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  • 'Avatar' — a sad consolation prize for Disney

    'Avatar' — a sad consolation prize for Disney
    Disney finally came up with an answer to Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter — a barrel full of giant blue monkeys. The Imagineers better get their imaginations cranking overtime. Disney built its empire on great characters, great dialogue...
  • Cedar Point to launch Luminosity nighttime spectacular this summer

    Cedar Point to launch Luminosity nighttime spectacular this summer
    Cedar Point plans to turn the Ohio theme park's Million Dollar Midway into the $6-million Luminosity nighttime spectacular complete with lights, lasers and fireworks tied to a stage performance with DJs, dancers and drummers. PHOTOS: Luminosity nighttime...
  • New park on the block: Legoland

    New park on the block: Legoland
    Legoland Florida opens its doors to the public in the crowded theme-park market that is Central Florida on Saturday. Here are a few of the ways, big and small, that the Winter Haven attraction is designed to stand out. Togetherness At the park's...
  • In honor of Friday the 13th, finding bad luck at the theme parks

    In honor of Friday the 13th, finding bad luck at the theme parks
    I hate it when I park my car at a Disney World theme park and move directly to the waiting tram, only to hear the "no further boarding" call. As if that weren't irritating enough, it also means that I'll be the first passenger on the next tram, which...
  • Review: Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

    Review: Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood
    The new knock 'em, sock 'em Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood is an immersive, in-your-face experience that ranks among the top theme park attractions in the world. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scene tour of Transformers ride The Transformers 3-D...
  • Review: Lex Luthor and Superman rides do battle at Magic Mountain

    Review: Lex Luthor and Superman rides do battle at Magic Mountain
    My palms have been sweating for weeks in anticipation of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, the new drop tower debuting Saturday at Six Flags Magic Mountain. > Photos: Lex Luthor drop tower at Six Flags Magic Mountain My apprehension stemmed not from the...
  • Disney attractions going strong at 40

    Disney attractions going strong at 40
    Forty years have passed since the first theme-park guests walked up Main Street U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. A lot has changed since Oct. 1, 1971, not the least of it being the cost of a ticket. Single-day...
  • Italy's Etnaland water park to add theme park in 2013

    Italy's Etnaland water park to add theme park in 2013
    While theme parks often add water parks to attract more visitors and encourage longer stays,  Italy's Etnaland water park will introduce a twist on the trend by opening a theme park in 2013. PHOTOS: Etnaland theme park set to open in 2013 Set to debut...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain pushes back debut of Green Lantern coaster

    Six Flags Magic Mountain pushes back debut of Green Lantern coaster
    It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for what I've dubbed the "most anticipated new roller coaster of the summer." Photos: Green Lantern coaster takes shape atSix Flags Magic Mountain For the second time in as many months, Six Flags Magic...
  • Universal Orlando: Annual-pass deal includes 3 bonus months

    Universal Orlando: Annual-pass deal includes 3 bonus months
    Universal Orlando has introduced an annual-pass deal for Florida residents that gives passholders access to its two theme parks for 15 months. All three types of Universal's annual passes are eligible, ranging from $164.99 to $349.99. (Note: The least-...
  • Racing aboard the Great Lakes schooner Denis Sullivan

    Racing aboard the Great Lakes schooner Denis Sullivan
    At dawn on the dock, a few sailors kiss spouses and dogs goodbye. Then we muster on the quarterdeck: 17 crew (nine volunteers and eight professional sailors) ranging from a 19-year-old South Carolina college student to a 76-year-old Michigan farmer. I...
  • Celebrities set for Epcot's Candlelight Processional

    Celebrities set for Epcot's Candlelight Processional
    The most star-studded holiday event at Central Florida's theme parks begins Friday complete with three Oscar-winning actresses and the most famous Daytime Emmy winner in its lineup. The Candlelight Processional features celebrities narrating the...