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  • Universal announces Rock the Universe acts

    Universal announces Rock the Universe acts
    Universal Orlando has announced the acts for the 2015 edition of Rock the Universe, its two-day Christian-music festival at Universal Studios theme park. The event is scheduled for Sept. 11 and 12 plus a Sunday morning worship service on Sept. 13....
  • Classic acts highlight theme park concerts this weekend

    Classic acts highlight theme park concerts this weekend
    Popular bands from the 1960s and '70s will take the stage at Central Florida theme parks this weekend.  The Village People, known for their disco hits "YMCA" and "Macho Man" will be performing April 10-12 at Epcot at Walt Disney World as part of the ...
  • SeaWorld ex-trainer video draws mixed reaction

    SeaWorld's release of a video last week showing former trainer-turned-company-critic John Hargrove repeatedly using a racial slur drew a mixed reaction. The video caught the attention of the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s son, who called Hargrove's...
  • Geek guide to Orlando

    Geek guide to Orlando
    Let your geek flag fly, Orlando: MegaCon returns to the Orange County Convention Center next week. If you were able to squeeze into the packed convention hall last year, you know that the annual pop-culture and comic-book convention offers the...
  • 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' lands July 22

    'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' lands July 22
    The official title for the latest "Sharknado" sequel is "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" The movie, which filmed partly in Central Florida, debuts at 9 p.m. July 22 on Syfy. The film will receive an international premiere in 86 countries within 24 hours...
  • Is Universal planning to open Wizarding World in time for spring break 2016?

    Is Universal planning to open Wizarding World in time for spring break 2016?
    A pair of subtle but significant changes to how Universal Studios Hollywood issues annual passes may signal just when the movie theme park plans to open the highly anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016. In recent days, Universal has...
  • Wet 'n Wild OSHA appeal scheduled for June

    Wet 'n Wild OSHA appeal scheduled for June
    A hearing on Wet 'n Wild's appeal of Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations has been scheduled for June 25-26 in Orlando. The water park is appealing OSHA's six serious citations and its recommendation of a $42,000 fine stemming from...
  • Tourism industry urges travelers to bring the grandparents

    When Shelley and Mac Kennedy take their son to Disney World next month, they'll have some extra company: Mac's mom and aunt. Kennedy, a real-estate appraiser from Spring Hill, has traveled with her mom or mother-in-law several times since her 4-year-old...
  • Picture it: Ariana Grande and company at Universal

    Picture it: Ariana Grande and company at Universal
    Singer Ariana Grande (center) and her Honeymoon Tour crew visited Universal Orlando on Wednesday. They went to both Universal Studios theme park and Islands of Adventure, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Grande was in concert at Orlando's...
  • Yandel: Estrella del reggaetón es un vecino de Orlando

    Yandel: Estrella del reggaetón es un vecino de Orlando
    Una estrella puertorriqueña del reggaetón vive entre nosotros — y de hecho, desde hace tres años. Yandel, el músico boricua que muchos conocieron cuando él era parte del dúo Wisin y Yandel, es ahora un residente de la Florida Central, y ha sido aquí...
  • Riders rescued from Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios

    Riders rescued from Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios
    About a dozen riders at Universal Orlando had to be rescued from the Incredible Hulk Coaster on Tuesday evening, a company spokesman said. They were on the ride when a glitch occurred and it stopped just before 5 p.m., said Tom Schroder, Universal...