| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The newest property of Disney Vacation Club mixes Victorian architecture, modern technology and a spoonful of "Mary Poppins."
The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which opened to guests Wednesday, also sports a prime location — one...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:08 PM
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...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:52 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The latest trend among the funky foods at theme parks is the themed beverage, a drink tailored to a specific area within an attraction. Butterbeer, the frothy beverage of choice among the Harry Potter crowd, set the standard when it debuted at Islands...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:31 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Now that the latest small wave of theme-park construction has passed, the official Theme Park Rangers list of top rides and attractions in Central Florida's theme parks has been updated.
This, of course, is not science. It's opinion. No math was used to...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:12 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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...