| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Parade lovers will have one less option at Orlando's theme parks soon. The Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun, an afternoon staple at Disney's Hollywood Studios, calls it quits on Saturday.
Walt Disney World decided last month that the Countdown, which...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Busch Gardens will introduce a live musical show based on "Madagascar" characters next month. "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" will feature Alex the Lion, King Julien, Gloria the Hippo and other DreamWorks characters in a 20-minute production at the...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new nighttime spectacular in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and a revamped evening parade starting in April.
The Disney Dreams show will feature castle projections, water screens, dancing...
| Feb 3, 2012
Some people love theme parks for the rides. Some for the shows. And while you can lay down some serious cash for not-so-haute cuisine like churros and turkey legs, there are some who love the parks for the food, and some of the best in Central Florida can...
| May 24, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Universal Orlando has introduced an annual-pass deal for Florida residents that gives passholders access to its two theme parks for 15 months.
All three types of Universal's annual passes are eligible, ranging from $164.99 to $349.99. (Note: The least-...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:06 AM
From a safe distance at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I watched a momma and her three cubs snack on something fowl. They tore into the meat, chewing down to the bone, maneuvering around cartilage to get at every morsel.
Nearby, the poppa removed the skin from...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Wallace & Gromit are heading to the beach for a grand day out filled with cracking contraptions, Wensleydale cheese and family-friendly thrills.
> Photos: Wallace & Gromit Thrill-O-Matic at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Set to open in 2013, the $7.8...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the 40th anniversary of Halloween Haunt with a crosstown rival threatening to tear the middle-aged monster limb from limb.
But rather than cower and hide, Knott’s Scary Farm has fought back against the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A new motion simulator-based dark ride that tells the story of Norse gods and mythical monsters with 3-D scenes and special effects is set to debut at a Norwegian theme park this summer.
Photos: Thor's Hammer dark ride at Norway's Tusenfryd