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New Animal Encounters At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Things are getting wild at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this summer. Guests can now enjoy animal encounters with rhinos and sloths. Reservations are now being accepted for both the sloth and rhino encounters. Each tour provides the opportunity to learn more about the renowned animal care at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with hands-on activities.

2020 Disney World Vacation Packages: Pricing Analysis 2020 Walt Disney World vacation packages are now available, and we've spent significant time on today comparing room prices for next year to this year's rack rates. In this post, we'll compare this year's prices to 2020 Walt Disney World hotel room rates and offer some analysis.

Knott's Berry Farm's Montezooma's Revenge joins an elite group of legendary roller coasters with historic award BUENA PARK, CA Montezooma’s Revenge will be granted landmark status this week when the 1978 Knott’s Berry Farm attraction is designated as a roller coaster of historic significance and joins a…

Ride review: Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth It's appropriately situated near other rides themed after DC Comics superheroes: i.e., The Dark Knight, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, Cyborg Cyber Spin and Batman: The Ride. Standing 17 stories tall, it seats 40 riders in a gondola and purportedly reaches a maximum speed of 75 mph.

An RPG Fantasy Theme Park You Say? We Tried "Heroland" at E3 2019 The second game we got to try out with XSEED Games at E3 2019 was an awesome little RPG we fell in love with at first sight called Heroland. This game was big on charm from the get-go as you take on the role of a new employee hired on to help at an RPG Fantasy theme park.

Fred Sorenson Celebrates his 70th Birthday at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar will celebrate its 4th anniversary this fall and it continues to be one of my favorite watering holes at Disney Springs. If you haven't been, there's never a bad time to visit.

Here's How You Can Make Disney Cruise Line's Signature Balsamic Grande Cocktail at Home The Italian-inspired Palo restaurant aboard each Disney ship, named after the colorful poles that line the canals of Venice, offers a superlative dining experience reserved exclusively for adults.

2019 Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Survival Guide Are you ready to be paralyzed with terror? Do you have what it takes to venture out to Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream? If so, you are in for more than ghostly encounters. I've gathered the best tips to help you survive Howl-O-Scream, based on my most memorable past experiences.

Small Park Showcase: Indiana Beach During our recent adventure to the Chicago area for a trip to Six Flags Great America, several members of the Coaster101 team had the opportunity to visit Indiana Beach, located about 2 hours south of Chicago, in Monticello, IN.

Nintendo on the theme park-like approach to their E3 booths, says they believe in E3 In an interview with GamesBeat, Charlie Scibetta, senior director of corporate communications at Nintendo of America, talked about why Nintendo takes such a grandiose approach to their booths. We think that the introduction of fans and consumers to E3 has brought a jolt of electricity to us that's welcome.

UUOP #356 - 5 Things from Universal Hollywood to Universal Orlando On this episode we all pick 5 "things" we'd like to bring to Universal Orlando from Universal Studios Hollywood. Go and listen to our friends over at the Theme Park Duo and their latest episode as they cover 5 "things they would like to take to Universal Studios Hollywood from Universal Orlando.

First-Ever High School Golf National Invitational Kicks Off June 27th at Walt Disney World Resort High school golfers around the nation are dreaming about winning a national championship in the first-ever High School National Invitational, so it should come as no surprise that organizers of the tournament decided to stage it at the place where dreams come true - Walt Disney World Resort.

2020 Parking Fee Increase at Disney World Hotels With the release of 2020 vacation packages, Walt Disney World has rolled out several price increases today. In addition to the Annual Pass and Dining Plan Price Increases we reported earlier, now parking fees at resort hotels are going up. In this post, we'll take a look at old versus new pricing, and offer some thoughts.

Kris Rowberry Returns to Great American Thrills It's been awhile since we last talked. Two and a half years, to be precise. No, it wasn't you - it was me. A necessary hiatus what with me taking a position in the Communications Department of a major theme park here in the south.

19 Best SeaWorld Orlando Tips to Save Time and Money Ready take a trip over to Florida's marine-inspired park and need a few SeaWorld Orlando tips to get you started? SeaWorld is a great Orlando theme park that is not only excellent for a family vacation, but perfect for a solo trip!

Inflatable theme park Air Mayhem to open in Tipton "A toddler zone will be perfect for the smaller bouncers with kids - and big kids - alike all enjoying this adrenaline packed and fun-fuelled day out." Tickets cost £7.50. Advanced bookings can be made by visiting

2020 Disney Dining Plan Price Increases 2020 Disney Dining Plan prices and other details are now known thanks to Walt Disney World's release of 2020 vacation packages. Like clockwork, there are price increases. Across the board, from the Quick-Service to the standard to the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan, per night costs have increased.

Theme park creativity doesn't have to be a competition Hagrid's is everything the Millennium Falcon isn't. There is no moment on the ride when a visitor needs to do anything but just sit there. And I loved every bit of it. Hagrid's made me feel more pure joy than any other theme park attraction I have experienced in years.

Disney Minnie Van Service Celebrates Milestone; New Enhancements Coming as Lyft Becomes Official Rideshare at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts Our popular Minnie Van transportation service at the Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating a major milestone - 1 MILLION GUESTS MAGICALLY TRANSPORTED! And the best is yet to come for Minnie Vans connected by the ridesharing service Lyft.

New at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way! A Disney Villain you love to hate will be hosting her own festive and fabulous event during this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park!

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom? Is the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom a must-do for you on visits to the park? This attraction, which whisks you into the mystical Anandapur Royal Forest, offers up looks at animal residents that include tigers, gibbons, birds, and many more.

Big Annual Pass Price Increases at Disney World Walt Disney World Annual Pass prices increased overnight, as Florida prepares for the debut of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The price hike is as much as $225 on some APs, and is less than a year after the last October's increase. In this post, we'll break down the big price increases and offer some commentary.

Fancy a job at a South Yorkshire theme park? Here's how to apply After over 1000 applications, mostly from local Rotherham residents, the Duty Managers for the new Gulliver’ Valley Theme Park have now been appointed.

Letters to the Editor: Name theme park after Marvel's driving force Name theme park after Marvel's driving force. Regarding "After Star Wars success, Disney eyes Marvel land" : So Disney is expanding land at California Adventure Park to create a theme park for the superheroes of Marvel comics and movies?

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