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  • Best of the new — and renewed at Orlando theme parks

    Best of the new — and renewed at Orlando theme parks
    Here are my picks for the best happenings at theme parks and attractions for 2012. •Best new costumes: Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom. Step right up and see the red, ringmaster-inspired costumes — complete with tails — that fit the...
  • What's up with theme-park sips

    What's up with theme-park sips
    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...
  • Despicable Me Minions come to Universal Orlando hotel

    Despicable Me Minions come to Universal Orlando hotel
    The minions are coming to a hotel room near you. Universal Orlando announced that each of the 18 kids' suites at its Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are being renovated to feature a theme based on the movie Despicable Me, complementing the park's new...
  • World of Chima themed land coming to Legoland Florida

    World of Chima themed land coming to Legoland Florida
    A new themed land debuting at Legoland Florida this summer will take visitors to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi. Photos: World of Chima themed land at Legoland Florida Debuting in...
  • Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon

    Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon
    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...
  • Universal Studios Orlando set to open Transformers ride next summer

    Universal Studios Orlando set to open Transformers ride next summer
    Autobots and Decepticons will square off in the middle of Universal Studios when Transformers: The Ride — 3D opens there next summer, Universal Orlando officials confirmed Thursday night. The multimillion-dollar attraction will be a near-clone of...
  • Quotations quiz: Who said that at the theme parks?

    Quotations quiz: Who said that at the theme parks?
    One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is. "It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
  • Top 10 rides and attractions at Tennessee's Dollywood

    Top 10 rides and attractions at Tennessee's Dollywood
    PIGEON FORGE, TENN. - Set against the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is surrounded by a green canopy of hardwood trees and colorful blankets of flowers that envelop every ride and attraction in the Tennessee wilderness. Photos: Top 10 Dollywood...
  • Universal's Transformers ride features big battles, real feel

     Universal's Transformers ride features big battles, real feel
    Good and evil are locked in another epic theme-park battle in Universal Studios' new Transformers: The Ride — 3D. Following a tradition of attractions pitting Harry Potter versus the Dementors and Spider-Man battling an array of supervillains,...
  • Thor's Hammer dark ride set to debut at Norway's Tusenfryd

    Thor's Hammer dark ride set to debut at Norway's Tusenfryd
    A new motion simulator-based dark ride that tells the story of Norse gods and mythical monsters with 3-D scenes and special effects is set to debut at a Norwegian theme park this summer. Photos: Thor's Hammer dark ride at Norway's Tusenfryd Drawing on...
  • Orlando's Universal is on a roll

    Orlando's Universal is on a roll
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando is doing things right. Having labored in Disney World's shadow year after year, it sprang into the limelight in 2010 with its wildly creative the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction, which still prompts...