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Gatorland boosts reward for rare white alligator missing after ‘Swamp Brothers’ fire

Gatorland in Orlando has joined in the effort to find those responsible for a rare, white alligator that turned up missing after a fire at the Swamp Brothers Animal Crossings Sanctuary in Sumter County last month.

The theme park has added $5,000 to the $2,500 reward being offered by the sanctuary,…

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130,000-plus SeaWorld customers could get refunds in $11.5 million settlement of lawsuit

Up to 131,650 people who purchased annual passes at SeaWorld’s theme parks in Florida, Texas, Virginia and California could be eligible for a proposed $11.5 million settlement from a class-action lawsuit, according to recently filed court documents.

An Orange County man and three others sued, accusing…

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ITEC Entertainment hires new executive

ITEC Entertainment, an Orlando-based company that designs and manufactures attractions, announced it has hired a new vice president of business development.

Jessica McNaull was previously a vice president at PicSolve International, which marketed itself as “content creator” for the attractions…

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Disney wins tax trial over Yacht and Beach Club Resort’s value

Ruling in favor of Walt Disney World on Tuesday, a judge determined the taxable value of Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort should be cut in half.

Disney had been fighting with Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh over the resort’s assessment for 2015 taxes, a dispute that led to a trial…

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SeaWorld Orlando offers promotion for first Infinity Falls access

SeaWorld Orlando is offering a promotion where new annual passholders get first access to Infinity Falls, the theme park’s latest raft ride that is expected to open sometime this summer.

The limited offer, which expires July 15, gives passholders first dibs at online reservations for the rest of…

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Disney: New details on Star Wars hotel access

People staying at Walt Disney World’s Star Wars hotel will drive from Hollywood Studios’ parking lot over a drainage canal to get to the main hotel entrance, according to recently filed permits.

Several Disney bloggers, including WDW News Today, have reported the new details that emerged from documents…

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What we didn’t tell you about Disney’s Toy Story Land

After hours of interviews and inches and inches and inches of type and hype, believe it or not, there are still a few tidbits – plus a few personal thoughts — we’ve not shared yet about Toy Story Land, the new expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. No doubt there will be more, but…

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Disney, ESPN sites back online after technology outage

Walt Disney Co.’s theme parks and ESPN came back online Friday night after nearly four hours of frozen websites and apps.

The technology issues, which apparently started at about 4 p.m, disrupted booking, FastPasses and dining reservations at Disney World, the company said.

A Disney spokeswoman…

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Disney: Familiar narrators set for Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

Disney World has released its first partial list of narrators for the 2018 rendition of Candlelight Processional, the popular holiday event at Epcot. On board are several returning multiple-year readers, including Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg, but there are several slots still to be…

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Sea Life Orlando marks Shark Month with ‘sharkfie’ opportunities

Sea Life Orlando Aquarium is celebrating Shark Month and, in the process, introducing a behind-the-glass selfie — what the International Drive attraction calls a “sharkfie.”

The aquarium’s divers will take underwater cameras on their regular in-tank routines and attempt to take pictures of Sea…

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