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Ride rumors, construction updates and everything else to know about Universal’s Epic Universe theme park

Universal Orlando’s newest theme park is gearing up to be, well, epic

By Chelsea Zukowski

Universal Orlando’s newest theme park is gearing up to be, well, epic. Epic Universe, the resort’s fourth park, is set to open in 2025 just down the road and across I-4 from the main campus...

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Orlando City Soccer Club unveils new Legacy Kit gear at Cheyenne Saloon event

In the heart of downtown Orlando, history was made at the iconic Cheyenne Saloon as Orlando City Soccer Club unveiled its new…

By J.D. Casto

Orlando City Soccer Club unveils new Legacy Kit gear at Cheyenne Saloon event
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Remembering Central Florida amusement parks and tourist traps that no longer exist

Central Florida has long been a hub of tourism, largely thanks to one very special mouse-fueled world. But even before Disney World…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Circus World
Haines City
Back in 1973, Circus World opened to the masses about 30 miles from Orlando in the small Polk County town of Haines City. The Feld family, owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, wanted the Central Florida theme park to combine live shows and amusement park rides with a new winter quarters for the circus, according to State Library & Archives of Florida. In its heyday, Circus World had a 27,000-square-foot building that looked like a giant circus tent, carousel, Ferris wheel, wooden roller coaster, polar bear show, lion tamer, flaming high diver, elephant performances and rides, and of course, lots of clowns. Visitors could even attempt to walk across a tightrope or trapeze through the air.
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All the cosplay and creativity we saw out in full force at Orlando's MegaCon

The halls of the Orange County Convention Center were bustling with a diverse cast of cosplayers last weekend at MegaCon 2024. These…

By Mauricio Murillo, Rick Martinez

Saturday at MegaCon 2024
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A first look into Judson's Live, the newest addition to Dr. Phillips Center

Judson's Live, the new intimate performance venue at the Dr. Phillips Center, is set to open later this week and we got…

By Seth Kubersky

Photos: First look into Judson's Live, the newest addition to Dr. Phillips Center
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February 14, 2024

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