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New hi-def graphics and 3D sound make IOA's Spider-Man ride even more amazing
There's an old saying that you don't fix what ain't broke. And in the case of "The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man," this Islands of Adventure attraction had received consistently high marks with Universal Orlando Guests since it first opened back in May of 1999. With some folks...
24 Mar 2012
Miss America pageant helps to make Las Vegas the special events capital of the world
Did you catch the Miss America Pageant on ABC this past Saturday night? 8 million viewers tuned in for this live telecast, which ended with 23 year-old Laura Kaeppeler of Wisconsin being awarded the tiara and that $50,000 scholarship. Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011, transfers her crown to Laura Kaeppler...
23 Jan 2012
Between that huge fireworks display and those exclusive nightclub parties, New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is sure to be a blast
So have you made any special plans for New Year's Eve yet? Oh, I suppose you could go the traditional route. Schlep on down to New York City and then crowd into Times Square. Be one of the half million people who go there every year, stand in the cold and watch the ball drop. Or - if you want to...
27 Dec 2011
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour & Fan Fest makes for one Thriller of a holiday season this year in Las Vegas
Here's a fun factoid for all of you Michael Jackson fans out there: Following the success of "Captain EO," Michael Jackson and the Imagineers actually spent about six months in the late 1980s developing a follow-up attraction. One that would have reimagined the King of Pop as a three-armed...
28 Nov 2011
How come Hong Kong Disneyland can have a frightening Halloween event but the Anaheim original can't?
So how did Disney diehards react to the recent news that Walt Disney World would soon be getting a brand-new interactive experience, " Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom " ... Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved ... and Disneyland Park would soon be bumping out the borders of...
11 Sep 2011
Want a sneak preview of Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 21? Today's your lucky day
Monday night, a mysterious message popped up in my in-box. It read: You are part of a select group of media invited to learn details about Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 21 BEFORE they are revealed to the rest of the world. You will hear the news from one of HHN 21's creators .....
31 Aug 2011
Disney stars, Celine Dion turn the Colosseum at Caesars Palace into Vegas' new hot ticket
There were plenty of stars to be found onstage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace earlier this week, as Walt Disney Studios took over this venerable Las Vegas venue on Tuesday night to talk up their 2011 & 2012 slates. What kind of stars are we talking about? Well, Amy Adams from Disney's "Enchanted"...
30 Mar 2011
Will the Virtual Porthole give Disney Cruise Line the inside track when it comes to booking inside staterooms?
In my last article for JHM , we talked about the origins of the cruise ship and all of the changes that the cruise industry underwent as sea travel moved from a mode of transportation to a vacation experience. One of the most significant changes the industry has experienced has been the explosion in...
29 Dec 2009
What sort of perks are in the works for the Disney Dream?
Anyone who’s a fan of the film " Titanic " or has any interest in sea travel at all will recall the romantic and heady days of the ocean liner. These immense ships, designed to swiftly sail primarily between Europe and the United States before the days of air travel, were often opulent...
29 Oct 2009
Travel Thursday: Disney Wonder wanders north to Alaska starting in 2011
Last month at the D23 EXPO , the Disney Cruise Line announced that they would begin offering cruises to Alaska & the Pacific Coast in the summer of 2011. Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz reveals the Line's new destination at a special presentation last month at the D23 EXPO Photo by Angela...
8 Oct 2009
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