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  • 25 hoorays for Disney's Hollywood Studios

    25 hoorays for Disney's Hollywood Studios
    It's silver-anniversary time for Disney's Hollywood Studios. The theme park was born as Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989, back when George Bush (the first one) was president, Americans learned to pronounce Exxon Valdez, and Eastern Air Lines was still...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014

    What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014
    Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching. •Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
  • Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks

    Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks
    At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride. Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole. In an industry where bigger, faster,...
  • Florida's Marineland celebrates its past while moving forward

    Florida's Marineland celebrates its past while moving forward
    MARINELAND, Fla. - Her eyes are cloudy now, a blueish-gray haze blocking out some of the sunlight that glints off the water in her habitat. She doesn't always move as nimbly as the dozen other dolphins sharing her space, either. But that's OK, because...
  • Universal wants to add thousands of hotel rooms

     Universal wants to add thousands of hotel rooms
    Universal Orlando is likely to add thousands more hotel rooms in coming years as Central Florida's No. 2 theme-park resort continues an aggressive expansion, a top executive said Wednesday. "We've done a study that says we could have 10,000 or 15,000...
  • Disney World: Princess Fairytale Hall to open at Magic Kingdom on Sept. 18

    Disney World: Princess Fairytale Hall to open at Magic Kingdom on Sept. 18
    Princess Fairytale Hall, a meet and greet area for royal Disney characters, will open at Magic Kingdom on Sept. 18, Disney World said Friday. The area is part of the theme park's New Fantasyland expansion and is located in the shadow of Cinderella...
  • Theme parks brought birds, bots and big deals in 2013

    Theme parks brought birds, bots and big deals in 2013
    The year has been dotted with theme-park grand openings and announcements. Here are seven new attractions expected to have staying power. Thinking big You've seen space shuttles, but you've never seen one in the way that Kennedy Space Center Visitor...
  • What are the most anticipated theme park rides for 2014?

    What are the most anticipated theme park rides for 2014?
    Our theme park enthusiast brethren over at the LATimes.com, Brady MacDonald likes to put together his most anticipated rides for the upcoming year pretty early on. His take on the best new rides coming in 2014 he put together back in July 2013, but...