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  • 'No-expire' option lives on for Disney tickets — just not for online purchases

    'No-expire' option lives on for Disney tickets — just not for online purchases
    Disney World has altered the way it sells the "no-expire" option on theme-park tickets. That selection, which allows multiday tickets to be used any time in the future, no longer will be available online. The no-expire add-on continues to be available via...
  • What's next for Marvel characters at Disney theme parks

    What's next for Marvel characters at Disney theme parks
    The brief announcement that Disney plans to add a Marvel-themed land to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017 raises a host of questions: Will Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men be getting their own rides? When will the Marvel characters be...
  • Disney's Villas at Grand Floridian open with Victorian flair

    Disney's Villas at Grand Floridian open with Victorian flair
    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...
  • Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze

    Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze
    A unique new haunted attraction opening this summer at a small United Kingdom theme park will combine a walk-through horror maze featuring live actors with a dark ride journey inside an abandoned mine shaft. The Hobs Pit maze and ride is set to open...
  • 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...
  • On Disney's doorstep

     On Disney's doorstep
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — While it touts its proximity to Orlando and Central Florida's mega-theme parks, this city in many ways has grown into a worthy destination itself for spring break. If you are among the 1.3 million expected to visit the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • When will the digital pixie dust -- MyMagic+ -- get to Disneyland?

    When will the digital pixie dust -- MyMagic+ -- get to Disneyland?
    Disney has unveiled plans to roll out a revolutionary new digital reservation system at its four Florida theme parks allowing visitors to pre-book rides, shows, parades, restaurants and character meet-and-greets months before a vacation. So when will...
  • Romance is in the air — and the rides at Orlando's theme parks

    Romance is in the air — and the rides at Orlando's theme parks
    February puts the spotlight on romance and that doesn't have to change just because you're surrounded by turkey legs, throngs of tourists, daunting queues and double-wide strollers at theme parks. Using factors such as privacy, atmosphere and uniqueness,...
  • We made a theme park list game — you name it

    We made a theme park list game — you name it
    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...
  • 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...