Not that long ago Budget Travel asked readers if it would be worth flying six hours to a destination if you only had four nights to spend there. And surprisingly, the majority said yes! So the next question is: how do you make the most of a short break?
Lean times call for budgetary triage. But while you should clearly opt for orthodontics before Disneyland, the choice is tougher when it comes to home maintenance.
Disneyland may the "happiest place on earth," but it likely had some competition from corporate headquarters on Thursday after the Walt Disney company reported record-setting earnings.
The costars hold hands on a day out together at Disneyland
From how to score a cocktail to where to scatter grandma's ashes, this is your ticket to the real Magic Kingdom.
The summer holidays are here, a fact that fills parents with both excitement and a certain amount of dread.
It's billed as "the happiest place on Earth." And Friday, Disneyland's Tokyo theme park reopened in hopes of bringing some of that missing happiness back to the Japanese people.
PEOPLE's blogger is "thrilled with the results" of working with partner Mark Ballas
The actress celebrates with celeb pals at a 1920s party - and a trip to Disneyland
California's Disneyland filled to capacity two hours after opening Tuesday -- the second day in a row the 55-year-old theme park was forced to turn potential guests away because of overcrowding.
Ukraine says it will lift restrictions on tourism in the zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 2011, formally opening the scene of the world's worst nuclear accident to visitors.
"I can't believe my boys are getting so big!" she Tweets about 5-year-old Preston and 4-year-old Jayden
From a hamburger run to the Happiest Place on Earth, Britney Spears had her hands full over the weekend while marking her sons' latest milestones.
A 20-year-old man waiting in line for a ride at Disney's California Adventure Park fell 25 to 30 feet Wednesday night, Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Rick Martinez said Thursday.
It's going to cost vacationers more to visit with Mickey Mouse starting Thursday, when Disney parks in California and Florida will raise ticket prices.
Alexandra Pelosi is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker known for capturing the political campaigns of George W. Bush, John McCain and Sarah Palin, as well as telling the story of the Rev. Ted Haggard.
Plus: Halle Berry gets her passport photos and more star sightings
Luz Marquez's rental van gets a flat tire, and so does the spare.
Plus: Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen reunite in Disneyland and more star sightings
â¢ After a Monday of fun at Disneyland, Heidi Klum celebrated her birthday in a decidedly more adult way with husband Seal Tuesday night. The happy couple hit Las Vegas, where they took in the late show of Cirque du Soleil's sensual cabaret, Zumanity, at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- While it doesn't formally say so in the name, Thursday's "BCS National Championship Game" is most definitely a bowl game. Alabama and Texas both spent part of the day Saturday at Disneyland (Colt McCoy's favorite ride was the Tower of Terror) and will both visit Rose Bowl staple Lawry's in the coming days.
"I was planning to eat this sucker," says the President, who issues a pardon at his daughters' request
Universal Orlando affords its first sneak preview of J.K. Rowling's realm
"I would love for him to be here and experience this all," she tells PEOPLE
Here are a few tips on separating truth from fiction in Los Angeles, the city of dreamers.
Come on. Let's have some fun. We deserve it.
The new owners of Michael Jackson's ranch clearly want to make money, but also heed the concerns of neighbors and his family
Forget Disneyland! Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world, according to an independent research group in Britain with the goal of building a new economy, "centered on people and the environment."
With South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford dominating the news, let's look back at a five other so-called virtuous figures who became embroiled in sex scandals -- and this list just scratches the surface.
CNN's John Vause reports on the remarkable progress of a village in China flattened by an earthquake just a year ago.
For 20 hours Gao Ying lay in the rubble of her school in China's Sichuan province last spring. The May 2008 earthquake that struck southwest China had leveled many buildings across the region.
A weekend of packing, painting, cleaning – oh, and Disneyland – for Nadya Suleman
Indian authorities are moving the youngsters from Mumbai slums to new residences
The child cast members celebrate their film's Oscar victory with Mickey Mouse
Justin Gaston serenades her and she got a new puppy
"Something bad on the road," says Cyrus, who has her Sweet 16 party at Disneyland in October
Her gala Sweet 16th birthday bash will rock – and benefit a good cause
As if rising gas and food prices weren't enough, a ticket to the Magic Kingdom will soon cost a few bucks more.
As one who lives within the gravitational pull of the San Francisco Giants, I know I commit blasphemy by praising anything Dodger. But the first time I set foot in Dodger Stadium, just two Aprils ago, I felt giddy, expectant -- as though I had just pushed through the turnstile into that other mid-century southern California landmark, Disneyland. It's hard to say why I got such a happy vibe from the place. Was is the Googie roofline on the outfield pavilions that zigzagged just like the roof at my elementary school (also early '60s vintage)? Was it the other mid-century modern details, like the hexagonal scoreboard in rightfield, the leftfield videoboard with the starlite-lounge sparkles adorning the "Welcome To Dodger Stadium" message, the flying-saucer planters in the parking lot? Was it the spectacular vistas of downtown LA and the San Gabriel mountains, clearly visible through hardly-hazy skies? Was it the fact that I had arrived for a night game unburdened by extra coats and
Joel Stein checks out L.A.'s hot liberal fund-raising scene -- and falls for The Fall Guy's girl
The couple at the next table in the upscale restaurant eyed the two little kids in our group with decided distaste. Their mom was upset, but I convinced her we should simply ignore the dirty looks.
The singer flirts with her husband during pretrial arguments in his case
Gas prices hit another all-time high of $3.50 a gallon - and that's bad news for businesses that rely on the summer travel season.
Affairs of state took a backseat to those of the heart in Paris Tuesday, as French President Nicolas Sarkozy used a nationally broadcast press conference to speak for the first time about his six-week-old relationship with ex-supermodel Carla Bruni.
On a trip to Disneyland, Marco McFarren and his girlfriend participate in a program that allows them to buy a CD of photos taken by cast members for $59.99. But wait! The CD actually costs $124.95 when it's ordered from the Disney Web site. Is Mickey holding their vacation photos hostage, or was McFarren given the wrong information?
My first attempt to build a business was raising Morgan horses, a breed with its own circuit of equestrian shows. That was when I was still working at General Motors, overseeing an assembly line that upholstered cars. The job was miserable, but I kept it because selling horses never made me any money.
CNN's Todd Benjamin speaks with Conrad DeQuadros of Bear Sterns, about the state of U.S. retail sales.
Many consider Germany's Rothenburg to be the best-preserved medieval town in Europe. Many also consider it a horrible tourist trap. Everyone in the town makes their living off tourism. The place is stampeded midday with visiting tour groups. The town even created its own traditional pastry -- the schneeball (or snowball) to compliment all the faux traditional Christmas ornaments it sells. Yet when I pass through its medieval gates, I feel like a kid who just got a three-day pass for all the rides at Disneyland. I love Rothenburg and I've long wondered why.
Worldwide online voting to select a new list of the Seven Wonders of the World ended July 7.
French police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old Spanish girl who lost consciousness while riding a roller coaster at Disneyland Paris, park officials say.
The room rate for a discount hotel near Disneyland is $60 a night. The "upgrade" fee for accommodations with two queen-size beds: $50 a night. Something doesn't seem right about that to Michael McKernan. But getting Priceline to help him is proving impossible, despite assurances from its executive office. What should he do?
In annual White House tradition, President Bush on Wednesday granted a reprieve for a turkey -- and its alternate -- so that they can spend the rest of their lives at Disneyland.
1356: English defeat French at Poitiers in a landmark battle of the Hundred Years' War.
CNN.com asked readers to tell us how the foiled terrorist plot to blow up passenger jets flying from Britain to the U.S. has affected their lives. We asked you to share your travel stories, or give us your thoughts and opinions. Here are more of your responses, some of which have been edited:
Here's the scene: It's 3 P.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Sound Stage 7 on the studio lot of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank. Five hundred cartoon people - artists, producers, voice artists, etc. - are jammed into the warehouse-like building, murmuring and fidgeting in anticipation.
Back from vacation and back in the saddle ...
ALCOA: Can't wait ... to cut its costs. It's now latest FORTUNE 500 firm to end its pension plan -- but in this case only for new employees. That effectively creates a two-tiered workforce. Newbies will get a 401(k); oldies -- all 129,000 of them -- will get the defined plan. Look for Alcoa stock to get a one-day bounce on the news. So if you're a day trader, you know what to do. (And what's with the company calling itself the world's "leading" producer of aluminum? Guess that means it's not the biggest.)
Your bodyclock is in one time zone and you're physically in another, at some point during a business trip, you are going to need some help.
Just after one o'clock on a steamy afternoon, hundreds of Chinese sprinted down Main St, U.S.A., past the Corner Cafe and Sweet Store in their Disney T-shirts and caps, gripping their cameras.
Disneyland flung open its gates in Hong Kong on Monday in its first foray into the massive China market.
Phillippe de Villiers is the leader of the campaign to vote "No" in Sunday's referendum on the European Union constitution.
When singers and performers set out to sharpen their skills, some attend music conservatories, some go to a university with a strong performing arts program, and some take private lessons.
The property begins a few yards from the Mediterranean, wanders through fields and orchards, then climbs up a talus slope before ending at the base of a marble cliff.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The Magic Kingdom is adding some pop back into its theme parks.
IT'S NOT CLEAR WHO FIRST EMBLAZONED T-shirts with slogans like "Born to Shop" and "I Shop, Therefore I Am." But we do know the starting point for the modern shopping culture that gave rise to those...
Forget the lights of Las Vegas. Look past the Big Apple's mouth-watering sights. Distinctive destinations abound in the United States, far beyond the perennial favorites.
TALE OF TWO BUYOUTS Cingular ups its offer and wins AT&T Wireless, while Comcast tries to hold the line, refusing to increase its hostile bid for Disney. A weak spinoff of AT&T earns a premium whil...
PARIS WITHOUT THE WAIT Just how long is that line to see the Mona Lisa in the summertime? Buy a Paris Museum Pass and you'll never have to find out: It gets you in without having to stand in the to...
Fox's American Idol was so successful that the other TV networks are trying to develop copycats. The Hype Index is not immune. This month, our American Idol Edition takes a look at some icons, past...
It was a wondrous place and a heady time, the great Exposition of 1904. It was the Meet Me in St. Louis fair, where, as Judy Garland would one day sing, "Don't tell me the lights are shining any pl...
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At Disney World, a land of predictable fun and scripted surprises, the creation of a $1 billion theme park starring 1,000 live animals--lions, tigers, rhinos, and gorillas, all with minds of their ...
Imagine a President of the United States wrestling with the challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly chaotic world--among them, new global competitors rising in both the East and West, fic...
Consider the tumultuous epic known as Walt Disney -- CEO Michael Eisner's quadruple-bypass heart surgery, movie boss Jeffrey Katzenberg's departure, President Frank Wells's heli-skiing death, the E...
More evidence that bigger isn't always better: While Walt Disney's huge new theme parks have run into major snags -- Euro Disneyland is hemorrhaging, and Virginians are up in arms over Disney's Ame...
Wholesome enough for a church outing. As antiseptic as a modern theme park. Able to attract free-spending families in a single swoop. Look, it's a Disneyland. It's a futuristic fun world. No, betch...
Too often, travelers seem to leave their street smarts at home. ''There aren't any new scams,'' says Bob Louden, a 21-year veteran of New York City's police force who trains cops at John Jay Colleg...
You've probably watched a video news release on TV and never even known it. These one- to two-minute tapes resemble original reporting by a news crew. But companies produce them to display their pr...
Six years after he forced Disneyland to give up its ban on dancing by same-sex couples, activist Andrew Exler is attacking another form of gender-based exclusion: a diet program for women only. Ups...
The unofficial recession watch: According to Sindlinger & Co., the respected Wallingford, Pa. pollster, 23 states, or roughly 21% of American households, were in a recession in September. The compa...
Next time you see a TV news anchor nodding wisely at what a chief executive or somebody else important or famous has to say, remember that the newscast footage, prepackaged as video news releases (...
The golden goose may not be as fecund as she once was. Theme and amusement parks, those incredible cash machines, reported record attendance of 249 million and gross receipts of over $4 billion in ...
In the early 1980s, Walt Disney Co. ran out of pixie dust. Under the management of Ron Miller, Walt's son-in-law, earnings fell for three straight years as the company released a series of losing f...
CARMAKERS and dealers in the U.S. are scrambling for better ways to sell. The proliferation of makes from all over the world, the development of new car technologies, and car buyers' increasing sop...
ANY SPANIARD still wondering why Walt Disney Co. suddenly switched the site for its new Euro Disneyland theme park from Spain's balmy Mediterranean coast to a featureless sugar-beet field 20 miles ...
PARIS -- Earlier this month, the in-house magazine for France's left-wing intellectuals came out with a cover that showed a jubilant Mickey Mouse flying over the Eiffel Tower. ''American Cultural I...
Can Minnie and Mickey Mouse find happiness in suburban Paris? Disneyland International thinks so. The company signed a letter of intent with the French government to build an amusement park for an ...
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