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- HONG KONG OKS DISNEY PROJECT. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;03/27/2000, Vol. 244 Issue 12, p28
Reports on the approval of environmental regulators in Hong Kong, China for the development of a Disney theme park at Penny's Bay on Hong Kong's Lantau Island. Cost of the theme park; Details on the environmental impact statements from the Hong Kong government; Schedule for the construction of...
- City OKs SeaWorld expansion. Toth, Simone // San Diego Business Journal;06/15/98, Vol. 19 Issue 24, p1
Reports on San Diego County, California City Council's approval of the proposed expansion of SeaWorld San Diego. Extension of the theme park's lease contract until 2048; Plans to resolve the environmental impact arising from the park's expansion; Details of the expansion plan.
- If we help build it, we will come. Hocker, Cliff; Lowery, Mark // Black Enterprise;Oct94, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p17
Focuses on the support of black legislators in the Virginia General Assembly for the proposed Disney's America theme park. The assurances given to these legislators that minorities would get a fair share of the jobs created by this project; Comments from Rep. William P. Robinson Jr.
- Virginia's new battle: Historians vs. Disney. // U.S. News & World Report;5/23/94, Vol. 116 Issue 20, p19
Discusses plans of the Walt Disney Co. to build Disney's America, a historical theme park, three miles from the Manassas, Va., battlefield. Subsidies Disney is getting from Virginia's legislature and enthusiastic support from its governor; Historians hoping to halt the project; Their fear that...
- Tougher roller coaster rules considered after death at Texas amusement park. Goad, Ben // Hill;7/25/2013, Vol. 20 Issue 92, p11
The article reports that Senator Edward J. Markey supports the implementation of a set of minimum federal standards for amusement parks after fatal roller coaster death in Dallas, Texas.
- Do Amusement Parks Need Federal Oversight? Reiff, Jeffrey M. // U.S. News Digital Weekly;8/9/2013, Vol. 5 Issue 32, p18
The author offers a case for increased U.S. government oversight of amusement parks following a fatal amusement ride accident in July 2013. A practicing amusement park attorney, he claims that the common practice of internal investigations free from independent review will continue unless...
- HOW SAFE IS YOUR STATE? // Good Housekeeping;Jun2008, Vol. 246 Issue 6, p198
The article offers information on U.S. states regarding their implementation of safety rules for amusement park rides. It mentions that 42 states have adopted a government system for inspecting parks or at least requiring them to hire private inspectors and/or carry insurance. According to a...
- Still Waiting for Mickey. Meyer, Mahlon // Bulletin with Newsweek;07/13/99, Vol. 117 Issue 6182, p107
Presents information on the talks between Hong Kong, China and Walt Disney Co. to put a theme park in Hong Kong as of July 1999. How the Hong Kong government had been willing to offer Disney a much better deal when the full impact of the 1998 Asian financial crisis was still being felt; How the...
- Coasters' free ride is over. Morrow, James // U.S. News & World Report;10/18/99, Vol. 127 Issue 15, p34
Focuses on the requirement of annual state inspections of amusement parks in California in the wake of six 1999 accidents in the United States. History of the state's inspection policy; Other states considering regulatory changes; Comments from safety consultant Bill Avery.