Tourism & Cruises

Tourism & Cruises

Volcano Bay, Universals new water park

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.

Tourism & Cruises

Kraken unleashed at SeaWorld Orlando

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.

Tourism & Cruises

Pandora: The World of Avatar

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.

Tourism & Cruises

Legoland's Ninjago World and Ride

At Ninjago World, which opened in April, kids learn skills for young ninjas, like spinning and climbing. Then on the ride, they use hand moves to launch fireballs, lightning and ice at villains portrayed in 3-D. Hit a villain to score points.

Business

Hotel housekeepers commute for hours as high rents push them farther away

Every morning, thousands of hospitality workers commute for hours to get to South Florida’s tourism capital, Miami Beach, where a bitter cocktail of exorbitant rents and stagnant wages have pushed workers farther away from the workplace. If it continues, the issue could seriously impact the tourism industry, and the workers who rely on it to live.

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Volcano Bay, Universals new water park

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.
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Volcano Bay, Universals new water park 1:55

Volcano Bay, Universals new water park

Jimmy Fallon's New York at Universal Studios 1:44

Jimmy Fallon's New York at Universal Studios

Kraken unleashed at SeaWorld Orlando 2:34

Kraken unleashed at SeaWorld Orlando

Pandora: The World of Avatar 1:14

Pandora: The World of Avatar