| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m.
They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Classic movies and repeated specials will be plentiful this week as we head toward Christmas on Thursday. But there are some new programs as well.
"One Direction: The TV Special" will feature footage from a concert for lucky fans at Universal Orlando...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:14 PM
From what you've told us, you're going places in 2015, from domestic destinations such as Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota to international locales like the European Arctic.
Some are traveling to explore their family roots, including Roderick...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 10:06 AM
All passengers who were stuck on a stalled Harry Potter ride in Orlando have been safely removed from the attraction, a Universal Orlando spokesman said.
The Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride suddently stopped Monday, prompting a call to...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 11:26 AM
Mickey Mouse and other familiar film figures always had their place in Walt Disney World's theme parks, but many of the big original attractions didn't feature famous movie characters.
Now, it's rare to find a major new Disney ride not based on a...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with more than candy and flowers this year? You can try a romantic getaway that will have you thinking you and your sweetheart have Cupid himself for a neighbor. Imagine walking hand in hand in a themed Florida...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:23 AM
Boards of directors
The Florida Real Estate Commission elected Darla Furst, Florida Realtors, as chairperson and Dick Fryer, Florida Realtors, as vice chair.
Quest Inc. elected the following officers: James Gallagher, Southern Wine & Spirits, chair;...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 5:20 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. It seems like everybody knows somebody coming here for vacation. And that's no illusion.
Orlando is the No. 1 U.S. destination booked by travel agents, according to a fall survey by the giant travel agent group Travel Leaders. And that...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 11:13 AM
You've heard the last of "Silent Night" for awhile, but there are some activities launching at Orlando parks and attractions this month.
•Otronicon. The Orlando Science Center again hosts an expo that's collision of technology, medicine, gaming and...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:37 AM
The Joker, archenemy of Batman and other DC Comics superheroes, made an early (and animatronic) appearance on the expo floor of IAAPA on Tuesday morning.
The bad guy sighting at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions was...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
With its stock price suffering and attendance dropping, SeaWorld announced Thursday that CEO and President Jim Atchison is stepping down and it is laying off employees.
A company spokesman would not say whether the board asked for Atchison's...