| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:46 PM
I just returned from a preview of a new exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center: “A Year in the Life: Onstage to Backstage at Universal Orlando Resort.” It opens to the public for a yearlong stay at the downtown Orlando museum...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:21 AM
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...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Kings Island and Cedar Point are the most popular seasonal amusement parks in the U.S., according to a report issued by the Theme Entertainment Association.
Both parks, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment of Sandusky, Ohio, saw a slight rise in...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A new themed land debuting at Legoland Florida this summer will take visitors to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi.
Photos: World of Chima themed land at Legoland Florida
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Disney's Animal and Magic Kingdoms offer visitors a theme-park experience with a touch of whimsy.
Before it was torn down, Skull Kingdom on International Drive offered guests frightening fun.
And there are countless structures in Central Florida...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
A new exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center flashes back to the early days of Universal Orlando and demonstrates the relentless churn of theme-park entertainment.
"A Year in the Life: Backstage to Onstage at Universal Orlando Resort"...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Here are my picks for the best happenings at theme parks and attractions for 2012.
•Best new costumes: Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom. Step right up and see the red, ringmaster-inspired costumes — complete with tails — that fit the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:35 AM
April is a sandwich month for Orlando attractions, resting between the spring break and summer vacation crowds. It's a tasty time for locals because the theme parks are less congested and the temperatures aren't as high as they will be.
Here are five...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Married couple and actors Richard Gere and Carey Lowell stand near the Incredilbe Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park on Thursday. The duo visited both IOA and Universal Studios park and experienced attractions including the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Universal Orlando is making announcements next week about features it will introduce during 2012. But we already know what it's not: the revealing of what will go where the Jaws ride operated at Universal Studios. On its Facebook page, Universal posted ...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Universal's Islands of Adventure will reopen its retooled Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride on March 8, Universal Orlando announced Thursday. The attraction has been closed since Feb. 8 to install new touches, primarily an updated, high-definition...