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  • Theme-park tips for Memorial Day weekend and beyond

    Theme-park tips for Memorial Day weekend and beyond
    The heat is on for Central Floridians. Daytime temps are on the rise, and Memorial Day weekend signals the arrival of house guests who want to spend days (and nights) at our theme parks. Here is a park-by-park strategy -- broken down by morning, afternoon...
  • Best of the new — and renewed at Orlando theme parks

    Best of the new — and renewed at Orlando theme parks
    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...
  • Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon

    Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon
    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...
  • Picture: Optimus Prime figure now atop Universal's Transformers ride

    Picture: Optimus Prime figure now atop Universal's Transformers ride
    A new icon has sprung onto the Orlando theme park scene. A gigantic version of Optimus Prime now stands above the entrance of Universal Studios' upcoming attraction Transformers: The Ride -- 3D. The figure, said to be 28 feet tall and weigh 9 tons,...
  • 32 best new theme park additions for 2013

    32 best new theme park additions for 2013
    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...
  • Disney's New Fantasyland opens at Magic Kingdom

    Disney's New Fantasyland opens at Magic Kingdom
    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...
  • Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze

    Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze
    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...
  • History center: Exhibit prompts Universal flashbacks

    History center: Exhibit prompts Universal flashbacks
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    Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down

    Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down
    The summer heat and summer crowds can be a big deterrent to taking on Orlando's theme parks, but there's quite a show to be had when the sun goes down. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all have extended summer hours allowing...
  • World of Chima themed land coming to Legoland Florida

    World of Chima themed land coming to Legoland Florida
    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 Debuting in...
  • Universal parks 1st with 1-day pass above $90

    Universal parks 1<sup>s</sup><sup>t</sup> with 1-day pass above $90
    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...