen families, some of whom didn't learn of the fakery until being turned away at the theme park's gates. The woman, Alisa Yenokyan, 22, was taken into custody about 6 p.m. after she agreed to meet officers who posed as potential Disneyland ticket purchasers at Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, Police Det. Jonathan Owen said. The officers responded to one of her Craigslist ads and offered to buy two adult and two child tickets for $50 each, he said.
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NEWS
February 18, 2013
DreamWorks Animation SKG is licensing its movie characters for various theme parks being developed in Russia , an increasingly important market for the Glendale-based studio. The creator of the " Shrek ," " Madagascar " and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises said it had signed a licensing agreement with Regions Group of Companies, which is developing what is billed as Europe's largest indoor theme parks. Regions says it's the fourth-largest retail property owner in Russia.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
Higher attendance at its overseas theme parks and cruise lines as well as growth in the rates that cable and satellite companies pay to carry ESPN helped drive growth for Walt Disney Co. last quarter. Revenue at the Burbank media giant -- which also has major operations in Glendale -- increased 3% to $10.8 billion in the three-month period ended Sept. 29, its fiscal fourth quarter, while net income increased 11% to $2.3 billion. The company behind Mickey Mouse , “Toy Story” and “The Avengers” managed that increase despite revenue declines in its movie and interactive businesses.
THE818NOW
March 13, 2012
The Walt Disney Co.has done preliminary work on introducing Marvel's superhero characters to the happiest place on earth: Disney's theme parks. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told shareholders attending an annual meeting that the company has had a number of discussions and done preliminary design work that it hopes will one day lead to Marvel characters appearing, as Disney's other familiar faces do, in the theme parks. "We haven't announced anything yet," Iger said Tuesday in response to a question posed by a shareholder at the company's annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo. "But we're working on some concepts.
NEWS
February 8, 2012
Strong performances at Walt Disney Co. 's domestic theme parks and by Pixar , Marvel, ESPN and ABC ," Disney President and Chief Executive Bob Iger told analysts. Before Disney reported its results, media analysts said they would be watching advertising trends at ESPN, the powerhouse cable sports network that Morgan Stanley estimates contributes about 8% of the company's revenue. Continue reading > > -- Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times Photo: Visitors to Walt Disney Co.'s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim take in the "Ariel's Undersea Adventure" ride.
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The Los Angeles Times | September 20, 2011
The Walt Disney Co. is set to announce a major licensing deal to bring "Avatar" attractions to its theme parks, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The Burbank entertainment giant has secured the rights from 20th Century Fox movie studio, which released the 2009 blockbuster, and director James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. For Disney, the deal is significant because it usually relies on in-house content for its attractions. "Avatar," the highest grossing movie of all time, is expected to become a major component at various Disney parks, with the first such attraction debuting at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., said the source.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 7, 2011
A Disney theme park in Chao Hu, China? It might happen someday. And if it does, Glendale — as the home of Disney’s theme park creative division — will become a more familiar city to those living half a world away. Looking for investment opportunities, a delegation from Chao Hu met with Glendale city officials Wednesday. Chao Hu, located in the eastern part of China, is next to Lake Chao, the fifth largest fresh-water lake in China — a natural resource that officials there are using to their economic advantage.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | March 2, 2011
Glendale will soon be the birthplace of the Walt Disney Co.’s world-famous theme park attractions after the entertainment giant moves its machine shop here from North Hollywood. The Glendale City Council on Tuesday signed off on plans for the shop building planned for 900 Grand Central Ave. at Flower Street. The company plans to demolish one existing Grand Central building and add to another to create the 56,000-square-foot facility. The council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, voted 4-0 to approve the proposal.
NEWS
April 14, 2008
Not hard to oppose the Americana Why would anyone be opposed to the Americana at Brand? To Tammi Relyea (“Americana will be a boon for Glendale,” Mailbag, April 10) and many others who have filled these pages with accolades for developer Rick Caruso, I have an answer: Our objection is to what we feel is undue political influence and government subsidies. It’s not my intent to fault anyone mesmerized by the beauty of this commercial lifestyle center.
FEATURES
June 16, 2007
B ible Park USA, a theme park proposed for a 100-acre site in Tennessee, has sparked furious opposition. Developers say the $200-million project is an undertaking that would provide and educational and recreational hub, with one side of the park dedicated to Old Testament stories and another side to New Testament stories, such as Jesus' birth. Parts of the park would be devoted to Bible study. A Galilean village would be the park's centerpiece. The park would present scenes from the Bible but would not proselytize, its developer says.
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