By Michelle Stark, Anne Glover, Amber McDonald and Kelly Stefani, Times Staff Writers
Illustration by Steve Madden, Times Staff Artist
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Disney World's hugely popular Magic Kingdom restaurant Be Our Guest is now testing a breakfast option through June 18. Like all things in the Beauty and the Beast-themed castle, it has a French flare for the cuisine served 8 to 10 a.m., and reservations are being accepted.
Busch Gardens has announced that its Serengeti Railway is closed while the Tampa theme park reroutes the track to make way for a new attraction coming in 2016. Busch Gardens has not yet revealed what the new attraction will be, but it will be pretty large. In plans filed with regulators last month the park said it will …
Pirates of the Caribbean, one of the most popular rides at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, will be out of operation May 11 to Sept. 25.
It may seem far too early for this, but Universal Orlando has revealed the dates for its 25th annual Halloween Horror Nights, and it will expand the hugely popular scare fest to a record 30 nights starting earlier than usual, on Sept. 18.
As expected, once Disney broke the $100 barrier for ticket prices, Universal Orlando followed, on Thursday hiking a one-day, one-park ticket price to $102 from $96. A two-park ticket is now $147, an $11 increase.
Wednesday is opening day for the springtime Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, running daily through May 17 with elaborate topiaries and gardening presentations by HGTV stars.
Sunday Walt Disney World broke the $100 barrier, announcing a $6 price hike that puts Magic Kingdom admission at $105, but other prices at the world's most popular tourist destination also spiked.
Merlin Entertainments announced Tuesday that the colossal Orlando Eye observation wheel on International Drive will open May 4. The neighboring Madame Tussauds wax museum and Sea Life Orlando Aquarium will also open the same day.
Legoland is offering Florida residents an early Valentine present: almost $30 off admission to visit the Winter Haven theme park and its adjacent water park. One-day tickets are normally $87, or with the water park combo $102 for adults and $95 for kids. Now through Feb. 22, Florida residents can get a one-day Legoland …
You didn't think you were going to get any work done today did you? Busch Gardens' adorable meerkats are now streaming online. Just go to AnimalVision.com — the online portal that was already wasting valuable work time with a live camera on SeaWorld's penguins …