| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Disney may not be able to integrate its main Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk into its theme parks, as long as they're being featured at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure, but it's still found a unique way to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Break out the butterbeer. A three-day "Celebration of Harry Potter" is set for Universal Orlando in January.
The event, co-hosted with Warner Bros., will feature Q&A sessions and film tributes with actors and filmmakers from the "Harry Potter" series of...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
"Star Wars" fans have their annual "Star Wars Celebration," now fans of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books are getting their own annual fanfest.
Warner Bros. and Universal Orlando Resort will host the first "Celebration of Harry Potter" at Universal...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:49 AM
Universal Orlando’s parent company said Wednesday it will pour hundreds of millions of added dollars more into new attractions in Florida and California this year, accelerating an already aggressive construction plans in program schedule at its U.S....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The latest trend among the funky foods at theme parks is the themed beverage, a drink tailored to a specific area within an attraction. Butterbeer, the frothy beverage of choice among the Harry Potter crowd, set the standard when it debuted at Islands...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:54 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The summer heat and summer crowds can be a big deterrent to taking on Orlando's theme parks, but there's quite a show to be had when the sun goes down.
Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all have extended summer hours allowing...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Orlando’s theme parks topped a list of the best amusement and water parks in the nation last week, but it wasn’t the area’s best-known park in the No. 1 spot.
SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove ranked ahead of both the Disney’s...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:07 PM
On a steamy day at Magic Kingdom, I noticed the wait time for Mickey's PhilharMagic was a mere 10 minutes. So while others queued up nearby for FastPasses of New Fantasyland attractions, I slipped into line for the 3-D musical, an Old Fantasyland...
| 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...