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  • You can pay less to go to the theme parks

    You can pay less to go to the theme parks
    Every so often, the powers that be cut us a break with a discount to one of Orlando's theme parks and attractions. For Florida residents, it's a little bonus for surviving a long, hot summer of uncertain I-4 travelers, but some deals are available to...
  • What's the best attraction at Orlando's theme parks?

    What's the best attraction at Orlando's theme parks?
    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...
  • Now that it's September, enjoy some elbowroom at the theme parks

    Now that it's September, enjoy some elbowroom at the theme parks
    Several weeks ago, an editor asked how to beat the long line at Universal Studios' new Transformers ride. The answer was easy enough: Wait for September. Well, ta-da, it's September, the month of breathing room. Since Labor Day, there have been...
  • Universal wants to add thousands of hotel rooms

     Universal wants to add thousands of hotel rooms
    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...
  • Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down

    Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down
    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...
  • New water slides add thrills to Orlando World Center Marriott

    New water slides add thrills to Orlando World Center Marriott
    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...
  • Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon

    Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon
    On a steamy day at Magic Kingdom, I noticed the wait time for Mickey's PhilharMagic was a mere 10 minutes. So while others queued up nearby for FastPasses of New Fantasyland attractions, I slipped into line for the 3-D musical, an Old Fantasyland...
  • Little Puck steals show in SeaWorld's new wild ride to Antarctica

    Little Puck steals show in SeaWorld's new wild ride to Antarctica
    A young black-and-white bird soon will take SeaWorld Orlando guests for a spin on the theme park's new ride, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Little Puck, an animated creation who's the star of the ride, met dozens of SeaWorld's business partners...
  • Universal Studios to add restaurants and shops based on 'The Simpsons'

    Universal Studios to add restaurants and shops based on 'The Simpsons'
    Borrowing a page from its Harry Potter playbook, Universal Orlando said Thursday it will soon add a collection of shops and restaurants with a common theme drawn from the world of the long-running animated television show "The Simpsons." The area, which...
  • Theme parks with mommy issues

    Theme parks with mommy issues
    Moms are almost invisible at our theme parks. No, not the ones wielding double-wide strollers and juggling a bambino or two plus a little princess. Those I see a lot. But what about fictional mothers built into the stories of individual attractions? They'...
  • 10 burning questions about Universal's Harry Potter expansion

    10 burning questions about Universal's Harry Potter expansion
    Universal Orlando has revealed some details about its Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion: It is under construction at Universal Studios and will be made to look like London scenes, including Diagon Alley -- from the popular Potter films, keeping...
  • 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...