| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Music and romance are centerpieces of activities this week at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a roundup:
+ Universal's Mardi Gras is a doubleheader this weekend with the Steve Miller Band on Saturday and the group Boys Like Girls on Sunday....
| Dec 29, 2011
Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions.
•Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Sure, you've fantasized about spending the night in Cinderella Castle. But dare you plot to make the Magic Kingdom your private summer home? That's the bright idea of Hades, the animated bad guy in 1997's "Hercules" and the upcoming Walt Disney World...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Like many retail outlets, Downtown Disney has been in flux in recent years.
Along with a changing lineup of tenants, Disney World's entertainment complex has slogged through its intention to increase its shopping and dining options. Some of this came...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:17 AM
The last trips through Snow White's Scary Adventures, one of the original Disney World attractions, will be Thursday, May 31. Here's a look at the Fantasyland ride's past and Snow White's future.
•The dark ride will be gutted and renovated to become...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Construction continues on new Fantasyland attractions at Magic Kingdom, the largest expansion in the theme park's 40-year history.
Chris Beatty, senior creative director of the project, gave some details about the future attractions during a behind-the-...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:04 AM
The beauty of the newest bit of the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom is the blending of old and new. Although the official opening of the updated Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride isn't until next month, some Disney World guests have previewed the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Which U.S. Disney park reigns supreme? Loyal Walt Disney World fans balk at the idea of deigning to visit the, in their minds, inferior Disneyland. Meanwhile those loyal to the original Disney park may visit Florida's Disney World for its additional...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:07 PM
As the opening of the new sections of Fantasyland approaches, Disney has been releasing more images of the detail work going into those areas as well as some new renderings illustrating the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history.
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:58 PM
It’s no secret that many people use their love of all things Disney in creative ways that extend beyond the theme parks and Hollywood films.
Parents use photos of Cinderella Castle as the background art for Shutterfly birthday invitations and...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Forty years have passed since the first theme-park guests walked up Main Street U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
A lot has changed since Oct. 1, 1971, not the least of it being the cost of a ticket. Single-day...
| Nov 3, 2010
The calendar may not read "Dec. 25" yet, but Orlando's great theme parks have made out their lists and checked them twice and are festively decked out for the holidays from mid-November on, with 70-ft. tall Christmas trees, miles of garlands, and millions...