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Interactive Florida Theme Park Guide - Tampa Bay Times
  1. Orlando's Crayola Experience a fascinating wonderland of color, technology and nostalgia



    Fred Rogers' sweater is a hue Crayola might call Forest Green, or maybe Aquamarine, or maybe Illuminating Emerald. He sketches a simple rainbow on an easel in his modest TV living room, the one decorated like childhood, and turns to the camera.

    A “crayonologist” creates a batch of crayons for Crayola Experience visitors.  “This brand has certainly evolved and changed,” Crayola president and CEO Mike Perry (not pictured) says. “But that mission of sparking the creative spirit of a child has never changed.”
  2. Just announced: 'Walking Dead' will return to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights


    To the surprise of no one, Universal Orlando confirmed Thursday that The Walking Dead will return to Halloween Horror Nights for the fourth year in a row. The AMC zombie drama has been one of the most popular mazes at HHN, built in close collaboration with the creators of the series. This year's Walking Dead …

    Walkers in Season 5 of The Walking Dead. AMC
  3. Busch Gardens summer deal lets pass holders bring a friend for $25


    Busch Gardens on Friday announced a summer deal for Fun Card holders that allows them to bring a friend to the Tampa theme park for $25 — a savings of more than $70 — and they are throwing in $15 in Busch Gardens Bucks for anyone who buys a Fun Card online. The $97 Fun Card gives a visitor unlimited access …

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  4. One Direction reunites — in wax at Madame Tussauds in Orlando


    All five original members of the British boy band One Direction have reunited — in wax.

    Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik of  One Direction in happier times, at the American Music Awards in November 2014. (Invision/AP)