| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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 --...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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 &...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:37 AM
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-...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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....
| Sep 21, 2014
| 10:36 AM
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...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...