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Universal to fill 3,000 jobs as ‘Fast & Furious’ ride, new hotels race to open

Universal to fill 3,000 jobs as ‘Fast & Furious’ ride, new hotels race to open

Universal Orlando Resort has finally given a hint about the opening of the new Fast & Furious – Supercharged attraction coming some time in May. And the company is looking for more than 3,000 new workers as it opens new attractions and hotels this s...
Published: 04/13/18
Universal offers a four-pack of tickets for $42 a day

Universal offers a four-pack of tickets for $42 a day

For Floridians looking to get away for the weekend and experience a little bit of movie magic, Universal Studios will be offering a discount on a four-pack of tickets from now until April 30.Florida residents can take advantage of an exclusive offer ...
Published: 04/11/18
Off the map in Oaxaca, Mexico, with a unique ecotour company

Off the map in Oaxaca, Mexico, with a unique ecotour company

CITY OF OAXACA, MexicoTourism to Mexico is a mixed bag, as high-end resorts abut areas of extreme poverty. Throw in recent political tensions around the border and news about drug-related violence, and Americans have many reasons to steer clear. But ...
Published: 04/11/18
A trip to lovely Joshua Tree National Park transports visitors to another world

A trip to lovely Joshua Tree National Park transports visitors to another world

From my perch at the peak of Ryan Mountain, 5,457 feet above sea level, a vast and undeveloped landscape stretched as far as the eye could see in every direction. It was dotted with rock piles that looked quizzically out of place from above, curious ...
Published: 04/06/18
A glow-in-the-dark waterslide is coming to Tampa Bay

A glow-in-the-dark waterslide is coming to Tampa Bay

If you’ve ever wanted to dive down a giant waterslide in the pitch black of night while splashing round in neon glow-in-the-dark water, head to Lakeland on June 30.That’s when the Blacklight Slide will be set up at the Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, and the...
Updated one month ago
Universal offers buy one, get one free deal on Halloween Horror Nights

Universal offers buy one, get one free deal on Halloween Horror Nights

Universal has gotten an extra early jump on Halloween season, announcing the dates for 2018’s Halloween Horror Nights as well as a limited-time ticket deal of $77.99 that gets you into the scare zones on a second night for free. The theme park will o...
Updated one month ago
Taking a 12-hour train to Montreal for pastries and the National

Taking a 12-hour train to Montreal for pastries and the National

MONTREALThe whole scheme felt improbable, even as Amtrak officials tagged our luggage and stamped our tickets with CANADA printed in red. Even as we shuffled to the train platform and claimed our plush blue seats. We’d cooked up this trip so long ago...
Updated one month ago
Meet Patty, the new baby giraffe at Busch Gardens

Meet Patty, the new baby giraffe at Busch Gardens

This weekend brought a leggy baby giraffe to Busch Gardens who, at just at just 4 days old, is already 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. Named Patty, the baby born on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day is the third giraffe calf born at Busch Gard...
Updated one month ago
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean gets feminist makeover, removes wench auction

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean gets feminist makeover, removes wench auction

In the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, the image of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride’s auction of "wenches" for sale just didn’t seem so funny anymore. The theme park released an updated storyline this week at the Magic Kingdom that features a red-...
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‘Black Panther’ fans can find glimpses of Wakanda in Africa

‘Black Panther’ fans can find glimpses of Wakanda in Africa

Associated PressJOHANNESBURG — Want to go to Wakanda? The blockbuster success of Black Panther has created a new, compelling vision of Africa as a continent of smart, technologically savvy people with cool clothes living in a futuristic city amid stu...
Updated one month ago