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  • Corporate parties stay low key

    Corporate parties stay low key
    Less is still more on the corporate holiday party circuit this year. Filet mignon and sushi are out. Gussied-up macaroni and cheese and tomato soup are in. A Sentinel story over the weekend reported that some of the lavish celebrations that used to be...
  • Universal Orlando introduces app for theme parks, CityWalk

    Universal Orlando introduces app for theme parks, CityWalk
    Universal Orlando revealed its mobile application designed for theme-park guests to use in Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, home of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Universal Orlando app, available as a free...
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure nabs best theme-park award

    Universal's Islands of Adventure nabs best theme-park award
    Orlando theme parks fared very well in this year's Theme Park Insider Awards, scoring victories in three of the four categories. For the second consecutive year, Universal's Islands of Adventure won best theme park, while Star Tours at Disney's...
  • Planning family getaway? Here are 10 cities to visit over the summer

     
    Tribune Newspapers top summer destinations based on bookings at Orbitz.com for June 1-Aug. 31 (2009 rank in parentheses): 1. Las Vegas (1) 2. Cancun, Mexico (3) 3. Riviera Maya, Mexico (6) 4. Orlando, Fla. (8) 5. Chicago (2) 6. Punta Cana, Dominican...
  • Last chance for Disney’s Star Tours, Busch Gardens’ KaTonga, Orlando Science Center exhibits

     
    Hasn't this summer had more “fresh” activity in the our theme parks and attractions? If you've braved the heat, you've been able to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure, watched the Main Street Electrical Parade...
  • Star sighting: John Travolta, Kelly Preston at Islands of Adventure

     
    Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston check out a wand at Ollivanders within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter over Labor Day Weekend. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Universal Orlando)...
  • Seth Kubersky discusses, signs new book on Universal Orlando

     
    Local arts writer Seth Kubersky has co-written a book on Universal Orlando — complete with a section on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. He'll be giving a free reading next Tuesday at an Orlando bookstore. If you'd like to meet Kubersky and find...
  • Seth Kubersky to discuss, sign book on Universal Orlando

     
    Attention, theme-park buffs: Seth Kubersky will host a discussion and signing his new book, “Universal Orlando 2011: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Park Adventure,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. The free event will take place at the Barnes &...
  • What’s going up at Holy Land Experience? An auditorium

     
      “What is that thing the Holy Land is building?” That’s one of the year’s most-asked questions, trailing only “When is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening?” Construction has been going on for a while, but...
  • Parks use seasonal hiring to balance customer service and labor costs

     
    Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and  SeaWorld Orlando are three of Central Florida's biggest employers, with more than 80,000 workers between them. And they're about to get even bigger. This is the time of year when payrolls swell at the big theme...
  • Star sighting: Jon Stewart at Islands of Adventure

     
    Talk-show host and comedian Jon Stewart visited Zonkos joke shop at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure on Tuesday.  Clowning around with “The Daily Show” personality were his son Nate (front) and...