1. The Legoland theme park in Winter Haven has added some new elements this year.
  2. SeaWorld’s first launch-style coaster, Ice Breaker, opened in February. It has both backward and forward launches to flip riders’ stomachs with what it says is the “steepest beyond vertical drop” in Florida.
  3. Eleanor Walker, 4, left, and Edie Walker, 5, visit with Hope at her home in July 2020 inside the Kate Tidemann & Ellen Cotton Main Pool and Window of Wonder at the Ruth and J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium opened an $80 million expansion thanks to fundraising and attendance that surged in the last 10 years because of Winter the dolphin. Winter died in November.
  4. Get discount tickets to Busch Garden’s and Sea World's Howl-O-Scream until 11:59 p.m. tonight in honor of Friday the 13th.
  5. Herrerasaurus, a dinosaur first discovered in fossils in South America, is among the displays in the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit running May 14-Sept. 5 at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. The life-like animatronic dinosaurs offer a paleontological journey back in time.
  6. Ginny Skoglund, 11, poses for a picture in front of a new sign at Adventure Island in Tampa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
  7. Epcot will get its first coaster and Walt Disney World will get its first ride featuring a Marvel franchise when Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens at Epcot on May 27.
  8. Michael Haggard, lawyer for Nekia Dodd, left, the mother of Tyre Sampson speaks at a news conference April 26 in St. Louis. Dodd said her son's death has left her struggling with emotions ranging from frustration to grief to anger.
  9. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will return on select nights starting on Aug. 12 and continuing through Halloween.
  10. Nekia Dodd, the mother of Tyre Sampson, 14, speaks at a news conference on Tuesday.
  11. As golfers enter one of two 18-hole putting courses at the new PopStroke entertainment complex in Sarasota, a quote by co-owner Tiger Woods tells of his happiest memories "spending time with my pops on the golf course having putting contests." It opens to the public at noon Thursday.
  12. Close up view of the Orlando Free Fall at ICON Park in Orlando. The parents of a teen who fell from the ride and died have sued.
  13. Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando (blue suit, in back) yells his objection as Republicans in the House of Representatives applaud after Senate Bill 4C Independent Special Districts, which affects Disney, passes Thursday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. The session was halted on a protest by Democrats, but continued after a brief recess.
  14. Patrons dine at The Ozona Pig as scooters and bicyclists cruise by in Ozona. The North Pinellas enclave is one of the hamlets that the recently revised book "Visiting Small-Town Florida" recommends.
  15. Mickey and Minnie Mouse perform during a parade as they pass by the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.  The theme park resort announced Tuesday that it has lifted the last of its mask requirements, meaning face coverings will be optional for visitors at all locations on the central Florida Disney property.
  16. This March 25 photos shows a close-up view of the Orlando Free Fall at ICON Park in Orlando.  Sensors on the Florida amusement park ride had been adjusted manually to double the size of the opening for restraints on two seats, resulting in a 14-year-old boy not being properly secured before he slipped out and fell to his death, according to an initial report released Monday by outside engineers.
  17. The Guardians of the Galaxy ride coming to Epcot is slated to open May 27. Guests will enter the Galaxarium, a sweeping planetarium-style space showcasing planets, stars and other intergalactic wonders that connect residents of Earth and the planet Xandar.
  18. Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt Adventure show at the Mr. Potato's Showtime Arena.
  19. A 14-year-old boy fell to his death from this ride at an amusement park in Orlando, sheriff's officials said. He fell from the Orlando Free Fall ride, which opened late last year.
  20. ICON Park attractions, The Wheel, left, Orlando SlingShot, middle, and Orlando FreeFall, right, are shown in Orlando, on Thursday  A 14-year-old boy fell to his death from a ride at an amusement park in Orlando, sheriff's officials said. Sheriff's officials and emergency crews responded to a call late Thursday at Icon Park, which is located in the city's tourist district along International Drive. The boy fell from the Orlando Free Fall ride, which opened late last year.
  21. Even though most mask restrictions have been lifted, young guests still only get socially distant interactions with characters at Walt Disney World.
  22. The newly painted Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is seen with the the crest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the theme park on Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Officials at Walt Disney World say a performance by a visiting Texas high school drill team that used American Indian stereotypes, including chants of “scalp them,” doesn’t reflect the resort’s values. A Disney spokeswoman said Friday, March 18, 2022, that the company regretted the performance this week by the “Indianettes” drill team from Port Neches-Grove High School.
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