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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
  • 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...
  • O-town's 'MacDown' mac-and-cheese cook-off benefits Give Kids The World

    O-town's 'MacDown' mac-and-cheese cook-off benefits Give Kids The World
    Think macaroni and cheese just comes from a box? Au contraire! The American culinary mainstay is about to be presented by professional and restaurant chefs -- as well as some talented amateurs -- in a mac-and-cheese smack-down of prime-rib...
  • 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...
  • 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...