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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Pistachio Prizes at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is knee deep in pistachios, new advertisers, mystery parts and delayed openings.  That's right, you could win some pretty interesting prizes in the "Get Countin' and Win" contest they are...

Universal’s Islands of Adventure Then and Now Marvel Super Hero Island

Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened May 28, 1999. Werner Weiss took his first visit in early 2000. He snapped some photos with a disposable camera. Eleven years later, he took new photos of the same...

Universal Studios Orlando Goes Back To The Future

Universal Studios Orlando is a resort that continually surprises us with the increased amount of effort they are putting towards guest experience.  Not one's to sit on their laurels, they are continually adding to...

Universal Wraps Up Summer With More Monster Mania

Summer is wrapping up early this year as most Los Angeles schools were back in session on August 14th. That means that Universal can shift gears and begin working in earnest on the next...

Hogwarts Express is Arriving at Universal Orlando

Robots and trains and wizards, OH MY!  In any other place this would seem outlandish.  But, for the folks at Universal Studios Orlando, it's all in a days work. This week, we track the...

SeaWorld San Diego Swelters

The August heat has caught up with SeaWorld San Diego. But we've found a few ways to beat the heat. And while we're at it, we'll show you a few little bits of news...

SeaWorld Empire of the Penguins

We have two bits of fun news for you today from SeaWorld Orlando.  Actually, we have one tiny (but very cute) game the trainers are playing with the Dolphin and a very exciting look...

Knott’s Hires Monsters and Preserves More of Ghost Town

Every year, Knott's Berry farm puts on the biggest, longest running special ticketed Halloween party ever. Knott's Scary farm will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Fall and they are preparing to knock it out...

Universal Orlando In The Middle Of Massive Expansion

Universal Orlando Resort is hopping with activity in preparation for things to come both soon and further into the future. Of course, the big news that everyone is talking about at the moment is...

Squeezing Fun Out Of The Orange County Fair

There are just two weekends of fun left at the Orange County Fair, so we thought we'd drop by and show you around a bit. The security tents General admission is a bargain at just $11 The...

Universal Studios Orlando Begins Construction on Hogwarts Express Between Parks

All aboard for the Orlando Parkhopper's Universal Studios Orlando Update.  Today, we have the first pictures of what appears to be initial work on the Hogwart's Express Train.  The long rumored attraction will connect...

Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update

Universal Studios Hollywood continues to handle record crowds with clever crowd control and creative hours. Today, we stroll through the studios and observe some of the preparations already happening to get ready for the...
Despicable Me's marquee

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Review

Last month Universal Studios Florida unveiled a new attraction called Despicable Me. It wasn't a brand new building; this was the former home of the simulator movie Jimmy Neutron, so it's no surprise that...

Universal Orlando Prepares For Transformers

We return to the Universal Orlando Resort to check on the progress of what we have identified as a new Transformers ride. Since last week, The CBS affiliate in Orlando ran the Transformers story and...

SeaWorld Orlando Thaws Some Information On Upcoming Antarctica Expansion

This Week, SeaWorld Orlando released a new promotional teaser video advertising Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.  This new mega attraction and land will transport visitor to the frosty southern reaches of Earth for an...

Knott’s Berry Farm Puts A New Focus On Food

As summer presses on, Knott's Berry Farm continues to make improvements which add value and substance to the park. Management has been investing in infrastructure, landscaping and set decoration which has truly improved the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Details – Photos In Wonderland

This week, Photos in Wonderland is zipping down to Studio City, CA, for a look around Universal Studios Hollywood. I personally love this park (oddly laid out though it may be) and can find...

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor A Splashing Option In Los Angeles

We've been taking a look at Southern California water parks this summer. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, located next to Magic Mountain offers a great way to cool off in the heat of summer. Whether...

Transformers Ride Possibly Coming to Universal Studios Orlando

Orlando Parkhopper just acquired a bit of poster art that indicates what Universal Orlando's next big attraction might be and when it may arrive.  Transformers: The Ride 3D has posibly been fast-tracked and  may...

Anna Maria Island a Delightful Diversion from Orlando Theme Parks

About a two hour drive from Orlando and away from the constant hum of the theme parks is Anna Maria Island, FL. Catering to those that want to experience the casual beach bum vibe,...