| May 21, 2013
Universal Orlando raised ticket prices once again over the weekend, becoming the first of Orlando's big theme-park operators to lift base prices above $90.
The price of a one-day, one-park Universal ticket is now $92, before tax. That's a 3.4 percent...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:07 PM
On a steamy day at Magic Kingdom, I noticed the wait time for Mickey's PhilharMagic was a mere 10 minutes. So while others queued up nearby for FastPasses of New Fantasyland attractions, I slipped into line for the 3-D musical, an Old Fantasyland...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Another piece of Springfield is in place at Universal Studios. Theme-park guests are now taking spins on Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl ride.
The two-minute rotating ride is topped by the one-eyed Kodos (Kang is on the sign above the entrance). They are...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The theme park industry will take a deep breath in 2013 after the launch of several landmark attractions and with more groundbreaking projects on the horizon.
The last few years have seen several theme park additions that have altered the industry...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:36 AM
After years of planning, it took just 12 minutes to officially open the latest addition to Fantasyland, the largest expansion in the Magic Kingdom's 41-year history.
Walt Disney World rolled out fireworks, a cavalcade of Disney characters and...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A unique new haunted attraction opening this summer at a small United Kingdom theme park will combine a walk-through horror maze featuring live actors with a dark ride journey inside an abandoned mine shaft.
The Hobs Pit maze and ride is set to open...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Universal Orlando officials have shared more details about the still-under-construction portions of its Springfield project, an area within Universal Studios theme park that brings to life the hometown of "The Simpsons" animated TV series.
| 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"...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:46 PM
It looks like we've entered the big-box era of construction at Universal Studios, which has work ongoing at three areas. The projects are taking shape — which happens to be a big block, practically a warehouse look at this point. There's a big...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Florida Senate’s Finance and Tax subcommittee plans to scrutinize a dozen different tax-incentive programs this afternoon. The list includes several programs that have been the subject of Orlando Sentinel stories in recent months. Among them: ...