| 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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights has wowed the folks at Travel Channel.
TravelChannel.com put the Orlando stop on its list of 10 best Halloween attractions for 2014.
The choices were not ranked, but listed alphabetically by state. Still,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Steve Harvey is taking his Chicago-based daytime talk show on the road for the first time, and he is coming to Universal Orlando Resort next month.
He will tape five shows Nov. 4-6 in front of a live audience at Universal's CityWalk Lagoon Stage....
| Oct 5, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Tour operator Virgin Holidays last week said it will continue its relationship with SeaWorld and other marine parks as long as they do not use whales and dolphins captured after Feb. 14 of this year.
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson started a...
| 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 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 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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:33 AM
•The SunTrust Foundation donated $25,000 to Goodwill Industries of Central Florida to fund a part-time English for Speakers of Other Languages instructor to serve the Goodwill Job Connection Centers in East Orlando, West Orlando and Kissimmee.