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.
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.
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.
Infinity Falls, inspired by South America’s rainforests, will feature a 40-foot plunge, which SeaWorld says will be the world’s tallest river rapid drop. On the twisting, four-minute ride on the jungle river, guests will experience the feel of whitewater rapids.
The Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival runs from March 4 through April 30th on Saturdays and Sundays. Florida theme parks are reshaping how they feed the masses by incorporating year-round gourmet dishes and hosting food festivals.
Seven Seas Explorer is spaciously intimate, breathlessly elegant and perfectly staffed to offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ special brand of all-inclusive luxury. Take a virtual tour inside the world's most luxurious ship.
At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday, Doral-based Carnival Corp. unveiled new wearable location technology that collects information about guests and uses it to create highly personalized experiences on board its ships.
Inside Royal Caribbean International's 6,780-passenger Harmony of the Seas, which will sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale this month. The ship is that largest in the world, featuring robotic bartenders and a 10-story slide.