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  1. In this Sept. 27, 2011, file photo, a worker puts finishing touches on the entrance sign at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven. A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced Tuesday.
  2. Young guests enjoy seeing Winnie The Pooh, and Tigger too, at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disney has announced there will be more socially distanced character encounters and live shows in the coming months,
  3. The venues that put on concerts have sometimes felt like they landed in the middle of the COVID-19 debates. Audience bristle at the rules, and sometimes it is the artists who put them there.
  4. A cabin on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World will make guests feel like they on board a spaceship. The Star Wars-themed hotel opens March 1.
  5. The 80-foot lighted pine Christmas tree shines tall in the center of the maze at Enchant Christmas in 2019, when Tropicana Field was turned into a massive holiday display. The light maze is returning Nov. 26-Jan. 2.
  6. The first weekend of every month, Largo Central Railroad offers free train rides through Largo Central Park.
  7. Walt Disney World employees from left, Chuck Milam, Earliene Anderson and Forrest Bahruth gather at the Magic Kingdom in August to celebrate their 50 years working at the park.
  8. The St. Pete Pier will bring back its fall pumpkin patch Oct. 9-17. In addition to the hay bales and pumpkins all around, there’s a free family photo booth set up.
  9. The sculpture of Walt Disney in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The castle got a major makeover to celebrate its 50th anniversary and there are loads of attractions opening to mark the Oct. 1 anniversary.
  10. Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Magic Kingdom theme park and resort opened Oct. 1, 1971, and is now the world's most-attended tourist attraction.
  11. Eric Clapton will perform at Amalie Arena on Sept.25. The guitarist, though vaccinated himself, has been outspoken in his complaints about COVID-19 regulations, vaccinations and touring mandates.
  12. For free Museum Day on Saturday, the turn-of-the-20th century Cracker Country in Tampa will be open for free, and you can see actors demonstrate how pioneers carved materials, churned butter and did their chores.
  13. Visitors watch a character cavalcade on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World last month.
  14. A performer is seen inside of new Howl-O-Scream haunted house The Forgotten during dress rehearsal night on Wednesday in Tampa.
  15. From left, Hannah Rogers, associate biologist with Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s rescue team, Jordan Wolfred, rescue team intern, and Cam Fredecker, associate biologist stand near a statue of a manatee near what will be the Manatee Springs Rehabilitation Center. The CMA exhibit will take $10 million and two to three years to complete.
  16. The Harvest Jam amateur competition at Skatepark of Tampa this weekend will have divisions starting at 8 and younger, and up to 30 and older, with prizes awarded to the top five finishers in each division.
  17. In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Laura Law performs as a witch at the Scary Tales haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando. After a pandemic-related absence of almost two years, Universal Orlando Resort's celebration of all things scary opened for screams on Friday. Halloween Horror Nights kicked off at the Florida theme park resort for a 30th year of disturbing haunted houses, live entertainment and celebrations of pop-culture scares.
  18. Passengers board the train during the Largo Train Weekend at the Largo Central Railroad in Largo. The first Saturday of every month brings free train rides for families.
  19. A masked family walks past Cinderella Castle in December at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
  20. Busch Gardens has brought back Bier Fest for its fourth round, with food, beer and cocktails offered at stations across the park.
  21. The big new thrill ride coming to Busch Gardens, Tampa, will finally open this spring, Busch Gardens has announced. It is called Iron Gwazi. The hybrid shocker is creating buzz among coaster fans because it pairs the wooden aesthetic of the old Gwazi coaster, which closed in 2015, with a slick steel track. It will be North America's tallest hybrid coaster at more than 206 feet.
  22. A scene from the Lionsgate movie "Uncle Drew," a comedy with an all-star roster of athletes and comedians.
  23. People bike along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail near Main Street in Dunedin on July 1, 2021. The 50-mile trail that runs the length of Pinellas County jumped from an average of 70,000 users per month pre-pandemic, to more than double to 180,000 per month in 2020, according to sensor data, after bicycle sales exploded during COVID-19 lockdowns.
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