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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 —...
  • 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...
  • Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors

    Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who police said escaped from a state vehicle and was captured after a massive manhunt Wednesday told a judge today that he hears voices and needs help, according to Kane County prosecutors. Jesse Vega, 33, made the...
  • Get ready for the next wave of looping wooden coasters

    Get ready for the next wave of looping wooden coasters
    The next generation of looping wooden coasters promises to deliver a heart-pounding collection of near-vertical drops, over-banked turns and barrel roll inversions to theme parks around the world over the next few years. The once-impossible pipe dream...
  • South Florida's top 11 day trips

    South Florida's top 11 day trips
    This is part three of a five-part series: Top 55 places to go in Southeast Florida. When it comes to day-trip adventures in Southeast Florida, we wanted to go beyond the obvious – beaches and Walt Disney World – to offer some off-the-beaten-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free doughnuts and big savings on SoFla summer fun

    It's Freebie Friday! Free doughnuts and big savings on SoFla summer fun
    Happy Freebie Friday! Today is National Donut Day! Munch on free Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts on the first day of summer vacation for kids. I also have a huge roundup on ways to save on fun in the South Florida sun. Plus, you can still save on...
  • 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. ...