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Universal Studios Hollywood Announces 'Grinchmas' Holiday Celebration Dates

Universal Studios Hollywood Announces 'Grinchmas' Holiday Celebration Dates

November 25, 2015, 2:14 PM · Universal Studios Hollywood has announced the dates for its annual "Grinchmas" holiday celebration. As in recent years, the festivities center on the park's Universal Plaza, as construction continues on the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter and other projects around the park. Keep reading...

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The New Theme Park Insider Guidebook and Shirts are Here!

November 24, 2015, 3:34 PM · Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the 2016 edition of our Orlando guidebook is now on sale! In addition, we have reopened our shirt shop, which now features our new Theme Park Insider logo design.

Our new guidebook, Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando - 2016, features updated listings for all the rides, shows, and restaurants at Central Florida's top six theme parks. In addition, this year we have reordered the listings to show you our "Must Do" and "Recommended" locations within each Disney and Universal first, followed by those we suggest you experience as time permits. Keep reading...

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Which Theme Park Serves the Best Chicken and Waffle Sandwich?

November 24, 2015, 10:42 AM · Once simply the King of All Hangover Remedies, chicken and waffles have made their way on to major theme park menus in the forms of sandwiches. But which park serves the best chicken-and-waffle sandwich? We tried three of the most popular options to find out.

Let's just go ahead and spoil the ending by telling you that there's no clear winner here. Each of the three chicken-and-waffle sandwiches we tried excelled in some areas... and fell short in others. Which 'which you prefer will come down to whether you prefer taste or convenience, and whether you prefer a sweet or spicy flavor to your sandwich. Keep reading...

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Five Disney Attractions that Never 'Worked' Quite Right

November 23, 2015, 10:13 AM · A lot can go wrong with the process of designing and implementing of a new Disney attraction — issues with tone or message, scare-factor, emerging (largely untested) technologies, learning curve and level of intensity. Regardless of the money spent to make them or fix them, some attractions just seem doomed from the get-go. Even though Disney will never admit that sometimes they just can’t get it right, you have to give it to them, they really do give it their all to fix a problem before throwing in the towel.

Here are five examples of Disney attractions that no doubt gave (or continue to give) Imagineers headaches. Keep reading...

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