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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cooling thoughts for the coming heat wave: top 20 water parks

    Cooling thoughts for the coming heat wave: top 20 water parks
    By now, everybody knows what to expect from your standard-issue ho-hum water park: body and tube slide complexes with funnels and bowls, deluge-inducing water play towers for the little ones, undulating wave pools and relaxing lazy rivers. Photos: 20...
  • It's time for a water coaster in Southern California

    It's time for a water coaster in Southern California
    Southern California is long overdue for a water coaster. For the uninitiated, a water coaster is a water park slide that mimics the ups and downs of a traditional roller coaster with the help of conveyor belts, water jets or magnetic propulsion....
  • Universal Studios: Ne-Yo, Gavin DeGraw, Adam Lambert in Summer Concert Series

    Universal Studios: Ne-Yo, Gavin DeGraw, Adam Lambert in Summer Concert Series
    Ne-Yo will kick off Universal Studios' Summer Concert Series on June 1, theme park officials announced Friday. The R&B artist ("So Sick," "Because of You") will be the first to perform on six consecutive Saturdays on the theme park's Music Plaza stage....
  • 10 questions about Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood

    10 questions about Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood
    We still have more questions than answers about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter more than a year after plans were announced for a West Coast version of the themed land at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photos: Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter...
  • Knott's Berry Farm adding new life to old log ride

    Knott's Berry Farm adding new life to old log ride
    After thrilling millions of riders for nearly half a century, a classic Knott's Berry Farm ride isĀ  undergoing a major renovation that will see the addition of about 60 animatronic figures. About 50 engineers, mechanics and artisans at Garner Holt...