| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The year has been dotted with theme-park grand openings and announcements. Here are seven new attractions expected to have staying power.
You've seen space shuttles, but you've never seen one in the way that Kennedy Space Center Visitor...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:41 AM
Shuttle Launch Experience, which simulates an orbiter's liftoff, has been incorporated into the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. That puts the bulk of its shuttle offerings under one roof. Other experiences at...
| Dec 28, 2013
If you're not boarding a cruise ship, there has been limited appeal to Port Canaveral, despite a restaurant row that offers a view of ocean liners and rocket launches from nearby Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.
With the loss of the space...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:37 PM
In the near future, airline passengers may be screened for weapons without having to stop walking or remove their coats and shoes.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is pushing for private contractors to create a screening machine with "screen and...
| Mar 27, 2014
Disney World annual passholders are finding MagicBands in their mailboxes, ushering in a new phase of the long-term testing of the company's billion-dollar reservation system. Inside the packaging are instructions on how to wear them ("Mickey facing up")...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb has gone viral -- just for giving the in-flight safety briefing on a recent flight.
Cobb's one-liners delivered with impeccable comic timing sent a YouTube video of her hilarious instructions into the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit opens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, and without a doubt the centerpiece is the actual orbiter, which is displayed in a manner that looks like it's floating in space.
But there are other...
| Oct 21, 2012
HILO, Hawaii — About 11,000 feet up Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, a plaintive-looking young couple stood by the side of the road, their thumbs thrust out.
Tied around the woman's waist was a yellow sweater as bright as...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 2:13 PM
What would I do with a five-day minigetaway? Let's see, maybe New York City, San Francisco, Miami or — South Dakota? Lets be honest, the Mount Rushmore State doesn't generally come to mind when thinking "vacation." But after seeing a photo of...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is again celebrating the season with "Holidays in Space" programming through Jan. 1.
Among the sights: strolling carolers, visits with Santa Claus (and story time with Mrs. Claus) and a 42-foot Christmas tree in...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:50 PM
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — With its just-opened million-dollar makeover, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum beckons visitors of all ages to downtown Council Bluffs. But to get the full experience, be sure to bring a kid along.
Youngsters are more likely...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Wallace & Gromit are heading to the beach for a grand day out filled with cracking contraptions, Wensleydale cheese and family-friendly thrills.
> Photos: Wallace & Gromit Thrill-O-Matic at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Set to open in 2013, the $7.8...