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Body of Boy Snatched by Gator at Disney World Found

It appears alligator drowned Lane Graves, left his body

(Newser) - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater was recovered Wednesday, ending a ghastly search at one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, the AP reports. Divers found the body of Lane Graves of...

Sheriff: Boy Grabbed by Disney Gator Is Dead

The family 'will no question lose a 2-year-old child'

(Newser) - Fifteen hours after a boy was grabbed by an alligator and dragged underwater Tuesday night at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Orange County sheriff Jerry Demings says the family "will no question lose a 2-year-old child." "We’re working on recovering the body of the child at...

Gator Drags Boy, 2, Into Lagoon at Disney Resort

Dozens search overnight for Nebraska toddler

(Newser) - Authorities spent the night searching for a child who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Fla. An Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says the 2-year-old boy was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon about 9:30pm Tuesday....

Family: Snake Bit Boy at Disney Park, Grandma Died

Disney says incident is being 'mischaracterized'

(Newser) - An Alabama family says an escaped snake at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando dropped from a tree and bit a boy, which led to the death of the boy's grandmother. The family's attorney, Matt Morgan, said Thursday that the family plans to sue Disney World, the AP...

Lawsuit: Disney Illegally Replaced Tech Workers With Foreigners

First-of-its-kind legal action slams outsourcing firms

(Newser) - Disney and two outsourcing companies abused immigration law by colluding to bring in foreign workers to replace Americans, according to lawsuits from two tech workers. Leo Perrero and Dena Moore say that before they were laid off with around 250 other people in 2014, they had to train lower-priced replacements...

Woman Dies After Riding Disney's Space Mountain

July death was just made public this week

(Newser) - Records show that a woman died after riding Walt Disney World's Space Mountain this past summer. Pamela Lynn Haynes' death was included in a quarterly report theme parks are required to submit to the state. The report was made public this week. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 55-year-old Pamela...

Disney Parks Reveal Biggest Expansions Ever

Disney promises two 14-acre fully populated areas

(Newser) - Nothing like piloting a "hunk of junk" or joining an epic sci-fi battle on your family vacation, right? Then Walt Disney Co. has you covered: CEO Bob Iger announced yesterday that Walt Disney World and Disneyland will each add a 14-acre Star Wars expansion, CNN Money reports. "We...

Disney Driving Experience Turns Deadly

Customer lost control of Lamborghini

(Newser) - The Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World in Orlando turned deadly when a driver lost control of a Lamborghini and crashed into a guardrail, the Florida Highway Patrol says. Passenger Gary Terry, the operations manager at the track, was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday afternoon and the 24-year-old...

35 Disney Workers Busted in Kid-Sex Crimes Since '06

CNN investigation also looks at Universal Studios, SeaWorld

(Newser) - Before that next family vacation to a Disney theme park, consider this: Since 2006, at least 35 Disney employees have been arrested and accused of crimes involving children and sex. Those include sex crimes involving children, attempting to meet minors for sex, and possessing child pornography, a CNN investigation reveals....

Man Loses Fingertips on Pirates of the Caribbean

Officials aren't entirely sure how

(Newser) - A UK tourist lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida yesterday. The man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital, the local fire department...

Sinkhole Opens Under Resort Near Disney

Guests evacuate as three-story building collapses

(Newser) - Get nervous, Sleeping Beauty: This could have been your house. A 60-foot sinkhole opened under a Florida resort last night, causing one three-story building to collapse and another to slowly sink into the ground, CNN reports. The Summer Bay Resort is about 10 miles away from Walt Disney World. One...

Coming to Disney: $100 Entry
 Coming to Disney: $100 Entry 

Coming to Disney: $100 Entry

Walt Disney World parks keep boosting ticket prices

(Newser) - Visiting Mickey will soon cost a C-note if prices keep rising at Walt Disney World parks, Time reports. Basic admission cost $82 last June and hit $89 a year later, which, according to one Orlando Sentinel columnist, means $100 entry could come in just two years. “The moment you...

Starbucks Is Coming to Disneyland

Cafes will open in California, Florida theme parks

(Newser) - Starbucks is about to perk up "the happiest place on Earth." The Seattle-based coffee chain is today announcing a partnership to open a store inside each of the six Disney properties in California and Florida. The first will open this summer at Disneyland California Adventure in Anaheim. The...

Disney Shuts Obesity Exhibit Because It Insults Fat Kids

Critics complain about 'Habit Heroes' Epcot attraction

(Newser) - Disney World, that purveyor of churros, cotton candy, and ice cream bars shaped like Mickey Mouse's head, recently installed a childhood obesity exhibit at Epcot, and critics quickly blasted the theme park … for stigmatizing overweight children. "We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of...

Disney World's New Ride: Luxury Speedsters

Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, and more coming to speedway

(Newser) - From the Pirates of the Caribbean to the Ferraris of Florida—one ride at Disney World will get a lot more horsepower in January. The park plans to add "exotic driving" to its repertoire, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Along with two Ferraris (which go from zero to 60 in...

Now You Can Live in Disney World
 Now You Can Live 
 in Disney World 
real estate dept

Now You Can Live in Disney World

In an $8M vacation home built on theme park land

(Newser) - For the child in all of us who happens to have a very adult-size bank account, Walt Disney Co. will offer vacation homes in its Florida theme park. The company, which unveiled the proposed 980-acre Golden Oak development today, is gambling on a rebounding luxury real estate market in a...

China OKs Shanghai Disney
 China OKs Shanghai Disney 

China OKs Shanghai Disney

Theme park deal green-lighted after decades of talks

(Newser) - The Magic Kingdom is coming to the Middle Kingdom after nearly 20 years of negotiations, Disney announced yesterday. The massive Disneyland-style theme park to be built in Shanghai will dwarf the one in semi-autonomous Hong Kong, and will eventually rival the size of Florida's Disney World. Analysts believe the $3....

Disney to Slash Theme Park Jobs

Company announces layoffs, major restructuring of park operations

(Newser) - Tomorrowland holds unemployment for an undisclosed number of Disney employees, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The company is restructuring its theme park division—which employs 80,000 people—and plans to cut jobs by consolidating its East and West Coast operations. Analysts believe Disney can make substantial savings this way but...

Fla. Developer Offers Investors Green Cards

Foreigners with $1M cash can get US residence

(Newser) - Foreigners still interested in the American dream can get permanent residence in the US by investing $1 million in a Florida condo-hotel project starved for credit. The government-approved offer gives investors a conditional visa in exchange for the investment, the Orlando Sentinel reports. If the foreigners can prove within two...

Hey, at Least Travel Costs Are Plunging

Airlines, cruises, hotels slash prices for those who can still afford it

(Newser) - There’s a spot of good news for travelers amid the barrage of dire economic reports: Those looking for a flight, cruise, or hotel stay may find surprisingly good deals. As financial woes keep many Americans grounded, the travel industry is forced to drop prices to fill space, the Los ...

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