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Friday round-up: Where's my water?

Friday round-up: Where's my water?

June 24, 2016, 10:05 PM · Tonight's theme park news round-up includes the opening of reservations for Disney's holiday party dessert parties, construction balloons appearing over Disneyland's Star Wars land, and a big blow-up over free water at Universal Orlando. Keep reading...

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An Insider's walk through Universal's 'The Walking Dead'

June 24, 2016, 6:32 PM · Universal Studios Hollywood's new The Walking Dead Attraction will feature an unprecedented mix of live action, animatronics, video projection, and practical theater effects when it opens early next month. I went on a construction tour of the new attraction with Creative Director John Murdy last week and saw how Universal is extending the concept of a Halloween Horror Nights maze into a new experience for daytime guests in the park. Keep reading...

Is the Brexit good or bad for the Orlando theme parks?

June 24, 2016, 8:45 AM · With the United Kingdom voting narrowly yesterday to leave the European Union, people in the tourism industry will be wondering how the change will affect Britons' travel habits. The United Kingdom sends hundreds of thousands of visitors to Central Florida and its theme parks each year. The UK sent 1.7 million of the 11.2 million overseas visitors to the state of Florida last year, according to state tourism officials. That's second to Brazil among nations outside North America. Keep reading...

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Thursday round-up: Getting back to a new normal

June 23, 2016, 10:54 PM · Tonight's theme park news round-up looks at Disney's next steps back to normal operation, as its social media outlets resume posting and beaches and marinas reopen at the Walt Disney World Resort. Keep reading...

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