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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 'GMA' meteorologist celebrates Fantasyland

    'GMA' meteorologist celebrates Fantasyland
    ABC's "Good Morning America" helped promote the Festival of Fantasy Parade and Walt Disney World in a big way Friday morning. Meteorologist Ginger Zee dressed as a Cha Cha Bingo Girl from the new parade at Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. Her...
  • Seven things about Disney's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

    Seven things about Disney's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    The media preview of Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train may be complete, and we have seven more thoughts to share about the coaster.  We were going to tailor each item toward each individual dwarf, but Sneezy is a challenge. - The opening...
  • Matthew Poyer keeps crowds moving at Universal CityWalk

    Matthew Poyer keeps crowds moving at Universal CityWalk
    The gig: Matthew Poyer, 52, vice president of operations at Universal CityWalk, oversees what Universal Studios calls the nation's first "outdoor urban entertainment center." It's a quarter-mile-long outdoor mall with 63 tenants. About 2,000 people work...
  • Hoax: Six Flags park not opening in Florida

    Hoax: Six Flags park not opening in Florida
    A story that's been shared thousands of times has fooled Floridians across the state, myself included, unfortunately. No, Six Flags isn't coming to Florida. Yes, I feel silly for aggregating from a spoof site. The satirical site SpringHillCourier....
  • Disney stretches day, and spending, with evening food events

    Disney stretches day, and spending, with evening food events
    The way to Disney World visitors' hearts may be through their stomachs. Not coincidentally, that also may be a route to their pocketbooks. The resort is introducing a number of food-driven entertainment options that encourage guests to linger at theme...
  • Potterwatch: There be dragon at Universal

    Potterwatch: There be dragon at Universal
    Things are falling into place for Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, and in some cases, they're being lifted into place. Over the weekend, a crane put a 60-foot dragon atop the area's centerpiece attraction, Harry Potter...
  • Author gives tips for saving money at Disney World

    Author gives tips for saving money at Disney World
    Lou Mongello was a lawyer in New Jersey, but he left his practice, sold his house and moved to Florida to follow his true passion -- Walt Disney World.  His new book, "102 Ways to Save Money at Walt Disney World," details how you can have "the most...
  • Disney guests show their 'Disney Side' at 24-hour event

    Disney guests show their 'Disney Side' at 24-hour event
    From Merida to Stinky Pete, Disney World guests roamed the streets of Magic Kingdom Park dressed as their favorite Disney characters for the 24-hour "Rock Your Disney Side" event May 23-24. The event kicked off the summer months at theme parks on both...
  • Epcot: 2014 Food & Wine Fest will include Patagonia, Parisian breakfast, sauerkraut pierogi

    Epcot: 2014 Food & Wine Fest will include Patagonia, Parisian breakfast, sauerkraut pierogi
    Disney World is sharing a few more details about the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which will last a record 53 days beginning Sept. 19. Among what's new: + A Patagonia Marketplace that merges flavors of Argentina and Chile in dishes...
  • Go Away With ... Sara Shepard

    Go Away With ... Sara Shepard
    Bestselling author Sara Shepard is best known for her "Pretty Little Liars" books. The series has been so popular that it spawned a television show of the same name. Shepard has penned "Pretty Little Liars #15: Toxic" (HarperTeen, $10.90), which hits...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars,' Miami Heat tops for week

    "Dancing With the Stars" connected with Central Florida viewers in a big way last week. The ABC dance contest ended its season and swept the top three spots in the weekly ratings. Ice dancer Meryl Davis won the contest and helped professional dancer...