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  • Vacation spots for children with special needs

    Vacation spots for children with special needs
    In the past, many families with special-needs children may have skipped vacations to theme parks, hotels and adventure spots because they didn’t feel comfortable with the facilities and services. But today, there are many more options. Thanks to the...
  • Taking the kids to Orlando for the first time

    Taking the kids to Orlando for the first time
    Talk about the potential for stress. The Bennetts raced around Walt Disney World with 11 people, including kids who ranged in age from 5 to 18, while one teen was sick in bed at the hotel. But Theresa Bennett and her extended family were all smiles --...
  • Universal unveils military discount

    Universal unveils military discount
    Universal Orlando Resort has announced new discounts exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military. They can get two free days at Universal parks with the purchase of a one-day, park-to-park ticket.  Tickets are available until Nov. 30...
  • Attractions group opens regional office in Orlando

    Attractions group opens regional office in Orlando
    The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is opening a North American office in Orlando. It is IAAPA's fourth regional office, joining ones in Hong Kong, Brussels and Mexico City. Richard Jackson is the new vice president of...
  • Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket

    Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket
    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...
  • New film fuels more speculation about King Kong ride at Universal

    New film fuels more speculation about King Kong ride at Universal
    Construction has been going on at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, and news of an upcoming King Kong movie has fueled speculation among bloggers that that the project could be a new attraction based on the giant ape. Legendary Entertainment...
  • Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'

    Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'
    In the tradition of the "Harry Potter" movies, Universal Orlando has come up with a sequel. On Tuesday, Universal Studios will open Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, a follow-up to the blockbuster boy-wizard attraction that debuted...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Facebook testing 'satire' tag for fake news stories

    Facebook testing 'satire' tag for fake news stories
    Facebook is developing a "satire" tag to help the many users who complained that they have trouble distinguishing fake stories by The Onion and other spoof sites from actual news articles, according to Mashable. If Facebook decides to implement the...