| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
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,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:29 PM
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,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:14 AM
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'...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:11 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 9:39 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 6:28 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:35 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:01 PM
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...