| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Universal Orlando has introduced a buy-one-get-one deal for Florida residents. Floridians who buy a one-day ticket to either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure at regular price get a second day for free.
These tickets must be purchased through...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Two under-construction Orlando theme-park attractions are among the eight "most exciting additions of 2013," according to a post on Frommers.com, a national travel website.
The story, written by Jason Cochran, lists SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica --...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Universal Orlando has unveiled the lineup for Rock the Universe, its annual Christian-music festival at Universal Studios theme park.
The two-night event will feature Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Tenth Avenue North, Family Force 5, Colton Dixon...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Summer is coming, and so is the Transformers ride at Universal Studios.
Transformers: The Ride -- 3D remains on target for a summertime opening, Universal Orlando officials said during a brief tour through the ground level of the structure on Friday. ...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Aquatica's teasing announcement on Friday that it would add an attraction that's more than 100 feet tall, got us thinking: "For comparison's sake, what other attractions are around that height?"
It seems certain that the unnamed attraction, set to...
| 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 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...
| 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.,...