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  • What's next for Marvel characters at Disney theme parks

    What's next for Marvel characters at Disney theme parks
    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...
  • 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 Studios to add restaurants and shops based on 'The Simpsons'

    Universal Studios to add restaurants and shops based on 'The Simpsons'
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Harry Potter: Did Orlando mayor give away opening date?

    Harry Potter: Did Orlando mayor give away opening date?
    Although Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer mentioned Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion and “next year” in the same breath during his State of the City speech Wednesday, a Universal spokesman said Dyer’s words...
  • 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...
  • When do the holidays end at Orlando theme parks?

    When do the holidays end at Orlando theme parks?
    Christmas 2013 is officially in the books, but the merriment continues at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a quick list of when individual holiday festivities wrap up. + At Epcot, the Candlelight Processional ends Monday, Dec. 30. ...
  • What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014

    What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014
    Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching. •Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
  • Can 2014 live up to hype, hopes for Orlando theme parks?

    Can 2014 live up to hype, hopes for Orlando theme parks?
    We should feel pretty confident about many aspects of what 2014 will hold for theme parks and attractions. Sure, a certain boy wizard will play a key role, and a group of height-challenged cast members are expected to raise a ruckus in the middle of...
  • Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks

    Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks
    At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride. Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole. In an industry where bigger, faster,...