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Green Vehicles Hit the UK from Hertz Car Rental


Hertz Car Hire in London is taking a step in the right direction with the cooperation of the city’s mayor. Hertz plans to add two Mitsubishi i-Mievs to their fleet as well as 16 charging stations. The i-Miev is an interesting looking vehicle that seats 4 passengers and some luggage comfortably. It is a four-door sedan with a capacity of 90 miles on a single charge. The vehicle can charge up in around an hour at a charging station and can be charged over-night just by being plugged into a regular power socket. The jump to greener technologies comes with a heightened demand for the fully electric vehicles. As the vehicles become more prevalent, the number of charging stations will definitely increase.

Electric vehicles have already been introduced in the United States, in select areas. As a matter of fact, Simon Property Group which owns many of the major shopping malls in the country has just installed electric car charging stations at Orlando’s Florida Mall and the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California. These vehicles are slowly coming into popularity, but it seems like the change isn’t happening quickly enough for some. The price of fuel is just crazy! If the price keeps increasing, there will most certainly be a major shift to this new technology.

London’s mayor plans on making his city the capital of electric vehicles in Europe. With the ability to gain 90 miles on a single charge, the possibilities of traveling around without needing to stop for petrol will be highly plausible in fact inevitable. To rent one of these great cars or any others in the Hertz fleet across the globe, check out these great Hertz Car Rental deals.

Universal Studios Orlando Looks to Expand the Wizarding World


With the intense attraction and popularity of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Orlando is looking to expand the world which has brought millions of people to Universal Studios theme park, that are at most times repeat visitors. It seems that for the short time it has been in operation, this massive theme park within Universal Studios is becoming a little “too big for its britches”. The park covers 20 acres and still leads park officials that the time for expansion is coming up rather quickly. It is with the massive numbers, long wait times on rides, and other record breaking occurrences in the park that the executives are looking into the potential yet seemingly inevitable expansion with open arms.

The apparent plans would double the size of the existing “Wizarding World” to a staggering 40 acres. The revenues and attendance numbers that have gone up on average of over 50% between ticket, merchandise, and food sales throughout the lifetime of the new addition to the park which took over a good majority of “The Lost Continent” would potentially double as well. This is of great interest to investors since the other lands of the park do not see the numbers of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The new expansion would possibly finish off The Lost Continent and replace the existing attractions with a live action show, an indoor dark ride, and a shopping area with its very own Leaky Cauldron restaurant.

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Tilikum Returns to Shamu Stadium for Regular Performance


Tilikum returns to Sea World Orlando’s Shamu Stadium for regular show performance after the death of veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau. Tilikum, also known as Tili, returned to the theater for live performance since he grabbed Ms. Brancheau’s ponytail and brought her to the bottom of the pool during a live performance at the Sea World’s theater. The whale returned to live performance but there was something missing, the trainers. All trainers stayed out of the pool while the performance took place but were readily available on the platforms and outside of the pool. New precautions have been added to the main theater which include rising pool floors and underwater vehicles which will raise and or distract the whale in emergencies respectfully.

The female trainers are now required to wear their hair in buns and were not present in the pool as well as on the platforms or stages, but as an executive for the park stated, their interaction with the whale will aid in his social stimulation. Tili does interact with trainers as well as other whales for his own social stimulation and well being all within controlled environments and has not shown any signs of regression or danger. When Tili returned to the stage to perform, there were many who gave standing ovations and were happy to see the whale back in the spotlight, but there are always skeptics.

Members of groups like PETA say that the trainer’s untimely death could have been avoided completely if the animals were not exploited in this fashion, but others say that the performances of these animals really touch visitors to the point where the animals and their existence is engrained into the minds of the guests. With this “exploitation”, the animals as well as the environments they call home have better chances of being recognized as needing to be respected and preserved.

Legoland is Coming to Central Florida!


Legoland is the new dog in town when it comes to the Central Florida theme park industry.  There are several in the country already and they have showed great success; however, Central Florida’s Legoland will be the largest in the country.  The new park will take the place of the old Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida which has been closed since 2009.  This park promises to bring a ton of opportunity and fun to the area with new jobs and never before seen rides and attractions which are all themed in the vein of America’s favorite toy play sets.  Of course there will be a number of opportunities to purchase play sets in a number of different genres marketed toward a number of different age groups from toddlers to much older children and even adults who love to entertain their imaginations with their favorite LEGO Technics or movie themed (Star Wars, Batman, etc.) play sets.

The park will feature a number of different themed areas including Pirate Cove, Castle Hill, Xtreme, DUPLO Village, and Land of Adventure just to name a few.  Each area of the park will feature rides themed for that specific area of the park including a Dragon roller coaster and a jousting tournament in Castle Hill as well as a live action pirate show on the banks of a beautiful lake in Pirate Cove.  Miniland USA will feature amazing recreations of actual US cities including New York City, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, and even major cities and attractions in the state of Florida including Kennedy Space Center, Key West, Bok Tower in Central Florida, and the antebellum mansions of the Florida Panhandle.

Legoland Florida will be an amazing place where families can come to spend quality time together as well as enjoy an amazing opportunity for creating great imaginative things and memories together.  Get your tickets in advance or visit this great LEGOLAND page for more information.

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