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  • Can 2014 live up to hype, hopes for Orlando theme parks?

    Can 2014 live up to hype, hopes for Orlando theme parks?
    We should feel pretty confident about many aspects of what 2014 will hold for theme parks and attractions. Sure, a certain boy wizard will play a key role, and a group of height-challenged cast members are expected to raise a ruckus in the middle of...
  • Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix

    Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix
    While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...
  • 101 Things We Love About Central Florida

    101 Things We Love About Central Florida
    This is one of my favorite columns of the year. Each Thanksgiving, we take a break from the grind of the daily news to appreciate the things we love about living here. Readers, co-workers and the Sentinel's Facebook friends help assemble this annual...
  • Theme parks get warm and fuzzy for the holidays

     Theme parks get warm and fuzzy for the holidays
    If the shopping and other obligations of the holiday season start to get you down, here are five theme-park events that are sure to get you in the spirit again: The sounds of SeaWorld SeaWorld Orlando may not be the most musical of theme parks, but it...
  • Florida travel calendar for December

    Florida travel calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
  • Universal gets hip to Happy Hippo for Macy's Holiday Parade

    Universal gets hip to Happy Hippo for Macy's Holiday Parade
    Happy Hippo is ready for her closeup. The character is a new balloon that's joined the lineup for the Macy's Holiday Parade, which returned to Universal Studios last weekend. Happy goes way back. She debuted in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in...
  • Universal Studios: Transformers passes million-rider mark

    Universal Studios: Transformers passes million-rider mark
    More than a million riders have experienced Transformers: The Ride -- 3D since it opened June 20, Universal Studios announced Thursday. It reached the milestone in just over a month, the theme park says. That pace could appear to top that of the initial...
  • Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Fun Spot owner win Golden Ticket Awards

    Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Fun Spot owner win Golden Ticket Awards
    All three major Central Florida theme-park companies plus the owner of Fun Spot took home Golden Ticket Awards this weekend. Winners of 25 categories were determined by an international poll of Amusement Today, a trade publication. John Arie Sr.,...
  • Iron Man ride heading for Disneyland Hong Kong in 2016

    Iron Man ride heading for Disneyland Hong Kong in 2016
    An Iron Man ride will open at Disneyland Hong Kong, marking the first major attraction based on a Marvel Comics character at a Disney theme park. The Iron Man Experience will debut in late 2016, said Tom Staggs, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts,...
  • Universal Studios: Now, about that Harry Potter dragon ...

    Universal Studios: Now, about that Harry Potter dragon ...
    If you've stared at the new rendering for Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, you probably noted a dragon, a fire-breathing one, perched atop what looks like the Gringbotts Wizarding Bank, high above the tourists visiting the...
  • Universal Orlando: Harry Potter expansion to open in 2014 at Universal Studios

    Universal Orlando: Harry Potter expansion to open in 2014 at Universal Studios
    Universal Orlando has revealed details about its much-anticipated expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will open in 2014 at Universal Studios, the company said today. The new area, under construction atop the old Jaws ride and Amity...