| 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...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 11:51 AM
Last year, 2010, was "The Year of 'Star Wars'" here in Orlando, thanks to the concert tour of "Star Wars" music hosted by Anthony Daniels, the closing of "Star Tours" out at Disney and a certain big convention that came our way.
I speculated last summer,...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:33 PM
If SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's new foray onto the big screen and other new businesses like hotels and more boutique parks are a success, the company will certainly see an increase in attendance and profits.
And, perhaps, this important side effect...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:57 AM
Universal Orlando revealed its mobile application designed for theme-park guests to use in Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, home of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Universal Orlando app, available as a free...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Orlando theme parks fared very well in this year's Theme Park Insider Awards, scoring victories in three of the four categories. For the second consecutive year, Universal's Islands of Adventure won best theme park, while Star Tours at Disney's...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:49 AM
The 38-year-old Jacksonville woman's car hit a curb causing it's tire to blow. The car then swerved before smashing into a fence of a trailer park, where its exposed wheel rim sparked over speed bumps, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office,...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 10:55 AM
Rapper Pitbull and DJ Kahled will headline next spring's Grad Bash, Universal Orlando announced Thursday. The five-night, extra-ticket event is designed for graduating seniors, giving them after-hours access to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure,...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 6:30 AM
SeaWorld Orlando has announced a multi-year plan to add a 3-D movie, a swim-with-sea-life attraction and a new themed land in an effort to counter increasing competition in Florida's crowded theme park marketplace.
The largest and most expensive...