A key element has been placed in the construction of Sea Life Orlando. Workers have installed the 360 degree ocean tunnel for the brand new aquarium opening at I-Drive 360 next spring. [Read more…]
Archives for November 2014
The Nickelodeon live action series “Every Witch Way” is coming to Universal Orlando on Dec. 12 and 13, 2014. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is getting a new sponsor as well as a few updates to the long-running attraction. [Read more…]
By Nick Russo
On this episode of Photo Finds, we take you to see the holiday decorations within the World Showcase at Disney’s Epcot. Plus, we bring you a few sights from the newly opened Artegon Marketplace off I-Drive. [Read more…]
A first-of-its-kind 3D show and a laser and light show will highlight Holidays in Space at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this holiday season. [Read more…]
An early Christmas present is being given to Florida residents: 50 percent off admission to all Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditoriums in the state. [Read more…]
By Nick Russo
A look back at the week of Tweeted photos and videos from @Attractions Twitter feed – November 17 to November 23, 2014. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando is bringing back its popular “Blue Friday” deals on park experiences, admission and packages. [Read more…]
International superstar Ricky Martin helped unveil dopleganger wax replica at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Martin’s figure will eventually travel to its permanent home Orlando, just in time for the celebrity wax attraction’s spring 2015 grand opening. [Read more…]
Butterbeer is very popular with guests visiting Universal Orlando, coming in cold, frozen and even ice cream offerings. But now there’s an option perfect for the Winter season. [Read more…]
A brand new center for touring Broadways shows, local artists and more has now opened in downtown Orlando. [Read more…]
Clyde and Seamore have finally escaped Pirate Island and are on their way back to school in the new show “Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High,” opening spring 2015 at SeaWorld Orlando. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news from the IAAPA Attractions Expo. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
A decidedly smaller Orlando Eye observation wheel was revealed yesterday. But you can’t ride this one. It’s a Lego version which will be on display in the Miniland U.S.A section of Legoland Florida. [Read more…]
By Nick Russo
This week on Photo Finds, take a detailed tour of Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and then see Universal’s start on their decorations for the holidays! [Read more…]
International Drive keeps growing and growing. You can already marvel at the huge Orlando Eye observation wheel being built, now another ride rivaling its height is coming next door. A StarFlyer swing ride will take riders up 420 feet.
Unicorp National Developments, the company behind the I-Drive 360 complex, announced the new ride today, and a new name for the complex which houses Kings Bowling, Sleuths and other stores next door to I-Drive 360. The plaza will be known as Vue at 360, a play on the 360 degree view riders will have on the StarFlyer.
This will be the second StarFlyer on International Drive. There’s a 230-foot one operating just down the street at Magic Midway. But this new one will be the tallest in the world at 420 feet. (The Orlando Eye will be approximately 425 feet tall.)
The StarFlyer is expected to open in late 2015 or early 2016. It will take riders up in 12 sets of double seats (24 total) on a three to four minute ride. A ride is expected to cost about $10 per person.
Here’s a look at the Sky Screamer at Six Flags New England. It stands approximately 400 feet tall:
We first heard about the Skyscraper in June, but we now have a computer-rendered video showing exactly what a ride on the world’s tallest roller coaster will be like. It’s not for the faint of heart.
The 570-foot-tall Skyscraper will be a part of a new complex being built on the corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road called Skyplex. It is expected to open in 2016. The Skyscraper will be 570 feet tall and will feature more than 10 inversions. There will also be a Skyplex observation deck at the top of the structure, offering views 535 feet from the ground.
Watch this ride-through and see if it’s something you’ll be brave enough to ride.
By Nick Russo
A look back at the week of Tweeted photos from @Attractions Twitter feed – November 10 to November 16, 2014. [Read more…]
A new indoor high performance kart racing facility is set to open in near International Drive called I-Drive NASCAR. [Read more…]