This Week in Food and Travel: How locals feel about the first Starbucks in Italy

Starbucks in Italy, Yakult's starring role in a rom-com, why adults love Universal Orlando and more.

No kids required: Universal Orlando’s newest thrill rides are designed with grown-ups in mind

Thanks to the success of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal is doubling down on an older audience with attractions inspired by ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise and Jimmy Fallon.

The subtle ways Disney World makes sure it’s the “happiest place on Earth” for people of all sizes

This might just be the No. 1 reason there are so many Disney superfans.

Ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair leaves 1 dead, 7 injured

The ride reportedly broke apart while in motion.

'Dead or Alive Xtreme Sense' VR: Tecmo wants you to smell its bikini-clad characters

Tecmo answers the question nobody asked with their 4D 'Dead or Alive Xtreme Sense' experience.

How Disney GayDays quietly became a massive Pride event

A 1991 meetup at Disney World turned into one a massive Pride-month gathering in a matter of years.


So, how old are the gumballs in a gumball machine, anyway?

If you chip your tooth on one, it's probably very old.

France Blessed the World With a Wine Theme Park

Seriously turned on by the city of love.

Your Dream of Riding a Ferris Wheel in an Old Romanian Salt Mine Is Now a Reality

And it was once a cheese storage facility. (No, really.)

Nobody Is Happy With Disney's No-Fly Zone Anymore — Not Even Disney

Be careful what you wish upon a star for.

Banksy Just Opened Up a Theme Park — and It’s the Stuff of Nightmares

'Dismaland' is every bit as gloomy as it looks.


11 Beautiful Abandoned Places Around the World

Because nothing says spooky-beautiful like abandoned amusement parks.

Happy Halloween: But Why Do We Celebrate This Holiday

This year, the untimely arrival of Hurricane Sandy coincides with Halloween. Kids and adults will try to salvage what they can of the holiday, but questions about its origins are sure to emerge.

GOP Campaign Rocked By Revelation That Mitt Romney is a Disney Robot

Prominent Republican politicians across the nation are reeling from the news that candidate Mitt Romney is indeed an animatronic creation created by the Walt Disney company.