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  1. 'Frozen' ousts Norway Maelstrom ride at Epcot

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    It's official and, for Disney purists, a little depressing: A ride based on smash flick Frozen will replace Maelstrom, the begrudgingly beloved boat trek in Epcot's Norway pavilion. No date has been given for closings and openings, but with the tale of Scandinavian sibs Anna and Elsa being such a phenomenon, you …

    This undated image released by Disney shows Disney characters Anna, left, and her sister Elsa from the animated film "Frozen" at Princess Fairytale Hall at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Fairytale Hall features walls of stone and stained glass windows, a spacious gallery adorned with portraits of Disney princesses and elegantly finished rooms where guests can meet Anna & Elsa, Cinderella, Rapunzel and other princesses. Wait times to meet the sisters stretches for hours and reservations are snapped up as soon as they become available, part of a frenzy for all things "Frozen."  (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)
  2. Video: Adorable aardvark? Or so ugly it's cute?

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    It's small and hairless now, but is expected to grow to more than 120 pounds within the first year.

  3. Theme park deals pop up in the fall for Florida residents

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    After Labor Day, it's a good time for Florida residents to check out the theme parks, where the crowds are lighter, the weather a tiny bit cooler (eventually) and Florida residents deals start cropping up. Here's a roundup of theme park news and deals announced recently.

    Epcot refreshes live shows

    The annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival
  4. Universal brings back 3-day Harry Potter fan event

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    Ticket packages are on sale now for the second "A Celebration of Harry Potter," a three-day fan event at Universal Orlando Jan. 30-Feb. 1. The event includes Q&A panels with the movie stars and technical wizards from the films, special evening activities and an expo of interactive Potter activities, film props and …

    The Wand Keeper in Ollivanders during the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley media preview event at Universal Orlando Resort on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Diagon Alley will officially open to the public on July 8, 2014.