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Theme park fans endure long lines to be among first on rides

Aaron Wallace waited in line for six hours this week for a 5-minute ride, the brand-new Frozen Ever After at Epcot. It was worth it, he said.

"Honestly, it flew by," Wallace said.

More long lines are appearing in Central Florida's theme parks as anticipated attractions open to the public.

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Universal unveils some 'Secret Life of Pets' plans

Universal Studios theme park is introducing entertainment options based on the upcoming film "The Secret Life of Pets." But Friday's announcement does not seem to be the biggie recently mentioned by NBCUniversal Chief Executive Officer Steve Burke.

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Take a first-person ride on SeaWorld's Mako roller coaster

For those anxious or weary to ride Mako at SeaWorld, here's something to heighten those emotions -- a first-person ride video from the front row of Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster. 

And believe me, that first drop is a doozy. 

The video, taken by Jordan Armstrong, son of Orlando Sentinel visual assignments & interactive editor Cassie Armstrong, was taken using a GoPro camera.

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Yellow tangs join the Sea Life crowd

More fish are getting into the swim of things at Sea Life Aquarium. Yellow tangs -- also known as surgeon fish -- have been added to the tanks at the International Drive attraction.

Young visitors can get a good look at the yellow tangs because the fish are in a habitat that is at a low eye level. Sea Life already had a collection of blue tangs. 

The newbies have a unique upbringing.

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Wet 'n Wild: Buy one day, get second day free

Wet 'n Wild, the longtime International Drive water park, has a new ticket offer that allows Florida residents to buy a single-day ticket for $39.99 and get a second day at the attraction for free.

Of course, there is fine print and restrictions. Read carefully.

+ The offer is an online purchase only. It can be bought through July 8.

+ The first day of admission must be used by Aug. 31.

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Disney: 'The Chew' crew returns to Epcot food festival

It's a rerun. The cast of "The Crew" will be make an encore appearance at the 2016 edition of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World.

The theme park's visitors may be able to spot Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon and Daphne Oz when they tape a week's worth of episodes of the ABC show Oct. 5-7. (Those show will air Oct.

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