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Super Slide sale: Amusement park on the market in Bismarck

Sep. 13, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The amusement park at Bismarck’s Sertoma Park is up for sale. It’s not the first time the Fleckensteins have thought about selling the Super Slide Amusement Park, but this time they’ve hired a real estate agent and listed the attraction with...

Universal Studios sets opening for first theme park in China

Aug. 30, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Universal Studios announced Monday that its first theme park in China will open in the country's capital in September. The company set the opening date for Sept. 20, according to a statement and video posted on the Chinese social media site WeChat. ...

Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank

Aug. 26, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Few Palestinians in the occupied West Bank get to board an airplane these days. The territory has no civilian airport and those who can afford a plane ticket must catch their flights in neighboring Jordan. But just outside the northern city of Nablus, a pair of...

Esports arena in the works near Ohio amusement park

Jul. 29, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment plans to add esports to its lineup of roller coasters and water parks. It wants to build a 1,500-seat esports arena in Ohio for gaming tournaments near Cedar Point, its flagship amusement park in...

Florida mayors defy DeSantis with mask, vaccine mandates

Jul. 28, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As coronavirus cases continue to soar, two Florida mayors are announcing mask and vaccine mandates and defying the governor who is firmly opposed to any pandemic restrictions. Masks will again be required at indoor county facilities in Florida’s populous...

With workers in high demand, teenagers are filling the void

Jul. 25, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As businesses have taken “closed indefinitely” signs out of their windows and reopened their doors, the landscape of a post-pandemic workforce is changing and depending on an unexpected demographic — teens. Teenagers have...

Disney opening campus in Florida, moving some SoCal workers

Jul. 15, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it planned to build a new regional campus in central Florida to house at least 2,000 professional employees who will be relocating from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance and product development. ...

As employers struggle to fill jobs, teens come to the rescue

Jul. 06, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail shops, many of them desperate for workers, are sounding an unusual note of gratitude this summer: Thank goodness for teenagers. As the U.S. economy bounds back with unexpected...