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  • Five things for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. George Diaz wrote about gay-marriage bashing on Monday, today he's writing about Tony Dungy's comments on the NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam. How do you feel about the former NFL coach'...
  • Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'The Purge: Anarchy' zone

    Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'The Purge: Anarchy' zone
    The annual purge is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.  Characters inspired from the new film "The Purge: Anarchy" will be featured in a new scarezone at Halloween Horror Nights 24, which will run for 28 select nights between Sept....
  • Disney World's Tower of Terror attraction turns 20

    Disney World's Tower of Terror attraction turns 20
    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World Resort has been dropping guests down an elevator shaft for 20 years.  The accelerated drop tower thrill ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios opened at what then was known as Disney-MGM Studios on July...
  • South Whitehall planners oppose electronic billboard

    By Margie Peterson, Special to The Morning Call Prospects for an electronic billboard at Cedar Crest Boulevard and the Hamilton Street Bypass dimmed when the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission voted against it Thursday. Jay King, owner of...
  • Orlando Repertory Theatre celebration features 'Sesame Street' actress

    There's only one person on the other end of the phone but I'm hearing multiple voices. There's Abby Cadabby, the plucky fairy from "Sesame Street." There's Lolly, a candy-loving 4-year-old. And then there's Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, the actress-...
  • 'The Purge: Anarchy' Let Loose at Halloween Horror Nights

    A hit in theaters, "The Purge: Anarchy" will become a "Halloween Horror Nights" scarezone at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. Film joins TV shows "The Walking Dead," "From Dusk Till Dawn" and Syfy's "Face Off" as other...
  • Taking the Kids -- and making dreams come true for little leaguers in Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Taking the Kids -- and making dreams come true for little leaguers in Cooperstown, N.Y.
    The Canton, Georgia, families -- all friends -- had been planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip for more than four years and they were all smiles that the Big Week had finally arrived. "This was the goal we set to be here together," said Scott Stroup....
  • Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'

    Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'
    In the tradition of the "Harry Potter" movies, Universal Orlando has come up with a sequel. On Tuesday, Universal Studios will open Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, a follow-up to the blockbuster boy-wizard attraction that debuted...
  • Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

    Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    Diagon Alley opens Tuesday (today) as the latest feature in the Universal Orlando kingdom in Florida. For those who can't wait, Hilton Orlando offers a room and three-day park-to-park tickets that allow you to enter an hour earlier than everyone else...
  • Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat

    Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat
    When Walt Disney chose Orlando for his entertainment mecca, he picked a place with a strong road network, lots of available land — and weather that can be brutally hot and humid. So now each summer, throngs of tourists and die-hard residents visit...
  • Starving Artist Studios presents 'Oliver!'

    Starving Artist Studios presents 'Oliver!'
    WHAT: As part of the Orange County yearlong "What the Dickens" celebration, Starving Artist Studios presents the musical "Oliver!" The production boasts a cast of 50, who will be accompanied by 22 musicians from the Central Florida Community Arts...