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  1. Disney's Star Wars Land joins trend of theme parks putting you 'in the movie'


    In Star Wars Land, you'll be able to fly Han Solo's Millennium Falcon. You can drop by the Cantina for a drink with a droid. The attraction, coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando in 2019, is being designed to take you out of the theme park and into the Star Wars universe.

    An artist's concept of the new Star Wars land coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando in 2019. It is being designed in such a way that you feel you have left the theme park and entered the Star Wars universe. It will like many of the movies' desert outposts, marked by low, circular buildings with unusual characters walking around. Courtesy of Walt Disney World.
  2. Time is running out to get free Adventure Island pass with Busch Gardens Fun Card


    Busch Gardens has set a deadline of April 30 for its 2017 Fun Card deal that includes a free pass to the Adventure Island water park.

    Guests ride the Busch Gardens roller coaster Cobra's Curse when it opened in June 2016. The spin coaster is the only one of it's kind in the world featuring a 70-foot vertical lift and cars that free-spin during the second half of the three minute and thirty second ride. It has a maximum speed of 40 mph. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  3. Heading to Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival? Here are some other food spots to try


    Just to the right of Epcot's Eiffel Tower, there is a little walkway. It's easy to miss if you're hustling along, eager to get your hands on a chocolate macaron at the theme park's France pavilion. But stroll down the sidewalk, and it's a gateway to some of Walt Disney World's hidden gems.

    Cocktails at Tiffins include the Annapurna Zing (gin, passion fruit puree, mint, lime juice and ginger beer) and a house beer.
  4. At Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival, the link between food and plants is stronger than ever


    While you're waiting in line for shrimp and grits from the Florida Fresh kitchen at Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival, it's fun to play Spot the Produce. To your left, you can spy the bright green leaves of sweet potato plants. Next to that, off-white turnips pop up out of the ground. Near the plastic …

    Fresh offerings at the festival include this watermelon salad with pickled onions and feta from Urban Farm Eats.