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  1. Epcot's Innoventions West to close at Disney World for overhaul


    How will kids learn to save up enough money to go to Disney World now that Epcot's financial education game, the Great Piggy Bank Adventure, is closing? The Innoventions West attraction at Epcot will be closed as the area undergoes an overhaul, and these little piggies will not stay home. The Piggy Bank Adventure …

    In this May 18, 2009 photo,Toni Corkil, right, of Marshall, Mo. and her daughter Grace, 8, learn about saving and investing through a series of interactive video games at the Great Piggy Bank Adventure in the EPCOT theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The exhibit is aimed at teaching kids ages 8 to 13 basic lessons in personal finance.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
  2. 100 days in, Tampa's Coast bike program attracts more than 3,250 riders


    TAMPA — At its 100-day mark, Tampa's Coast Bike Share program has attracted 3,258 members who have pedaled more than 23,750 miles — not quite a trip around the world.

    The new Coast Bike Share is doing as well as expected, officials say.
  3. Finally, public will get good look at Busch Gardens' cheetah and gorilla babies (w/video)


    Busch Gardens has had a bit of a baby boom lately.

    This week and next on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, visitors to Busch Gardens will be able to see the park's new cheetah cubs and baby gorillas and meet the keepers who care for them. [Busch Gardens]
  4. Disney tests breakfast at popular Be Our Guest restaurant


    Disney World's hugely popular Magic Kingdom restaurant Be Our Guest is now testing a breakfast option through June 18. Like all things in the Beauty and the Beast-themed castle, it has a French flare for the cuisine served 8 to 10 a.m., and reservations are being accepted.

    Located within Beast's Castle in the Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest Restaurant will serve French-inspired cuisine for quick-service lunch and table-service dinner. Part of New Fantasyland, the stylish restaurant will grand open Dec. 6, 2012 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Gene Duncan, photographer)