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Theme Park Vacations

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disneyland raises ticket prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    Disneyland raises ticket prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend
    Happy just got more expensive. Disneyland, which calls itself the happiest place on Earth, raised its entry prices, a week before the Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Without notice, Walt Disney Co. raised the price of a single-day ticket...
  • The 7 deadly sins of theme-park visitors

    The 7 deadly sins of theme-park visitors
    Is it the heat in Florida that makes people crazy? Is it the overstimulation of the theme parks? The pure joy of being on vacation or just away from soul-smothering workplaces? Whatever the reason, there's no excuse for leaving your social graces at...
  • Universal's new Harry Potter ride will have big cars, Gringotts Bank story

    Universal's new Harry Potter ride will have big cars, Gringotts Bank story
    The signature ride at Universal Orlando's new Diagon Alley will have big vehicles that can whisk 12 people through a Harry Potter story featuring villains, dragons and goblins, a Universal executive said Monday. One goal for the new Harry Potter and the...
  • SeaWorld: Bands, Brew & BBQ will kick off with Alan Jackson, Kid Rock

    SeaWorld: Bands, Brew & BBQ will kick off with Alan Jackson, Kid Rock
    Singers Alan Jackson and Kid Rock will kick off SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, an event upended when several performers backed out in the wake of protests associated with "Blackfish," a documentary critical of the theme park's handling of killer...
  • Spring flings at the theme parks

    Spring flings at the theme parks
    After this long, harsh winter, it's impossible to begrudge our Northern friends for wanting to spend time in our Florida sunshine. So, in the spirit of a warm welcome, here's a guide to what's new at the parks, including the attractions that have...
  • Take our theme-park quote quiz

    Take our theme-park quote quiz
    A while ago, I compiled a group of theme-park quotations and made a quiz out of them. I'm a sucker for accidental catch phrases, some of which were not designed to be humorous. It was fun to write, and enough people told me they enjoyed it that I made a...
  • The heat is almost on: What's best for spring at Orlando theme parks?

    The heat is almost on: What's best for spring at Orlando theme parks?
    If you're in Orlando, you can feel it breathing down your neck: Summer, the relentless 10-month stretch of heat and humidity is sneaking up on us.  We compiled some key theme-park activities that are best to knock out before the days turn into scorchers....
  • Tackling Disney's It's a Small World by the numbers

    Tackling Disney's It's a Small World by the numbers
    One could forgive It's a Small World for getting a big head. Disney marked its 50th birthday party with a global celebration. The ride was introduced at the 1964 World's Fair and was considered a temporary attraction. Instead, Walt Disney transplanted...