| 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 25, 2014
Universal Orlando has again dreamed up an array of haunted houses to spook visitors to its Halloween Horror Nights event. The creators use our senses against us, from darkened corners to the roar of chainsaws, with a pinch of dirty diapers to add to the...
| Sep 26, 2014
AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190.
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| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Simulated human sacrifices have been removed from a scare zone at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.
Bayou of Blood, a Louisiana voodoo themed street experience for the event, originally was designed to include a hourly staged production featuring a...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 1:46 PM
NASCAR Sports Grille, a mainstay at Universal CityWalk since the entertainment complex opened in 1999, will close Nov. 1.
The racing-themed restaurant, which serves American-style food such as burgers, ribs, sandwiches and pasta, will continue lunch and...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:14 AM
A group that markets luxury hotels' meeting space has added Universal Orlando's future Sapphire Falls Resort to its portfolio.
Associated Luxury Hotels International represents hotels with four and five diamond ratings from AAA. It markets properties to...
| 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 &...
| 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 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 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
There will be a lot riding on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts when Diagon Alley opens Tuesday.
The Gringotts thrill ride is the centerpiece of Universal Orlando's expansion of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The company describes it as...