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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,...
  • Disney reveals Avengers Half Marathon medals

    Disney reveals Avengers Half Marathon medals
    Officials with runDisney revealed Thursday the inaugural collection of Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend finisher medals.  The inaugural race weekend featuring a Marvel Avengers theme will come to California-based Disney parks Disneyland and...
  • Ocala forest, Mount Dora make list of 'under-the-radar' places to visit

    Ocala forest, Mount Dora make list of 'under-the-radar' places to visit
    The Ocala National Forest and Mount Dora are highlighted in a Huffington Post feature headlined "These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida." "Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona," the...
  • Five things for Friday, August 8

    Five things for Friday, August 8
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: a "swatting" call leads to big police response; boy's body identified at notorious reform school; and weekend offerings: beer and art, superhero movies, and handmade mugs. 1. A "swatting" call led...
  • 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-...
  • SeaWorld: Here's your last chance to see 'Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island'

    SeaWorld: Here's your last chance to see 'Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island'
    The end is near for "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island," the long-running sea-lion show at SeaWorld Orlando.  The last productions will be Saturday and Sunday. "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island" has run for 15 years. Saturday's "Pirate Island"...
  • 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:...
  • Busch Gardens: Vote on elements of Howl-O-Scream haunted house

    Busch Gardens: Vote on elements of Howl-O-Scream haunted house
    The public again gets to vote on key elements of an upcoming haunted house for Howl-O-Scream, the Halloween-themed event at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa. A series of Facebook polls will determine a trio of creative aspects of the house called...
  • 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...
  • Universal may start soon on building a fifth hotel

    Documents filed last week with Orange County indicate that construction could be imminent on a fifth Universal Orlando hotel. A "notice of commencement" was filed with the Orange County comptroller's office for excavation work in the same area where,...
  • Riders rescued from Six Flags roller coaster

    Riders rescued from Six Flags roller coaster
    Firefighters rescued 24 riders who were stranded for hours Sunday atop a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Largo, officials said. "All riders safely on the ground," the Prince George's County Fire Department tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. Earlier,...