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  1. These days, don't hit the theme park without an app and a phone charger

    Florida

    Emile Crawford stocks two back-up phone battery chargers these days when she takes her kids to Disney World. But she dare not venture into a theme park without a smart phone app, an accessory becoming as necessary as sunscreen in Florida theme parks.

    A wristband visitors will wear at the new Volcano Bay water park in Orlando, Florida. The wristband, called Tapu Tapu, tells you when it's your turn to get on a ride. It also lets you pay for food so you don't have to carry a wallet and opens lockers so you don't have to  carry a key. (Universal via AP)
  2. James Cameron, Zoe Saldana and more appear at Disney's Pandora

    Florida

    ORLANDO — As he stood on a stage at Disney World Wednesday, director James Cameron revealed his teenage dreams.

    Zoe Saldana tweeted a photo of herself from Wednesday's appearance at a new land in Disney's Animal Kingdom, Pandora -- the World of Avatar. The land is based on James Cameron film, in which she stars. Photo via Twitter.
  3. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, Train and more

    Music & Concerts

    RISING AGAIN: Sunset Music Festival

    Trance superstars Above and Beyond will headline the Sunset Music Festival on Sunday. Some 60,000 attendees are expected.
  4. Best bets for fun this weekend: Margarita Festival, science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer, comic Pablo Francisco

    Events

    LIME TIME: Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

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  5. What's on stage this week: Idina Menzel, 'Finding Neverland,' Sunshine City Opera

    Stage

    NO FEAR OF FLYING: BILLY HARRIGAN TIGHE

    Billy Harrigan Tighe plays Peter Pan playwright J.M. Barrie, with Christine Dwyer as Sylvia, in Finding Neverland. Courtesy of the Straz Center.