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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Erik Estrada's role in Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" packs a nice 'Ponch'

    Erik Estrada's role in Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" packs a nice 'Ponch'
    Seventies heartthrob Erik Estrada shot to fame as the hunky, suave Frank “Ponch” Poncherello in the motorcycle cop show “Chips.” Now he’s got a fresh new tribute to that role as the voice of helicopter Nick “Loopin&...
  • Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'

    Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'
    In the tradition of the "Harry Potter" movies, Universal Orlando has come up with a sequel. On Tuesday, Universal Studios will open Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, a follow-up to the blockbuster boy-wizard attraction that debuted...
  • It's Freebie Friday! $25 off at Best Buy, free Slurpees, $10 off gas

    It's Freebie Friday! $25 off at Best Buy, free Slurpees, $10 off gas
    Happy Freebie Friday! It's time for my fabulous freebie free-for-all! This week's list features $25 off at Best Buy, a free Rotisserie Chicken Burger at Boston Market (again),  a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (again) as the chain continues to give away sweet...
  • Orlando ranks most popular destination in Florida

    Orlando ranks most popular destination in Florida
    Orlando is the most popular destination in Florida for 2014, according to tourism website TripAdvisor.com.  Three Central Florida cities landed in the top five, with the City Beautiful at the top, followed by Kissimmee at No. 2 and Davenport at No. 4. ...
  • Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening

    Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening
    Diagon Alley finally had a soft opening for the general public Thursday afternoon, as Universal Orlando let visitors without hotel packages into the new Harry Potter land. Universal did not give information about what the soft opening schedule will be...
  • Father of four dies after hit and run in Oakland Park; detectives searching for driver

    A pedestrian hit by a car in Oakland Park died of his injuries Thursday afternoon. Rollin Francis, 35, was crossing West Oakland Park Boulevard on Sunday around 11:15 p.m. when a driver heading east struck him, according to detectives. Oakland Park Fire...
  • Universal's Diagon Alley: Answers to your burning questions

    Universal's Diagon Alley: Answers to your burning questions
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley has 10 days of operation under its belt at Universal Studios. Reviews generally have ranged from positive to glowing to rapturous to "this will change Orlando [dramatic pause] forever." It's...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free Slurpees, Chick-fil-A and $10 off gas

    It's Freebie Friday! Free Slurpees, Chick-fil-A and $10 off gas
    Happy Freebie Friday! It's time for my fabulous freebie free-for-all! This week's list features a free meal at Chick-fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day. Of course, there's a link to a free cow costume. Plus, 7-Eleven is celebrating it's 87th birthday with...
  • Diagon Alley becomes the place to shop at Universal

    Diagon Alley becomes <i>the</i> place to shop at Universal
    Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further. It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
  • Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal

    Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal
    After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
  • For rights group, gay marriage only the beginning

    For rights group, gay marriage only the beginning
    They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. "Being able to get...