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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Universal Orlando marks 1 million riders on Hogwarts Express

    Universal Orlando marks 1 million riders on Hogwarts Express
    One million passengers have now ridden the Hogwarts Express, the train that connects the two halves of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando said Thursday. The vehicle, which links Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks,...
  • Universal Studios taps 'Dracula Untold' for Halloween Horror Nights

    Universal Studios taps 'Dracula Untold' for Halloween Horror Nights
    Universal Studios will sink its teeth into the upcoming movie "Dracual Untold" at the 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights. The theme park announced Thursday that the movie, which debuts Oct. 17, will be the basis for a haunted house at the event,...
  • Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans

    Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans
    Lee and Donna Jenkot never tire of SeaWorld's "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island." The Orlando retirees have watched the sea lions' antics at least 50 times since the nautical-themed show debuted 15 years ago. The goofy gags are always the same,...
  • Disney janitor accused of sex attack on worker

    Disney janitor accused of sex attack on worker
    A Walt Disney World janitor faces kidnapping and sexual battery charges, accused of forcing himself on a female worker after cornering her inside a custodial closet on Thursday, an arrest affidavit states. According to the affidavit, the victim, a 21-...
  • Orlando ranks most popular destination in Florida

    Orlando ranks most popular destination in Florida
    Orlando is the most popular destination in Florida for 2014, according to tourism website TripAdvisor.com.  Three Central Florida cities landed in the top five, with the City Beautiful at the top, followed by Kissimmee at No. 2 and Davenport at No. 4. ...
  • Raglan Road hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland

    Raglan Road hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland
    Disney's Raglan Road is hosting Aug. 30 football-watching brunch for UCF-Penn State game in Ireland. University of Central Florida football fans who can’t fly to Ireland can catch the game and enjoy a brunch at Downtown Disney's Irish pub.  At 8:...
  • Thousands of silver coins discovered in condemned St. Cloud house

     Thousands of silver coins discovered in condemned St. Cloud house
    ST. CLOUD — Florida has a long history of buried, lost or sunken treasures. Most involve shipwrecks and gold doubloons or "Pieces of Eight." This tale involves a condemned home with a crumbling chimney in a neighborhood once home to Civil War...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal to headline state GOP dinner set for Disney World

    Gov. Bobby Jindal to headline state GOP dinner set for Disney World
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be the featured speaker at the Republican Party of Florida's 2012 Victory Dinner on Sept. 13 at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian resort. “I look forward to standing with my fellow conservative leaders in Florida...
  • Knott's Berry Farm unveils Halloween Haunt 2014 mazes

    Knott's Berry Farm unveils Halloween Haunt 2014 mazes
    Knott's Berry Farm will add three new haunted mazes for Halloween Haunt 2014 and introduce an interactive zombie-killing experience that arms visitors with simulated military assault weapons. The 42nd annual Knott's Scary Farm will start Sept. 25 and...
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: 'Frozen' celebration extended

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: 'Frozen' celebration extended
    "Frozen" is still hot. Disney World will extend its summerlong celebration of the animated film at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park by almost four weeks. The Frozen Summer Fun Live events will continue through Sept. 28, Disney says. They were...
  • Disney finds ways to stretch days

    Disney finds ways to stretch days
    Ordinarily, we would send up a flare to signal that the final weekend of Harambe Nights is upon us. The limited-time event at Disney's Animal Kingdom includes an after-dark street party that's preceded by "The Lion King: Concert in the Wild" stage show....