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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Documents suggest Universal looking to build more hotels

    Documents suggest Universal looking to build more hotels
    Fresh off the opening of its Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal Orlando appears to be getting it legal ducks lined up to build more hotels at its theme parks. Documents filed with the Orange County Comptroller -- and first reported by the Parkscope...
  • Gay Days 'predatory' tow-truck owner arrested, deputies say

    Gay Days 'predatory' tow-truck owner arrested, deputies say
    The owner of a towing company was arrested Friday and charged with illegally towing vehicles of people who took part in last month's Gay Days events in Orange County. Jason P. Combs, 44, owner of ASAP Towing, faces 29 counts of grand theft of a motor...
  • Orlando City earns draw at Sacramento Republic F.C., extends unbeaten streak

    Orlando City earns draw at Sacramento Republic F.C., extends unbeaten streak
    Orlando City extended its unbeaten streak to 18 games with a 0-0 draw at Sacramento Republic F.C. late Thursday. The Lions (15-0-3, 48 points) secured a point despite some miscues and avoided recording a loss in USL-PRO play. Orlando City was...
  • Orlando City cracks down on fan groups after arrests during Tampa game

    Orlando City cracks down on fan groups after arrests during Tampa game
    Orlando City is cracking down on supporter groups after fans were arrested during a road game against the rival Tampa Bay Rowdies Sunday.  Sixteen fans were ejected and four men were arrested during the Lions' 3-2 win over Tampa Sunday. The incident...
  • What's new for Orlando attractions in August and September

    What's new for Orlando attractions in August and September
    Universal's grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley is behind us. So, what's next on the calendar of events for Central Florida theme parks and attractions? Here's what's coming for August and September. •The "Gone...
  • Tips for saving money at the amusement park

    Tips for saving money at the amusement park
    It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags. But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...
  • Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket

    Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket
    I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces. Who am I to judge? I'm...
  • Whales set for after-dark splash at SeaWorld Orlando

    Whales set for after-dark splash at SeaWorld Orlando
    The killer whales of SeaWorld Orlando have drifted into familiar territory with the new "Shamu Celebration: Light Up the Night" show, which features the orcas in splash mode with an original soundtrack. The production, presented as the final whale...
  • Tourist areas beef up nighttime options

    Tourist areas beef up nighttime options
    Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night. Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...