Howl-O-Scream is back at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and no soul is safe with new experiences, returning favorites and more. [Read more…]
This week, Mike and the kids are at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival to check out Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt. [Read more…]
Universal Studios Florida and Walt Disney World are both undergoing updates, renovations, and new construction to their parks. Here’s a look at current construction photos of both parks, thanks to these photos by Don Gworek.
Over at Universal Orlando, Dragon Challenge is in its demolition period as the track is being torn down for a new Harry Potter Experience.
Over on the resort side, Universal’s Aventura hotel is rising up rather quickly. This ultra-modern themed hotel will be a value level resort and will feature a rooftop pool as well a VR game room.
Universal’s Volcano Bay is already preparing for an expansion to their water theme park. The backstage area is getting prepped as buildings are moving and dirt is being shifted. Currently Universal has not released any info regarding an expansion, but rumors heavily point to one coming in the near future.
On a sidenote, here is a look at the damage to the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. The roof caved in during Hurricane Irma and currently there has not been any word on a reopening date.
Over at Disney Springs, the now closed Disney Quest building is being gutted out during its demolition. Upon its demolition, the NBA Experience will be in this area as the newest Disney Springs attraction.
Inside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios we can see a sneak peek into Toy Story Land. The entire area is meant to shrink the guests down to the size of a toy, with huge building blocks and toy elements throughout. Recently revealed at the Walt Disney Presents attraction, the Toy Story Land model showcases exactly what guests will see when the land opens next summer.
Over the construction barriers we can see Grand Avenue forming on the other side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Baseline Tap House pub is expected to open as soon as next week, and will offer California craft ales, lagers and cider.
Lastly, over at Epcot, a stage is getting rigged for taping of “The Chew”. This has become somewhat common for “The Chew” to film an episode during the Food and Wine Festival.
Throughout Walt Disney World numerous new projects are underway, with opening dates ranging from this fall to late 2021. Linked below are videos to many of the upcoming project currently in the works.
Avatar, Star Wars, and Harry Potter are some of the hottest names in the attractions business today, but what does the increasing reliance on intellectual property (IP) mean for the future of theme parks? That question will be tackled this November at the 2017 IAAPA Legends Panel by three of the creative leaders whose job is to adapt these and other IPs for use in attractions. [Read more…]
This Oct. 1, Epcot will celebrate their 35th anniversary at Walt Disney World. From Walt Disney’s vision of a perfect city, to the ever expanding park that now stands for his ideals, Epcot continues to head towards the future. [Read more…]
By Jake Goldberg
Originally started as a wedding celebration in Germany, Oktoberfest became a nationwide festival filled with music, festivities and a popular favorite beer. Now thanks to Tin Roof, you can celebrate in Orlando and you don’t even have to bring lederhosen. The festivities kick off Oct. 1 at noon with a variety of live performances.
“It’s the first time we’re hosting this event,” said William Hodges, Tin Roof’s regional manager. “We want to provide locals and tourists an incredible opportunity to enjoy a fall afternoon under The Orlando Eye with music, food and drinks.”
Performing live at the Tin Roof will be bands such as:
Audio Exchange ‘70s to current Top 40, Rock, R&B and Country
Alpine Express, authentic German music
The event will have no cover charge. You’ll only have to pay for what you want to eat or drink. You don’t have to be 21 to attend the event either. Parking is free inside the I-Drive 360 parking garage.
Knott’s Spooky Farm, the annual family-friendly Halloween event, is back from Sept. 30 through Oct. 29, and Halloween Day. [Read more…]
California’s Great America is joining in on the Halloween season with the return of their annual Halloween Haunt beginning today until Oct. 29. Guests ages 13 and older can come face their fears with spooky mazes and live entertainment. [Read more…]
The famous Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. invites guests on a new holiday expedition with the all-new CHILL, the first-ever ice adventure park in the United States. [Read more…]
The third annual Underground Vampire Bar is back at DRIP this October, with plenty of entertainment and “blood” to spare. [Read more…]
Starting Oct. 6, guests at Disney California Adventure Park will get to catch a preview of the upcoming Marvel film, “Thor: Ragnarok.” [Read more…]
The Fall 2017 issue of “Attractions Magazine” is now available in print, in our iPhone and iPad app, and on the Nook and Kindle. [Read more…]
Rick and Morty fans are going to get the ultimate visit from Rick Sanchez, the genius scientist with nihilistic tendencies as he visits cities all over the country – as the Rickmobile! [Read more…]
Want to go to the theme parks with us? Tune in live and interact during our weekly show, “Early Night Live”. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Rodriguez bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
While at home up north to avoid Hurricane Irma, the Dreamers set off on a whirlwind tour around New York City, hitting major landmarks in Times Square, the Theatre District, and Central Park. [Read more…]
Old Town is getting “jacked up” this fall with the Old Town Throwdown, where huge trucks and fun-loving country music join together for a good time. [Read more…]
Many guests dream of spending a night in Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, but very few ever get the chance to actually make that dream come true. For one night only, Omaze wants to grant that wish to one lucky winner and their five guests. [Read more…]
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off last week as both celebrities and fans walked the red carpet for the premiere haunt event. [Read more…]