There may be no magic spells to make the crowds disappear, but the next best thing just might be the guidebook Universal Orlando 2015: The Ultimate Guide To The Ultimate Theme Park Adventure (The Intrepid Traveler, $16.95), the 14th edition of the series.
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is the new entity created by the sale of Anheuser-Busch’s old theme park portfolio by Belgian brewing giant In-Bev. Freed from their status as afterthoughts in a company whose main business is selling adult beverages, five family friendly parks in Orlando and Tampa are concentrating on building a brand that offers the same multi-park, multi-day vacation option that has long been the province of Disney and Universal.
ORLANDO, FL — It’s hard to think of Orlando without thinking of Walt Disney World and Mickey Mouse. But just outside the gates of Disney World lies the dizzy world of what travel writer Kelly Monaghan calls “the Other Orlando.”