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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • John M. Crisp: Why I won't be running in Pamplona

    Pamplona's storied bull run created some extra interest recently when a perturbed toro named Brevito inflicted a nasty horn wound on Bill Hillmann's right thigh. Hillmann is a regular at the annual, eight-day fiesta in honor of the region's co-patron...
  • Erik Estrada's role in Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" packs a nice 'Ponch'

    Erik Estrada's role in Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" packs a nice 'Ponch'
    Seventies heartthrob Erik Estrada shot to fame as the hunky, suave Frank “Ponch” Poncherello in the motorcycle cop show “Chips.” Now he’s got a fresh new tribute to that role as the voice of helicopter Nick “Loopin&...
  • Walt Disney World windows offer a glimpse into park history

     
    Within the windows of the second- and third-floor facades of Main Street USA at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, there are often overlooked details that offer a humorous glimpse into Disney history. Details that are said to act as the rolling...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides at theme parks around the world

    Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides at theme parks around the world
    It already seems as though  2015 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world: Several new theme parks are planned for Asia, and several major attractions are in the works for Europe. Consider this a tentative and fluid list of...
  • Deputies: Baby found dead at Liki Tiki Village resort

    Deputies: Baby found dead at Liki Tiki Village resort
    Orange County deputies are investigating the death of a 9-month-old child found unresponsive at the Liki Tiki Village resort early this morning. Investigators responded to the resort on U.S. 192 — about seven miles west of Walt Disney World —...
  • Shonda Rhimes night thrills WFTV

    What does WFTV-Channel 9 make of ABC's performance last season? And what new show is the Orlando affiliate most excited about this fall from the Disney-owned network? "ABC had a very strong May," WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt told me. She...
  • Annual Tabor House Tag Sale Coming Soon

    Annual Tabor House Tag Sale Coming Soon
    WEST HARTFORD — The 20th annual Tabor House tag sale is set for July 17 through the 19th. The annual event has raised nearly $150,000 to benefit formerly homeless men living in the Tabor House HIV/AIDS residence program in Hartford, $112,000 of...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'

    Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'
    Listen to Splash Mountain! No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we're actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next. In less than an hour...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are purchased in...
  • 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...