Transportation Security Administration officials at Miami International Airport gave a behind-the-scenes look at some of the technology deployed to screen passengers for harmful items not allowed on airplanes.
A model of Star Wars land being built at Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland Resort in Southern California was unveiled at the D23 Expo, the annual convention of Disney fans, by Bob Chapek, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The two lands, scheduled to open in 2019, are set at a remote trading port on a planet not seen before and is one of the last stops on the edge of Wild Space.
Jungle Island, an 81-year-old attraction, is in the process of gaining a new identity: as an action-adventure destination. The renovation, owners hope, will save the cash-strapped park and raise attendance.
Some shoppers at the Coral Gables Whole Foods reacted with surprise to hear the news that Amazon had acquired the popular grocery chain Friday, June 16, 2017. Shoppers all said how much they loved the shopping experience of Whole Foods, but some liked the idea of using Amazon online as a possible alternative to shopping and traffic.
Krakatau, a 200-foot volcano, is the centerpiece of Universal Orlando's new water park. Volcano Bay has 18 attractions, including a variety of water slides, a roller coaster through the heart of the volcano, two rivers, two childrens' play areas, a beach and a wave pool.
SeaWorld has added a virtual reality adventure to its 17-year-old roller coaster, Kraken. Riders can opt to wear the virtual headset and experience the new underwater adventure -- shown here -- or go without and experience the old-fashioned thrills of a roller coaster that turns them upside down seven times.
The World of Avatar opened in May at Disney's Animal Kingdom with two rides -- one a thrill ride on the back of a banshee, the other a placid boat ride through a bioluminescent forest. The 12-acre land is the setting for Pandora's Mo'ara Valley, a world of floating mountains, waterfalls, unearthly plants that glow in the dark, and blue-skinned Na'vi people who ride banshees.