| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:22 AM
This week features the grand opening of a thrill ride and the revival of a seasonal festival.
+ Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando begins Saturday and includes the comedic "Sea Lions Tonite" show and the return of "Shamu Rocks," starring the park's...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:23 AM
There's an eclectic mix of entertainment options this week at Orlando's theme parks and attractions.
+ The traveling exhibit "Adventures With Clifford the Big Red Dog" opens Saturday at Orlando Science Center. The displays teach Clifford's Big Ideas,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:12 PM
More new elements of Universal Studios' Springfield area, including two food outlets, a bar, a gift shop and statues that double as photo opportunities, opened to the public on Friday. Folks wanting to immerse themselves in the hometown of "The Simpsons"...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Summertime is busy for Orlando's theme parks, although most new attractions are open and operating before the surge of out-of-towners comes in. This year, new rides and shows continue to trickle in as the temperatures rise. Here's an overview of what...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Big Time Rush is returning to Universal Studios, taking to the Music Plaza stage on June 8, Universal Orlando has announced. The four-man band will be included in the 2013 edition of the theme park's Summer Concert Series.
The group, featured on the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Universal Orlando has released the dates for this year's edition of Halloween Horror Nights.
According to the event's official Facebook page, Horror Nights will happen 27 select nights: Sept. 20-21, 26-29, Oct. 3-6, 10-13, 16-20, 23-27, and 31-Nov. 2....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Expect a crowd if you're braving the theme parks heading into Easter. But there are some special events for your consideration.
+ This month's Velvet Sessions concert is Thursday and features Taylor Dayne ("Tell It to My Heart," "Love Will Lead You...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Universal Orlando announced the grand-opening date for its Transformers: The Ride -- 3D in a big way Thursday. The new attraction will open to guests on June 20, according to signage on the side of a downtown Orlando office tower.
On Wednesday, a...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Universal Orlando has introduced a buy-one-get-one deal for Florida residents. Floridians who buy a one-day ticket to either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure at regular price get a second day for free.
These tickets must be purchased through...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week.
+ I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:44 AM
New wave band Modern English will perform at the next edition of Velvet Sessions, the monthly lobby concert/cocktail party at Universal Orlando's Hard Rock Hotel.
The group, known for singles such as "I Melt With You" and "Hands Across the Sea," will be...