| Feb 18, 2015
| 7:57 PM
Universal Orlando has lifted its temporary ban on guests bringing liquids such as bottled water into the park.
Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said Thursday in an email that the ban has been lifted. He did not give further details.
Visitors to the...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:47 PM
It's official. Universal Orlando has submitted plans for a water park with a volcano feature south of its Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
An engineering consultant confirmed that the project east of Turkey Lake Road is a "water theme park" in a report filed...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:51 AM
Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: a surge in hit-and-run deaths; new water park at Universal; child neglect in Ocoee; and Bucs could pick Jameis Winston.
1. The Florida Highway Patrol started an annual campaign to combat hit-and-...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:41 AM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:59 PM
UPDATED: "The Celebrity Apprentice" in the end pitted diplomatic Leeza Gibbons against hurricane Geraldo Rivera.
Diplomacy won -- to Donald Trump's surprise.
"Leeza, you led with kindness. I don't see these people in New York," Trump told Gibbons...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 3:19 AM
This week the end comes for two CBS series, Donald Trump names the victor on "The Celebrity Apprentice," and ABC counts down 15 movies that changed America. The week's highlights:
"Two and a Half Men" wraps up a bawdy 12-year run at 9 p.m. Thursday with...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:49 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:56 AM
NBC often uses its programs to bolster parent NBCUniversal, and that scenario is playing out as "The Celebrity Apprentice" finishes its season.
Will Geraldo Rivera or Leeza Gibbons win the reality contest? Ultimately, Universal Orlando Resort may be the...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:26 AM
UPDATED: Universal Orlando Resort was given a major showcase Monday on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," but the program didn't burn up the ratings.
The Donald Trump reality contest averaged 5 million viewers for the Orlando hour, according to ratings...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Renowned for its towering steel coasters, Six Flags will add two interactive dark rides in 2015 by a ride-maker that has long worked in the shadows of industry leaders Disney and Universal.
Designed by Florida-based Sally Corp. in collaboration with a...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in February across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Jan. 31, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015: 9th...