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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Six Flags' Colossus wood roller coaster to close Saturday

    Six Flags' Colossus wood roller coaster to close Saturday
    The massive Colossus roller coaster, with a 100-foot drop and speeds up to 60 mph, has evoked screams of terror and joy for 36 years. But 15-year-old Madi Giordano climbed off the venerable wood coaster this week feeling sad and nostalgic. Her...
  • Disney World sponsoring college cheer, dance contest for College Football Playoff

    Disney World sponsoring college cheer, dance contest for College Football Playoff
    The inaugural College Football Playoff in January will bring change to the highest level of college football. To celebrate this change, Disney Parks has teamed up with ESPN and Varsity Spirit to create the "Cheer On Your Disney Side" contest. The...
  • J.K. Rowling adds more to Pottermore -- with a theme park tie-in

    J.K. Rowling has added more to her Harry Potter online universe, Pottermore. And for the first time, it's not just words -- it's also music. Rowling has written a 500-word story about Celestina Warbeck, the "singing sorceress" who is mentioned in...
  • Bigger tanks aren't enough for SeaWorld whales

    To the editor: As SeaWorld's plummeting stock value and attendance attest, the public is keenly aware that confining intelligent mammals in concrete tanks is unacceptably cruel. Captivity is so stressful for orcas that they attack each other, self-...
  • 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. ...
  • Raglan Road hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland

    Raglan Road hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland
    Disney's Raglan Road is hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland. University of Central Florida football fans who can’t fly to Ireland can catch the game and enjoy a brunch at Downtown Disney's Irish pub.  At 8:...
  • The fastest, tallest and coolest of Hampton Roads' roller coasters

    The fastest, tallest and coolest of Hampton Roads' roller coasters
    Saturday, in case you didn't know it, is National Roller Coaster Day. Yes, yes, we know. They have a "national day" or "national week" for everything now. Who can keep up? But National Roller Coaster Day is a pretty cool one, you'd have to admit,...
  • 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...
  • Top U.S. hedge funds up Walgreen shares; lose some taste for Apple

    (Reuters) - Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter. Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his...
  • Slash Composes First Score for Universal 'Halloween Horror Nights' Maze

    Rock guitarist Slash has composed the first original score that will be featured in a maze at Universal Studios' annual "Halloween Horror Nights," that will start to scare guests next month and has become a major draw and revenue generator for the...
  • Ocala forest, Mount Dora make list of 'under-the-radar' places to visit

    Ocala forest, Mount Dora make list of 'under-the-radar' places to visit
    The Ocala National Forest and Mount Dora are highlighted in a Huffington Post feature headlined "These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida." "Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona," the...