Hitting the Road for Spring Break
We've got new video and reviews from Walt Disney World's TRON Lightcycle Run, Universal Mardi Gras, and more.
It's Spring Break on Theme Park Insider and we are in Orlando this week, visiting Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World. Keep following the site all week for more!
Ride Review: Walt Disney World's TRON Lightcycle Run - For GenX fans who longed to escape into the grid and ride a lightcycle, Walt Disney World's new TRON Lightcycle Run is a dream come true. Here’s our review, with full on-ride video.
The Good Times Keep Rolling at Universal's Mardi Gras: We might be well into Lent at this point, but the theme park calendar says it's still Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida, where the park's annual festival continues through April 16. We’ve got video of the parade, too.
More Disney News
Remembering Disneyland's Rolly Crump: The Disney Legend and long-time Imagineer has passed away at age 93.
Watch Disney's New Robot Go for a Flip: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro showed off a couple new innovations from Walt Disney Imagineering during a presentation at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
Disney's New Private Port Aims for Summer 2024 Debut: The Disney Cruise Line has announced a target date for the opening of Lighthouse Point, Disney's second private port of call in the Bahamas.
And From Universal
New Universal Theme Park Gets Approval for Construction: The city council in Frisco, Texas approved a conditional use permit for a new Universal Studios development, which will include a 30-acre theme park and 300-room hotel on a 97-acre site. The council also approved $12.7 million in financial incentives for the project, with the stipulation that the park be open by June 2026.
Universal Rebrands Its Theme Park Division: Say goodbye to Universal Parks & Resorts. And hello to Universal Destinations & Experiences.
Universal Orlando Wraps Its Cinematic Celebration: Universal Studios Florida has closed its nighttime spectacular, Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration.
Six Flags Opens New Water Coaster Ride - Aquaman: Power Wave has opened officially at Six Flags Over Texas. The MackRides PowerSplash water coaster shuttles riders back and forth along 2,000 feet of track, up and down two 150-foot towers, before the finale of a face-down splashdown at 63 mph.
Knott's Boysenberry Festival Returns: The annual Knott's Boysenberry Festival is back, offering dozens of food and drink selections featuring the iconic berry made famous by Walter Knott's berry farm.
Big Bear Mountain Set for May Debut at Dollywood: At $25 million, the 3,990-foot, multi-launch Vekoma family coaster in Wildwood Grove will be the largest single attraction investment in Dollywood's history. It also will be the first coaster at Dollywood with on-board audio.
Warner Bros. to Celebrate 100 Years of Movie Music: Warner Bros. will continue its 100th anniversary celebration with a special chamber music concert of the studio's greatest hits - on its historic studio lot.
Efteling Breaks All-Time Attendance Record in 2022: A record number of guests visited Efteling in 2022, the Dutch theme park announced today, the latest milestone in the travel industry's ongoing recovery from the pandemic.
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