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Interactive Florida Theme Park Guide - Tampa Bay Times
  1. Tampa's Adventure Island announces Colossal Curl ride, first new attraction in eight years


    TAMPA — Adventure Island on Wednesday announced plans for Colossal Curl, a thrill ride opening next spring that would be the tallest ride in the Tampa water park and would be the first new attraction there since 2006.

    At nearly 70 feet high, Colossal Curl will be Adventure Island’s tallest ride, park officials said.
  2. Disney's Magic Kingdom opens first gift shop devoted to Haunted Mansion ride


    The Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World's Magic Kingdom now has its own line of swag at a new gift shop called Memento Mori that has opened in Liberty Square in the Orlando theme park.

    Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction in the Walt Disney World Resort.   SCOTT KEELER, TIMES
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 11


    Rocktoberfest: Palm Harbor merchants celebrate Oktoberfest with music by the Michael Allman Band (son of Gregg Allman), Hope Darling and Radio Crime along with food, beer, wine and vendors at 5 p.m., Florida Avenue, Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 224-1359.

    Michael Allman, center, eldest son of Gregg Allman, performs with his band.
  4. Disney will stoke 'Frozen' fever at Christmas theme park events


    No shocker here, given that Frozen is now the most successful animated film of all time: Disney plans to cash in on Frozen fever at its theme parks this Christmas. The frosty world of the 2013 hit film will play a big part in the park's annual holiday events, from turning Cinderella's Castle into an ice …

    An image released by Disney shows Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." [Associated Press]