| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:49 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:57 AM
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....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Now that the latest small wave of theme-park construction has passed, the official Theme Park Rangers list of top rides and attractions in Central Florida's theme parks has been updated.
This, of course, is not science. It's opinion. No math was used to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:31 AM
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.,...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Like a magician who pulls out one bunny after another from his top hat to amaze his audience, Central Florida rolls out new attractions and novel resorts for visitors each spring and summer. Here are 10 new things -- in no particular order -- you may wish...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Khloe Kardashian, of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" fame, hangs out with Wolverine, Spider-Man and Captain America during her visit to Universal's Islands of Adventure over the weekend.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:40 AM
We are inching closer to a handful of new theme-park attractions in Central Florida. Although grand-opening dates have not been announced, we can still share progress reports on key additions expected to arrive in coming weeks and months.
| May 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
La nueva montaña rusa de Walt Disney World llevará a los pasajeros por oscuros pasillos y se desplazará en medio de sacudidas, pero no dará volteretas, ni correrá desenfrenada o subirá violentamente hasta cimas altísimas para caer por un precipicio....
| May 9, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Universal Orlando will officially announce more details Tuesday about its Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride, one of the most anticipated elements of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, which is scheduled to open this...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The signature ride at Universal Orlando's new Diagon Alley will have big vehicles that can whisk 12 people through a Harry Potter story featuring villains, dragons and goblins, a Universal executive said Monday.
One goal for the new Harry Potter and the...