Theme Park

Sugarboo & Co. Deals In All Kinds of Whimsy

Rebecca Puig has loved to paint and create things since she was little. The University of Georgia alum used what she learned in attaining a Studio Art degree and her passion for the whimsical when she started Sugarboo Designs in 2005. Drawing on her...

SeaWorld Has a New Coaster

I had the opportunity to ride SeaWorld's new hypercoaster Mako several times during soft openings. Billed as the "tallest, longest and fastest" in Orlando, the shark-themed coaster lives up to the "hype" and, I believe, positions the embattled theme ...

Shed a Tear For Disney’s Streets of America

April 2, 2016 will go down as a major turning point for Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's the day when the Streets of America - a land that's been a part of the theme park since opening day in 1989 - will be shuttered forever. Also closing: the Lig...

8 Ways Disney Can Give the American Pavilion a Food Upgrade

The pavilion at Epcot that represents the United States has a bad rep. It has for years, probably since the park’s opening day in 1982. Many Americans have complained the pavilion’s only attraction, an Audio-Animatronic trip through the nation’s h...

Watching Tilikum

Seaworld Orlando released a statement Tuesday explaining its killer whale Tilikum is suffering from major health issues. You might remember the name Tilikum from a few years ago. The orca made international headlines in 2010 when he killed trainer Da...

Dole Whips: Not Just a Disney Treat

For many Walt Disney World die-hards, no trip to the happiest place on earth is complete without the coolest, most refreshing treat on property - the famous Dole Whip. Fans love to rave about this tropical moneymaker. And who wouldn't love it? You...

This Shop Connects Fans With Theme Park Relics

True Disneyphiles geek out the moment they set foot inside Theme Park Connection. This giant warehouse near Orlando's Florida Mall is a treasure trove of memorabilia and relics from Walt Disney World, Disneyland and other Disney properties around the...

Bongoland’s Forgotten Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs were once the centerpiece of a little-known tourist attraction in Port Orange, Florida called Bongoland. In 1948, Dr. Perry Sperber leased a plot of land covered in ancient oak trees that contained the ruins of an abandoned sugar mill. Tryi...

Things We Like About Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal Orlando's Cabana Bay Beach Resort welcomed its first guests in March 2014. With its sleek, curved lines and bold patterns and colors, the hotel harkens back to mid-20th century tourism when the roadside motor court was king. Throughout the ...