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  • Dragons, drags dominate theme parks in 2014

    Dragons, drags dominate theme parks in 2014
    The single word I've picked to describe the year in theme parks: Emotional. The highs and lows have seemed more extreme this year, through glorious grand openings and gut-wrenching-to-some closings. Here are my five most emotional moments of 2014, times...
  • What's on tap for Orlando theme parks in 2015?

    What's on tap for Orlando theme parks in 2015?
    Look for the theme-park landscape and Orlando skyline to change a bit in 2015. Precise opening dates are not yet available. •The biggest visual addition already has sprouted near International Drive. The Orlando Eye, an 400-foot observation wheel...
  • Tecnología mientras espera en la larga fila

    Tecnología mientras espera en la larga fila
    Ya no es suficiente entretener a los visitantes de los parques de diversiones. Tienes que hacerlos parte de la acción. Los elementos interactivos se están convirtiendo en algo cada vez más común y más sofisticado en las atracciones. Los visitantes...
  • Taking the Kids -- and soaking up the holiday spirit at a theme park

    Taking the Kids -- and soaking up the holiday spirit at a theme park
    The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m. They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
  • Theme parks engage visitors through interactive technology

    It's no longer enough to entertain theme-park guests. You've got to make them part of the action. Interactive elements are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated at theme parks. Visitors can use wands to light up hats and chandeliers,...
  • 32 best new theme park additions of 2015

    32 best new theme park additions of 2015
    Looking ahead to 2015, theme parks around the world are planning to add a host of new attractions designed to thrill ride enthusiasts. Consider this a tentative and fluid list of new attractions on tap across the globe. As is often the case, some...
  • Cowfish opening completes overhaul of CityWalk complex

    Cowfish opening completes overhaul of CityWalk complex
    The grand opening of Cowfish, a burger-meets-sushi eatery, marks the completion of Universal CityWalk's restaurant reboot, a project announced one year ago. The expansion was prompted by an anticipated surge in theme-park attendance with this year's...
  • Winter is here! Time to visit the parks

    Winter is here! Time to visit the parks
    Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.   Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
  • 'Tis the season for a jolly holiday in Kissimmee

    'Tis the season for a jolly holiday in Kissimmee
      It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Kissimmee. Lights are twinkling, carolers are singing and there is plenty of holiday entertainment to enjoy. Theme parks and resorts alike are decking their halls and offering seasonal activities in early...
  • Universal wins three Thea Awards for Harry Potter attractions

    Universal wins three Thea Awards for Harry Potter attractions
    Universal Orlando won three Thea Awards on Tuesday for work based on its new Harry Potter attractions, including the Escape from Gringotts ride, the Hogwarts Express train and its interactive wands. The Thea Awards are presented by the Themed...
  • Cómo y dónde encontrar los personajes en los parques temáticos?

    Cómo y dónde encontrar los personajes en los parques temáticos?
    Cuando muchos viajeros planifican sus vacaciones para los parques de atracciones de nuestra ciudad, se hacen la idea de que van a encontrarse con sus personajes y figuras favoritas desde que llegan. Así las cosas, sus vacaciones ideales son ver por...