| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Marilyn Sotto, a costume designer for Hollywood movies who later transitioned to a career with Disney theme parks, has died. She was 83.
Sotto, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, died of cancer Oct. 27 in hospice care, according to her husband, John...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Last week's news that the giant Sorcerer's Hat will be removed from Disney's Hollywood Studios brought a chorus of hoorays from the hat haters. Over the weekend, I tweeted out the question, "Now what do you want to get rid of?"
The lead vote getter in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Last year Disney entered the toys-as-video-games arms race with "Disney Infinity," a mix of adventure and building that encouraged buying piles of toys to expand the game. Although focused on the hottest kid trends from the Disney empire at the time ("...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Another Starbucks outlet is opening on Walt Disney World property. The latest location will be along Hollywood Boulevard, the main drag of Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney expects the new store, to be known as Trolly Car Cafe, to open in February....
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Orange County's tourist development tax collections in July jumped 6 percent over the previous year, to $16.2 million, Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie reported last week.
However, Rich Maladecki, president and chief executive officer of the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:21 AM
"Escape From Tomorrow" is a film shot at Disney World, without Disney's cooperation or permission.
But it doesn't look like it. The 90-minute film, which debuts in theaters today, used dozens of locales at Magic Kingdom, Epcot and elsewhere on Disney...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Halloween Horror Nights stinks. And that's how Universal Orlando likes it.
Whiffs of decay, sewage, bodily fluids and other scents with a high ick factor join shocking visuals — such as fake blood and menacing zombies — at the intense...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The summer heat and summer crowds can be a big deterrent to taking on Orlando's theme parks, but there's quite a show to be had when the sun goes down.
Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all have extended summer hours allowing...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
1. Bruce Banner on the lift hill of Incredible Hulk Coaster, Islands of Adventure
2. Your host, your "ghost host" in the stretching room of Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom
3. Supervillain Gru in Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Universal Studios
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:47 AM
Actor Neil Patrick Harris breaks from his role of Barney on CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" to narrate Epcot's Candlelight Processional on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. (Performance times are 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. daily). It's his third time at...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:26 PM
The Magic Kingdom will pull another all-nighter next month, Disney World officials announced late Thursday.
The theme park will be open for business from 6 a.m. on May 24 through 6 a.m on May 25. It's the second time Magic Kingdom was gone to a round-...