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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' Surpasses Group of New Releases to Top Home Video Sales Chart

    In a robust week for fresh product, five of the seven top home entertainment sellers the week ending July 27 were new releases. The Sony Pictures drama "Heaven is for Real," about the changes in a family's life when their young son claims to have visited...
  • What's new for Orlando attractions in August and September

    What's new for Orlando attractions in August and September
    Universal's grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley is behind us. So, what's next on the calendar of events for Central Florida theme parks and attractions? Here's what's coming for August and September. •The "Gone...
  • Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket

    Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket
    I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces. Who am I to judge? I'm...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER:...
  • Epcot: After-hours party added to food and wine fest

    Epcot: After-hours party added to food and wine fest
    Disney World has added an after-hours event to the lineup of the upcoming Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The Epcot Food & Wine Festival – Late Nights Live! street party will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m....
  • Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld ending partnership

    Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld ending partnership
    Southwest Airlines, which has been under fire from animal activists over its marketing partnership with SeaWorld, is parting ways with the company after 26 years. The companies said in a joint statement Thursday they they both decided not to renew their...
  • Back-to-school headquarters that offers free supplies gets makeover

    Back-to-school headquarters that offers free supplies gets makeover
    As thousands of Central Florida teachers make their own back-to-school preparations, the Orlando-based charity that offers them free classroom supplies showed off a colorful makeover on Thursday donated by local businesses. "We've been in this...
  • Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership a year after 'Blackfish' backlash

    Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their longtime partnership the year after a documentary raised concerns about the treatment of killer whales at the theme-park chain. The airline and the park said they reached a mutual decision not to renew...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Polar bear dies unexpectedly

    SeaWorld Orlando: Polar bear dies unexpectedly
    A polar bear that has lived at SeaWorld Orlando for 19 years has died unexpectedly, theme-park officials say. "Johnny," a 24-year-old polar bear died after a physical examination Thursday morning. SeaWorld's attending vets said there were no problems...
  • Southwest Airlines, Seaworld end partnership after 26 years

    SeaWorld and Southwest Airlines are ending their quarter-century partnership. Here's the joint statement from Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld: "Southwest and SeaWorld have mutually decided not to renew their partnership when the contract expires at the...