| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Universal Studios has released three more of its haunted-house themes for this fall’s Halloween Horror Nights. The threesome will contain new, original content created by the Universal Orlando creative team.
The fresh houses are named Giggles &...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:48 AM
With July 4 landing very conveniently on a Friday this year, it is easy to declare your independence and put together a three-day getaway to celebrate our nation’s freedom –and our own. If the idea of a mini-vacation in Florida to take in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Diagon Alley opens Tuesday (today) as the latest feature in the Universal Orlando kingdom in Florida. For those who can't wait, Hilton Orlando offers a room and three-day park-to-park tickets that allow you to enter an hour earlier than everyone else...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Fresh off the opening of its Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal Orlando appears to be getting it legal ducks lined up to build more hotels at its theme parks.
Documents filed with the Orange County Comptroller -- and first reported by the Parkscope...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:31 AM
I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces.
Who am I to judge? I'm...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:41 AM
There were tabs, notes and markings placed throughout each of the seven Harry Potter books by Universal Orlando's culinary team.
Each signified a possible idea for a food or drink offering for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
So what if you're toting diapers and a stroller, the kids aren't too young to hit theme parks -- especially this summer -- and you're guaranteed some fun, too.
Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you'll find...