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Florida Theme Park News

Our Florida theme park news is updated daily and covers all of the major theme parks and attractions.

Our weekly Florida theme park news videos provide a summary of the latest news and updates from Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and the other central Florida theme parks and attractions.

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Watch a Disney Live Stream of ‘Rivers Of Light’ from Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney has announced there will be a special #DisneyParksLIVE stream of “Rivers of Light” on Tuesday, August 22nd. This nighttime show takes place every evening...

New sweet treats coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

Halloween kicks off early this year in Magic Kingdom Park, with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select evenings beginning Aug. 25th, fun-filled evening with...

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: New Grand Avenue area & Muppet Vision update

Muppets Courtyard, along with a portion of the former Streets of America, is currently being re-imagined by Walt Disney Imagineering to become a new...

Fancy making a visit to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights even more scary!

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will this year feature nine haunted houses, five scarezones and two live shows. For visitors who are always searching...

More theme park attraction closures: Universal’s Dragon Challenge closing in a few weeks

Last weekend two Walt Disney World attractions closed for good, Ellen’s Universe of Energy in Epcot and The Great Movie Ride in Disney’s Hollywood...

Bill & Ted bid farewell at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2017

After 26 years of Excellent Halloween Adventures, pop-culture icons Bill and Ted will be part of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights for the final...

Fancy making a visit to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights even more scary!

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will this year feature nine haunted houses, five scarezones and two live shows. For visitors who are always searching...

Watch a Disney Live Stream of ‘Rivers Of Light’ from Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney has announced there will be a special #DisneyParksLIVE stream of “Rivers of Light” on Tuesday, August 22nd. This nighttime show takes place every evening...

Tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse affecting Orlando theme parks & attractions

Tomorrow, August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States and will be celebrated around Orlando with some attractions/theme parks...

New sweet treats coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

Halloween kicks off early this year in Magic Kingdom Park, with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select evenings beginning Aug. 25th, fun-filled evening with...

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: New Grand Avenue area & Muppet Vision update

Muppets Courtyard, along with a portion of the former Streets of America, is currently being re-imagined by Walt Disney Imagineering to become a new...

Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience now available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Reservations can now be made for the new Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests purchasing the new Experience will...

More theme park attraction closures: Universal’s Dragon Challenge closing in a few weeks

Last weekend two Walt Disney World attractions closed for good, Ellen’s Universe of Energy in Epcot and The Great Movie Ride in Disney’s Hollywood...

Bill & Ted bid farewell at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2017

After 26 years of Excellent Halloween Adventures, pop-culture icons Bill and Ted will be part of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights for the final...

Express Transportation Service ending soon at Walt Disney World

Disney has announced their Express Transportation Service will be no longer operating from August 24th at Walt Disney World. As one of the ticket options...

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando: New Haunted House revealed

Universal Orlando has revealed one of their brand new haunted houses coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2017. SAW: The Games of Jigsaw will take guests...

Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience now available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Reservations can now be made for the new Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests purchasing the new Experience will...

Express Transportation Service ending soon at Walt Disney World

Disney has announced their Express Transportation Service will be no longer operating from August 24th at Walt Disney World. As one of the ticket options...

First look at merchandise coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom for select nights from August 25th to November 1st. Guests attending this after-hours event can collect frightfully...

Two of Walt Disney World’s rides now closed to make way for brand new...

Yesterday was the final day of operation for two of Walt Disney World’s attractions. Over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios The Great Movie Ride had...

Magic Kingdom’s ‘Stitch’s Great Escape’ attraction closing soon

The ‘Stitch’s Great Escape’ attraction in Tommorowland, Magic Kingdom, now only operates seasonally when the park is at its busiest. The attraction has been open...

United States Army Veterans honoured in special ceremony at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom Park guests stood proudly alongside more than 130 veterans and soldiers this evening during a special flag retreat ceremony, honoring the 82nd...

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge & Toy Story Land Models on display soon at Disney’s...

There are a lot of changes underway right now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land currently under...

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando: New Haunted House revealed

Universal Orlando has revealed one of their brand new haunted houses coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2017. SAW: The Games of Jigsaw will take guests...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides now available on Universal Orlando’s Express Pass

Until now visitors to Universal Orlando who purchased the Universal Express Pass were unable to use it on the most popular attractions at The...

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2018 dates announced

Universal Orlando has revealed the dates for the Mardi Gras celebration for next year. Mardi Gras at Universal Studios will take place every night...

Halloween Horror Nights: new Ash vs Evil Dead House coming for HHN 27

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is partnering with the STARZ original series Ash vs Evil Dead this haunt season. Guests will be taken into the...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Dragon Challenge closing to make way for new thrill...

Universal Orlando has announced a new thrill ride is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure...

Insider tips to know before visiting Universal’s Volcano Bay

Universal’s Volcano Bay the perfect way to cool off with over 30 experiences including 18 water attractions such as winding and action rivers, two...

All ticket & vacation packages on sale for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2017 will be begin in September and will feature this year nine haunted houses, five scarezones and two live...

First look at merchandise coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom for select nights from August 25th to November 1st. Guests attending this after-hours event can collect frightfully...

Two of Walt Disney World’s rides now closed to make way for brand new...

Yesterday was the final day of operation for two of Walt Disney World’s attractions. Over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios The Great Movie Ride had...

Magic Kingdom’s ‘Stitch’s Great Escape’ attraction closing soon

The ‘Stitch’s Great Escape’ attraction in Tommorowland, Magic Kingdom, now only operates seasonally when the park is at its busiest. The attraction has been open...

United States Army Veterans honoured in special ceremony at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom Park guests stood proudly alongside more than 130 veterans and soldiers this evening during a special flag retreat ceremony, honoring the 82nd...

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge & Toy Story Land Models on display soon at Disney’s...

There are a lot of changes underway right now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land currently under...

Epcot’s Mission: Space to reopen with a new face greeting Guests

Mission: SPACE will reopen on August 13th after being closed for refurbishment. Changes recently announced include: An enhanced version of the “classic” Mission: SPACE. Take...

‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ Holiday Dessert Party returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Holiday Dessert Party is returning this year to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. In the courtyard of...

Memorial statue unveiled at Disney World in honour of toddler killed by alligator

A few months ago it was announced a memorial statue would be erected at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in memory of Lane Thomas Graves. It...

Details for exclusive photo opportunity on PhotoPass Day at Walt Disney World

Disney PhotoPass Day returns to Walt Disney World Resort on August 19th. During this event, Disney PhotoPass Service will offer a number of exclusive...

SeaWorld Orlando’s baby Walrus takes her first swimming lesson!

A whiskered walrus baby was welcomed to SeaWorld Orlando on June 3rd, she was an extra special arrival as she was the first baby...

More news from the Florida theme parks and attractions

Tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse affecting Orlando theme parks & attractions

Tomorrow, August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States and will be celebrated around Orlando with some attractions/theme parks...

SeaWorld Orlando’s baby Walrus takes her first swimming lesson!

A whiskered walrus baby was welcomed to SeaWorld Orlando on June 3rd, she was an extra special arrival as she was the first baby...

SeaWorld Orlando extends run of the popular Electric Ocean show

SeaWorld has extended the dates for their nighttime laser and fireworks show Electric Ocean. It is now scheduled to perform on Saturdays in August instead...

New Swim With Sharks experience now available at Discovery Cove

In celebration of Shark Awareness Day on July 14, guests at Discovery Cove can now take part in exclusive new animal experiences at the...

U.S. Army Sergeant Surprises Family with Emotional Reunion at LEGOLAND Florida

U.S. Army Sgt. Tom Cruz secretly worked with LEGOLAND Florida Resort to surprise his family by returning a few days early from a six-month...

SeaWorld Orlando adds new Killer Whale Up-close Tour experience

Visitors to SeaWorld Orlando now have the opportunity to experience the park’s majestic killer whales in a brand-new way. The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour gives...

Two new hotels opening this summer on Orlando’s International Drive

Two new hotels will be opening close to SeaWorld Orlando this summer. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld and Holiday Inn Express and...

New Justin Bieber figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds Orlando

The new Justin Bieber wax figure was officially unveiled at Madame Tussauds Orlando this week. The award-winning singer-songwriter’s figure can be found in the attraction’s...

New wooden roller coaster opens this week at Fun Spot America Kissimmee

A new roller coaster opens at Fun Spot America Kissimmee this Friday. The grand opening of Mine Blower will be on Friday, June 23rd. The...

New Kraken Unleashed roller coaster now open at SeaWorld Orlando

Just in time for summer vacation, one of the fiercest underwater legends has come to life in an entirely new way. SeaWorld Orlando’s original...