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Howl-O-Scream Tampa's Absolute MUST-DOS

With no changing of leaves or dropping of temperatures, Floridians have to make do when it comes to getting their fall fix. We find fall in pumpkin iced coffees and cinnamon brooms and, perhaps most iconically and importantly, our brilliant—and growing—lineup of theme park Halloween events. Between

When Will Iron Gwazi Finally Open?

Now that the ride is complete, why is it in a state of standing but not operating?

The Highly-Anticipated 2020 Coasters That Became 2021 Coasters...

It would be an understatement to say that 2020 was an unexpected year for the theme park industry. With COVID-19 shutting down parks across the world, the majority of new-for-2020 coasters were pushed back due to constraints in funds, labor, and safety.

VelociCoaster is Going to Change EVERYTHING at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's Why:

After the closure of cult classic coaster Dragon Challenge in late 2017, Universal’s Islands of Adventure was hit with a major gap in their lineup. Now down two major, state of the art, thrilling coasters, Universal teased of better things to come. Less than two years later, Hagrid’s Magical

No Longer Second Best? The Case for Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Halloween event, though a premier event in its own right, has lived in the shadows of its competitor just down I-4 for 20 years.

How an Idea Becomes a Ride: Roller Coasters

In order to explore the work that happens between the thought of a new roller coaster and opening day, we’ll have to put on our Roller Coaster Tycoon hats, asking ourselves the big questions—and the equally important small ones—that go into park planning.

A Crash Course in Gwazi, Florida's Most Iconic Wooden Coaster

Something was roaring in Tampa in the summer of 1999. It was named after a mythical creature with the head of a tiger and the body of a lion. 7,000 feet of track peeked up from the skyline. It stood at 100 feet tall and hauled at speeds of over 50 miles per hour…and there were two of them.

If You Love Disney's World Showcase, You Have to Visit These Eight US Theme Park Restaurants

There’s no question that Disney is in something of a league of their own when it comes to theme park dining. The vast majority of theme park restaurants across the US fit a familiar mold offering safe classics likely to please families and picky eaters. Even at some of the top parks in the country

The 6 Best Movie Theaters in Orlando

A movie can be an awesome way to spend an arrival night, or a great spot to spend a few hours on a rainy day. And, Orlando has enough great movie theaters that it’s actually a pretty solid place, all things considered, to see that movie you’ve been waiting all year for. But, as you likely know from your home town, all movie theaters are not created equal.

The WORST Tourist Traps in Orlando You Should NEVER Visit

One day in Orlando is also enough to see that not all attractions are created equal. For every awesome themed land and museum, there’s also an awful, trashy tourist trap. For every genuine thrill, there’s also a slightly-too-real fright. For every exciting instagram opportunity, there’s also a tacky knock-off.

The 6 Best Mini Golf Courses in Orlando

There’s just something about mini golf that makes you feel like you’re on vacation, right? Perhaps it’s the themed courses or the whimsical holes, but there’s just something inherent to the activity that helps you forget all of your cares. Orlando, as a great tourist destination, has nearly as many mini golf locations as it does hotels — some of which even offer their own 9-hole course.

7 American Restaurant Chains in Orlando Worth Trying

It’s true that International Drive in Orlando is the fast food chain capital of the world, but so what?

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