| 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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
There will be a lot riding on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts when Diagon Alley opens Tuesday.
The Gringotts thrill ride is the centerpiece of Universal Orlando's expansion of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The company describes it as...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Discovery Cove, SeaWorld's day resort that features interactions with dolphins, exotic fish and birds, again has won the top spot in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice competition. It was ranked the No. 1 amusement park in the world for 2014. Universal's...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:50 AM
I'm not the only one with questions. Here's what folks keep asking me about the Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts ride:
•Can I ride it? Although Universal does not call it a roller coaster, it does have coaster qualities. It's not as...
| 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 5, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Thousands of Americans are spending time this Independence Day holiday weekend in London – the one that’s been created at Universal Studios in Orlando. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley has been in a “phased”...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:55 AM
From Goblins to Gillywater and wands to Wiseacre's, there is plenty for the eye to see at Universal Orlando's newest expansion, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley.
The main attraction and the dining centerpiece -- Harry Potter and...