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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Check out these art events Orlando

    Check out these art events Orlando
    Some of my artist friends bemoan the presence of our theme parks because they say it's harder to be taken as a serious artist if you're from a tourist town and not from a place known as an art mecca. There is some truth to that, but the flip side is...
  • UCF growth story — same old sprawl

    UCF growth story — same old sprawl
    Try to imagine crossing nine lanes to get from home to campus. Because that's what UCF students who live in the hundreds of apartments lining University Boulevard — and who choose walking over driving — face every day when they cross Alafaya...
  • Proposal to end killer-whale shows in California: Will it live or die?

    Proposal to end killer-whale shows in California: Will it live or die?
    SAN DIEGO -- A bill aimed at ending killer-whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego will get its first test Tuesday in Sacramento. The Assembly Parks, Water and Wildlife Committee is scheduled to consider AB 2140 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica)...
  • The heat is almost on: What's best for spring at Orlando theme parks?

    The heat is almost on: What's best for spring at Orlando theme parks?
    If you're in Orlando, you can feel it breathing down your neck: Summer, the relentless 10-month stretch of heat and humidity is sneaking up on us.  We compiled some key theme-park activities that are best to knock out before the days turn into scorchers....
  • Go Away With ... Rev Run

    Go Away With ... Rev Run
    Back in the day, Joseph Simmons was best known to music fans as DJ Run, one of the founding members of Run-D.M.C. Now 49 and a practicing minister, Simmons is familiar to a new generation of fans as Rev Run, the television personality. He and his wife,...
  • 03/31: Progressions

    Architecture Matthew Johnson has joined C.T. Hsu + Associates P.A., Orlando, as project designer. Bradley James and Alonso Rodriguez were promoted to senior associate level at VOA Associates Inc., Orlando. Alec Sithong, VOA Associates Inc., Orlando,...
  • What to do about SeaWorld's captive killers

     What to do about SeaWorld's captive killers
    The lives of captive killer whales are nothing like those of their wild counterparts. Instead of roaming for miles every day in close-knit family groups, captive whales perform for audiences in tanks that, though roomier than those of early marine parks,...
  • Teens arrested in apartment, Disney parking lot robberies

    Teens arrested in apartment, Disney parking lot robberies
    Two teenagers were arrested in connection with robberies in a Walt Disney World parking lot and at a nearby apartment complex. The first robbery happened in a Disney employee parking lot Thursday about 9:50 p.m., where a man's cellphone was stolen at...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Roller Coaster Wager On NCAA Title Game

    You could call it a "high roller wager" - literally. The winner of Monday night's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's basketball championship will have its university flag flown atop a roller coaster in a friendly bet between two...
  • Six Flags America opens for weekends, spring break

    Six Flags America opens for weekends, spring break
    Six Flags America launches its 2014 season on Saturday, opening weekends in April and May and daily for spring break, April 12-21. The Maryland theme park has a new Mardi Gras section featuring New Orleans-themed rides, parades and other activities....
  • Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith taking long victory lap

    SEATTLE Malcolm Smith's victory lap as the reigning Super Bowl MVP will eventually stretch from Florida to Alaska, with lots of fun and little stops in between. And sometimes, during the few quiet moments Smith has had since helping lead the Seahawks...