| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:39 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:15 AM
The $800-million Adventure World Warsaw theme park set to break ground July 21 will feature lands dedicated to mythical creatures, ancient legends, fantasy worlds and Polish history.
PHOTOS: Adventure World Warsaw theme park in Poland
Located about a...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:01 PM
A young black-and-white bird soon will take SeaWorld Orlando guests for a spin on the theme park's new ride, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
Little Puck, an animated creation who's the star of the ride, met dozens of SeaWorld's business partners...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The new "Legends of Chima" 4-D film coming to Legoland California this spring will take moviegoers to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi.
Scheduled to premiere March 7 at the Carlsbad...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:41 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind., may be the only place on Earth where you can celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and the Fourth of July all in a single day.
Photos: Top 10 Holiday World rides and attractions
The family-owned theme park...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
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....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Here are my picks for the best happenings at theme parks and attractions for 2012.
•Best new costumes: Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom. Step right up and see the red, ringmaster-inspired costumes — complete with tails — that fit the...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:30 AM
The first volleys of the next roller coaster revolution have been fired in the forested Idaho panhandle, the emerging epicenter of thrill ride innovation.
Located in the small town of Hayden, Idaho, Rocky Mountain Construction has burst onto the ride...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Ted Dougherty is an unassuming Glendale paralegal and classical musician with an overt dark side that reaches its monstrous zenith every October.
Dougherty stumbled upon his twisted passion in 1987 during a visit to Knott's Scary Farm, which...
| 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...