Theme Parks

What Is the Difference Between a Theme Park and an Amusement Park

Is Disney World a theme park or an amusement park? What about Cedar Point? Is there really a difference or are these two terms for the same thing? Does it even matter? Well, it may not be as important as some things out there, but park and amusement park enthusiasts will find it interesting, if not important. There's a lot of confusion and...
Jan 14, 2015 |

Is Reservation the Answer to Theme Parks' Fight Against Long Wait Lines?

Orlando's theme parks are the world's most celebrated destinations of fun and fascinations that exceed all imaginations.. But the long and unexpected queues or wait lines often found in front of the favorite rides and attractions here invariably act as a barrier to the unique experience that every family or a vacationer dreams of. The unavoidable...
Dec 17, 2014 |

How Safe Are Tourists From Crime in Florida Theme Parks

When we plan to take our family anywhere one of the major considerations is always going to be how safe that place is from crime. Over the last few years we've heard several stories of high-profile violent crimes, and it might be logical to wonder if that crime would spill over into places we would take our families, such as the theme parks and...
Dec 17, 2014 |

The Improbable Origins of Walt Disney's Epcot Theme Park

One of my favorite theme parks is Walt Disney World's Epcot in Orlando Florida. Being able to experience the cultures of different countries in just such a short walk is what makes this park so great. But just how Epcot got started in 1982 is quite a remarkable story, and it probably epitomizes the forward thinking that goes on with the Disney...
Dec 17, 2014 |

Orlando Theme Parks Are At Their Festive Best During Halloween

Every year Halloween brings ample opportunities to celebrate the favorite occasion all across the globe, but the fun and thrills as offered by the world famous Orlando theme parks in this regard is more than just impressive. Nowhere in the world Halloween is celebrated in such innovative and incredibly intensive way. During the special occasion,...
Dec 17, 2014 |

What to Do During a Day Off From the Theme Parks in Orlando

Orlando is renowned for its incredible theme parks, such as Universal Orlando, Disney's Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld Orlando and Epcot, but if you are having a day off from the theme parks then there are plenty of other activities that you can do instead.
Dec 17, 2014 |

Defiant, Kurds vote in northern Iraq, seeking path to independence

In Erbil, capital of northern Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, the longstanding dream of statehood has been sold as a done deal. Streets have been lined with billboards in favor of Kurdish... Read More

In Alabama, an early test of anti-establishment mood

“We cannot be bought,” declares B.B. Sellers, as he and his wife leave a sweltering outdoor rally for Roy Moore, the firebrand former judge who has been leading in a tight Republican run-off for US... Read More

Why elections in Europe spring a surprise

Last spring, Europe watched with surprise as a new centrist party in France, En Marche!, defeated the two traditional parties. The election win was a signal that the French want more independence... Read More