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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Dining with a Florida view

    Dining with a Florida view
    Unlike Andy Rooney, who once said, “I don’t like food that is too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef spent too much time arranging and too little time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting,” many of...
  • New Harry Potter attraction opens at Florida theme park

    July 8 (Reuters) - The new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando opened in Florida on Tuesday to crowds of fans eager to be among the first to experience the theme park's Diagon Alley expansion based on J.K. Rowling's books and the popular films...
  • Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios with long waits

    Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios with long waits
    Diagon Alley is open for business, with a 3D ride that thrilled visitors, plenty of Harry Potter-themed shops — and long lines. Hundreds of Universal Studios visitors began streaming into the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon...
  • Six Flags roller coaster derailment: 'Cracking' noises, then screams

    Six Flags roller coaster derailment: 'Cracking' noises, then screams
    Riders and witnesses of the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain said they heard loud cracks followed by screams just as the accident occurred Monday evening. Jeremy Ead was on the famous thrill ride about 6 p.m....
  • 40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says

    40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says
    California safety inspectors are investigating what caused the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain to derail on Monday, stranding riders for hours. Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about...
  • Universal's Diagon Alley opens with long lines, die-hard Potter fans

    Universal's Diagon Alley opens with long lines, die-hard Potter fans
    Thousands of happy Harry Potter fans transformed Diagon Alley into a street party — and an endurance test — as Universal Studios' new attraction opened its gates Tuesday. Parkgoers stood in a snaking queue for at least two hours to get...
  • J.K. Rowling Releases New Online Harry Potter Story with Adult Harry at the Quidditch World Cup

    Author J.K. Rowling has posted a new story centered around Harry Potter and his allies from Dumbledore's Army, and fans can now read the 1500 word piece for free without a Pottermore registration. Since March, Rowling has been writing original stories...
  • Six Flags inspects Ninja roller coaster after car derails, injures 4

    Six Flags inspects Ninja roller coaster after car derails, injures 4
    Six Flags Magic Mountain is inspecting it Ninja roller coaster after a tree branch derailed the lead car Monday, stranding nearly two dozen people, four of whom sustained minor injuries, officials said. The 22 people on the ride were safely evacuated...
  • Magic Mountain riders rescued after Ninja roller coaster derails

    Magic Mountain riders rescued after Ninja roller coaster derails
    About two dozen people were trapped for nearly three hours on the Ninja roller coaster at Magic Mountain and four others were injured after a tree branch obstructed the high-speed ride, officials said. The ride was in a "precarious position" as the...
  • Lake Compounce Opens Bear Creek Campground

    Lake Compounce Opens Bear Creek Campground
    BRISTOL — Lake Compounce isn't just for "daycations" anymore. The theme and water park opened its new campground July 1, inviting families to spend not only their days at the park, but their nights, as well. Bear Creek Campground, which is a...
  • Scott, Crist scramble to raise piles of campaign cash

    Scott, Crist scramble to raise piles of campaign cash
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's gubernatorial race is already living up to predictions it will be the nation's most costly statehouse slugfest this year. So far, Gov. Rick Scott and challenger Charlie Crist have amassed a combined $54 million, with Scott...