Theme Parks-Summer 2015

IMG_9848Want to know what’s new at theme parks this summer? Check out my story.

Over at Disney, imagineers are busy transforming Downtown Disney into Disney Springs. Some of the new restaurant and shopping offerings are open, including The Boathouse, a waterfront eatery that overlooks Lake Buena Vista. Guests can now take tours in “Mad Men”-era “amphicars” around the lake; the boat-cars are original, not replicas. Nearby, Starbucks serves beer and wine after 4 p.m.

Because the “Frozen” movie frenzy keeps growing, the “Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at Disney Hollywood Studios moves to the larger Hyperion Theater June 17, with new technology including a high-definition LED screen and new snow-making. Note to parents: The theater is deliciously air-conditioned and dark, enabling weary park-goers to kick back and rest while little ones happily belt out “Let It Go” at the top of their lungs.

Oh, and if you’re in Orlando, the Sea Life Aquarium has a giant wall tank of jellyfish, and I can’t stop thinking about them because they were so pretty and floaty.