| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:27 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Disney World is taking a natural approach to its latest in-park scavenger-hunt experience.
The Wilderness Explorers program, which debuted last month, sends guests on missions to earn badges at 31 stations spread across Disney's Animal Kingdom. Most...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Forty years have passed since the first theme-park guests walked up Main Street U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
A lot has changed since Oct. 1, 1971, not the least of it being the cost of a ticket. Single-day...
| 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...