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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Universal CityWalk's new tenants include Cowfish, Hot Dog Hall of Fame

    Universal CityWalk's new tenants include Cowfish, Hot Dog Hall of Fame
    Eight eateries — including one that touts sushi and beef — will be introduced or revamped at Universal CityWalk by June, officials said Thursday. "The basic idea was simple; hard to execute but simple: Create the best-in-category of...
  • 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,...
  • Can 2014 live up to hype, hopes for Orlando theme parks?

    Can 2014 live up to hype, hopes for Orlando theme parks?
    We should feel pretty confident about many aspects of what 2014 will hold for theme parks and attractions. Sure, a certain boy wizard will play a key role, and a group of height-challenged cast members are expected to raise a ruckus in the middle of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • We made a theme park list game — you name it

    We made a theme park list game &#8212; you name it
    It's too dang hot to venture outside, so let's play a word game in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes. I'll give you a list of items and you'll figure out what theme-park category they fulfill. It's kind of like the old "$100,000 Pyramid" bonus...