| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:17 PM
When: June 17-24
Where: Orange County Convention Center (9990 International Dr., Orlando) and Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports
Age groups: Ranging from 10 and under to 18
Admission: Adults — $16.50 per day/$52 for tournament. Children 3-11...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Lots of readers asked questions about Uber’s arrival in Orlando on June 4, so I posed many of them to Uber spokeswoman Natalia Montalvo. Her emailed answers are below, edited for brevity and clarity.
San Francisco-based Uber features a mobile...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Wyndham Vacation Ownership will be showing off its LEED Gold certified interior at its headquarters on Wednesday. The certification makes the building the largest LEED Commercial Interiors Gold level certified project in Florida.
Other green building...
| 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 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It sure sounds wonderful: A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport.
The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...