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Interactive Florida Theme Park Guide - Tampa Bay Times
  1. Discovery Cove offering residents deal


    SeaWorld's niche park Discovery Cove is offering Florida residents a price break on its dolphin swim experience and also throwing in free access to its sister parks, SeaWorld Orlando and the Aquatica water park.

    Discovery Cove opened 15 years ago as a boutique theme park with animal encounters, unlimited snacks and drinks, free equipment rentals and a souvenir snorkel.
  2. Universal Orlando will add 'Fast & Furious' attraction to theme park


    Universal Orlando will open a new ride based on the popular Fast & Furious movies, the theme park announced Wednesday.

    Universal Orlando will open a new ride based on the popular Fast & Furious movies, the theme park announced.  Fast & Furious: Supercharged is slated to open some time in 2017. The seventh film in the Furious franchise made $1.5 billion at the box office worldwide this year. And Universal Studios Hollywood debuted a ride tied to the franchise in June.
  3. Disney to build Star Wars, Toy Story lands at Hollywood Studios


    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disney CEO Bob Iger says Star Wars is getting its own themed land at Disney parks.

    Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Saturday that Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando will get a new 14-acre Star Wars themed land, where guests can interact with alien creatures. [Artist rendering from Walt Disney Co.]
  4. Universal will hold its third Harry Potter fan fest at its theme parks in January


    Universal Orlando Resort announced Wednesday that it will hold its third Celebration of Harry Potter, a three-day fan fest at the theme park with actors and production designers from the films, interactive exhibits and the return of the Harry Potter Expo. The special gathering will take place Jan. 29-31 and vacation …

    A dragon breathes fire from atop Gringnotts Bank during a preview of Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) FLJR104