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  • 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...
  • Cedar Point reaffirms coaster credentials with Gatekeeper

    Cedar Point reaffirms coaster credentials with Gatekeeper
    After a half decade without a new roller coaster and the removal of two aging rides from its coaster fleet, Cedar Point can once again reclaim its self-proclaimed title of "America's Roller Coast" with the addition of Gatekeeper in 2013. > Photos:...
  • What's up with theme-park sips

    What's up with theme-park sips
    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...
  • '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...
  • Learning to love Disneyland again

    Learning to love Disneyland again
    ANAHEIM, Calif. - As we walked across the broad, brick-paved plaza, a burst of music swelled, the strings rising to cinematic heights amid a pounding of kettle drums. A man in a crisp white shirt waved and beamed. Perfectly manicured flowers swayed in the...
  • More seating set for 'Fantasmic' at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    More seating set for 'Fantasmic' at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    More seating will be added for spectators of "Fantasmic," the outdoor, end-of-night show at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The benches – identical to the ones already in use at the theme park's amphitheater near Tower of Terror – should be in...
  • New scavenger hunt in play at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    New scavenger hunt in play at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    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...
  • Top Disney exec says Avatar Land remains on track

    Top Disney exec says Avatar Land remains on track
    On the same day Walt Disney World formally unveiled most of the elements in its Fantasyland expansion, the head of the company's theme-park business reaffirmed Disney's faith in another project in Orlando — a land in Disney's Animal Kingdom based on...
  • Universal Studios: Ne-Yo, Gavin DeGraw, Adam Lambert in Summer Concert Series

    Universal Studios: Ne-Yo, Gavin DeGraw, Adam Lambert in Summer Concert Series
    Ne-Yo will kick off Universal Studios' Summer Concert Series on June 1, theme park officials announced Friday. The R&B artist ("So Sick," "Because of You") will be the first to perform on six consecutive Saturdays on the theme park's Music Plaza stage....
  • Universal Orlando: Harry Potter expansion to open in 2014 at Universal Studios

    Universal Orlando: Harry Potter expansion to open in 2014 at Universal Studios
    Universal Orlando has revealed details about its much-anticipated expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will open in 2014 at Universal Studios, the company said today. The new area, under construction atop the old Jaws ride and Amity...
  • First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, Transformers

    First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, Transformers
    We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season.  Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
  • Epcot marks 30th birthday

    Epcot marks 30<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> birthday
    Disney World fans and officials marked the 30th birthday of Epcot with low-key celebrations at the theme park on Monday. Festivities included an afternoon ceremony at the America Gardens Theatre, sessions on Epcot's history and queues for Epcot fans to...