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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...
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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...
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Disney resorts are putting an end to free overnight parking

Disney resorts are putting an end to free overnight parking

One of the perks of staying at a Walt Disney World resort had been free parking, something most Orlando hotels use as a sly way of getting another $15-$20 per night out of guests. But that’s going away soon. Disney informed travel agents on Wednesday...
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Make a scene at these places from your favorite films

Make a scene at these places from your favorite films

inter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way through Do-Re-Mi. Snowflakes stuck to my nose and eyelashes and also found their icy wa...
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Disney releases drone video of Star Wars land under construction

Disney releases drone video of Star Wars land under construction

Star Wars and drones are always a welcome pair, and Disney fed the appetite for news of the new theme park areas under construction by releasing flyover drone footage of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the sprawling themed area that’s set to open next year...
Updated: 2 months ago
Finding peace, naked and alone in a traditional Japanese bath

Finding peace, naked and alone in a traditional Japanese bath

KORIYAMA, JapanA wild boar scurries in front of our tiny Toyota Vitz on the dark road. We avoid a clash but proceed up the mountain with caution, tires slipping on the ice.Shikisai Ichiriki is a large hotel near Koriyama City, about 50 miles from whe...
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First look: What to expect at Vanish Point, the new drop slide at Adventure Island (w/video)

First look: What to expect at Vanish Point, the new drop slide at Adventure Island (w/video)

The first thing you hear on Vanish Point is a heartbeat, not your own.As you step into Adventure Island’s new waterslide attraction, the mood is set by the piped-in soundtrack of a heartbeat. It’s fake, but it does the trick of increasing anxiety as ...
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What to expect at this year’s Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

What to expect at this year’s Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

For his fourth year helming the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival, Ron DeBonis, the Tampa theme park’s executive chef, is once again playing around with the menu. "Every year we have to have a little shock and awe. This year it is frog legs, Cajun...
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Here’s how CityPass travel vouchers can save you money, time on vacation

Here’s how CityPass travel vouchers can save you money, time on vacation

You’re moving forward, inch by inch, closer to your destination. Or are you? Someone in front of you fumbles for lost tickets. Another person’s credit card malfunctions. Your precious vacation time is wasted — I call this the Travel...
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