SeaWorld and National Geographic turn Shark Encounter into a Virtual Classroom

    Yesterday , SeaWorld Orlando became a virtual classroom as more than 157,000 students from more than 3,500 schools from across the nation, including more than 100 in Florida, interacted with a National Geographic filmmaker and a SeaWorld shark expert. The live webcast and Q-and-A session took place in front of a backdrop of dozens of sharks at the …

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Universal Orlando reopens Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Orlando. © 2010 Universal Orlando Resort The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster has reopened at Universal Studios theme park Wednesday. The coaster was closed in mid-September for what Universal said was maintenance. The closure came after the German ride manufacturer issued a warning concerning a potential flaw in the ride vehicles. The attraction opened at …

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Couple says “I Do” at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights XX

    OnOct. 15, April Richardson and Adam Cochran tied the “noose” inside one of the haunted houses at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights XX. The newlyweds then boarded a hearse and processed through Universal Studios Florida to their reception, escorted by friends, family and chainsaw-wielding “scareactor” guests. April and Adam’s wedding was the first of the new Halloween …

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Gloria Estefan at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

    On October 17, 2010 Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan joined the chainsaw drill team lurking in the streets, scaring guests in “Saws and Steam,” one of six scarezones at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights X   Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan joined the chainsaw drill team lurking in the streets, scaring guests at Halloween …

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Preschool series returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this fall

    Busch Gardens brings back its popular, affordable Busch Babies series this fall. The three-part series offers hands-on and interactive fun for parents and kids, this time with a seasonal celebrations theme. The series meets once in October, once in November and once in December. Choose to attend Thursdays or Saturdays; all sessions at 10:30 a.m. Dates are Oct. …

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