At the Celebrating Travel & Tourism luncheon hosted by Visit Orlando on Thursday, May 11, the City Beautiful took to appreciating all of those who supported and visited Orlando in a huge new way, as they accomplished a Guinness World Record for gathering the most hand-written thank you cards in 24 hours. [Read more…]
“Attractions Magazine” has a new weekly audio podcast called Expansion Drive! The name is inspired by the fact that the show expands on Attractions Magazine’s original mission of bringing you theme park and attractions news. We still bring you the best theme park news, but this show will expand upon that and bring you news and discussion about everything fun, including video games, television, movies, music and more.
Your host Mike Kerrigan is joined by friends Didi and Kelsey each week. You may know Mike from his “Daycation Kingdom with Mike and Frauke” family vlog on our YouTube channel. Kelsey and Didi have made frequent appearances on “Daycation Kingdom” and Kelsey has reported for “Attractions Magazine – The Show”. They’re both admittedly “geeky nerds” who love all things pop culture and have strong opinions about it.
You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play and Podbean, as well as below. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion as well. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine or connect with the show on Twitter @AttractionsEXP.
If you’re looking for our video podcast, “Attractions Magazine – The Show”, you can find it each Thursday here on our website and on our YouTube channel at YouTube.com/AttractionsMagazine.
Special thanks to Tony Longworth at tonylongworth.com for our theme song called “Chillwave”, and Cheryl Gamache for our logos.
Here’s our first episode. Enjoy!
The drive to your favorite theme parks aren’t always the most fun or entertaining, but now Legoland Florida Resort has turned that experience into an all-new adventure with their new app-based game. [Read more…]
By Seth Kubersky
Recently, the Walt Disney Company announced plans to purchase 100% ownership of the Disneyland Paris resort in France. If news that the Walt Disney Company is not already the sole owner of Disneyland Paris comes as a surprise, you may be interested to know Disney doesn’t completely (or even mostly) own many of the international attractions that bear its name. Here’s is a brief primer on who owns the Disney parks around the world: [Read more…]
With the premiere for Disney’s newest live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast,” HomeAway, an online vacation rental company, is teaming up with Disney to give one contest winner and up to 20 of their chosen guests a stay in a Scottish castle this summer. [Read more…]
We’re taking the trip of a lifetime to Asia! Over the next two and a half weeks starting this Saturday, a few of us at “Attractions Magazine” are going to Shanghai Disney, Hong Kong Disneyland, Universal Studios Japan, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea and more. You can follow all the fun on social media. [Read more…]
Dubai Parks and Resorts announced on July 3 that ground has been broken on Six Flags Dubai, which will be the destination’s fourth theme park and the first Six Flags park themed around other Six Flags parks. [Read more…]
Just in time for Independence Day, Legoland California Resort has unveiled its newest attraction: the tallest LEGO building in the United States of America, a model New York’s One World Trade Center. [Read more…]
Investors seeking to speculate on something really big may be interested in ThrillCorp, the newly-formed company from veteran thrill ride developer Bill Kitchen, which is going public in seeking funding for its Polercoaster vertical thrill parks and SkySpire observation attractions. [Read more…]
By Seth Kubersky
In the wake of this week’s horrific events, it may seem impossible to focus on anything as fun and frivolous as Orlando’s attractions. But in the spirit of “the show must go on,” Central Florida theme park employees, and beyond, have banded together to demonstrate their resilience and unity with an inspiring series of heart hand photographs that are currently going viral on Facebook. [Read more…]
Guests at Cedar Fair’s Carowinds outside Charlotte, N.C. now have more ways of cooling off, because the complex’s water park has been expanded and rechristened as Carolina Harbor, just in time for the 2016 summer season. [Read more…]
The Disney Cruise Line may be best known for sailing from the Port of Canaveral near Orlando, but in 2017 Mickey’s ships will be returning to New York, New York; Galveston, Texas; and San Diego, California. Disney Cruise Line has released information on 2017 sailings from New York, Texas, and California, including itineraries with visits to Canada, Cabo San Lucas, and even Walt Disney World. [Read more…]
If you’ve always wanted to travel to exotic places, meet interesting people, and become a national television star, plan on heading to the Fun Spot America on June 26 for the Amazing Race casting call. [Read more…]
Motiongate Dubai is celebrating the 15th birthday of DreamWorks’ favorite green ogre with new details about the Shrek land opening with the new theme park in October. [Read more…]
If you feel like Orlando is getting more crowded with tourists every time you visit, it isn’t just your imagination. According to the official tourism organization Visit Orlando, the Central Florida destination hit a new all-time record in 2015 of 66.1 million visitors, growing 5.5 percent from 2014 and solidifying Orlando’s position as the most visited destination in the nation. [Read more…]
Thrill ride fans will be unleashed in Louisville this weekend as Kentucky Kingdom premieres Storm Chaser, a unique steel roller coaster from Rocky Mountain Construction. [Read more…]
American fans of Disney theme parks might find themselves green with envy when they see the ambitious new expansions — including unique attractions inspired by Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6 — that the Oriental Land Company has announced are coming to the Tokyo Disney Resort by 2020. [Read more…]
Just yesterday we told you about Motiongate Dubai, and today, Miral and Warner Bros. officially announced that a Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi themed destination is set to open in 2018 on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates. The development will include the only Warner Bros. branded hotel alongside an indoor theme park. [Read more…]