| Nov 14, 2012
| 10:18 PM
If you’re in college and hoping to get a job in the themed-attractions industry, this week’s IAAPA Expo had to be a heartening sight, based on the event’s size and attendance.
The annual trade show, hosted by the International...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week.
+ I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:49 PM
On the same day Walt Disney World formally unveiled most of the elements in its Fantasyland expansion, the head of the company's theme-park business reaffirmed Disney's faith in another project in Orlando — a land in Disney's Animal Kingdom based on...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Which U.S. Disney park reigns supreme? Loyal Walt Disney World fans balk at the idea of deigning to visit the, in their minds, inferior Disneyland. Meanwhile those loyal to the original Disney park may visit Florida's Disney World for its additional...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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: ...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
For Universal Orlando, the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the summer of 2010 was like winning the lottery. In the first year alone, attendance jumped 20 percent to 11.2 million people. Sales soared 40 percent to more than $1 billion....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Your feet may be tired from walking around in the theme parks all day, but funny thing about magic: no matter how much of it you enjoy, it leaves you wanting more. If you crave more magical experiences after a day at Central Florida's theme parks, you can...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Wine Spectator magazine's 2013 Wine List awards included nods to 40 Orlando area restaurants. This year, 3,793 were named award winners, spanning all 50 U.S. states and 76 other countries and territories, along with 11 cruise ships.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Not all Fourth of July celebrations are centered around a hot backyard grill. Several Central Florida restaurants and one hotel are offering Independence Day specials in the cool comfort of air-conditioned dining rooms or -- in the case of the hotel -- a...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Not only does Florida have spectacular coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico but the state also has plenty of other opportunities for relaxing, refreshing, renewing H2O fun -- at many water parks around the state.
Here's a selection of...