| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The latest haunted house unveiled for this fall's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando will have a purpose beyond creeping out visitors.
It also will help Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment promote their new movie, "Dracula Untold,"...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
So what if you're toting diapers and a stroller, the kids aren't too young to hit theme parks -- especially this summer -- and you're guaranteed some fun, too.
Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you'll find...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:56 AM
One million passengers have now ridden the Hogwarts Express, the train that connects the two halves of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando said Thursday. The vehicle, which links Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Universal Orlando will add a fifth resort hotel on its property, the company confirmed Tuesday in an announcement with Loews Corp.
The 1,000-room hotel, to be operated by Loews, will be called Sapphire Falls and will open in the summer of 2016. It...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Fast facts about 2014 Night of Joy at Disney and Universal's Rock the Universe.
Night of Joy
When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Magic Kingdom, off Interstate 4, southwest of Orlando
Who: Friday's acts include Hillsong United, Chris...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Falcon's Fury is not quite ready for liftoff.
An opening date for Busch Gardens' new thrill ride — a 335-foot drop tower — has not been announced. The attraction has been available to visitors for limited hours daily for more than a week, but...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Another Starbucks outlet is opening on Walt Disney World property. The latest location will be along Hollywood Boulevard, the main drag of Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney expects the new store, to be known as Trolly Car Cafe, to open in February....
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Orange County's tourist development tax collections in July jumped 6 percent over the previous year, to $16.2 million, Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie reported last week.
However, Rich Maladecki, president and chief executive officer of the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Christmas 2013 is officially in the books, but the merriment continues at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a quick list of when individual holiday festivities wrap up.
+ At Epcot, the Candlelight Processional ends Monday, Dec. 30. ...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching.
•Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
| Jan 2, 2014
We should feel pretty confident about many aspects of what 2014 will hold for theme parks and attractions. Sure, a certain boy wizard will play a key role, and a group of height-challenged cast members are expected to raise a ruckus in the middle of...