iOS app Android app

Theme Park

The 10 Very Best Small Amusement Parks In America

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Forget Six Flags, Universal, and, for the time being, any amusement park based on a cartoon mouse—because right now, we proudly...

This Is What The Abandoned Six Flags In New Orleans Looks Like Now

Lonnie Nadler | Posted 06.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Lonnie Nadler

Outspeak steps inside the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans to offer a harrowing reminder of Hurricane Katrina's devastating power.

"Let It Go" gets the LEGO treatment as a whole new Disney Frozen story unfolds across books, TV & digital with "Frozen Northern Lights"

Jim Hill | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

What with "Frozen - Live at the Hyperion" opening in late May at Disney California Adventure Park and Epcot's "Frozen Ever After" attraction opening i...

Compassionate Theme Park Workers Show Support For Orlando After Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.16.2016 | Good News

These theme park employees showed that they stand with those affected by Sunday's tragic shooting in Orlando. Workers from various parks, many based ...

Josh Gad Looks Back at Angry Birds, Ahead to Live-action Beauty and the Beast & Frozen 2

Jim Hill | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Never mistake an actor for a role that they've played and/or a character that they've voiced. That's an especially smart thing to remember when talking with Josh Gad.

Universal Orlando Has the Tech It Takes to Make "Skull Island: Reign of Kong" Trackless

Jim Hill | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Right from the beginning, that was Universal's goal with its Florida theme parks. Create ground-breaking attractions which really pushed the boundaries when it came to technology. Place their guests right in the middle of their favorite movies & stories and then give these folks a visceral yet intimate experience.

How the Grinch Gave Universal Studios Hollywood a Christmas to Call its Own

Jim Hill | Posted 01.02.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you're still not quite ready to say goodbye to the 2015 holiday season, why not consider swinging by Universal Studios Hollywood this weekend? Where -- thanks to Ron Howard's The Grinch -- this theme park finally has a Christmas to call its own.

Disneyland's Permanently Closing These 4 Attractions For Star Wars

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel

Nothing can stop the force... not even iconic Disneyland rides, apparently. Disneyland will permanently close a number of attractions next month to ma...

Universal Orlando Mixes Hi-Tech and Simple Tricks to Serve Up Scares at Halloween Horror Nights 25

Jim Hill | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

With October 31st just a few days away now, millions of people are in the process of putting the finishing touches on their home Halloween displays. A...

Jimmy Fallon's Getting A Top-Secret Universal Studios Ride

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy

Harry Potter is about to take on his strongest competition yet, and Jimmy Fallon is becoming a golden snitch about it. Fallon announced Tuesday that t...

FAIL: How To Sneak Into Disneyland And Other Mickey Mouse Hacks

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weird News

EmbedContent(56293181e4b0aac0b8fc2262,,Embed,video,Some({"url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99wZtCmW2AQ","type":"video","version":"1.0","title":"H...

Introducing Stalinworld-- Lithuania's Communist Theme Park

The Huffington Post | Riley Arthur | Posted 10.16.2015 | World

Known by its unofficial nicknames Stalinworld, Stalin’s World, and Stalinland, Grūtas Park in southern Lithuania has sometimes been compared to a ...

How Universal Orlando Sets the Stage for Halloween Horror Nights 25 in just 60 Minutes

Jim Hill | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It takes a lot of coordination between various departments across the theme park. Not to mention months and months of advance planning.

A Guide To Drinking Around The World at Disney's Epcot

Visit Florida | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Visit Florida

Think Walt Disney World is just kiddie rides and princesses? Think again. Epcot is home to the World Showcase, which consists of 11 pavilions representing countries from around the world, including Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Japan, the United States, Italy, Germany, China, Norway and Mexico.

How Universal Studios Hollywood Uses Krusty Burger to Keep Theme Park Guests from Peeking at Harry Potter

Jim Hill | Posted 09.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Fans of The Simpsons have been dreaming for decades now about getting the chance to visit Springfield. Well, that dream became a reality back on April 2nd of this year when Springfield officially opened at Universal Studios Hollywood.

What To Eat At Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Visit Florida | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Visit Florida

Walking around a theme park all day can work up a hunger. Thankfully, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has plenty of sweet and salty snacks to satisfy every taste bud when the need to feed strikes.

A Brief History Of That Time Disneyland Employed Live Mermaids

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment

After photos of Disneyland's performing mermaids surfaced on the Internet a few years ago, one former sea nymph recalled a peculiar question a park mo...

Fast Times in Southern Indiana

Kari Haugeto | Posted 07.03.2016 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

When you think of Southern Indiana, do images of sweeping plains, dotted with picturesque farms come to mind? Yeah, me too. The last thing I expected to find was an ornate, turn-of-the-century European-style resort, an over-the-top historic hotel or an adrenaline-laced adventure park.

Universal Orlando Resort Announces Volcano Bay, the World's First Water Theme Park

Jim Hill | Posted 05.29.2016 | Travel
Jim Hill

Today Universal Orlando officials changed their minds. They're finally revealed what they're building right next door to Universal's Cabana Bay Beach. Which will be the Resort's third park, Universal's Volcano Bay.

Experiencing Tomorrowland Today

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

When Disney rolled out a Tomorrowland movie (it opens Friday) we had to go back to Tomorrowland, for the sake of journalism.

Disneyland's New Magic Program Allows Some of Walt's Oldest Dreams for His theme park to finally come true

Jim Hill | Posted 05.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

This past weekend, theme park fans around the globe collectively lost their minds as images of the Hatbox Ghost began to pop up online.

Universal Orlando's Lora Wallace Is Always at Least One Holiday Ahead

Jim Hill | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You know the old saying -- "April showers bring May flowers" -- right? Well, that's not how Lora Wallace -- who works as a show director for Universal Orlando Resort -- looks at her calendar.

'Hunger Games' Theme Park Is Officially Happening

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel

Harry Potter has one, so why shouldn't Katniss Everdeen? At long last, rumors of "The Hunger Games" theme park were officially confirmed in a Marc...

Germany's Most Tricked-Out Theme Park Was Once A Nuclear Reactor

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.07.2015 | Travel

It doesn't get much more sci-fi than this. Germany's Wunderland Kalkar is far from your average family fun zone: the theme park is actually an aban...

Universal Orlando Went by the Book When Creating Live Shows for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley

Jim Hill | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As the Boy Who Lived is exploring the Burrow, he notices that "the old radio next to the sink had just announced that coming up was 'Witching Hour, with the popular singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck.'" And with that one line of text, Universal Entertainment finally found a solution for a challenge that had been plaguing the Diagon Alley project.