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Disney: Dia de Muertos exhibit debuts at Epcot

Walt Disney World visitors can absorb art and information related to Dia de Muertos in a gallery exhibit recently added to Epcot’s Mexico pavilion.

“Remember Me! La Celebracion del Dia de Muertos” features works by Mexican and Mexican-American artists and is set up inside the park’s pyramid, near…

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Sea Life aquarium lands AZA accreditation

Sea Life Aquarium Orlando has received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the International Drive attraction announced Friday.

The accreditation process includes an on-site inspection by zoo and aquarium professionals who observe elements such as animal care, keeper training;…

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Enterprise Florida’s top staff to get raises instead of bonuses

TALLAHASSEE — Raises will be provided to 16 upper-level and mid-level employees of Enterprise Florida, as the state’s business-recruitment agency does away with a controversial bonus program.

The Enterprise Florida Executive Committee voted unanimously during a conference call Friday to approve…

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David S. Pumpkins now stands at Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds Orlando has a new character immortalized in wax: David S. Pumpkins as portrayed by a wax figure of Tom Hanks.

Pumpkins came to fame during a Halloween-themed “Haunted Elevator” segment of “Saturday Night Live” last year. The character, dressed in a colorful novelty suit covered…

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Virtual reality could be popular at theme park industry’s big expo

The latest in virtual-reality rides could be showcased when the theme-park industry gathers next month for its big annual trade show.

About 32,000 people are expected to attend the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ expo that kicks off Nov. 14 at Orange County Convention…

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Universal Studios discriminated against man in motorized wheelchair, judge says

An administrative judge says an Orlando man was discriminated against after he could not use his motorized wheelchair to wait in line for rides at Universal Studios last year, court documents show.

When reached for comment Monday, Javier Muniz, 33, said he was pleased with the judge’s recommendation,…

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Southwest Airlines launches three-day sale with one-way fares as low as $48

Southwest Airlines is dropping prices so a round-trip ticket from Orlando could cost less than $100.

Well, if you wanted to fly to Fort Lauderdale, but there are one-way tickets to all sorts of destinations from MCO that range from $48-$99.

A one-way fare to Washington’s Dulles is $55. One-way…

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Legoland sets celebrations for Christmas, New Year’s

Legoland Florida has unwrapped plans for its multiday holiday celebrations – Christmas Bricktacular and Kids’ New Year’s Party — coming up in December.

Both events are included with regular admission to the Winter Haven theme park.

The Christmas-themed festivities are set for each Saturday and…

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Visit Orlando discloses it spent $76,500 on Fox 35 advertising

Under pressure from Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran to be more transparent , Visit Orlando revealed Tuesday it spent $76,500 in tax money on advertising with Fox 35 this year.

Visit Orlando said the deal brought it exposure in several markets across the state and no conflict of interest existed,…

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Adventure Island adding Vanish Point water slides next year

Adventure Island, the water park adjacent to Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa, will be adding drop slides under the name of Vanish Point in 2018.

The attraction will begin within two drop-floor skyboxes atop a 70-foot tower. Those lead to two slides that exceed 400 feet in length.

In a video posted…

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