Stories from October 2009

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October 1, 2009, 10:24 AM

Happy 38th birthday, Walt Disney World!

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October 1, 2009, 11:24 AM

Top new attractions at a Comcast-owned Universal theme park

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October 1, 2009, 12:43 PM

Disney World revives free hotel/ticket offer


October 2, 2009, 7:14 AM

Vote of the week: A 'Treehouse of Horror' ride at Universal's theme parks?

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October 2, 2009, 2:21 PM

WSJ: Busch/Blackstone deal near

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October 2, 2009, 4:28 PM

Weekend open thread: More theme park Halloween events

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October 5, 2009, 6:35 AM

2009 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Review

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October 5, 2009, 9:21 AM

Theme park cast member stories: The end-of-the-season shopping spree

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October 5, 2009, 1:06 PM

How the new government rules on consumer news reporting will affect Theme Park Insider

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October 5, 2009, 2:18 PM

Ed Grier out as President at Disneyland

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October 5, 2009, 8:42 PM

What's up with the Blackstone/Busch Entertainment deal?

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October 6, 2009, 6:22 AM

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America

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October 6, 2009, 3:51 PM

Theme park T-shirt of the day

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October 7, 2009, 9:17 AM

Blackstone Group buys the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme park chain for $2.3 billion+

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October 7, 2009, 9:53 PM

Just how good was the Busch deal for Blackstone?

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October 8, 2009, 9:07 AM

Disney, Busch launch new sites for theme park fans

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October 8, 2009, 12:07 PM

Pecos Bill and the Prisoner's Dilemma

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October 8, 2009, 9:21 PM

New Orleans' Nickelodeon park moves closer to reality. But what about success?

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October 8, 2009, 10:25 PM

Good morning, theme park fans!

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October 9, 2009, 9:30 AM

Disney giving free movie tickets to theme park guests

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October 9, 2009, 10:13 AM

Vote of the week: The emerging Blackstone theme park empire

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October 12, 2009, 10:25 AM

Theme park cast member stories: The lightning capital of America

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October 12, 2009, 2:50 PM

Disney hotel veteran George Kalogridis tapped as new President of Disneyland

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October 12, 2009, 4:08 PM

Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival's Party for the Senses features some changes this year

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October 12, 2009, 4:15 PM

Why did some theme parks succeed this year, while so many others failed?

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October 13, 2009, 9:24 AM

Who's in the mood for some barbecue?

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October 13, 2009, 10:55 AM

Should Disney bring hard-ticket holiday parties to Disneyland Park?

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October 13, 2009, 2:01 PM

News on a possible Universal Studios sale could come as early as tomorrow

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October 14, 2009, 11:00 AM

Six tips for enjoying a theme park in the rain

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October 14, 2009, 11:49 AM

Walt Disney World unveils new ride at Epcot

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October 14, 2009, 7:53 PM

Theme park news open thread: Wrapping up the evening with dessert

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October 15, 2009, 7:11 AM

Universal Studios Florida worker falls on Revenge of the Mummy ride


October 15, 2009, 12:34 PM

2010 will be another 'put-up-or-shut-up' year for theme parks

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October 15, 2009, 8:46 PM

Up, up and away....

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October 16, 2009, 9:52 AM

Vote of the week: Which theme park company should build a new park in Orlando?

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October 18, 2009, 9:15 PM

New on the site: Silver Dollar City

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October 19, 2009, 8:40 AM

Theme park cast member stories: When I didn't keep my hands and arms inside the boat at all times

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October 19, 2009, 11:38 AM

Habitat for Humanity, Orlando Build - Sign up now!

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October 19, 2009, 4:18 PM

More theme park cuteness: Baby giraffes at Walt Disney World

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October 20, 2009, 10:53 AM

Planning a stay at a Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Universal Orlando hotel soon?

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October 20, 2009, 11:41 AM

Attendance continues down at Universal Orlando

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October 20, 2009, 12:19 PM

Knott's Berry Farm causes jaws to drop with Demon Drop deal

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October 21, 2009, 6:30 AM

What about free tickets and discounts for employees?

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October 21, 2009, 9:46 AM

Advice for families flying to Orlando's airport: An interview with Christopher Elliott

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October 21, 2009, 10:30 AM

What do you think about Walt Disney World's new 'weekdays during the school year' annual pass?

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October 21, 2009, 8:32 PM

Where in the world will Robert be?

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October 22, 2009, 7:40 AM

Flying to Disneyland? Some Los Angeles officials would like you to switch airports

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October 22, 2009, 9:38 AM

Is there any free parking left at Disneyland and Walt Disney World?

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October 22, 2009, 1:35 PM

This month's top tips for theme park visitors

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October 23, 2009, 6:12 AM

Vote of the week: Should Disneyland trim its trees?

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October 23, 2009, 8:18 AM

The search continues for a site for Legoland's second U.S. theme park

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October 26, 2009, 8:48 AM

Theme park cast member stories: Losing the Canoe Races of the World

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October 26, 2009, 9:48 AM

Theme park restaurant review: Disneyland's Cafe Orleans

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October 26, 2009, 2:56 PM

Keeping your hands free with theme parks' package check services

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October 26, 2009, 3:18 PM

New Scarezone added this week at HHN Orlando

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October 27, 2009, 7:41 AM

Walt Disney World changes restaurant reservation window... again

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October 27, 2009, 11:19 AM

A photo tour of Disneyland's new Disney Gallery

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October 27, 2009, 4:00 PM

What's your dream Tomorrowland attraction?

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October 28, 2009, 8:46 AM

Nickelodeon New Orleans theme park misses key deadline

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October 28, 2009, 12:14 PM

Check out Theme Park Insider's new Twitter lists

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October 28, 2009, 5:00 PM

A Percy Jackson and the Olympians theme park ride? What should it be?

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October 29, 2009, 9:14 AM

Looking for the recipe for Epcot Food & Wine Festival's Fisherman's Pie?

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October 29, 2009, 9:27 AM

Legoland California can build its hotel... when it wants to

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October 29, 2009, 2:54 PM

Disney Cruise Line announces details of new Disney Dream

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October 29, 2009, 9:06 PM

The 'Old Man' is up, and your editor is asleep

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October 30, 2009, 7:13 AM

Vote of the week: Happy Halloween, Theme Park Insiders!

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October 30, 2009, 5:10 PM

SeaWorld Orlando drops year-long pass price below one-day ticket

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October 31, 2009, 10:57 PM

2009 theme park Halloween event wrap-up

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Top 10 Attendance

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Disneyland
  3. Tokyo Disneyland
  4. Tokyo DisneySea
  5. Universal Studios Japan
  6. Disney's Animal Kingdom
  7. Epcot
  8. Shanghai Disneyland
  9. Disney's Hollywood Studios
  10. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom