Posted on 12/01/2017, 12:00 PM
Instagram released its year in review this week, looking back at 2017's top trends on the popular photo-sharing social network. Among the not-so-surprising revelations that Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement in February got the most likes (11.1 million) and pop star Selena Gomez had the most followers (130 million and counting), there were several travel-related findings as well. In fact, #travel...
Posted on 11/22/2017, 5:45 PM
Harry Potter is getting into the holiday spirit at Universal theme parks in Orlando and Southern California for the first time this year. In Central Florida, seasonal features at Potter-related attractions were unveiled on November 18 at both of Universal's Florida parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. In the latter, a yuletide spell has been cast on Hogwarts Castle, where, after da...
Posted on 10/23/2017, 8:45 PM
We're guessing the world of The Hunger Games wasn't intended to be the sort of place people would like to visit. After all, Suzanne Collins's hugely popular young adult novels—and their film adaptations—take place in a dystopian future where teenagers are forced to battle to the death for the entertainment of rich jerks. Nevertheless, you can now (safely) immerse yourself in the land of Katniss E...
Posted on 10/18/2017, 11:30 PM
Pluto and Goofy are no longer the only dogs welcome at Walt Disney World (Goofy is supposed to be a dog, right?). The family entertainment mecca in Central Florida is now allowing pooches to stay with their human companions at four onsite hotels: Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney's Yacht Club Resort, and the cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort....
Posted on 09/20/2017, 11:00 PM
It's time for the Great Florida Drive-In. Each autumn, the major rental car brands need to shift inventory to their parking lots in Florida to meet winter tourist demand. Normally, it'll cost a hefty extra fee to drop off a rental car in a different location than where you picked it up. Not right now. For the next few weeks, renters in the northeastern United States will find deals that hover aro...
The days are long gone when you could just buy a ticket as you entered the front gate and expect the full Disney experience. If you're planning a Disney World vacation nowadays, you'll need to make these reservations ahead of time.
Posted on 08/04/2017, 12:00 AM
A new Wonder Woman-themed roller coaster will open next spring at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, the amusement park chain has announced. Dubbed Wonder Woman Golden Lasso after the comic book superheroine turned box office champ, the coaster is expected to offer an exceptionally smooth ride because cars will zip along a single rail instead of two, thus removing the chance of turbulence cau...
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