| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Orlando-based Clean the World Management Inc. has become the state’s first “benefit corporation,” a hybrid between a non-profit and for-profit company
Benefit corporations, or ‘B’ corporations, are a recent development in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Highball & Harvest restaurant is opening at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando in early September. The new casual dining concept will feature interactive dining and handcrafted cocktails. The menu will feature seasonal Southern low country fare and...
| 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 8, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Diagon Alley opens Tuesday (today) as the latest feature in the Universal Orlando kingdom in Florida. For those who can't wait, Hilton Orlando offers a room and three-day park-to-park tickets that allow you to enter an hour earlier than everyone else...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Chef Geoffrey Gable is the new chef de cuisine and Amine Kais is the new general manager at deep blu seafood grille at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek.
Gable will be responsible for creating and executing the restaurant’s culinary...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations:...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:55 AM
Jimmy Fallon played up the theme-park humor Tuesday in his second "Tonight Show" at Universal Orlando Resort. It was a great commercial for the Central Florida attraction, and Fallon will keep the plugs coming as he plays there through Thursday.