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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Five things for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. George Diaz wrote about gay-marriage bashing on Monday, today he's writing about Tony Dungy's comments on the NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam. How do you feel about the former NFL coach'...
  • Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'The Purge: Anarchy' zone

    Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'The Purge: Anarchy' zone
    The annual purge is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.  Characters inspired from the new film "The Purge: Anarchy" will be featured in a new scarezone at Halloween Horror Nights 24, which will run for 28 select nights between Sept....
  • Disney World's Tower of Terror attraction turns 20

    Disney World's Tower of Terror attraction turns 20
    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World Resort has been dropping guests down an elevator shaft for 20 years.  The accelerated drop tower thrill ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios opened at what then was known as Disney-MGM Studios on July...
  • Ravinia originally intended to be amusement park

    Ravinia originally intended to be amusement park
    Today, Ravinia is internationally known for bringing all kinds of musical entertainment to the masses. It may be hard to imagine that when Ravinia Park opened in 1904 on land purchased by A.C. Frost, it was conceived as a yearround amusement park with...
  • College Park shop a lasting part of Diagon Alley

    College Park shop a lasting part of Diagon Alley
    When the witches, wizards and muggles started flocking to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, they wanted to be among the first to get inside the new theme park. Diagon Alley, filled with London shops that Harry and...
  • Diagon Alley becomes the place to shop at Universal

    Diagon Alley becomes <i>the</i> place to shop at Universal
    Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further. It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
  • Tourist areas beef up nighttime options

    Tourist areas beef up nighttime options
    Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night. Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...
  • Sherry Story Evans remembered as descendant of Osceola's pioneer settlers

    Sherry Story Evans: Descendant of Osceola's pioneer settlers
    KISSIMMEE — Sherry Story Evans grew up when cattle outnumbered people and before Walt Disney World changed Osceola County forever. Evans was a descendant of pioneer settlers, and her ancestors arrived in the 1800s to grow crops, raise animals...
  • Disney reaches tentative contract agreement with unions

    Disney reaches tentative contract agreement with unions
    Walt Disney World has reached a tentative agreement with its largest union group that includes a minimum hourly rate of $10 for full-time workers starting in 2016. Disney made the deal with the Services Trade Council, a coalition of six unions covering...
  • Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth

    Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth
    Higher attendance and per-capita spending at Universal Orlando and Comcast Corp.'s other theme parks drove a 12.8 percent year-over-year jump in second-quarter revenue for the properties, the company reported Tuesday. The theme parks generated $615...
  • Discovery Cove, el mejor parque según TripAdvisor

    Discovery Cove, el mejor parque según TripAdvisor
    El parque Discovery Cove fue nombrado, por segundo año consecutivo, como el mejor parque de diversiones según el sitio de Internet dedicado a viajes y turismo TripAdvisor. El parque obtuvo el reconocimiento en los premios Traveler's Choice en las...