• 5 millionth Butterbeer marks popularity of Harry Potter land at Universal Orlando

    by  • December 13, 2012

    Butterbeer

    Yesterday Islands of Adventure sold its five-millionth cup of Butterbeer – the delicous themed beverage sold within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. One thousand guests were given complimentary Butterbeers to mark the moment, with many of them sporting “Butterbeer mustaches.” The continued popularity of anything Harry Potter is good news for the Universal...

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    Busch Gardens Outlines Year’s Worth of Concerts at Park

    by  • December 12, 2012

    Fireworks over Busch Gardens

    Busch Gardens is known for its great mix of attractions, animals and entertainment. They’re focusing on the entertainment in 2013 and bringing some of the biggest names in Latin and rock to Busch Gardens. It’s a terrific lineup that includes music’s most memorable acts at Real Music, rock artists at Bands, Brew & BBQ,...

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    SeaWorld Orlando – Just For Kids Concert Series

    by  • December 11, 2012

    I know we’re not yet clear of the holidays, but you might want to make room on your calendar for the early 2013 lineup of kid friendly concerts at SeaWorld Orlando. Bring your little ones to sing, dance and play the day away at SeaWorld’s Just For Kids festival. Experience live shows, enjoy the...

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    1939 World’s Fair Vintage Images

    by  • December 5, 2012

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    Although the writing on this visual history blog post is in Cyrillic, these color photos are unmistakably the 1939 World’s Fair. The 1939–40 New York World’s Fair, was held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, NY. At 1,216 acres it was the second largest American world’s fair of all time. Only the St. Louis’s...

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    LEGOLAND Florida offers December Discounts on Admission

    by  • December 4, 2012

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    Attendance at the Winter Haven theme park must be a bit soft this time of year. This was posted on LEGOLAND Florida’s Facebook page: Looking for great holiday deals? We are now offering a fantastic limited-time savings offer! From December 1-21, you can enjoy discounts of $30 off single day admission on weekdays and...

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    Superman and Star Trek Posters Build Excitement

    by  • December 4, 2012

    Superman: Man of Steel

    The first poster for Star Trek Into Darkness and a new poster for Superman: Man of Steel were released today. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing both of these films. It looks like this version of the reboot will indeed feature an exploration of the darker side of heroism. The sight of a handcuffed...

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    Themepark development ramps up in Dubai again

    by  • December 3, 2012

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    Has anyone counted the number of projects announced for Dubai that never came to fruition? In 2009 that over-investment nearly drove the emirate into bankruptcy. The nation state is still paying off billions in debt from that debacle, but it has already announced a huge expansion of its retail project and a brand new...

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    Dolphin Bites Guest’s Hand at SeaWorld

    by  • December 2, 2012

    Dolphin Bites young girl at SeaWorld Orlando

    In late November a young girl was feeding Dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando’s Dolphin Cove exhibit when she was bit on the hand by the dolphin she had been feeding. A scary moment for the family, no doubt. This is not the first incident of this sort, but it is very rare, happening only once...

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