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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun

    Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun
    The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....
  • Universal: Diagon Alley entertainment will include Celestina Warbeck, Beedle the Bard shows

    Universal: Diagon Alley entertainment will include Celestina Warbeck, Beedle the Bard shows
    Entertainment will line the streets of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley when it opens this summer at Universal Studios, the theme park announced Wednesday. Guests will be able to watch "The Tales of Beedle the Bard," a four-person...
  • Disney World: List of narrators for 2010 Candlelight Processional at Epcot filling up

    Disney World: List of narrators for 2010 Candlelight Processional at Epcot filling up
    Update: Click here for a list of the 2014 narrators.  Disney World continues to fill its lineup of narrators for its Candlelight Processional event, which begins Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving. The holiday music presentation includes a mass choir,...
  • About the Writers

    Chris Erskine Chris Erskine has been a deputy Travel editor of the Los Angeles Times since 2007, responsible for helping to assign and edit stories. He also contributes stories, blog posts and photos to the section. His columns, "Man of the House" and...
  • Diggerland amusement park lets kids operate construction equipment

    Diggerland amusement park lets kids operate construction equipment
    A hands-on amusement park where kids are allowed to operate heavy machinery and ride on the business ends of construction equipment sounds wildly inventive, thrilling, dangerous, litigious and profitable. Set to open June 14, the construction-themed...
  • Sights & Sounds: Last Bison showcases a new look at Harborfest

    Sights & Sounds: Last Bison showcases a new look at Harborfest
     NORFOLK - Ben Hardesty celebrated his 23rd birthday with a few thousands friends at Harborfest on Saturday, showcasing some new songs and something of a new look for his band, The Last Bison.  The band's 15-song set included nine new tunes from its...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' Surpasses Group of New Releases to Top Home Video Sales Chart

    In a robust week for fresh product, five of the seven top home entertainment sellers the week ending July 27 were new releases. The Sony Pictures drama "Heaven is for Real," about the changes in a family's life when their young son claims to have visited...
  • What's new for Orlando attractions in August and September

    What's new for Orlando attractions in August and September
    Universal's grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley is behind us. So, what's next on the calendar of events for Central Florida theme parks and attractions? Here's what's coming for August and September. •The "Gone...
  • Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket

    Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket
    I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces. Who am I to judge? I'm...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER:...
  • Epcot: After-hours party added to food and wine fest

    Epcot: After-hours party added to food and wine fest
    Disney World has added an after-hours event to the lineup of the upcoming Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The Epcot Food & Wine Festival – Late Nights Live! street party will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m....