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  • Taking the Kids -- and soaking up the holiday spirit at a theme park

    Taking the Kids -- and soaking up the holiday spirit at a theme park
    The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m. They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
  • One Direction, 'A Christmas Story': holiday treats

    Classic movies and repeated specials will be plentiful this week as we head toward Christmas on Thursday. But there are some new programs as well. "One Direction: The TV Special" will feature footage from a concert for lucky fans at Universal Orlando...
  • Where Times readers are traveling in 2015

    Where Times readers are traveling in 2015
    From what you've told us, you're going places in 2015, from domestic destinations such as Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota to international locales like the European Arctic. Some are traveling to explore their family roots, including Roderick...
  • Riders safely removed from stalled Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando

    Riders safely removed from stalled Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando
    All passengers who were stuck on a stalled Harry Potter ride in Orlando have been safely removed from the attraction, a Universal Orlando spokesman said. The Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride suddently stopped Monday, prompting a call to...
  • From 'Star Wars' to 'Frozen,' Disney franchises driving theme-park attractions

    From 'Star Wars' to 'Frozen,' Disney franchises driving theme-park attractions
    Mickey Mouse and other familiar film figures always had their place in Walt Disney World's theme parks, but many of the big original attractions didn't feature famous movie characters. Now, it's rare to find a major new Disney ride not based on a...
  • Six romantic getaways for Valentine's Day

    Six romantic getaways for Valentine's Day
    Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with more than candy and flowers this year? You can try a romantic getaway that will have you thinking you and your sweetheart have Cupid himself for a neighbor. Imagine walking hand in hand in a themed Florida...
  • 01/05: People on move

    01/05: People on move
    Boards of directors The Florida Real Estate Commission elected Darla Furst, Florida Realtors, as chairperson and Dick Fryer, Florida Realtors, as vice chair. Quest Inc. elected the following officers: James Gallagher, Southern Wine & Spirits, chair;...
  • Headed for Orlando? Here's what's new

    ORLANDO, Fla. It seems like everybody knows somebody coming here for vacation. And that's no illusion. Orlando is the No. 1 U.S. destination booked by travel agents, according to a fall survey by the giant travel agent group Travel Leaders. And that...
  • Otronicon, Wild Days, Harry Potter fest set for January

    Otronicon, Wild Days, Harry Potter fest set for January
    You've heard the last of "Silent Night" for awhile, but there are some activities launching at Orlando parks and attractions this month. •Otronicon. The Orlando Science Center again hosts an expo that's collision of technology, medicine, gaming and...
  • First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA

    First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA
      The Joker, archenemy of Batman and other DC Comics superheroes, made an early (and animatronic) appearance on the expo floor of IAAPA on Tuesday morning. The bad guy sighting at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions was...
  • SeaWorld CEO stepping aside as company announces layoffs

    SeaWorld CEO stepping aside as company announces layoffs
    With its stock price suffering and attendance dropping, SeaWorld announced Thursday that CEO and President Jim Atchison is stepping down and it is laying off employees. A company spokesman would not say whether the board asked for Atchison's...