| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Universal Orlando is making announcements next week about features it will introduce during 2012. But we already know what it's not: the revealing of what will go where the Jaws ride operated at Universal Studios.
On its Facebook page, Universal posted...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 12:38 PM
I'm in Volterra, my favorite small town in Tuscany, sitting under rustic, noble stones at the base of a palace that made commoners feel small six centuries ago. Bats burst through the floodlights amid ghostly towers held together with rusted iron corsets....
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:21 PM
(Photos by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
There is a little wisp of Fall in the air, and the kick off of the Fall festival season starts with the 16th edition of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, beginning next Friday, Sept. 30....
| Sep 25, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Halloween Horror Nights gets bigger, better and busier every year -- so much so the annual theme park event seems ready to burst like the bloody entrails spilling from the guts of so many hapless victims at Universal Studios Hollywood.
> Halloween Horror...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:24 PM
It saddens and pains me to say it, but the granddaddy of all Halloween theme park events has gotten tired, old and complacent.
After 39 years, Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm looks like a creaky, middle-aged zombie that's lost its will to rise from...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:28 AM
The magic turns 40 Saturday as Walt Disney World and its legacy theme park, the Magic Kingdom, celebrates its 1971 opening.
While on assignment at the Magic Kingdom, Thursday, to make some photographs to accompany the Orlando Sentinel's front page...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Many people travel across the Atlantic in search of Old World Europe and to witness traditional culture in action. But with most of Europe firmly entrenched in the modern world, travelers are getting fewer opportunities to glimpse the old way of life....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:55 PM
So you're curious as to what central Florida's newest theme-park, Legoland Florida, has to offer? With the grand opening just days away, you say you're looking for a sneak peek at the Lego-block-themed attractions?
Check out this Time-Lapse sequence from...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Ah, the snap of autumn is finally in the air. The temperatures have dropped, the pumpkins are out, the cranberries are in the bog.
What's that? You've never heard of a cranberry bog in Florida? Courtesy of Ocean Spray, the Cape Cod, Mass.-based...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Among European travelers, more and more people are cruising. Of course, in many ways cruising is anathema to the "back-door travel" philosophy that I've been preaching for 30 years. But I've learned it can be done thoughtfully and independently. This fall...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Thirty-two years ago, I met two American college girls while hitchhiking in Switzerland. They were studying in Florence, and I asked them their favorite place in Italy. They surprised me by naming a place I had never heard of before: the Cinque Terre....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 3:14 PM
The folks at Walt Disney World Creative Entertainment have raised the bar on visual spectacle with three unique nighttime presentations at the Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle for the holidays.
For the next 52 nights, through January 8, guests can...