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  • 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...
  • Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down

    Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down
    The summer heat and summer crowds can be a big deterrent to taking on Orlando's theme parks, but there's quite a show to be had when the sun goes down. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all have extended summer hours allowing...
  • Adding more magic after the Orlando parks: Dinner shows

    Adding more magic after the Orlando parks: Dinner shows
    Your feet may be tired from walking around in the theme parks all day, but funny thing about magic: no matter how much of it you enjoy, it leaves you wanting more. If you crave more magical experiences after a day at Central Florida's theme parks, you can...
  • 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...
  • Top 13 for 2013: Most anticipated new rides at U.S. theme parks

    Top 13 for 2013: Most anticipated new rides at U.S. theme parks
    At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2013, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages. > Photos: Most...
  • Disneyland Paris to unveil new water show, revamped parade

    Disneyland Paris to unveil new water show, revamped parade
    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...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils Fright Fest 2012 lineup

    Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils Fright Fest 2012 lineup
    Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain has always labored in the shadow of the Herculean Halloween events at Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott's Berry Farm. > Photos: Fright Fest 2012 at Magic Mountain Last year saw a significant improvement in...
  • Top 10 rides and attractions at Tennessee's Dollywood

    Top 10 rides and attractions at Tennessee's Dollywood
    PIGEON FORGE, TENN. - Set against the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is surrounded by a green canopy of hardwood trees and colorful blankets of flowers that envelop every ride and attraction in the Tennessee wilderness. Photos: Top 10 Dollywood...
  • Wallace & Gromit ride heading to UK's Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Wallace & Gromit ride heading to UK's Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    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...
  • Review: Change comes slow for Knott's Halloween Haunt

    Review: Change comes slow for Knott's Halloween Haunt
    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...
  • Horror fans pay a premium for extreme haunted mazes

    Horror fans pay a premium for extreme haunted mazes
    The increasing popularity of Halloween theme park events has spawned a new generation of exclusive reservation-only haunted mazes that promise a more intense and intimate experience for those willing to pay a premium. Photos: 10 extreme haunted mazes...