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Florida: What's new at the theme parks

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With apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson, it’s almost summer, when a child’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of pirates, princesses, bumper cars, water slides, spinning teacups and fantasies of finally reaching the bottom of the sign that means one is tall enough to ride a grown-up roller coaster.

In other words, theme parks.

This week we bring you a preview of what’s happening at Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Legoland, and Discovery Cove. Click here.

For those seeking a greater thrill, check out how Forever Florida has quietly blossomed into Zip Line Central. Click here.

For a look at how young Disney fans’ growing fascination with characters has spread to hotels, click here.

If you’re looking for an adult escape from the theme parks, this story tells you about five cool things to do outside the gates.

And finally, another adult fantasy: If you wonder what it’s like to drive an exotic supercar around a speedway, here’s my take