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World Travel

  1. Water park offers Florida residents unlimited ticket deal


    As long as this heat keeps lingering, we can appreciate the deal Wet 'n Wild Orlando water park is offering Florida residents: For $36 (already $20 less than admission) you can have unlimited visits to the water slides through Dec. 31. The park this year debuted the new Aqua Drag Racer, Florida's tallest and fastest …

    A rendering of the new ride coming to Wet 'n Wild this summer, the Aqua Drag Racer.
  2. Howl-O-Scream drops some props in wake of beheadings


    With international horrors far more disturbing than any zombie horde, Busch Gardens is removing some props from Howl-O-Scream after complaints about severed heads at its sister park in Virginia.

    Howl-O-Scream has always been graphic, but props of severed heads at Busch Gardens’ sister park in Virginia drew complaints recently.
  3. What it's like to fly over an erupting volcano


    Akureyri, Iceland — There is something so majestic yet so frightful about a volcanic eruption that someone viewing it just cannot look away. In Iceland, people are paying hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to experience this bucket-list thrill from the air.

    From a plane, passengers can see lava flowing from Holuhraun  volcano in Iceland. The lava already stretches about a dozen miles.
 [Photo by Robert N. Jenkins.]