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Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Universal Studios Hollywood Goes To The Monsters

Monster crowds, monster Halloween maze construction, and a reboot of television's Munsters. With the juggernaut of Transformers driving visitors into the park, it is shaping up to be another record breaking year.  Today, we...

Knott’s Berry Farm is a Great Escape for the Family this Summer

As summer broils along, we'd like to introduce you to our insider tip for a delightful locals getaway. . .  Knotts Berry Farm.  With a Season pass to Knott's costing only $64.99 per person...

Universal Orlando Gets Ready For Harry Potter Expansion

There's a lot of construction going on in the Orlando theme parks these days and very little of it is at Disney. Harry Potter has been a huge hit at Universal's Islands of Adventure,...

Baby Dolphin Born at SeaWorld Orlando

All babies are beautiful, but certain animals have cuter babies than others. This week, Starkey the dolphin delivered a happy new little calf. For the park dedicated to sea life, this is big news...

SeaWorld San Diego Launches Summer Nights offerings

Ahoy there SeaWorld lovers!  As Summer crowds swell, the park by the bay expands its offerings to meet the demand. Let's take a look at what you can expect to find. CIRQUE DE LA MER This...

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Debuts in Orlando

It's always exciting when a new theme park attraction is unveiled, and there is no shortage of new attractions this summer. Denise Preskitt attended the opening of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios...

Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Opens at Magic Mountain

Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom has finally opened to the public at Six Flags magic Mountain in Valencia, Ca (just north of Los Angeles).  A ride that has been on the drawing board ever...

Dog Days of Summer and Wildlife Rescue at Discovery Science Center

This is the last weekend to see the special event, Dog Days of Summer at the Discovery Science Center. Guests will find special interactive learning stations and meet with pet rescue groups.  The topper...

SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes A Baby Bottlenose Dolphin

When you deal with live animals, there are always bound to be surprises. On June 30th, 2012, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed a brand new addition.  A baby Bottle Nose Dolphin was born at the park....

Universal Orlando Unleashes Minion Mayhem

DESPICABLE ME: MINION MAYHEM GRAND OPENING On July 2nd, 2012 Universal Orlando officially opened Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, bringing a great new family attraction to the Universal Orlando Resort! http://youtu.be/UShInCeeHQU CITYWALK PROMENADE NEARS COMPLETION The surprise project the...

4th of July Fun in Southern California

Happy Independence Day everyone! Looking for somewhere fun to spend the Fourth of July in Southern California?  We have a listing of what the major area theme parks are doing to commemorate the holiday,...

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Orlando Area

The 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, which makes breaking away with the family for an American adventure a bit more difficult than usual. Whether you are only able to break...

Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Delayed at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Today's update was supposed to be a full review of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom - including photo's, video's and interviews - but unfortunately, the ride's opening has been pushed back a week. That...

Photos In Wonderland: Timber Mountain Logging Co.

Today, we're venturing outside the realm of Disneyland. Everyone got your hand stamped and your return ticket? Good. Personally, I still place Knott's Berry Farm higher in worth visiting factor than Universal, in the broader...

What’s New at Universal Studios Hollywood

News is beginning to stream, once again, from Universal Studios. They are settling in to one of their most successful Summers ever with the opening of Transformers and are preparing to get spooky for...

Is A Visit to Knott’s Soak City a Good Deal?

With the Summer heating up, In the Parks will be cooling off at some of Southern California's top water parks. This week, we splash down at Knott’s Soak City in Buena Park. Soak City...

Universal Studios Orlando Sudden Demolition of Soundstage 44

Last week, the Orlando Parkhopper showed you the walls going up around Sound Stage 44.  Universal Orlando has wasted no time demolishing this building.  Earlier this year, building permits were issued for Sound Stage...

Kinetix returns to Busch Gardens Tampa

Kinetix is back for another summer at Busch Gardens Tampa! This amazing show is a mix of live musicians and singers, dancers and acrobatic acts of all kinds! This year’s show is brand new...

Universal Studios Hollywood Discounts And Munsters Filming

Looking for fun places to take the family this summer? Universal Studios Hollywood is near the top of our list this year, with their new Transformers attraction and reasonable prices. Let's take a look...

SeaWorld Shapes Up For Summer With New Landscaping And Cirque De La Mer

SeaWorld San Diego is ready for the summer crowds. We thought it would be a good time to update you on how Manta is settling in and changes to Cirque De La Mer. Welcome to...