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  • 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...
  • Theme parks with mommy issues

    Theme parks with mommy issues
    Moms are almost invisible at our theme parks. No, not the ones wielding double-wide strollers and juggling a bambino or two plus a little princess. Those I see a lot. But what about fictional mothers built into the stories of individual attractions? They'...
  • 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...
  • Orlando's Universal is on a roll

    Orlando's Universal is on a roll
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando is doing things right. Having labored in Disney World's shadow year after year, it sprang into the limelight in 2010 with its wildly creative the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction, which still prompts...
  • What may come to Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2.0 at Universal Orlando

    What may come to Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2.0 at Universal Orlando
    After a year of construction, Universal Orlando  has finally admitted that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will expand in 2014 with a detailed re-creation of London's Diagon Alley from the wildly popular series of books and movies. Photos: Top 10...
  • Universal notebook: Transformers post-mortem, more on Springfield, new hotel

    Universal notebook: Transformers post-mortem, more on Springfield, new hotel
    Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week. + I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
  • Frommer's: SeaWorld's Antarctica, Universal's Transformers among 'most exciting' 2013 additions

    Frommer's: SeaWorld's Antarctica, Universal's Transformers among 'most exciting' 2013 additions
    Two under-construction Orlando theme-park attractions are among the eight "most exciting additions of 2013," according to a post on Frommers.com, a national travel website. The story, written by Jason Cochran, lists SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica --...
  • Theme parks' quarterly report: Say hello to Transformers, Antarctica, Atlantis, more coasters, coming attractions

    Theme parks' quarterly report: Say hello to Transformers, Antarctica, Atlantis, more coasters, coming attractions
    Summertime is busy for Orlando's theme parks, although most new attractions are open and operating before the surge of out-of-towners comes in. This year, new rides and shows continue to trickle in as the temperatures rise. Here's an overview of what...
  • Are you high at Aquatica? Attractions that are in the 100-foot range

    Are you high at Aquatica? Attractions that are in the 100-foot range
    Aquatica's teasing announcement on Friday that it would add an attraction that's more than 100 feet tall, got us thinking: "For comparison's sake, what other attractions are around that height?" It seems certain that the unnamed attraction, set to...
  • SeaWorld Orlando's Manta voted best roller coaster

    SeaWorld Orlando's Manta voted best roller coaster
    SeaWorld Orlando folks may be celebrating National Roller Coaster Day more boisterously than others are. Two of its thrill rides landed in the top four of a poll of "great American coasters" as determined by readers of the Behind the Thrills website....