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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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bloggers become more important to theme parks

    Bloggers become more important to theme parks
    When opponents bash SeaWorld, Eric Davis is there to hit back hard. Davis, of Orlando, started out contributing fun pieces to a theme-park fan site but has morphed into a fierce online critic of the anti-captivity documentary "Blackfish." SeaWorld...
  • Universal Orlando makes metal detectors permanent at its theme parks

    Universal Orlando makes metal detectors permanent at its theme parks
    Metal detectors are now permanent fixtures outside three roller coasters at Universal Orlando to deter visitors from taking keys, loose change, phones and selfie sticks onto the rides. Universal first tested the metal detectors last month as theme parks...
  • Competition among Orlando's water parks will get a little tougher

    Competition among Orlando's water parks will get a little tougher
    Competition among Central Florida's water parks is about to get a little tougher. Universal Orlando recently filed plans for a water playground, with a volcano feature, wave pool, lazy river and rapids ride. The attraction could drive more annual-pass...
  • King Kong attraction will open at Universal Orlando, Comcast execs confirm

    King Kong attraction will open at Universal Orlando, Comcast execs confirm
    One of Orlando's worst-kept secrets was confirmed Tuesday, when Comcast Corp. executives said what theme-park watchers have been speculating for months: A new King Kong attraction will open at Universal Orlando. The Kong attraction appears to be...
  • Universal Orlando raises ticket prices

    Universal Orlando raises ticket prices
    On the heels of Disney World's price hike, Universal Orlando has now raised the cost of its tickets. A day at Universal Orlando now costs $102 before tax. It was previously $96. Children's tickets cost $97, up from $90. One-day park to park...
  • Three acts on tap for Universal's Mardi Gras concerts this weekend

    Three acts on tap for Universal's Mardi Gras concerts this weekend
    WHAT: It's a triple-bill weekend for concerts at Universal's Mardi Gras. On Friday, it's MKTO, the duet who brought us the hits "Classic" and "Thank You." On Saturday, 1970s supergroup Styx ("Lady," "Babe," "Come Sail Away") will perform. Sunday's group...