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Legoland Florida’s water park doubles up on bricks

Posted March 10th, 2013 by Kim

When the Legoland Florida water park reopenes for the season this weekend, guests will see even more figures and scenes constructed of Lego bricks. Two million bricks have been added since the Winter Haven water park opened last year, bringing its total to 4 million. Sealife has strong representation among the new additions, including Moby […]

Walt Disney World – MyMagic+ explained

Posted March 3rd, 2013 by Kim

MyMagic+ explained Making “How” Guests Experience Disney Parks Even Better: MyMagic+ Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is taking another step forward to evolve “how” guests experience Disney Parks and is using technology to make it easier than ever before for guests to make the most of their Walt Disney World visit. Many of these efforts […]

Atlantis exhibit to open at Kennedy Space Center in June

Posted February 27th, 2013 by Adrian

The Kennedy Space Center Vistor Complex will unveil its exhibit that showcases the space shuttle Atlantis on June 29, it was announced Thursday. The $100 million project is under construction around the orbiter, which has been lifted off the ground and placed at a 43-degree angle to simulate its position in space when leaving the […]

Florida tourism hits new high

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Adrian

89.3 million people visited Florida in 2012, a new tourism record for the state.  In 2011, there were 2.3 percent less visitors, with the numbers coming in at 87.3 million.  These numbers were compiled in an annual report from the state’s tourism marketing firm, Visit Florida.  Interestingly, the report even goes so far as to […]

British holidaymakers in Florida embroiled in bureaucratic bungling as they’re told they’ll need International Driving Permit – but won’t be punished if they don’t have one

Posted February 16th, 2013 by Adrian

As the main half-term holiday rush gets underway, British holidaymakers heading to Florida and planning to rent a car could find themselves embroiled in bureaucratic bungling. Last month Florida’s legislature broke ranks with the other 49 American states and made it mandatory for overseas visitors to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as […]

Disney reveals NextGen details with ‘MyMagic+’

Posted February 11th, 2013 by Adrian

After more than three years in development and $1 billion in spending, the Walt Disney Co. on Monday unveiled the central elements of its “Next Generation Experience,” the sweeping, vacation-planning project aimed at getting travelers to spend more time and money at Walt Disney World. Packaged under the name “MyMagic+,” the project includes a new […]

SeaWorld Orlando Embarks on Epic Voyage

Posted February 2nd, 2013 by Adrian

SeaWorld Orlando kicks off its “Epic Voyage” campaign to launch Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the park’s all-new, largest-ever attraction opening this spring. The campaign starts in New York City and includes stops in six other cities and a new mobile app, both designed to give families a sneak peek into the new attraction’s thrilling […]

The Force is Coming to LEGOLAND Florida – LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster Announced as Newest Expansion

Posted September 12th, 2012 by Adrian

The Force is coming to LEGOLAND Florida with a new expansion to the park, LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster. The expansion plans, revealed by the Winter Haven based theme park operator, are that the new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster will include a scene from each of the six live-action Star Wars movies, as well […]

Test Track at Epcot Reimagining

Posted August 28th, 2012 by Adrian

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Walt Disney Imagineering’s Melissa Jeselnick revealed more details about Test Track, the automobile-oriented Epcot attraction, through a Q&A posted Monday on the Disney Parks Blog. The ride, said to be “presented by Chevrolet,” has been in renovation gear since mid-April. The reopening is set for “late fall,” Disney has said. […]

Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando

Posted August 24th, 2012 by Adrian

Through the years, SeaWorld Orlando has taken guests to far-flung corners of the globe, immersing them in the character and feel of exotic places and introducing them to unique worlds of adventure. But no journey is bigger — or as incredible — as the one to come in 2013. It’s a voyage to the bottom-of-the-world, […]