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Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Merchandise Invites Guests to Celebrate in Style

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Source: Walt Disney World Resort // For 50 years, no trip to the Walt Disney World Resort has been complete without bringing home a treasured souvenir – a special something that told everyone, “I went to Disney World!” In honor of the resort’s 50th anniversary, guests will discover new merchandise collections…

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“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” to Make its Ominous Return to Universal Orlando Resort This Fall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Source: Universal Orlando Resort // The darker side of the Wizarding World will once again return to Universal Orlando Resort this fall, running nightly beginning Saturday, September 18 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. These breathtaking experiences use state-of-the-art technology, like projection mapping, special effects and lighting, to…

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“The British are coming!” to ICON Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – In honor of Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at ICON Park opening August 9, the entertainment complex is celebrating the United Kingdom this week.   From August 9 to 15, there will be an invasion of Great Britain’s most popular songs by artists such as the Beatles, Ed Sheeran, The Rolling…

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Vaccinated visitors soon can take off masks at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World in Florida is making it easier to see smiles again, but guests still can’t hug the characters. Starting Tuesday, face masks will be optional for visitors to the theme park resort who are vaccinated, though Disney workers won’t require proof of vaccination, the company said on its website. Visitors who…

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Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opens at Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando, Fla. – Jurassic World VelociCoaster opens at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure theme park – unleashing Florida’s fastest, tallest and most intense launch coaster ever created, catapulting riders 155 feet into the air at extreme speeds up to 70 mph while racing alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack, inspired by the blockbuster “Jurassic World” films. Jurassic World VelociCoaster…

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JetBlue sets date for start of flights between US and London

JetBlue Airways said Wednesday it will start transatlantic service late this summer, competing against bigger rivals on the lucrative route between New York and London. The New York-based airline said it will start daily flights between JFK and Heathrow airports on Aug. 11, and add daily trips from JFK to London’s second-biggest airport, Gatwick, on…

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Visit Orlando Unfolds Bold Plan as Tourism Increases Ahead of Memorial Day

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Visit Orlando held its Travel & Tourism event at Orange County Convention Center Tuesday in honor of National Travel & Tourism Week. Elected officials on the local, county, and state levels attended today’s presentation, including State Rep. Daisy Morales (District 48), State Rep. Anna Eskamani, (District 47) (virtually), Orange County Mayor Jerry…

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