| Dec 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Looking ahead to 2015, theme parks around the world are planning to add a host of new attractions designed to thrill ride enthusiasts.
Consider this a tentative and fluid list of new attractions on tap across the globe. As is often the case, some...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m.
They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:12 AM
WHAT: Universal Orlando kicks off holiday celebrations Saturday with a famous parade, an infamous green meanie and a familiar Christmas-music artist. Mannheim Steamroller will be in concert on six nights — Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 12, 13, 20 and 21...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Universal Orlando has revealed the schedule of events for its Every Witch Way Weekend, which feature member of the cast of the Nickelodeon show and screenings.
“Every Witch Way” is the continuing story of a teenager who moves to Miami and...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Farlen Halikman, Moore Stephens Lovelace, Orlando, was appointed by the American Institute of CPA's to its Health Care Expert Panel.
Boards of directors
Mike Reinmund, Fifth Third Private Bank, and Holly Tharp, Full Sail University,...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Bob Cassata was inducted into the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions' hall of fame last week during the trade group's attractions expo in Orlando.
Cassata founded the Daytona Beach company Bob's Space Racers, perhaps best known...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Have you ever been stuck at one of Orlando's theme parks surrounded by thousands of your closest nonfriends and thought to yourself, "Wouldn't it be great if dinosaurs just came in an ate everyone up?" If so, then Universal Pictures has the movie...
| Nov 27, 2014
Universal Orlando has warmed up to hot butterbeer. The beverage, part of the Harry Potter lore, is now a year-round fixture at both of its theme parks.
Two cooler versions — one frosty, one frozen like an Slurpee — debuted alongside the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A quarter-century ago, when Central Florida dreamed of becoming a major hub for television and filmmaking, Walt Disney World opened its combination theme park and production facility: Disney-MGM Studios.
These days, though, there's not much studio left....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Universal Orlando will add a fifth resort hotel on its property, the company confirmed Tuesday in an announcement with Loews Corp.
The 1,000-room hotel, to be operated by Loews, will be called Sapphire Falls and will open in the summer of 2016. It...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 12:41 PM
When a release reads that One Direction's superstars will "take over" NBCUniversal, that's not an overstatement.
The group and NBCUniversal on Wednesday said they were announcing "an unprecedented and expansive cross-platform partnership for the...