| 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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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,...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Universal Orlando has revealed details about its much-anticipated expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will open in 2014 at Universal Studios, the company said today.
The new area, under construction atop the old Jaws ride and Amity...
| 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....
| May 10, 2013
| 7:26 AM
If you've stared at the new rendering for Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, you probably noted a dragon, a fire-breathing one, perched atop what looks like the Gringbotts Wizarding Bank, high above the tourists visiting the...
| 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...
| 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 --...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Two years after announcing plans to produce an "Avatar"-themed land inside Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom park with James Cameron, Disney has unveiled the first images of the attraction to open in 2017.
The land will be located between Africa and the...