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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Review: Aquatica's new Omaka Rocka slide -- all wet in a good way

    Review: Aquatica's new Omaka Rocka slide -- all wet in a good way
    A new water slide adds speed and maneuvers inspired by extreme sports to Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park. Omaka Rocka, the first expansion to the park since it opened two years ago, is designed to send riders through half-pipe action typically reserved...
  • Disney attractions going strong at 40

    Disney attractions going strong at 40
    Forty years have passed since the first theme-park guests walked up Main Street U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. A lot has changed since Oct. 1, 1971, not the least of it being the cost of a ticket. Single-day...
  • C'mon, all y'all — just Hoop-Dee-Doo it

    C'mon, all y'all — just Hoop-Dee-Doo it
    I say go with it, man. That's my best advice. Remember, a pun can't kill you. Not even a bunch of puns can gang up on you, although you might want to die from groaning. I mean, you didn't expect high-brow entertainment when you bought a ticket to...
  • How to get to Sesame Street? West on I-4 at Busch Gardens

    How to get to Sesame Street? West on I-4 at Busch Gardens
    Muppets make your day brighter. Go ahead, try to deny it. That's what makes the addition of Sesame Street Safari of Fun so smart for Busch Gardens in Tampa. Even if a big furry isn't a thrill for you, just watch a transfixed preschooler as Cookie Monster...
  • Sesame Street bound for Busch Gardens

    Sesame Street bound for Busch Gardens
    The Muppets are preparing to move in at Busch Gardens. The Tampa theme park plans to open its Sesame Street Safari of Fun area with a small roller coaster, water elements, playground and photo ops in March. A tour of the construction zone last week...
  • Yalaha's the spot for perfect day

    Yalaha's the spot for perfect day
    There's an old saying that if you don't like the weather in Florida, wait 15 minutes and it'll change. That's been the case this winter, with the unusually persistent cold temperatures, the occasional downpour at 9 a.m. and afternoons that require...
  • Central Florida's Zipline Safari takes riders atop the trees

    Central Florida's Zipline Safari takes riders atop the trees
    Zipping through the treetops is no longer just for the birds. Starting this month, Central Florida residents and visitors can hang 55 feet above the ground from a steel cable and zoom 20 miles an hour over Forever Florida. It's an exhilarating adrenaline...
  • Old is new again: 'Captain EO' back at Epcot

    Old is new again: 'Captain EO' back at Epcot
    Walt Disney World continues its wave of nostalgia with the rebirth of Captain EO — a 3-D sci-fi movie featuring Michael Jackson and a crew of fuzzy space explorers — at Epcot. The film, which ran at the theme park from 1986 to 1994, returns...
  • Beat the heat on theme park water rides

    Beat the heat on theme park water rides
    When the heat is on, one sure-fire way to cool off is with theme park water rides. A good drenching or light spritzing is effective against the Florida sun this time of year. The down side is the aftermath: wet clothes, squishy shoes, damp socks and...
  • Lunch at Be Our Guest, a new Fantasyland restaurant in Orlando

    Lunch at Be Our Guest, a new Fantasyland restaurant in Orlando
    With this week's opening of the new Fantasyland, dining options have expanded for guests at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park. Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and well-coiffed French eatery based on the animated movie "Beauty and...
  • Theme parks in 2011: Think Legos, light sabers and lots of zip lines

    Theme parks in 2011: Think Legos, light sabers and lots of zip lines
    Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions. •Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...