By Michelle Stark, Anne Glover, Amber McDonald and Kelly Stefani, Times Staff Writers
Illustration by Steve Madden, Times Staff Artist
Developed by Alexis N. Sanchez
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As we enter the height of vacation season, Florida's theme parks continue to roll out new attractions, including the official opening of the King Kong ride at Universal Orlando and a new lush Caribbean-themed hotel and some lures for Pokémon Go players.
Busch Gardens in Tampa is embracing the Pokémon Go craze, inviting people to catch pocket monsters among its roller coasters and animal attractions.
Universal's Islands of Adventure surprised visitors Wednesday with the official opening of its newest mega attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
If you're the type of person who enthusiastically dresses up as a chainsaw-wielding clown to scare the neighborhood kids on Halloween, perhaps this year you'll be able to get paid for it.
The Secret Life of Pets doesn't open in theaters until Friday, but it's already getting such buzz that Universal Studios theme park in Orlando has introduced new entertainment options and maybe even a ride based on the film.
Fans of The Walking Dead, Arrow and The Flash get to meet their favorite stars at Fan Fest Orlando in September.
TAMPA — Nestled next to what was once the world's tallest and fastest inverted roller coaster, Cobra's Curse will open Friday at Busch Gardens, with its own bragging rights.
Next week at Walt Disney World, Star Wars fans will find amped-up fireworks and the return of Soarin', and little girls will finally get their Anna and Elsa attraction when Frozen Ever After opens at Epcot on June 21.
Busch Gardens on Friday announced that its much-anticipated Cobra's Curse roller coaster will open to the public on June 17.
ORLANDO — The hype surrounding the hypercoaster Mako opening Friday at SeaWorld has been breathless, just like the riders who got a sneak preview of the coaster Thursday.