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  1. Universal Orlando follows Disney in breaking $100 ticket barrier


    As expected, once Disney broke the $100 barrier for ticket prices, Universal Orlando followed, on Thursday hiking a one-day, one-park ticket price to $102 from $96. A two-park ticket is now $147, an $11 increase.

    Cheering fans prepare to rush the entrance of Diagon Alley during the grand opening at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida in July. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
  2. Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opens Wednesday with 'Frozen' scene


    Wednesday is opening day for the springtime Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, running daily through May 17 with elaborate topiaries and gardening presentations by HGTV stars.

    The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Photo by Disney
  3. What's cuter than Busch Gardens' baby cheetahs? NOTHING! (w/video)


    TAMPA — Busch Gardens is trying to break the Internet today, releasing video of two adorable 3-month-old cheetah cubs.

    Busch Gardens' 3-month-old cheetah cubs, born on Nov. 22 and weighing about 12 pounds, are named Tendai, meaning "thankful," and Thabo, which means "joy." Photos from Busch Gardens
  4. Adventure Island's Colossal Curl water slide to open March 7 (w/video)


    Adventure Island announced Friday that its new thrill ride, Colossal Curl, will open March 7 for the start of the Tampa water park's 2015 season, the second announcement in as many days from Busch Gardens about expanding its Tampa offerings.

    Workers install Colossal Curl, which opens March 7 for the start of Adventure Island’s 2015 season.