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  • Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019

    Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019
    After 13 years of negotiations and planning, Universal Parks & Resorts said Monday it would open a $3.3-billion, 300-acre theme park in Beijing. The company and its Chinese partners did not set an opening date, but state-run media said the complex would...
  • Busch Gardens: Baby gorilla expected in November

    Busch Gardens: Baby gorilla expected in November
    Pele, a 12-year-old western lowland gorilla living at Busch Gardens, is pregnant and expected to give birth in November, the Tampa theme park announced Tuesday. The mother came to Busch Gardens in early 2010 from a zoo in Brownsville, Texas, and she...
  • 'Human sacrifice' removed from Horror Nights scare zone

    'Human sacrifice' removed from Horror Nights scare zone
    Simulated human sacrifices have been removed from a scare zone at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. Bayou of Blood, a Louisiana voodoo themed street experience for the event, originally was designed to include a hourly staged production featuring a...
  • Scenes from Epcot goodbye party

    Scenes from Epcot goodbye party
    Gosh, I hate goodbyes. The finale of "Mary Tyler Moore" with the group hug and Mare turning out the newsroom lights still gets me right there. So I cannot say I was looking forward to last Saturday's trip to Epcot, which included the final...
  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2015

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2015
    Six Flags has unveiled its 2015 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides and water slides at the amusement park chain's 13 locations. Additions are to include three roller coasters, five thrill rides, two dark rides and two water attractions. Among...
  • Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

    Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
    Scare zones will be back on the streets of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights tonight after a two-year absence. Event planners had strayed from the dedicated, elaborately themed outdoor spaces populated by costumed "scare actors." "You can just...
  • Universal: Diagon Alley entertainment will include Celestina Warbeck, Beedle the Bard shows

    Universal: Diagon Alley entertainment will include Celestina Warbeck, Beedle the Bard shows
    Entertainment will line the streets of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley when it opens this summer at Universal Studios, the theme park announced Wednesday. Guests will be able to watch "The Tales of Beedle the Bard," a four-person...
  • Tourist areas beef up nighttime options

    Tourist areas beef up nighttime options
    Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night. Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...
  • Diagon Alley becomes the place to shop at Universal

    Diagon Alley becomes <i>the</i> place to shop at Universal
    Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further. It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
  • Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat

    Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat
    When Walt Disney chose Orlando for his entertainment mecca, he picked a place with a strong road network, lots of available land — and weather that can be brutally hot and humid. So now each summer, throngs of tourists and die-hard residents visit...
  • How to get your Mark Hamill fix at Disney's Star Wars Weekends

    How to get your Mark Hamill fix at Disney's Star Wars Weekends
    Mark Hamill, the once and future Luke Skywalker, is making his first appearance at Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Hamill will be at the theme park today, Saturday and Sunday. Although he will not be doing autograph sessions, there are...
  • 23 ways to stay cool at Magic Kingdom

    23 ways to stay cool at Magic Kingdom
    The heat is still on for Central Florida theme park visitors.   We are nearing the season where many choose to visit Walt Disney World because the parks are less crowded, but the temperatures will remain higher than desired for weeks after the...