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13 favorite moments from 'Star Wars' Celebration in Orlando this weekend

After four days at Star Wars Celebration, a kind of semiannual gathering of Jedi and Rebels and Empire and Ewoks thrown by Lucasfilm as a great wet smooch of thanks to fans, you start to feel knee-deep in Sith, certain you'll have a seizure if you hear the trumpets from John Williams' theme one more time. Small children and R2-D2s begin to blur. But also, you are reminded, again and again, that this is a family reunion.

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A coaster runs through it at Universal’s new Volcano Bay

The 200-foot Krakatau volcano that will stand at the center of Universal’s new Orlando water park, Volcano Bay, will house an aqua coaster with canoes as the ride vehicles, which will be the park’s marquee attraction, Universal announced Thursday. Universal also announced a new wearable high-tech device that will hold people’s place in line for an attraction while they play elsewhere and trigger special effects throughout the park.

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SeaWorld will add a new whitewater thrill ride, Infinity Falls

Infinity Falls, inspired by South America’s rainforests, will feature a 40-foot plunge, which SeaWorld says will be the world’s tallest river rapid drop. On the twisting, four-minute ride on the jungle river, guests will experience the feel of whitewater rapids.
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SeaWorld will add a new whitewater thrill ride, Infinity Falls 0:31

SeaWorld will add a new whitewater thrill ride, Infinity Falls

Legoland adds The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure attraction 0:31

Legoland adds The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure attraction

Cobra's Curse to open at Busch Gardens in Tampa 0:22

Cobra's Curse to open at Busch Gardens in Tampa

Rivers of Light coming soon to Animal Kingdom 2:21

Rivers of Light coming soon to Animal Kingdom