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  1. Young guests enjoy seeing Winnie The Pooh, and Tigger, too, at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in May 2021 shortly after guests were allowed to go maskless in outdoor areas of the parks, but characters still maintained a social distance.
  2. To celebrate the Magic Kingdom's 50th birthday, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are dressed in sparkling new looks custom made for the 18-month event, highlighted by embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle on multitoned, irridescent fabric punctuated with pops of gold.
  3. Ric Flair (right) credits Tampa trainer Rob MacIntyre with getting him into shape to wrestle one last match at 73 years old.
  4. Once again, the annual Cuban Sandwich Festival in Ybor City will build what it claims is the world’s longest Cuban sandwich. Once completed, the sandwich will feed around 500 people in the area experiencing homelessness.
  5. Commemorative ceremonies, fireworks, movies, parties, boating events and more are available locally to celebrate Memorial Day.
  6. Manuel Garcia and Devin Collins, who are entertainers at Busch Gardens, react after riding Wahoo Remix, a new family water slide that opened this spring at Adventure Island in Tampa.
  7. At the opening of Iron Gwazi in February, passengers ride to a 206-foot-tall peak, the tallest in Florida, and then plunge into a 91-degree drop before it reaches 76 miles per hour.
  8. Riders on the new Velocicoaster ride at Universal's Islands of Adventure last June in Orlando.
  9. Walter Smith II poses for a portrait in the chair his that father used to work from at the Dr Walter L Smith Library.
  10. The Legoland theme park in Winter Haven has added some new elements this year.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Russian punk band Pussy Riot, shown here in 2012 after the band first came to the attention of Russian authorities when they performed a scandalous protest song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral in 2012. Lead musician Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, in the blue mask, is the only member of the collective confirmed for the June 24 concert for St. Pete Pride.
  14. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will be reimagined.
  15. Paul McCartney performs during his "Got Back" tour Friday, May 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. His tour comes to Florida for two dates, including a Saturday night show in Orlando on May 28. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/ Invision/AP)
  16. In praise of chaotic, happy community pool scenes, like this one at Northwest Pool in St. Petersburg.
  17. A surf and turf burger is served at The Helm, a new seafood market and restaurant in St. Pete Beach.
  18. Sting will perform Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa.
  19. The band Lady A, composed of Dave Haywood, left, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, will headline Tampa’s Pig Jig on Oct. 22 at Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa.
  20. Two Tampa pitmasters faced off Friday during a segment of Good Morning America's "United States of BBQ" tour. (Shown above: A half rack of ribs from Betterway BBQ at 22 South, the food hall inside the historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg).
  21. The Super Blue Blood Moon, a lunar eclipse with a supermoon, is partially eclipsed as it sets over the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach by Pier 60 in 2018. Expect to see a total lunar eclipse starting at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
  22. 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.
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