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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Get patriotic at Busch Gardens with Lee Greenwood

    Looking for a way to celebrate the Fourth of July with all due patriotism, but also ride a few roller coasters while you're at it? Busch Gardens in Williamsburg has got you covered. Country singer Lee Greenwood, of "God Bless the USA" fame, will be...
  • Traffic: Beware of congestion for Diagon Alley grand opening at Universal

    Traffic: Beware of congestion for Diagon Alley grand opening at Universal
    Harry Potter enthusiasts flocked to Universal Studios Orlando this morning for the grand opening of Diagon Alley — a new section of the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter expansion. Motorists should plan for traffic delays and possible tie-ups on...
  • Winter Park merchants see business bounce from SunRail

    Winter Park merchants see business bounce from SunRail
    SunRail has exceeded ridership estimates in its early months of operation, and it's exceeding expectations in another way, too. The commuter train is being credited with boosting the bottom line for businesses near the Winter Park station, which is...
  • Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

    Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    Diagon Alley opens Tuesday (today) as the latest feature in the Universal Orlando kingdom in Florida. For those who can't wait, Hilton Orlando offers a room and three-day park-to-park tickets that allow you to enter an hour earlier than everyone else...
  • Reunion Resort re-emerges with new kind of international buyer

    Reunion Resort re-emerges with new kind of international buyer
    Reunion Resort, the boom-to-bust vacation club in Osceola County, is re-emerging from Florida's real-estate meltdown, and this time it's finding a new kind of international buyer. Customers are more skeptical than they were in the boom days and are...
  • 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...
  • 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...