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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Universal Orlando: Hogwarts Express windows will reveal Hagrid, Weasleys, other 'Harry Potter' characters

    Universal Orlando: Hogwarts Express windows will reveal Hagrid, Weasleys, other 'Harry Potter' characters
    Visitors aboard Universal Orlando's Hogwarts Express will look out the windows and see Hagrid on his flying motorbike, the Weasley twins on brooms, Buckbeak the Hippogriff in action and the Knight Bus maneuvering through traffic, Universal revealed...
  • 'Frozen' characters moving from Epcot to Magic Kingdom next month

    'Frozen' characters moving from Epcot to Magic Kingdom next month
    Walt Disney World visitors wanting to meet Anna and Elsa, the lead characters of Disney blockbuster movie "Frozen," soon will go to Magic Kingdom instead of Epcot. Staring April 22, the duo, who have inspired hours-long waits in the Norway pavilion in...
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • Dad writes book for guys on how to survive Disney World

    Dad writes book for guys on how to survive Disney World
    Walt Disney World is known by many as the "Happiest Place on Earth," but the experience might not be so magical for some. Bart Scott is a father of three children, all under 7 years of age. He says he's been to Disney World at least 10 or 12 times....
  • Kids can ride in full-size 'Cars' characters in Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along

    Kids can ride in full-size 'Cars' characters in Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along
    Children who are fans of Disney/Pixar's "Cars" will soon have a chance to ride in full-size versions of two of the characters from the 2006 film. Petty Holdings, LLC and Pixar Animation Studios are bringing Aiken Axler and Sage VanDerSpin to life for...
  • 'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along

    'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along
    Jay Ward's in-depth knowledge and love of cars and motorsports gave him the title of "guardian" of the Disney-Pixar "Cars" franchise.  It was only fitting to have the "Cars" Creative Director help bring two of the film's characters to the real world....
  • 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,...
  • Countdown over: Aquatica debuts extreme-drop slide

    Countdown over: Aquatica debuts extreme-drop slide
    Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, took the idea of an extreme-drop slide and gave it a twist. Make that several twists. Ihu's Breakaway Falls, which opens to the public Friday, begins with a dramatic launch but instead of riders taking a straight-line...
  • Senate scales back major springs bill

    Senate scales back major springs bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- Mired in a spat between property owners, the business lobby and local governments, a Senate panel on Tuesday gutted a proposal once hailed as a major step to protect Florida's dying springs. In a series of amendments, the Senate...
  • 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....
  • Six romantic honeymoons: Three if by land, three if by sea

    With spring in full swing, and June, the traditional month for weddings just around the corner, many brides and grooms-to-be are busy planning honeymoon trips. Here are some ideas to consider for wedding trips -– both land and sea programs —...