| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Riders aboard Walt Disney World's new roller coaster will travel through dark passageways and into the Florida sunshine in cars that wobble a bit while charging ahead.
But riders won't be turning upside down, reaching high speeds or soaring to extreme...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Universal Studios will reveal more details about the theme park's upcoming Hogwarts Express experience on Friday, according to a Universal video posted to YouTube.
The 30-second video shares mostly chug-chug-chug sound effects, a visual of train...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Universal Orlando has raised the fee for parking in its garage to $17, up from $16. Guests use this structure while visiting Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks and the Universal CityWalk shopping and dining district.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a collection of rides and themed areas, including a thrill ride based on “The Fast and the Furious” film series.
The additions will lead up to the theme park’s 2016 opening of the Wizarding World...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Universal Orlando has introduced a ticket deal that includes three days in its Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks for the price of two.
Prices start at $125.99 per adult. All three days must be used within a 14-day period that starts...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:54 AM
All students at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have worn the Sorting Hat. It's a big deal. The tattered, brown topper magically divides the student body into members of different "houses" — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Happy Hippo is ready for her closeup.
The character is a new balloon that's joined the lineup for the Macy's Holiday Parade, which returned to Universal Studios last weekend. Happy goes way back.
She debuted in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in...
| 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,...
| Jan 2, 2014
We should feel pretty confident about many aspects of what 2014 will hold for theme parks and attractions. Sure, a certain boy wizard will play a key role, and a group of height-challenged cast members are expected to raise a ruckus in the middle of...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:57 AM
While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...