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  • Universal may start soon on building a fifth hotel

    Documents filed last week with Orange County indicate that construction could be imminent on a fifth Universal Orlando hotel. A "notice of commencement" was filed with the Orange County comptroller's office for excavation work in the same area where,...
  • Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans

    Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans
    Lee and Donna Jenkot never tire of SeaWorld's "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island." The Orlando retirees have watched the sea lions' antics at least 50 times since the nautical-themed show debuted 15 years ago. The goofy gags are always the same,...
  • Terry Prather: SeaWorld working to spread 'truth' about its whales

    Terry Prather: SeaWorld working to spread 'truth' about its whales
    Terry Prather, president of SeaWorld Orlando, oversees Sea World Entertainment Inc.'s three Orlando parks: SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Attendance has recently declined at SeaWorld parks, and Southwest Airlines is ending its marketing...
  • Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005

    Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005
    Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's. But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
  • 'Face Off' hopeful works Halloween Horror Nights

    'Face Off' hopeful works Halloween Horror Nights
    David "Doc" O'Connell of Orlando has gone from competing on Syfy's "Face Off" to working on "Face Off" in the flesh at Universal Orlando Resort.  O'Connell's work can be seen during Halloween Horror Nights, starting Sept. 19, at Universal Studios...
  • Giant car-crushing robot coming to VetFest in Orlando

    Giant car-crushing robot coming to VetFest in Orlando
    Fans of the "Transformers" franchise might want to think about attending VetFest USA in downtown Orlando Labor Day weekend.  In addition to honoring and raising money for American military veterans, the non-profit festival will feature Robosaurus, known...
  • Wet 'n Wild worker critical after being trapped underwater while cleaning pool

    Wet 'n Wild worker critical after being trapped underwater while cleaning pool
    A Wet 'n Wild worker is in critical condition after he was trapped under water while cleaning one of the pools at the theme park Tuesday morning, officials said. Orlando police responded at 10:07 a.m. to the "industrial accident" at the Universal...
  • Universal may heat up competition in Orlando hotel market

    Universal may heat up competition in Orlando hotel market
    As Universal Orlando builds more lodging for its visitors, the competition could pressure nearby hotels to fight back with room renovations or new amenities, tourism experts said. Universal last week unveiled plans for the 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed...
  • One Direction in Orlando: Nov. 17 on 'Today'

    One Direction in Orlando: Nov. 17 on 'Today'
    NBC's "Today" has a big event planned for November: One Direction will present a live performance at Universal Orlando Resort. The band will be featured on the Monday, Nov. 17, telecast. November is one of the main ratings periods, and One Direction...
  • "Yo soy el artista" estrena el domingo

    "Yo soy el artista" estrena el domingo
    Las voces están afinadas. Los jueces, libreta en mano. Y muchos aspirantes a artistas, algunos con cierta dosis de experiencia, están listos para vivir lo que para ellos es el sueño de sus vidas: convertirse en "el artista" — pero no en uno...
  • Garden Theatre opens season with TheatreWorks' 'Sweeney Todd'

     Garden Theatre opens season with TheatreWorks' 'Sweeney Todd'
    The Garden Theatre opens TheatreWorks Florida's production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" this Friday, Sept. 12. "Sweeney," a dark musical, runs through Oct. 5 and kicks off the Garden Theatre's 2014-2015 season. "Sweeney Todd" will...