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  • Legislature passes bill changing Timesharing Act

    Legislature passes bill changing Timesharing Act
    In its final days of session last week, the Florida Legislature passed a bill that critics say will make it tougher for timeshare owners to get out of their contracts. State Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando, sponsored the legislation on the House side and...
  • Disney, SeaWorld behind-the-scenes tours pace theme-park trend

    Disney, SeaWorld behind-the-scenes tours pace theme-park trend
    Secrets are hiding behind costumed characters, parade floats and fireworks extravaganzas of Central Florida's theme parks. But the companies are willing to share hush-hush practices and unusual experiences via elaborate, behind-the-scenes tours. These...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Orlando, the most visited city in America

    Taking the Kids -- to Orlando, the most visited city in America
    Tribune Content Agency Do you like to be first? First in line, first to see the newest attractions, first to stay at a new hotel? If that's your family's travel style, you'll be right at home in Orlando, Florida, this summer with enough new attractions...
  • Orlando Eye: First look from the top of the wheel

    Orlando Eye: First look from the top of the wheel
      The Orlando Eye has had its doubters. “But what can you actually see up there?” has been a common refrain, followed by “After all, this isn’t London.” Well, stop the presses, this isn’t London, folks. True,...
  • 417 construction, metal detectors, and trade: Letters

    Hold off on redoing 417  I am surprised there have not been more letters to the editor with regards to the Sentinel's April 17 article "Baffled by timing, Seminole leaders urge state not to widen S.R. 417 amid I-4 work." What are turnpike officials...
  • SeaWorld: New roller coaster coming in 2016

    SeaWorld: New roller coaster coming in 2016
      SeaWorld revealed Friday it will open a 200-foot-tall roller coaster next year at its Orlando park, a move that analysts say could signal an attempt to diversify beyond marine animals. SeaWorld is fighting both negative publicity over whales in...
  • Florida theme parks report 1st-quarter injuries to the state

    Six ride-related injuries have occurred at Walt Disney World during the first three months of 2015, and seven were reported at Universal. The major theme-parks released their quarterly injury reports to Florida as part of an agreement with the state. The...
  • Theme parks report first-quarter injuries

     Theme parks report first-quarter injuries
    Three people felt seriously ill after riding Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey at Universal Orlando during the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest theme-park injury reports submitted to the state. SeaWorld, Wet 'n Wild, and Legoland...
  • Trey Songz, Daddy Yankee highlight theme park concerts this weekend

    Trey Songz, Daddy Yankee highlight theme park concerts this weekend
    Universal Orlando's annual Mardi Gras celebration comes to a close this weekend and Trey Songz will be the closing act.  The R&B singer is known for hits such as "Can't Be Friends" and "Bottoms Up" and will hit the stage at Music Plaza inside...
  • Universal Orlando to increase hourly wages in June

    Universal Orlando Resort is increasing its starting hourly pay from $9 to $9.50, with an increase to $10 next year. Universal announced the increase Wednesday as it begins a push to fill summer and permanent positions. The increase to $9.50 an hour...
  • Universal Orlando makes metal detectors permanent

    Visitors will have to pass through metal detectors placed outside three roller coasters to deter them from taking keys, phones, loose change and other items on the rides. The Orlando theme park tested the metal detectors last month in an effort to keep...