| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Universal's grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley is behind us. So, what's next on the calendar of events for Central Florida theme parks and attractions? Here's what's coming for August and September.
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night.
Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Walt Disney chose Orlando for his entertainment mecca, he picked a place with a strong road network, lots of available land — and weather that can be brutally hot and humid.
So now each summer, throngs of tourists and die-hard residents visit...
| 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....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Orange County's tourist development tax collections for June jumped 3.1 percent from the previous year to $18 million, county comptroller Martha Haynie announced Monday.
Tourist taxes are charged on short -term rentals, mostly hotels and motels.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Under the Dome Stephen King wrote the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Throughout the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, you can find subtle salutes to Jaws, the Universal Studios ride that was once on the site of the new attractions. Here are four of them — you can look for more when you visit:
| May 13, 2014
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have launched the "Superman Hall of Heroes" as an online portal through which individuals can gift their own heroes with Man of Steel-themed merchandise.
The companies have inducted some notable names of their own --...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Did someone say butterbeer ice cream? Visitors to Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley will be able to lick that right up when the attraction opens at Universal Studios theme park this summer.
On Friday, Universal Orlando revealed...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:44 AM
Orlando will gain national exposure when Jimmy Fallon brings "The Tonight Show" here, starting Monday. In announcing Fallon's first road trip with "Tonight," NBC was clear that the visit to Universal Orlando Resort is "timed to celebrate the resort's...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:58 PM
UPDATED: Tickets to Jimmy Fallon's visit to Orlando were snapped up quickly.
The tweet that they were available went out shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday from @FallonTonight.
The free tickets were gone in roughly five minutes, NBC said.