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Let the Orlando Sentinel’s Theme Park Rangers guide you on your visit to Disney World, Universal, SeaWorld and all the other must-see attractions in Central Florida.

Theme Park Rangers Orlando Sentinel theme park reporters

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 21 Ratings

Let the Orlando Sentinel’s Theme Park Rangers guide you on your visit to Disney World, Universal, SeaWorld and all the other must-see attractions in Central Florida.

    The holidays are in full swing at Universal, SeaWorld

    The holidays are in full swing at Universal, SeaWorld

    That slight drop in temperature means it’s time to celebrate the holidays in Orlando. Universal and SeaWorld have your every winter desire covered with ice skating shows, parades and concerts.

    Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure (1:27)
    Universal Studios parade (4:34)
    Mannheim Steamroller & Hogwarts projections (9:00)
    SeaWorld: Ice skating, Rudolph & Santa (11:40)
    ICON Park (18:20)
    Gatorland’s Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down (19:31)

    • 21 min
    Does the Disney, Cirque du Soleil pairing in ‘Drawn to Life’ work?

    Does the Disney, Cirque du Soleil pairing in ‘Drawn to Life’ work?

    Orlando Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm and tourism reporter Dewayne Bevil discuss the beauty, artistry and forced moments in "Drawn to Life," the new Cirque du Soleil show at Disney Springs.

    Seat perspective (1:41 )
    Theme and purpose (3:08)
    Double, double wheel (7:46)
    Synchronized unicycle (11:11)
    Hand-to-hand acrobatic act  (13:26)
    Disney elements feel forced (15:55)
    2 original acts replaced (18:27)
    How do they do it? (23:06)
    ’Comforting sheets’ (25:41)

    • 30 min
    Experiencing Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser — lightsabers, bunkbeds and intergalactic outfits

    Experiencing Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser — lightsabers, bunkbeds and intergalactic outfits

    Orlando Sentinel theme park reporter Dewayne Bevil was invited aboard Disney World's Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser where he wielded a lightsaber, crawled into one of the cabin bunkbeds, and got the details on how passengers will interact with characters from the First Order and the Resistance.

    “Pardon our space dust” (1:55)
    Think cruise experience (6:22)
    How immersive is it? (8:25)
    Lightsaber experience (14:48)
    Visiting Batuu (21:16)
    How much? (28:00)
    Intergalactic merchandise (32:39)

    • 38 min
    Orlando welcomes the post-pandemic British invasion

    Orlando welcomes the post-pandemic British invasion

    Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice discuss the predicted influx of British tourists now travel restrictions have been lifted, the IAAPA Expo that opens next week, and Night of a Million Lights' return to Give Kids the World.

    British Invasion (:55)
    IAAPA Expo (5:15)
    Hairball for a cause (10:35)
    Night of a Million Lights (11:45)

    • 17 min
    Pros, cons and unknowns of Disney’s Lake Nona move

    Pros, cons and unknowns of Disney’s Lake Nona move

    Some 2,000 positions in Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products division in California, are coming to Lake Nona. What does the move mean to Disney theme parks and Central Florida?

    What jobs are moving to Florida? (1:58)
    Why Lake Nona? (3:05)
    Culture shock (4:27)
    Three-month countdown starts now (7:35)
    How will this impact my park experience? (8:35)
    Orlando: The epicenter of the theme-park industry (12:01)
    Storied history of California’s Imagineering office (13:51)

    • 17 min
    Fake vs. real fears at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and the Muppets move into Disney’s Haunted Mansion

    Fake vs. real fears at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and the Muppets move into Disney’s Haunted Mansion

    As the final weekend of Halloween festivities approaches, Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice take a look at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and Disney's "Muppet Haunted Mansion."

    HHN vs. pandemic (1:37)
    "Muppet Haunted Mansion" (11:33)
    One last Halloween push (18:29)

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Bearlando ,

Disney & Universal fans need to listen!

Love the insight and raw honest discussion of pricey attractions.

Bad Daddy Brad ,

Society of explorers and adventurers

Did you guys not realize that Tokyo Disney sea is the headquarters of the society of explorers and adventurers? You do realize that SEA is an acronym for society of explorers and adventures. There already are a group of characters that are in this society one is Albert falls from the jungle Cruise, Barnabas bullion from thunder mountain and of course Lord Gracie from the haunted mansion and Meriwether pleasure from pleasure island. All you need to do is a Google search for society of explorers and adventures and you will get the names of all of them thank you

Iammatty11 ,

Good Show

Good show and it is good to have a perspective from people so closely in tuned with theme park info. Good interviews. Just wish the show was longer so they can dive deeper into the topics they discuss

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