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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom stays up late with new Harambe Nights

    Disney's Animal Kingdom stays up late with new Harambe Nights
    Disney World is introducing a dinner-and-show combo in a unique setting: After dark at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. The event, dubbed Harambe Nights, debuts June 7 and runs Saturday evenings through Aug. 9. There will be familiar Disney World...
  • Viola Davis leads off 'Lion King' concert at Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights

    Viola Davis leads off 'Lion King' concert at Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights
    Actress Viola Davis will be the first celebrity narrator for "The Lion King — A Concert in the Wild" show, part of the new Harambe Nights celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom. She once had narration duties for a Greek tragedy with the Los...
  • Busch Gardens: Falcon's Fury delayed until 'later this summer'

    Busch Gardens: Falcon's Fury delayed until 'later this summer'
    The opening of Falcon's Fury, a dramatic drop-tower attraction, has been officially delayed, according to a statement released by Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa. "Due to a delay in the fabrication of key component parts, neither the manufacturer...
  • Universal Studios: Video from Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Video from Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley
    Universal  Studios has released a video with scenes from inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, which is expected to open to the public this summer. The video shows primarily exteriors of Diagon Alley establishments such as...
  • 'Maleficent' and why we love our childhood villains

    'Maleficent' and why we love our childhood villains
    She is the meanest woman ever to get her own plush toy. Maleficent, the wicked fairy from "Sleeping Beauty" who condemns the infant Princess Aurora to die, is the protagonist of a new movie starring Angelina Jolie and an unlikely character to boast...
  • Universal offers Harry Potter hotel deal for Florida residents starting June 29

    Universal offers Harry Potter hotel deal for Florida residents starting June 29
    While Universal Orlando has yet to officially announce an opening date for the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, it is now offering a deal to Florida residents that will allow special access to the park expansion beginning June 29. From...
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon offering special food, drink offerings for 25th anniversary

    Disney's Typhoon Lagoon offering special food, drink offerings for 25th anniversary
    As the temperatures continue to rise with no end to the hot weather in sight, Central Florida residents and visitors might find themselves looking for a place to cool off.  Typhoon Lagoon, one of Walt Disney World Resort's two water parks, is one of...
  • Feeling appreciated is key to relationships -- except parenting

     Feeling appreciated is key to relationships -- except parenting
    My wise and beautiful friend Sarah once told me that the key to a happy relationship is feeling appreciated. Someone told it to Oprah, she said, so it must be true. I adore Oprah and I believe she only listens to people with very good advice, except for...
  • Center Stage gives area premiere of 'Wild with Happy'

    Center Stage gives area premiere of 'Wild with Happy'
    Journeys of one kind or another — emotional, physical, spiritual — are at the heart of Colman Domingo's 2012 play "Wild with Happy," receiving its Baltimore premiere at Center Stage. There isn't just a road trip in this work, but a car chase....
  • Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand

    Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month. The West Covina resident joined with 32 other people to get a group discount on the cruise. She then booked a cheap flight to the...
  • Glendale PTA: Ceremonies mark the end of the school year

    Glendale PTA: Ceremonies mark the end of the school year
    The last day of school in the Glendale Unified School District, including graduation and promotion ceremonies, is June 3. Wilson Middle School eighth-graders will attend promotion activities at 9:30 a.m. on the school's athletic field, while promotion...