Judy Garland. You can't say her name without conjuring up the iconic image of a gifted and uniquely talented teenager in MGM's classic The Wizard of Oz.
The last decade has been a veritable roller-coaster ride for the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, whose ever-popular name and work have landed him on countless oddball spin-off products and projects, from the ubiquitous Dan Brown novel to the new Starz action series "Da Vinci's Demons." Now, the latest Leonardo-branded whatsit is an actual roller coaster.
Still, we're drawn to Ferris wheels new and historic for much the same reason: the sheer pleasure of going along for the ride and gazing at spectacular views far below.
Despite the allure of Disney's iconic attractions, there are always new treasures to discover.
From theme parks where dreams come to life to amusement parks that take your breath away, spending quality family time together has the potential for being quite taxing. Here are some polite suggestions for making your vacation memorable... in a positive way.
A disorienting staircase with no railings winds up the castle's main tower before stopping abruptly at a wall near the top.
We realized that we really didn't want to spend the holiday in the kitchen. I get cranky when I cook. Just ask my family. I even get moody when my husband cooks; there is the anticipation of all that pot washing after the meal. So we decided to start our own family tradition, to have our own Thanksgiving story.
Whoever said Walt Disney World was just for kids clearly never visited during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
With the reinvented Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Resort guests finally have wait they've patiently waited for since 2001. The entire reinvented park looks great, with incredible ambiance and some amazing attractions, but it's the tent-pole Cars Land that is poised to become a household name.
Mickey Mouse has competition: The rising star of the theme-park industry is an English boy with round spectacles and a scar on his forehead.
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be a daunting task. To make things easy, here's a round up of a few of the Florida hotels, sorted by personality, to help you find the right fit.
New-this-summer amusement park rides around the world that we think will be worth the wait in those mind-numbing lines.
I've always had a thing for theme parks and their less-glorious cousins, amusement parks, the carnival midway, and others of such ilk. Partially, and perhaps simply, it's because they're fun places to be. There's a darker side, though, and I confess that's the real attraction for me.
I learned that going to Disney World as an adult is just as fun, if not more so, than going at age six.
OSHA's obligation is to protect all employees against any unnecessary risks. And if that means putting a physical barrier between human workers and potentially lethal animals, the Feds are saying so be it.
I have just returned from 3 days at DisneyWorld. I'm a tad sunburnt, a bit exhausted and have sore legs. But I'm also exhilarated.