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Universal Orlando announces dates for Halloween Horror Nights 27

11 hours agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

By Robert Niles: Sure, it's February, but for horror fans, it's never too early to start thinking about the next edition of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Orlando today announced the dates for this fall's event, which will run for 34 nights, starting Sept. Show More Summary

Here's your first look at the menu for the 2017 DCA Food & Wine Festival

15 hours agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

By Robert Niles: Disneyland has announced the menu for this year's Food & Wine Festival, which runs March 10-April 16 at Disney California Adventure. This year's festival nearly doubles the number of marketplaces from last year's event, which marked the return of the festival to the Disneyland Resort after a five-year absence. Show More Summary

Joe Rohde: Why 'Avatar' fits in Disney's Animal Kingdom

By Robert Niles: Walt Disney World's most ambitious themed land to date opens this spring, with the debut of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom on May 27. To promote the new land, creative director Joe Rohde isShow More Summary

Katy Perry goes to which theme park in her latest video?

By Robert Niles: Part of the fun of graduating from fan to full-fledged theme park geek is being able to identify even the most fleeting glimpses of theme parks and their attractions in movies, TV shows, and music videos. Well, Katy Perry's latest video should give theme park geeks plenty to gawk over. Show More Summary

Universal steps up promotion of a unifying brand for its theme parks

By Robert Niles: Universal's theme parks dropped a new ad campaign today. Okay, that normally would not be terribly significant news, except that the new campaign brands "Universal Parks & Resorts" in Hollywood & Orlando, rather than...Show More Summary

Six Flags announces its second theme park in China

By Robert Niles: Six Flags today announced the location of its second planned theme park resort in China. The new resort will include a Six Flags-branded theme park and a water park, to open in 2020 in Bishan, just outside Chongqing in central China. Show More Summary

Disneyland's Beauty and the Beast-themed Red Rose Taverne opens Feb. 24

By Robert Niles: The Disneyland Resort announced today that its Beauty and the Beast pop-up restaurant will open this Friday, Feb. 24. Red Rose Taverne will take the place of the Village Haus Restaurant in Fantasyland "for a limited time," to promote the release of Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson. Show More Summary

What does Hong Kong Disneyland need to reverse its slide?

By Robert Niles: Disney's planned billion-dollar expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland can't come soon enough, given the park's recent financial performance. The park last year posted its eighth annual loss in its 11 years of existence, with attendance in 2016 dropping to 6.1 million visitors. Show More Summary

Are Shanghai Disneyland guests scalping Fastpasses?

By Robert Niles: Scalpers at Disneyland? Fans have grown accustomed to seeing people selling tickets outside pro sports games, concerts, and even some Broadways shows. But not at theme parks. Well, that might be changing, according to Theme Park Insider reader Adriel Tjokrosaputro. Show More Summary

An Insider's look at the creation of Motiongate and Bollywood Parks Dubai

By Robert Niles: How does a multi-gate theme park resort grow from someone's idea into reality? Who are the people who begin to translate concepts into designs that can be built into a world-class attraction? Before I flew to Dubai in...Show More Summary

Ticket prices are going up at Universal Orlando, too

By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando raised its ticket prices today, less than a week after the Walt Disney World Resort increased its ticket prices. One-day tickets have gone up $5-10, with one-park tickets starting at $110, instead of the previous $105. Show More Summary

Are Disney theme park tickets still a great entertainment value?

By Robert Niles: OK, it's been a nearly a week since Disney announced its latest theme park ticket price increase. How are you feeling about it? Angry at the latest increase? Relieved that it wasn't higher? Numb by all the price changes?...Show More Summary

Will Star Trek help launch Movie Park Germany to the next level?

By Robert Niles: We are getting our first look at the world's newest Star Trek-themed attraction, which debuts this spring at Movie Park Germany. Star Trek: Operation Enterprise is a Mack triple-launch coaster featuring a top speed of 56 mph and three inversions, including an Immelmann, a Heartline Roll, and a Zero-G Roll. Show More Summary

Disneyland announces May 27 opening for Guardians of the Galaxy ride

By Robert Niles: Disney's Marvel-themed makeover of the old Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will open officially on May 27, Disneyland announced today. Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! at Disney California Adventure recasts the...Show More Summary

Spring Break Deals to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens

Here's the latest article by Paige Conner Totaro from All Over the Map This Spring, get a great spring break deal for travel to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens for the family. Travel through time to the 18th-century city of Colonial Williamsburg, then “bounce” into modern thrills at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Show More Summary

Disneyland to get its own (sorta, kinda, temporary) Be Our Guest

By Robert Niles: Ever since it opened a few years back, Be Our Guest has been one of the more popular restaurants ? and one of the toughest reservation "gets" & #8212; at the Walt Disney World Resort. So you'll forgive Disneyland fans...Show More Summary

A brief history of Disney's and Universal's theme park design divisions

By Robert Niles: Universal last week promoted Universal Creative President Mark Woodbury to the newly created post of Vice Chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts. Woodbury will continue to head Universal Creative and continue to report...Show More Summary

A Valentine's Day tribute to 10 things I love most in theme parks

By Robert Niles: Happy Valentine's Day to theme park lovers all over the world. No matter to whom you might be sending flowers, candy, or cards today, if you're reading this website, you probably hold a special affection for theme parks, too. Show More Summary

How to enjoy Disneyland as a 'Single Rider'

By Robert Niles: Is it okay to visit a theme park alone? Is flying solo at a place like Disneyland as much fun when you are not sharing those moments with a friend of loved one? That's one of the classic debates among theme park fans. Show More Summary

Ticket prices are going up at Disneyland, Walt Disney World

By Robert Niles: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts tomorrow will raise ticket and some annual pass prices at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Breaking news: tixs & APs go up @Disneyland & @WaltDisneyWorld Sunday. Tixs $97, $110, $124, kids $94, $104, $118. Show More Summary

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