| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Established in 1953, this deep-water port on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida, less than an hour's drive from Orlando (about 54 miles from Orlando International Airport), offers a variety of cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean including three-,...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Experiencias basadas en un ejército de "minions," protagonistas de la película "Mi Villano Favorito", tortugas marinas, hechiceros y autos exóticos se encuentran entre las nuevas emocionantes atracciones previstas para este año en Orlando.
| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Part of the biggest expansion in SeaWorld Orlando's history is designed to make theme-park guests feel as if they're not in Florida anymore. Instead, they will head south via an immersive "land" known as Antarctica — Empire of the Penguin, set to...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:39 AM
While underwater, don't hold your breath.
That sounds counterintuitive to me, but it was an important lesson to learn before experiencing SeaVenture, a below-the-surface experience with the fishes at Discovery Cove.
The dive debuted this summer with the...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 6:30 AM
SeaWorld Orlando has announced a multi-year plan to add a 3-D movie, a swim-with-sea-life attraction and a new themed land in an effort to counter increasing competition in Florida's crowded theme park marketplace.
The largest and most expensive...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:34 AM
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is wholly owned by the Blackstone Group (stock ticker BX), the private-equity company. It operates 10 theme parks and water parks across the country, including three in Orlando: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove....
| Dec 29, 2011
Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions.
•Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...
| Jan 5, 2012
Big deals are coming to Central Florida's theme parks and attractions. In the coming years, we'll be able to visit an "Avatar"-based land within Disney's Animal Kingdom, see even more of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter somewhere at Universal Orlando...
| May 22, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Another tough year is in the offing for students trying to snag summer jobs, though Orlando's improving tourism industry could make things a bit easier for those seeking employment in Central Florida.
Student applications are still competing with...
| Jun 9, 2011
Talk about the potential for stress. The Bennetts raced around Walt Disney World with 11 people, including kids who ranged in age from 5 to 18, while one teen was sick in bed at the hotel.
But Theresa Bennett and her extended family were all smiles --...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 8:18 AM
SeaWorld Orlando has a new resident: A dolphin calf was born there Tuesday morning.
The calf weighs 35 pounds, and it's 40 inches long. It has been seen nursing and bonding with its mom Ariel, which is a good sign of health, SeaWorld officials say. The...