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Orange County Convention Center

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  • Countdown over: Aquatica debuts extreme-drop slide

    Countdown over: Aquatica debuts extreme-drop slide
    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...
  • Get ready to ride: Biketoberfest is here

    Get ready to ride: Biketoberfest is here
    The roar of Harleys is echoing through the streets of Daytona Beach now that the 21st annual Biketoberfest celebration has begun. The festival spans from Oct. 17 - Oct. 20 and this year's event promises to deliver the same high-energy entertainment as...
  • Orlando Home Show is cooking with new ideas for fall menus

    Orlando Home Show is cooking with new ideas for fall menus
    The EdibleOrlando Cooking Stage returns to the Orlando Home Show Oct. 4-6 showcasing local chefs and media personalities including moi on Friday. The Home Show is at the Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse Hall C facing International Drive....
  • City to pay Magic $1.7M to add conference space downtown

    City to pay Magic $1.7M to add conference space downtown
    City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown. Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space. "If you ask me...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?

    Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?
    As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides. In parks, church pews and diners across the...
  • Sharpton, Jackson to speak at NAACP convention as 1 million sign petition

    Sharpton, Jackson to speak at NAACP convention as 1 million sign petition
    Weeks after Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, civil-rights leaders the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton came to Sanford and led thousands in prayer, marches and rallies. Now, days after a jury found Zimmerman not guilty, they are back to...
  • Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military

    Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military
    An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
  • IAAPA: Disney, Holy Land Experience nab Brass Ring Awards

    IAAPA: Disney, Holy Land Experience nab Brass Ring Awards
    Disney World and Holy Land Experience landed multiple Brass Ring Awards, which were announced at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show-meeting at the Orange County Convention Center on Wednesday. Magic Kingdom's...
  • Antiques Roadshow valued famous photos at $75,000

    Antiques Roadshow valued famous photos at $75,000
    One of the most memorable photographs to emerge from the assassination of President Kennedy 50 years ago is the swearing-in of Lyndon Johnson as president aboard Air Force One. The picture was made by the official White House photographer Cecil...
  • Simulation-training contractors court global customers at trade show

    Simulation-training contractors court global customers at trade show
    Showcasing everything from virtual fighter jets to virtual surgery, Central Florida defense contractors cast a wider net Tuesday to haul in new customers at the country's largest military-training trade show. With U.S. military agencies battling major...
  • Marketing flourishes at simulation show

    Marketing flourishes at simulation show
    While the crowd numbers declined a bit at last week's military training and simulation trade show in Orlando, the marketing, pitching and deal-making were still at full throttle, organizers said. Hundreds of defense contractors, including many newcomers...