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  • Closing time: Disney moves up end date for American Idol Experience

    Closing time: Disney moves up end date for American Idol Experience
    Disney World will close its American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park earlier than previously announced. The last day for the attraction, based on Fox's television singing competition, will be Aug. 30. In June, Disney said the...
  • 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...
  • Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans

    Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans
    Lee and Donna Jenkot never tire of SeaWorld's "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island." The Orlando retirees have watched the sea lions' antics at least 50 times since the nautical-themed show debuted 15 years ago. The goofy gags are always the same,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disney World: Here's the latest on FastPass+

    Disney World: Here's the latest on FastPass+
    The latest changes kick in today for FastPass+ at Disney World, so it's a good time to review the procedures of the billion-dollar reservation system. Remember, the whole program is still under "test and adjust" phase, so there could be more alterations...
  • 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...