No more virtual queues for Disney’s Rise of the Resistance attraction — Disney World takes a step into its new normal

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Disney World Hollywood Studios – Courtesy: Unsplash – Image by Brian McGowan Today isn’t just any other day at Walt Disney World’s theme park resort in Orlando, Florida. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the combined trackless dark ride, has been giving thrill-seekers an experience like no other since

Walt Disney World resumes selling annual passes with new options

Cinderella’s Castle Magic Kingdom – Courtesy: clickorlando.com – Image by Matt Bagsic During the COVID-19 pandemic, Walt Disney World stopped selling new annual passes to limit the number of guests at the parks. In early August, Disney officials announced that passes would resume but did not give a specific date.  The good news is that

Boo! These are Florida’s spookiest theme park events for 2021

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Amonarch ORLANDO, Fla. — As leaves fall, temperatures cool down, and pumpkin spice lattes go on sale, several Florida theme parks prepare for the arrival of the spookiest Halloween-themed events.  All three major theme parks in Central Florida — Walt Disney World, SeaWorld

Peppa Pig theme park opening in Florida

Peppa Pig World – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by alice-photo Everyone’s beloved British piglet is getting her own whole theme park! Hasbro announced that it has partnered with Merlin Entertainments to create a Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort. The park will open in 2022.  According to the company, the stand-alone theme

Two Florida cities earn a spot on Time magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Places’ list

St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL Lido Key Aerial Drone – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Suncoast Aerials Two Florida cities snagged a spot on a globe-spanning list of top destinations by one of the world’s most famous magazines.  Time magazine debuted its ‘The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021’ list, and Orlando and Sarasota both

SeaWorld Orlando voted #1 U.S. amusement park for 2021

Orlando, Florida – June 23, 2019: Manta-Ray rollercoaster at Seaworld – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Move aside, Disney! A different Florida theme park was voted #1 in the U.S. North America has over 400 amusement parks and attractions. According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), these theme parks

Florida’s Disney Parks are projecting to resume at 100% capacity by end of 2021

ORLANDO – DECEMBER 22: A sign in Orlando, FL points to the Walt Disney World Resort – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Katherine Welles After more than a year of struggling to pack the parks in Florida due to the pandemic, a promising sign of declining cases in the state point to Disney’s long-awaited full

Florida Theme Parks slowly returning to normalcy with loosened mask requirements

Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls ride at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kamira Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their mask mandate for fully vaccinated persons in a surprise move that will bring Americans one step closer to pre-pandemic “normalcy.” One day after

Universal Orlando unveils prehistoric Jurassic World ‘VelociCoaster’ opening date

Courtesy: Universal Orlando Resort The time has finally come for eager Jurassic World fans at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park with the opening date reveal of the all-new, high thrills VelociCoaster. A projected opening date for the long-awaited apex predator rollercoaster addition to the theme park’s Jurassic World extension has been set for

As Spring Breakers hit Florida for warm escape, Walt Disney World reservations are sold out

Cinderella’s Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Photo: aliwigle/Pixabay.com Florida has always been a popular destination for spring breakers across the country.  This year more than ever, will test Florida’s ability to handle a likely surplus of visitors from all states because of COVID-19 restrictions everywhere but in the Sunshine State.  As travelers look