Hollywood is coming to Albertville

A Minnesota development group and Sony Pictures Consumer Products are teaming up to build—wait for it—a “Hollywood-themed family destination” next to the Albertville Outlet Mall, reports the Star Tribune. The park will include a mini indoor amusement park, a Marriott hotel, and a large indoor water park. It will be “filled with activities and experiences based on … [ Read more]

Circus elephants taking their final bows this spring

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May, reports the AP. The circus’s parent company, Feld Entertainment, said that all of the 11 elephants will be retired to the company’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation … [ Read more]