The Up-Close Vehicle Assembly Building Tour began last November at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) is where rockets are built before they are moved to a launch pad. Now, space shuttle orbiter Atlantis is in storage in the VAB. Tour guests can see Atlantis before the orbiter is towed into its new home at the Space Center Visitor Center. [Read more…]
Archives for July 2012
Legoland Florida will be celebrating their first Halloween this year. Kids will be able to Brick-or-Treat each Saturday and Sunday in October. [Read more…]
By Andy Guinigundo
Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong – July 13, 2012 marked the official opening of Grizzly Gulch the largest themed area in the Hong Kong Disneyland expansion. In addition to Grizzly Gulch, the Hong Kong Disneyland expansion includes Toy Story Land that opened in 2011 and the final piece, Mystic Point, which is scheduled to open in 2013. [Read more…]
Disney On Ice will present its newest show, Rockin’ Ever After, featuring Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle and even Merida. It will all take place at the Amway Center in Orlando this September with tickets now on sale. [Read more…]
This week we take a break from the “what’s new” kind of details and instead focus on two water parks. We’ll do the usual “close inspection” of Photo Finds, but our topic this time will be established parks to compare them: Blizzard Beach (Disney) and Wet ‘n Wild (Universal). [Read more…]
Disney Parks and Resorts will be releasing the beta version of their new mobile app dubbed “My Disney Experience” next month. The free app will include park hours, wait times, maps, dining and attraction information and more. [Read more…]
Kids will be heading back to school in just a few weeks and moms and dads are looking for deals while kids are searching for backpacks, lunch boxes, T-shirts, hats, thermoses, gadgets and supplies as they gear up for school. Legoland Florida now offers a shopping pass allowing shoppers access into the park to shop for the latest Lego apparel, school supplies and merchandise. [Read more…]
Our ride-along series continues with some of the roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa. This is the view seen from the top of Sheikra. In the upper left is the green Kumba roller coaster. At center-right is the Scorpion, the first looping coaster built at the park. [Read more…]
A new up-close launch pad tour at Kennedy Space Center takes you within the restricted perimeter fence of pad 39A. This is where Apollo rockets and space shuttles were launched. Here is a view of the top of the Rotating Service Service Structure which was used to hold and deliver the payload into the shuttle orbiter. [Read more…]
Disney Theme Park Merchandise is introducing a new trading card game in August that is based on Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. This at-home game includes a way to obtain those super rare spell cards plus a whole bunch more.
With most of the New Fantasyland opening within a few months, construction is coming to an end and final details are being added. [Read more…]
For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, NASA is now allowing public visitors to tour one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Apollo Saturn V moon rockets were launched. [Read more…]
Join host Banks Lee for all the theme park and attractions news for the week of July 26, 2012: [Read more…]
A rare and exciting birth recently took place at SeaWorld Orlando. A weedy sea dragon has given birth to his first few baby sea dragons. [Read more…]
Approximately 100 of the best flowboarders in the country will be in Central Florida in August for a chance to flip, twist, jump and splash their way to the top of the 2012 Carbon U.S. Flow Tour to be held at Fantasy Surf in Kissimmee. [Read more…]
While Universal Orlando Resort hasn’t officially announce it yet, yesterday Alice Cooper revealed via webcast, that his world will come to life in a haunted house at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights on both coasts. The house will be dubbed Alice Cooper Goes 2 Hell in 3D in Hollywood and Alice Cooper – Welcome to My Nightmare in Orlando. It is also the third house to be revealed for this years event on both coasts.
Join us as we travel full circle around each of the four views of Dr. Doom’s Fear Fall, as seen from a pair of new high-tech camera eyeglasses. Loose articles like handheld cameras are not permitted on this ride. So we’ve never been able to share these splendid views until now. [Read more…]
Work continues at a rapid pace at the former site of Soundstage 44. Rumor is that this will be a Transformers attraction, but no announcement has been made.
Technology is always improving, and HD video eyeglass cameras for police and extreme sports now look just like regular glasses. You may have seen these normal-looking eyeglass cameras in use on various undercover or investigative reality TV shows.
Using an eyeglasses camera, here are some views that we’ve all wanted to catch a photo of, but weren’t able to until now. (There are no loose items allowed on most roller coasters.) This is a view of the loop and lift tower as seen from the second brake run. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando recently released a new teaser video for their newest expansion, Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin. The video shows off never before seen concept art of the attraction and penguin exhibit. [Read more…]