| Apr 13, 2012
| 2:24 PM
I took a behind-the-scenes tour Friday of the new Transformers ride opening in a few weeks at Universal Studios Hollywood.
PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes tour of Transformers ride
For those of you who have never experienced Harry Potter and the Forbidden...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:39 AM
Autobots and Decepticons will square off in the middle of Universal Studios when Transformers: The Ride — 3D opens there next summer, Universal Orlando officials confirmed Thursday night.
The multimillion-dollar attraction will be a near-clone of...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Carnival Cruise Lines had its official naming ceremony for the Carnival Breeze in PortMiami this weekend, after bringing the Caribbean-themed ship to its home port after a summer sailing in Europe.
The ship was christened on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Carnival Cruise Lines revealed the godmother for its newest ship, the Carnival Breeze.
The Breeze, which debuted this past summer and has been sailing the Mediterranean repositions to its year-round home of PortMiami to sail eastern and western Caribbean...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Now that there's a lull in our grand openings for theme park attractions, it's a good time to update my list of Top 50 attractions at Orlando's theme parks. It's a project I haven't updated since Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened, yikes, almost a...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Universal Orlando will debut the "Cinematic Spectacular" nighttime water show this spring as part of a new entertainment lineup at the Florida theme park that includes an upgrade to one ride, a re-theme of another attraction and the addition of a...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The brief announcement that Disney plans to add a Marvel-themed land to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017 raises a host of questions:
Will Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men be getting their own rides?
When will the Marvel characters be...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 3:25 PM
Brandyn Coppedge was alone in the living room for only a few minutes while his brother Rogan, 21, went into the bathroom. When Rogan returned, 3-year-old Brandyn was hanging from a cord on the window blinds.
The cord was around Brandyn's neck and his...
| Oct 3, 2011
In July 2010, there was an end-of-days-type hailstorm in Calgary, and my little Acura got hammered. Now I drive a car that looks like it has cellulite.
I'm cheap, and I don't need an overpriced and rapidly depreciating midlife-crisis-mobile to boost my...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:50 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Dylan Baker was born in Syracuse, N.Y., today in 1959. This birthday guy is probably best known for playing Curt Connors in "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3." He's also appeared in "Secretariat," "Revolutionary Road" and "The Cell." On...