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Seven rescued from amusement park ride in Orlando

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. — Firefighters in Florida rescued seven passengers from an amusement park ride. The Orlando Fire Department tweeted that the agency’s “high angle” team rescued the passengers at the Fun Spot America amusement park in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district after the park’s “Screamer” ride became stuck Saturday afternoon. No injuries… Keep Reading

Universal Orlando: New roller coaster features Hagrid, creatures, high-speed stretches, surprises

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel Universal Orlando is introducing a new roller coaster with a long name: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. But we have a short, one-word ride review: Whooooooooaaaa! That was the overwhelming reaction/wail from its riders during a preview of the energetic thrill ride on Tuesday afternoon. The coaster, built in the Wizarding World… Keep Reading

What to expect at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla – Surf, sand and relaxed vibes are just a few things people can expect when Universal Orlando’s newest hotel, Endless Summer Resort Surfside Inn and Suites, opens June 27. A sister hotel, Dockside Inn and Suites, will open next door in 2020. Both hotels are located just across I-4 at the former home of Wet ‘n Wild waterpark.… Keep Reading

Volcano Bay workers hospitalized after incident at water park

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – An incident at Universal’s Volcano Bay water park sent multiple people to the hospital Sunday and forced the attraction to close several hours early.  Firefighters were originally called to the scene after getting reports of people being shocked.  A spokesman for Universal Orlando told News 6 there were “technical issues” at the park,… Keep Reading

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