| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The summer heat and summer crowds can be a big deterrent to taking on Orlando's theme parks, but there's quite a show to be had when the sun goes down.
Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all have extended summer hours allowing...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Your feet may be tired from walking around in the theme parks all day, but funny thing about magic: no matter how much of it you enjoy, it leaves you wanting more. If you crave more magical experiences after a day at Central Florida's theme parks, you can...
| 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 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2014, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.
Photos: Most anticipated...
| 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 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...
| Jan 2, 2014
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...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The Orlando World Center Marriott is making a a big splash on the local resort scene.
The 2,000-room resort, which towers above the landscape alongside Interstate 4 opposite Walt Disney World, has finished a multimillion-dollar refurbishment with the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:23 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
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...