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  • Tourist taxes up 11 percent in August

    Tourist taxes up 11 percent in August
    Tourist tax collections in Orange County increased nearly 11 percent in August, according to figures released Thursday. The county collected $14.8 million, Comptroller Martha Haynie said. It's been a strong year for the tourism industry. With only one...
  • Taking the kids to Orlando for the first time

    Taking the kids to Orlando for the first time
    Talk about the potential for stress. The Bennetts raced around Walt Disney World with 11 people, including kids who ranged in age from 5 to 18, while one teen was sick in bed at the hotel. But Theresa Bennett and her extended family were all smiles --...
  • Universal: 3 original haunted houses set for Halloween Horror Nights

    Universal: 3 original haunted houses set for Halloween Horror Nights
    Universal Studios has released three more of its haunted-house themes for this fall’s Halloween Horror Nights. The threesome will contain new, original content created by the Universal Orlando creative team. The fresh houses are named Giggles &...
  • 'SNL' writer cheers on Girl Scouts

    'SNL' writer cheers on Girl Scouts
    When "Saturday Night Live" opens its 40th season Saturday, a Central Florida mainstay on the NBC show will be helping a good cause locally. Paula Pell, a writer and consultant at "SNL" for 20 years, will be mistress of ceremonies at the 17th Annual...
  • Reaction to UCF downtown plan: 'Great validation'

    Reaction to UCF downtown plan: 'Great validation'
    Developer Craig Ustler was in the audience Tuesday morning as UCF President John Hitt committed to building a downtown campus. “This is great validation,” Ustler said. “There’s still a lot of heavy lifting to do, but this was...
  • Busch Gardens removes some Halloween props in Isis aftermath

    Busch Gardens removes some Halloween props in Isis aftermath
    Busch Gardens has removed some Halloween props intended for its Howl-O-Scream event at the Tampa theme park. The action was taken in light of recent beheadings performed Isis in the Middle East. "Many of the scenes depicted at Busch Gardens' Howl-O-...
  • Theme parks add upscale 'experiences' to raise revenue

    Theme parks add upscale 'experiences' to raise revenue
    If a night trick-or-treating at the Magic Kingdom won't satisfy your appetite for sugary fun, Disney has a little something extra to sell you. After paying $62 for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which takes place on select nights through...
  • Disney, SeaWorld and Universal land Golden Ticket Awards

    Disney, SeaWorld and Universal land Golden Ticket Awards
    SeaWorld Orlando, Epcot's IllumiNations show and multiple Universal Orlando attractions have earned Golden Ticket Awards, determined by a survey conducted by Amusement Today newspaper. SeaWorld took the top spot for  "best marine life park," according...
  • Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun

    Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun
    The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....
  • Attractions group opens regional office in Orlando

    Attractions group opens regional office in Orlando
    The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is opening a North American office in Orlando. It is IAAPA's fourth regional office, joining ones in Hong Kong, Brussels and Mexico City. Richard Jackson is the new vice president of...
  • Hollywood Studios a likely choice for Disney's Star Wars franchise

    Hollywood Studios a likely choice for Disney's Star Wars franchise
    More "Star Wars" attractions are coming to Disney theme parks, and industry experts say the franchise is likely to play a bigger role at a place where movies are right at home: Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Although Disney hasn't released...