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  1. Tampa theme park Busch Gardens has announced a new hybrid wooden and steel coaster coming in 2020: Iron Gwazi. At more than 200 feet tall, the under-construction ride will become North America's tallest hybrid coaster, and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world. SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
    The parks revealed a slate of new attractions aimed to steady the company’s future.
  2. "Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle," the new light projection show at Universal Orlando, will open this weekend, running on select nights through Nov. 15. Universal Orlando
    Death Eaters, Voldemort and other creepy creatures from the world of Harry Potter star in the nighttime display.
  3. Actors emerge from a simulated farmhouse at the center of the Infected haunted house at Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City in 2015. LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times
    You can also catch a talk from Dick Vitale at St. Petersburg theater the Palladium.
  4. Chewbacca stands in front of the Millennium Falcon at the Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios in Orlando. ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
    Social media was awash this week with Disney and Star Wars fans breezing through Galaxy’s Edge as Hurricane Dorian pushed many from theme parks.
  5. Sand sharks swim around the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. As a Hurricane Dorian stress reliever, the Channel District aquarium will provide $15 admission through Friday. JULIETTE LYNCH  |  Tampa Bay Times (2011)
    The $15 ticket deal aims to be a stress reliever after a week of hurricane preparation.
  6. A ghost orchid can be seen, near the center of the frame, on a tree in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 in Naples. The ghost orchid spends most of the year looking like a nondescript green lump on the side of a tree. CHRIS URSO   |   Times CHRIS URSO  |  Times
    To see this “super ghost orchid” you don’t even need to get your feet wet.
  7. Lauren and Steven Keys at the entrance sign to Haleakala National Park in Maui. Keys Photography
    Lauren and Steven Keys finished before the 103rd anniversary of the National Park Service last week.
  8. Key West Rapids, a waterside at Tampa water park Adventure Island since 1995, will close after Oct. 1. ANTHONY ALLRED  |  Tampa Bay Times (2011)
    The water park next to Busch Gardens plans to replace the inner-tube attraction in 2020. Its last day of operation is Oct. 1.
  9. Photos: What you will see when you visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  10. The Millennium Falcon at Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu is seen at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios in Orlando. ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
    What it was like to visit the planet of Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which opens at Hollywood Studios on Thursday.
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