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  • Picture it: Construction at Universal Studios

     
    It looks like we've entered the big-box era of construction at Universal Studios, which has work ongoing at three areas. The projects are taking shape — which happens to be a big block, practically a warehouse look at this point. There's a big...
  • History center: Exhibit prompts Universal flashbacks

     
    I just returned from a preview of a new exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center: “A Year in the Life: Onstage to Backstage at Universal Orlando Resort.” It opens to the public for a yearlong stay at the downtown Orlando museum...
  • Senate committee to scrutinize tax breaks for CSX, Universal Orlando, Publix and others

     
    The Florida Senate’s Finance and Tax subcommittee plans to scrutinize a dozen different tax-incentive programs this afternoon. The list includes several programs that have been the subject of Orlando Sentinel stories in recent months. Among them: &#...
  • Picture it: Tour of construction walls at Universal Orlando

     
    Pockets of construction, large and small, are dotting the landscape of Universal Orlando, from Islands of Adventure to Universal CityWalk to multiple locations inside Universal Studios theme park. “Great Things are on the Way” say the signs on...
  • Lawmaker wants to know why Universal gets high-crime tax breaks

     
    At least one local state lawmaker wants answers to why Universal Orlando has been able to profit so richly off a tax incentive program that was supposed to help “urban high-crime” areas around Florida. State Rep. Bruce Antone, a Democrat who...
  • Universal Studios: What's next in Springfield?

    Universal Studios: What's next in Springfield?
    Universal Orlando officials have shared more details about the still-under-construction portions of its Springfield project, an area within Universal Studios theme park that brings to life the hometown of "The Simpsons" animated TV series. A...
  • Universal Studios: More Springfield now open

    Universal Studios: More Springfield now open
    More new elements of Universal Studios' Springfield area, including two food outlets, a bar, a gift shop and statues that double as photo opportunities, opened to the public on Friday. Folks wanting to immerse themselves in the hometown of "The Simpsons"...
  • Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down

    Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down
    The summer heat and summer crowds can be a big deterrent to taking on Orlando's theme parks, but there's quite a show to be had when the sun goes down. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all have extended summer hours allowing...
  • Universal parks 1st with 1-day pass above $90

    Universal parks 1<sup>s</sup><sup>t</sup> with 1-day pass above $90
    Universal Orlando raised ticket prices once again over the weekend, becoming the first of Orlando's big theme-park operators to lift base prices above $90. The price of a one-day, one-park Universal ticket is now $92, before tax. That's a 3.4 percent...
  • Vacation spots for children with special needs

    Vacation spots for children with special needs
    In the past, many families with special-needs children may have skipped vacations to theme parks, hotels and adventure spots because they didn’t feel comfortable with the facilities and services. But today, there are many more options. Thanks to the...
  • Review: Disney's Cars Land feels like walking into a movie

    Review: Disney's Cars Land feels like walking into a movie
    Like opening the door to Oz, walking into Cars Land at Disney California Adventure is like stepping into a real-life version of the fictional town of Radiator Springs from the 2006 animated movie. PHOTOS: Preview day | Buena Vista Street | Cars Land | ...