| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:57 AM
While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:31 PM
This is one of my favorite columns of the year.
Each Thanksgiving, we take a break from the grind of the daily news to appreciate the things we love about living here.
Readers, co-workers and the Sentinel's Facebook friends help assemble this annual...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:55 AM
If the shopping and other obligations of the holiday season start to get you down, here are five theme-park events that are sure to get you in the spirit again:
The sounds of SeaWorld
SeaWorld Orlando may not be the most musical of theme parks, but it...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Check out festivals and events in December across the state.
Featured destination: Key West
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Several weeks ago, an editor asked how to beat the long line at Universal Studios' new Transformers ride. The answer was easy enough: Wait for September.
Well, ta-da, it's September, the month of breathing room. Since Labor Day, there have been...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:26 AM
If you've stared at the new rendering for Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, you probably noted a dragon, a fire-breathing one, perched atop what looks like the Gringbotts Wizarding Bank, high above the tourists visiting the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Big Time Rush is returning to Universal Studios, taking to the Music Plaza stage on June 8, Universal Orlando has announced. The four-man band will be included in the 2013 edition of the theme park's Summer Concert Series.
The group, featured on the...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Universal Orlando has introduced a buy-one-get-one deal for Florida residents. Floridians who buy a one-day ticket to either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure at regular price get a second day for free.
These tickets must be purchased through...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Two under-construction Orlando theme-park attractions are among the eight "most exciting additions of 2013," according to a post on Frommers.com, a national travel website.
The story, written by Jason Cochran, lists SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica --...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Universal Orlando has unveiled the lineup for Rock the Universe, its annual Christian-music festival at Universal Studios theme park.
The two-night event will feature Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Tenth Avenue North, Family Force 5, Colton Dixon...