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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • How Universal came up with Hogwarts Express and said goodbye to Jaws

    How Universal came up with Hogwarts Express and said goodbye to Jaws
    Watching folks try out the Hogwarts Express train at Universal the past two days has given me a flashback to when we first heard the rumor that its Harry Potter expansion would be built in Universal Studios theme park rather than Islands of Adventure,...
  • Universal Studios visitors get early Hogwarts Express ride

    Universal Studios visitors get early Hogwarts Express ride
    Universal Studios allowed guests in the theme park to ride Hogwarts Express on Tuesday afternoon. The train from the “Harry Potter” books and movies will be used to connect the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at...
  • In Orlando, Michelle Obama calls counselors key to school success

    In Orlando, Michelle Obama calls counselors key to school success
    School counselors have one of "the most underappreciated jobs" in the country but are key to in the White House's goal to have more students pursue education after high school, first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday in Orlando. "You're the one planting...
  • Will Japan's 'Tsum Tsum' Characters Translate in the U.S. for Disney?

    The Tsum Tsums are coming to America. Originally launched as an app in Japan, Disney is bringing the animated characters to the U.S. through a puzzle app for English-speaking audiences, as well as a line of stackable plush toys. "Disney Tsum Tsum,"...
  • If soccer parents ran the World Cup

    As the World Cup ambles toward completion, the much-maligned Fédération Internationale de Football Association continues holding its breath in hopes that the "did he or didn't he/yuck, I guess he did" biting incident involving Uruguayan striker Luis...
  • Disney releases Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend medals

    Disney releases Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend medals
    The latest awards in the runDisney medal collection have been released.  Three new race medals were revealed on the official Disney Parks blog this week for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend, the Halloween-themed race weekend at Walt...
  • World Cup U.S. vs. Belgium match: Where to watch across Southland

    World Cup U.S. vs. Belgium match: Where to watch across Southland
    From Disneyland to Redondo Beach, outdoor viewing parties have been scheduled for Tuesday’s World Cup knockout game at 1 p.m. between the U.S. and Belgium. In Anaheim, Disneyland officials plan to have a 10-foot by 16-foot outdoor LED screen at...
  • Starving Artist Studios presents 'Oliver!'

    Starving Artist Studios presents 'Oliver!'
    WHAT: As part of the Orange County yearlong "What the Dickens" celebration, Starving Artist Studios presents the musical "Oliver!" The production boasts a cast of 50, who will be accompanied by 22 musicians from the Central Florida Community Arts...
  • Universal hotel guests get a peek inside Diagon Alley

    Universal hotel guests get a peek inside Diagon Alley
    Universal Orlando allowed the first paying customers into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley on Monday afternoon. Hundreds of visitors who had purchased a Potter-oriented hotel package offered by the theme park were given early...
  • Taking the Kids -- and making dreams come true for little leaguers in Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Taking the Kids -- and making dreams come true for little leaguers in Cooperstown, N.Y.
    The Canton, Georgia, families -- all friends -- had been planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip for more than four years and they were all smiles that the Big Week had finally arrived. "This was the goal we set to be here together," said Scott Stroup....
  • After Peninsula's long run, Lynchburg to host VHSCA games, clinic

    After Peninsula's long run, Lynchburg to host VHSCA games, clinic
    It had been stationary since 1993, before any of this year's participants were born. In our corner of the commonwealth, with the beaches and amusement parks nearby, the Virginia High School Coaches Association's All-Star week called the Peninsula its home...