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Universal Orlando opens previews for its new park, Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando opens previews for its new park, Volcano Bay

May 24, 2017, 1:46 PM · ORLANDO — What is Volcano Bay? Is the third gate at the Universal Orlando Resort a theme park, or a water park? Or, as Universal's taken to calling it recently, is it a hybrid — a water theme park?

Who cares? All I know is that it's a lot of fun. And that's coming from someone who's never really enjoyed water parks before. Keep reading...

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Walt Disney World dedicates its new Avatar land

May 24, 2017, 5:58 AM · LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joined by the stars of Avatar and filmmaker James Cameron, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger officially dedicated the Walt Disney World Resort's new Pandora - The World of Avatar land in a media ceremony this morning.

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Disney World provides another reason to stay all day, with Happily Ever After

May 23, 2017, 8:34 PM · LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Before we get to the debuts of Pandora and Volcano Bay tomorrow, let's take a moment to enjoy one of the other big attractions that debuted this month. Happily Ever After has succeeded the Wishes fireworks show at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, creating a must-see attraction at end of the day for visitors of the world's most popular theme park.

Now, depending upon your point of view, that's either a wonderful addition to the end of the day in the Magic Kingdom... or the worst idea in the history of theme park logistics. Forget the old conventional wisdom that parks cleared late in the day as children tired and parents worse. With Happily Ever After awaiting, families now have even more incentive to power through and stay in the park past sundown. So plan to arrive early and stake out a place on the far half of the hub, wherever you think you'll have a relatively clear view. Then wait your time and enjoy the show.

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