Walt Disney World has announced its plans for the 35th anniversary of Epcot, which it will celebrate at the theme park on Oct. 1. The occasion will be noted at 10:01 a.m. with a ceremony on the Fountain View stage. Entertainment will include the Voices of Liberty and Mariachi Cobre, according to a post on the official Disney Parks Blog.
Bok Tower Gardens will reopen Friday after a prolonged closure due to lingering effects from Hurricane Irma. The Polk County attraction, which surrounds a 205-foot “Singing Tower, did not have its power restored until Wednesday, a spokeswoman said Thursday morning. “All in all, the gardens fared very well,” said Erica Smith. She says several large trees were downed near the tower, and “a mountain” of plant debris had to be removed from the grounds.
On the first evening of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, I came face-to-face with this shocker: I have mellowed. The first 10 times or so that I went to the event, I walked around hunched over, afraid of things bumping and lurking in the dark. I had skillfully avoided HHN for years until one fall I was called a wuss … and I took a theme-parks reporting job that required my attendance.
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Selecting a term
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