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Disney World plans to end Osborne Family Christmas lights

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Darth Vader’s in. Santa Claus is out. Walt Disney World on Friday announced this will be the last year of the Osborne family’s Christmas lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has been a Christmas tradition at Disney World for the past 20 years. Disney officials say the theme park is unable to put on the lights after this year because of plans to use the space for new Stars Wars and Toy Story themed…

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Florida Senate Majority puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising during summer break

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Florida lawmakers just wanna have fun – to borrow a line from Cyndi Lauper. As summer breaks all over the country, Floridians look forward to visiting vacation spots both at home and across America. The Florida Senate is no different. In the 75-odd days until committee meetings start for the 2016 legislative session, a newly announced schedule of fundraising events shows senators can expect quite a time over the summer. On the agenda are stopovers in California, Chicago, Key West and…

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Visit Florida to go mobile

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Visitors to Florida will soon be able to find tourism hotspots on their iPhones and Blackberries. Visit Florida, the state’s public-private tourism marketing corporation, is developing a mobile Web site so that visitors can research the best beaches as they stroll through historic St. Augustine or compare hotel rates while waiting to board Space Mountain at Walt Disney World. The site, which Visit Florida hopes to have ready by September, is another evolution in Visit Florida’s attempt to harness emerging technology…

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