| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.
Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Looking ahead to 2015, theme parks around the world are planning to add a host of new attractions designed to thrill ride enthusiasts.
Consider this a tentative and fluid list of new attractions on tap across the globe. As is often the case, some...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m.
They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:33 AM
The single word I've picked to describe the year in theme parks: Emotional.
The highs and lows have seemed more extreme this year, through glorious grand openings and gut-wrenching-to-some closings. Here are my five most emotional moments of 2014, times...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Ya no es suficiente entretener a los visitantes de los parques de diversiones. Tienes que hacerlos parte de la acción.
Los elementos interactivos se están convirtiendo en algo cada vez más común y más sofisticado en las atracciones. Los visitantes...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:11 AM
We haven't made all the seasonal theme-park stops yet, but here are the top five we look forward to, and not just because they give us a lump in our throats.
•5. Storm the castle. Sure, Disney has "Frozen" front and center at Cinderella Castle this...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:12 AM
WHAT: Universal Orlando kicks off holiday celebrations Saturday with a famous parade, an infamous green meanie and a familiar Christmas-music artist. Mannheim Steamroller will be in concert on six nights — Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 12, 13, 20 and 21...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:02 AM
The big theme-park companies usually know a good thing when they see it. That's why Transformers rides and Space Mountains keep popping up around the world. But some Central Florida attractions maintain one-and-only status — you won't find their...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Universal Orlando Resort is planning a construction project at the southern part of its property, according to documents it has filed with the state.
Universal would not say what it will build on the property east of Turkey Lake Road and south of its...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Cuando muchos viajeros planifican sus vacaciones para los parques de atracciones de nuestra ciudad, se hacen la idea de que van a encontrarse con sus personajes y figuras favoritas desde que llegan.
Así las cosas, sus vacaciones ideales son ver por...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Universal Orlando won three Thea Awards on Tuesday for work based on its new Harry Potter attractions, including the Escape from Gringotts ride, the Hogwarts Express train and its interactive wands.
The Thea Awards are presented by the Themed...