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  • Thank you, Jimmy Fallon

    Thank you, Jimmy Fallon
    Jimmy Fallon will do thank-you notes on Thursday's "Tonight Show," his last telecast this week from Universal Orlando Resort. Orlando should be sending him a big thank-you for bringing the show here. He traveled to Central Florida to help promote...
  • Jimmy Fallon in Orlando; 'Rizzoli' returns

    Jimmy Fallon in Orlando; 'Rizzoli' returns
    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...
  • Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights at a glance

    Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights at a glance
    Now that Universal Orlando has revealed the themes for all eight haunted houses for the 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights, let's reboot with a list of HHN basics. WHEN: The 24th edition of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights kicks off Sept. 19 and...
  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
  • Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet

    Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet
    So what if you're toting diapers and a stroller, the kids aren't too young to hit theme parks -- especially this summer -- and you're guaranteed some fun, too. Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you'll find...
  • Tourist tax collections increase 3 percent in June

    Tourist tax collections increase 3 percent in June
    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. So...
  • Coming to Diagon Alley: Butterbeer ice cream, fishy green ale, other edibles

    Coming to Diagon Alley: Butterbeer ice cream, fishy green ale, other edibles
    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...
  • What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014

    What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014
    Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching. •Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
  • Orlando Rockette kicks up her heels

    This is the time of year when a Rockette really has to be on her toes. Thursday, Dec. 19, the high-stepping, perfectly coiffed dancers will bring their "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" to Tampa for a 36-show run. The Tampa stop is part of a four-...
  • Universal CityWalk's new tenants include Cowfish, Hot Dog Hall of Fame

    Universal CityWalk's new tenants include Cowfish, Hot Dog Hall of Fame
    Eight eateries — including one that touts sushi and beef — will be introduced or revamped at Universal CityWalk by June, officials said Thursday. "The basic idea was simple; hard to execute but simple: Create the best-in-category of...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood to add 'Fast and Furious' attraction

    Universal Studios Hollywood to add 'Fast and Furious' attraction
    Universal Studios Hollywood is putting the pedal to the metal on a new attraction based on the popular "Fast and Furious" movie series. The theme park announced Tuesday plans to add a high-definition, 3-D feature to the park's long-running Studio Tour...