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Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival 2017

Spring is here and so are the theme park food festivals. DCA’s Food and Wine, Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, and opening last weekend SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival. I had...

Knott’s Berry Farm: Ghost Town Alive and Circus of Wonders

Howdy Partner, welcome to Calico. Ghost Town has come alive again this summer, as cowboys and townsfolk add a rich tapestry of story development to the heart of Knott's Berry Farm. We also stop...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 24 Thrills

The dark veil of Halloween Horror Nights has descended yet again on Universal Studios in Orlando. For the past twenty-four years around Halloween time, Universal has turned their parks into nightmare fuel to scare,...

Superman Lands at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Look, up on the stage! It's a bird. No! It's a plane. No! It's...it's...Superman, the new face character at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles, California. On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, Six Flags...

Universal Orlando News and Photo Updates

Summer has only just begun at the Universal Orlando resort and already, we can spy the first signs of construction for Halloween Horror Nights this Fall. We've also spotted some changes to the Lagoon...

A Celebration of Harry Potter Casts its Magic on Universal Orlando

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we journey to Universal Orlando and enjoy the Celebration of Harry Potter festival that happened over the weekend.   // That wraps up this week's column. What...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #149 – News and Emails

On this show we discuss the latest news, which includes Freddy V's Jason coming to Halloween Horror Nights, Hello Kitty coming to Universal Studios Florida and Wet N Wild closing. We then dive in to...

Have a Berry Good Time at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott's Berry Farm has launched its popular Boysenberry Festival and it's berry good this year. The flowers are in bloom, the food is a dark purple color, and there's a renewed nostalgia down on...

Amazing Things at Universal Orlando for the Holiday Season

"What does Universal Orlando do for the holidays?" This was the question I asked myself as I realized that as a lifelong Floridian, I'd never been to Universal Orlando around Christmastime. I mean sure...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #111 – News, Rumors and Autism at the Parks

We begin this episode with a Listener Butterbeer preference. If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, all you have to do is record us a message letting us know who you are, where...

Yesterland: 1962 Seattle World’s Fair Alweg Monorail

The year is 1962. You’re in downtown Seattle. You want to visit the World’s Fair, a mile away. You could walk, but there’s a faster way. Hop on the futuristic Monorail, built by Alweg...

SeaWorld Orlando Construction Updates – Shamu and Antarctica

With summer crowds descending on Orlando, SeaWorld keeps moving right along with it's construction projects. Sea World Orlando recently opened the wonderful Turtle Trek 4D, but they are still very heavily involved in other major...

Dateline Universal Florida: Fallon, Furious, and Volcano Bay Rise at Universal

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Studios Florida! This week, we're taking a look at the updates around Studios park which include Race through New York with Jimmy Fallon and the Fast and Furious...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #140 – Entertainment Designers Forum

On this episode we take you to the recent Entertainment Designers Forum that is held every year in aid of the American Cancer Society Relay for life. The forum included a few people who...

Universal Studios Hollywood: Lunar New Year and Park Photos

Welcome to a Lunar New Year edition of Dateline Universal Studios Hollywood. Universal invited me out to cover their Lunar New Year festivities. I used my extra time to get reacquainted with the changes...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Universal Express Added to the Wizarding World

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! There's always so much to see and cover in these parks. Today we're headed to Universal Studios!     Even though it isn't new,...

Five Tips For Surviving a Theme Park Haunt for the Complete Chicken

Amy has updated her Haunt Tips for the 2016 season. Please be sure to share your tips for helping those who are afraid to enjoy their local haunt. I’m really an odd duck. I love...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Islands of Adventure Photo Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we're taking a look at Islands of Adventure. Harry Potter, Spiderman, Kong, Jurassic Park, the Hulk, the Toon Lagoon water rides and Seuss Landing make...

Efteling’s Symbolica – an Incredible, Immersive Dark Ride

On July 1 of this year, de Efteling—a world-class theme park south of Amsterdam, the Netherlands—opened Symbolica: the Palace of Fantasy right at the heart of the beautiful park. De Efteling’s core theme is...

I Put A Spell On You With Voodoo Doughnuts

It's National Doughnut Day!!! And that calls for something special. Let's cast a spell for some new pastry goodness . . . and presto . . . Voodoo Doughnuts officially opens at Universal CityWalk...