| May 6, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Disney has shown it isn't afraid to make changes, and next up on its revamp list at Walt Disney World is the Polynesian Resort. Part of moving forward though is a bit of a throwback.
"As part of this transformation, the resort is returning to its...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:38 AM
The preparations for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom put me in a nostalgic mood for good — and occasionally harrowing — times aboard other Central Florida roller coasters. I've been having flashbacks of many ups and downs for some...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:23 AM
After this long, harsh winter, it's impossible to begrudge our Northern friends for wanting to spend time in our Florida sunshine. So, in the spirit of a warm welcome, here's a guide to what's new at the parks, including the attractions that have...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:23 AM
After months of chatter about MagicBands and weeks of testing at Walt Disney World, I had my first full day of the MyMagic+ experience.
I wasn't expecting to give a grade of A+ to FastPass+. The Disney system that allows visitors to make reservations...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Disney World guests will be able to linger -- and drink -- after the nightly fireworks at Epcot, but it will cost them. The theme park is introducing the Epcot After-Hours Wind Down on Thursday.
Epcot visitors will be able to make reservations at four...
| Mar 27, 2014
A while ago, I compiled a group of theme-park quotations and made a quiz out of them. I'm a sucker for accidental catch phrases, some of which were not designed to be humorous.
It was fun to write, and enough people told me they enjoyed it that I made a...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Seventies heartthrob Erik Estrada shot to fame as the hunky, suave Frank “Ponch” Poncherello in the motorcycle cop show “Chips.” Now he’s got a fresh new tribute to that role as the voice of helicopter Nick “Loopin&...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Spring Training is here.
Baseball is back.
Anyone who follows this beautiful game knows that there's a freshness about the start of the season. It's a time when every team - no matter where they ended up last season - has a chance this...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Weather is to blame for the delay of the long-awaited Goliath roller coaster, billed as the fastest and steepest wooden coaster in the world, according to officials at Six Flags Great America.
"Thanks to Mother Nature’s freezing temperatures...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Six Flags Great America has announced a new opening date of Thursday, June 19 for the much-anticipated Goliath roller coaster, which is touted by the amusement park company as being the world's tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster.
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said.
The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...