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Disney: More details, price set for Star Wars tour

Walt Disney World has unveiled details, including the price, of its new Star Wars Tour based out of Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. The seven-hour experience will sell for $121.12, plus admission to Hollywood Studios will be required, according to Disney World's official website. The tour...

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Wrap star: What to buy at the theme parks

I like the shopping trend of purchasing experiences over objects. It applies readily to theme parks and attractions, most of which have gift cards for admission or extras. But if you or yours are hot to physically unwrap a gift found underneath the tree, there's certainly no shortage of merchandise,...

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  • Florida travel calendar for December

    Florida travel calendar for December

    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Through Dec. 30: Holidays Around the World, Lake Buena Vista. This Epcot tradition...

  • Florida travel calendar for January

    Florida travel calendar for January

    Check out festivals and events in January across the state.This list is organized by region.Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)Nov. 25, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017: Poinsettia Display, Lake Wales. The River of Stone at the...

  • If it's fall, it must be time to eat and drink in Florida

    If it's fall, it must be time to eat and drink in Florida

    Hungry? If you are in Florida this fall you can bring an appetite to various food festivals, including one of the nation's largest, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in Orlando. The festival, celebrating its 20th year, and running Sept. 14 through Nov. 14, invites visitors to walk around...

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  • While Zika looms, pregnant couple wants refund for Caribbean vacation

    While Zika looms, pregnant couple wants refund for Caribbean vacation

    I am beyond upset and frustrated. Last year, I booked a vacation at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, for my pregnant girlfriend and myself. It was supposed to take place in early January of this year. After news of the Zika virus broke in January, we contacted Sandals to get a refund...

  • Norwegian Air passenger gets sick, wants credit for canceled flight

    Norwegian Air passenger gets sick, wants credit for canceled flight

    I recently was supposed to fly from New York to London on Norwegian Air. I became ill and saw a doctor two days before my flight and was diagnosed with a viral infection. I hoped that I would be well enough to travel as planned, but on the morning of my flight, my doctor advised me that I was too...

  • Car-rental company charged extra for GPS after saying it wouldn't

    Car-rental company charged extra for GPS after saying it wouldn't

    I recently rented a car through Payless Car Rental. When I arrived, there was a long line. I noticed that people were leaving unhappy, but I decided to stay positive. I needed a navigation system for my trip, but the price to rent one, $11 a day, was almost the same amount as what I paid for the...

  • American Airlines canceled Chicago flight but won't cover my expenses

    American Airlines canceled Chicago flight but won't cover my expenses

    I recently was scheduled to fly from Washington to Chicago on American Airlines. The night before my Friday flight, I went online to check in and noticed that my flight had been canceled. During the next five hours, I tried repeatedly to get hold of customer service and finally was told that the...

  • Covered for car rental in Costa Rica — except tires

    Covered for car rental in Costa Rica — except tires

    I rented a car from Budget in Costa Rica as part of a family vacation this summer. I happily accepted the total-damage waiver and its high price because I didn't want any surprises or hassles when I returned the car. I was assured by the agent when I rented the car that my coverage included all...

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  • Old Town getting new looks, flashy Ferris wheel

    Old Town getting new looks, flashy Ferris wheel

    New touches are adding up to $20 million worth of improvements and expansions at Old Town, a longtime retail and entertainment complex in Kissimmee's tourism corridor. In various stages of work are a flashy new Ferris wheel near the front, jukebox-inspired entrance, an auto-themed bar, water features...

  • Cyber Monday travel deals across Florida

    Cyber Monday travel deals across Florida

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just loose targets for most travel industry deals, many of which are already running, and some of which spill over beyond Nov. 28. Here's a look at some travel-related deals that could save you money this week.Florida Hotels and Resorts Rosen Hotels & Resorts,...

  • Orlando Museum of Art collection offers peek at couple's New York treasures

    Orlando Museum of Art collection offers peek at couple's New York treasures

    For more than 40 years, partners James Cottrell and Joseph Lovett have been collecting art. They first offered Central Florida a peek into their extensive collection in 2004 at Orlando Museum of Art. Now, OMA has a new exhibition of the New Yorkers' treasures called "The Conversation Continues."...

  • Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson and more on Florida Strawberry Festival lineup

    Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson and more on Florida Strawberry Festival lineup

    PLANT CITY - The musical lineup for the Florida Strawberry Festival just got sweet with names like Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, 3 Doors Down, Joe Nichols, Patti LaBelle, Maddie and Tae and more scheduled to hit the Wish Farms Soundstage. Free acts as well as headline entertainment...

  • Ten free entry days at U.S. National Parks in 2017

    Ten free entry days at U.S. National Parks in 2017

    The National Park Service will offer free admission to U.S. National Parks on 10 days in 2017, according to a news release. Visitors can explore the stunning beauty of Ameirca's public lands at more than 300 U.S. parks and monuments while celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan....

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  • PortMiami starts $37.5 million terminal upgrade for more ships from MSC Cruises and other lines

    PortMiami starts $37.5 million terminal upgrade for more ships from MSC Cruises and other lines

    Work is underway on a $37.5 million expansion and upgrade of a terminal at PortMiami where the Swiss-based cruise line MSC Cruises intends to operate additional ships. PortMiami and MSC officials recently held a ground breaking ceremony to kick off construction for enhancements at Terminal F. The...

  • SeaWorld adds Rudolph, more to holiday mix

    SeaWorld adds Rudolph, more to holiday mix

    SeaWorld Orlando wants folks to join in the reindeer games during this holiday season. The theme park has added Rudolph’s Christmas Town to its lineup. That’s one of the new aspects of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, which runs on select nights through Dec. 31.  The Rudolph area is accessed via...

  • Legoland Beach Retreat will open April 7

    Legoland Beach Retreat will open April 7

    Legoland Florida Resort's newest sets of accommodations, the Legoland Beach Retreat, will open April 7. The beach retreat's 83 duplex-style buildings, totaling 166 separate accommodation, are being built across the street from the Winter Haven theme park built specifically for younger children....

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New and improved Wilmot Mountain to open Wednesday

New and improved Wilmot Mountain to open Wednesday

Wilmot Mountain’s long-awaited face-lift opens to skiers Wednesday. The revamped southern Wisconsin ski area, one of the closest downhill spots to Chicago at about 65 miles from the Loop, will unveil $13 million of improvements after a sale early this year to industry heavyweight Vail Resorts. ...

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Norwegian, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas get approval to sail to Cuba

Norwegian, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas get approval to sail to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today received approval from the Cuban government to operate cruises to Cuba beginning March 2017. The company that includes Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas has plans for all three brands to make initial sailings from PortMiami with stops...

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