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Islands of Adventure

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  • Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix

    Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix
    While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...
  • Hills and valleys of roller-coastering

    Hills and valleys of roller-coastering
    The preparations for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom put me in a nostalgic mood for good — and occasionally harrowing — times aboard other Central Florida roller coasters. I've been having flashbacks of many ups and downs for some...
  • Entering the world of Transformers at Universal Orlando

    Entering the world of Transformers at Universal Orlando
    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...
  • Take our theme-park quote quiz

    Take our theme-park quote quiz
    A while ago, I compiled a group of theme-park quotations and made a quiz out of them. I'm a sucker for accidental catch phrases, some of which were not designed to be humorous. It was fun to write, and enough people told me they enjoyed it that I made a...
  • Iron Man ride heading for Disneyland Hong Kong in 2016

    Iron Man ride heading for Disneyland Hong Kong in 2016
    An Iron Man ride will open at Disneyland Hong Kong, marking the first major attraction based on a Marvel Comics character at a Disney theme park. The Iron Man Experience will debut in late 2016, said Tom Staggs, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts,...
  • 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...
  • Universal Studios: Transformers passes million-rider mark

    Universal Studios: Transformers passes million-rider mark
    More than a million riders have experienced Transformers: The Ride -- 3D since it opened June 20, Universal Studios announced Thursday. It reached the milestone in just over a month, the theme park says. That pace could appear to top that of the initial...
  • 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....
  • Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Fun Spot owner win Golden Ticket Awards

    Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Fun Spot owner win Golden Ticket Awards
    All three major Central Florida theme-park companies plus the owner of Fun Spot took home Golden Ticket Awards this weekend. Winners of 25 categories were determined by an international poll of Amusement Today, a trade publication. John Arie Sr.,...
  • Universal: Hogwarts Express now in place

    Universal: Hogwarts Express now in place
    Universal Orlando says the Hogwarts Express locomotive is now on place on the tracks that will connect the two sides of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks. Guests eventually will be able to...
  • 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...