| Jun 17, 2011
| 1:33 PM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which marks its first birthday today, has established an enthusiastic theme park following, the kind seen for the books and films featuring a boy wizard created by author J.K. Rowling.
Visitors to Universal's...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:57 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:47 AM
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.
At the park's...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Breaking a wicked stepmother's curse, Disneyland's fairytale princesses will be whisked away from their crowded one-room temporary home in 2013 and magically transported to a spacious new storybook village more befitting of their royal lineage.
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Disney has unveiled plans to roll out a revolutionary new digital reservation system at its four Florida theme parks allowing visitors to pre-book rides, shows, parades, restaurants and character meet-and-greets months before a vacation.
So when will...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 9:16 AM
TNA Wrestling soon will no longer tape at Universal Studios, opting instead to take its show on the road. Its eight-year run at the theme park ends March 7. The "Impact Wrestling" show airs weekly on Spike TV.
"This is a very important next evolution...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Ne-Yo will kick off Universal Studios' Summer Concert Series on June 1, theme park officials announced Friday.
The R&B artist ("So Sick," "Because of You") will be the first to perform on six consecutive Saturdays on the theme park's Music Plaza stage....
| May 8, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Universal Orlando has revealed details about its much-anticipated expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will open in 2014 at Universal Studios, the company said today.
The new area, under construction atop the old Jaws ride and Amity...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Orlando theme parks were shut out of the 2013 Thea Awards -- but one winner will soon be added to the local lineup, and Disney attractions elsewhere were tapped as the best of the year.
The awards, presented by the Themed Entertainment Association,...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Universal Orlando has revealed some details about its Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion: It is under construction at Universal Studios and will be made to look like London scenes, including Diagon Alley -- from the popular Potter films, keeping...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Busch Gardens will introduce a live musical show based on "Madagascar" characters next month. "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" will feature Alex the Lion, King Julien, Gloria the Hippo and other DreamWorks characters in a 20-minute production at the...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:47 PM
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...