| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting an upgrade. Universal Orlando Resort has revealed new details for its planned […]...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:58 PM
A colorful new hotel is under construction -- and catching the eyes of I-4 motorists -- at Universal Orlando. Cabana Bay Beach Resort, modeled after motels of the mid-20th century, will open the first 600 of its 1,800 rooms to the public on March 31. In...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching.
•Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 9:28 AM
The Orlando Citrus Parade could put a squeeze on commuters this morning as the annual parade steps off at 10 a.m., closing many of the main arteries through the downtown business district from 6 a.m. to noon.
The two-hour parade, featuring 2013 U.S....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:12 PM
On Sunday, we unveiled the first part of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida."
It featured a mix of corporate leaders, three members of Congress, two rabble-rousers and one well-known judge.
Today, we unveil the top 10 as we finish up...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride.
Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole.
In an industry where bigger, faster,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, an upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, is undergoing a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and revamped interior.
Chef Ryan Vargas...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia.
Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Universal Orlando is bringing back "A Celebration of Harry Potter" in January with a couple of Weasley twins and Luna Lovegood expected to be on hand.
The park announced actors James Phelps and Oliver Phelps who played Fred and George Weasley and...
| Dec 20, 2013
It's a sure bet that local restaurants, resorts and theme parks will be full of holiday splendor and great food Dec. 31. Here is a sampling of what's on the menu about town for New Year's Eve. Prices do not include tax and tip. Reservations and a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:46 PM
TNA Wrestling is planning a return to Universal Studios later this month.
Production of the wrestling programming stopped in March after an eight-year stint in the theme park's soundstages. At the time, TNA said it was take its show to various arenas....