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Wet 'n' Wild piles on the slides with its new Blastaway Beach waterpark playground
Just in time for the beginning of 2012 summer break, Orlando's Wet 'n' Wild water park has replaced its former kids area with Blastaway Beach , a sandcastle-themed family water play area. Blastaway Beach opened on Saturday June 2, with a stampede of excited children trying out the new slides...
3 Jun 2012
The Folks Who do it Right: The Tokyo Disney Resort at Halloween
At heart I'm just a kid, and one of the things I most look forward to every year is trick or treating with my young daughter. The first year we took her out, age 2, I realized how much I had missed it. Seems silly, doesn't it? One of the nice things about having a child is that you get to reclaim...
29 Oct 2010
Mything in Action: How to Explain Your Dragon
As Halloween 2010 draws near, it's normal to expect to hear the sound of leathery wings flapping ominously in the night. But this year, those wings might belong to a dragon rather than a bat. Perhaps a Monstrous Nightmare...or maybe a Hideous Zippleback...or possibly the intelligent and incredibly...
21 Oct 2010
Zombie 101 or What I learned from covering Universal Studios Florida's Media "Boo" Camp
Earlier this month, the Universal Orlando Resort invited JHM to take part in their Media "Boo" Camp. Meaning that one lucky representative from this website got to be a Universal scare-actor at this year's Halloween Horror Nights for one evening. The last time I went to HHN for JHM, things...
20 Oct 2010
Mything in Action: Harry Potter Must Die!
I realize it’s only summer, but excitement is already building toward the November 19th theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 . And starting today (Thursday, July 8), ABC Family is giving you a chance to prepare for the newest installment by reacquainting you...
8 Jul 2010
Mything in Action: Mania Happy Returns
Have you seen Toy Story 3 yet? I confess I haven’t. But as I write this article, the movie’s opening date is still nearly a week away, so I’ve got a good excuse. Yet with all the excitement surrounding the movie’s debut, it felt like an appropriate time to take a spin aboard Toy...
15 Jun 2010
Enjoy the return of Warm Weather with a 4-Day Dream Pass
First, let’s start with the news that everyone has been waiting to hear: Florida’s freak cold snap appears to be over. After this past weekend, where the temperatures got so low that a few spots in Central Florida had scattered snow flurries, we’ll be back in the 60’s later today and the mid-to-high...
13 Jan 2010
A Time of Change for Orlando Theme Parks
With just hours to spare ‘til 2009 gives way to 2010, I thought that it might be interesting to review the year from the Orlando Fun Tickets point-of-view. 2009 got off to a pretty fast start with tens of thousands of runners pouring into the area January 8 – 11th to take part in the Walt Disney World...
31 Dec 2009
Going from “Boo!” to Blue at the Universal Orlando Resort
Still working your way through the last of the Halloween candy, eh? Well, before we all totally transition away from trick-or-treating to Turkey Time, I’ll share a Halloween Horror Night-related story that you may have missed. Copyright 2009 Universal Orlando. All Rights Reserved Do you recall the theme...
10 Nov 2009
Memories of Mouse Club conventions past
I didn't make to that convention that the National Fantasy Fan Club held at Walt Disney World back in October. I Gary Sohmers (far right) leads a panel discussion that looks back on the life & career of the late great Disney artist, Ralph Kent . Photo by Max Schilling I know. I should have made the...
4 Dec 2008
Will Orlando soon follow Las Vegas' lead and begin offering deep discounts on vacation packages ?
With all due respect to the Orlando / Kissimmee / St. Cloud vacation area, the number one attraction for tourists, domestic and international, in the USA has been and probably always will be Las Vegas. Because of the need for workers to service that industry AND the no-income-tax status of the state...
7 Apr 2008
Get ready for Central Florida's coming coaster war
As you enter SeaWorld Orlando , it's really hard to miss the thing. Photo by Robert Bish That enormous construction wall that's been erected around the front of this theme park. Photo by Robert Bish Not to mention the rumble of heavy equipment, as that behind-the-scenes construction team clears brush...
5 Mar 2008
Aquatica really raises the bar for Orlando area waterparks
My wife, daughter and I arrived at Aquatica at 9 a.m. yesterday. Right at rope drop ... Photo by Robert Bish ... And almost immediately after we entered SeaWorld 's waterpark, we hit a bottleneck. As this huge crowd of people had stopped to stare down into the pool where Aquatica's star attractions,...
24 Feb 2008
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