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  • Transformers, Disneyland attractions nab Thea Awards

    Transformers, Disneyland attractions nab Thea Awards
    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,...
  • 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...
  • When will the digital pixie dust -- MyMagic+ -- get to Disneyland?

    When will the digital pixie dust -- MyMagic+ -- get to Disneyland?
    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...
  • Busch Gardens: Live 'Madagascar' show to debut in May

    Busch Gardens: Live 'Madagascar' show to debut in May
    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...
  • Disneyland Paris to unveil new water show, revamped parade

    Disneyland Paris to unveil new water show, revamped parade
    Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new nighttime spectacular in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and a revamped evening parade starting in April. The Disney Dreams show will feature castle projections, water screens, dancing...
  • For some of the best food, head to the theme parks

    For some of the best food, head to the theme parks
    Some people love theme parks for the rides. Some for the shows. And while you can lay down some serious cash for not-so-haute cuisine like churros and turkey legs, there are some who love the parks for the food, and some of the best in Central Florida can...
  • 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-...
  • Talking turkey at the theme parks: The legs, the legend

    Talking turkey at the theme parks: The legs, the legend
    From a safe distance at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I watched a momma and her three cubs snack on something fowl. They tore into the meat, chewing down to the bone, maneuvering around cartilage to get at every morsel. Nearby, the poppa removed the skin from...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain spills plans for record-setting coaster

    Six Flags Magic Mountain spills plans for record-setting coaster
    Six Flags Magic Mountain is expected to add a terrain-hugging launched roller coaster in 2013 featuring the world's tallest loop, according to an employee who wasn't authorized to speak on behalf of the amusement park. A Magic Mountain mechanic...
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk adding spinning coaster in 2013

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk adding spinning coaster in 2013
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk plans to replace a 20-year-old steel coaster with the $5.5 million Undertow spinning coaster in summer 2013. > Photos: Undertow spinning coaster at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Undertow is being billed as Northern California's...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers

    Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers
    A pair of otherworldly photos from Superstorm Sandy will be forever etched in my memory of the historic hurricane. The first photo showed up in much of the mainstream media coverage and became a symbol of the storm: A seemingly intact roller coaster...
  • California's Great America revives plans for Gold Striker coaster

    California's Great America revives plans for Gold Striker coaster
    After a decade of difficulty and uncertainty, California's Great America has dusted off plans for an oft-delayed wooden roller coaster in hopes of reversing the Santa Clara amusement park's declining fortunes. PHOTOS: New wooden coaster at California's...