| May 28, 2014
| 7:26 AM
The IAAPA Attractions Expo will be staged annually in Orlando through 2025, the trade group has announced. An agreement with the Orange County Convention Center was extended by six years, meaning the organization will gather here for more than 15...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:22 PM
UCF hosted high-school teams on its practice fields for the Knights Shootout 7on7 passing tournament last weekend, but forget any thoughts of the actual football state championship games going to UCF.
The school has expressed zero interest in hosting...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
“O’Town Mac Down,” a new mac-and-cheese cook-off at the Orange County Convention Center Saturday, Aug. 23, promises to be fun-filled family event for a wonderful cause: Give Kids The World Village where children with life-threatening...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Like any good superhero, Leah Pennell has an alter ego, and her name is Callie Cosplay.
Her lair’s in Kissimmee next to a cow pasture, and her super power is being able to transform from a normal-looking 22-year-old into some of the most...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, took the idea of an extreme-drop slide and gave it a twist. Make that several twists.
Ihu's Breakaway Falls, which opens to the public Friday, begins with a dramatic launch but instead of riders taking a straight-line...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have already raised ticket prices this year, but SeaWorld Orlando might wait a couple of months before matching them.
During a conference call last week to discuss SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s fourth-quarter...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
ORLANDO, FLA. -- Tony La Russa reaches down to pet a dog at the Global Pet Expo (March 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center here), the pet industry's largest trade show with nearly 1,000 exhibitors. As he gently strokes the puppy, La Russa's three...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Check out festivals and events in March across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Feb. 1 -March 9: Bands Brew and BBQ...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:35 AM
MegaCon 2014 is officially open, so that means Lara Croft, Spider-Man and a gaggle of Minecraft characters are roaming around the Orange County Convention Center this afternoon.
Hundreds of costumed characters from the world of sci-fi, video games...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Renew, refresh and restore your home by finding innovative new products, ideas, and practical advice from celebrity experts – all under one roof. From April 4 – 6 stop by the Orange County Convention Center to compare, shop, and save on...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago.
L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...