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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • 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....
  • Tackling Disney's It's a Small World by the numbers

    Tackling Disney's It's a Small World by the numbers
    One could forgive It's a Small World for getting a big head. Disney marked its 50th birthday party with a global celebration. The ride was introduced at the 1964 World's Fair and was considered a temporary attraction. Instead, Walt Disney transplanted...
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort changes include new name, new dining

    Disney's Polynesian Resort changes include new name, new dining
    Disney has shown it isn't afraid to make changes, and next up on its revamp list at Walt Disney World is the Polynesian Resort. Part of moving forward though is a bit of a throwback. "As part of this transformation, the resort is returning to its...
  • Hills and valleys of roller-coastering

    Hills and valleys of roller-coastering
    The preparations for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom put me in a nostalgic mood for good — and occasionally harrowing — times aboard other Central Florida roller coasters. I've been having flashbacks of many ups and downs for some...
  • Retro details pack Universal's Cabana Bay Beach resort

    Retro details pack Universal's Cabana Bay Beach resort
    Leftovers from this week's grand opening of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach resort hotel: •Ten shuttle buses run between the hotel and theme parks, and they're painted to resemble woody station wagons. (From a few angles, you can see a surfboard...
  • Florida travel calendar for July

    Florida travel calendar for July
    Check out festivals and events in July across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) July 3: Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte...
  • SeaWorld, at 50, gets spiffy

    SeaWorld Orlando has gussied itself up for its 50th anniversary celebration, and some of it looks downright trashy. That's by design. SeaWorld commissioned four sculptures that are made of beach debris. You'll probably see the sea horse one first. It'...
  • Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash

    Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership 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...
  • Easter service at SeaWorld: Christ, Tebow, Shamu

    Easter service at SeaWorld: Christ, Tebow, Shamu
    On any other Sunday, the Niebrugge family would be in the pews for the morning service at Metro Church in Winter Springs. But this being Easter Sunday, they got up at 4 a.m. and drove through the darkness and the drizzle to find their seats, along...