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  1. Walker Stalker Con brings loads of 'Walking Dead' actors to Orlando


    What started as a podcast episode out of a central filming site for The Walking Dead has turned into a gathering for fans of Dead and other shows, movies and art with macabre characters. Walker Stalker Con creators James Frazier and Eric Nordhoff wanted to bring the same experiences they had in Senoia, …

    Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead.
  2. Busch Gardens' new Cobra's Curse ride coming in 2016 (w/video)


    TAMPA — Busch Gardens on Thursday joined what is looking like an arms race of new thrill rides and roller coasters coming to Florida's I-4 corridor over the next year or so.

    Cobra’s Curse, as depicted in this rendering, is a family spin coaster that will combine the free-spinning dizziness of a 
Tilt-A-Whirl with the ups and downs of a traditional roller coaster. It is being built in Busch Gardens’ Egypt section.
  3. High-speed shark-themed thrill ride Mako coming to SeaWorld next summer


    Opening next summer next to its shark encounter, SeaWorld Orlando announced on Wednesday that its newest roller coaster named Mako will be a killer ride, the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.

    SeaWorld has announced that Mako, a new coaster coming in 2016, will mimic the quick turns and speed of sharks - and will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.  Mako will be a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track (that's nearly a mile long) and leave riders feeling both breathless and weightless. [SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.]