| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Universal Orlando has unveiled the lineup for Rock the Universe, its annual Christian-music festival at Universal Studios theme park.
The two-night event will feature Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Tenth Avenue North, Family Force 5, Colton Dixon...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A new motion simulator-based dark ride that tells the story of Norse gods and mythical monsters with 3-D scenes and special effects is set to debut at a Norwegian theme park this summer.
Photos: Thor's Hammer dark ride at Norway's Tusenfryd
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Big Time Rush is returning to Universal Studios, taking to the Music Plaza stage on June 8, Universal Orlando has announced. The four-man band will be included in the 2013 edition of the theme park's Summer Concert Series.
The group, featured on the...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The minions are coming to a hotel room near you.
Universal Orlando announced that each of the 18 kids' suites at its Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are being renovated to feature a theme based on the movie Despicable Me, complementing the park's new...
| 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...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Borrowing a page from its Harry Potter playbook, Universal Orlando said Thursday it will soon add a collection of shops and restaurants with a common theme drawn from the world of the long-running animated television show "The Simpsons."
The area, which...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:25 AM
What began life as a toy has grown into a series of action movies and now a big-time attraction at Universal Studios.
Transformers: The Ride — 3D incorporates giant screens, moving platforms and special effects — including a secret...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
The Orange County Regional History Center will celebrate the opening of its Universal Orlando-oriented exhibit with an appearance by artist Andrea Mistretta, known for her series of colorful Mardi Gras posters, on Saturday.
Mistretta will sign posters...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:50 PM
The more, the merrier, right? The Christmas celebrations last for quite a while after Dec. 25 at Orlando's theme parks attractions. Here's a last-call list for the recurring holiday programming:
DEC. 22 and 23: Mannheim Steamroller's last two concerts...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:02 PM
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...