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Three LEGOLAND® Parks to Transform Roller Coasters into Supercharged Virtual Reality Adventure

POOLE, England (FNN NEWS) — Prepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction opening in late 2017 at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, followed in 2018 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Germany’s LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group (LONDON: MERL) announced…

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Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) — Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such as Christmas, New Years and the Fourth of…

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Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort

CELEBRATION, Fla., (FNN NEWS) — Today at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced the next planned development for Disney Vacation Club will be an entirely new resort near Epcot called Disney Riviera Resort and that a new skyway transportation system will connect the new resort to other areas on Walt Disney…

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Norwegian Adds Routes from Chicago and Austin to London; and from Boston, Newark and Oakland to Paris

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline for the third consecutive year and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for five consecutive years, today announced it will commence service from both Austin and Chicago to London and it will add new routes from Boston and Oakland to Paris. Norwegian will also increase the frequency of its highly successful New York City to Paris route by complementing its daily service out of John F. Kennedy International…

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Disney Dedicates Pandora – The World of Avatar, a New Land of Other-Worldly Sights, Sounds and Experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (FNN NEWS) — In grand preview dedication ceremonies for media today, Disney’s Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world — of massive mountains floating in the sky, rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking flights for explorers soaring above an alien moon on the backs of great winged banshees. When it opens…

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$300 Million Retail, Dining and Entertainment Complex Announced For Hawaii

‘EWA BEACH, Hawaii, (FNN NEWS) — Haseko Development, Inc. today announced preliminary plans for a waterside retail, dining and entertainment center at its Hoakalei development on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Ideally located within the Wai Kai portion of the resort project, the $300 million complex is planned to have approximately 215,000-square-feet of retail space…

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SeaWorld Entertainment And Sesame Workshop Announce Expanded Partnership To Include New Sesame Place Theme Park

ORLANDO, Fla. and NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street®, today announced the extension of their 37-year partnership to include the development of an additional Sesame Place® theme park in the United States. The current Sesame Place…

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POLITICS & POWER

[Opinion] Obamacare Needs Work, But Graham-Cassidy Bill Not the Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I’m Dr. Anna Lizama Clark, fighting on behalf of thousands of…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for…

U.S. NEWS

[Opinion] Obamacare Needs Work, But Graham-Cassidy Bill Not the Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I’m Dr. Anna Lizama Clark, fighting on behalf of thousands of doctors and medical students who are standing up to save our patients’ health care, in every state across the country. When the health of our patients is threatened, doctors stand up to underscore the devastating consequences…

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’…

WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) announced its 2017 HBCU All-Stars at the Annual Summit hosted at the White House on Monday, September 18, 2017. The 62 All-Stars are undergraduate, graduate, and professional students recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. …

Trump’s Comments About Anthem, Curry Inflame Sports Stars

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Wading into thorny issues of race…

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Orlando City Soccer Falls 3-0 to Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando City SC // In the final match of a four-game road trip, Orlando City SC (9-13-8, 35 points) fell, 3-0, to the Portland Timbers (13-10-8, 47 points) on Sunday at Providence Park. “We felt we had to win all of our remaining matches. So I think the chances look really grim,” Lions head…

Orlando Pride Clinch First-Ever Playoff Berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Pride // A day after earning a point in its final regular season home game, Orlando Pride’s (10-6-7, 37 points) ticket to the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League postseason has been booked. The Pride’s place in the final four of the table was secured after Seattle Reign FC fell 1-0 against FC Kansas City on Sunday night…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

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