| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:22 PM
June 13 and 14 Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will host its fourth Cupcake Lovers celebration. The weekend, which is part of the resort's SummerBlast! promotion, will feature themed activities and events.
Here are highlights:
The BIG Cupcake Reveal...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:58 PM
How does "mid-June" sound to you as an opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley at Universal Studios?
That's the time period that Loews Hotel Chairman Jonathan Tisch dropped casually in an interview Thursday on "Opening...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Universal Orlando Resort has provided a more detailed look at its "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" ride inside Diagon Alley, the expanded portion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park that will open this summer.
The ride is one of...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Like a magician who pulls out one bunny after another from his top hat to amaze his audience, Central Florida rolls out new attractions and novel resorts for visitors each spring and summer. Here are 10 new things -- in no particular order -- you may wish...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Even the glitteriest magic wand won't cut it at Walt Disney World these days. But wave a MagicBand and see what happens.
Touch the Mickey icon on your neon-colored wristband to matching Mickey touch-points throughout the Disney parks and you can avoid...
| Apr 25, 2014
More than 75 million diners will be making reservations for Mother's Day dinner, according to the National Restaurant Association. Central Florida has many options for celebrating on May 11 with family and friends. Here is just a sampling of local...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a pay-it-forward gesture, members of the Orlando Ballet volunteered Monday for another nonprofit. Eleven dancers spent the day at Clean the World, a local organization that recycles soap discarded from hotels, reprocesses it, and distributes it to...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Tilda Swinton has always exuded an otherworldly aura. Maybe it's the pale, almost translucent skin that highlights her steely blue eyes. She speaks with such rabid intelligence that even a casual conversation sounds like it was scripted by Dorothy Parker....
| Apr 11, 2014
Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes.
Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
| Jan 31, 2014
Today we reveal the winners of the Orlando Sentinel's 16th annual Foodie Awards, our readers' favorite places to eat and drink in 2013. I have noted my picks, too, but the main focus is your take on Central Florida's dining scene.
I have covered food at...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Orlando Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Event's Grand Tour Gala Charity Fundraiser will honor Emeril Lagasse, host of the Food Network's Emeril’s Florida; Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports; Adrian Jones, General...