| Feb 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Walt Disney World, one of the largest political donors in Florida, has spent more than $1.7 million so far during this campaign cycle, cutting checks to more than 100 candidates and committees throughout the state.
But one notable candidate hasn't...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Florida tourism hit another milestone and record high in 2013 with 94.7 million visitors traveling to the state, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday.
That's a 3.5 percent jump from 2012's previous high of 91.5 million visitors, according to preliminary...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott will visit Universal Orlando on Friday morning to unveil new tourism-traffic figures and to make what his office is billing as a "major jobs announcement" involving the theme-park resort.
The governor is expected to announce...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Christopher Alan Norton performs his newest cabaret, "Where I Belong" in the popular Spotlight Cabaret Series at the Winter Park Playhouse Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19 and 20.
Playhouse musical director Christopher Leavy will accompany on the piano....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Growing up, Cheryl Hines always felt like she belonged somewhere else.
"I have a journal I wrote in, in high school," she says. "Our teacher told us to write down what we wanted to be in ten years and I wrote that my goal was to make a living as an...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:45 AM
The second phase of Wizarding World of Harry Potter has yet to open, and already there are questions about making it a trilogy. Universal Creative president Mark Woodbury wouldn't imagine aloud in front of reporters last week, but the three "Potter"...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:45 AM
We still can't see a whole lot of what's going up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. That construction wall is maddening to anxious Potterheads, who must wait until summer for unveiling and exploration.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Loews Hotels, which operates the three deluxe hotels at Universal Orlando, has begun offering free wireless Internet access at each of its 18 properties throughout North America.
The company said prompt and reliable Internet access "has become a...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Universal Orlando's upcoming webcast about its expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is available to the public, but interested people must fill out a form and they must do it by 11:59 p.m. today -- Tuesday, Jan. 21 -- to participate.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Christmas 2013 is officially in the books, but the merriment continues at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a quick list of when individual holiday festivities wrap up.
+ At Epcot, the Candlelight Processional ends Monday, Dec. 30. ...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Disney World has announced its complete lineup for the 2014 edition of Night of Joy, a two-night Christian-music event at Magic Kingdom next fall.
Performing on Friday, Sept. 5, will be Building 429, For King & Country, Hillsong United, Matt Maher,...