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  • A look at what's on tap for Orlando theme parks in 2013

    A look at what's on tap for Orlando theme parks in 2013
    Expect at least five major projects to open at Central Florida theme parks and attractions in 2013. •Antarctica — Empire of the Penguin, SeaWorld Orlando: The ride combines a mobile-simulator platform with a trackless navigation system....
  • 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...
  • Transformers, Disneyland attractions nab Thea Awards

    Transformers, Disneyland attractions nab Thea Awards
    Orlando theme parks were shut out of the 2013 Thea Awards -- but one winner will soon be added to the local lineup, and Disney attractions elsewhere were tapped as the best of the year. The awards, presented by the Themed Entertainment Association,...
  • Legoland Hotel is built, brick by brick, with kids in mind

    Legoland Hotel is built, brick by brick, with kids in mind
    CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Legoland Hotel, which opened April 5, got plenty of little things wrong in its first weeks. But its designers got one thing enormously right, and that will make this place a screaming success: kid-centricity. "The dragon...
  • Show goes on for trio of theme park parades

    Show goes on for trio of theme park parades
    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...
  • Legoland Florida: World of Chima area set to open this summer

    Legoland Florida: World of Chima area set to open this summer
    Legoland Florida will expand again this summer, introducing an area called the World of Chima, based on a Lego product line with tribes of mystical animal warriors, theme park officials announced Tuesday morning. The new land will feature an interactive...
  • 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...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Fun Card grants admission for rest of year, all of 2013

    SeaWorld Orlando: Fun Card grants admission for rest of year, all of 2013
    Florida residents can now once again purchase the Fun Card at SeaWorld Orlando, which allows entry to the theme park for the rest of 2012 and all of 2013. The price is the same as one-day admission to SeaWorld: $89 general, $81 for ages 3-9.  (SeaWorld...
  • Universal Studios Orlando set to open Transformers ride next summer

    Universal Studios Orlando set to open Transformers ride next summer
    Autobots and Decepticons will square off in the middle of Universal Studios when Transformers: The Ride — 3D opens there next summer, Universal Orlando officials confirmed Thursday night. The multimillion-dollar attraction will be a near-clone of...
  • Six Flags America to open six-story water slides next year

    Six Flags America, an amusement park in Upper Marlboro, said Thursday it would introduce its 14th major attraction in its water park — a set of six tubes more than six stories tall that can accommodate six riders simultaneously, the company said....