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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Great places to pitch a tent in Florida

    Great places to pitch a tent in Florida
    Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations:...
  • Universal Studios visitors get early Hogwarts Express ride

    Universal Studios visitors get early Hogwarts Express ride
    Universal Studios allowed guests in the theme park to ride Hogwarts Express on Tuesday afternoon. The train from the “Harry Potter” books and movies will be used to connect the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at...
  • This time, actual 'Ladies' take the stage in 'Eola Heights'

    This time, actual 'Ladies' take the stage in 'Eola Heights'
    The first time around, local playwright Michael Wanzie cast his play "Ladies of Eola Heights" with men in dresses — and scored a huge hit. In 2005, the comedy ran for months at Orlando's Parliament House. This time around, for a production at...
  • Will Japan's 'Tsum Tsum' Characters Translate in the U.S. for Disney?

    The Tsum Tsums are coming to America. Originally launched as an app in Japan, Disney is bringing the animated characters to the U.S. through a puzzle app for English-speaking audiences, as well as a line of stackable plush toys. "Disney Tsum Tsum,"...
  • Southern Californians shared U.S. team's elation, defeat at World Cup

    Southern Californians shared U.S. team's elation, defeat at World Cup
    You could see it in the seaside park in Redondo Beach, normally a haven for moms and scuba divers, but now packed with more than 1,000 seething, war-painted fans. Or outside the gates of Disneyland, where the throng rose and put on extra-big voices to...
  • How Universal came up with Hogwarts Express and said goodbye to Jaws

    How Universal came up with Hogwarts Express and said goodbye to Jaws
    Watching folks try out the Hogwarts Express train at Universal the past two days has given me a flashback to when we first heard the rumor that its Harry Potter expansion would be built in Universal Studios theme park rather than Islands of Adventure,...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks
    At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages. It already seems like...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides at theme parks around the world

    Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides at theme parks around the world
    It already seems as though  2015 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world: Several new theme parks are planned for Asia, and several major attractions are in the works for Europe. Consider this a tentative and fluid list of...
  • I-Drive complex's website had borrowed images

    The developer of a futuristic mall, hotel and entertainment complex proposed for north International Drive has promised a project that will look unlike anything else in Orlando – a "22nd Century" design. But until recently, parts of it looked an...
  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
  • J.K. Rowling adds more to Pottermore -- with a theme park tie-in

    J.K. Rowling has added more to her Harry Potter online universe, Pottermore. And for the first time, it's not just words -- it's also music. Rowling has written a 500-word story about Celestina Warbeck, the "singing sorceress" who is mentioned in...