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  • Universal's partnership with Legendary films may help shape theme parks

    Universal's partnership with Legendary films may help shape theme parks
    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,"...
  • Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet

    Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet
    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...
  • Universal Orlando marks 1 million riders on Hogwarts Express

    Universal Orlando marks 1 million riders on Hogwarts Express
    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,...
  • Universal Orlando's 5th hotel, Sapphire Falls, to have 1,000 rooms

    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...
  • Night of Joy and Rock the Universe lineups

    Night of Joy and Rock the Universe lineups
    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...
  • Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens not yet ready for launch

    Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens not yet ready for launch
    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...
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: Starbucks set to open in February

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Starbucks set to open in February
    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....
  • Tourist-tax collections jump 6 percent in July

    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...
  • When do the holidays end at Orlando theme parks?

    When do the holidays end at Orlando theme parks?
    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. ...
  • What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014

    What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014
    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...
  • Can 2014 live up to hype, hopes for Orlando theme parks?

    Can 2014 live up to hype, hopes for Orlando theme parks?
    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...