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Theme park food is becoming almost as important as the rides

Florida theme parks are reshaping how they feed the masses by incorporating year-round gourmet dishes and hosting food festivals.

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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’s Kraken roller coaster to go virtual

SeaWorld’s Kraken roller coaster will go virtual next year, becoming Florida’s first virtual-reality coaster. In addition, the park’s theatrical orca shows will transition to educational encounters in 2018, SeaWorld Entertainment said Tuesday in announcing $175 million worth of new and upgraded attractions at many of its parks.

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Grim news kept people away from theme parks

Heading into this summer, all signs were pointing to another banner year for Florida’s attractions. But it has been a cruel summer, especially for Orlando. In June, Orlando was stunned by the shooting death of “Voice” singer Christina Grimmie at a local venue, a massacre at the Pulse nightclub and a fatal alligator attack on a child at Disney World.

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Universal: Reign of Kong

Reign of Kong has the most complex and enthralling story in this year’s crop of new attractions and is populated by terrifying creatures. The new King Kong ride hasn’t officially opened and an opening date hasn’t been announced, although park guests have been admitted intermittently for “technical rehearsals.”

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