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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'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...