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Summer brought to you by: Orlando theme parks

Jul 3, 2018
How did this hot and sunny middle Florida city become such a theme park magnet? And how does it keep the tourists coming in the summer months?
In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, fireworks light the sky over Cinderella Castle during the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort December 6, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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How to save money on a theme park vacation

Jun 16, 2017
It is doable, Theme Park Insider says.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Orlando.
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Let’s do the numbers: The Harry Potter empire

Jul 29, 2016
The latest Harry Potter book is about to hit the streets, so we're checking on the ever-growing franchise.
Harry Potter fans rush to read the opening lines of the last novel by author J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' during a fans day at The Carriage Works on July 21, 2007 in Sydney, Australia.
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Butterbeer and branding at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Apr 4, 2016
The Harry Potter brew is raking in the Galleons at Universal
Hogwarts castle lit up at night. 
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Disney summons the force for its largest expansion

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Dec 28, 2015
The theme park is set to build a Star Wars attraction. Adios, Frontierland.

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Why owls make bad pets

May 23, 2012
They may be cute in "Harry Potter" movies. But clueless wizard fans in England are learning the hard way that owls are not like parrots.

Movie ticket sales hit 16-year low

Dec 29, 2011
Despite billion-dollar blockbusters, 2011 saw fewer people in movie theater seats. Are bad films to blame? Try tough competition.

Mid-day Extra: Do theme parks depend on Harry Potter?

Dec 6, 2011
An announcement is expected today that Universal Studios Hollywood will open a Harry Potter attraction, following the success of the Orlando location.