| Mar 29, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Finding affordable sit-down eats in Orlando's posh resorts can be a challenge. Quick-serve take- away counters are not unusual inside mega hotels, but where do you go when you want to linger over a meal without a presidential suite price tag?
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:13 AM
That voice you've been hearing on the monorails at Walt Disney World has changed.
Disney recently made the subtle change to a new narrator aboard the monorail system, shifting from Orlando-area veteran voice actor Joe Hursh.
Hursh's voice has been heard...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 6:54 AM
Gifts wrapped? Check. Cookies baked? Check. Reindeer food ready? Check. Roof cleared for sleigh landing? Check. Bring it, Santa, Florida is ready. While we await Claus & Co., let's dish:
Gingerbread rules. Cinnamon- and nutmeg-scented houses and other...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 5:28 AM
Move over, Harry Potter. Spider-Man has arrived.
"I'm just not that into Harry Potter," explains 16-year-old Jordan Madow who preferred the newly reanimated Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man with hundreds of new details all the more noticeable through the...
| Nov 3, 2010
The calendar may not read "Dec. 25" yet, but Orlando's great theme parks have made out their lists and checked them twice and are festively decked out for the holidays from mid-November on, with 70-ft. tall Christmas trees, miles of garlands, and millions...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts said Tuesday it has secured financing for a $360 million luxury resort at Walt Disney World and will begin construction of the long-planned project in December.
The 444-room hotel, which will include a rooftop restaurant...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Reporting from Ko Olina, Oahu - Water plays a central role in Disney's new Aulani hotel in Hawaii – from the water-park-like pool and the sunset-facing hot tubs to the salt water snorkeling pool and the adult and youth spas.
The $800 million Aulani...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 1:04 PM
The restaurants at Disney's new Aulani hotel in Hawaii are expensive and limited, unless you like fine-dining food and prices at every meal.
The $800-million Aulani in Ko Olina on leeward-side Oahu had a soft opening in late August with an official grand...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Reporting from Ko Olina, Oahu - My 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, has wanted to visit Hawaii since Disney's "Lilo & Stitch" movie came out in 2002.
The wacky animated movie about a Hawaiian girl who adopts a pet that turns out to be an alien was filled...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:38 PM
The theme-park world and the movie universe have been atwitter since Monday's announcement that an "Avatar"-themed land would be added to Disney's Animal Kingdom and, eventually, other Walt Disney Co. parks worldwide. Online reaction is varied and falls...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:34 PM
The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide.