Category Archives: Attractions

Sea Life Aquarium In Orlando Fills Tank To Prepare For May 4th Opening

Tuesday, February 24 marked a milestone for Sea Life Aquarium in Orlando, as they held a ceremony marking the filling of their Atlantic Ocean tank. A unique feature to this version of Sea Life is there will be three distinct aquariums representing the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. A unique feature to this version of

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Madame Tussauds Orlando Opening May 2015

Recently I got to preview the new offerings coming to International Drive in Orlando at I-Drive 360.   Media got to tour around the complex, still under construction, including the queue and turnstile area for the new Orlando Eye observation wheel. Before guests are loaded onto their gondola, they are held in a waiting area

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Liberace To Be Reborn In Las Vegas As A Hologram

Liberace, the bedazzled piano superstar, will once again become a Las Vegas headliner 25 years after his death. Thanks to a company known as Hologram USA, the performer will be brought to life via a new twist on a very old magic trick known as Pepper’s Ghost. Dating back to 1600’s, the effect was made

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Should Guns And Family Attractions Mix?

Remember that Ebola scare we had recently? You know, the one where you couldn’t turn on the news for weeks on end without hearing about how we should all be scared to interact with any other human being for fear of contracting it? In case you missed it, the total number of deaths from Ebola

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Crayola Experience Opening in Orlando Summer 2015

In summer 2015, Orlando will be home to a new attraction called the Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall. Even though it will be a first-of-its-kind attraction for Central Florida, the Crayola Experience has been in operation in Easton, Pennsylvania since 1996. However, it wasn’t until several years ago when the interactive attraction became a

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Disney’s MagicBands Inspires Hollywood Magic Castle To Spring Into The 21st Century

In April 2014, Josh Stern visited Walt Disney World on vacation and became enamored with their new RFID technology which had just debuted. His MagicBand not only allowed him to open his room, enter the park and redeem FastPasses, but also allowed him to use the band on interactive games like A Pirates Adventure –

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Magic Mansion Brings Even More Close-Up Magic In 2014

If you find yourself in Orlando during the fall, you’ll find that there is a smattering of offerings from Halloween events at the theme parks to food truck rallies to independent haunted houses.  Personally, the one I look forward to the most is the Magic Mansion, back for its second year in downtown Orlando. I

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The Magic Castle Hides A Piece of Disney Haunted Mansion History Most Have Never Heard Of

Being a theme park fan, in my humble opinion, Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is the gold standard in dark rides found anywhere in the world. Sure, there are more high tech rides that can do some incredible things, but the Haunted Mansion raised the bar in what an attraction could be and still holds up over

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Hornblower Tours In Niagara Brings Masses To The Falls

In the summer of 2014, Hornblower Tours began daily operation in Niagara Falls to become the exclusive boats to traverse the waters of the Niagara River on the Canadian side. Over $25 million was invested to build two new 700-passenger state-of-the-art boats that began daily operation in May. Hornblower, which has been in business since 1980,

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Behind The Scenes At Niagara’s Fury In Niagara Falls Canada

A few weeks ago, while planning my trip to Niagara Falls, I decided to reach out and see if I could get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Aero Car and Niagara’s Fury. The Niagara Parks Commission loved the idea and immediately started setting up tours for me. I had heard about Niagara’s Fury, the 360-degree

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