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inline imageFind out what it really means to 'fall' in love on the world's first face-down drop tower ride of its kind, hand feed giraffes and impress your date with VIP ride access, at Busch Gardens Tampa.

The park is offering one lucky Dibber and their partner (or crush!) a chance to win the Ultimate Date to celebrate Valentine's Day.

This fantastic prize includes admission to the park, where the fearless couple can brave the latest thrill ride, Falcon's Fury, as well as quick queue tickets so that they can skip the queues and make the most of their day. If that's not enough, the loved up pair will also be able to get up close to zebras, rhinos and ostriches, and even hand feed giraffes, on the Serengeti Safari.

Standing at 335 feet (102 metres) Falcon's Fury is Busch Gardens Tampa's newest attraction. At the ride's highest point, Busch Gardens has added an extra element of surprise. Like its bird of prey namesake, riders pivot 90 degrees in mid-air into a face-down dive position. An instant later they plunge 60 mph straight down with speed and power like never experienced. Not one for the fainthearted!


The winners will also be able to get their hearts racing on SheiKra, one of the park's most extreme rollercoasters with a 90 degree 200 foot drop, and get giggly on triple launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt. When they're ready to slow down the pace, they can head to the Animal Care Centre to see live animal nutrition demonstrations and talks from members of the zoo team.

Dibbers will need to already be in Florida between 13th February and 4th March to win, so, if you have already booked, or are putting the final touches to your holiday of a lifetime, now's the time to enter. Entries must be received by 12pm GMT on Monday 2nd February to be in with a chance of winning.

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inline imageEleven pop bands with hits spanning several decades will play the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 22nd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 4-May 17, 2015. The Garden Rocks Concert Series debuts in 2015 to span a broader range of decades and popular artists.

Pablo Cruise and Little River Band will rock Epcot audiences for the first time. Jon Secada, Taylor Dayne and En Vogue, fan favorites who’ve played the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, will make their Flower & Garden Festival debuts. And 1990s chart toppers Gin Blossoms, also new to this spring festival, kick off the concert series March 6-8.

Guests can dance each festival weekend to classic tunes at the park’s America Gardens Theatre. An eclectic mix of festival fan favorites includes the Village People, who debuted at the festival in 2013 and, with a nod to the 1960s, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will rock the house May 15-17.

Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and are included with Epcot admission. Here is this year’s lineup (subject to change without notice):

March 6-8: Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy” (New to this festival)

March 13-15: NEW! Pablo Cruise “Love Will Find a Way”

March 20-22: En Vogue “Free Your Mind” (New to this festival)

March 27-29: Starship “We Built This City”

April 3-5: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”

April 10-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”

April 17-19: Jon Secada “Just Another Day” (New to this festival)

April 24-26: The Guess Who “These Eyes”

May 1-3: Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart” (New to this festival)

May 8-10: NEW! Little River Band “Lady”

May 15-17: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”

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inline imageThe sequel to the film, Avatar, has been delayed by a year and will now not be released until late 2017.

Director James Cameron is actually making three follow-ups to the 2009 film.

Disney started construction in January 2014 on it's Avatar land and is tentatively scheduled to open 2017 / 2018 to coincide with the release of the second sequel of Avatar.

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inline imageThe Disney cruise ship 'Disney Magic' has rescued a man from the sea off the coast of Mexico.

Apparently the man had fallen off another cruise liner 5 hours earlier. The 22-year-old was rescued off the coast of Cozumel after the Disney ship passengers heard his cries for help and alerted the crew.

The US citizen was taken to hospital - where staff said he was lucky to be alive - and has since flown home.

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inline imageDisney has confirmed the start date for the removal of the contentious Sorcerer’s Hat icon at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The hat will be removed in phases starting from 7 January 2015.

The pin merchandise station, located beneath the hat will be relocated to Sunset Ranch on Sunset Boulevard beginning 7 January.

The icon first made an official appearance on 28 September 2001, it replaced the Earful Tower as the park's icon in marketing material. The hat polarised peoples opinions with some liking the icon and others disliking it due to it blocking the view to the Chinese theatre.

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inline imageWalt Disney World will officially begin accepting Apple Pay starting this Wednesday, December 24.

Walt Disney World was listed as one of the first partners for Apple Pay alongside retailers like Macy's, Walgreens, Subway, McDonalds, and Whole Foods.

Apple Pay will allow users to make purchases at the theme park with an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus, and is a part of Disney's initiative to accept more contactless payment methods rolled out with its MyMagic+ program.

Apple Pay details click here

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Park Hours - Wednesday 28/01/2015

WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
9:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
5:00pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
9:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
Closed
~to~
Closed
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
Closed
~to~
Closed
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
9:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
9:00am
~to~
7:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
9:00am
~to~
5:30pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Aquatica
Aquatica
Closed
~to~
Closed
LEGOLAND
Legoland
Closed
~to~
Closed
Extra Morning Hours +1 Hour Early Entry for Disney Hotel Guests.
Extra Evening Hours +2 Extra Late Hours for Disney Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of Florida Park Hours

Disneyland Resort Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
9:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosCalifornia Adventure 9:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
10:00pm
Extra Morning Hours +1 Hour Early Entry for Disney Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of West Coast Park Hours

Disneyland Paris Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
10:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios 10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Extra Morning Hours +2 Hours Early Entry for Disney Hotel Guests.
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